COVID-19 testing coming to island next week

Neighborcare Health, VashonBePrepared will both begin offering limited testing, evaluation services.

Students will not return to classrooms this school year

Monday’s decision applies to all schools — public, private and charter.

  • 1 day ago

Post office reveals worker’s COVID-19 diagnosis

Island postal workers were quarantined for COVID-19 and returned to work this week.

School board discusses preschool cuts

“It’s about priorities,” board member Bob Hennessey said. “Budgets are about priorities.”

Neighborcare hands hospital district a $653,000 bill

Administrative overhead plus the island clinic’s operating deficit amounts to a hefty shortfall.

School district’s meals program feeds hundreds during crisis

“Every time somebody comes through the door, I’m so glad to have the support. It is a really big job.”

  • 4 days ago

Islanders launch food delivery service

“We love the restaurants here. We have such a great culture on the island.”

Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference from March 20, 2020, on TVW.

Inslee: Some folks aren’t taking the virus outbreak seriously

At a news conference, the governor warned businesses and individuals to get with the program.

  • 3 weeks ago

Life Flight disagrees over decision to end deal

Ambulatory helicopter care provider calls on AirCare to reconsider ending agreement with providers.

  • 2 weeks ago
A past Spring Fling event hosted by the Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce (Courtesy Photo).

Updated: Cancellations, closures as island responds to COVID-19

Following recommendations proposed by Public Health — Seattle & King County.

Islander offers delivery during coronavirus crisis

17-year-old James Maultsby has started a new business: Island Eats.

  • 1 week ago
Arts

What’s Happening April 2 – 9

Order titles from the bookshop, online theater classes for kids, Vashon history contest, and more.

  • 4 days ago

 

Screen time saves the day

The arts are alive — even while you are staying home

  • 2 weeks ago

 

Sports

There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces

Washington Interscholastic Activities Association making contingency plans for high school sports competitions after extension of stay home order.

 

Updated: Athletics to continue despite coronavirus threat

School district superintendent said for now games will continue as scheduled; players, coaches react

 

Opinion

We are The Beachcomber

We are not going to leave you without a newspaper in these critical times.

  • 5 days ago

 

Marketplace

Retirement can look THIS good!

Start by choosing the right residence for your needs

 

More than 100 Boeing employees joined 6,000 attendees from around the world at the 2018 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Seattle, where Boeing was the event’s first-ever Host City Sponsor.

BoeingPride on full display at Out Equal Summit

Company plays host to more than 6,000 workplace advocates in Seattle, WA

 

Boeing reaches out to help military members and their families

Growing up on a military base can have its share of challenges Continue reading...

 

A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.
                                A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.

Boeing announces nearly $250 million in corporate giving

Includes $55 million in new grants to charitable partners and their programs in 2019 and beyond