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Restaurant Revitalization Fund can help, Speaker Series continues at Heritage Museum, and more.

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Chef of Earthen Reimagines His Restaurant, As Diners Return

“Cooking for me is like a puzzle… I love the creativity of it.”

  • Apr 22, 2021
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Cherry Trees at School Symbolize Friendship and Fragility

“The cherry tree represents beauty and strength, but the beauty of its blossoms is fleeting.”

  • Apr 22, 2021
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Islanders Out and About as Spring Blooms

Islanders recently flocked to enjoy the nice weather and sample delicious food and local goods.

  • Apr 16, 2021
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Bill Safeguarding Island Parks Heads to Governor’s Desk

The bill’s failure would jeopardize recreation programs, staffing and critical maintenance work.

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As Spring Blooms on Vashon, Islanders Step Out and About

Islanders visited the Vashon Farmer’s Market under blue skies last Saturday.

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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about April 6 to April 12.

  • Apr 15, 2021
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By Vashon, For Vashon: Small Scale Strawberry Festival on Way

This year’s festival will definitely not include off-island vendors and booths lining Vashon Highway.

Schools: Students at VHS and McMurray Head Back to Class

Long-awaited return to school follows district’s spring break vacation; school board mulls pay raises

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Chamber To Focus On Economic Recovery

After months of planning and design, the Vashon-Maury Chamber of Commerce has launched a major economic recovery campaign. The campaign has just received the support… Continue reading

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Local Groups Bring Climate Change Doc, Talks to Island

Vashon’s Backbone Campaign to screen documentary profiling local activist Bill Moyer.

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King County residents needed for first respiratory study using Apple watches

UW study to help find if devices can detect early warning signs of acute respiratory infections, such as COVID-19 and flu.

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine halted in Washington over side effect

Following federal guidance, Washington health care providers are temporarily pausing Johnson & Johnson shots while experts educate hospital systems on how to treat a rare… Continue reading

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High court ruling spurs effort to retool state’s drug laws

Meanwhile, the Blake decision has gotten people out jail, charges dismissed and possibly clemency for some.

  • Apr 12, 2021
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Wall of Portraits of Black Americans is Vandalized

A portrait of Lamontez Jones was torn from where it hung outside Vashon Center for the Arts.

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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about March 30 to April 5.

  • Apr 8, 2021
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In Mountain Crash, a Pair of Treetop Flyers Beat the Odds

The engine of Craig Beles and Truman O’Brien’s plane began to sputter 8,000 feet above the ground.

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As April Blooms Pop, A Tasting Room Re-Opens

“April feels like an appropriate and safe time to re-open. We are excited to see people again.”

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With Flower Delivery Service, an Islander Touches Hearts

By Lila Cohen For the Vashon Riptide Note: This article continues The Beachcomber’s partnership with the Vashon Riptide, the stellar student newspaper at Vashon High… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2021
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The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Formerly incarcerated people regain right to vote in Washington

Rights restored immediately upon release.

  • Apr 8, 2021
The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)