Sarah Low

Crew teams clean up at American Lake regatta

The Vashon Island Rowing Club made a statement of sorts on Sunday at the Commencement Bay Rowing Club’s annual American Lake regatta, bringing home 19… Continue reading

Zero Waste Vashon holds forum amid China ban on foreign waste

As many islanders are wheeling their shiny, new blue co-mingle bins out to the curb, Zero Waste Vashon — the group largely responsible for the… Continue reading

Islanders will talk about once-in-a-lifetime bike trip, show their art

It’s been written about in the paper. It’s been talked about on the radio. And on Sunday, Vashon Center for the Arts will offer an… Continue reading

Nearly 40 years after painting original, artist comes back to iconic mural

At the southwest corner of the intersection of 204th Street and Vashon Highway, on the wall of the former Bell Telephone building, there is a… Continue reading

COMMENTARY: Taking a knee — Patriotism vs Nationalism

What’s in a song? NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s job, it would seem, and the reflection of this country’s sense of self. The song in question… Continue reading

Island puppeteer will have installation at MoPop’s Maker Faire

At Adam Ende’s studio in Dockton where he creates his Jawbone Puppet Theater Wondershow, guests would be as likely to receive a visit from two… Continue reading

Mixed results for two island rowers at world championships

The Vashon Island Rowing Club saw one of its current juniors and an alum compete at the World Rowing Junior Championships — both the U23s… Continue reading

Vashon rowers perform well at annual Green Lake summer regatta

The Vashon Island Rowing Club wrapped up its summer camp sessions with a trip to Seattle’s Green Lake last Saturday, for the annual Green Lake… Continue reading

Author, former councilmember to speak

Nick Licata, author, activist and former Seattle City Councilmember, will speak about his book “Becoming a Citizen Activist: Stories, Strategies and Advice for Changing Our… Continue reading

Group will hold annual Irish road bowling match Sunday

If you are in the area of 220th Street and Old Mill Road this Sunday and a small, fluorescent orange or yellow steel cannonball flies… Continue reading

Junior crew member, alumnus, heading to worlds

For a small organization, the Vashon Island Rowing Club is making a big splash on the national and international scenes, as one of its current… Continue reading

Business landscape changes in town

For anyone who has lived on the island more than a couple of years, business comings and goings are nothing new, seemingly an unavoidable part… Continue reading

VIRC masters achieve best results ever at regional championships

The Vashon Island Rowing Club’s masters rowers, enduring the heat of one of the hottest June weekends on record, stormed their way through the competition… Continue reading

Island’s forest kindergarten receives state award for leadership

Earlier this month, Erin Kenny, co-founder and director of Vashon’s Cedarsong Nature School, took some time out with the kids in the school’s forest kindergarten… Continue reading

Junior crew returns to podium with third-place finish at Nationals

Vashon Island Rowing Club’s junior women’s pairs represented the club and Pacific Northwest well at USRowing’s Youth National Championships, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota,… Continue reading

Sheepdog trials kick off next Thursday with new and old elements

No, Vashon, your eyes are not deceiving you, those are the Sheepdog Classic’s familiar wooden cut-outs you see along the busier thoroughfares, as it is,… Continue reading

Junior crew tops five events at Regional Champs, sending two to nationals

The Vashon Island Rowing Club’s junior crew got to finish one of its soggiest season’s in recent memory with some of the best weather, at… Continue reading

Off the Rock and under the radar for May 17

The Beachcomber offers this weekly collection of stories from everywhere but Washington D.C., for readers looking to climb out of the rabbit hole for a… Continue reading

Young world chess champion will speak, play at island event

Islander and chess expert Philip McCready has had his work cut out for him trying to establish a regular chess club on Vashon. Despite being… Continue reading

Vashon’s junior rowers claim four golds at wind-plagued Brentwood Regatta

Vashon’s junior rowers spent last weekend on Vancouver Island at the Brentwood Regatta, dealing with what seems to have become this season’s prevailing issue: wind.… Continue reading