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Lumber and liquor don’t mix in one store | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

I was very disappointed to read that Island Lumber is planning sales of alcoholic beverages. When our two grocery stores had the option just over a year ago to add hard liquor to wine and beer sales, they passed, and the small Vashon Liquor Store was able to continue in business. Now I understand that the Vashon IGA is going to add hard liquor. That is, at least, an appropriate place. In my opinion, a large lumber and hardware store is not an appropriate place.

Bookstore owner was remarkable person | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 11:00AM

Reflecting on years past and my friendship with Martha Scharpf brought many warm memories. As detailed in a recent article (“When body washed ashore, a woman came back home, daughter says,” Feb. 27), health developments had clearly been difficult for her, and her passing quite poignant.

Gov. Booth Gardner, part-time islander, dies

  • Mar 19, 2013 at 10:53AM

Booth Gardner, the charismatic Democrat who ousted Washington’s last Republican governor in 1984, launched the Basic Health Care program and later used his long personal battle with Parkinson’s disease to spearhead the state’s “death with dignity” law, has died. Gardner was 76.

Rowers get ahead on Green Lake

  • Mar 19, 2013 at 11:06AM

For the second year in a row, the spring regatta at Green Lake was hampered by poor weather and called off early. But not too early for Vashon crews to row in eight juniors and three masters events, medalling in all 11 races.

Park district establishes citizens’ committee to review fields project

  • Mar 19, 2013 at 12:56PM

The Vashon Park Dis-trict’s new general manager, in what she called an effort to rebuild the agency’s credibility, has empaneled a citizens’ committee to oversee construction of the fields project north of town.

Islanders offer a ‘Celebration of Life’ for teens

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

A group of Islanders, led by Jessica Bolding, has organized a free “Celebration of Life” party for Island teens, set to start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Scores of shows on Vashon | Arts & Entertainment Briefs

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

Local singer/songwriter Cami Lundeen will perform a free show at 7 p.m. Friday at Nirvana. Lundeen, who is currently raising funds for a debut album through a Kickstarter campaign, has an alternative style with a folk-pop sound.

The Walk-in Life: Beauty and peace make the hassle worth it

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

When Susy Roberts steps outside in the morning, it takes her about eight minutes to reach her car.

Panel proposes new class schedule at VHS

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

School district officials have suggested wholesale changes to Vashon High School’s class schedule in an effort to address what they see as problems in the current system that hamper academics.

Pirates run, jump and throw to kick off track season

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

The Vashon track and field team competed in its first meet of the season last Thursday at Eatonville High School, placing fourth of four teams but putting forward some strong individual performances.

Support our schools | Editorial

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

Once again, it’s time to support our local school district. We shouldn’t have to dig into our pockets to fund public education. But until the state Legislature steps up to its constitutional mandate and finds the political will to fully fund public schools, our school district will suffer without another healthy dose of philanthropy.

Know who to call in case of an oil spill emergency | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

After the destructive 2004 Dalco Pass oil spill, a handful of islanders attended spill training and beach cleaning for first responders. Inculcated in us was where and how to report a spill, as well as the urgency of initiating a competent cleanup effort by agencies with essential skills and equipment.

Schools foundation launches campaign, hopes to raise $500,000 for district

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

The Vashon Schools Foundation is gearing up for its third year of fundraising, once again hoping to raise $500,000 for the 1,500-student school district.

La Boucherie owner will miss staff and island customers | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

While it was not mentioned in the March 13 article about La Boucherie butcher shop and restaurant closing (“La Boucherie to close to walk-in diners”), I’d like to add that as the manager and co-owner of this business, I was extremely grateful and touched by the island patronage of La Boucherie. To those customers: I will miss seeing your faces in the shop, hearing about your culinary adventures and intentions and enjoying your enjoyment of the food we prepared and served.

Former refugee worker now heads DoVE

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 1:00PM

Elizabeth Archambault has traveled the world trying to protect women and girls from violence.

Horticulture caper is ripe for solving | Humor

  • Mar 21, 2013 at 7:00AM

I have lately been writing mystery novels, and so, naturally, I wanted to get to the bottom of the mystery of the great hydrangea heist at Kathy’s Corner a week or so back.

Passing the torch at DoVE | Editorial

  • Mar 21, 2013 at 7:00AM

At a recent social gathering a couple of Beachcomber staffers attended, someone mentioned Tavi Black, the former project manager at DoVE. “She rocked,” this islander, a board member for DoVE, said. “We’re really going to miss her.”

School district wrestles with new state mandate to evaluate teachers

  • Mar 21, 2013 at 7:00AM

The Vashon Island School District is grappling with how it will implement a new, more in-depth teacher evaluation system it is required to begin this year.

Kids strut their stuff in a new show

  • Mar 21, 2013 at 7:00AM

An enthusiastic ensemble of pint-sized players will present “Jungle Safari Musical Review,” a show that blends tales from Aesop’s fables and songs from the films “The Jungle Book” and “The Lion King,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Blue Heron.

Dancers will roll, spin and fly in a new work

  • Mar 21, 2013 at 7:00AM

A diverse group of performers will convene on Vashon next week, coming from far and near to perform a distinctive form of improvised dance at Hanna Barn Studio.

Editor deserves thank you and appreciation | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 21, 2013 at 8:00AM

I was saddened to hear that Leslie Brown is leaving The Beachcomber. Of course, I understand that the stress of long hours and an unrelenting schedule must be enormous. I have been amazed and grateful to see Leslie, camera in hand, spending yet another evening at a public meeting or event.

A Vashon Scout regroups after supplies for his project vanish

  • Mar 21, 2013 at 4:28PM

When Will Macdonald goes before a Boy Scouts’ review panel and is asked to name the biggest challenge he faced in completing his Eagle Scout project, he has no doubt how he’ll answer. It’ll be the time the materials for his project disappeared.

Junior rowers dominate at Eagle Harbor

  • Mar 26, 2013 at 1:24PM

On Sunday the Vashon Island Junior crew traveled to Bainbridge Island’s Eagle Harbor for the third annual Tri-Island Regatta, which traditionally pits teams from three islands — Vashon, Bainbridge and Orcas — against each other. This year, Olympia’s team substituted for Orcas Island. Vashon rowers took first place in nine of the 15 races and added second-place finishes in four more on the 1,400-meter course.

Pirate baseball team wins in a nail-biter

  • Mar 26, 2013 at 1:29PM

After losing three and winning one of their first four games this season, the Pirate baseball team defeated Cascade Christian on their home turf on Friday.

Well-known percussionist and educator dies at 54

  • Mar 26, 2013 at 1:58PM

Geoff Johns, a local percussionist, performer, educator and world music scholar, died on Wednesday, March 20, of cancer. He was 54.

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