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Andrew Will Winery Fits Right In With Island Life

Whether you’re an amateur sommelier or a budding wine lover, you definitely want to add to your things to do list a visit to Andrew Will Winery. Found close by on Bank Road, this local business operates much like the residents of Vashon Island, with a sense of gratefulness and surprise at what art emerges. The nearby winery brings fruit to the plant from Washington vineyards, takes the flavors, and tannins from those grapes and turns it into 4500 cases of wine annually. The wine in those cases are blends of Bordeaux, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, among others, so you won’t get the usual liquor store offerings. The wines that come from Andrew Will Winery are as unique as the residents on the island. Even the vineyards that supply the grapes are special. They are Ciel du Cheval on Red Mountain, Two Blondes in Yakima Valley, and Discovery Vineyard [...]

What You Should Know Before Moving to Vashon Island, WA

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 the island. Residents and visitors travel to close by cities such as Tacoma and Seattle each day by car ferry or the quick passenger ferry that arrives in downtown Seattle. The island is 38 square miles and has 2.3 person per mile making it a rural community with easy access to friends and activities on the Island. Residents recommend potential residents try out the island before moving there by living in a rental unit in the winter months. If you can fare through an overcast winter full of storms, power outages and crippled by the [...]

Ruby Brink Vashon Opened May 2019

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 the cocktail bar, shop at the retail butcher shop, or do up two or three of these things to do. On May 12, 2019 my friend and I enjoyed an amazing lunch just after our walk around town for the VIGA Saturday market and it was extremely tasty. I had the Pork Loin and Salami sandwich and my friend had the Sausage Galette. Both were a satisfying lunch without being too heavy. The drink menu is astoundingly unique from the bar with a bevy of cocktails to choose from. There is limited seating for families [...]


Vashon Island Local News

  • Local compost group to screen soil film
    by Kate Dowling on November 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Vashon-Maury Island BeachcomberVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Your local homepage. Zero Waste Vashon wants you to pay attention to what’s under your feet - the soil. Local compost group to screen soil filmKate Dowling

  • What’s Happening Nov. 14 – 21
    by Elizabeth Shepherd on November 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Vashon-Maury Island BeachcomberVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Your local homepage. Rock out at the skate park, films light up the screen, dreams lost, found and transformed, and more. What’s Happening Nov. 14 – 21Elizabeth Shepherd

  • “A magical night of music”
    by Kate Dowling on November 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Vashon-Maury Island BeachcomberVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Your local homepage. Local musical acts played to a full house at the release for their collective album “Vashon Calling” “A magical night of music”Kate Dowling


Vashon Island Breaking News

  • Sharon Ann Schneider
    on November 13, 2019 at 7:16 am

    A life long educator, Sherry taught at Chatfield, Osseo and Plainview Schools in Minnesota; Vashon Island, Washington; and Ben Lomond and ...