Sarah Low

Junior crew holds its edge through windy scrimmage

What Saturday lacked in rain it made up for in bluster, as March wasn’t quite ready to go the way of the lamb on its… Continue reading

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

This Saturday, members of the Vashon Veterans’ Association will host an open house at Sunrise Ridge to connect a growing, local population of younger vets… Continue reading

Rowing club brings home 13 medals from Green Lake regatta

If it’s a rainy Saturday in March and there are as many dogs as there are people, it must be the Green Lake Spring Regatta… Continue reading

Islander combines philanthropy with psychology in money-giving project

By SARAH LOW Reporter What would you do if a stranger handed you a package with $100 inside, and told you it was yours to… Continue reading

Off the Rock and under the radar March 8 – 15

The Beachcomber offers this weekly collection of stories from everywhere but Washington D.C., for readers looking to climb out of the rabbit hole for a… Continue reading

For junior rowers, spring season begins with strong scrimmage

The Vashon Island Rowing Club’s junior crew kicked off its 2017 spring racing season with a strong showing at the annual Salt Water Scrimmage on… Continue reading

Off the Rock and under the radar March 1 – 8

The Beachcomber offers this weekly collection of stories from everywhere but Washington D.C., for readers looking to climb out of the rabbit hole for a… Continue reading

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

The Beachcomber offers this weekly collection of stories from everywhere but Washington D.C., for readers looking to climb out of the rabbit hole for a… Continue reading

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

The Beachcomber offers this weekly collection of stories from everywhere but Washington D.C., for readers looking to climb out of the rabbit hole for a… Continue reading

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

Tired of talking about politics? Tired of trying to avoid talking about politics? One group of islanders has a suggestion: Talk about death instead. Specifically,… Continue reading

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

The Beachcomber offers this weekly collection of stories from everywhere but Washington D.C., for readers looking to climb out of the rabbit hole for a… Continue reading

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

Well, that was quite a week, wasn’t it? The Beachcomber offers this weekly collection of stories from everywhere but Washington D.C., for readers looking to… Continue reading

Volunteers count 77 Vashon homeless during revamped county-wide effort

For three, chilly pre-dawn hours last Friday morning, local volunteers combed the island in search of those without shelter as part of King County’s annual… Continue reading

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

The news we’re reading this week that hasn’t made the big headlines: World News United Kingdom: The Supreme Court of the U.K. ruled earlier this… Continue reading

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

The Beachcomber’s weekly offering of noteworthy, non-Vashon news stories from around the world and closer to home, that you might have missed in the noise… Continue reading

Off the Rock and under the radar

Welcome to The Beachcomber’s new weekly offering of noteworthy, non-Vashon news stories from around the world and closer to home, that you might have missed… Continue reading

Medical cannabis in Washington: Answers to some common questions

Medical cannabis has been legal in Washington since 1998, but the passage of the Cannabis Patient Protection Act in 2015 has thrown a curve ball… Continue reading

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

By SARAH LOW Staff Writer The Vashon Senior Center offers programming that addresses a wide spectrum of the needs and interests of the community’s seniors,… Continue reading

Take an island senior to lunch

Vashon resident, author and host of the monthly Continuing Conversations discussion series, Dorothy Bauer, has ideas. Lots of them. Mostly about how to keep folks… Continue reading

Islander hopes song will unite community

Islander and singer-songwriter Ike Harmon (aka Harmon Arroyo) has written a song designed to bring communities together, and has planned a Vashon “unity march” to… Continue reading