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.
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.
Following the death of their son Rj Ontiveros, Judith Neary and Ramon Ontiveros have launched a nonprofit and are reaching out to islanders in their teens and 20s to learn what they believe would make Vashon a better place for them.
The family of Wendell Berry, a famous author and advocate of sustainable agriculture, will visit Vashon for a fundraising dinner tomorrow evening.
With nearly four decades of working in the print media, broadcast and entertainment industries under his belt, islander Brian Brown has a treasure trove of entertaining stories to share. This Sunday, Brown, 79, will offer some of the most memorable ones from his 30 years of working for Time magazine in New York as the next talk in Vashon Community Care’s (VCC) Telling Stories speaker series.
The Vashon Sheepdog Classic drew more than just dogs and handlers to the annual event last August. A raft of photographers — Kim Farrell, Clara Kappelman, Julian White-Davis and others — also gathered to capture the trials. Their photographs will be on display at Café Luna
No amount of cheering from the crowd could help the Pirates at their Homecoming game last month. A paltry 16 players suited up to face a 40-man force from Cascade Christian High School. Some Vashon players would later describe going onto the field as scary. By halftime, they were down 49-0.