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The metro dailies don't cover Vashon's local news and have poor circulation on the Island. This is why almost everyone on the Island subscribes to The Beachcomber. If your business draws customers from Vashon, the most effective way to reach them is through the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber. Despite being only 15 minutes by ferry from Seattle, Vashon Island has maintained a separate identity, preserving a rural way of life that includes a vibrant local economy with no major retailers. Residents frequently travel to Seattle or Tacoma for shopping.


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Daralyn  Anderson Advertising/legals, Publisher
Daralyn Anderson
Daralyn Anderson has worked for The Beachcomber since 2001, first as its advertising representative and, since 2005, as the paper's publisher. Daralyn, who has lived on Vashon since 1993, has a daughter in high school and two sons who recently graduated from college.
Leslie  Brown Staff
Leslie Brown
Natalie  Martin Editor
Natalie Martin
Arts Editor
Juli Goetz Morser
Sarah Low
Susan  Riemer Reporter
Susan Riemer
Susan Riemer, a staff reporter and editor, has worked at The Beachcomber since 2001. She has a background in health, writing and social services. She and her family have lived on Vashon since 1998.
Elizabeth  Shepherd Staff
Elizabeth Shepherd
Elizabeth Shepherd became the arts editor in August 2008. Her extensive background in the arts includes work as an administrator in visual art and film centers in New York, Chicago and Seattle. She also worked as an editor of a monthly arts publication in Chicago. She's lived on Vashon since 1998.

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