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Island woman still missing

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 1:13PM

The island woman who was reported missing early this week still has not returned, despite some reports yesterday that she was back safe on the island.

Vashon woman missing for second day

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Aug 27, 2014 at 2:22PM

An island woman has been reported missing Monday, and anyone with information about her whereabouts is encouraged to contact the King County Sheriff's Office.

Biking at midlife: crazy outfits optional

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 11:35AM

My husband has become a biker. Not a leather-clad Harley Davidson riding biker — the other kind. I’m really happy for him, truly I am, but his transformation comes with some baggage.

Costs for staff to direct traffic seem high

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 11:32AM

About traffic patrols at the Fauntleroy dock: Why so expensive? Granted, I’m unschooled in public policy, but $71,000 a year for 21 hours a week for a ferry employee or $300,000 a year for a police cadet seems like a lot!

We need to think about the future

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 11:31AM

Our children’s future may be the most obvious reason for stopping the use of toxic chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers on this beautiful island. Let’s be responsible for our actions now to prevent further destruction of our agricultural system; let’s avoid leaving behind a bigger problem for the future generations.

Money talks when it comes to chemicals

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 11:29AM

Money talks when it comes to chemicals Oh my! It looks like the sacred dollar has influenced another well-meant effort to encourage people to do something to help the environment into a position of “can’t prove nothin’, wait and see.” How sad.

It’s time to get back to nature

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 11:26AM

My name is Joe, I’m 69 years old, and I’ve lived on the island for 14 years.

Political game is no reflection on Vashon’s thriving schools | Editorial

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s public schools are strong. The school district is constantly working to address areas that could be improved, and most people would never label island schools as failing. That’s why it’s worrisome that this week a letter will go out to Chautauqua Elementary School parents that does just that.

Chautauqua families receive letters required by No Child Left Behind law

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00AM

Parents with children at Chautauqua Elementary School will receive letters this week informing them that their child is attending a “failing” school, a result of the state losing its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law

Homeshare program seeks homeowners with room to spare for renters

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 4:49PM

Vashon Household, the local nonprofit organization dedicated to affordable housing, is looking for islanders willing to rent out rooms in their homes

Express Cuisine goes up for sale

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00AM

After a year at the helm of Express Cuisine, island chef Chris Lueck is selling the business because of health problems.

Care center seeks new leadership

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Community Care (VCC) will soon be looking for a new administrator, as current administrator Janelle Ansell has given her notice and will leave next month.

Fall brings an uptick in island preschools

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00AM

Just a few years ago, several island preschools were serving fewer children than in years past, but preschools appear to be flourishing again, with three new schools set to open this fall and three others reporting significant changes.

Motorcycle mania roars onto Vashon

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 4:32PM

On Sunday, more than 1,000 motorcyclists gathered in downtown Vashon for the Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts’ 32nd annual Isle of Vashon TT.

Fire board approves change to island emergency medical system

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 9:17AM

Vashon’s fire district will move forward with a plan to incorporate its paramedic program into the south King County emergency medical system, a transition that could happen as soon as January of next year.

Demonstration will spotlight Native basket weaving

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 10:38AM

In connection with the Heritage Museum’s current exhibit, the Heritage Association is sponsoring an event this weekend that focuses on the Puyallup tribe’s art and design.

Island musician will perform a night of world music at Seattle’s Neptune Theater

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:44PM

Islander Jason Everett will be featured with the band SAMA this weekend as part of the Nights at the Neptune Summer Concert Series in Seattle.

Subconscious Population will play the Bike on Friday night

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

Subconscious Population, a band that has many fans on the island and is a large part of Vashon’s musical history, will play a free show at the Red Bike on Friday.

Open Air: Artists take flight at weekend festival

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:34PM

The Open Space for Arts & Community invites islanders and guests to come fly with them at its fourth annual outdoor aerial festival, Open Air, this weekend.

No record, but a fun attempt

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:24PM

Quartermaster Harbor was a colorful scene on Sunday, as hundreds of people in canoes, kayaks and even stand-up paddle boards joined together just off Jensen Point.

Vandalism leaves the bike in the tree in poor condition

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 5:00AM

When Puyallup residents Dylan Hutson and Molly DelDuca took a day trip to Vashon Sunday, seeing the bike in the tree was high on the young couple’s list of things to do.

A late summer night at the movies brings comfort and tears

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:07PM

My face is reflected in the deckhand’s mirrored sunglasses as he motions for me to start my car, a stony expression chiseled in his weathered face. I slip the minivan into gear, my dress shirt sticky with sweat. On the dock, in the full glare of early-evening sun, I pass a pair of chortling dusty-diesel busses crowded with a disorderly crush of sweltering commuters.

A stoplight would help at the dock

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 7:00PM

All the talk this summer about ferry delays, two-boat solutions, state legislature gridlock and the need to hire back the state patrol cadets seems to overlook the obvious: Why not do what Anacortes did years ago and install a traffic light where the dock meets Fauntleroy Way?

Turn to Freecycle for treasures and news

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:03PM

Of course you read The Beachcomber. So you consider yourself generally well informed, locally speaking. If there’s something else on Vashon Island that needs knowing or news breaking, you’ll find it out at your favorite coffee purveyor, where other regulars offer appreciation, group therapy and relevant facts. That’s why it may come as a mild shock that you could be missing what’s really going on around here.

As bike is vandalized, a piece of island life may disappear

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

It would be a shame to see the bike in the tree go away. While Vashon undoubtedly has a lot more to offer than a bike that became encased in a fir tree 60 years ago, the bike is one small thing that makes our island different.

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