A man jumped off a Vashon ferry today and was rescued from the water by ferry workers, according to George Brown, assistant chief of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue.
A powerful windstorm blew into the region Saturday, downing trees throughout the island and knocking out power to thousands on Vashon and Maury.
For years Phil Volker left the island to hunt deer, usually heading east of the mountains. But about a decade ago, Volker said, he realized hunting was just as good right on Vashon, a place he can hunt in his own backyard and where meat is flavored by the apples and gardens deer feed on.
As heavy rains fell on Saturday, islander Kay White, clad in a long, blue rain poncho, sunk a shovel into a patch of turned-up dirt just outside the Blue Heron.
When Amanda Lawson moved to Vashon with her husband and infant daughter last year, she was quickly confronted with the island’s limited day care possibilities.
Almost four years after the Vashon Park District received a King County grant to build an outdoor skatepark, commissioners have voted to move ahead with the project, and construction of a skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (BARC) is expected to begin soon
With a new space and an earlier move indoors, the Farmers Market is looking at past attendance patterns to improve its Holiday Market success this year.
Following the departure of Rev. Carmen McDowell, the Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship (VIUF) has welcomed a new minister, Rev. Heather Christensen.
Katie Konrad, a nurse practitioner with a long history on the island, has joined the staff of the Vashon Women’s Health Center.
The Vashon boys’ tennis team wrapped up its regular season last Friday with the league tournament at Charles Wright Academy. Vashon sent two doubles teams and two singles players to the tournament, and they all advanced to the district tournament to be held this Thursday and Friday at the Lakewood Racquet Club in Tacoma.
After more than a year selling her line of clothes at the Old Fuller Store, Rebecca Wittman is moving her shop into the heart of town.
Joe Wubbold — known to many islanders as Captain Joe — will be feted and roasted this Saturday for his 80th birthday celebration, also a community fundraiser.
The fundamental story of Vashon during the 20th century is a shift from a collection of isolated water-based communities to a single island-based community.
Mary Martin is getting a new yard. Last week, Martin looked out her kitchen window at a large excavator and explained how just days before, contractors had staked out the yard outside her modest Maury Island home and carefully scraped off a foot of topsoil. They left behind a giant mound of dirt and a wide hole to be filled and topped with sod.
Islanders can learn about local landslide risk and preparing for landslides at a special Vashon Be Prepared meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at McMurray Middle School
Joe Fitzgibbon, who has represented Vashon in the state House or Representatives for four years, is challenged this fall by a political newcomer running on the platform that the state should solve its education funding problem by indirectly funding private schools.
King County did not move forward on amendments submitted by Vashon’s Town Plan Committee in 2012 after the amendments came in at the last moment and weren’t all suitable for the town plan, according to John Starbard, director of the county’s Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER)
After nearly 39 years as the owner of The Little House, Bettie Edwards has announced she will close the shop at the end of this month.
The triangle route may to go two-boat schedule this weekend, beginning on Saturday afternoon.
In an effort to address the issues of abuse and violence in teen relationships, Vashon’s anti-domestic violence organization, The DoVE Project, will host free workshops for both middle and high schoolers next week.