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Rally will encourage parents, community to create drug-free culture for youth

  • Oct 19, 2012 at 11:45AM

Vashon’s anti-drug coalition, in an effort to take its campaign to the next level, is holding a rally on Saturday when organizers will ask parents to sign a community pledge to control underage drinking.

VHS tennis finishes the season strong

  • Oct 23, 2012 at 10:37AM

The Vashon boys tennis team won its final league match, against Eatonville on Oct. 9, to finish 6-6 in the Nisqually League — a good record after a slow start to the season.

Vashon volleyball sees mixed success

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM

The last two weeks have been up and down for the Vashon High School volleyball team.

Vashon runners go up against league competitors

  • Oct 23, 2012 at 10:42AM

The Vashon girls and boys cross country teams placed fifth and sixth at the Nisqually League championship meet last Thursday.

Crew sees success at prestigious world regatta

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM

For the first time in its history, the Vashon Island Rowing Club competed at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston last weekend, sending five boats to the prestigious competition. The club had a strong showing, with three juniors boats and one masters boat placing in the top half of their fields.

Arts around town | Entertainment Briefs

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM

Two acclaimed American musicians, Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher, will perform their original songs at a benefit to support Referendum 74 and marriage equality at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie.

Local poet to read from new Native American themed book

  • Oct 23, 2012 at 10:48AM

Island poet David Lloyd Whited will read from his latest book, “Olde Man Coyote Goes to Towne,” this Friday.

Strumming for peace: Paul Colwell’s remarkable life

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM

When Paul Colwell takes to the stage at a special performance Sunday, he’ll play a mandolin his father sent to him in 1961, when he and his brothers were traveling through the Congo, singing songs of peace and reconciliation.

Past park commissioners tell board they want to help

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 7:00AM

Two former Vashon Park District commissioners have written a letter to the current set of commissioners saying they’d like to pore over the current budget, review all outstanding debt and help the agency craft its 2013 spending plan.

Voice of Vashon board plans to tend bar for the cause

  • Oct 23, 2012 at 11:45AM

Voice of Vashon (VoV) board members will try their hands at bartending tomorrow night at The Hardware Store Restaurant in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the nonprofit organization.

Vote for someone who won't fund abortion | Letter to the Editor

  • Oct 23, 2012 at 11:47AM

In this election we face the choice of a candidate — President Obama — who supports abortion, or a candidate who does not — Mr. Romney.

The Beachcomber should stick to local issues | Letter to the Editor

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM

I subscribe to The Beachcomber to get local news and events. I was disappointed to see yet one more “political” article but thought from the title that it would condemn the excesses on both sides as well as the propensity of all politicians to dodge the tough issues and kick the can down the road. Instead the article opined that Europeans think and Americans don’t. I immediately thought of the brilliance of Spain, Greece and Italy. Examples of American “non-thinking” only cited those from supposed conservative sources.

The Seattle Times stepped over the line | Letter to the Editor

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 7:00AM

The Seattle Times has announced quite a remarkable decision, to spend newspaper money to place ads in their paper in support of Rob Mckenna’s candidacy for governor. Over the history of newspapers, there has always been a careful division between at least an attempted objectivity in reporting news on the one hand, and on the other, announced editorial page opinions favoring one candidate or another. Their decision strikes me as dissolving this line.

Article was unfair in comparing new ferry to old

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM

I was disappointed to read the recent article in your paper titled “Questions Plague Vashon’s Newest Ferry.” Simply put, comparing the Chetzemoka to the Rhododendron, as the article does, is not appropriate and is inherently misleading.

Election gives the illusion we have options | Commentary

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM

As the 2012 election nears, I find myself more and more depressed by the lack of actual choice that is being offered to the voters. The issues that matter most to me are never even discussed. Where is climate change? Poverty and homelessness? The endless wars that we can’t pay for? Taxing the rich?

Watch for your ballots, some haven't received them | Editorial

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM

A handful of Islanders have discovered — quite by surprise — that their names have been stricken from the rolls of voters in King County.

The Chetzemoka reconsidered | Editorial

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM

David Moseley, in his letter to The Beachcomber, makes some good points about the newspaper’s recent coverage of the upset over the Chetzemoka.

New dance show swirls into the Blue Heron

  • Oct 23, 2012 at 1:20PM

The wall dividing the center of the Blue Heron space will disappear this weekend to make room for a new dance show featuring 10 swirling vignettes created by local choreographers.

Vashon Community Care welcomes a star to its fundraising soirée

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM updated Oct 25, 2012 at 1:39PM

In the midst of its fundraising campaign to raise $350,000, Vashon Community Care (VCC) received a little help last week from an unlikely source: nationally renowned singer and songwriter K.D. Lang.

Near-miss at busy ferry dock raises concerns

  • Oct 23, 2012 at 7:00AM updated at 1:58PM

Islanders witnessed an accident at the north-end ferry dock last week that caused at least one of them to raise the alarm about pedestrian safety at the busy intersection.

Small growth at Chautauqua suggest enrollment may be on the upswing

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM

After years of slowly declining enrollment at the Vashon School District, school officials are pleased to see a large crop of new students at the elementary school this year.

New fields open to young soccer players

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM updated at 9:22AM

On Sunday the Vashon Park District held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its partially completed fields complex by the Harbor School. After parks commissioner Joe Wald and some kids cut the ribbon, the field then opened to play for the youngest members of Vashon’s soccer club.

A Vashon couple gives it all for ferrets

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM

Two years ago, Michael and Miriam FitzPatrick decided they shouldn’t take in any more ferrets for a while. The couple, who run a small nonprofit ferret shelter, were in debt from veterinary bills and needed to hold off until they were out of the red.

Dismay mounts over the state of Vashon’s fields

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM

The rains have barely begun, but Vashon’s busiest athletic field is already pockmarked by large brown patches, worn areas that will turn into mud holes as the play continues and the rain intensifies this fall.

State urges landowners to locate abandoned wells

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 10:31AM

The state Department of Ecology, concerned about the number of pets that fall into abandoned wells, is encouraging property owners to locate and ensure old wells on their property are properly decommissioned.

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