Top: Islander and farmer Luke Sheard’s design for a potential new farmers market structure. 
Bottom: Islander Jim Champagne’s interpretation of Vashon’s new farmers market. -

Public input sought on potential Village Green, community farmers market building designs

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 1:30AM

Two designs for a new farmers market shelter at the Village Green will be on display at the market next month, and the committee behind the plans is urging the community to join the conversation.


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Gap in medical services likely as talks continue

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:44AM

With slightly more than a week before the Franciscan clinic is set to close, talks are continuing with the health network that may begin running the health center at Sunrise Ridge, but no firm agreement is yet in place.

Election: Primary ballots due Tuesday

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 1:30AM

An open congressional seat for Washington's seventh district means islanders this election have to choose from nine candidates who they want to represent them, and the choice needs to be made by Tuesday.

Islander, chamber in talks about bringing carnival back to Festival

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 1:30AM

An island woman and Vashon's chamber of commerce are in talks to bring a carnival to next year's Strawberry Festival after the woman's online fundraising petition circulated on social media.

Meals on Wheels faces budget cuts, high demand

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 1:00AM

When islander David Mielke's independent grandmother was 103, he moved her to the island and set her up in her own apartment. Afflicted with arthritis in her hands, she could no longer cook, so Mielke called in Meals on Wheels, a program he called a "godsend" in the last months of his grandmother's life.

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