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Authentic Flamenco comes to Vashon

  • Oct 30, 2012 at 2:55PM

An intimate performance of traditional Flamenco music and dance will come to Vashon this week. The show, “Por el Flamenco,” will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the north end grange.

Judge rules takeover of Mukai Farmhouse wasn't valid

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 5:00PM updated Nov 6, 2012 at 5:06PM

An effort by a group of well-known Islanders to assume control of the historic Mukai Farmhouse was dealt a blow Thursday when a King County judge ruled the group had not orchestrated the takeover legally.

Islander runs to the top at state meet

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 12:00PM

Islander Graham Peet, a sophomore at The Northwest School in Seattle, took fifth place at the state 1A cross country championships last weekend.

A loss closes the Pirate football season

  • Nov 6, 2012 at 12:48PM

The VHS Pirates ended their season with a home-game loss to South Whidbey High School Friday night, 48-14. The game was dominated by the Falcons, who completed several long passes and executed strong running plays to lead 41-0 at the half.

Crew grabs a few last medals to end the season

  • Nov 7, 2012 at 4:00PM

Last weekend the Vashon Island Rowing Club wrapped up its fall season with two regattas in Seattle, where the club won two first-place medals and took many second- and third-place finishes.

Soccer team shows resilience but is taken down at playoffs

  • Nov 7, 2012 at 7:00AM

Vashon’s varsity girls soccer season wrapped up last Tuesday night with a 4-0 loss to The Northwest School.

Music on the Rock | Entertainment Briefs

  • Nov 7, 2012 at 12:00PM

Vashon’s Free Range Folk Choir will inaugurate its fifth season with an all-ages concert at 7 p.m. Friday, at the Methodist Church. Selections will include “Što Mi E Milo,” a well-known Macedonian folk song; “Aralo,” a rousing piece from the Republic of Georgia; “Freedom Road,” from the Civil Rights movement, and a round that the audience will be invited to join in on.

Celebrating the culinary arts: A local author’s new cookbook is piping hot

  • Nov 7, 2012 at 7:00AM

The irresistible aromas of fresh-baked bread, tarts and pies might soon waft through more Island kitchens than usual — now that one of Seattle’s celebrated pastry chefs has issued her second cookbook.

Read local: Two Vashon authors hold events

  • Nov 7, 2012 at 7:00AM

Michael Meade, an Island-based storyteller, mythologist and author, will offer a presentation themed around the release of his new book, “Why the World Doesn’t End: Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Vashon Methodist Church. The evening will include a blend of storytelling, poetry and discussion.

Intolerance hits all sides on Vashon | Letter to the Editor

  • Nov 6, 2012 at 4:41PM

In reading The Beach-comber’s editorial (“The politics of yard signs and marriage equality”), I found myself in complete agreement with concerns about the lack of tolerance shown when someone’s political views are marginalized, and in the case described, vandalism by the removal of signs from a yard.

Shelter the Flame a lovely gathering for marriage equality | Letter to the Editor

  • Nov 6, 2012 at 4:42PM

On Sunday evening, Oct. 21, as the rain stopped and the crescent moon broke through dark, retreating clouds, the first of almost 300 attendees to the Shelter the Flame marriage equality event and candlelight vigil emerged from Vashon Theatre.

Dreams of a new space for the arts bring a smile | Letter to the Editor

  • Nov 8, 2012 at 7:00AM

As I sip my coffee at the Roasterie at Center, I contemplate the recent developments in this historic intersection.

Community council seeks to remake itself | Commentary

  • Nov 7, 2012 at 7:00AM

At the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council meeting last month, Steve Graham requested substantive discussion of the bylaw changes five colleagues and I suggest for the organization. We are proposing an overhaul — not a line-by-line update, but a new set of bylaws to replace what is now in place.

The cumulative impact of good conservation work | Editorial

  • Nov 7, 2012 at 7:00AM

The region’s salmon are a powerful emblem, a metaphor for life in the Pacific Northwest. As fish go, they’re mighty creatures — wide-ranging and strong, dramatic and almost mythic in the sweep of their lives.

Interim park director to step down

  • Nov 6, 2012 at 4:48PM

Susan McCabe, interim executive director at the Vashon Park District, has decided to leave the agency at the end of January.

A Vashon nursery takes some risks and discovers a new path

  • Nov 7, 2012 at 7:00AM

After more than 40 years in the nursery business, Kathy Wheaton, owner of Kathy’s Corner in the heart of Vashon, is experiencing her 15 minutes — and then some — of fame.

Williams Heating opens its pumps to the public

  • Nov 7, 2012 at 7:00AM updated Nov 8, 2012 at 11:44AM

After 15 years of selling gas to account holders at below Vashon’s prevailing prices, Williams Heating has opened its gas station to the general public.

A banner year for salmon: Coho return to Judd Creek

  • Nov 7, 2012 at 7:00AM

On a dry, chilly morning last week, a small group of Islanders gathered at a culvert over Judd Creek and peered into the clear, rushing water.

County suspends effort to declare Center a historic district

  • Nov 7, 2012 at 7:00AM

The Islander who nominated Center as a historic district withdrew his request after King County officials told him the code the county uses to establish historic properties is apparently flawed and needs to be amended.

Ferry system leaders address a spurt of canceled sailings

  • Nov 14, 2012 at 1:00PM

A recent rash of ferry cancellations on the south end of Vashon was not due to a crew reduction or intentional work slow-down, but simple employee errors, ferry officials told Islanders last week.

Vashon’s same-sex marriage advocates celebrate a victory

  • Nov 14, 2012 at 7:00AM

While Washington residents were asked to vote on several hot-button issues this fall, many Vashon residents rallied around one ballot measure they said hit close to home.

Islanders head east to help rebuild neighborhoods ravaged by Sandy

  • Nov 13, 2012 at 4:50PM

An Island contractor moved by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is organizing a group of Islanders to travel to the East Coast and help rebuild some of the hardest-hit neighborhoods. He hopes to find several more to join the effort and to raise at least $4,000 on Vashon to help pay for the trip.

Rhododendron put up for auction

  • Nov 15, 2012 at 10:12AM

The ferry that served the south end of Vashon for nearly 20 years and was beloved by many commuters has been put up for auction by the state.

New report claims that Tom Stewart’s daughter caused fatal helicopter crash

  • Nov 16, 2012 at 2:50PM

The 2010 helicopter crash that killed former Islander and billionaire businessman Tom Stewart and four others was most likely caused by Stewart’s young daughter, according to a recently released federal report.

Searchers find body of missing woman | Updated

  • Nov 17, 2012 at 4:00PM updated Nov 20, 2012 at 3:30PM

The search for a missing Vashon woman ended tragically when she was found dead on Saturday.

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