Story Archives

Archive Results — 1 thru 25 of about 8075 items

Washington fires bring climate change home | Editorial

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Aug 26, 2015 at 12:26PM

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe infamously brought a snowball onto the Senate floor earlier this year to suggest climate change is a hoax. Perhaps a member of our own state’s delegation should return from their August break with a charred limb of a Ponderosa pine to prove that it isn’t.

Coyote reports rise, group aims to educate islanders

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 10:50AM

When Angela Schonbok’s favorite cat did not return to the family’s north-end home after hunting voles one night recently, she knew something had gone terribly wrong.

Feeling the heat

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Aug 25, 2015 at 12:13PM

Record-breaking summer brings challenges to many island farmers

A new season, new coach, breathe new life into VHS football

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 11:00AM

The Seahawks aren’t the only local football team getting ready to start the fall season, as practices began last week for the Vashon High School (VHS) Pirates varsity and junior varsity (JV) football teams.

Reggae master plays free concert Thursday

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:48AM

Clinton Fearon returns to Vashon for a free concert in Ober Park from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Popular band returns to the Red Bike this weekend

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:44AM

The well-known all island band Subconscious Population will play a free show at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.

Commissioned artist creates dolls inspired by other cultures

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 11:00AM

Island artist Kathy Johnson became fascinated with dolls at an early age. Not the typical baby doll with a cherubic face or a Barbie doll sporting infamous body proportions. Rather Johnson’s focus landed on dolls from around the world, dolls she understood to be cultural icons.

All-day music fest offers tunes for a good cause

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:42AM

Music students at McMurray and Chautauqua will benefit

Farmers’ success depends on customers

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:33AM

Thank you for your editorial highlighting healthy locally grown and produced food and the farmers who make it possible (Supporting local farmers, relishing the food, Aug.19)

Nation near to important conversation

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:32AM

Conservative friends of mine have a catchy slogan they are proud of: “If the government gives you something, it was taken from someone else.”

Good things happen there

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:31AM

That was a great article on the senior center and aging and thanks to Susie Kalhorn (“As a community, we should grow old together,” Aug. 19).

A new track is essential and overdue

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:30AM

While I’m pleased that the school district plans to upgrade its athletic facilities, I have serious reservations about the structure of the district’s current improvement packages (“School board aims to limit spending on next phase of construction at high school,” Aug. 19).

Regarding ferries, speak up or lose service

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:24AM

Washington State Ferries (WSF) informed us last Friday that Vashon would lose car capacity for this week, beginning Monday.

Judd Creek restoration project continues

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:22AM

Last week, old trees found a new home when they were set in Judd Creek, where they will improve salmon habitat.

Theatre now licensed to sell beer, wine

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:14AM

Responding to more than a decade’s worth of customer requests, the Vashon Theatre is now licensed to sell beer and wine full-time.

Island nurse practitioner accepts position with Franciscan clinic

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:12AM

Kimberly Valencia, who closed her practice at Vashon Women’s Health Center in June, will begin working at the Franciscan Medical Clinic - Vashon this fall.


  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:10AM

Last Thursday evening Ian Moore and his band mates drew the largest crowd in years to a Concerts in the Park show, with well over 400 people attending

Family business a labor of love for all involved with Sporty’s

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 9:00AM

Nestled unassumingly between the pharmacy and The President of Me, Sporty’s has been one of Vashon town’s enduring businesses

Department of Ecology honors Vashon wastewater plant

  • Aug 18, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Aug 19, 2015 at 12:25PM

The Vashon Wastewater Treatment Plant is perfect — according to the performance requirements of the State Department of Ecology (DOE), that is.

Brothers compete in Ironman

  • Aug 18, 2015 at 11:34AM

Brothers Josiah and Nathanael Thalhofer, VHS (FamilyLink) ’05, recently competed in the Ironman Triathlon in Whistler, B.C.

Vashon’s main crossroads hold considerable island history

  • Aug 18, 2015 at 11:23AM

This is Terry Donnelly and Bruce Haulman’s 50th Time&Again article for The Beachcomber. As such, they felt it appropriate to recognize something iconic on the island, the main intersection in Vashon Town.

Junior javelin-thrower earns silver

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 11:00AM

Virginia Miller, a 16-year-old island athlete, recently earned a silver medal for the javelin throw at the national Junior Olympic games.

Recycling changes at transfer station

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 7:00AM

New equipment should reduce both costs and emissions

New work by island artist will pop up in Seattle gallery

  • Aug 18, 2015 at 11:05AM

Island artist Ann Leda Shapiro’s latest work, a series of five paper cutouts, will be exhibited in a pop-up art show at the Guest Shed Gallery in Seattle for two days only on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m.

Musicians with ties to Austin perform on Vashon

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 9:00AM

Ian Moore and Bill Carter go way back. Before he moved to Vashon in the early 1990s, Moore lived in Austin, where he and Carter first met. Since then the two musicians have appeared on stage together, sometimes in scheduled appearances and sometimes not. They are slated to perform separately on Vashon this week.

Read the Aug 26
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates