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Springtime happenings leave this dad little time for himself

  • May 22, 2013 at 7:00AM

I need to cancel my column this week. Our family has been really busy with basketball, ballet, a bout of some sort of barfing flu, and the grass is growing again.

Grant will fund outreach on septic maintenance

  • May 22, 2013 at 7:00AM

Craft3, the organization that will administer loans for septic system work for islanders in Vashon’s Marine Recovery Areas, will also begin working with islanders to see that more homes have their systems inspected.

Vashon pool set to open for season

  • May 22, 2013 at 8:00AM

The Vashon Pool is set to open this Saturday and will offer a free swim in the afternoon.

An author shares the tale of a mighty river

  • May 23, 2013 at 10:41AM

Islanders can celebrate a monumental environmental victory that is also, quite literally, a fish story, at a reading tonight.

Rowing club sends record number of juniors to national competition

  • May 23, 2013 at 10:35AM

Vashon Island Rowing Club coach Richard Parr has kept the junior rowers’ focus this spring on the District Championships that took place last weekend weekend, and their hard work paid off when the club qualified a record number for Nationals.

Bank of American closure will be bad for Vashon | Letter to the Editor

  • May 28, 2013 at 12:27PM

he news that Bank of America is abandoning Vashon Island is appalling. This community is more than an arbitrary pinpoint on a map. Fully one-third of the community uses Bank of America here. There is a thriving business community that makes deposits every day, not to mention regular customers.

Track athletes rise to the top at State

  • May 28, 2013 at 12:51PM

Three Vashon High School athletes competed in the 1A state track and field championships last weekend, and one returned with a medal from the prestigious tournament. Two young islanders who attend private schools in Seattle also put forward award-winning performances at State, which took place at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Demonstrators are right, Obama should be impeached | Letter to the Editor

  • May 28, 2013 at 12:39PM

In last week’s Beachcomber, one Vashon citizen raised the question as to the proper use of one’s First Amendment rights under the Constitution. (“Demonstrators Don’t Get It,” May 22.)

Kindergarten teacher caps off a favorite Chautauqua program

  • May 28, 2013 at 12:11PM

Jamie Olive is only 6 years old, but he already knows that a peregrine falcon can fly as fast as a cheetah can run.

Board action regarding caretakers causes dismay | Letter to the Editor

  • May 28, 2013 at 12:37PM

Having been a fitness instructor at the Vashon Park District for nearly four years, I have had a front-row seat to the dramas and goings-on there. My feeling of pride in being a part of this organization has continually eroded over that time.

Remembering the fallen

  • May 28, 2013 at 12:03PM

Vashon's American Legion Post 159 led the annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at the Vashon Cemetery.

DoVE sees growing demand for services

  • May 29, 2013 at 7:00AM

Vashon’s anti-domestic violence program has seen its number of clients grow significantly this year, prompting organizers to beef up fundraising efforts for services they say are critical for many islanders.

Group to host follow-up health care meeting

  • May 29, 2013 at 7:00AM

Vashon HealthWatch, the island group that organized last month’s well-attended meeting with representatives from the Franciscan Health System and Highline Medical Center, will hold another public meeting tomorrow.

New film explores Vashon’s debate over vaccinations

  • May 29, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 3:55PM

Vashon is frequently in the spotlight for the high number of island families that do not fully vaccinate their children, and now the issue has come to the big screen in a documentary that will play on the island this weekend

Book reading: New novel tells of drama on the high sea

  • May 29, 2013 at 7:00AM

Vashon resident, fisherman and writer Richard Bard recently published “West of Spencer,” a novel that draws on his experience in the salmon trolling industry.

Islanders can shake their booties at a hot new dance club

  • May 29, 2013 at 7:00AM

Islanders don’t have to trek to Seattle anymore when they get the urge to boogaloo beneath a spinning disco ball at a dance club.

A roaming artist returns, with a show about home

  • May 29, 2013 at 9:00AM

What makes a house a home? And can home be a feeling as much as an actual place? A new show, performed this weekend as part of Vashon Allied Arts’ New Works Series, aims to answer these questions and more.

Island women to share their histories

  • May 29, 2013 at 9:00AM

Four Vashon elders will tell stories about their lives on “old Vashon” this weekend as part of Vashon Community Care’s Telling Stories speaker serie

DoVE: Nonprofit brings important issues to light | Editorial

  • May 29, 2013 at 9:00AM

DoVE director Elizabeth Archambault has heard countless stories of domestic violence, but even she took pause, she said, when she watched the eye-opening TED Talk “Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave.” In the online video, Leslie Morgan Steiner, a well-spoken, Harvard-educated woman, details how she fell into a trap of domestic violence and why she and women like her have a hard time getting out.

Laws and courtesy should rule the roads

  • May 29, 2013 at 9:00AM

I’ve been riding my bicycle around Vashon and Maury for many years. Vashon is simply the best cycling anywhere in the Puget Sound region. The roads are scenic; the traffic is light; most drivers are respectful, and the hills are good for the heart. There are a lot of us who ride year-round. The beautiful warm weather has brought out many more cyclists— many islanders and many from Seattle and Tacoma.

Mukai event aims to raise awareness

  • May 29, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Jun 6, 2013 at 9:35AM

Several organizations concerned about the state of the Mukai farmhouse and garden hope a large gathering outside the historic site this weekend will help draw attention to the property, which they say is not being properly preserved.

Former Garfield coach selected for VHS football

  • May 29, 2013 at 12:00PM

A new coach will lead the Vashon Pirates football team this year and was set to begin yesterday, when summer practices got under wa

Social services organizations to staff office in town

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 12:55PM

Beginning next Tuesday, islanders can get help accessing a full slate of social services at a new office in Vashon town.

Wine ‘tasting station’ set to open this week

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 1:03PM

When Melinda Sont-gerath opened The Hardware Store Restaurant eight years ago, she planned to open a wine shop in the small space next door. That vision will finally come to fruition this weekend, when she opens Vine to Vashon — a wine shop with a twist.

Talking on the phone is too common on Vashon roads | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 2:52PM

As a runner, walker and sometimes bicyclist, I welcomed Steve Abel’s column on sharing the road between cyclists and motorists (“Laws and courtesy should rule the road,” May 29).

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