/Jenny Mathews

About Jenny Mathews

Not only am I a fourth generation Vashonite, but I am very involved with the community by managing the Vashonites Facebook group, the Facebook page, this website, posting articles and keeping the community engaged in a fun safe environment. I have a background in online marketing having worked for major corporations managing their natural search (getting websites to show up on Google), paid search advertising, social media, and analytics to track usage and encourage proper engagement. In my spare time I enjoy riding my horse (Moe) on Vashon, kayaking, hiking, biking around the Island and visiting the art community when I can.

What You Should Know Before Moving to Vashon Island, WA

By |2019-05-02T04:08:46+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Island News|

Vashon Island is located in the middle of Puget Sound not far from Seattle, WA. It is one of the largest islands in the Sound and is home to over 10,000 people. With no direct connection from any other land mass it means that visitors and residents must take ferries to go or leave [...]

Ruby Brink Vashon Opened May 2019

By |2019-05-15T02:42:55+00:00May 15th, 2019|Island News|

Ruby Brink is a dining establishment, which just opened on Vashon Island on May 4th. One of their logos states that they are a butcher, bar and kitchen. This brand-new restaurant is quite unusual because it gives its patrons the option of three things to do. They can dine at the restaurant, drink at [...]

Top 5 best restaurants on Vashon Island, WA

By |2019-04-27T23:26:40+00:00May 10th, 2019|Island News|

Get to know the Top 5 Restaurants on Vashon Island - Updated May 2019 Vashon Island is known for many wonderful things. In addition to its beautiful scenery, exciting activities and other fun things to do, this charming island in Washington’s Puget Sound is famous for its fabulous restaurants that serve a wide range [...]

The Story Behind the Bicycle in the Tree on Vashon Island, WA

By |2019-04-28T23:33:34+00:00April 28th, 2019|About the Island, For Visitors, Locals|

On Vashon Island in Washington, tourists looking for memorable activities or fun things to do often visit an old, rusty bicycle trapped in the fork of a tree. Legend says the bicycle belonged to a boy who abandoned it in 1914 to fight in World War I. Over the decades, the story goes, the tree [...]

Top 10 Things to Do this Summer on Vashon Island, WA

By |2019-05-02T04:06:54+00:00April 28th, 2019|For Visitors|

Vashon Island is a haven for artists, nature lovers, and people seeking the small-town life. Since it’s close by Seattle, it's perfect for a short trip during the lazy summer months. The island is easy to access from West Seattle, with ferries running across the South Puget Sound every 20 to 60 minutes. The [...]

A Comprehensive List of Things to do on Vashon Island

By |2019-04-27T15:29:33+00:00February 12th, 2019|Community Activity, Things to Do Nearby|

Strawberry Festival (July 20th - 22nd) Art Studio Tour (First Two Weekends of May and December) First Friday Art Cruise (no boats involved) (recurring) Vashon Sheep Dog Trials (June 7th - 10th) Vashon Parks 2018 events calendar Concerts in the Park at Ober Park (Starts August 2nd, recurring) Via Vashon Facebook page Free lending [...]

Unique Island Home Then and Now

By |2019-04-27T01:54:36+00:00February 12th, 2019|Island News, Locals|

On February 12, 2019 I woke up in the morning to a unique post on Facebook from an Islander friend. The post had two photos, sort of a "Then and Now". The photos both looked eerily alike, though the people were different. In reading the post, the story got even more interesting: This is [...]

The Newest Washingtonian of the Day

By |2019-02-12T19:14:42+00:00October 19th, 2015|Island News|

When so much of the news highlights tragedy and suffering, stories that have happy endings like Tillie and Phoebe's bring much needed smiles to our faces. A month ago, the two dogs went missing. They were found a long, heart-wrenching week later as Tillie alerted owner B.J. Duft to the fact that Phoebe, a [...]

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