A fire caused considerable damage to a house on the south end of the island on Wednesday.
This year's Strawberry Festival combined successful traditions, such as the Saturday night street dance with The Portage Fill, with new Japanese heritage elements, including a float in the Grand Parade featuring children from the Tacoma Kabuki Academy, a community Bon Odori dance and a new kids' zone attraction — a zipline.
A three-year partnership between a Vashon cookstove design organization and the University of Washington has paid off in the form of a new, wood-burning stove for use in developing countries. Creators say that it will save lives by significantly reducing emissions from indoor cooking smoke.
A former intern at Vashon Youth & Family Services is suing the agency and its previous clinical director, who served as the intern's supervisor and provided counseling to her and one of her children in his private practice.
One year after islander Emily Wigley originally planned to open her black-and-white food truck, the eatery on wheels finally served up salmon, cucumber-jalapeno popsicles, macaroni and cheese and decadent chocolate pudding to hungry festival-goers last weekend.
Thanks to a specialized paddle board purchased through a grant from Vashon Rotary, island firefighters say they can now respond to marine rescue situations more quickly and safely.
Vashon's Japanese heritage is being recognized at this weekend's Strawberry Festival, bringing the celebration, which is now in its 107th year, back to its roots as a way to honor the Japanese-Americans and their strawberry farms that flourished on the island before World War II.
The Franciscan clinic is set to close in three weeks, and Dr. Gary Koch, the medical director there, announced on Monday that a solution has likely been found to keep the Sunrise Ridge clinic open.
Court documents related to the case brought against Vashon's school district by two families alleging the district was negligent in addressing their children's harassment and bullying indicate the case could go to trial by September 2017.
Moved to action by the humanitarian crisis in Syria, a group of islanders is hoping to help immigrants, including refugees, settle on Vashon and is asking the community for assistance as they work to bring a family to the island soon.
Over the recent holiday weekend, Vashon Island Pet Protectors fielded calls for about 15 lost dogs, and one of those dogs is still missing.
King County officials weeks ago held a public meeting to discuss an interim action plan to deal with ASARCO-contaminated soil at the former Glacier site (Maury Island Open Space), but islanders expressed discontent over the recommendation to close some unofficial trails and cap others with gravel. Islanders said capping the trails would be uncomfortable on the feet of animals and people.
For most 11-year-old children, talking with other children and their families and learning new words are everyday occurrences, but for Kaleb Ansley, speaking is something he has never been able to do. Now, 2,300 miles from his home in Texas, and with help and donations from countless islanders, businesses and a local speech therapist, he is learning how to communicate.
Vashon Island Fire & Rescue responded to a southend brush fire last night just off the beach near the Tahlequah ferry dock.
The two health networks potentially interested in establishing a clinic at Sunrise Ridge are slated to meet with clinic providers this Friday, while the public meeting scheduled for that evening has been cancelled. Meanwhile, efforts remain underway to secure interim medical services for the island should they be necessary.
King County's public health department announced last week that it will not pursue its onsite septic system oversight program and fee proposal that it had recently shared in several communities, including Vashon.
By this fall, King County property owners who are behind in their property taxes are expected to benefit from a new program that will allow them to make partial payments on what they owe.
It's 10:30 a.m. on the last day of school at Vashon High School, and six of history teacher Martha Woodard's students are gathered around her reminiscing about the year and laughing. One student looks up the name "Martha" on a humorous reference site and reads that Martha is "a successful independent woman … well respected by everyone," a definition that fits Woodard just right.
Vashon's Burton Hill Farm & Dairy is voluntarily recalling its Grade A Raw Goat Milk due to concerns it could be contaminated with E. coli, Washington State Department of Health officials reported Thursday.
After a year of construction at the north-end ferry dock, the ferry system has announced that construction is nearly complete and that waiting cars will again line up on the dock beginning Friday, July 1. Two-way traffic on 103rd Avenue will resume at the same time.