Paul Rowley

Park district seeks new commissioner, revists old business

The Vashon Park District will hold a special public meeting on Aug. 27 to conduct interviews with the candidates who have expressed interest in serving… Continue reading

Forum meets tonight with candidates for state senate

A moderated candidate forum of those seeking outgoing Sen. Sharon Nelson’s state senate seat will be hosted by the new Unifying for Democracy group tonight… Continue reading

Against tide, island relay swim team crosses English Channel

After training in Puget Sound for months, a relay swim team from Vashon crossed the English Channel in 17 hours and 29 minutes, with islander… Continue reading

Going wild: some island natural areas in transition

Neill Point Natural Area, one of the southernmost locations on Vashon Island, looks hardly touched by human life. Much of the native vegetation has filled… Continue reading

Kimmco Inc. building sold, will become brewery

The old Kimmco building on Vashon Highway, across the street from Snapdragon’s Bakery and the Vashon Liquor store, has sold and will become the home… Continue reading

Per survey, WSF passengers want reliable service, new tech

After seeking input from ferry passengers to help shape its long-range plan, Washington State Ferries has shared the findings of public meetings and a broad… Continue reading

Lifelong islander captures crowds with famous 1950s hydroplane

No matter where you stand in lifelong islander Larry Fuller’s shop, you’re always looking at her: the gleaming, streamlined replica 1955 Miss Thriftway hydroplane, propped… Continue reading

Gun safety coalition seeks to begin dialogue at festival

Months of community organizing have led to the formation of a broad coalition intended to promote gun safety and suicide prevention on Vashon, but as… Continue reading

Island Points acupuncture opens in Vashon Studio Lux

Island Points, a new community acupuncture clinic, has opened on Tuesdays in Studio Lux on Vashon Highway from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Owner Laurel… Continue reading

Vashon Park District seeks new commissioner

The Vashon Park District is seeking to fill the board vacancy left by former commissioner Scott Harvey, who resigned last month over differences stemming from… Continue reading

Island relay swim team to tackle English Channel for environmental cause

Warming up with pastries, hot soup and coffee after a frigid, overcast afternoon plunge in Vashon’s Paradise Cove, an island relay swim team of two… Continue reading

Fire chief faces park district over interlocal agreement

At the most recent park board meeting on June 12, Vashon Fire Chief Charlie Krimmert stood from his seat and delivered a rebuke of the… Continue reading

Aspidistra store targeted by thieves ahead of opening

Thieves stole more than $15,000 worth of fine jewelry and other belongings reported missing last week from Aspidistra, a new gallery and shop set to… Continue reading

Park board member resigns over wage plan

Scott Harvey abruptly resigned as commissioner and vice chair of the Vashon Park District at the board meeting on Tuesday, June 12, citing a plan… Continue reading

With new book, island chef chronicles farm life and food

Kurt Timmermeister has never been afraid of trying new things, but when digital photography overtook traditional film, the author, dairy farmer and former restaurateur of… Continue reading

Aspidistra gallery, shop to open June 30

History, art and literature of the ages will soon flourish in Vashon Village with the grand opening of Aspidistra, the new gallery, shop and library… Continue reading

Realities of policing Vashon, a place with “a state of mind”

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Seth Moore recently brought a Beachcomber reporter along while on duty, a day that included monitoring drivers as they left the… Continue reading

Island brewing company opens Community Pub

Islander Cliff Goodman’s Community Pub, an outgrowth of his Vashon Brewing Company, opened on May 19 at its location in Vashon Village. The pub is… Continue reading

Therapy dog enters contested race for island’s unofficial mayor

Goliath, the gentle giant and 6-year-old Newfoundland therapy dog who has delighted islanders, seniors and Vashon Community Care residents, will run for unofficial mayor according… Continue reading

County proposes extensive conservation program

Legislation King County Executive Dow Constantine presented to the King County Council last Wednesday to preserve more than 65,000 acres of land was informed by… Continue reading