VHCD sets 2023 budget, as talks continue with Sea Mar

Commissioners have expressed a conservative approach to 2023 budgeting that would preserve the district’s current revenue in order to allow the district to pivot as needed to meet the community’s needs.

By Elizabeth Shepherd • December 7, 2022 1:30 am
Musicians bring holiday cheer to Snapdragon Café

Alessandra Rose and James Lanman will unwrap both familiar holiday songs, with a few surprising twists.

By Beachcomber Staff • December 7, 2022 4:12 pm
Ian Moore talks with Patterson Hood, in advance of local show

Patterson Hood’s songs are raw and unapologetic — jagged-edged southern prose, with narratives that speak to deeper and often darker truths.

By Ian Moore For The Beachcomber • December 7, 2022 4:30 pm
Local presenters bring searing eco-documentary to Vashon

The film is now part of a national community screening campaign.

By Beachcomber Staff • December 7, 2022 1:30 am
Vashon’s Turkey Trot — a chance to walk, run and reconnect

The event brings out people from distant places, as kids and family members come to visit for the holidays.

By Bruce Cyra For The Beachcomber • November 30, 2022 1:30 am
USPS brings in off-island workers to help deliver mail

Vashon-Maury Community Council will discuss Vashon’s problems with postal delivery at its next meeting.

By Elizabeth Shepherd • November 30, 2022 1:30 am
How to manage the holiday season with alcoholism and addiction

“It’s part of our culture to have an alcoholic drink around the holidays,” said Dr. Richard Geary III.

By Hannah Saunders • December 7, 2022 5:30 am






Island rower notches another big win in Pan Am trials

When Jacob Plihal looked across the field, at the 1,000-meter mark, he saw that he was about two boat lengths behind the leading scull. “I guess I have some work to do,” he thought to himself.

By Patrick Call For The Beachcomber • November 24, 2022 1:30 am
Despite loss at State, soccer team leaves fans full of pride

The Pirates traveled to Blaine, a half mile from the Canadian border, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to play the Lynden Christian Lyncs who were ranked #3 in the state.

By Mike Spranger For The Beachcomber • November 17, 2022 1:30 am


Vashon’s taxing districts, by the numbers

Budget stories are not easy to write in the best of times, and this year, we’ve had extra considerations to keep in mind.

December 7, 2022 1:30 am
Investing in the protection of life and property on Vashon

Our 2023 agenda is ambitious; however, it is mission-driven to take care of our staff and provide the highest level of service possible to our island.

December 7, 2022 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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