After nearly two decades helping create Christmas magic for countless Vashon children, the island’s emissary from the pole has retired from his sleigh-driving days.
Islanders looking to spend the Thanksgiving holiday in a community setting are welcome at the Presbyterian church throughout the afternoon and evening.
Maryam Steffen, an islander recognized for her work on behalf of island teens, died Nov. 4 at age 74.
A decade after American Hero Quilts delivered its first quilts to service men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, those involved still provide more than 100 quilts each month.
Hundreds of islanders clad in animal prints, tails and furry hats overran the Open Space Saturday night for Vashon Island Pet Protectors’ annual Fur Ball fundraiser.
Fall is typically a time when south Puget Sound residents with their eyes on the water are often treated to breathtaking views of the beloved but endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) pods, who come to the area to forage for their preferred food source — salmon.
The first of two public meetings to discuss the plans will be held on Tuesday next week
The first leg of the Town Loop Trail has been graded and is ready for walkers, runners, bike riders (but not quite ready for horses) to use.
At a special meeting last Wednesday, the Vashon Island School District board tentatively set the Phase 2 bond amount for the February election at $26.9 million, including money for new athletic facilities at the high school and improvements to district buildings.
Islanders this week can expect to welcome a new resource to town: A substance abuse and mental health counseling service with counselors hoping to “fill the void” that currently exists for those who struggle with substance abuse on Vashon.
We as islanders are so used to having a ferry dock at both the north and south ends of the island that it is hard to imagine that the first ferry to carry automobiles to Vashon was located in the middle of the island, on the east side, between Portage and Ellisport at the site of the Vashon Park District's Tramp Harbor Dock.
Chautauqua Elementary School multi-age teacher Gerie Wilson was honored last week at a surprise presentation at the school.