When Emily Browne first began looking to buy a home on Vashon last fall, her progress was slowed by the marked lack of houses available, but when a small home went up for sale last spring, she acted fast and is now happily living on the island.
Culture agency and county team up to give Kingdome funds to arts, preservation nonprofits
Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s (VIFR) proposed 2016 budget of $2.35 million increased roughly $53,000 over this year’s, and the department’s volunteer program is seeing the largest increase in funding.
With a permitting issue finally resolved, islanders once again have access to laundry facilities now that Doug Sudduth has opened his Suds Laundromat in town next to Rock Island Pizza.
The Franciscan Medical Clinic will add the services of a lactation consultant beginning Dec. 3.
The Vashon Senior Center is contending with cuts to its services and programs next year after losing a major source of funding.
Two nationally-recognized suicide prevention experts will be on Vashon Wednesday, Dec. 2, to talk to parents and the community at large about teens and how to distinguish normal behavior from something more serious, such as depression.
The first storm of the season blew in to Vashon with heavy rain and high winds yesterday, taking out power to the whole island for several hours in the process. Most customers had power restored by morning, but scattered local outages have lingered.
Recycling at Vashon’s transfer station is up 20 percent since June, and Zero Waste Vashon’s (ZWV) Jim McRae says the uptick is because of the compactors that were installed over the summer.
Board agrees on $26.9 million bond for February ballot
King County Metro Transit is working to improve Vashon’s public transit options and is asking islanders to complete a survey to help officials better understand transportation use on the island and its limitations.
An island widower made history this fall when he was awarded military benefits following the death of his husband, a decorated Vietnam veteran.
Nearly 55 percent of Vashon’s more than 8,300 registered voters cast ballots in last week’s election, unseating two incumbents and sending several islanders to seats on community boards, where they will be sworn in this December and January.
It has been 10 years since islander and graphic designer Mike Masi bought his 7-acre plot of land on Gorsuch Road with the intention of turning more than half of it into an affordable housing development.
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.