Opinion

COMMENTARY: VCA rep: Board acted responsibly in building new center

No doubt, Liz Shepherd worked hard on her VCA article — a complex subject (“Arts center answers a $6 million question,” June 20). I agree… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

COMMENTARY: Islanders need to decide how they will support health services

As a regular reader of The Beachcomber, I wanted to provide an update to the Vashon-Maury Island community on our current situation at Neighborcare Health’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: We must vote for what we believe in for free, just society

My first attempt at politics was running for president in 1988. While unqualified for the job, I was able to write some things that were… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

LETTER: VCA deserves islanders’ support

To those of you who are worrying over who did what with the money originally earmarked as an endowment for VCA, my advice is to… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

LETTER: Let’s reach out to neighbors from Mexico, Central America

Thank you for sharing Georgia Hartness’ Peace Corps story (“Islander fulfills lifelong dream of joining Peace Corps, June 27. ) In my experience as a… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

LETTER: Not all articles should be served sunny side up

When I read the June 20 edition of The Beachcomber, I was impressed with Elizabeth Shepard’s investigative reporting and the lack of equivocation in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

EDITORIAL: Beachcomber soon to be delivered Wednesday evenings

For many years, The Beachcomber has come out on Wednesday morning, promised in delivery tubes and newsstands by 6 a.m. As of July 18, we… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

LETTER: This year’s tour was spectacular

Hats off to VCA for producing a wonderful garden tour. The gardens were spectacular, and a huge group of loyal and loving volunteers set the… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

LETTER: Celebrate the miracle of the arts center

June 24, 2018 I feel a need to say again, that I appreciate the thousands of people who gave $5 or $5,000,000, the people who… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

LETTER: Thank you for arts center article

Thank you, Elizabeth Shephard, for your article on the art center. I have been concerned, but never had the breakdown of issues that Liz analyzed.… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

LETTER: A positive story would have been better to read

Two weeks ago there was a lengthy article about the Vashon Center for the Arts and the history of the project and the finances (Arts… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

COMMENTARY: Outgoing superintendent looks back, ahead to new district challenges

As I think about my past nine years as Vashon Island’s superintendent of schools, I am incredibly grateful to so many people for making the… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

LETTER: Story answered important questions

I’m a mostly retired journalist with 40 years’ experience, most of that with The Seattle Times. Elizabeth Shepherd consulted me regularly while reporting her piece… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

LETTER: Article should have been a thank you

Your article about the obstacles overcome by hundreds of volunteers, donors and employees of Vashon Center for the Arts in managing to deliver an incredible… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

LETTER: Maintenance funds’ importance was known

Elizabeth Shepherd’s superb article was most welcome, even though unsettling. When I was on VAA’s board, some years ago, a few of us went to… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

LETTER: Beachcomber should be insightful, not inciteful

As a strong supporter of the Vashon Center for the Arts, I was dismayed by the Elizabeth Shepherd article as to content and questionable motivation.… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

LETTER: Community deserves transparency

I began asking questions about VCA in December and, since then, the community has broadened the conversation. Following Liz Shepherd’s article on VCA, radio conversations… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

LETTER: Board, ex-staff should be held accountable

As an arts lover, and someone who questioned the scope of the VCA project from the beginning, I believe the board, past and present, the… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

COMMENTARY: VCA shares its perspective on recent history, intentions

A recent article and editorial The Beachcomber questions choices made by Vashon Center for the Arts board and staff in mid- to late 2014 related… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

EDITORIAL: To better the world — and yourself — serve as a volunteer

For many, the last year and a half of national and world news has gone from difficult to hear to heart breaking. It can be… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018