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One man’s effort at solidarity, from the sidelines | Humor

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 7:00AM

“Join the rising,” read the invitation. So my wife Sheila and I did.

Fields project needs a well-qualified manager | Letter to the Editor

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 7:00AM

I am in agreement with CC Stone’s call in last week’s Beachcomber (“Key user groups need to pay for the project”) for user groups to pick up the tab for the capital costs of the new playing fields. This was the consensus of most of the people at the community meeting on the project Saturday.

County reveals plan for developing former Glacier site

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Feb 28, 2013 at 11:38AM

The former Glacier mining site on Maury Island will one day boast a maintained trail system, a parking lot, picnic areas, viewpoints and interpretive signs, if a plan proposed by King County this month moves forward.

When body washed ashore, a woman came back home, daughter says

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 4:45PM

Margaret Paterson, a Tacoma middle school math teacher, knows that it was tides and currents that carried her mother’s body to an empty stretch of beach on Vashon’s west side.

Nights light up with concerts around town | Entertainment Briefs

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 7:00AM

Delilah Pearl and The Mant-arays will perform sultry ballads, swinging standards and more rousing songs from the era of the divas — Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald — at 7 p.m. Friday, at Café Luna.

New Jersey-based fisheries company buys the Rhody

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Feb 28, 2013 at 9:24AM

The Rhododendron, a 65-year-old ferry that was retired from the state fleet last year, has found a new home.

Middle schoolers bring drug prosecutor to speak on Vashon

  • Feb 28, 2013 at 7:00AM

A group of McMurray students is bringing a former federal drug prosecutor from Idaho to Vashon next week to speak about preventing youth substance abuse.

Meteor near-miss gives rise to big questions

  • Feb 28, 2013 at 7:00AM

After I watched the videos of a meteor streaking over the Ural Mountains a couple of weeks ago, I snarkily tweeted: “Meteor explodes over Russia. Asteroid misses Earth by 15 minutes. All part of the prophecy foretold by noted philosopher & sage Jerry Bruckheimer.”

Family Series singer pokes fun at life

  • Feb 28, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 1:29PM

Two-time Grammy winner Bill Harley will perform songs and tell stories during a special show for Vashon Allied Arts’ Family Series at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Heron Arts Center.

Circus show takes place on Saturday

  • Feb 28, 2013 at 1:28PM

“Circus Finelli’s Music Fun Time,” an interactive party for children and families, will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Vashon Island Cohousing.

State agency plans to fix ferries’ slight list

  • Mar 5, 2013 at 10:43AM

Washington State Ferries plans to fix the slight list that has plagued the Chetzemoka and the other two ferries in the new Kwa-di Tabil class.

Man charged with possession of child porn placed in alternative program

  • Mar 5, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Mar 7, 2013 at 1:25PM

A Vashon man has been sentenced to two months in a King County alternative program after being convicted of child pornography changes earlier this year.

Dog owners need to scoop poop | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 5, 2013 at 11:35AM

Every day last week I walked our small dog through Island Center Forest while our regular dog walker, my wife, was away. I was amazed at how much dog poop was left on the trails through our county forest. I do not think that it comes as a surprise to those who walk their dogs in ICF that they are supposed to pick up that which their dogs leave on the trails. The county parks department supply bio-degradable bags and specific deposit containers at all the entrances to ICF, just for this purpose.

New management is needed at the park district | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 5, 2013 at 11:35AM

The park district board has mismanaged the fields project.

Senior Services looking for volunteer drivers

  • Mar 5, 2013 at 1:23PM

Senior Services, a nonprofit organization that serves senior citizens throughout King County, is looking for volunteer drivers to support its transportation program.

Competition can be harmful to small businesses | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 7:00AM

Is competition always a good thing? I live on Vashon, and I try to shop as much as possible here. What makes the shopping on Vashon more agreeable is to go from one small shop to another, to have a personal and a knowledgeable contact with the shop’s tenant. I suppose it is also one of the touristic attractions of Vashon and a nice change from the mega-stores across the Sound.

The restoration effort on Maury needs to continue | Editorial

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 7:00AM

It’s deeply encouraging to see the restoration work unfolding at the Maury Regional Marine Park, a beautiful expanse of land that bears the scars of years of mining.

Thespians plan to do it on the fly in fundraiser for VAA, Drama Dock

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 7:00AM

Local thespians will fly without a net on Saturday, when Drama Dock throws “Improv Night,” an event aimed at raising money for the community theater company and Vashon Allied Art’s new performing arts center.

A principal finds meaning putting kids on stage

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 7:00AM

Through her long career as an educator and high school principal on Vashon, Susan Hanson has given her students guided tours to magical worlds, including medieval castles, a German cabaret, a prohibition-era Chicago speakeasy and the ivied halls of Harvard Law School.

On stage at the Open Space: Six women, one lucky guy

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 11:03AM

Local performer Jon Whalen recently asked six women out for a night of singing and fun, and they all said yes.

Coordinating services: One woman makes a difference for families

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 9:11AM

When Sarah Lake St. Germain, a single mother of three, has a crisis at home, she doesn’t call a friend, a relative or even a counselor. She calls Delene Rodenberg.

The Belknap Krugs extend a thank you | Open letter to the community

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 8:00AM

Words cannot express how deeply grateful we are to the hundreds of people who have supported our family as we coped with the loss of our beloved Ryan. We are grateful to each and every one of you and hope that this brief note will let you know how profoundly we value you and all you have done to help. We simply could not have borne the weight of these past weeks without your loving safety net.

Crews help heal a worn landscape on Maury

  • Mar 5, 2013 at 1:47PM

On Monday, a crew of five young adults in hard hats and work boots spent the morning balanced on a slope at the Maury Island Marine Park, yanking weeds from the steep hillside and planting native trees and shrubs in their place. From their vantage point near the popular overlook on S.W. 248th Street, the workers could see an open, undulating landscape — the result of five months of labor.

Coaching brothers energize, inspire Pirate wrestlers

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 10:00AM

Muscle Shirt Monday, Tye Dye Tuesday, Thug Thursday. It’s not theme nights at a college bar; it’s a strategy that wrestling coaches Anders and Per-Lars Blomgren use to keep their high school wrestlers energized through the final stretch of the winter season.

How to move forward at the park district? | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 11:00AM

My family enjoys soccer. And, frankly, we don’t expect Bellevue-style fields on little ol’ Vashon. That’s sort of why we live here. Because to get those Bellevue-style fields, you have to live in that Bellevue-style culture.

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