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Second candidate joins unofficial mayor race

After nearly two months of running uncontested for Vashon’s unofficial mayor seat,…

 

Eight island students win heritage museum awards

Eight fourth and fifth graders from Chautauqua Elementary School and Harbor School…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

 

Theatre to show TED conference events

As part of its ongoing efforts to offer a broad spectrum of…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

 

UPDATED: School bond passes with 73 percent voter approval

Voters have approved the Vashon school district’s $9.9 million capital facilities bond.…

School board considers more gender neutral bathrooms at VHS

Vashon High School could have more gender neutral bathrooms if the island’s…

More than a decade in the making, new affordable housing development opens

While the subject of affordable housing has been debated on the island…

Transient orcas spotted off Vashon

Multiple groups of transient killer whales were spotted in the waters off…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

CSA Plan, housing, marijuana discussed at county town hall

During a King County town hall meeting last Thursday, islanders turned the…

PHOTOS: Earth Day Celebration

Islanders converged on Vashon High School Sunday for the first ever Earth…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Ferry officials study Fauntleroy dock procedures for ‘quick fix’ effort

Last Friday, several Washington State Ferries officials visited the Fauntleroy ferry dock…

School district fields warnings about potential gun violence at VHS

Last week, school district officials received several warnings about a possible shooting…

Pet boarding, day care business to close, fundraising effort launched

Avalon Pet Care, which has served island pets and their owners for…

TIME & AGAIN: From first ambulance in 1940s, emergency care on Vashon has come long way

By BRUCE HAULMAN & TERRY DONNELLY For The Beachcomber Sitting in a…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

Providence Health to cut ties with VCC

For more than 20 years, Vashon Community Care has partnered with Providence…

Don’t forget to vote, special election ballots are due Tuesday

Ballots for the Vashon Island School District’s bond election were sent out…

PHOTOS: Chamber of Commerce’s annual egg hunt draws hundreds

Hundreds of island children and their families filled Ober Park last Saturday…

Park district discovers historic home, rental property lacks septic system

This month it was discovered that a historic home at Fern Cove…

Group looks to bring special bike-ride program for seniors to island

Five years ago in Copenhagen, Denmark, a man named Ole Kassow started…

Mountain bike trails in Dockton Forest will open this weekend

Forty acres of Dockton Forest that was once used as a testing…

Rep. Jayapal visits Vashon, holds town hall, talks progressive goals

By JACK KELLY For The Beachcomber Murmurs began to echo through Vashon…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

King County to host town hall Thursday

Several King County officials will be on Vashon Thursday to host the…

Attorney general speaks about travel ban fight, importance of taking risks

Last Thursday, two months after he rocketed to international notoriety for his…

Hidden history of Ellisport exhibit opens at Heritage Museum

Guests who stopped by the Heritage Museum during last Friday’s art walk…

VPD presented with more pool proposals, VISD talks continue

Two months after the Seals swim team gave its most recent pool…

Comment on draft CSA Plan at Tuesday open house

Islanders will have a chance to comment on the first draft of…

Muslim women speak event offers perspective

Last weekend, islanders gathered at the Vashon Presbyterian Church for a panel…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

Vashon food bank ends farm program

The Vashon food bank’s farm behind Granny’s Attic will no longer be…

Lonny Kaneko, Vashon’s poet laureate, dies at 77.

* Editor’s Note: This version of the story corrects an error in…

Island restaurants will soon display food safety ratings

As early as next week, Vashon’s restaurants may begin to display window…

Off the Rock and under the radar March 29 – April 5

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Vashon Eats: Islander starts food delivery service

Four months after bringing Uber driving service to Vashon, islander Salina Milstein…

Nearly $10 million bond seeks to fix some of district’s oldest facilities

For the fourth time in 10 years, Vashon’s school district is bringing…

Ferry system aims to make changes to ease summer schedule problems

The Triangle Improvement Task Force working with Washington State Ferries completed the…

Vashon’s newest forest dedicated at Saturday ceremony

More than 50 people, including islanders and members of King County’s parks…

Town hall with U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal set for Thursday

As part of an ongoing effort to hold town hall meetings throughout…

Interfaith group gathering with goal to unite community

A small group of roughly one dozen islanders, some who belong to…

VIGA to pilot local online food shopping service

This summer, Vashon’s own version of online grocery shopping will be tested…

News briefs

County running second trial of prepaid postage on ballot return envelopes Voting…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Individual defendants removed from Wright suit, VHS principal drops countersuit

Individual Vashon school district administrators named in a lawsuit against the district…

Off the Rock and under the radar March 15 – 29

The Beachcomber offers this weekly collection of stories from everywhere but Washington…