Eyes are on local beaches as scientists study sea star die-off

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

When Rayna Holtz and Yvonne Kuperberg began monitoring a strip of west-side beach a few years ago, searching for dead sea birds as part of a citizen science project through the University of Washington, they soon realized they likely wouldn’t find any dead birds. So the two women, also Vashon Beach Naturalists, began recording other sea creatures they saw on their monthly walks, thinking it would be interesting to watch how their populations changed over time.

Italian theater troupe brings new show to Open Space

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:09AM

The travelling Italian theatre troupe Teatro Minestrone will bring a new show, “Teatro Minestrone’s Around the World in 8 Stories,” to the Open Space for Arts & Community Outdoor Meadow at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Vashon Chamber Music plays Shostakovich

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:06AM

Vashon Chamber Music and Vashon Allied Arts have joined forces to bring Club Shostakovich to the Blue Heron at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Renowned singer-songwriter comes to Vashon

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

Vashon Events Special Performance series is bringing renowned guest musician Bill Carter with Scott MacDonald and Peter Pendras to the Red Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Opinion

Writing jokes about our hometown takes a special touch | Humor

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

We’re getting older. When this happens, one wants to share one’s knowledge with the younger set to save them the mistaken exits and entrances we’ve experienced and to show them we’ve still got it, baby. For that reason, a group of us are sharing today some tips for writing humorous pieces about Vashon, whether for the stage, the microphone or for the pages of The Beachcomber. There are others on-island who could do this, but they aren’t as cute. So let’s begin.

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