Sarah Low

Health department’s look at island practitioner’s credentials continues

A Washington State Department of Health investigation is continuing into the work of Bethany Barnes, according to a department spokesman. Barnes offers pain management services… Continue reading

McMurray robotics team sees success with water purification innovation

The Vashon Robotics Club’s McMurray Middle School team is headed to Des Moines, Washington, on Saturday to compete in the semi-finals of the FIRST LEGO… Continue reading

New rule for solid waste disposal

The new year brings with it some new rules from King County Solid Waste. According to a recent press release, cardboard, scrap metal, yard waste… Continue reading

Pirate wrestlers come on strong at Everett tournament

The VHS wrestling team participated in The Everett Classic tournament last weekend, a mixed varsity and junior varsity event that saw the Pirates place 12th… Continue reading

State investigates local health care provider over licensing concerns

A woman offering her services for pain management to members of the Vashon community is currently under investigation by the Washington State Department of Health… Continue reading

Volunteers needed for homeless count

All Home, the organization that took over the annual point-in-time count of King County’s homeless population from the Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness last… Continue reading

Burton Inn is once again on the market

Burton Inn owner/operator Deborah Kohler has placed the property — which includes both the inn and the home next door — up for sale. “You… Continue reading

High school opens all-gender restrooms

Vashon High School made national headlines last week when school district leaders announced students would be welcomed back from the December break with a newly… Continue reading

Sea Stars: Are they really making a comeback?

Marine life lovers had cause to rejoice last week as a story raced across the media landscape from the AP newswire: Sea Stars, beloved and… Continue reading

Pirate wrestlers compete at annual Rock Tournament

This past weekend, 15 wrestling teams from all over the state made their way to the island for the 29th annual Rock Tournament, hosted as… Continue reading

New cannabis business opens in former clinic space downtown

Vashon’s first — and only — cannabis retail shop opened on Monday in downtown Vashon. Euphorium — one of now five stores in Western Washington… Continue reading

Solstice walk goes off-road with surprise location

The winter solstice on Vashon has, in years past, been marked by a luminary drive through Paradise Valley, organized by islander Karen Biondo. Last year,… Continue reading

New therapeutic riding program fulfills a dream

Fulfilling a long-held dream, islander Julia Montagnet has started a therapeutic horse work and riding program on Vashon for people with disabilities and those recovering… Continue reading

Shining a light on the truth: VHS journalism students are raising money to attend spring conference

Vashon High School journalism students will host a luminary walk on Friday, Jan. 5, as a fundraiser for a spring trip to the National High… Continue reading

Forest stewards look to find a new home, improve sustainability

If you were to ask Dave Warren, president and managing director of the board of the Vashon Forest Stewards, if he is a logger or… Continue reading

Vashon Lacrosse Club gears up for new season

After a year that saw growth of both its membership and board, the Vashon Lacrosse Club is gearing up for the spring season with three… Continue reading

Chautauqua staff, students are going global with projects and programs

Sometimes, it’s the littlest drops that make the biggest splash. And you might be surprised to learn that right now on Vashon, it’s not a… Continue reading

School district needs volunteers to write voters’ pamphlet statements

The Vashon Island School District is in need of volunteers to compose “pro” and “con” statements for its Educational Programs and Operation replacement levy that… Continue reading

Noted actor, storyteller will return to Vashon for class of 2019 benefit

“Aren’t you my tennis instructor?” With an IMDb (Internet Movie Database) list of acting credits for TV shows, movies and voice roles that stretches back… Continue reading

COMMENTARY: In support of small town news

As The Beachcomber says good-bye to its latest editor — spoiler alert: too late, you should have read the editorial first — and those of… Continue reading