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Beachcomber names new editor to paper

Beachcomber names new editor to paper

Reporter and current editor Susan Riemer is stepping down.

Beachcomber names new editor to paper
Second Japan Festival will showcase island heritage

Second Japan Festival will showcase island heritage

The event will feature a number of Japanese traditions, dishes and crafts.

Second Japan Festival will showcase island heritage
Islander looks back at career as superior court judge

Islander looks back at career as superior court judge

Susan Serko served on the bench of the Pierce County Superior Court for 13 years.

Islander looks back at career as superior court judge
Stupid bikes to ride again during art gallery crawl

Stupid bikes to ride again during art gallery crawl

“It’s just got a life of its own. And it’s First Friday, so it’s going to be just a generally fun time.”

Stupid bikes to ride again during art gallery crawl
Park district renovates Agren

Park district renovates Agren

Field will remain closed while new sod takes root.

Park district renovates Agren
Food bank seeks more support for summer program

Food bank seeks more support for summer program

“For that kind of increased access and growth, we need increased funding.”

Food bank seeks more support for summer program
Orcas, salmon face myriad challenges

Orcas, salmon face myriad challenges

Three more southern residents have vanished and are presumed dead.

Orcas, salmon face myriad challenges
Weary of air traffic noise, islanders seek a reprieve

Weary of air traffic noise, islanders seek a reprieve

Group continues to push for Port of Seattle to install noise monitors on Vashon.

Weary of air traffic noise, islanders seek a reprieve
Islander steps down from longtime pet care business

Islander steps down from longtime pet care business

Joanna Gardiner of Loving Care for Animals is leaving her business this summer after 23 years.

Islander steps down from longtime pet care business
Relish offers hearty helping of new classes

Relish offers hearty helping of new classes

“It’s very empowering to cook for your family, your friends or yourself.”

Relish offers hearty helping of new classes
County takes on scheduling Community Van rides

County takes on scheduling Community Van rides

Pilot program renewed on island for two years.

County takes on scheduling Community Van rides
Pride, perspective after world rowing competition

Pride, perspective after world rowing competition

“I feel proud of everyone that competed … and for what we were able to throw down on the course.”

Pride, perspective after world rowing competition
Folk-pop luminary heads to arts center stage

Folk-pop luminary heads to arts center stage

Shawn Mullins has forged his own creative path in a notable career spanning decades.

Folk-pop luminary heads to arts center stage
County to begin cleanup of polluted Maury park

County to begin cleanup of polluted Maury park

Contractor bid evaluation process underway; some trails will be temporarily closed to public.

County to begin cleanup of polluted Maury park
Donations helping Burton skate park project take off

Donations helping Burton skate park project take off

Fundraising will support improved accessibility for elderly and disabled people at the park.

Donations helping Burton skate park project take off
Voice of Vashon launches video series on climate

Voice of Vashon launches video series on climate

Climate Watch will focus on the efforts of islanders to prepare for a warming planet.

Voice of Vashon launches video series on climate
Farms harvest for food bank

Farms harvest for food bank

A new program will allow the Vashon Community Food Bank to buy wholesale produce grown on the island

Farms harvest for food bank
Burby race continues to draw old and new crowd

Burby race continues to draw old and new crowd

Event has helped support Vashon Island High School athletic programs for decades.

Burby race continues to draw old and new crowd
Island pot farms going up in smoke

Island pot farms going up in smoke

Five years after legalization, some marijuana businesses on Vashon struggle to turn a profit.

Island pot farms going up in smoke
Camp Goodtimes empowers kids to be kids

Camp Goodtimes empowers kids to be kids

Children facing cancer diagnoses have fun, build connections.

Camp Goodtimes empowers kids to be kids