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Kimmco Inc. building sold, will become brewery

The old Kimmco building on Vashon Highway, across the street from Snapdragon’s Bakery and the Vashon Liquor store, has sold and will become the home… Continue reading

 

Vashon Fresh enters second season, expands offerings

Vashon Fresh, an online marketplace for locally grown and produced foods, is in its second season, with new vendors and options for customers this year.… Continue reading

 

Per survey, WSF passengers want reliable service, new tech

After seeking input from ferry passengers to help shape its long-range plan, Washington State Ferries has shared the findings of public meetings and a broad… Continue reading

 

Burn ban is now in effect

The King County fire marshal has issued a fire safety burn ban in unincorporated areas of King County, including Vashon. It went into effect last… Continue reading

State Senate hopefuls to join island forum

Several of the candidates vying for Sharon Nelson’s senate seat will be on Vashon next Wednesday evening for a moderated discussion at Ober Park. The… Continue reading

Treasure Island returns to heart of town

Treasure Island, a store that sells new and used jewelry, household items and home furnishings, is moving to the former home of Essentials 4 in… Continue reading

Chamber names Rick Wallace this year’s grand marshal

Rick Wallace, a frequent volunteer for island organizations as diverse as VashonBe Prepared and the Vashon Opera, has been named grand marshal of the Strawberry Festival.… Continue reading

Strawberry Festival returns this weekend

Vashon’s largest party, the Strawberry Festival, will begin this Friday and last throughout the weekend, with standard favorites as well as new features. The festival,… Continue reading

Lifelong islander captures crowds with famous 1950s hydroplane

No matter where you stand in lifelong islander Larry Fuller’s shop, you’re always looking at her: the gleaming, streamlined replica 1955 Miss Thriftway hydroplane, propped… Continue reading

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Over Felony Conviction

The Sheriff’s Office somehow missed his record of assault when hiring him in 2017.

Gun safety coalition seeks to begin dialogue at festival

Months of community organizing have led to the formation of a broad coalition intended to promote gun safety and suicide prevention on Vashon, but as… Continue reading

Neighborcare’s school clinic surpasses first-year goals

Neighborcare’s school-based clinic completed a successful first year and remains open one day a week this summer for dental and medical appointment for island youth.… Continue reading

On the wing: Keeping up with island butterflies

Last Saturday, with its afternoon sunny skies and 70-degree temperatures, was a good day for counting butterflies. In fact, about 20 islanders spent a portion… Continue reading

Volunteers needed for Strawberry Festival

The Strawberry Festival starts next week, and volunteers are still needed to make the event run smoothly. The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce organizes the… Continue reading

Island Points acupuncture opens in Vashon Studio Lux

Island Points, a new community acupuncture clinic, has opened on Tuesdays in Studio Lux on Vashon Highway from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Owner Laurel… Continue reading

Holiday keeps fire department busy

On the July 4 holiday last week, Vashon celebrated as is tradition with an impressive community fireworks display over Quartermaster Harbor. The holiday is often… Continue reading

Making the most of the season

By Tom Conway I recently discovered Victoria sponge cake thanks the PBS program, where Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood serve up tasty challenges to a… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018
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Celebrate July 4 on Vashon

Vashon’s annual fireworks display will be this Wednesday evening after dark over Quartermaster Harbor. Typically, that means the fireworks begin after 10 p.m. Most any… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018
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New members appointed to ferry advisory committee

King Councilmember Joe McDermott has appointed two new members to the Vashon Ferry Advisory Committee, islanders Justin Hirsch and Eric Beckman. The committees exist in… Continue reading

Dine out to benefit food bank

The Vashon-Maury Community Food Bank and three island restaurants are partnering in a new program, called Dine Out Against Hunger. The participating restaurants are The… Continue reading