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Perfect pan cooks up food and memories

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 8:00AM

Driving down Vashon Highway on a Saturday in May, there can be no doubt that garage sale/porch sale/estate sale season is in full swing.

Local thespians will belt Broadway showstoppers at a benefit

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 8:00AM

From “Camelot” to “Spamalot,” the music of the Great White Way will be brought to the stage by a group of local performers next week in “Yet Another Night on Broadway.”

Postal service: A new normal is coming | Editorial

  • Jun 11, 2013 at 10:38AM

An article on this week’s front page tells of a severe funding gap in our state ferry system that’s been patched for two more years by the state. Turn the page, though, to learn about a larger government crisis that hasn’t been averted and will now affect Vashon

Well-traveled musicians are bringing it on home

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 9:00AM

A Vashon-centric night of songs will come to Red Bicycle Bistro this Saturday, when local favorite Ian Moore brings his band, the Lossy Coils, to the stage for a blistering night of music

Postal service slashes Burton office’s hours

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 9:48AM

Next month the Burton post office’s hours will be drastically reduced.

Young rowers shine on national stage

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 9:00AM

Junior rowers came home victorious from Nationals last weekend, where one Vashon boat medaled, three finished in the top 10 in their regattas and all 16 Vashon rowers qualified for the finals in their events. From Vashon, eight boats competed, tying for second most in this year’s championships.

Man behind suspected drug house goes free

  • Jun 18, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Jun 24, 2013 at 8:39AM

A man who’s been called Vashon’s top methamphetamine dealer had a significant drug charge thrown out last month, frustrating islanders who had long hoped his conviction would rid their neighborhood of suspected drug activity and related crime that centers around his home.

Moving up: The class of 2013’s big moment

  • Jun 18, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Jun 24, 2013 at 8:39AM

The class of 2013 graduated Saturday under sunny skies in the Vashon High School stadium. The ceremony, by turns spirited, funny and solemn, featured several speeches, including an address given by students Alec Spencer and Kelly Sullivan, who the graduates had chosen to speak that day. It provided many laughs, but also several moving moments, including when they noted about Vashon, “It’s incredible how much love can fit into 13 miles of length.”

Islanders put local bakery up for sale

  • Jun 18, 2013 at 3:00PM

After nearly six years running Bob’s Bakery, the owners have put the longtime island business up for sale.

Foundation funding short, but school district says no cuts

  • Jun 18, 2013 at 3:00PM

As the Vashon School District declares no cuts for the next school year, the schools foundation is scraping to round out the $350,000 in donations the district estimates it will need to avoid dipping into its reserves next year.

Marley’s Ghost heats up Open Space

  • Jun 18, 2013 at 4:00PM

Marley’s Ghost, a well-traveled music ensemble made up of singers and multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr. and Jerry Fletcher, will play a show at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Music comes back to Ober Park

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 6:00AM updated Jun 20, 2013 at 3:32PM

A summer tradition on Vashon will kick off Thursday with the first in a series of outdoor concerts in Ober Park.

Vashon’s annual celebration of sea life returns to Point Robinson

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Jun 21, 2013 at 12:54PM

This weekend Point Robinson will teem with life, not only because one of the lowest tides of summer will reveal a multitude of sea creatures, but also because of the many visitors expected to turn out for the eighth annual Low Tide Celebration.

Longtime employee made a difference at shop and beyond | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 7:00AM

I and others with the American Hero Quilts were sad to hear that Mike Lambert left the Country Store with no fanfare. We assume no one had a retirement party for him and he left in the same way he did his job, quietly and effectively.

Historic site does not seem endangered | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 7:00AM

I have lived on Vashon for over 15 years. While looking for property, one of the options my husband and I had was Mukai Farm. The processing plant was not on the market and was owned by a different party.

New kind of space could benefit Vashon

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 7:00AM

Imagine having office space that you only pay for when you need it. This is the idea behind a growing movement called coworking.

Expert to address health care reform changes

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 7:00AM

To help island individuals and small business owners navigate coming changes stemming from national health care reform, the Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an informational meeting about insurance coverage next week.

VIPP handles record numbers of cats

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Jun 21, 2013 at 11:18AM

Vashon Island Pet Protectors, with record numbers of cats and slow adoption rates, has temporarily stopped accepting new cats at its shelter and is making special efforts to adopt out the ones it has.

Chamber director eager to share what excites him on Vashon

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 8:00AM

As executive director of the Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce, Jim Marsh is in the business of welcoming. He is originally from Evanston, Ill., where he ran a marketing company and was president of the local chamber. Marsh, who is currently in the throes of planning for Strawberry Festival, remembers many welcoming things happening in the first months after he and his partner moved to the island.

Neighbors have helped keep crime in check | Editorial

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 8:00AM

In January, King County Sheriff John Urquhart told islanders who attended a community council meeting on crime that often the sheriff’s office lacks the resources to go after suspected drug houses.

Cycling holds rewards for the persistent

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 9:00AM

Whenever someone leaves their desk here at The Beachcomber, I sneak over to their keyboard and try and get an article in the paper, and this week it worked. And as I plod through my 15 minutes of fame, I typically yammer on about cycling

See the art of things green and growing on the garden path

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 9:00AM

Put on your walking shoes: It’s time for a stroll through the five exceptional landscapes selected for this year’s Vashon Allied Arts’ Garden Tour.

Wrestlers excel at regional tourney

  • Jun 25, 2013 at 2:55PM

Last week two Vashon wrestlers competed in USA Wrestling’s Regional Championships in Poc-atello, Idaho, and one young islander won the highly competitive Triple Crown award.

For cleaners, this week marks the end of an era

  • Jun 25, 2013 at 3:11PM

After 25 years serving the island, Joy’s Village Cleaners will close its doors Friday. Joy Humphreys owned the cleaners and laundromat with her husband George until he died last year, and now, she said, it is time to move on.

Incident shows we have a way to go | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 25, 2013 at 5:00PM

We moved to this island in the hope of providing our children better educational opportunities. We moved here with eyes wide open, knowing there is not much racial diversity, believing we would find a place for our multi-racial family to fit in. For the most part, this has been true. However, when I read about an African American postal worker reportedly being harassed by police simply because he was parked in a public parking lot and people responded saying “I just can’t believe this could happen here,” I wanted to scream “Wake up people!

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