Officials are reaching out to the public to help determine the fate of the Tramp Harbor dock as well as the marina at Dockton Park.
The legal battle over the Mukai Farm and Garden continues, as Texas resident Mary Matthews works to prevent a group of Vashon activists who recently won in court from taking control of the historic property.
Seven candidates, including two incumbents, have filed to run for three positions on the Vashon Park District board.
Two students from Vashon recently earned the distinction of being named National Merit Scholarship finalists, an honor awarded to academically talented students.
At a time when the decline of the bee population is frequently in the news, one islander has begun creating a garden specifically for bees and other pollinators.
While Vashon’s park board and school board will see races this fall, several islanders filed last week to run unopposed for positions on other public boards.
Three seats on the Vashon School District’s board of commissioners will be contested in the November election.
Vashon may soon have an alternative education option for middle school girls, as the Vashon Learning Cooperative, a new program offered by islander Lisa DeFaccio, is now accepting applications.
Nearly one year after King County Solid Waste changed recycling procedures at the Vashon transfer station and expanded its list of accepted materials, the island has decreased its trash and increased its recyclables, while further earth-friendly changes are planned.
Anu and Birbal Rana were at their Vashon home late at night, preparing baked goods to sell at the farmers market, when the bad news came. A massive earthquake had struck Nepal, their native country, where many of their family members still live. In vain, they tried to reach their loved ones, but gave up at 3 a.m. Over the course of the next days, they learned their family members in Kathmandu were not hurt, though many have damaged homes.
The Vashon Alliance to Reduce Substance Abuse (VARSA) will bring a nationally known physician and addiction specialist to speak on the island next week.
Kelly Kirk, who is currently the assistant principal and athletic director at South Whidbey High School, was recently hired to be Vashon High School’s next assistant principal.
Last week, as the nation took note of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon on April 30, one island veteran made headlines in notable places.
Last Thursday, Sawbones held a retirement party for islander Emma Kukors. But a retirement party for a 92-year-old is no ordinary celebration, just like Sawbones employees say that Kukors is no ordinary woman.
Island voters have apparently renewed the Vashon Park District’s levy by a narrow margin. Election results updated Monday showed the levy — which needs 60 percent approval to be renewed — was passing by just 19 votes. Park District Director Elaine Ott said that with most ballots counted, district staff were optimistic the levy would pass.
In recent days, the north end of Vashon town has been buzzing with activity as construction for The Lodges on Vashon has begun.
Vashon Intuitive Arts (VIA) will mark five years on the island with an all-day celebration including a psychic fair and concert this Saturday.
When Jim and Elaine Scott moved to their property at the mouth of Judd Creek 50 years ago, the creek teemed with salmon.
The Vashon Park District passed a $1 million budget for 2014 last week, with four commissioners approving the spending plan and Scott Harvey, the newly seated board member, dissenting.
Last year, Vashon Community Care Center set a new mission for itself: to enrich the individual’s experience of aging on Vashon through creative, collaborative, caring and community-wide services.