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Triathlons combine forces, will host one large event this summer

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Apr 24, 2013 at 10:31AM

The organizers of Vashon’s two triathlon events, the XTERRA Vashon Off-Road Triathlon and the Heart of the Sound (HOTS) triathlon, have joined forces this year to offer these races as well as a separate trail run and open swim, over one endurance-testing weekend.

Beachcomber website changes its digital subscription service

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Apr 24, 2013 at 9:29AM

This week The Beachcomber will change how it delivers its online content. Beginning Wednesday, April 23, The Beachcomber’s website will move from having an online pay-wall to a meter for digital subscriptions. Under the new system, readers can view up to five articles a month at no cost. After five articles, they will be asked to activate or purchase a digital subscription.

General store meets modern times at the half-century-old Country Store

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 24, 2013 at 9:24AM

Walking into The Country Store and Farm, a place that has been in business for 50 years on Vashon, is a feast for the senses.

The way out: A new way into storytelling

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Apr 23, 2013 at 3:55PM

Heads up for a heart-stopping form of storytelling as members of Acrobatic Conundrum present “The Way Out,” an aerial acrobatic performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Two men, two lives tell one story in new play

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 3:50PM

Islander Peter Serko insists he’s a glass half-empty kind of guy. But judging from the story he plans to tell in a one-man show Saturday night at the Blue Heron, you’d never know it. With the provocative title “My Brother Kissed Mark Zuckerberg,” Peter spins a humorous yet poignant multi-media tribute to his late brother, David Serko, who died of AIDS during the height of the epidemic in New York City.

DoVE director works to fight taboos | Welcome Vashon Interview

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 2:56PM

The place where Betsey Archambault finds herself now — holding her daughter Emerson in her lap and a new puppy at her feet in her farmhouse overlooking Colvos passage — seems as they say “a far cry” from her life overseas.

Wrestlers have success at regional contest

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:26PM

Four Vashon wrestlers spent their spring break in Las Vegas, not to hit to slot machines, but to hit the mats, often, and against strong opposition at the Western Regionals competition.

Kids recreate 1950s in a classic musical

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:11PM

Vashon Allied Arts will present the musical “Bye Bye Birdie” this weekend at the Methodist church.

Orchestra plays twice, for adults and children

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:06PM

The Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra will welcome spring with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday for adults and at 11 a.m. Saturday for children. Both concerts will be held at the Blue Heron.

UMO offers free tickets to kids’ show

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:05PM

The UMO Ensemble recently caught a tiger by the tail. With the goal of bringing a live performance to under-served Seattle schoolchildren, UMO performed “Red Tiger Tales” off-island to an enthusiastic crowd of 1,200 kindergarten through 12th-grade students.

Around town | Arts briefs

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

Norm Hollingshead will give a preview lecture on Vashon Opera’s upcoming production of “Werther” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon Library. This lecture follows his preview of Seattle Opera’s “The Tales of Hoffman.”

Greywater can ease our dependence on the aquifer

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:45PM

How long do we have to continue to pull out increasing quantities of water from our watershed before irreparable damage to our environment is done? How long do we have before we must turn toward an alternative water supply instead of solely relying on our underground water and our streams?

Go green in the garden: Free information cards make it easy

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:36PM

Islanders concerned about the environmental effects of lawn and garden products have a new resource available to help make choices that protect the health of humans, wildlife and water.

Mukai House and Garden represents a blend of cultures

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:43PM

Vashon is home to one of the most unique landmarked sites in the nation. The Mukai House and Garden, built in 1930, is a synthesis of two cultural influences: the desire of Japanese immigrants to be American and their desire to retain their culture as well.

Let’s keep looking out for one another

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

We have a special culture here that I think of as “the Vashon Way.” People look out for each other and are helpful without being asked. One of the first winters after we moved to Vashon 24 years ago, a mid-day storm knocked an alder across our driveway while my husband and I both were at work.

The group is integral to island education

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

For the past two years I, and many others, have been teaching to the Common Core State Standards. We have been doing this work while using a variety of sources. In this time I have been witness to a change in the students’ attitudes toward math.

Upcoming Granny’s Attic move will displace athletes

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

When Granny’s Attic moves to its new location, more than 250 boys baseball players and girls softball players will lose the only indoor place available to practice on Vasho

Many criticize the government until they need it

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

“Everyone hates the government, until they need a friend,” has been a truism in American politics since Colonial times. Bill Rowling’s letter to the editor, (“Fix the Economy First”, April 16) rehashes all of the popular arguments about the vile nature of government regulation/bureaucracy/corruption and its war against business.

District needs financial support to stay ahead

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:06PM

As the wet, short days of winter morph into the wet but noticeably longer days of spring, and the Flickers rat-atat on my metal roof, I am frequently reminded of why we are so fortunate to live in the Northwest, and more specifically on Vashon Island. I also want to remind you that spring happens to be the time of year that the Vashon Schools Foundation reaches out to our community to ask for commitment in funding excellence at our schools.

We all can play a part in securing the planet’s future | Editorial

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

This week The Beachcomber is recognizing Earth Day as we have for several years, by highlighting efforts by islanders to help our ailing planet in the Going Green special section.

Vashon Pool’s opening delayed until mid-June

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:02PM

The Vashon Pool, which traditionally opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend, will open June 15 this year.

Land trust secures two more properties along Judd Creek

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Vashon Maury Island Land Trust recently purchased two more properties along Judd Creek, a step forward in its effort to protect Vashon’s largest watershed and eventually build a hiking trail there.

Vashon High School recognized as one of the top schools in the state

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 3:48PM

Vashon Island High School recently received a Washington Achievement Award (WAA) and was recognized as one of the top 5 percent of schools in the state for 2013.

Group hopes to halt trash, begin compost program

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

When Shannon Brundle did a study of Vashon’s waste stream for her master’s thesis, she was surprised to learn that not only does the island not have centralized composting, but there’s no place to recycle yard waste either. It’s either burned or ends up in a landfill.

Islanders join in effort at Oso slide

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 12:28PM

Following one of the deadliest natural disasters in state history, several Vashon residents have joined in the large response effort at the Oso landslide.

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