Sarah Low

Islanders win division in popular sailing race to Hawaii

After a slow start, the crew found its groove, speed and even a couple of fish for dinner

Northwest Rowing Center athletes compete at the Green Lake Summer Extravaganza regatta

This past weekend, crews from as far north as Anchorage, Alaska, and as far south as Santa Cruz, California, converged on Seattle’s Green Lake to… Continue reading

Sufi death expert is featured speaker at island event

What better way to deal with the searing heat of summer than a workshop focused on death? The Vashon Conversation for the Living About Dying… Continue reading

Islander Abi Kim to play for U.S. at FIFA U-20 World Cup

Islander Abi Kim can barely remember her first foray into the sport that she now plays at the world level and intends to make a… Continue reading

Junior rowers head to national, world competitions

Following its debut season, the Burton Beach Rowing Club has had to do without three of its core members for several weeks as Kate Kelly,… Continue reading

Islander fulfills lifelong dream of joining the Peace Corps

Fifty-seven years after she was inspired by President Kennedy, former teacher is ready to volunteer

Chautauqua third graders tackle food waste and recycling issues

As global crises of all kinds are coming to a head for humanity, students at Chautauqua Elementary School have taken matters into their own hands,… Continue reading

Burton Beach Rowing Club juniors take the stage at nationals

The Burton Beach Rowing Club’s Kate Kelly and Gabrielle Graves took on the challenge of racing on the big stage at USRowing’s Youth National Championships… Continue reading

Senior center chooses new director

After a search that drew 21 applicants and included a rigorous selection process, the Vashon Senior Center board has chosen Catherine Swearingen to be the… Continue reading

Island group invites elected leaders to talk democracy

On the heels of its first community meeting, the islander-organized group Unifying for Democracy will hold a second meeting, this time with three state political… Continue reading

Zero Waste Vashon will hold second electronics recycling event

Due to the overwhelming community response to its event in April, Zero Waste Vashon will hold a second electronics recycling event next week. “Over the… Continue reading

New county task force, island group, focus on recycling with Chinese ban in effect

In the wake of China’s ban on certain types of recycling imports, King County has created a task force in an effort to both improve… Continue reading

High school creates food pantry for students, families in need

Responding to what they felt was a demonstrable need, staff at Vashon High School have begun a free food pantry program for any students experiencing… Continue reading

International chess champion to bring best moves to Vashon

Phiona Mutesi is not a household name. She does not know exactly how old she is and grew up in arguably one of the most… Continue reading

HOME & GARDEN: More than a bridge — Maury Island home’s unique features run deep

Maury Island residents have dubbed it “the bridge house,” a home built in 2009 with twin lookout-inspired towers and indeed, a bridge the leads to… Continue reading

Beachcomber welcomes new reporter

This year, March brings not just the welcome warmth and color of spring, but also a new voice to the island as The Beachcomber welcomed… Continue reading

Islander holds WSU Athletics responsible for poor decisions, viral news story

Editor’s note: The islander involved in this story has asked not to be identified in order to protect and maintain the privacy of her son,… Continue reading

Local food truck operator worked to pass updated law

Until a week ago, Washington was one of only two states in the country that still required food truck operators to have brick-and-mortar commissary kitchens… Continue reading

Chamber fair will feature variety of home-related businesses on Saturday

This Saturday, the Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its fifth annual Home Fair at the high school from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.… Continue reading

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Islander seeks changes in state’s wrongful death laws

A recent bill with connections to Vashon that proposes to change Washington’s wrongful death laws has overcome one significant hurdle on its way through the… Continue reading

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