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Vashon HouseHold begins offering services, support to seniors
Dec 18 2012, 1:52 PM
In the few weeks since she set up shop at J.G. Commons, Michele Kimble has been able to help one resident reduce the amount she pays for her cable service.
Judd Creek parcel secures protection
Dec 18 2012, 2:00 PM
King County and the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust teamed up to put another 10 acres of property along Judd Creek into protected ownership, representatives from both entities said last week.
Homeless camp near town prompts concern
Dec 18 2012, 2:09 PM
Local law officials and community leaders are expressing concern about a new camp that has sprung up in a vacant lot just south of Vashon town, where a handful of people are living in squalid conditions and in makeshift shelters.
The weakest link in emergency preparedness? You and me
Dec 18 2012, 2:20 PM
Whenever weather reports indicate a major storm is headed this way, Michael Cochrane says he sees a phenomenon that troubles him greatly — scores of Islanders flocking to stores to buy candles, batteries, canned food and other emergency supplies.
School district rethinks class schedules
Dec 22 2012, 6:41 PM
Last week many Island parents and students received emails from the Vashon School District, asking them to give their thoughts on the middle school and high school’s class schedules. For the first time in more than a dozen years, the school district is taking a serious look at Vashon High School’s class schedule, a study that may well result in a change from the current trimester system and changes at the middle school as well.
Cleaning up the harbor: State works to remove hazardous junk
Dec 26 2012, 1:00 PM
On Friday during a break between rain showers, Lisa Randlette stepped out of a small boat and onto an enormous wooden structure floating in Quartermaster Harbor.
A shared passion takes photographers far
Dec 22 2012, 6:50 PM
Picture it: A whitewashed lighthouse perched on a rocky bluff in Maine is set off by a brilliant pink and purple sunset. Palm trees in Bora Bora sway in the sun over a blue, ripply sea and beneath a sky dotted with fluffy white clouds. Washington’s own Mount Rainier stands snow-peaked and shining above a wide field of shockingly colorful wildflowers.
Islanders OK new model for community council
Dec 22 2012, 6:51 PM
Islanders last week unanimously approved a motion to overhaul the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council’s bylaws, putting in place a model that some hope will create a group that’s more collaborative and productive in addressing Island issues.
Food bank draws busy year to a close, looks toward finding a new home
Dec 22 2012, 6:52 PM
As 2012 draws to a close, the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank reports a busy year, having served roughly 1,500 Islanders, expanded its hours and upgraded some of its technology and systems.
The Beachcomber makes it happen with your support | Editorial
Dec 22 2012, 6:54 PM
As another year draws to a close, we at The Beachcomber would like to thank the many people who supported the newspaper in 2012. Putting out a weekly paper for a place as lively and engaged as Vashon is both difficult and rewarding, and we couldn’t have done it alone over the past 12 months.