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Administrative law judge says Glacier’s dock plans adequately protect marine life

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 6:00PM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 1:22PM

Glacier Northwest’s plans to build a new barge-loading dock extending from its property on Maury Island include enough measures to protect juvenile salmon, herring, surf smelt and other fish that linger in the eelgrass beds off the shores of Maury, a state administrative law judge said in a ruling issued last week.

Shepherd hired as Vashon Beachcomber arts editor

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 12:15PM

Elizabeth Shepherd, a writer, film curator and arts publicist who has been active in bringing arts events to the Island for years, has been named The Beachcomber’s arts editor.

Safe stolen from St. John Vianney Catholic church

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:15PM

Someone broke into St. John Vianney Church on Vashon Island Saturday night and stole the church’s safe, church officials reported.

Bus and Nissan collide at Quartermaster and highway

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:15PM

Vashon wrestlers 10-1 at Oregon team camp

  • Jul 22, 2008 at 10:30PM updated Jul 23, 2008 at 10:31AM

The Vashon Wrestlers went 10-1 at the Oregon State Team Wrestling Camp July 7 to 10, placing fifth out of 36 teams from Washington, Oregon and California.

Triathlon held in Burton during Strawberry Festival

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

The XTerra Triathlon was held in Dockton Park on Sunday, July 13.

Youth football practice begins

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Pirate Youth Football practice starts at 5:45 p.m. Monday, July 28, at the Vashon High School “tweener” field west of the gym.

CALENDAR

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:16PM

The Vashon Farmers Market will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, in the Village Green.

CLASSES

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:16PM

A Transformational Breath workshop will meet from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 23 and 30, at the Hanna Barn on Point Robinson Road.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:16PM

Cruise for Senior Center

Strawberry festival memories

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:16PM

Vashon’s lavender fest draws crowds

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Organizers of this year’s Lavender Farm Tour say some 2,500 people attended the two-day event over the weekend, making it the largest turnout since the festival started six years ago.

Pet Protectors’ Furball to drum up support for pets

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

For five years, friends of the furry, the feathered, the fishy and everything in between have come together for one night of jubilant fundraising — Vashon Island Pet Protector’s Furball. It’s the nonprofit’s annual auction, and it accounts for more than half of its operating expenses each year.

Drama Dock’s ‘Earnest’ captures Wilde’s wry humor and irony

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Oscar Wilde, the Irish playwright, knew plenty about lying, so it’s no surprise that his witty and very funny play, “The Import-ance of Being Earnest,” centers on deception.

‘Vendetta’ to be shown in Lunavision

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Lunavision, an ongoing film series curated by Islander Peter Ray, will feature a free screening and post-film discussion of “V for Vendetta” on Thursday, July 24, at Café Luna. The 2005 action-thriller, directed by James McTeigue, stars Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry and John Hurt.

Arts briefs

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Incendio at Ober Park

VHS students take their drums to Ghana

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

An alluring African beat is drawing four Vashon High School students across the world this summer on a 10-day drumming adventure.

VIGA pairs with parks to put on noon tunes on the Green

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Park District’s lunch-time concert series has paired with Vashon Island Growers’ Association (VIGA) this year to bring Island musicians to the Village Green.

Festival brings music to Agren

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

The first Annual Vashon Island Music Festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, at Agren Park.

Methodist congregation embraces a young new minister

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon United Methodist Church has welcomed a new minister, Rev. Darryn Hewson, marking the end of a two-year period when the church was led by interim pastor Jan Van Pelt.

Vashon residents are working to create a ‘culture of ecology’ at schools

  • Jul 22, 2008 at 10:25PM updated Jul 23, 2008 at 10:27AM

Vashon Island School District’s board is leading our community to a brighter and healthier future as we are forging a “culture of ecology” in our schools.

Strawberry Festival 2008 A celebration of scale that captures Vashon’s creative spirit

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

In the peaceful pause that comes to all Strawberry Festival volunteers the week after, it’s fun to reflect on the beauty of the event. I came across the following description that says it perfectly for me.

On bikes and community

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

I recently reported that my red bicycle was stolen while I was working late one night at The Beachcomber. It was a disappointing moment — to walk out of the office on a summer night, looking forward to a quick, brisk ride home, only to find my bike no longer in front of the paper’s storefront office.

Recalling long summer days and campouts on the beach

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Editor’s note: This column ran a few years ago. Tressa asked that it run again in part because of the strong response it stirred when it first appeared in The Beachcomber.

With summer here, let’s drive extra safely and obey the signs

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

The busy summer season is upon our Island.

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