Opinion

Learn to love birds by learning more about them

Bring binoculars to Ober Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, for a birding field trip.

  • Mar 4, 2020

Community response to coronavirus should be applauded

If your birthday is March 5, sing “Happy Birthday” twice — and wash your hands while doing it. The length of time it takes to… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020

Buttigieg believes in local communities

His plan to invest in resilience and preparedness for climate change is one reason for my support.

  • Feb 26, 2020

Important issues facing women still need to be addressed

Little girls need exposure to past and current heroes who were pioneers in their respective fields.

  • Feb 26, 2020

Why I am not a candidate for president

I would never represent a people or a country that participates in the indiscriminate killing of foreign peoples or denying them the same rights and… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2020

No harm giving Vashon’s international flavors a try

It’s safe to say there are likely more than a few islanders whose mothers called them picky eaters growing up — and The Beachcomber’s editor… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2020

Exercising can be a gift, not a chore

The owner of a fitness studio on the island talks about her experience keeping everyone healthy

  • Feb 26, 2020

VCA’s new leader honored to serve

I know the value of a community steeped in the arts.

  • Feb 20, 2020

I’m retiring from the miracle on Main Street

My biggest thanks go to you for supporting The Hardware Store Restaurant, writes Melinda Powers.

  • Feb 20, 2020

Time for island to enforce leash laws

This is a devastating follow up to my recent letter imploring people to be responsible pet owners. At the end of a long week commuting… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020

Dock should be replaced, not retrofitted

I agree with most of Craig Klinkam’s editorial about the Tramp Harbor dock. As he points out, it has historical value and is the only… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020

Island community can learn from our retirees

A road trip in an RV across these United States; traveling to exotic places; downsizing your home and moving to a city with a warmer… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020

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