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

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

 

Park district discovers historic home, rental property lacks septic system

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

 

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

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

 

Island restaurants will soon display food safety ratings

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

Muslim women speak event offers perspective

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

  • Apr 11th, 2017

Providence Health to cut ties with VCC

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

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

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

Mountain bike trails in Dockton Forest will open this weekend

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

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

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

Vashon food bank ends farm program

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

Comment on draft CSA Plan at Tuesday open house

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

VPD presented with more pool proposals, VISD talks continue

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

Hidden history of Ellisport exhibit opens at Heritage Museum

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

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

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

King County to host town hall Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Islanders start adult day-health program as reprieve for caregivers

After witnessing a friend’s hardships as a caregiver for her Alzheimer’s-stricken husband,…

DOVE’s services grow in response to range of community needs

Six years ago this spring, islanders launched The DOVE Project, Vashon’s domestic…

Vashon Farmers Market returns this weekend

With days lengthening and trees blooming, spring has arrived, heralding another growing…

Journeymen: New organization aims to support island’s boys

Vashon’s teenage population has become a topic of worry for many islanders…

Burton Inn restaurant set to open April 13

Less than six months after a California mortgage banker with a passion…

Attorney General speaking at Rotary meeting next week

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will speak at the Vashon Rotary…

VPD survey results show pool, programs are priorities

The results from the Vashon Park District’s survey conducted last fall are…

Quilters contribute to wide range of causes

At the Vashon Island Quilt Guild’s monthly meeting last Tuesday, six members…

VHS basketball players meet with 95-year-old alum

The Vashon High School boys’ basketball team took a trip to Vashon…

Coming Home: Banks found community on Vashon

Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series about the interesting…

Park board may delay action on pool proposal

Next week, Vashon Park District commissioners will decide if they will delay…

Islander combines philanthropy with psychology in money-giving project

By SARAH LOW Reporter What would you do if a stranger handed…