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Vashon Island Local News 2018-03-24T21:14:41+00:00
  • Hundreds turn out for ferry meeting
    by Susan Riemer on December 13, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Vashon-Maury Island BeachcomberVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Your local homepage. More than 260 people turned out to Washington State Ferries’ meeting Wednesday night regarding the final draft of the triangle route schedule slated to go into effect in March. Ferries will accept comments about this draft through Dec. 18. Hundreds turn out for ferry meetingSusan Riemer […]

  • New director has vision, steady hand
    by Wire Service on December 12, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Vashon-Maury Island BeachcomberVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Your local homepage. I would like to congratulate Heidi Jackson as the new executive director of the DOVE Project. Heidi has performed as interim executive director for the past several months and has more than surpassed the board of directors expectations. She brings a wealth of experience to the job, including several years as a board member, as well as serving as assistant to The DOVE Project’s previous executive director. New director has vision, steady handWire Servic […]

  • Event brought a warm glow
    by Wire Service on December 12, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Vashon-Maury Island BeachcomberVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Your local homepage. I felt a warm glow all over when I got into the Access bus with Lao after my “Celebration of Life.” Event brought a warm glowWire Servic […]

  • Island might lose rural character
    by Wire Service on December 12, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Vashon-Maury Island BeachcomberVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Your local homepage. We read with interest the recent articles concerning the two proposed low-income developments at the edges of Vashon town. While we agree with the need for affordable housing on the island, we question the appropriateness of these urban and centralized solutions, which are being proposed for our rural island. They seem wholly out of scale with what the Vashon Community Plan says is its #1 priority: “Maintain the rural character of the town and island.” Island might lose rural characterWire Servic […]

  • Island helped make project possible
    by Wire Service on December 12, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Vashon-Maury Island BeachcomberVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Your local homepage. Thank you, Vashon. For almost 15 years Vashon Island has supported American Hero Quilts. People have worked on making quilts, donating money and support in any way that was needed. Island helped make project possibleWire Servic […]

  • Fire commissioners approve $5.4 million budget for 2019
    by Susan Riemer on December 12, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Vashon-Maury Island BeachcomberVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Your local homepage. At the most recent fire board meeting late last month, the five commissioners unanimously passed a nearly $5.4 million budget for 2019, a 3 percent increase over last year’s spending plan. Fire commissioners approve $5.4 million budget for 2019Susan Riemer […]

  • Take steps to be earth-friendly this holiday season
    by Wire Service on December 12, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Vashon-Maury Island BeachcomberVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Your local homepage. The holidays are upon us. It’s a festive time, and it’s so easy to get carried away and forget all of our environmentally friendly habits. Between the decorating, shopping, wrapping and entertaining, we can create a lot of waste and end up with our bank accounts drained and our trash cans overflowing. Check out these eco-friendly ways to enjoy the season and give a little gift to Mother Earth at the same time. Take steps to be earth-friendly this holiday seasonWire Servic […]

  • Pool to offer quiet swim times for elderly, disabled
    by Paul Rowley on December 12, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Vashon-Maury Island BeachcomberVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Your local homepage. The benefits of swimming for those with limited abilities are many, said Aquatics Manager Ann White. Pool to offer quiet swim times for elderly, disabledPaul Rowley […]

  • King County Metro partners with carpooling apps
    by Wire Service on December 12, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Vashon-Maury Island BeachcomberVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Your local homepage. The initiative is in preparation of the viaduct closure next month. King County Metro partners with carpooling appsWire Servic […]

  • Van Redeker Band to play benefit for Land Trust
    by Wire Service on December 12, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Vashon-Maury Island BeachcomberVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Your local homepage. Join the Van Redeker Band for an intimate evening of music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, with the proceeds going to the Land Trust. Van Redeker Band to play benefit for Land TrustWire Servic […]