eighborcare Health at Vashon was a hive of activity on Monday morning with workmen on ladders, staff tucked behind computers and medical assistants preparing exam rooms.
County emergency medicine officials will return to the island next week and present a revised plan regarding combining Vashon's paramedics with those of South King County Medic One.
The island's animal predators have received considerable attention this summer, and next week islanders will have a chance to learn more about living with some of those predators — coyotes — at a presentation by an expert from the United States Department of Agriculture.
County emergency medicine officials will return to the island next week and present a revised plan regarding combining Vashon’s paramedics with those of South King County Medic One.
The island’s animal predators have received considerable attention this summer, and next week islanders will have a chance to learn more about living with some of those predators — coyotes — at a presentation by an expert from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Officials at Vashon's park district say the Vashon Pool is projected to be $9,000 over budget ahead of the start of multiple projects that will bring it up to current accessibilty and safety codes.
While the Salish Sea and the inland waters of Puget Sound are home to a vast array of aquatic species, nothing identifies the Pacific Northwest quite like its resident orcas. But if the last few years are any indication, the beloved Southern Residents will be sharing these waters once again with whales that were on the verge of extinction 50 years ago.
Bicycles and motorcycles took to Vashon's streets last weekend during Saturday's Passport to Pain and Sunday's Isle of Vashon TT.
As part of the campaign for National Preparedness Month, people across the country are being urged to become involved in their communities and prepare for emergencies and disaster through service.
The Vashon Park District is asking islanders to participate in a survey that will serve as the first step in the district's creation of a strategic plan to address long-term finances and projects.
Neighborcare Health recently announced it will open the island's new medical clinic on Monday, Sept. 26, while islanders involved in the fundraising effort say they have exceeded their goal but will continue to raise funds for additional clinic needs.
Neighborcare Health's effort on Vashon received a boost today with the news that Gov. Jay Inslee had approved a request for $100,000 for the organization, which is set to open its new clinic on Vashon later this month.
One year after new recycling compactors were installed at Vashon's transfer station and a yard and food waste pilot program was instituted, county data shows use of these alternate forms of disposal has grown significantly.
After a short period with no cougar sightings, additional islanders have reported seeing the animal at various locations on Maury Island.
Public comments on the Department of Transportation's proposal to decrease the speed limit on a stretch of Vashon Highway will be accepted until Friday, Sept. 23.
Some Vashon social media followers were recently treated to the news, complete with pictures, that the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust had built a loop at Shinglemill Trail. With respect to that, the Land Trust has both good news and bad news for island loop-trail fans: The good news is that there is, in fact, a loop being built at Shinglemill. The bad news is that it is not yet finished and isn't expected to be ready for public use until sometime in October.
With September marking Hunger Action Month, Vashon's food bank, senior center and the Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness are starting a campaign to raise awareness about hunger in the community.
Vashon Island Fire & Rescue will hold a brief service on Sunday morning.
Fundraising efforts for the Neighborcare clinic soon to open on Vashon continue grow, with a storefront space established downtown and island volunteers committed to the cause slated to be present around town this weekend and beyond.
This Saturday, in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day, the University of Washington's Forefront organization will premiere its short film "Thunderstorm in my Brain" about the death by suicide of 14-year-old islander Palmer Burk, to be followed by a suicide awareness and prevention training at the Vashon Theatre.