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Panel with formerly incarcerated people meets Sunday

A community conversation with formerly incarcerated individuals will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, in the Land Trust Building. The panel… Continue reading

Sufi death expert is featured speaker at island event

What better way to deal with the searing heat of summer than a workshop focused on death? The Vashon Conversation for the Living About Dying… Continue reading

Senate candidates turn out for forum ahead of primary

Six candidates vying for Sharon Nelson’s state senate seat attended a forum in Ober Park last Wednesday and addressed the crowd gathered to hear proposed… Continue reading

Park district seeks new commissioner, revists old business

The Vashon Park District will hold a special public meeting on Aug. 27 to conduct interviews with the candidates who have expressed interest in serving… Continue reading

Strawberry Festival, an island tradition, continues

Vashon’s 109th Strawberry Festival came to a close last Sunday, after a weekend full of parades, music, art, food, and fun. The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber… Continue reading

Public meetings on supporting local healthcare coming soon

The Vashon-Maury Health Collaborative, which was active in trying to secure health care for the island after CHI Franciscan left, has reconvened and will hold… Continue reading

VIFR to buy new fire engine

Vashon’s fire department has begun the process of buying a new fire engine, following the failure of another engine last spring. The age of the… Continue reading

Forum meets tonight with candidates for state senate

A moderated candidate forum of those seeking outgoing Sen. Sharon Nelson’s state senate seat will be hosted by the new Unifying for Democracy group tonight… Continue reading

Preschool, outdoor camp opens for young islanders

All through the dark days of winter, the beginning of a new outdoor playschool took shape on Vashon with pictures posted on Facebook to prove… Continue reading

Island Quilter to reopen in town

Three years after closing in downtown Vashon, Island Quilter will open again next month in the former Windermere building. Owner Anja Moritz shared the news… Continue reading

Construction underway at island’s public schools

More than a year ago, islanders passed a nearly $10 million bond for capital improvements at the school district, and this summer much of the… Continue reading

Going wild: some island natural areas in transition

Neill Point Natural Area, one of the southernmost locations on Vashon Island, looks hardly touched by human life. Much of the native vegetation has filled… Continue reading

Strawberry Festival in photos

A collection of some of our favorite photos from festival, including Vashon’s new Unofficial Mayor, Goliath, and Jingle the Jersey cow in her parade-best.… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

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