Should Tramp Harbor dock have closed? Not so fast

I think there are pragmatic reasons to reassess whether closing and demolishing the dock is prudent.

  • Feb 14, 2020


Valentine’s Day ideas for the procrastinator

I’m offering suggestions for excellent, last minute, Valentine’s Day gifts, perfect for any islander.

  • Feb 12, 2020


Workshops like Axiom Equine’s provide enrichment for students

While some island residents stood in major intersections last week holding signs urging others to vote for the Vashon Island School District capital and technology… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2020


Community council has great potential

I’m excited about the initiative to bring back the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council. I hope that the new version will be even more effective than… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2020

Vashon trails should have bags for horse manure

There is a large double standard I would like to address. I walk a lot of trails on this island I grew up on, and… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2020

Win a trip for a good cause

The Vashon Senior Center is raising funds to create “Every Body’s Playground” at Ober Park.

  • Feb 6, 2020

Voting for school levy the right thing to do

This levy is a four-year renewal of the expiring Cap/Tech levy at a modestly-increased rate.

  • Feb 6, 2020

Local mural interpretation incorrect

My intent for the mural was to communicate some of the local history of “center” on Vashon.

  • Feb 6, 2020

Please vote ‘yes’ for levy

We are pressing hard to fulfill our responsibility to provide the best experience for our kids.

  • Feb 6, 2020

Get Your ‘No Vote’ in the mail

The school district and supporters are at it again.

  • Feb 6, 2020

Community letters an integral part of newspaper

In this week’s edition of The Beachcomber, you’ll see two letters to the editor about the mural in the breezeway of Vashon Center for the… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020

It’s never too soon to think about end of life

Writing your own advance directive is a worthy exercise, even for a healthy 25-year-old like me.

  • Feb 5, 2020

Thanks to mural artist for clarification

Thanks to the artist for responding about the mural at VCA. By publishing the back story, it’s easier to understand the mural’s suggestions. I’m also… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2020

Democracy not dependent on unions

We live in a democracy that has done quite well for over 200 years, regardless of union membership.

  • Jan 29, 2020

New lights available for kids

Stop by Spider’s Ski and Sport and ask for a free light — then use it.

  • Jan 29, 2020

Cheers to retiring founder of The Hardware Store Restaurant

Her engagement in hard work was only matched by her deeds of big-heartedness and altruism.

  • Jan 29, 2020

The dangers of the PSE LNG plant are many

Puget Sound Energy’s LNG plant is the story of “business as usual” when it is anything but.

  • Jan 29, 2020

With Coronavirus case so close to home, here are things to think about

Local physician outlines ways to keep safe from virus and whether there should be cause for concern

  • Jan 29, 2020

Vashon could use a community council again

Though this island lacks a city council and mayor, it is not lacking in public meetings, whether it’s that of Vashon Fire & Rescue or… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2020

Borrowing money necessary to start health care district

As an entirely new public entity, there are activities we are compelled to do, such as borrow money.

  • Jan 22, 2020