Opinion

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?

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  • 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

K2 Commons would provide jobs and have minimal environmental impact

As a consultant working with the K2 Commons developers Dick Sontgerath and Truman O’Brien, I have heard praise for the project as well as concerns… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

In Our Opinion

Teen life on VashonThose who work closely with teens were likely not surprised by the latest results of an exhaustive survey that attempts to measure… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Thriving small businesses keep Vashon healthy

By JAY BECKERHow businesses compete successfully with mainland big box stores is what Michael Schuman writes about in “The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses are… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Spring is the time to forage for edible plants

By ERINN KENNYI have taught a lot of people — both children and adults — about edible native plants over the years, and it always… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

What happens to the arsenic?

In Our Opinion

  • Apr 26, 2008

Parents need to be both vigilant and involved to keep teens from using

Parents have heard the warnings many times before that drug and alcohol use during adolescence is risky and serious behavior. You may also have heard… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Watching addicts in town is a painful reminder of the power of addiction

I spend a fair amount of time walking around downtown Vashon. Not a week goes by, often not a day, that I don’t see someone… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Working together to protect the Island’s precious groundwater

Last August, I got my postcard reminding me to have my septic tank checked to see if it needs pumping. It’s already March, and I… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Organizations, laws aim to serve victims of domestic abuse

As the domestic violence victims’ advocate on Vashon, I speak daily with survivors of partner abuse about their experience in seeking safety, support and healing… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008