From left to right: Eric Pryne, Wendy Noble, Don Wolczko, Tom Langland and LeeAnn Brown are sworn in as commissioners of the Vashon Health Care District by King County Councilman Joe McDermott (center) at the Vashon Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Dec. 4 (Kevin Opsahl/Staff Photo)

Vashon Health Care District board of commissioners meet

The first meeting, held Dec. 4 at VCA, included changing the district’s name and job training

Kelly Keenan/Vashon Nature Center Photo
                                One of the J Pod orcas, named Hy’Shqa, swims in the Puget Sound last week with Mount Rainier in the background.

Orcas spotted off coast of island last week

22 J Pod members were spotted in Puget Sound on Nov. 25 and 26, sparking excitement among islanders

Islanders consider next steps for Tramp Harbor dock

At a public forum last week, many hoped for an obvious path forward that was not immediately clear.

Hospital District commissioners meet for first time

“It’s the first step in a long journey. We have an awful lot to do.”

The arts are the gift that keeps giving in December

Offerings include all-star performances, concerts, special exhibits and holiday sales.

Snapdragon Bakery & Café listed for sale

Adam Cone and Megan Hastings have owned the business since 2006.

Hospital district officials study Lopez and Orcas island clinics

As they prepare to run the district, commissioner-elects say other models are a road map for Vashon.

Vashon-Maury Island election results finalized

The King County Elections office released new totals on Nov. 26.

The news in brief

Weather pushes back park project completion; road crews finish Dockton Seawall work early

  • 3 days ago

Just let it glide: Vashon artist designs large pen for work

By Andy James For The Beachcomber Editor’s note: This is the first in The Tools of the Trade, a series Continue reading...

  • 2 weeks ago

Island salmon spawning delayed

If the autumn rain doesn’t arrive on time, salmon migration stalls, opening them up to predation.

Sports

A new rowing coach

VIRC’s Sarah Deal, 26, explains her approach to the sport

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As winter nears, be ready to play indoors

There is a variety of team sport and recreation opportunities on the island during colder months.

 

Opinion

Hopefully, Tramp Harbor dock can open once again

Tramp Harbor dock was closed to the public on Monday on the orders of its insurance provider.

  • 4 days ago

 

Think about significance of holiday red and green colors

We will all have to make sacrifices while expanding our efforts to make our lives greener.

  • 4 days ago

 

Marketplace
More than 100 Boeing employees joined 6,000 attendees from around the world at the 2018 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Seattle, where Boeing was the event’s first-ever Host City Sponsor.

BoeingPride on full display at Out Equal Summit

Company plays host to more than 6,000 workplace advocates in Seattle, WA

 

Boeing reaches out to help military members and their families

Growing up on a military base can have its share of challenges Continue reading...

 

A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.
                                A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.

Boeing announces nearly $250 million in corporate giving

Includes $55 million in new grants to charitable partners and their programs in 2019 and beyond

 

First BOEING 777X flight test airplane comes together

Boeing’s longest passenger jet to fly in 2019