Vashon’s school district will take a hard look at its aging athletic facilities this winter with an eye toward asking voters to fund upgrades in about a year.
This week Vashon will take part in two annual events to count its homeless, part of a broader effort to document the extent of homelessness in King County and obtain funding for resources.
Two local fishermen recently received prestigious national awards for a harrowing at-sea rescue they helped carry out two years ago off the coast of Alaska.
Strains of Willie Nelson’s “Blue Skies” filled the air last week as skaters spent the late afternoon hours at the new skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (BARC).
At a time when the island is facing challenges regarding health care, the Vashon Women’s Health Center is undergoing a large change and becoming a cash-only practice.
The Vashon Park District commissioners passed the district’s 2015 budget at their meeting last week and are expected to vote next week on the upcoming levy and on proposed changes to user fees for park and school facilities.
Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation’s annual spelling bee is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, and registration is under way.
Last fall, when Amanda Lawson set her mind on opening a licensed day care center, she had hoped it would be running by Jan. 1 . While that date has passed, the end of what Lawson says has been a difficult process may soon be in sight.
A Vashon man was charged with four crimes on Wednesday after what court documents call an “utterly bizarre rampage” last weekend, when he allegedly rammed a patrol car and another car with his truck, was shot at by police and broke into a home to hide out.
When Judith Neary’s son ended his life last fall, she vowed she would make a difference for Vashon’s young people. Now, less than three months later, results are beginning to show themselves in offerings for islanders in their teens and early adulthood and in initial efforts to achieve Neary’s goal: creating a community center.
As local organizations begin suicide prevention programs, new data shows the suicide rate on Vashon apparently dropped last year after a small spike in 2013.
Misty Isle Farms, the 500-acre estate once owned by the late Tom Stewart, was put back on the market last month, listed with a high-end international real estate broker for $43 million.
Harmon Arroyo moved through the meeting hall at the Lutheran church like a man in his element, chatting amiably with several of the men and women eating platefuls of black-eyed peas, ham hocks and succotash.
A new program on Vashon is proving that an activity many people take for granted — plugging in headphones and listening to music — can make a big difference in the lives of the elderly.
A man who fled from police on Saturday after ramming a patrol car with his truck and being fired at by police was arrested early Sunday morning on Vashon.
Vashon’s heritage association has purchased the historical home next door to its museum, closing on the sale last week for $383,000.
Last year, Vashon Community Care Center set a new mission for itself: to enrich the individual’s experience of aging on Vashon through creative, collaborative, caring and community-wide services.