Sarah Low

Sarah posted 180 stories to Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber.
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Junior crew tops five events at Regional Champs, sending two to nationals

The Vashon Island Rowing Club’s junior crew got to finish one of…

  • May 24th, 2017 1:12pm

Off the Rock and under the radar for May 17

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  • May 19th, 2017 9:41am

Young world chess champion will speak, play at island event

Islander and chess expert Philip McCready has had his work cut out…

  • May 17th, 2017 9:52am

Vashon’s junior rowers claim four golds at wind-plagued Brentwood Regatta

Vashon’s junior rowers spent last weekend on Vancouver Island at the Brentwood…

  • May 5th, 2017 8:33am

Rowers bring home 28 medals from Oregon

Last Friday, both the masters and junior rowers of the Vashon Island…

  • Apr 25th, 2017 12:35pm

Group looks to bring special bike-ride program for seniors to island

Five years ago in Copenhagen, Denmark, a man named Ole Kassow started…

  • Apr 18th, 2017 11:15am

Off the Rock and under the radar March 29 – April 5

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  • Apr 6th, 2017 12:57pm

Masters women dominate at Husky Open regatta

The Vashon Island Rowing Club made its way to the University of…

  • Apr 4th, 2017 12:57pm

Off the Rock and under the radar March 15 – 29

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  • Mar 29th, 2017 2:22pm

Junior crew holds its edge through windy scrimmage

What Saturday lacked in rain it made up for in bluster, as…

  • Mar 28th, 2017 12:27pm

Islander combines philanthropy with psychology in money-giving project

By SARAH LOW Reporter What would you do if a stranger handed…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 11:30am

Rowing club brings home 13 medals from Green Lake regatta

If it’s a rainy Saturday in March and there are as many…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 11:56am

Island veterans’ group working to connect with growing number of younger vets

This Saturday, members of the Vashon Veterans’ Association will host an open…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 11:58am

Off the Rock and under the radar March 8 – 15

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  • Mar 16th, 2017 11:24am

For junior rowers, spring season begins with strong scrimmage

The Vashon Island Rowing Club’s junior crew kicked off its 2017 spring…

  • Mar 14th, 2017 10:41am

Off the Rock and under the radar March 1 – 8

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  • Mar 9th, 2017 11:54am

Off the Rock and under the radar Feb. 22 – March 1

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  • Mar 8th, 2017 11:41am

Off the Rock and under the radar Feb. 8 – 15

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  • Feb 15th, 2017 2:22pm

Islanders organize multi-day program to get people talking about death

Tired of talking about politics? Tired of trying to avoid talking about…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 11:38am

Off the Rock and under the radar Feb. 1 – Feb. 8

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  • Feb 8th, 2017 2:32pm

Off the Rock and under the radar Jan. 25 – Feb. 1

Well, that was quite a week, wasn’t it? The Beachcomber offers this…

  • Feb 1st, 2017 2:35pm

Volunteers count 77 Vashon homeless during revamped county-wide effort

For three, chilly pre-dawn hours last Friday morning, local volunteers combed the…

  • Jan 31st, 2017 11:43am

Off the Rock and under the radar Jan. 18 – 25

The news we’re reading this week that hasn’t made the big headlines:…

  • Jan 27th, 2017 9:45am

Off the Rock and under the radar Jan. 11 – 18

The Beachcomber’s weekly offering of noteworthy, non-Vashon news stories from around the…

  • Jan 18th, 2017 2:28pm

Off the Rock and under the radar

Welcome to The Beachcomber’s new weekly offering of noteworthy, non-Vashon news stories…

  • Jan 11th, 2017 12:06pm

Medical cannabis in Washington: Answers to some common questions

Medical cannabis has been legal in Washington since 1998, but the passage…

  • Jan 11th, 2017 8:42am

Senior center trip to cannabis shop focused on reducing fear, stigma

By SARAH LOW Staff Writer The Vashon Senior Center offers programming that…

  • Dec 27th, 2016 11:22am

Take an island senior to lunch

Vashon resident, author and host of the monthly Continuing Conversations discussion series,…

  • Dec 20th, 2016 11:50am

COMMENTARY: Canada’s Kinder Morgan Pipeline plan could destroy the Salish Sea, lead to the extinction of the Southern Resident Killer Whales.

Ah, Justin Trudeau, what have you done? The political love affair many…

  • Dec 13th, 2016 11:18am

Islander hopes song will unite community

Islander and singer-songwriter Ike Harmon (aka Harmon Arroyo) has written a song…

  • Dec 13th, 2016 12:24pm

Community group partners with VARSA to host gun safety forum

Community group partners with VARSA to host gun safety forum

  • Nov 9th, 2016 10:22am

VYFS revives services with Boeing grant

Vashon Youth & Family Services is re-establishing its family education and early learning support services on the island with a $25,000 grant from Boeing, and the hiring of a two-person team to run the early childhood program.

  • Nov 1st, 2016 10:30pm

VYFS revives services with Boeing grant

Vashon Youth & Family Services is re-establishing its family education and early learning support

  • Nov 1st, 2016 1:46pm

Quartermaster Yacht Club develops free workshop series for island boaters

The Quartermaster Yacht Club will give the first in a series of free workshops it has developed on topics of interest to members of Vashon's boating community next Wednesday, Oct. 26. Created both to reach out and give back to islanders who spend time on the water, the "Tech Talks" are appropriate for novice through expert boaters, and will cover everything from anchoring techniques to water rescues and lifesaving; digital navigation software to marine radio use and more.

  • Oct 19th, 2016 8:30am

Open Space open houses will reveal renovation plans to public

It has been eight years, nearly to the day, since the Open Space for Arts & Community hosted its inaugural event on election night in 2008 and this weekend, the "philanthropic initiative" brainchild of Janet McAlpin and David Godsey will host an open house to showcase the first major renovation plans for the island's space-of-all-trades.

  • Oct 19th, 2016 8:30am

Island Center Forest will close for final two weeks of pilot project

Once again this Saturday, about 200 acres of Island Center Forest will close to everyone but permitted deer hunters for the last two weeks of October.

  • Oct 12th, 2016 8:30am

Applications are now being accepted for King County CSA grants

King County is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Community Engagement Grant program which awards funds for community-focused projects or events in unincorporated Community Service Areas. A total of $60,000 is available to be distributed in amounts up to — but not exceeding — $5,000 for each grantee.

  • Oct 12th, 2016 8:30am

Whales are returning to the sound

While the Salish Sea and the inland waters of Puget Sound are home to a vast array of aquatic species, nothing identifies the Pacific Northwest quite like its resident orcas. But if the last few years are any indication, the beloved Southern Residents will be sharing these waters once again with whales that were on the verge of extinction 50 years ago.

  • Sep 22nd, 2016 4:13pm

Event bars islanders from forest, should be rethought

It is once again time for the pilot hunting program at Island Center Forest (ICF) to commence and I believe it is time to rethink this. This forest is a valuable island resource used by a wide variety of enthusiasts and is closed for two weeks every year to all but hunters — most of whom come from off island.

  • Sep 23rd, 2016 6:26pm

Land Trust is working on loop trail at Shinglemill as part of its `Five Trails in Five Years’ campaign

Some Vashon social media followers were recently treated to the news, complete with pictures, that the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust had built a loop at Shinglemill Trail. With respect to that, the Land Trust has both good news and bad news for island loop-trail fans: The good news is that there is, in fact, a loop being built at Shinglemill. The bad news is that it is not yet finished and isn't expected to be ready for public use until sometime in October.

  • Sep 14th, 2016 8:30am