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Vashon Cemetery Road business stumped by King County code

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 10:48AM

For the past decade, Frank Zellerhoff Jr. has been grinding stumps, roots and other land-clearing debris on his five-acre parcel on Cemetery Road, transforming the waste into chips, mulch and compost that he sells to landscapers and other Islanders. His operation, however, is in violation of King County code.

Plenty of hardware to go around at Vashon horse show

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 4:22PM

The results for this year’s Shaggy Horse show are now available.

Jewell earns two state track medals

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM

The W.I.A.A. State Track and Field meet was held May 23 and 24, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Vashon-Maury Community Calendar

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:15AM

Community events happening on Vashon and Maury islands.

Vashon-Maury classes

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:15AM

Classes offered to residents on Vashon and Maury islands.

Sports briefs

  • May 27, 2008 at 2:37PM

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Jamaican teens to change island climates to Vashon next February

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:15AM

Four Jamaican students, who hosted Vashon High School (VHS) students in Jamaica this February will have the chance to explore Vashon Island next February. This winter, four VHS students traveled to Jamaica with counselor Shirley Ferris, winner of the 2006 Doors of Opportunity Award. The four Island students were paired with four Jamaican high schoolers who served as hosts during their visit. Now, the Jamaican host students are preparing for a visit of their own to Vashon next winter.

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  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:16AM

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Vashon mayoral candidate locks up pizza-lover vote

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:17AM

Paul Wallrof, coach of Vashon Pirates Youth Football, is running for mayor of Vashon this year, and he’s got some creative campaign strategies. He has rallied the support of Vashon Pizza and The Rock Island Pub & Pizza, which are selling a “Big Wally Pizza,” and with each sale will donate $1 to Wallrof’s campaign. Zoomies has added a “Big Wally Burger” to its menu, and whenever anyone orders it, Zoomies too will donate $1 to Wallrof’s run for mayor.

Dance academy performs 'Pinocchio' at Vashon High theater

  • May 28, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 10:58AM

More than 100 dancers of Vashon Dance Academy will showcase their talents in an elaborate production of “Pinocchio” on May 30 and 31 and June 1 at the Vashon High School theater. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

'O' so simple: new Vashon arts center keeps name short and sweet

  • May 28, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 10:58AM

Vashon’s newest arts and community center has just been named. The former Stewart Brothers coffee roasting warehouses have been given the simple name: O.

Dancer dads add a dimension to Vashon ballet production

  • May 28, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 10:58AM

For the last 14 years, Martin Koenig has been one of the Vashon Dance Academy dads, getting his daughter Ravenna to dance rehearsals, supporting her on stage, cheering her on from the audience.

Vashon-Maury Arts Briefs

  • May 28, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 10:58AM

Arts and entertainment happenings around Vashon and Maury islands.

VAA to feature world fusion group

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 10:58AM

Island music aficionados are in for a double treat at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 7, when Vashon Allied Arts New Works Series continues with two acts in one evening — all-original world music by Resonance, a new Island-based band, and a performance by popular Island duo Pat Reardon and Kim Cronin.

Nationally-known artists' work to be featured at Blue Heron on Vashon

  • May 28, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 10:59AM

The Blue Heron Art Gallery will be the scene of a unique art sale this weekend, made possible by the generosity, sharp eyes and talents of Island art collectors and artists.

In search of the holy grail: Vashon winery owner reaches a viticultural milestone

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:19AM

It was one of those damp days in mid-May when the temperature had stalled in the low 50s, apple blossoms shivered on trees, and Vashon, it seemed, could never be the kind of place a sun-hungry grape might ripen.

Initiative would allow for peaceful, planned deaths

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:27AM

On the ferry ride home after helping my father to die, the first thing I did was buy a Beachcomber. Imagine my surprise when I saw a piece on Booth Gardner’s Death with Dignity campaign; how apropos. I had, a few days before, witnessed firsthand how to die with dignity intact, and I had helped to make it possible.

Vashon counselor needs support to save job

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:27AM

Shirley Ferris made a plea for her job at the school board meeting at Courthouse Square last week. Not for herself. But for a position she’s held for years. The popular counselor is about to step down after four decades in education. Due to a budget crisis Superintendent Terry Lindquist is working hard to resolve, her position — as it stands right now — will disappear when she retires in June.

Disposal plan for glacier arsenic would have considerable impact on Maury

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:27AM

Preserve Our Islands, as The Beachcomber pointed out in a news story last week, is concerned about what Glacier Northwest plans to do with its arsenic-laced soil, assuming it eventually begins excavating millions of tons of sand and gravel from its 235-acre site on Maury Island. We’re also concerned about King County’s response to this pressing public health issue. Here’s why: The soil at the Glacier site contains arsenic, a carcinogen, at levels 20 times more than allowed under state law.

Everything your body needs is waiting right outside

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:27AM

Everyone’s talking about eating local in-season produce as the healthiest food to nourish their bodies. More and more people are supporting local farms in their quest to achieve the most wholesome diet. An excellent adjunct is to add a daily dose of the whole assortment of wild edibles available for foraging in copious amounts this time of year. Foliage, flowers, roots and berries of a variety of wild plants are in season on Vashon. Supplementing your diet with these foods is a potent source of raw natural vitamins, minerals, amino acids, bioflavinoids, and a host of other beneficial nutrients. It is the ultimate in food empowerment.

Pit bulls and Rottweilers don’t deserve reputation

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:28AM

I am writing in response to a letter in last week’s paper rebuking Vashon Isalnd Pet Protector’s (VIPP) request for Vashon residents to adopt dogs. To ask that responsible animal-loving citizens of Vashon Island not adopt homeless dogs simply because Thorne is afraid of them and doesn’t like their poop seems ignorant to me.

Vashon-Maury letters to the editor

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:35AM

Wallrof and Slaughter deserve votes...Posting on poles should be allowed...Vashon should take stand on Iraq war...more.

Vashon High students fight to keep campus open

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 2:00PM

When he’s a senior next year, Chris Carter noted, many of his classmates will be old enough to help determine the next president of the country or tote a gun in Iraq. But if a proposal put forward by Vashon High School’s administration is approved by the school board, neither he nor his friends will be able to leave campus for a sandwich at Subway.

Vashon man honors friend's memory with tireless AIDS awareness work

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 4:49PM

Larry Flynn lives on a back road, but he’s a strong presence on Vashon. His small green house, surrounded by native woods and cultivated gardens, overlooks Puget Sound. There’s a walking trail down the steep bank to a beach below, where an osprey lands as we talk. Flynn explains that he inherited the house from his friend John Thompson, who died almost 20 years ago of AIDS.

Get a glimpse into another world

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

A world exists beneath the waves of Puget Sound, a world of colorful invertebrates, elusive fish and an intricate ecosystem that few Islanders have the pleasure to experience.

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