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Weekend catio tour highlights pet safety

Islanders interested in building safe outdoor spaces for their pets will have the opportunity to see several different designs on a catio tour this Saturday.… Continue reading

In film, islander explores environmental concerns, path forward

“What if you woke up tomorrow morning and you pretended that you chose to be here now?”

Classic car cruise coming up

A treat for aficionados of all things automotive will take place on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15, when classic car collectors from the island and beyond… Continue reading

Park, hospital districts could coexist

“This is not an either-or-vote,” said Park District Executive Director Elaine Ott- Rocheford.

Islanders pay tribute to 9-11 victims on 18th anniversary

A generation after the deadliest day on American soil took place, islanders paid tribute on Wednesday to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist… Continue reading

Human composting entrepreneur to speak on island

Katrina Spade will discuss sustainable alternatives to traditional funerary practices next Thursday.

Tool Libraries gather

The event was the first gathering of its kind, organizers said.

  • Sep 11, 2019

Beachcomber names new editor to paper

Reporter and current editor Susan Riemer is stepping down.

Stargazing: Space station, Jupiter and Saturn visible this month

By Christopher Phillips Greetings, stargazers. We begin the month of September with the moon passing through its first quarter phase. As the brightness of the… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

VCA concludes investigation of complaint

Arts center committed to providing safe, comfortable environment, said Board President.

VIFR to launch rescue swimmer program

Various members of the fire district were divided in recent months about the program’s merits.

Second Japan Festival will showcase island heritage

The event will feature a number of Japanese traditions, dishes and crafts.

Island son, basketball star, returns home

John Gage walked 2,650 miles in 100 days along the Pacific Crest Trail to move back to Washington.

  • Sep 4, 2019

New videos highlight island’s tsunami risk

Vashon’s tsunami risk is evident in a simulation from the State Department of Natural Resources.

Islander looks back at career as superior court judge

Susan Serko served on the bench of the Pierce County Superior Court for 13 years.

Fire district builds new search and rescue prop

The new structure designed to mimic a residential three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment.

Stupid bikes to ride again during art gallery crawl

“It’s just got a life of its own. And it’s First Friday, so it’s going to be just a generally fun time.”

PTSA, schools foundation merge

The Vashon Island Community PTSA has joined the Vashon Schools Foundation.

King County set to bring in tax-free housing fund

New funding source was created by the Washington state Legislature during the 2019 session.

Summer’s harvest fills the market

Market Manager Perrin Meriwether said this market year has been a good one.