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Vashon wrestlers take first in league

  • Jan 29, 2013 at 2:37PM

Last week the Pirate wrestlers capped a successful season with two exciting dual meet wins on their home mats, securing overall first-place ranking in the Nisqually League.

Fourth concert in chamber music series features three women

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 7:00AM

Trio Pardalote, an all-women group named for an Australian songbird, will perform at the Vashon Chamber Music’s fourth concert in its six-concert series at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Storytellers take to the stage in support of wilderness program

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

Masterful storytellers will come to the stage at the sixth annual Storytelling Festival, a fundraiser for the Vashon Wilderness Program’s scholarship fund, which will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Vashon United Methodist Church.

Weekend brings shows for everyone | Entertainment Briefs

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

An animated Czech film that won best animated feature film at the 2012 European Film Awards will be shown at Vashon Theatre Friday night, part of the First Friday Gallery Cruise.

A night of art and romance | Gallery Cruise

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

Most galleries with First Friday showings are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Words are important, no matter the source | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 7:00AM

Regarding Bill Ameling’s defense of his use of inappropriate language at the recent park board retreat (“Beachcomber failed to provide context,” Jan. 16), I think that most would agree that the point taken in The Beachcomber’s Jan. 8 editorial still stands: words matter. Words matter, whether they originate with the speaker or come from a quote that the speaker chooses. I am as big an admirer of H.L. Mencken as the next person, but I wonder if Mr. Ameling would approvingly repeat some of Mencken’s writings on race or religion. Using an authority figure as an excuse to use improper words is behavior one would more expect of Bart Simpson than a parks commissioner.

‘Lincoln’ reminds us of the rights of the unborn | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 7:00AM

On a recent Sunday afternoon my family and I saw the new movie “Lincoln.” I couldn’t help but be struck by several things.

India Castle was a talented and kind-hearted woman | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

India Castle was a young woman I’ve known for many years, back from my old library days.

Interpretation of Second Amendment has strayed far from its roots | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 29, 2013 at 3:09PM

I agree with the author of a letter in last week’s paper that the National Rifle Association, as an organization, was not responsible for the Newtown massacre (“Violence caused by a murderer, not the NRA”). However, I have to strongly disagree with his interpretation and misquoting of Article II of the Constitution (also called the Second Amendment).

Taking up arms against the government is not protected | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 7:00AM

I enjoyed the recent Beachcomber discussion of the Second Amendment. However, I must disagree with two statements made by Jim Plihal in his letter (“Violence caused by a murderer, not the NRA,” Jan. 23). He would have us believe that the purpose of the Second Amendment is “so the citizens can stand against the tyranny of government.” He also says the Second Amendment serves to defend the other liberties found in the Bill of Rights.

Preparing our students for a changing world | Commentary

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

Today’s students live in a world of global communication and trade where information is just a mouse click away. What will the world be like when our current kindergarteners graduate? For young people to be successful, they need to be both visionary and grounded and to possess skills that will enable them to be flexible and dynamic, able to adapt to the changes that will surely come their way. And we, as teachers and administrators, parents and community members, need a vision for the future of our schools that builds on our strengths, reflects the values of our community and sets priorities that will help our young people succeed.

Public service: Susan McCabe exemplifies its meaning | Editorial

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

During the storms that have engulfed the Vashon Park District in recent months, one person has remained a rock.

Welcoming a new face to the park district | Editorial

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 7:00AM

Elaine Ott, the park district’s new general manager, seems up to the challenges that confront her. A seasoned executive with a strong background in finance, she appears to be both hard-headed and good-hearted, a person who has the moxie to handle Vashon politics as well as the skill and personal warmth to rebuild a beleaguered agency.

Car accident leads to an impound nightmare for one Islander

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 10:10AM

An Islander facing steep hospital bills and a traffic ticket after a car accident says that because of an unfair practice by the sheriff’s office she’s also facing a bill she can’t afford to retrieve her car from an impound lot in West Seattle.

Training center expands to meet growing demand

  • Feb 1, 2013 at 7:00AM

Core Centric, faced with a growing demand for its personal training classes, has rented an additional space in Vashon Village to hold its individual training sessions and group classes.

Rhododendron might be given away, state officials say

  • Jan 29, 2013 at 3:27PM

The Rhododendron, a 48-car ferry that for de-cades served the south end of Vashon Island, still has no buyer — more than two months after it was put up for auction.

VMICC expresses concern over park district fees

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 2:14PM

The Vashon-Maury Island Community Council might have to pay the Vashon Park District for its use of McMurray Middle School, fees that could climb as high as nearly $800 a year, according to a fee schedule the park district is considering.

Search for new high school principal begins

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 4:44PM

The Vashon Island School District has begun its search for the next Vashon High School principal, forming a large search committee and outlining a job posting to go up next week.

Can you spell ‘fundraiser’? Spelling bee in support of scholarship fund enters sixth year

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 3:00PM

The Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation’s annual spelling bee — where top island spellers compete for a good cause — is set for this weekend.

Fate of ferries again uncertain as session begins

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

As the state legislature convenes this month, lawmakers say they hope to again bail out the ferry system and avoid millions of dollars in service cuts, but it may not be the year they find a permanent solution to the state’s growing transportation deficit.

Island Landmarks board member files lawsuit, says he’s been defamed

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Feb 1, 2013 at 7:55AM

Saying he’s been defamed by a “dissident group” of islanders, the husband of the founder of Island Landmarks is suing three Vashon women who have spearheaded an effort to wrest control of Mukai Farmhouse from the tightly held nonprofit.

Vashon High School student killed in single-car accident

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 2:14PM

Ryan Krug, a 17-year-old honor student at Vashon High School who played tenor saxophone and ran cross-country, was killed in a tragic, single-car accident Tuesday night.

Memorial in honor of Ryan Krug to take place Sunday

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 4:44PM

A celebration of Ryan Krug's life will be held at the Vashon High School gymnasium on Sunday at 3 p.m., with a gathering for refreshments following in the lunch room.

Hoopsters grab another win but miss playoffs by one loss

  • Feb 5, 2013 at 10:59AM

The Pirates basketball team, hoping to qualify for state playoffs, played two must-win games last week. They started off well with a dominant win over Chimacum, but then took a road loss to a tough Eatonville team over the weekend.

Vashon wrestlers do it again

  • Feb 6, 2013 at 7:00AM

Twenty-two Pirate wrestlers entered the Nisqually League sub-regional tournament hosted by Vashon on Saturday. By the end of the day, an impressive 17 were in the hunt for medals and a berth to the regional tournament this weekend in Castle Rock. Last year the team sent 13 to regionals.

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