Rob Kearns remembers shooting hoops at the Vashon High School gym when he was a kid. Standing in the same gym last week, Kearns, who is now 46 and a basketball coach, said he thinks it’s past time for a new one.
A fire broke out at La Boucherie last Wednesday, with damages expected to total $50,000 for island business owner George Page.
Several of the island’s amateur radio enthusiasts gathered in an open field at Sunrise Ridge last Saturday, where they set up an off-the-grid communications center in preparation for disaster.
Vashon’s fire department will close the window on a new round of volunteer applications next week, and district officials say they hope many islanders will step forward, willing to serve.
In light of the dry conditions on the island, George Brown, acting chief at Vashon’s fire station, said on Monday that he is urging residents not to light fireworks this Fourth of July.
Vashon’s fire department has been fined $900 and has increased its training after the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) issued a citation earlier this year.
There will be no primary election for a Vashon Park District commissioner race with three candidates, King County Elections announced last week.
Heights Water has cancelled its boil-water alert for customers living south of its water towers.
A small fire with heavy smoke broke out in downtown Vashon at lunchtime today.
Chad Widmer thinks jellyfish have gotten a bad rap.
Under Sunday’s bright afternoon sun, a group of people, flanked by horses and their riders, made their way across an island field, eyes cast down, searching the waist-high grass for a missing person, a role played by a 3-foot stuffed mouse.
A burn ban was issued this week for unincorporated King County due to the recent unseasonably dry weather.
The Vashon Park District has reopened the bid process to complete the VES Fields and will hold a meeting early next month to discuss bids that come in.
Vashon’s largest water purveyor recently released 20 water shares, the majority of them to an island man interested in building affordable housing near town.
A quiet ceremony at the Maury Island Marine Park on Saturday was hardly a reflection of the busy scene the county-owned park has been for the last couple years.
Island Quilter, which closed its doors in April with plans to move off-island, will reopen on Vashon later this month
After six years tending to island women’s health care needs, nurse practitioner Kimberly Valencia is closing her practice at Vashon Women’s Health Center
Public officials will hold meetings next Monday and Tuesday to discuss and take comment on issues surrounding two public docks on Vashon.
A restaurant opening in town next week will offer Mediterranean-influenced dinners with a rotating menu using largely locally grown food.
Aidan Key, a nationally known gender specialist, author, educator and speaker, will lead a workshop at McMurray Middle School on Friday.