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Classic Eats Restaurant owner Tony Hayes distributing gift certificates to Highline School District staff. Hayes is one of many King County residents that have been giving back during this time of need in 2020. Courtesy photo/Tony Hayes.

Local fundraisers take on new meaning during pandemic

With these hardships have come stories of the power of community crowdfunding in our own backyards.

Classic Eats Restaurant owner Tony Hayes distributing gift certificates to Highline School District staff. Hayes is one of many King County residents that have been giving back during this time of need in 2020. Courtesy photo/Tony Hayes.
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Even in a Hard Year, Arts Center Celebrates the Season

Even in the quiet of the pandemic, staff members have stayed busy.

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A New Album Captures the Essence of Vashon in Song

The collection of songs by local musicians is the second volume of this annual project.

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Family Portrait: Parenting in a Pandemic

This new feature in The Beachcomber checks in with islanders who are parenting during the pandemic.

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Desert Island Bookworm Takes on a Whale of a Tale

Herman Melville produces magic with English that almost no one else can

  • Dec 4, 2020
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What’s Happening Dec. 3 – 10

Reggae legend Clinton Fearon releases a single, new shows from VashonLive, and more.

  • Dec 4, 2020
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Our Town: A Potter Takes a Winding Path to Find Her Passion

Stephanie Marotta, born in Pennsylvania, was attracted to ceramics from the time she was a kid.

  • Nov 29, 2020
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New Children’s Book Celebrates Vashon, From A to Z

Author Barbara Gustafson once again has shared her love for her hometown.

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Our Town: An artist creates beautiful Vashon views

My favorite commissions are working with clients to create exactly the right piece for their setting

  • Nov 28, 2020
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What’s Happening Nov. 26 – Dec. 3

Vashon Live will present “Behind The Names: Breonna Taylor,” and present a concert by Danny Newcomb.

  • Nov 28, 2020
Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo

Free Park Days in 2021 start in January

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to… Continue reading

Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo

Community Keeps Beachcomber Strong

This issue of the paper had an early deadline due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Nov 26, 2020
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The Desert Island Bookworm Rides Woolf’s ‘Waves’

“The Waves” is, as novelist Jeanette Winterson once memorably said, “a 200-page insult to mediocrity.”

  • Nov 26, 2020
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Chef Shares Tips for Start and Finish of Thanksgiving Meal

Lisa Cyra, Food Services Director of Vashon Island School District, on simple Thanksgiving recipes.

  • Nov 23, 2020
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Our Town: A Painter Explores Transformation Through Art

I have always been fascinated by how ideas are formed, considered, and adopted or discarded.

  • Nov 23, 2020
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The Desert Island Bookworm Praises Page-Turner

What a glorious tale “Shogun” is — rarely has history come so alive.

  • Nov 23, 2020
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Virtual shindigs raise funds for island seniors

Local organizations are getting creative with virtual offerings in the age of coronavirus.

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New exhibits spotlight art made during pandemic

Islanders can see new art up close and personal at several island galleries this Friday and continuing, in most cases, through November. Wear a mask… Continue reading

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The Desert Island Bookworm Voyages to Venice

Very rarely, you find a book that forces you to slow down your reading so as not to miss a word.

  • Nov 7, 2020
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A Live Talk Show at VCA Keeps Its Audience Up Late(ish)

The show is a chance to get to know some island celebrities in a virtual living room.

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