‘Snowball Effect’ — Dance Leads to Outbreak at VHS

A total of 39 known cases of COVID resulted from the dance.

By Savannah Butcher For The Beachcomber • February 8, 2023 1:30 am
‘Sweeney Todd’ to pay tribute to an unforgettable leading man

“Sweeney Todd” is famously a musical about obsession and perversion, but the backstory of the production is very different: it is one of joyful creation, spawned in a lifelong friendship.

By Susan McCabe For Vashon Repertory Theatre • February 8, 2023 1:30 am
Property taxes up 5% for most islander homeowners

Property tax bills will be mailed in mid-February.

By Elizabeth Shepherd • February 8, 2023 1:30 am
Paul Colwell, a local legend, to take the stage with friends

Some of Vashon’s most notable musicians will come together on the stage of the high school theater to raise money for a worthy cause.

By Elizabeth Shepherd • February 8, 2023 1:30 am
Rinse and repeat: a radio show boasts 400 editions

The duo’s most popular morning segment, every Friday morning at 10 a.m. is “It’s Time to Count the Subarus!”

By Beachcomber Staff • February 8, 2023 1:30 am
Marking a new milestone: COVID’s three-year mark

VashonBePrepared offers advice for current risk level, news about a possible switch to once-a-year vaccination, a new hotline number for suicide prevention, and more.

By VashonBePrepared • February 2, 2023 1:30 am
Remembering Renae Thomas Taylor, a teacher who changed lives

Taylor was a co-creator of the award-winning multi-age program at Chautauqua Elementary School (CES) — still in place in the school, that combines first, second and third grades into a rich, multi-aged and multi-year learning experience.

By Marya Purrington For The Beachcomber • February 1, 2023 1:30 am

At Chautauqua, third-graders aim to help island elders

It’s a year-long social activism project, chosen by 72 third-grade students in January, that has included a three-week speaker’s series.

By Adrianne Williams For The Beachcomber • February 1, 2023 1:30 am
Park district sets levy rate for vote on April ballot

The proposed levy will appear on the April 25 ballot and would require a 60 percent “yes” vote for approval.

By Elizabeth Shepherd • February 1, 2023 1:30 am


Washington pickleball fans may may soon have special license plate

Enthusiasts are teaming up on a bill for a special plate. Proceeds would build and maintain courts.

By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com • January 19, 2023 3:30 pm
Effort begins to lower the legal limit for driving drunk

Washington could join Utah with toughest standard in the nation. Change concerns wine and hospitality industries.

By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com • January 17, 2023 4:10 pm


Arts in Brief | Feb. 9 edition

St. Ophelia concert, Jam in the Atrium jazz series, and an art history talk about Kerry James Marshall

February 8, 2023 1:30 am
Gallery cruise boasts Swiftwater opening, quilts and more

Islanders can take to the streets to celebrate the opening of new art exhibits — as well as Swiftwater, an exciting new, artist-run gallery — on Friday, Feb. 3.

By Beachcomber Staff • February 1, 2023 1:30 am

Sticks up — Vashon Lacrosse season kick-off happens soon

All are welcome — including those who have participated in the club in the past, newcomers, and those who are just curious about the sport.

By Beachcomber Staff • February 1, 2023 1:30 am
‘Timeless tradition’ of futsal is alive and kicking on Vashon

The high school indoor soccer league is headed for its last week of regular play with all teams mathematically still in the race.

By John Thomas For The Beachcomber • February 1, 2023 1:30 am


Charting New Course, Health Care District Seeks Input

Our plan is to collect information from island groups and from federal, state and county agencies to see what their data says about health care — or lack of it — on Vashon.

February 8, 2023 1:30 am
Finding a better metric for a sustainable future

It is time to change our system so humankind can flourish in a steady state, not dependent on GDP growth.

February 8, 2023 1:30 am

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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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