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Vashon basketball takes down top-ranked Cascade Christian

  • Dec 18, 2012 at 11:34AM

This week the Pirate boys basketball team, after dropping two league games in a row, turned the season around when it took down the Cascade Christian Cougars, 57-44. The Friday win was a significant one for the Pirates, as the Cougars were ranked number one in class 1A in the latest Tacoma News Tribune poll.

Wings Birdseed to shutter its doors by Christmas

  • Dec 18, 2012 at 11:36AM

Anne Theiss and Sandy Blake announced last week that after more than two years on the Vashon business scene, Wings Birdseed Company would shutter its doors.

Curtain's up on these holiday shows | Entertainment Briefs

  • Dec 18, 2012 at 1:25PM

An annual show based on the Dr. Seuss classic will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Vashon Theatre. “The Grinch Takes a Wholiday” stars Island performer Steffon Moody in what has become a yearly opportunity for the actor to don an elaborate Grinch costume and deliver his own comic spin on the beloved character.

It's A Wonderful Life: Thespians present a new version of the classic tale

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 7:00AM

For many, it’s a holiday tradition — to gather the family in front of the tube and fall into the flickering, black-and-white magic spell that is Frank Capra’s great American film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Light up the night: Local stars shine in an all-ages solstice celebration

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 7:00AM

Islanders who have been watching the ancient Mayan calendar wind down and shivering in anticipation that it might mean the end of the world won’t want to miss a big event coming up on Friday.

Islanders, prepare for the final days | Humor

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 7:00AM

I’m on the plane ride home from visiting my folks, and it’s exactly two weeks before Dec. 21, 2012, the total end of the world. Yes, here, too.

It’s time to confront a gun lobby that’s out of control | Editorial

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 8:00AM

Five months ago, an editorial about the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., appeared on these pages. We noted the madness of a legal system that allowed a young man to purchase 6,000 rounds of ammunition by mail order, that the United States is first in the world, followed by Yemen, in our per capita ownership of guns and, most noteworthy, the seeming lack of a collective sense of outrage over this sorry state of affairs.

Connecticut events bring both gratitude, sadness | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 1:00PM

As the horrendous news of Sandy Hook Elementary unfolded and tales of heroism and sacrifice were told, I took time to reflect on our teachers and administrators here on Vashon.

Peace begins with each one of us | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 1:00PM

The mass shootings in the last week have horrified me again. It’s not enough to ask why we allow automatic weapons to be sold or other legitimate issues about gun control. We have an epidemic of gun deaths, but the issue goes deeper. Our culture is steeped in violence.

Vashon HouseHold begins offering services, support to seniors

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 7:00AM

In the few weeks since she set up shop at J.G. Commons, Michele Kimble has been able to help one resident reduce the amount she pays for her cable service.

Judd Creek parcel secures protection

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 7:00AM

King County and the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust teamed up to put another 10 acres of property along Judd Creek into protected ownership, representatives from both entities said last week.

Homeless camp near town prompts concern

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 7:00AM

Local law officials and community leaders are expressing concern about a new camp that has sprung up in a vacant lot just south of Vashon town, where a handful of people are living in squalid conditions and in makeshift shelters.

The weakest link in emergency preparedness? You and me

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 2:00PM

Whenever weather reports indicate a major storm is headed this way, Michael Cochrane says he sees a phenomenon that troubles him greatly — scores of Islanders flocking to stores to buy candles, batteries, canned food and other emergency supplies.

School district rethinks class schedules

  • Dec 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

Last week many Island parents and students received emails from the Vashon School District, asking them to give their thoughts on the middle school and high school’s class schedules. For the first time in more than a dozen years, the school district is taking a serious look at Vashon High School’s class schedule, a study that may well result in a change from the current trimester system and changes at the middle school as well.

Cleaning up the harbor: State works to remove hazardous junk

  • Dec 26, 2012 at 7:00AM updated at 1:00PM

On Friday during a break between rain showers, Lisa Randlette stepped out of a small boat and onto an enormous wooden structure floating in Quartermaster Harbor.

A shared passion takes photographers far

  • Dec 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

Picture it: A whitewashed lighthouse perched on a rocky bluff in Maine is set off by a brilliant pink and purple sunset. Palm trees in Bora Bora sway in the sun over a blue, ripply sea and beneath a sky dotted with fluffy white clouds. Washington’s own Mount Rainier stands snow-peaked and shining above a wide field of shockingly colorful wildflowers.

Islanders OK new model for community council

  • Dec 22, 2012 at 6:51PM

Islanders last week unanimously approved a motion to overhaul the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council’s bylaws, putting in place a model that some hope will create a group that’s more collaborative and productive in addressing Island issues.

Food bank draws busy year to a close, looks toward finding a new home

  • Dec 26, 2012 at 6:00PM

As 2012 draws to a close, the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank reports a busy year, having served roughly 1,500 Islanders, expanded its hours and upgraded some of its technology and systems.

The Beachcomber makes it happen with your support | Editorial

  • Dec 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

As another year draws to a close, we at The Beachcomber would like to thank the many people who supported the newspaper in 2012. Putting out a weekly paper for a place as lively and engaged as Vashon is both difficult and rewarding, and we couldn’t have done it alone over the past 12 months.

Popular physician steps down from busy career at Vashon Health Centr

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 4:17PM

For the past 12 years, Dr. Kim Farrell has cared for countless Islanders — the majority of them women — at the Vashon Health Center. She’s seen some of them through difficult diagnoses, come late at night to tend to emergencies, helped others find ways to live healthier lives.

Review | Local thespians bring home the meaning of a beloved and classic film

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 5:05PM

There really couldn’t be a more perfect play for Drama Dock to share with Islanders than its current production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Park district eyes user fees

  • Dec 29, 2012 at 5:05PM

The Vashon Park District, looking to shore up its 2013 budget, is eying a proposal to reinstitute fees for sports and performance groups that use facilities it owns or manages, including fields, gyms and the high school theater.

Solar project lags as organizers look to change state laws

  • Jan 1, 2013 at 1:00AM

The Backbone Campaign is putting its ambitious community solar project on hold after a two-year effort by organizers that has proven far more complex than they had envisioned and has yet to generate enough investors to pay for the $540,000 project.

Getting to calm: Let’s start with thoughtful discourse | Editorial

  • Jan 1, 2013 at 1:00AM

With the start of a new year, The Beachcomber would like to suggest a community-wide resolution that we hope many of us could embrace — a commitment to engage in thoughtful and respectful discourse.

Polar bear swim draws dozens to KVI Beach | Slideshow

  • Jan 2, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 2:30PM

Dozens of islanders welcomed the new year on Tuesday by participating in a polar bear swim at KVI Beach. Several held hands as they dived into the chilly waters — according to weather reports, Puget Sound was around 49 degrees. Dogs took to the waters, too.

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