Sarah Low

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

VIRC junior crew veteran commits to Stanford

The fulfillment of a long-held dream came last Tuesday, Nov. 8, for Vashon High School senior Riley Lynch, as National Letter of Intent Day (for… Continue reading

VIRC caps off fall regatta season with strong showing at Green Lake; Head of the Lake canceled.

The fall rowing season, which is typically wrapped up at the University of Washington’s Head of the Lake regatta each November, ended one day early… Continue reading

Rowers compete at annual Portland event

Capping off nearly a month of out-of-area regattas, the Vashon Island Rowing Club competed at the Portland Fall Classic on Sunday, against a full roster… Continue reading

VIRC sees success at Head of the Charles, Gorge head race regattas

If it’s the third weekend in October, the Vashon Island Rowing Club must have members competing on opposite sides of the continent as the crew… Continue reading