News

Islander takes Music Mends Minds to international Rotary convention

Two years after bringing the program to Vashon as a Rotary community…

 

Fleeing war, Syrian refugee families start lives on Vashon

* After months of fundraising and networking with the local Muslim community,…

 

Vashon airport closed for two months

Vashon Municipal Airport closed Monday and will remain closed for two months…

  • Aug 15th, 2017

 

Girl airlifted after fall off Dockton Marina building

A 12-year-old Vashon girl is in stable condition and recovering at Harborview…

New administrator, nurse, behavioral health provider at clinic

Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of Neighborcare’s Vashon clinic and…

Nearly full eclipse will be visible Monday

While millions are heading to Oregon this weekend to witness the nation’s…

VCC receives grant to go toward generator

When the power went out during Vashon’s February snowfall, Puget Sound Energy’s…

Islanders in need of local pet boarding, sitting, walking can turn to B-Town

After 20 years on Vashon, Avalon Pet Care closed its doors in…

Employees sought for year-round Vashon Pool

The Vashon Park District is seeking cleaners, lifeguards and cashiers to work…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Vashon Island Music living on in other forms after closure of store

Vashon Island Music closed earlier this summer, but owner Karen Eliasen says…

Longstanding program teaches art of sailing to youth, adults

One blue-sky morning on Quartermaster Harbor recently, a small sailboat heeled over,…

Seals hosting all-day fundraiser Friday for pool cover, upgrades

In three weeks, the Vashon Pool will end its summer season and…

Respected island dog trainer competes in World Sheepdog Trials

Islander Maggi McClure was among the nearly 250 people from 30 countries…

County voters reject arts, heritage, science tax

A King County measure that proposed a sales tax hike to provide…

VCC board votes to move ahead with senior services network

Nearing the end of its contract with Providence Health & Services, the…

Food bank offering kid-focused garden workshops this month

Island children ages 5 through 9 can learn all about growing and…

Ferry frustration high as summer travel season winds down

This summer began with ferry officials saying they were hoping for a…

Road work will close island streets

Two Vashon roads will see closures this month as King County road…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Support, criticism evident for proposed fire district tax increase

With election season approaching, support and opposition to the the proposed tax…

Heat to continue through week, smoke lingers

There will be little change this week to the high-80s and low-90s…

Fire commissioners decide on tax increase for November election

Over the course of two meetings last week, Vashon’s fire commissioners unanimously…

Fires damaged two homes last week

Two homes on Vashon and Maury islands were damaged by accidental fires…

Group will hold annual Irish road bowling match Sunday

If you are in the area of 220th Street and Old Mill…

Commission votes: Ferry fares to rise Oct. 1

Members of the Washington State Transportation Commission last week approved a fare…

Author, former councilmember to speak

Nick Licata, author, activist and former Seattle City Councilmember, will speak about…

Island elder hosting party for seniors at VCC

All island seniors are invited to a party at Vashon Community Care…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Heat wave expected this week

An excessive heat warning will be in effect until 9 p.m. Friday,…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

Water taxi service suspended starting Monday

The King County Water Taxi will suspend all service for up to…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Backbone Campaign to host film, conversation on single-payer health care

After last week’s dramatic Affordable Care Act proceedings in Washington, DC, health…

Weekend festival supports young musicians

A two-day music festival this weekend, featuring more than 20 acts, will…

TIME & AGAIN: Jack’s Market occupied north-end space during far different time

Everyone who drives to the north-end ferry dock is familiar with the…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Tradition benefits island throughout the year

By SUSAN RIEMER Reporter Thousands of people took part in the annual…

Horses help lead the way at Vashon’s Northbourne Farm

When the first signs of the Strawberry Festival weekend were showing themselves…

CSA Plan sent to King County Council last week for adoption later this year

Last week, the King County Council received the Vashon-Maury Island Community Service…

News briefs for July 26

King County residents to vote on expanded human services levy Last week,…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Field Notes: Farmers and environmentalists need one another

I was distracted from the action at this year’s Sheepdog trials by…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Open Space hits halfway mark on building renovation

Step inside the former Great Hall of Open Space for Arts &Community,…

Predators continue attacks on livestock

The island’s cougar and coyotes have recently attacked more livestock, with all…

Vashon Energy building demolished

More than half a year after the Vashon Energy fire, the owners…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Work beginning on new cafe in Fuller Store building

Vashon’s most historic commercial building is in the process of being turned…