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Island kids find the rhythms in a play by Shakespeare

  • Apr 16, 2013 at 12:41PM

A group of 7- to 13-year-old island kids has teamed up to tackle the high drama of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and they’ll show off what they’ve learned about sword-fighting, family feuds and doomed romance at a free performance this weekend.

Talented local teens will open up for hip-hop artists

  • Apr 17, 2013 at 7:00AM

It’s time for the latest in a series of innovative concerts that pair top Seattle music acts with young island performers. The series, called Sharing the Stage, will bring Seattle hip-hop sensations The Physics and Kublakai to the Open Space for Arts & Community on Saturday night.

POI charts a new path in an effort to help Puget Sound

  • Apr 17, 2013 at 7:00AM

An island nonprofit that made headlines during the battle against Glacier has reinvented itself, and with a new name and a renewed vision, it’s once again making waves in the shoreline development world.

Is health care choice at risk? Islanders want to know

  • Apr 17, 2013 at 7:00AM

Repeatedly, those involved with the Franciscan Health System and Highline Medical Center say nothing will change as a result of the merger between the two entities. We want to believe them.

Potential cuts to ferry service stir concern

  • Apr 16, 2013 at 12:05PM

Islanders are urging state lawmakers to avoid what they call significant cuts to ferry service proposed for the south end of Vashon.

‘Black Comedy’ lights up the stage with laughs

  • Apr 17, 2013 at 8:00AM

What funny business happens when the lights go out? That question is at the heart of Drama Dock’s spring offering, “Black Comedy,” set for a run at Vashon High School this weekend.

Popular musician reflects on world travels | Welcome Vashon interview

  • Apr 17, 2013 at 8:00AM

Welcome Vashon, the nonprofit that aims to welcome and connect islanders, recently interviewed several high-profile Vashon residents on the idea of welcoming. Jenn Reidel, a member of Welcome Vashon, conducted the interviews and wrote articles about what welcoming means to various islanders. Her interview with musician Paul Colwell is the first in her series of articles to run in The Beachcomber.

Islanders question health center merger

  • Apr 16, 2013 at 12:02PM

For more than a decade, the Vashon Health Center has been managed by Highline Medical Center, a nonprofit health organization based in Burien. Now, however, Highline — and with it, Vashon’s largest health clinic — are part of the Catholic-owned Franciscan Health System, and some islanders are voicing concerns.

Donations sought for elderly Vashon woman injured in car accident

  • Apr 19, 2013 at 9:27AM

Islanders are asking for donations to help with the medical bills of an elderly woman badly injured in a single-car accident on the north end last month.

A new ensemble aims to fill a variety show void on Vashon

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 3:00AM updated Apr 24, 2013 at 4:40PM

A merry band of local performers will bring homegrown humor, songs, clowning, video and true stories to the stage of Vashon Theatre on Sunday.

Pirates win left and right at track meet

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:37AM

After a two-week hiatus in their schedule, the Pirate track and field team returned to action last Thursday outfitted in their new gold uniforms at a meet hosted by Charles Wright Academy.

Many want a part in islander’s green business

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:02AM

A couple years ago, Bothell resident Adrienne Anderson felt lost. In her mid-40s, she was growing weary of her stressful job as a social worker, but unsure what else she could do. These days, she spends much of her time outside tending a small herd of goats as they energetically munch on underbrush.

County tees up second round of community grants

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:14AM

The county recently announced grant opportunities for nonprofits in its Community Service Areas (CSAs), including Vashon Island, to help residents in unincorporated parts of the county become more connected in their neighborhoods.

Agreement positions Vashon fire department to sustain EMS funding

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:05AM

An impasse over the details of a regionwide Emergency Medical Services levy has ended, settling worries that the levy, which provides half of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s budget each year, wouldn’t go forward.

New ownership of the Vashon Health Center: What will it mean for islanders?

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:19AM

An important event will take place tomorrow evening at McMurray Middle School. It involves medical care on the island. I hope everyone will come to listen, learn and ask questions.

Former islander runs for Seattle mayor, pledging authenticity and trust

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 2:00PM

In Seattle, the race for mayor is in full swing, and among the contenders is a former islander who served on Vashon’s school board and created an education award that is still bestowed each year on the island.

One win, one loss for the week in baseball

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 4:00PM

The Pirate baseball team returned to league play last week to take down Cedar Park Christian but then fell to a closely matched Seattle Christian team in its next game.

Soccer heats up mid-season

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 4:00PM

The Pirates’ return to the soccer pitch at home on April 15, after a week of spring break, resulted in a welcome victory against Cedar Park Christian.

Glacier scientist works to track a chilling trend

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 9:34AM

Wendell Tangborn thinks he has invented a better mousetrap. He’s still waiting for the scientific world to beat a path to his door.

Schools once again seek to fill budget gap

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 7:00AM

With just weeks left in its annual fundraising campaign, the Vashon Schools Foundation hopes to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars more to sustain district programs.

The Catholic Church brings conscience to health care | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

Thank God the Catholic Church is heavily involved in health care — that way we know there is a conscience involved. I welcome the Franciscan Health System to the island, and I wish they would enforce their ethical and religious directives.

Statistics tell their own story regarding gun control | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

Recently, I overheard a debate on the island in which one person said that there is a gun problem in this country. I would like to offer some perspective on that debate, if the perception of a “gun problem” is based upon the number of deaths caused by guns.

Bringing you the newspaper is a passion and an honor | Editorial

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

My first night on Vashon, I thought I had fallen in love with the island. Sitting on the deck at La Playa that August evening, I sipped a margarita, listened to waves lap on the beach and watched ferries come and go, their lights romantically reflected on the waves. A seal poked its head out of the water in front of me as if to say, “See, this is why you moved here.”

Statements regarding care contradict one another | Letter to the editor

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

A warning has to be raised concerning Highline CEO Benedum’s assurances that “patients will not notice a change; the Franciscan position is that issues such as birth control and abortion are concerns between a woman and her health care provider” (“Highline’s proposed merger won’t affect care,” Oct. 16, 2012). On April 11, I questioned Mr. Benedum about the evident conflict with the position of the Franciscan Health System (FHS), which is posted on its website: “Franciscan Health System is guided by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs).”

Sometimes a lack of letters means more communication | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

In a couple of recent issues, there have been few or no letters in the opinion section.

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