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Fire damages north-end home

Vashon Island Fire Rescue responded to the call shortly before noon with seven firefighters

 

Amid recent busy days, fire district moves ahead with planning efforts

district commissioners and chiefs are moving ahead withplans for next year and beyond

 

Briefs: VARSA survey, toy drive and north-end road work

Island adults invited to take VARSA’s annual community survey Every year, as part of its grant requirements, the Vashon Alliance to Reduce Substance Abuse (VARSA)… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

 

Ferries responds to Triangle route concerns

The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth Route Frequently Asked Questions document is seven pages long

After five years of locally-made spirits, Vashon’s only distillery will move off-island

Seattle Distilling moves its operations off-island and a new brewery gets set to move into the space

Island artist enlists help of woodshop students

At Bergstrom’s former home in Frankfurt, Germany, she made thousands of the fuzzy creatures

Benefit concert raises $5,000 for Puerto Rico

Hundreds of islanders gathered at the Vashon Theatre last Wednesday night for a benefit concert

  • Nov 21, 2017

Vashon Fresh program ruled viable, VIGA plans for next year

An online marketplace that enabled islanders to buy local, sustainably grown food this summer proved

Islanders’ senior care business thrives, seeks island caregivers

Nearly seven years ago, islanders Rob and Marilyn Oswald started a caregiving business

Nearly 700 lose power after car hits pole

Roughly 680 households at Vashon’s north end were without power Saturday night and into Sunday morning after a car crashed into a power pole in… Continue reading

‘It has not been sacrifice’: School board member steps down after 12 years

Bob Hennessey believes in government. He has worked in it his whole life, first as a press secretary on Capitol Hill fresh out of college,… Continue reading

Vashon and Maury Islands are home to an abundance of flora and fauna. To learn about these species and hundreds of others, stop by the exhibit that will open this Friday at the Land Trust Building. (Kieran Enzian Photo, left; Maria Metler Photos center top and right; Kelly Keenan Photo center bottom)

The nature of Vashon: Explore the island’s biodiversity an upcoming exhibit

By SUSAN RIEMER Reporter Islanders will soon have a new opportunity to discover the natural world around them with the opening of Vashon Nature Center’s… Continue reading

Vashon and Maury Islands are home to an abundance of flora and fauna. To learn about these species and hundreds of others, stop by the exhibit that will open this Friday at the Land Trust Building. (Kieran Enzian Photo, left; Maria Metler Photos center top and right; Kelly Keenan Photo center bottom)

After Monday windstorm, hundreds still without power Tuesday

Roughly 450 of the island’s Puget Sound Energy customers were without power at 8 a.m. Tuesday after the first major windstorm of the season blew… Continue reading

Triangle task force will discuss schedule changes next month

The Triangle Route Improvement Task Force has moved on from trying to create a quick fix for loading procedures at Fauntleroy to other measures meant… Continue reading

At Shoulder to Shoulder, farming goes beyond food

Between Vashon Cohousing and the Roseballen community just to its south, a small farm run by “a motley crew of local women, men, and the… Continue reading

New machine at pharmacy expected to improve customer service

A new piece of equipment at the Vashon Pharmacy has been drawing a lot of attention since it was installed late last month: an automatic… Continue reading

Manka Dhingra, left, won her seat with 55 percent of the vote, giving Democrats control of the state Senate. At right, Dow Constantine, with 77 percent of the vote, coasted to victory and his third term as King County Executive. (Courtesy Photos)

Election Day victories bring change to state, county efforts

Last week’s election brought a substantial change at the state level, giving the Democrats control of Senate, while at the county level, Executive Dow Constantine… Continue reading

Manka Dhingra, left, won her seat with 55 percent of the vote, giving Democrats control of the state Senate. At right, Dow Constantine, with 77 percent of the vote, coasted to victory and his third term as King County Executive. (Courtesy Photos)

On its 90th anniversary, Pioneer Monument’s unveiling is recreated

The Ellisport Women’s Club called a meeting of island pioneers on May 19, 1923, and over 100 islanders came to the home of Miss Ella… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

Election: Islanders approve fire district levy, elect members to seven public boards

Island voters during last week’s election approved an increased property-tax levy to fund the island’s cash-strapped fire department and filled open seats on seven of… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

Food bank begins strategic plan, focuses on island’s ever-rising costs

The Vashon Maury Island Community Food Bank has embarked on a strategic planning process and has established a vision to guide the agency: that all… Continue reading