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Open Space kicks off renovation with gala fundraiser

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 26, 2016 at 2:43PM

For the past three years, in a sunny office on the second floor of the Open Space for Arts & Community, co-founders Janet McAlpin and David Godsey have been putting their considerable creative talents toward a brand new act. Calling it a makeover from the inside out, the two performing artists are launching a $1.5 million renovation of the building with a kick-off gala event — The Big O — the first Sunday in June.

Court documents: Families suing school district seeking more than $30 million

  • May 25, 2016 at 11:00AM updated May 27, 2016 at 12:35PM

The two families suing Vashon’s school district, alleging their children’s repeated bullying and harassment was not addressed by the district, are asking for at least $31.5 million in damages plus attorneys’ fees, according to documents released by the school district.

Young farmer ventures into field with humanitarian perspective

  • May 25, 2016 at 11:27AM

Twenty-eight-year-old Caitlin Ames never thought she would be a farmer. “I wanted to study social issues and actually came across agricultural colleges and would say, ‘Oh, heck no.’ In my head, a farmer is some guy in his 50s driving a tractor and smoking a cigarette. It was never something I could identify with,” she said during an interview with The Beachcomber, as she sat on a bench outside the office wearing a Pacific Crest Farm T-shirt and commenting about the dirt on her hands.

VHS girls’ tennis finishes second in district, sends one to state

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

Four members of the Vashon High School girls' tennis team qualified for the district tournament held on May 19 and took home a second-place trophy.

Rowing: Vashon juniors take regional championships by storm

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

The 2,000-meter course at Lake Vancouver along the Columbia River near Portland, Oregon, runs roughly north to south, and the crowds gathered at the calm finish line were oblivious to the "north sea" conditions piling up at the start through the afternoons of last weekend's Regional Rowing Championships.

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