Last year Vashon Senior Center director Ava Apple learned of an island senior who regularly took two buses and the ferry to get to his chemotherapy appointments in Seattle. One day one of his buses was late, and he resorted to hitchhiking home.
With a building permit in hand, adjusted construction plans and a loan in place, Vashon Allied Arts (VAA) will begin construction of its new arts center next month.
Last Thursday’s cool temperatures and light rain didn’t stop islander Reed Nichelson from taking a group of friends out on paddleboards in Quartermaster Harbor.
Fifteen years ago, author and filmmaker Marie-Rose Phan-Le stepped away from her high-powered position in the film industry to document ancient traditions of healing and spirituality around the globe.
Island chef and entrepreneur Patty Freebourn has secured a dedicated space on Vashon to set up a production kitchen for her tamale business.
Nearly a dozen responders from Vashon’s fire department put their legs to the test and raised money to fight cancer when they climbed the Columbia Tower in Seattle earlier this month.
Vashon’s new water taxi, the Sally Fox, will sail to the island this weekend for a dedication ceremony and is expected to begin service on the Vashon to downtown Seattle route in early April.
At a recent meeting, Vashon Park District’s board of commissioners voted to allocate $10,000 to help fund improvements at Paradise Ridge Park.
In a contest to determine Vashon’s dirtiest jobs, a leading contender for the grand prize would have to be the work done by one local business called The Rat Detective.
If the dreams of some of Vashon’s garden visionaries come true, soon they will begin creating a garden at Vashon Community Care (VCC) that would include the most nutritious fruits and vegetables as well as space for recreation, quiet reflection and community gatherings
Just a few years ago, the former Vashon Island Realty building at the north end of the island was a tidy, well-maintained structure.
The Vashon Park District board is expected to vote next week to keep the Tramp Harbor dock open to the public, after obtaining advice from the district’s attorney and listening to public comment.
On a recent sunny afternoon, balls could be heard clinking at Vashon High School as baseball players began practice for the spring season.
After years of planning and outreach around its effort to clean up Quartermaster Harbor, the state is poised to pull nearly 50 private mooring buoys at Burton to clear the way for a field of new environmentally friendly buoys.
The Vashon Island School District is poised to revamp how it teaches sex education to middle and high school students.
The Vashon leg of the long and remarkable journey of two Lost Boys of Sudan is now complete, as both Jacob Acier and Peter Dut have moved away from the island to begin new chapters of their lives
An online fundraiser for island resident Criss Fournier has been set up and has raised more than $10,000 so far.
When island artist Shelly Hurd stopped by the dental van last week to inquire if the dentist might pull a troublesome tooth, she received mixed news: He will, but for further dental care, she may have to seek another solution, as the van might not return to Vashon after July.
Kate Atwell, a junior at Vashon High School, competed at the Washington state Poetry Out Loud contest over the weekend.
An island bookkeeper who was charged last year with stealing from The Country Store was recently charged with stealing from an elderly couple she worked for as well.