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Giraffe, Vashon’s popular shop for fair-trade housewares and gifts, has expanded off-Island. Last month, shop owner Priscilla Schleigh opened another Giraffe store in Tacoma.
Stop by The Little House for some holiday shopping, and chances are the conversation will be about how some of the Island’s magic will fade after this Christmas season, when Bettie Edwards, the store’s owner, moves on.
After 15 years of selling gas to account holders at below Vashon’s prevailing prices, Williams Heating has opened its gas station to the general public.
Nirvana restaurant has been shuttered recently, undergoing an extensive remodel inside and a complete reinvention of its menu.
After 12 years of off-Island ownership, Vashon Market is again in local hands.
A community forum on The Affordable Care Act, the health care bill signed into law by Pres. Obama in 2010, will meet next week and include a panel with expertise in a variety of health issues.
Zamorana, a Mexican restaurant that opened in a taco truck about a year ago, has hung a shingle in town.
After a five-month delay imposed by state regulators, Vashon Solar LLC is once again ready to seek investors for a publicly supported solar array it hopes to install at The Harbor School.
Vashon’s first distillery has yet to produce a drop of alcohol. But one would never know that based on the attention and anticipation surrounding the small operation.
Movie Magic Espresso, in business for 14 years, will close Sept. 30.
After 23 years as the owner of her own practice, dentist Ann Mayeda has sold her business but will continue to practice there for the foreseeable future.
A line three-people deep felt like a crowd last week at Vashon’s tiny Pure café, where owner Stephanie Morris took lunch orders and prepared the food with the help of a volunteer assistant.
Jennifer Olsen, president of Resourceful HR, was named one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 under 40” — a prestigious award that identifies influential business leaders under age 40 who demonstrate dynamic leadership and excel in their industry and communities.
First Cliff Goodman offered up his popular microbrews, and now Vashon’s only commercial cidery has its first bottles on the shelf.
Judges at this year’s Seattle Wine Awards recently selected Palouse Winery’s 2009 Black Pearl Petite Sirah for a Double Gold Medal, the highest award given. The competition includes only wines produced in Washington state, and 16 judges evaluate each one on color, aroma, flavor, palate, balance, finish and overall impression.
The Farmers Market is a busy place each Saturday, when Islanders and visitors alike stop by to peruse a rich array of Island-grown or Island-crafted items, from fresh-picked produce to hand-carved wooden bowls.
Two women with deep roots in the Vashon community have joined forces to help visitors experience the best the Island has to offer through their new business, Vashon Vacations.
Loren Sinner can locate that 1x4 tongue-and-groove a customer wants in a matter of minutes, but he might have to move stacks of wood to extract it from the piles of cedar in his small, bustling lumberyard.
Bob’s Bakery, a staple of Island life since 1986, hit lean times earlier this year, and after making some cost-cutting measures and devising a program to entice new customers, owners Paul and Jill Beytebiere hope the hardest of the times are behind them.
As Farmstead Meatsmith gains worldwide attention online, the Vashon-based mobile slaughter and butchery business is working to expand its offerings on the Island as well.