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- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 10:56 AM— updated Jun 11, 2013 at 11:02 AM
A number of ferry issues are up for change or proposed to change in the near term. Most of the changes are already in motion. Most need input from the public, especially the users. One of them needs immediate attention.
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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.
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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.”
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 10:38 AM— updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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
- posted Jun 12, 2013 at 9:48 AM
Next month the Burton post office’s hours will be drastically reduced.
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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.
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 10:57 AM— updated Jun 24, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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.
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 1:28 PM— updated Jun 24, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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.”
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 1:15 PM
After nearly six years running Bob’s Bakery, the owners have put the longtime island business up for sale.
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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.
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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.
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 1:17 PM— updated Jun 20, 2013 at 3:32 PM
A summer tradition on Vashon will kick off Thursday with the first in a series of outdoor concerts in Ober Park.
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 1:06 PM— updated Jun 21, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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.
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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.
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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.
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 11:31 AM— updated Jun 18, 2013 at 1:01 PM
Imagine having office space that you only pay for when you need it. This is the idea behind a growing movement called coworking.
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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.
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 11:29 AM— updated Jun 21, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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.
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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.
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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.
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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
- posted Jun 18, 2013 at 11:20 AM— updated Jun 18, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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.
- posted Jun 25, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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.
- posted Jun 25, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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.