Vashon Allied Arts will delay construction of its new performing arts center after recently learning that building costs will be higher than anticipated.
The floor sanders buzz. Workers install a roll-up door to the sidewalk, and dust litters the windowsills. Bricks are exposed.
With the island facing health care changes and challenges, a group of islanders is working to develop creative ways to strengthen the delivery of medical care on Vashon.
The island will host three free Thanksgiving dinners for anyone in the community who would like to gather with others to share the holiday. The first of the dinners will be Wednesday evening and the other two on Thanksgiving day
For years, Vashon’s Kiwanis club held a toy drive each Christmas, but with the local chapter closed, John L. Scott is sponsoring this year’s drive.
Last week the King County Council voted unanimously to approve the county’s first biennial (two-year) budget, a $9 billion plan that includes funding to maintain existing bus service for the next two years
Last Friday as temperatures dipped toward freezing, Spring Beach residents donned their coats and headed to one neighbor’s home. On the agenda for the evening was to discuss what they would do should the wintery weather take a turn for the worse.
In a move that has come as a shock to many, King County has proposed significant increases in its fees for farmers markets and some of their vendors.
As King County takes measures to reduce the cost of running its two water taxis, officials say they will still have to raise taxes to sustain the service past 2016.
Seven months after Granny’s Attic members voted to move the store into town, a lease has been signed and plans are in place for the thrift shop to relocate to the Vashon Market IGA building.
About 70 hunters registered at Island Center Forest during last month’s 21-day deer hunt, a record for the pilot hunting program.
Free assistance is available for health insurance enrollment
Thomas Donovan has always been fascinated by The Murph, an old Navy tugboat that sank in Quartermaster Harbor in 2007.
The Vashon Park District will take on the issue of user fees tonight at a special meeting, where one commissioner will lead a conversation about raising fees to help the district, which has struggled financially, build its reserves.
The legal battle over the Mukai farmhouse continues, as the island group attempting to take control of the property was unable to reach a settlement with its current owner, despite an offer from King County to purchase the house.
The north-end ferry route now has one larger boat assigned to it, something state officials hope will reduce ferry lines during busy travel times.
Addressing what he believes to be a long unfulfilled need on the island, Chris Lueck plans to turn his former Express Cuisine restaurant space into a community kitchen while the property remains for sale.
After last week’s meeting about Vashon Park District’s user fees, the commissioner who led the meeting says any increase in fees he will seek will be nominal and that he may also seek to lower some fees or provide additional services.
Vashon’s medical voucher program, which covers the cost of some medical care for people who cannot afford it, now provides an expanded number of vouchers for teens seeking confidential medical care regarding sexual and reproductive health.
The war in Afghanistan made headlines last month when the remaining Marines left Helmand Province, where some of the worst fighting took place during the 13-year war.