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We all need access to restrooms | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 16, 2013 at 8:00AM

I read with interest Mark Nassutti’s piece about his unfortunate experiences in Island Center Forest. What gave credibility and weight to his concern was his ability to admit that he should have had his dog under control with a leash or better training. But humans being human, and dogs being dogs, it’s easy to see why what happened happened.

Beachcomber failed to provide context in editorial on park district | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 16, 2013 at 7:00AM

The recent Beachcomber editorial about the park board retreat (“The park district and the power of the spoken word,” Jan. 9) fails to provide a context for my comment about the press as a “whore.” I actually cited a quotation, allegedly from H. L. Mencken: “The press is a whore: you use it and it uses you.” This quotation was given to me by a former Beachcomber editor. (A google search shows that variations on this quotation are widely circulated.) I used the quote during a board discussion of unfavorable Beachcomber coverage of park board decisions made necessary by the recession, which has decimated funding for parks.

Looking for bright spots in the heart of winter

  • Jan 16, 2013 at 7:00AM

Dark days are short. Birds sit mute in their nests. Sunset is a perfunctory dot fading behind the crisp white crests of the Olympic Mountains, framed by twilight-black sky.

Write your letters, but follow a few simple guidelines | Editorial

  • Jan 17, 2013 at 8:00AM

Every so often, we use this column to review our letters to the editor policy. It’s a chance to remind people who have forgotten how it works, to introduce the concept to those new to letter-writing and to re-enforce what’s printed at the top of this page every week.

Sex offender back in jail, scheduled for release next month

  • Jan 15, 2013 at 12:51PM

A Level 3 sex offender who moved to Vashon in 2011 is back in jail and expected to be released next month.

Branch library slated to move to its new location in early February

  • Jan 17, 2013 at 8:00AM

Vashon’s branch library will close Sunday, Feb. 3, and reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at its new temporary location at Vashon Plaza.

County sheriff to visit the island, discuss drug houses, crime

  • Jan 16, 2013 at 7:00AM

King County Sheriff John Urquhart is slated to visit the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council’s general meeting Monday night, where he’s expected to discuss islanders’ concerns about drug houses, crime and methamphetamine use on Vashon.

Park district board passes budget that heralds a much leaner agency

  • Jan 16, 2013 at 8:00AM

The Vashon Park District, facing declining tax revenues and carrying debt for its fields project, unanimously approved a $1 million spending plan that substantially reduces the size of its administrative staff and alters the way it offers programs for youth and adults.

School district says it’s time to plan for an education of the future

  • Jan 16, 2013 at 7:00AM

Tomorrow evening an internationally known technology expert will visit Vashon to give a talk on preparing students for the job market of the future.

Fire department faces more calls, more off-island transports than in years past

  • Jan 16, 2013 at 8:00AM

Vashon’s fire department faced a record number of medical-related calls last year and transported more people than ever to hospitals on the mainland, according to recently released statistics.

State agency questions nonprofit’s use of Mukai farmhouse

  • Jan 16, 2013 at 8:00AM

A state agency has found evidence that the Mukai Farmhouse is being used as an occasional private residence, a possible violation of a state grant the nonprofit received to purchase the historic site more than a decade ago.

Mukai supporters form new group, launch program

  • Jan 16, 2013 at 7:00AM

A group of islanders concerned about the state of the historic Mukai farmhouse and Japanese garden is in the process of becoming its own, newly constituted nonprofit.

Ferry officials say to expect delays at Fauntleroy due to tollboth closure

  • Jan 18, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Jan 23, 2013 at 12:20PM

A tollbooth closure at the Fauntleroy ferry dock in West Seattle could cause long lines and delays for as much as four months, ferry officials warn.

Like the rest of the country, Vashon is not immune to a hard flu season

  • Jan 22, 2013 at 11:08AM

This flu season has become a headline-making one for much of the nation, and Vashon is one of the many communities feeling its effects.

One wrestler turns match into a winning day

  • Jan 23, 2013 at 7:00AM

Wrestling is an odd sport where a team score is kept and a winning team is declared, but the result is entirely based on the merits of individual performances. While only individual wrestlers can earn team points, the entire team can still contribute to the success of one teammate. This has never been as evident as it was last Thursday in Eatonville, when the Pirate squad gave one of their own the endurance he needed to pull down a victory that won them the meet, 39-34.

Voice of Vashon puts high school sports on the air

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 8:00AM

Voice of Vashon has been broadcasting Vashon High School baseball, football and basketball games live on its web radio station this year. Kevin Linnell and John Yates are currently announcing basketball games, with JoJo Weller providing statistics.

Girls basketball team struggles with diminished numbers

  • Jan 23, 2013 at 7:00AM

The Vashon girls basketball team took to the hardwood last week with games against the Seattle Christian Warriors on Tuesday, Jan. 15, and the top-ranked Cascade Christian Cougars on Saturday. The Pirates lost both games and were not helped by the number of key players who were out sick.

VHS boys hoopsters lose two

  • Jan 23, 2013 at 7:00AM

This was a dismal week in Pirates basketball, as the boys team took two road losses to very good Seattle Christian and Cascade Christian teams.

Young, accomplished jazz singer will bring her trio to the Blue Heron

  • Jan 23, 2013 at 7:00AM

Seattle chanteuse Halie Loren will bring her jazz trio to Vashon on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. concert at the Blue Heron Arts Center.

Cal Kinnear and the language of love

  • Jan 23, 2013 at 12:00PM

A black and white illustration of William Butler Yeats — the famous Irish poet looking dark, intense and brooding — hangs over the desk where Cal Kinnear sometimes works.

Songs, stories and sassy brass | Entertainment Briefs

  • Jan 22, 2013 at 1:06PM

Vashon Island singer/songwriter Daryl Redeker will play a free acoustic concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nirvana. Redeker has had a long music career, touring all over the country releasing many albums. He has also established himself as a sought-after guitar teacher on Vashon.

Park commissioner's use of word ‘whore’ calls for rebuttal | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 22, 2013 at 1:58PM

I read Bill Ameling’s recent letter to the editor with startled dismay (“Beachcomber failed to provide context,” Jan. 16).On behalf of disempowered and abused men, women and children forced into the sex trade, I need to speak up. The quote which Bill offered is offensive on its face — and based in deep misinformation.

Ameling’s problems are of his own making | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 7:00AM

Bill Ameling has devoted almost three decades to the Vashon Park District and deserves our thanks for his many years of hard work and service. However, his forceful and self described “alpha dog” personality has become something of a human resources problem, and sadly, there’s no HR department to call him in for a good talking to. Other board members seem willing to tolerate this behavior, or excuse it by saying, “Well, that’s just Bill.”

Many people made 2012 great for the care center | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 7:00AM

As outgoing president of the Vashon Community Care board of directors, I want thank those who helped make 2012 such an amazing year.

Many Vashon gun owners support reasonable action | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 22, 2013 at 2:02PM

I attended the community meeting last Tuesday night about sensible gun regulation and was pleased with the civility of the participants.

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