After more than two months of campaigning, the island team of Hilary Emmer and Bernie O'Malley are unofficial mayors of Vashon Island for the 2016-17 year.
As part of Zero Waste Vashon's goal to reduce waste through the use of anaerobic digestion and compost, the organization will support a feasibility study at Strawberry Festival conducted by the company Impact Bioenergy to see how much food waste is generated.
Mark McGough, an educator and school administrator with three decades of experience across four continents, has landed on Vashon ready to take the reigns as the new head of school for Harbor School and Carpe Diem Primary.
Barely one week after Vashon Watersports and King County Parks officials presented a plan to islanders that outlined the establishment of six primitive campsites at Maury Island Marine Park, the sites are open for reservations.
The annual fireworks show in Quartermaster Harbor on Monday night drew hundreds of spectators to the shores of Jensen Point and the beach at Portage. Click here for a slideshow of photos from the pyrotechnic display.
When islander Lauri Hennessey met John Ericksen in the early 2000s, he had just entered into what would become a 15-year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. The battle, along with a cancer diagnosis earlier this year, ultimately led to his death, but his wife and friends say it never took away his grace, kindness or love for music and children.
Vashon Community Care has recently hired James Buttitta, MD, as its new medical director and resident physician.
Just a couple weeks before Vashon's new unofficial mayor will be chosen, a sixth candidate has joined the race and is seeking votes and dona tions in support of the Vashon Alliance to Reduce Substance Abuse.
My mobile phone buzzes and a cryptic message appears, thanks to Sound Action's podblast service: "orcas at dolphin pt headed south." I know to bundle up, grab my camera and head to Point Robinson, where I will be joined by dozens of other islanders anticipating a glimpse of Southern Resident Killer Whales or transients passing the point as they head south in their search for salmon or seals. If we are lucky, perhaps we will all be privileged to watch a spectacular display of them breeching and spy hopping.
A garden 42 years in the making will finally be open for public viewing this weekend, fulfilling the longtime dream of its creator.
For the first time, kombucha drinkers on Vashon will have an island vendor to purchase the fermented tea beverage from.
More than 100 dogs and handlers competed in the four-day Vashon Sheepdog Classic last weekend, but the event also served as a fundraiser for local nonprofits and resulted in almost $9,000 being raised for the island's Partners in Education (PIE) organization.
After months of community meetings and discussions with King County and the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, construction work on mountain bike trails through Dockton Forest has begun.
Islander Kathleen Fitch is selling Essentials 4 — her office, school, travel and art supply store — after 14 years in business on Vashon.
Vashon Park District's annual Kite Day is set for Saturday, May 21, at Point Robinson. There will be music, food, tours of the lighthouse by Captain Joe and kites for sale in the Ship's Store and at Essentials 4. Festivities will run from 10 a.m. to at least 3 p.m. There will be parking on both levels, and the swing gate will be open for parking on the grass. The event itself is free, with the items for purchase available — and donations welcome.
Vashon United Methodist Church has become an all-inclusive church and is working to spread the word with a new welcome statement that is being displayed prominently at services.
More than two months after it was announced the Vashon Tea Shop would be put up for sale, the owners of Vashon's Anu Rana's Healthy Kitchen have moved in and started work on the building.
From mussels in Quartermaster Harbor, to forests, island waste and shoreline preservation, the Vashon Nature Center's second annual ED Talks on Sunday will bring together high school students with professional scientists to discuss environmental issues on Vashon.
Some two and a half years after its former administrator left the organization, the care center hired a new leader, who has been settling in since March.
An island father to a daughter with autistic tendencies is hoping to help others in the same situation by bringing therapy robots to Vashon.