Paul Rowley

Restrictions clash with everyday life as pandemic rolls on

Business community, weddings caught between COVID-19 and measures to protect against it.


Local services director pays visit to island community council

The Vashon-Maury Island Community Council will meet next at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, on Webex.


Health care district lays out next steps for provider search

Neighborcare Health will keep its doors open at the clinic on Vashon through October.


More people are experiencing homelessness in the county

Report finds 5% increase compared to last year. On Vashon, many are working to keep people housed.

Island-based Impact Bioenergy fuels up car with food waste

Probiotic plant food giveaway from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 24.

Unofficial island mayor race continues

One dollar is one vote. Donations can be made in collection boxes set around town as well as online.

Islanders, officials weigh in on bridge closure

Some are considering how the closure might impact the island in the long term.

With gift, food bank plans ahead

The Vashon Food Bank has received the DIG Nursery property as a charitable donation.

School board approves budget, weighs reopening for classes

The budget was approved against a backdrop of some uncertainty.

With eyes on challenges ahead, class of 2020 graduates

“You are a force to be reckoned with.”

Latinx community, hard hit by virus, faces myriad challenges

Island families seek inclusion, resources and information in a rising sea of political uncertainty.

Life goes on at Vashon Community Care

VCC has not reported a single case of COVID-19 since closing its doors to visitors two months ago.

“Murder hornets” are back, but humans — and bees — face greater threats

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is providing trapping instructions.

Neighborcare won’t renew clinic lease

Health care provider did not provide set date for departure, but clinic lease expires in October.

Beachcomber editorial staff down to two

The news comes as Sound Publishing further eliminated 20% of its workforce across its publications.

Vashon’s small businesses wait for relief, hope for the best

“Give us a good challenge and we’ll figure it out. That’s the thing about people who live on Vashon.”

No word on return of Metro bus service

Bus service won’t resume on the island for at least the next few weeks.

Islanders seek to support farms, food

Several groups are organizing to better support both the island’s growers and under-resourced eaters.

The second live-streamed town hall event was broadcast last Saturday (Courtesy Photo).

At COVID-19 town hall, islanders ask what’s next

It was the second such live-streamed event to address questions about COVID-19 in the community.

The second live-streamed town hall event was broadcast last Saturday (Courtesy Photo).

Vashon certified as wildlife habitat community

Now the work begins to educate and replenish lost native plants that support birds and pollinators.