Opinion

Glacier considered

In Our Opinion

Only leverage is zoning

By JEAN BOSCHOn our little Island, with limited development opportunities and funding sources, many non-profits would love a chance to improve their facilities. Even the… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Legislature is gearing up to address several critical ferry issues

By ALAN MENDELThe 2008 legislative session will be dealing with some important ferry-related issues. Even though this year’s session — the second year of the… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Ferry blues

It’s been a rough ride for those of us who commute off the Island on a regular basis. Commuters, as a rule already early risers,… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Recalling a teacher who made a difference

Thank your mentor day

  • Apr 26, 2008

Community spirit on ice

It’s remarkable to skate on Fisher Pond in the maritime Northwest, with its relatively balmy winters. It’s even more remarkable to glide across the ice… Continue reading

The scent of spring will soon sweeten the air

BY ERIN KENNYOne of the first signs of spring in the Northwest is a certain sweetly intoxicating scent that permeates those first warm days. It… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Eating locally grown food can make a world of difference

By JULIA LAKEYAs the buds swell on branches and the first shoots emerge, late winter is a good time to plan food growing ideas. Being… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

In praise of Terry Lindquist

In Our Opinion

  • Apr 26, 2008

Islanders must act to keep ferry fares from climbing even more

By JOE ULATOSKIFrequent ferry-user discounts are threatened, and peak-hour surcharges are apparently on the horizon unless we act. These, taken together, could result in an… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Democracy on Vashon

In Our Opinion

  • Apr 26, 2008

On dogs, parks and messes

By CAROL ZABILSKIFor The BeachcomberWhen we moved to Vashon, we were delighted to find the rules regarding dogs in parks less rigid than in the… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Changing the world one mug at a time

A new program offers Islanders 10 cents for using their own mug.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Islanders have a right to affordable ferry service

By VICKIE MERCERAccording to a recent article in The Beachcomber, Washington State Transportation Commissioner Bob Distler thinks commuting on one of our state-run ferries is… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Will the Corps listen?

In Our Opinion

  • Apr 26, 2008

A baker’s memories of Sound Food: Watching the bread, and the sun, rise

By ANNA PLUMMERFor The BeachcomberI spent the better part of 10 years working at Sound Food’s bakery bench watching the light of day appear and… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Two town centers may be possible with intention and careful planning

In the best of all worlds, K2 Commons, just like the original New England town commons, would be in the center of or on the… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008