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General store meets modern times at the half-century-old Country Store

Country Store employee Vanessa Williams looks at an Easter display by the store
  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 24, 2013 at 9:24AM

Walking into The Country Store and Farm, a place that has been in business for 50 years on Vashon, is a feast for the senses.

 

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Beachcomber website changes its digital subscription service

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Apr 24, 2013 at 9:29AM

This week The Beachcomber will change how it delivers its online content. Beginning Wednesday, April 23, The Beachcomber’s website will move from having an online pay-wall to a meter for digital subscriptions. Under the new system, readers can view up to five articles a month at no cost. After five articles, they will be asked to activate or purchase a digital subscription.

Greywater can ease our dependence on the aquifer

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:45PM

How long do we have to continue to pull out increasing quantities of water from our watershed before irreparable damage to our environment is done? How long do we have before we must turn toward an alternative water supply instead of solely relying on our underground water and our streams?

Go green in the garden: Free information cards make it easy

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:36PM

Islanders concerned about the environmental effects of lawn and garden products have a new resource available to help make choices that protect the health of humans, wildlife and water.

Group hopes to halt trash, begin compost program

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

When Shannon Brundle did a study of Vashon’s waste stream for her master’s thesis, she was surprised to learn that not only does the island not have centralized composting, but there’s no place to recycle yard waste either. It’s either burned or ends up in a landfill.

 
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