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Scallop farming firm buys the Rhododendron

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 1:00PM

The Rhododendron, a 65-year-old ferry that was retired from the state fleet last year, has found a new home.

VYFS seeks to break world record with kayak fundraiser

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 7:00AM

Vashon Youth & Family Services hopes to draw 2,500 kayaks and canoes into Quartermaster Harbor this September for a record-breaking raft-up event, a gathering that will highlight the way communities can be stronger when they pull together, organizers say.

State plans cleanup of grease globs that washed ashore on Maury

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 2:59PM

Hundreds of globs of an orange, grease-like substance washed ashore on Maury Island this week, prompting state officials to begin a cleanup effort.

Liquor sales at Island Lumber is bad news | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 8, 2013 at 7:00AM

I avoid reading newspapers because most specialize in bad news. Instead, I let wife Margaret break the bad news to me gently. For example, yesterday she read to me a piece in The Beachcomber reporting that Island Lumber will sell liquor. The owner was quoted as saying something like, “Adding alcohol will enhance the shopping experience when you’re looking for plumbing supplies or straight 2-by-4s.”

Islander to read from her book on a WWII love story

  • Mar 8, 2013 at 10:00AM

Island author Kathy Flynn will read from her new book, “Letters From the Pacific: A World War II Romance,” at 6 p.m. Saturday at Vashon Bookshop. The book tells the story of Flynn’s parents and their wartime experiences.

IGA becomes first Vashon grocery to sell hard liquor

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 10:38AM

Vashon Market Fresh IGA began selling liquor at its store at Vashon Plaza last Friday, making it the first grocery store on the island to do so, said owner Shawn Hoffman Monday.

Youth takes on experience at Quartermaster Harbor

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 10:46AM

The Vashon Island Rowing Club kicked off its 2013 racing season with a spirited masters versus juniors regatta this month at Jensen Point. In the club’s annual scrimmage on March 3, young rowers went up against the VIRC’s seasoned master rowers, giving the older athletes a head start in the races. According to tradition, the day ended with a final race for the One Guinea Pig Cup.

County considers improvements at Vashon’s water taxi dock

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 10:42AM

The King County Ferry District is soliciting input from water taxi riders on how to best use funds for improvements at Vashon’s water taxi terminal.

Horse riders: Please scoop the poop, too | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 11:06AM

Regarding the letter titled “Owners need to scoop poop” (March 6), I heartily agree. I have been bike riding all over Island Center Forest very regularly for quite some time. A group of us go religiously and fervently discuss the plethora of said poop on a regular basis. However, we feel that the real poopertrators are the horse owners. I guess that it is easy to ignore your pony’s pies when they fall behind you on the trail, although they do make a decided plopping sound. I wish that the horse owners would please pick up after themselves.

Lend a hand if you can for wildlife and farming | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 11:04AM

March is the start of the wildlife season and lambing for the agricultural programs of Wolftown. Could everyone please help Wolftown in its continuing work of wildlife rehabilitation and education and our sustainible farming programs? Donate, volunteer or hold a fundraiser.

La Boucherie to close to walk-in diners

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 11:27AM

George Page closed La Boucherie, his highly acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant, last week, saying it made more sense to focus his efforts on two Seattle-based farmers markets.

Oil globs from Tacoma spill cleaned from Maury shoreline

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 11:33AM

Some called them orange globs. Others called them grease balls. At first no one knew exactly what they were.

Strawberry Festival is in full swing at the chamber

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 3:41PM

Jim Marsh has been spending so much time thinking about the Strawberry Festival, he says, that he sometimes gets confused about what month it is.

After 31 years, owners of Fair Isle Animal Clinic sell to a colleague

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

Don Wolczko’s early days at Fair Isle Animal Clinic were trying ones.

Business competition may be beneficial for Vashon residents, visitors | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

Island Lumber’s move to sell liquor has raised questions not just about access to intoxicants, but also about “harmful” competition. Competition, like it or not, is part of our capitalist society, and it doesn’t mean the big guys always win. If island businesses compete strictly for the island dollar, Island Lumber is well-positioned to take business away from our small liquor store, our boutique pet shop, even our sporting and gift shops.

Vashon nursery loses trees, shrubs in a huge heist

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

A customer last Friday afternoon told Kathy Wheaton, owner of Kathy’s Corner, that he was interested in one of several Japanese maples she had for sale. When he came back Saturday morning and found that the one he’d had his eye on was gone, he asked her why she had sold it.

Impact from arsenic-laced plume not as extensive, state says

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Mar 18, 2013 at 10:04AM

Far fewer homes on Vashon and Maury island will be eligible for a publicly funded yard cleanup program after a new state analysis indicated arsenic contamination in the region is not nearly as extensive as officials originally believed.

Flying gadgets and exotic melodies: Lelavision showcases its favorite contraptions

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

For more than 20 years, Ela Lamblin has been making metal devices that honk, squeak, spin, rock and fly through the air in magical and unexpected ways.

Upcoming events | Arts & Entertainment Briefs

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

Seattle comedian Owen Straw will headline a night of comedy at 8 p.m. Friday, at Red Bicycle Bistro. Straw, who just completed his first cross-country comedy tour, has also won championships in pizza eating and semi-professional wrestling, among other accomplishments.

Smelter plume project affords us an opportunity | Editorial

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

A new map that refines and narrows the extent of the Asarco smelter plume on Vashon Island is good news for a simple reason: It’s based on better science.

A talented cast delivers a winner with ‘In the Heights’ | Review

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 8:00AM

Whatever you do, don’t miss Vashon High School’s musical “In the Heights,” which continues its run this weekend and next.

Real estate analysis suggests park district rentals are under-occupied

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 10:00AM

The Vashon Park District’s historic Belle Baldwin House at Fern Cove was occupied only 35 percent of the time in 2012, according to an analysis undertaken by a real estate agent.

Beachcomber editor to step down for position with the county

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 3:41PM

Leslie Brown, editor of The Beachcomber since November 2006, will step down at the end of the month to take a position as a communications specialist at King County.

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.

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