By JOE MEEKERFor The BeachcomberThere are about 21,000 islands on Earth.They constitute about 7 percent of the land area, and about 10 percent of the… Continue reading
By LYNANN POLITTEFor The BeachcomberMen have been engaging the help of women to further their oppression of women since, well, the beginning of a patriarchal… Continue reading
By AIMEE CARTIERFor The BeachcomberThe other night I was at one of our Island restaurants when in passing I overheard someone say with great conviction,… Continue reading
As one of our letter-writers eloquently points out in this week’s issue (“Defacing sign is heartless”), another act of intolerance occurred in the last few… Continue reading
Talk to the staff at the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust, and you find that they’ve been pushing hard for the last few years, working on… Continue reading
By YVONNE PITROFNearly all of us have been following the headlines over the last few weeks, wondering what the world is going to look like… Continue reading
AccommodationsNew inns aren’t neededDo we really need newly developed hotels on this Island? If you missed last Tuesday’s Chamber of Commerce Lodging Tour — a… Continue reading
By TERRY LINDQUISTVashon Island School District SuperintendentOne of the many things I have learned about this wonderful little Island community is that there is always… Continue reading
Reservation system? Peak pricing? Now’s the time to speak up.
NORTH PASSAGES with Will North
A SLICE OF LIFE with Mary Kay Rauma
Editor’s note: This is the first in a new series of columns where Islanders discuss the values that guide their lives and inform their actions.
Local electionConsider running for councilI would like to call attention to the other election. I am asking Islanders to take their attention off the engrossing… Continue reading
As PTSA President Denise Katz points out in her column this week, the Vashon Island School District needs Island kids to ride the bus next… Continue reading
NORTHWEST FORAGING with Erin Kenny
By DENISE KATZFor The BeachcomberThe Vashon Island School District’s Bus Ridership Week is Sept. 29 through Oct. 3. This annual statewide count of students who… Continue reading
Last week my wife and I experienced a parental rite of passage — our daughter climbed on board a school bus for the first time. We were worried that she would get cold feet at the last moment — but no, off she went, happily heading toward her first day of school.
As children, our imaginations had no limit.