A tale of two clinics: VHCD and Sea Mar stake their plans to build

On Sept. 21, Vashon Health Care District closed on a 2.3-acre property that healthcare advocates had long worked to acquire as a site for a community-owned health care clinic. The same day, Sea Mar Community Health Centers announced its intention, for now, to renovate the Spinnaker Building into a primary health care clinic, while it also builds a new clinic on the property.

By Elizabeth Shepherd • September 28, 2022 2:14 pm
With move, preschool aims to serve a new generation

Vashon Maury Cooperative Preschool now has both larger classroom space and a more expansive playground — as well as a long-term lease.

By Amy Drayer For The Beachcomber • September 28, 2022 1:30 am
Graham Nash performs, 20 remaining tickets go on sale Sept. 29

Nash’s shows on Vashon have been sold out for months — but on Monday, VCA announced that 20 additional tickets will go on sale, to in-person buyers at VCA’s box office, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.

By Beachcomber Staff • September 28, 2022 1:30 am
Smoky air and ferry woes slowed but didn’t stop annual ride

A total of 303 riders, from eight states, registered for the ride.

By Beachcomber Staff • September 28, 2022 1:30 pm
Arts Briefs | Sept. 29 edition

Ara James, Jamie Stillway in concert, and art by John Schuh on display

September 28, 2022 1:30 pm
One grant at a time, PIE proves its staying power

Through the years, PIE has funneled more than $1.7 million dollars to support teacher-designed programs, projects and activities – from early-education math to international learning opportunities.

By Marie Koltchak For The Beachcomber • September 21, 2022 4:57 pm
Arts center spreads its wings with a butterfly-themed gala

VCA relies on its annual Gala Art Auction to support the programs at the Blue Heron Education Center. Funds raised are used to replenish VCA’s scholarship fund, which makes it possible for hundreds of students to take part in enriching programs regardless of their economic means.

By Jill Venturi For Vashon Center for the Arts • September 22, 2022 11:03 am

Man charged in hit-and-run death of islander Philip Cushman | Updated

Alexander Michael Kindred has been charged with one count of felony hit-and-run in connection with the death of islander Philip Cushman.

By Elizabeth Shepherd • September 21, 2022 4:15 pm
Boosters arrive, as new COVID death is reported

The online appointment web page at Vashon Pharmacy has gone live and is one main gateway for getting an Omicron booster vaccine on the island. The Vashon Pharmacy high-volume vaccination clinics, which will be operated by the vaccination task force, will begin on Oct. 1 and 2, and continue for about five weekends, subject to demand.

By VashonBePrepared • September 21, 2022 5:49 pm







To see the way forward for health care, islanders should look back

The current conflict between Sea Mar and Vashon Health Care District should be placed in the context of the work that community members have undertaken for more than a decade to bolster local control over the delivery of health care.

September 28, 2022 2:22 pm
Reparations and You: Building a Culture of Repair

Regardless of how you view reparations, the important thing is to show up and engage.

September 28, 2022 1:30 pm

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Patrick Montgomery and his wife, Laurie, opened their first Lighthouse Laundry in Westgate South Mall in 1999. Sponsored
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Eleanora and Cruz are thriving and enjoying preschool. The two, with their family, worked with ChildStrive, whose expert educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists and family counselors and others. Sponsored
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