Vashon’s only public fishing pier may soon close, as the Vashon Park District considers a new report that the aging dock is unsafe and vets a state demand to replace it with a more environmentally friendly structure.
Missing life in the countryside, Seattle artist Emily Browne has been looking to relocate to Vashon since last fall, but like many others hoping to buy a home on the island, her progress has been slow because the number of homes on the market is near a record low.
A former leader of the military trauma hospital located in Kandahar, Afghanistan, will be on Vashon next week to recognize American Hero Quilts and those who have supported it.
In an effort to increase transportation options for islanders, Doug Skove is working to recruit local drivers to contract with ride share companies and provide on-demand rides.
The Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA) is on the road to revamping the farmers market, starting with help from local architecture students in redesigning the Village Green.
As the number of measles cases rises around the country, public health experts say that Vashon’s low vaccination rate puts the island at risk of an outbreak of the disease, which is highly infectious.
Vashon’s small fleet of King County Metro buses will soon be replaced with new hybrid models.
After working for years to get waterfront homeowners to update their failing septic systems, King County says it nearly has something to show for its effort.
Island Quilter hummed with activity last Friday morning as a group of women bent over sewing tables in the front of the store, caught up in a class, while a steady stream of customers came to shop.
The Pirate boys’ basketball team came out with another victory, 61-55, last Tuesday against league foe Charles Wright at home on what was senior night.
Susan Glover Sullivan, an islander known for her years of community activism, died last week at age 70.
The Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA) is working to revitalize and reconfigure the Farmers Market, and islanders are invited to a meeting this Saturday to weigh in with their opinions.
Last week Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) mailed every household on the island a permanent, non-expiring burn permit, eliminating the need to request a permit from fire officials for residential burning, cooking and recreational fires.
Vashon Allied Arts’ science series will continue with a lecture called “The Aging Brain” by Dr. Christopher O’Brien at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Heron.
The ninth annual Spell It! spelling bee, a fundraiser for the Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation, drew a crowd last Saturday, organizers say, and raised about $6,000, which is at least $1,000 more than last year’s event brought in.
Did you know that Vashon had numerous large stills producing illegal alcohol during Prohibition in 1931? Or that most of Vashon town was destroyed by a fire in 1935? Or that Vashon State Park was developed at Dockton and built by Works Progress Administration workers in 1936? Or that irate islanders stormed the ferry Elwha and occupied it overnight in a sit-down strike to protest proposed ferry changes in 1938?
When the new Vashon High School opened in 2014, a bit of history was left behind. VHS class photos dating back to the 1930s that had previously adorned the walls of the lunch room did not make the move.
Since the 1980s, island equestrians have transformed Paradise Ridge from a Cold War-era missile site into a haven for horse riders, and they are poised to make further changes this year.
One drizzly morning last week, a group of young women sat in a circle in a warmly lit room at the Playspace. As they took turns discussing parenting young children, toddlers sometimes wandered in from a playroom next door for a few moments of attention from their mothers before running off again.
Crowds are nothing new to Granny’s Attic, but last weekend the masses of deal-seekers gathered at a new location, as the popular thrift shop opened for the first time at the IGA plaza.