Maria Glanz and Kenny Judd feel fortunate to have found an island home in their price range. - Susan Riemer/Staff Photo

Island real estate sales strong this year, further improvements expected

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 8:07AM

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.


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VIFR sets 2016 budget, increases volunteer funding

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 8:03AM

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.

Long-awaited laundromat opens

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 8:01AM

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.

Senior center to face budget shortfall next year

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 8:00AM

The Vashon Senior Center is contending with cuts to its services and programs next year after losing a major source of funding.

Franciscan clinic adds lactation consultant

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 7:59AM

The Franciscan Medical Clinic will add the services of a lactation consultant beginning Dec. 3.

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