Paul Rowley

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

With eyes on challenges ahead, class of 2020 graduates

“You are a force to be reckoned with.”

With eyes on challenges ahead, class of 2020 graduates

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

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.

Life goes on at Vashon Community Care
“Murder hornets” are back, but humans — and bees — face greater threats

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

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is providing trapping instructions.

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

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

Beachcomber editorial staff down to two

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

Beachcomber editorial staff down to two
Vashon’s small businesses wait for relief, hope for the best

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.”

Vashon’s small businesses wait for relief, hope for the best
No word on return of Metro bus service

No word on return of Metro bus service

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

No word on return of Metro bus service
Islanders seek to support farms, food

Islanders seek to support farms, food

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

Islanders seek to support farms, food
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

Vashon certified as wildlife habitat community

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

Vashon certified as wildlife habitat community
Welcome sign guiding Dockton visitors stolen

Welcome sign guiding Dockton visitors stolen

“This really was an unfortunate surprise. [This] just doesn’t happen.”

Welcome sign guiding Dockton visitors stolen
Island seniors finding ways to stay connected

Island seniors finding ways to stay connected

Many are helping seniors stay engaged and active under Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay at home order.

Island seniors finding ways to stay connected

Metro bus service on Vashon ends Saturday

Water Taxi remains on reduced schedule; community van doesn’t have enough available volunteer drivers

Island social services anticipate strain from COVID-19 impacts

A recent Vashon Social Services Network meeting made clear that some are feeling the pressure.

As Gov. orders longer lockdown, COVID-19 testing comes to island

As Gov. orders longer lockdown, COVID-19 testing comes to island

Neighborcare Health, VashonBePrepared now offer limited testing, evaluation services.

As Gov. orders longer lockdown, COVID-19 testing comes to island
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.

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

Islanders launch food delivery service

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