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Garden Club’s history comes to life at new heritage exhibit

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 7:00AM

Vashon’s garden club has flourished on the Island for more than 60 years. In celebration, club members have created an exhibit at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum, curated by board members and Island historian Bruce Haulman.

State to audit Vashon Park District

  • Oct 5, 2012 at 4:24PM

The state auditor's office, prompted by press reports and citizens' complaints, will begin an audit of the Vashon Park District next week in an effort to get a handle on the state of its accounting system.

Islanders grapple with tragic death of Vashon High School student

  • Oct 8, 2012 at 7:00PM updated Oct 9, 2012 at 11:12AM

Last Wednesday night, Kathleen Gilligan and her 14-year-old son worked out together, then sat down and watched the presidential debate, discussing the performance of the two contenders afterward. Her son, a new member of Vashon High School’s debate team, was “engaged and thoughtful,” Gilligan recalled. “I thought, ‘Look at my kid and who he’s becoming.’ I was so impressed by his thoughtfulness.”

Pirates fight, but can’t hold back Tarriers in another football loss

  • Oct 9, 2012 at 10:33AM

The Pirate football team traveled to Charles Wright to play the eighth-ranked Tarriers last Friday and came away with a 44-20 loss.

Cross country team stays busy off-Island

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 7:00AM

The Vashon High School cross country team took to the road twice last week.

Boys tennis players strong this season

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 7:00AM

The Vashon High School boys tennis team had a large turnout this year for its fall season, and the boys are seeing much success on the court.

Vashon Volleyball rallies to beat Eatonville

  • Oct 9, 2012 at 10:46AM

Last week just got better and better for the Vashon High School volleyball team. Although the Pirates suffered a loss at home on Monday, Oct. 1, against Cedar Park Christian, they rallied on Wednesday and beat Eatonville at home in a very decisive 3-1 win. The JV team also won its match at Eatonville that day.

Weekend brings dance, music and film | Arts & Entertainment Briefs

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 7:00AM

Songwriters Dave McGraw and Wendy Fer will play an all-ages, free show at 8:30 p.m. Friday, at the Red Bicycle Bistro.

A benefit brings in star power to raise funds for Islanders in need

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 7:00AM

Some of Vashon’s most well-known actors, dancers and musicians will come together at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Blue Heron, to stage a benefit performance for two Islanders, Geoff Johns and Marynell Matt.

Sounds of the season: Chamber Music Series features six concerts

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 7:00AM

The autumnal strains of Johannes Brahms’ “E Minor Sonata for Cello and Piano” will be the centerpiece of the first concert in the Vashon Chamber Music Series, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Blue Heron. The piece, written between the years of 1862 and 1865, is Brahms’ homage to Bach.

Support the right of all to marry whom they choose | Letter to the Editor

  • Oct 9, 2012 at 10:58AM

As a citizen of Washington, a person of faith and a member of the clergy, I support Referendum 74 and strongly encourage everyone who is registered to vote to approve it.

Comparing Obama to Hitler is a departure from reality | Letter to the Editor

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 7:00AM

We are living in a politically polarized society. Unfortunately, there are instances where people in the zeal to make a point create comparisons that approach absurdity. Case in Point:

Let’s raise the money and move forward on VAA project | Letter to the Editor

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 7:00AM

Having lived here since Vashon Allied Arts operated out of what’s now the Heritage Museum, I want to add my voice to those supporting VAA’s forward-looking plan

Teen’s legacy will live on | Letter to the Editor

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 7:00AM

I have known and loved Palmer and his family since he was seven days old. Like many Islanders, I feel immense grief and pain in response to his suicide. It was a horrible mistake. As the saying goes, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Every cell in my body wishes he were still alive.

Creating NEROs: There is safety in neighbors

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 7:00AM

Whether it’s a major winter snowstorm complete with power outage (as in 2006, 2008, 2010 and earlier this year) or a massive earthquake, if we want to be safe and know that those we love are well, then we need to get together and make our plans now.

The newspaper’s response to an Island tragedy | Editorial

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 7:00AM

This week, The Beachcomber had to make a hard call. We had to decide if we were going to write about Palmerston Burk’s death, a suicide that hit Vashon’s teen and school community hard.

State removes arsenic-laced soil from Dockton Park

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 7:00AM

State officials expect to complete a cleanup project at Dockton Park this week, where they’re removing thousands of cubic yards of contaminated soil from an area next to the popular playground.

VMICC slated to undergo wholesale changes

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 7:00AM

A group of Islanders is seeking a large-scale restructure of the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council, proposing bylaw changes they say would make meetings more conducive to conversation and allow the council to reach a greater number of Islanders.

Questions plague Vashon’s newest ferry

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 7:00AM

As Vashon’s newest ferry nears one year of service, lawmakers, Islanders and even state ferry workers are raising concerns about a boat that burns more than twice as much fuel as the one it replaced and requires a larger crew.

Top off Ciderfest with a hootenanny at the O Space

  • Oct 9, 2012 at 12:26PM

In celebration of CiderFest, Open Space for Arts & Community is putting on a barn dance on Saturday, featuring local country crooner Jennifer Sutherland.

Hearing on Mukai Farmhouse postponed until November

  • Oct 12, 2012 at 5:00PM updated Oct 14, 2012 at 1:14PM

A hearing that was to be held Friday over the status of the nonprofit board overseeing the historic Mukai Farmhouse has been postponed until 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at a courtroom in downtown Seattle.

Power outage hits entire Island Monday

  • Oct 16, 2012 at 10:04AM

Vashon lost power for about an hour Monday night after the main transmission line that feeds the Island from the Kitsap Peninsula tripped off, according to a spokeswoman for Puget Sound Energy.

Parent searches for leads on hit and run accident

  • Oct 16, 2012 at 10:14AM

A Vashon woman is looking for information about a driver who hit her teenage daughter in Vashon town, then fled the scene Saturday evening.

Latest data shows wide range of response times for fire department

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM

A brand-new map produced by King County Emergency Medical Services shows what many at the fire station and on Vashon already know — the department’s response times in medical emergencies differ greatly by location.

Vashon competes at cross country invitational, prepares for league finals

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM

Last Thursday the Pirate cross country team competed at Kelsey Creek Park in Bellevue at a mid-week invitational that included 12 other teams from various leagues and classifications.

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