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About once a month, I hear a voice from the back room of The Beachcomber that yells, “Austin! Write something!” That drill-sergeant-esque tiding tells me there is a big white spot in the paper and I need to put ink on it.
Community Events, July 2015
Paramedics play a vital role on Vashon, responding to medical emergencies that are truly life and death situations. While there are only two paramedics on duty on Vashon at any time, these responders can surely be credited with saving many lives on the island.
Two points in your recent article on the work of the Vashon-Maury Health Collective deserve clarification (“Attempts to support island health care unsuccessful so far,” July 8).
As we say in the recycling business, “One person’s trash is another’s gold.” Vashon farmers and gardeners can mine a lot of gold from the nuggets left behind by our neighbors’ horses, goats, llamas and other ruminants.
In the booming metropolis that is the Puget Sound region, Vashon stands out. On an island reachable only by ferry, many of the our forests and beaches have not been developed like they have on the mainland. These ecologically rich places provide important natural habitat that helps sustain the region’s ecosystem. It’s encouraging that our lawmakers, at both the state and county levels believe these Vashon places are worth investing in.