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Vashon’s Fix-It Cafe was a well-oiled machine

Repairs on items resulted in 502 pounds of material being diverted to the landfill.

  • Oct 27, 2021
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Community Council talks ferries, PSE and more at meeting

The Vashon-Maury Island Community Council (VMICC) held its general meeting on Oct. 18, on Zoom.

  • Oct 27, 2021
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School district adds testing, retools COVID communications

Parents, speaking to Beachcomber, voice concerns

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One way or another, three school board seats are up for grabs

Results of the Nov. 2 election and board appointment process will determine next board members.

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COVID: We’re still in high-risk zone, but with signs of easing

Moderna and J&J booster appointments now available and more.

  • Oct 27, 2021
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Land Trust opens new leg of Judd Creek Trail

New trail opens to the public Oct. 27

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Time and Again: The Dockton Dry Dock

Dockton’s name reveals the story of its past as a bustling center of maritime activity.

  • Oct 27, 2021
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Scene and Heard: Islanders call to breach Snake River dams

Parents and children from the Vashon Green School showed support for Snake River restoration.

  • Oct 27, 2021
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Racial disparities in bike helmet law forces decision by King County health board

On Oct. 21, the King County Board of Health discussed striking down a county law that requires bicycle riders to wear helmets because of data… Continue reading

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Vashon Green School, aiming for inclusion, becomes nonprofit

Vashon Green School is the island’s only completely outdoor primary school.

  • Oct 22, 2021
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COVID Update: Delta hits hard for island youth and children

In September, there were 43 new cases on Vashon and 22 of those were patients aged 19 and younger.

  • Oct 21, 2021
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Local leaders detail big impacts of reduced ferry service

WSF announced that the triangle route will operate on a two-boat schedule for an indefinite period of time.

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Phil Volker, a pilgrim who inspired thousands, dies at 73

Volker was the subject of two award-winning films, “Phil’s Camino” and “Phil’s Camino: So Far, So Good.”

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Norman Mathews, grocer who gave back generously to island, dies

Mathews was a pillar of the business community who was beloved for his support of island groups.

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Longtime reporter is named as Beachcomber’s new editor

Vashon resident Elizabeth Shepherd named new Beachcomber editor.

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What’s happening | Oct. 21 edition

Group discusses new burial methods in Washington, a reminder to stop for school buses and more.

  • Oct 20, 2021
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Food Bank plans ahead for future

Strategic planning effort identifies four priorities

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Geographic dispersion of Washington State Patrol commissioned personnel who lost their jobs Oct. 18. (Washington State Patrol)

Rather than get vaccine, nearly 1,900 state workers lose jobs

Exactly how many people will be out of work for ignoring Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate isn’t known yet. But it became a lot clearer… Continue reading

Geographic dispersion of Washington State Patrol commissioned personnel who lost their jobs Oct. 18. (Washington State Patrol)

Vashon school board members eye applicants for open seat

A field of four applicants has now been narrowed to two: Kali Aguilera and Richard Hazzard.