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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
A retired avalanche rescue dog was rescued himself last week after an community effort to find him when he became lost, and islanders then rallied to get the dog the medical help he needed.
On Monday morning there were cheers and tears as Voice of Vashon took to the airwaves on 101.9 FM, realizing what has been a dream of some in the organization for over a decade.
How can a team be down two of its top cross country runners and still win a meet? It can happen when a team has a deep bench
The Vashon Pirates girls soccer team continued to notch impressive matches this month, splitting two home games last week and boosting their season record to an impressive 6-2 while holding on to second place in the Nisqually League.
A group of islanders interested in local fiber production has organized a two-day event to raise awareness about what they call an important but not well recognized part of agriculture and the arts.
Internationally acclaimed poet, spoken word artist and storyteller Kealoha will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Open Space for Arts & Community.
Burlesco Notturno will present its eighth show, called “Fantasma,” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community, with doors opening at 7 p.m.
From circus arts to politics, coming up, there is something for everyone.
Last week at the Vashon Winery, apple juice flowed. Hundreds of apples were crushed and juiced, their golden, tangy-sweet liquid poured into plastic barrels for fermenting before eventual aging in oak barrels.
A homeless man was arrested this month on suspicion of stealing items from the Vashon Lutheran Church, near where he was living in a tent.
After years of planning and fundraising, Vashon Allied Arts (VAA) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its multi-million dollar arts center next week.
Shape Up Vashon marks three years on the island this month with a new leader, a sponsored film at the Vashon Theatre and a goal to reach even more islanders in its effort to promote healthy eating and regular exercise.