Opinion

Stay connected — with each other, and with us

We are resolute in our mission to keep the print paper going — if the community supports us.

  • Apr 8, 2020

Support full-day ECEAP

I am witness to significant improvement in children participating in the program.

  • Apr 8, 2020

Unity Rally canceled

The Indivisible Vashon leadership team has decided to cancel the August 8, 2020, Unity Rally.

  • Apr 8, 2020

Renew car tabs online

Customers are encouraged to renew their license tabs online.

  • Apr 8, 2020

Be mindful of others

Toilet paper is the tip of the iceberg.

  • Apr 8, 2020

Support for small businesses needed

This isn’t business as usual for most island restaurants — they need more support than your patronage.

  • Apr 8, 2020

Make payments with community in mind

A suggestion for how to use federal COVID-19 payments.

  • Apr 8, 2020

Thank you, Vashon, for driving less

As my dad used to say, “Life could be like this.”

  • Apr 8, 2020

Support Ace Hardware, but stay away if you’re ill

We are here to support you; please support us.

  • Apr 8, 2020

Full-day preschool an outstanding return on investment

We see ECEAP as a powerful return on our investment in children and a program to celebrate.

  • Apr 3, 2020

We are The Beachcomber

We are not going to leave you without a newspaper in these critical times.

  • Apr 3, 2020

Help to hold hope in uncertain times

Human beings are being reminded in real time that we impact one another for good or for bad.

  • Apr 1, 2020

Air ambulance collaboration needed more than ever

We must be stewards of our precious health care resources, including air ambulance programs.

  • Mar 29, 2020

Vashon Neighborcare clinic plans for COVID-19 testing

We are working to be able to care for the community in the safest way as soon as possible.

  • Mar 29, 2020

Islanders, take COVID-19 seriously

Island doctors says no one was ready for the new pandemic; urges everyone not to spread coronavirus

  • Mar 28, 2020

Now is a good time to start a garden

How we grow our food can make a difference in the long term.

  • Mar 28, 2020

During pandemic, newspapers are still essential

This past Tuesday, in the midst of putting this edition to press, The Beachcomber staff learned some disheartening news: We will be furloughed. We will… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2020

Continue to read Beachcomber and digitally subscribe

We hope you will support the very specific, local journalism we are doing at The Beachcomber.

Even with the pandemic, the morning light is lovely

Stories of the work of islanders shine bright in trying times.

  • Mar 19, 2020

Keep your distance, islanders. It could save a life

It finally hit us — in a little island wave, so to speak. The first confirmed case of coronavirus locally was reported by a Vashon-based… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2020