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Take the 'Are You A True 12?' quiz

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 3:12PM

Seems like everyone is on the Seattle Seahawks bandwagon now, but the question remains: "Are You A True 12?"

Band with American roots sound will play at the Bike

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 11:06AM

Eric Apoe and his band They will bring the group’s American roots music to the Red Bike at 8 p.m. on Friday.

High school play pokes fun at British murder mystery

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 11:00AM

A small ensemble of Vashon High School theater students will bring the humor of playwright Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound” to the VHS stage for four performances over two weekends.

Couple hinges new shop on gallery, gifts and framing

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 10:55AM

The brown paper that for weeks covered the windows of the former Raven’s Nest came down last Thursday, revealing the new Hinge Gallery, which includes a frame and gift shop and a small art gallery.

Volunteers survey island’s homeless, look to next year’s count

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 11:22AM

Volunteers who participated in the One Night Count last week counted 10 homeless people on Vashon and are already looking to improve counting methods for next year’s survey.

After challenges, new day care center quickly receives license

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 11:22AM

Parents of young children will soon have a new option for day care, when the Vashon Children’s Center opens early next month.

Eric Gill, architect who worked for school district, dies at 62

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 11:19AM

Eric Charles Gill, a local architect and capital facilities director at the Vashon School District, died on Tuesday, Jan. 20, after a battle with cancer.

Vashon siblings share the trek of a lifetime

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 11:15AM

A drizzle of rain soaked the well-worn backpacks of Lizzy and Josh Corliss last September when the siblings took the final steps to complete their long-held dream of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Undaunted by the low clouds, the duo and their hiking pals let out exuberant cheers as they ran out of the woods to touch the monument marking the northern terminus of the 2,670-mile trail. The adventuresome pair will share highlights from their five-month trek in a presentation tomorrow at the Vashon Bookshop.

New year, new director bring new attempt to right the ferries

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 11:12AM

As lawmakers convene this month in Olympia, they’ll again look to find permanent funding for the state’s troubled ferry system, while new ferries chief Lynne Griffith plunges into reforms that aim to set the ferries on the right course.

Kids should wear protective gear at the skate park | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 10:51AM

The new skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center, overseen by the Vashon Park District, certainly will provide lots of fun and exercise for many kids (“Bowl of fun,” Jan. 21). The front-page picture in The Beachcomber of a 24-year-old boarder showed him without a helmet, while young, 8-year-old Evan Kruse watched wearing his helmet. Kids must follow 8-year-old Evan and wear protective gear when skateboarding. I hope the park district will have rules for the use of helmets and other protective gear when using the new skate park.

When real life feels like a cheesy movie plot

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 10:49AM

When The Beachcomber asked me if I’d write a “football-related column,” I jumped on it immediately, because as it happens, I recently landed a role in an actual football movie. What a coincidence, right? Sure, I’m just an extra, and there’s a cast of millions, but it’s a great gig and a cool story.

Schools to weigh options for 2016 bond measure

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Jan 23, 2015 at 5:16PM

Vashon’s school district will take a hard look at its aging athletic facilities this winter with an eye toward asking voters to fund upgrades in about a year.

Around town

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 10:41AM

Music and Sunday Social Hour are on deck this weekend

Chamber music ensemble commemorates the Holocaust

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 10:38AM

On January 27, 1945, Russian troops liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp in Germany. Seventy years later that date is now recognized as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Island to take part in wide survey of homeless

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 9:49AM

This week Vashon will take part in two annual events to count its homeless, part of a broader effort to document the extent of homelessness in King County and obtain funding for resources.

A bowl of fun

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 5:00AM

Strains of Willie Nelson’s “Blue Skies” filled the air last week as skaters spent the late afternoon hours at the new skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (BARC).

Lack of progress in Olympia should end this year | Editorial

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM

Washington’s Legislature reconvened last week with a gamut of issues to address — many of them the same as past years

Look for signs your zodiac symbol has it out for you

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 5:00AM

With the new year upon us, I thought I would put my prodigious prognostication skills to work and give everyone an insight into what the year holds for them.

Pedestrians should walk facing traffi

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 7:00PM

I want to add to the recent discussion of pedestrian safety: I am appalled by the large percentage of pedestrians who walk the highway and other roads facing the same way as traffic.

Consider the claim that chemical is linked to autism

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 7:00PM

I’ve been writing and researching about the loss of our rights and freedoms for many years now. What I’ve discovered now is something some might even consider more ominous and immediate.

Hunter should consider the lives of deer

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 7:00PM

Appreciation goes to the black tail deer who have given their lives (“Vashon visitors appreciate island hospitality,” Jan. 7). Not for sport, one would hope, but from a quick kill, for food, not to waste, but to give thanks.

Struggling financially, women’s health center drops insurance

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM

At a time when the island is facing challenges regarding health care, the Vashon Women’s Health Center is undergoing a large change and becoming a cash-only practice.

Park district approves budget, will vote again on adjusting user fees

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Park District commissioners passed the district’s 2015 budget at their meeting last week and are expected to vote next week on the upcoming levy and on proposed changes to user fees for park and school facilities.

Get set to spell at the annual benefit spelling bee

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 6:00PM

Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation’s annual spelling bee is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, and registration is under way.

Wrestlers post winning week on the mats

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 1:51PM

The Pirate wrestlers posted big wins during an exceptionally exhausting and productive 72 hours of wrestling last week.

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