Festival honors Vashon’s Japanese heritage

“People could come almost any time and experience and see something wonderful, cultural and artistic.”

  • Sep 19, 2019


Local wildlife rescue runs on volunteer power

By Kathryn True Every morning in Lynnwood, a doctor and her team hold rounds for a special set of patients — some of them from… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2019


Passport to Pain

Riders tested their mettle on the island’s biggest hills last Saturday.

  • Sep 19, 2019


Vashon school board, superintendent consider budget reductions

Superintendent told board members that the district is facing an $825,000 shortfall.

Future of historic dock rests on community

Park District levy election hangs over all decisions regarding what steps will be taken next.

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King County alcohol production ordinance could be approved by year’s end

Proposal would allow Vashon town center to open small tasting rooms.

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Longtime islander rides in Mongol Derby

“I don’t think it’s possible to do enough to get ready for something like that.”

King County Local Services to host town hall Monday

The meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23 at Vashon High School

Weekend catio tour highlights pet safety

Islanders interested in building safe outdoor spaces for their pets will have the opportunity to see several different designs on a catio tour this Saturday.… Continue reading

In film, islander explores environmental concerns, path forward

“What if you woke up tomorrow morning and you pretended that you chose to be here now?”

Classic car cruise coming up

A treat for aficionados of all things automotive will take place on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15, when classic car collectors from the island and beyond… Continue reading

Park, hospital districts could coexist

“This is not an either-or-vote,” said Park District Executive Director Elaine Ott- Rocheford.

Islanders pay tribute to 9-11 victims on 18th anniversary

A generation after the deadliest day on American soil took place, islanders paid tribute on Wednesday to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist… Continue reading

Human composting entrepreneur to speak on island

Katrina Spade will discuss sustainable alternatives to traditional funerary practices next Thursday.

Tool Libraries gather

The event was the first gathering of its kind, organizers said.

  • Sep 11, 2019

Beachcomber names new editor to paper

Reporter and current editor Susan Riemer is stepping down.

Stargazing: Space station, Jupiter and Saturn visible this month

By Christopher Phillips Greetings, stargazers. We begin the month of September with the moon passing through its first quarter phase. As the brightness of the… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

VCA concludes investigation of complaint

Arts center committed to providing safe, comfortable environment, said Board President.

VIFR to launch rescue swimmer program

Various members of the fire district were divided in recent months about the program’s merits.

Second Japan Festival will showcase island heritage

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