Sarah Low

New county task force, island group, focus on recycling with Chinese ban in effect

In the wake of China’s ban on certain types of recycling imports, King County has created a task force in an effort to both improve… Continue reading

High school creates food pantry for students, families in need

Responding to what they felt was a demonstrable need, staff at Vashon High School have begun a free food pantry program for any students experiencing… Continue reading

International chess champion to bring best moves to Vashon

Phiona Mutesi is not a household name. She does not know exactly how old she is and grew up in arguably one of the most… Continue reading

HOME & GARDEN: More than a bridge — Maury Island home’s unique features run deep

Maury Island residents have dubbed it “the bridge house,” a home built in 2009 with twin lookout-inspired towers and indeed, a bridge the leads to… Continue reading

Beachcomber welcomes new reporter

This year, March brings not just the welcome warmth and color of spring, but also a new voice to the island as The Beachcomber welcomed… Continue reading

Islander holds WSU Athletics responsible for poor decisions, viral news story

Editor’s note: The islander involved in this story has asked not to be identified in order to protect and maintain the privacy of her son,… Continue reading

Local food truck operator worked to pass updated law

Until a week ago, Washington was one of only two states in the country that still required food truck operators to have brick-and-mortar commissary kitchens… Continue reading

Chamber fair will feature variety of home-related businesses on Saturday

This Saturday, the Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its fifth annual Home Fair at the high school from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.… Continue reading

Katie Chale (File photo)

Islander seeks changes in state’s wrongful death laws

A recent bill with connections to Vashon that proposes to change Washington’s wrongful death laws has overcome one significant hurdle on its way through the… Continue reading

Katie Chale (File photo)

Technology saves life of island woman after boating accident

An island woman pulled lifeless from storm-whipped waters off of Burien three weeks ago after a boating accident that took her companion’s life has made… Continue reading

Lucy’s Table will be closed during transition

The restaurant at the Burton Inn, Lucy’s Table, will close for “a winter break” and transition to new management, with an aim to re-open in… Continue reading

ZOMBiEZ is up for sale, but will remain open

As it enters its sixth year in business, Vashon’s uniquely monikered burger joint is up for sale while its owners are working on their next… Continue reading

VHS wrestlers place second overall at sub-regionals

Last weekend’s sub-regional wrestling meet saw six teams battle it out on the Pirates’ home turf for the chance to move on to Regionals. Klahowya,… Continue reading

Annual homeless count complete, island’s final numbers to be determined

Between 2 and 6 a.m. last Friday morning, two teams of volunteers traveled the island in search of those living outside as part of King… Continue reading

VHS wrestlers holding their own against bigger schools

VHS wrestlers offered a master class in teamwork last week: first, with a couple of come-from-behind pins at the Cascade Christian dual meet to win,… Continue reading

Seals swim team to offer non-competitive program

Next month, the Vashon Seals swim team will offer a new program for middle and high schoolers who are interested in swimming for fitness or… Continue reading

Health department’s look at island practitioner’s credentials continues

A Washington State Department of Health investigation is continuing into the work of Bethany Barnes, according to a department spokesman. Barnes offers pain management services… Continue reading

McMurray robotics team sees success with water purification innovation

The Vashon Robotics Club’s McMurray Middle School team is headed to Des Moines, Washington, on Saturday to compete in the semi-finals of the FIRST LEGO… Continue reading

New rule for solid waste disposal

The new year brings with it some new rules from King County Solid Waste. According to a recent press release, cardboard, scrap metal, yard waste… Continue reading

Pirate wrestlers come on strong at Everett tournament

The VHS wrestling team participated in The Everett Classic tournament last weekend, a mixed varsity and junior varsity event that saw the Pirates place 12th… Continue reading