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All four parks commissioners should resign | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 13, 2012 at 9:36AM

I commend the Vashon Park District commissioners and The Beachcomber for their dedication and efforts to address the current situation. Unfortunately, both the board and The Beachcomber fail to recognize it is impossible for the current board to address the many challenges facing the park district. The only solution is for the four remaining commissioners to follow the lead of their fifth member and resign. The mass resignation is the district’s only hope since any recall would fail, because the Island is too nice to recall anyone unless it could be proven the person was a murderer, rapist or was named Dick Cheney.

Islanders voice concern over state’s plan to manage boats in Quartermaster

  • Dec 13, 2012 at 9:44AM

The state’s plan to more closely manage boat moorage in Quartermaster Harbor received a mixed reception from Vashon’s boating community last week.

Vote offers a chance at creating more dialogue at VMICC | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 13, 2012 at 9:51AM

A vote on new bylaws at the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council meeting Tuesday offers a chance to stand up (or not) for a proposal that creates more flexible rules of order, a chance for collaborative dialogue and a way towards progress and quicker decision-making, among other things. Coming forward at this time when the VMICC is no longer officially recognized as an Unincorporated Area Council (UAC), the proposal offers a chance to change and update how our community may approach questions and issues.

Plans for new camp raise several issues | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 13, 2012 at 9:54AM

I’m writing to express concerns about the recent King County action on an environmental review and conditional use permit for a camp planned at the former Morningside Morgan Farm property.

We need to talk openly about crime in our midst | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 14, 2012 at 7:00AM

Islanders turn a blind eye to a lot about our neighbors. It’s a small-town survival technique. Real problems arise, however, and we can’t afford to let our courtesies become complacence. I’m thankful to The Beachcomber for running such a direct article about a serious issue (“Activity at house near airport has long vexed neighbors,” Dec. 5).

Hunting season at Island Center Forest drew 38 hunters

  • Dec 13, 2012 at 9:59AM

Nearly 40 people registered to hunt in Island Center Forest (ICF) during the 400-acre forest’s closure for a limited hunting season between Oct. 13 and 31.

New shelter in Island Center Forest could become gathering site

  • Dec 13, 2012 at 10:08AM

King County officials hope that a new timber-framed shelter in Island Center Forest will become a site for family reunions, weddings, picnics and educational gatherings once the open-sided structure is completed early next year.

Compromise over fiscal cliff could hurt Vashon’s many nonprofits | Commentary

  • Dec 13, 2012 at 10:16AM

Recently, I watched the PBS NewsHour commentator David Brooks, a columnist for the New York Times, discussing the upcoming fiscal cliff, which may occur by Dec. 31 if Congress doesn’t act.

Kids are in ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

  • Dec 13, 2012 at 10:22AM

A all-ages holiday treat — Vashon Allied Arts Youth Musical Theater’s production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” — will be unwrapped at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Blue Heron.

Laugh it up for a good cause

  • Dec 13, 2012 at 10:24AM

Six funny women will take the stage for a night of stand-up comedy at 8 p.m. Friday at Red Bicycle Bistro.

Soulful sirens put sizzle in the season

  • Dec 13, 2012 at 11:33AM

Songs of the season will get a sophisticated treatment on Sunday, when three powerhouse Seattle vocalists show up to perform a holiday show at 5 p.m. at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Vashon superintendent says district strives to keep students safe

  • Dec 14, 2012 at 6:48PM

Vashon Island School Superintendent Michael Soltman issued a statement Friday expressing sorrow over the rampage that left 20 school children dead in Newtown, Conn., and assuring parents that the district strives to keep its 1,500 students safe.

High tides, strong winds take a toll on Vashon | Story & Slideshow

  • Dec 17, 2012 at 11:00AM updated Dec 22, 2012 at 6:51PM

A combination of extremely high tides and strong winds forced road closures, destroyed bulkheads and swept away docks and boats on parts of the Island Monday.

Vashon fire district receives clean audit

  • Dec 18, 2012 at 11:24AM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue recently received another clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office.

Select grapplers take on athletes from around the Northwest

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 7:00AM

Coming off a dominant performance in Port Townsend, the Pirate wrestling team enjoyed a slower pace last week while gearing up for major competition this week.

Cougars overwhelm in girls basketball

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 7:00AM

The Vashon girls basketball team dropped a home game against the state number-four ranked Cascade Christian Cougars on Friday.

Vashon basketball takes down top-ranked Cascade Christian

  • Dec 18, 2012 at 11:34AM

This week the Pirate boys basketball team, after dropping two league games in a row, turned the season around when it took down the Cascade Christian Cougars, 57-44. The Friday win was a significant one for the Pirates, as the Cougars were ranked number one in class 1A in the latest Tacoma News Tribune poll.

Wings Birdseed to shutter its doors by Christmas

  • Dec 18, 2012 at 11:36AM

Anne Theiss and Sandy Blake announced last week that after more than two years on the Vashon business scene, Wings Birdseed Company would shutter its doors.

Curtain's up on these holiday shows | Entertainment Briefs

  • Dec 18, 2012 at 1:25PM

An annual show based on the Dr. Seuss classic will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Vashon Theatre. “The Grinch Takes a Wholiday” stars Island performer Steffon Moody in what has become a yearly opportunity for the actor to don an elaborate Grinch costume and deliver his own comic spin on the beloved character.

It's A Wonderful Life: Thespians present a new version of the classic tale

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 7:00AM

For many, it’s a holiday tradition — to gather the family in front of the tube and fall into the flickering, black-and-white magic spell that is Frank Capra’s great American film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Light up the night: Local stars shine in an all-ages solstice celebration

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 7:00AM

Islanders who have been watching the ancient Mayan calendar wind down and shivering in anticipation that it might mean the end of the world won’t want to miss a big event coming up on Friday.

Islanders, prepare for the final days | Humor

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 7:00AM

I’m on the plane ride home from visiting my folks, and it’s exactly two weeks before Dec. 21, 2012, the total end of the world. Yes, here, too.

It’s time to confront a gun lobby that’s out of control | Editorial

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 8:00AM

Five months ago, an editorial about the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., appeared on these pages. We noted the madness of a legal system that allowed a young man to purchase 6,000 rounds of ammunition by mail order, that the United States is first in the world, followed by Yemen, in our per capita ownership of guns and, most noteworthy, the seeming lack of a collective sense of outrage over this sorry state of affairs.

Connecticut events bring both gratitude, sadness | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 1:00PM

As the horrendous news of Sandy Hook Elementary unfolded and tales of heroism and sacrifice were told, I took time to reflect on our teachers and administrators here on Vashon.

Peace begins with each one of us | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 1:00PM

The mass shootings in the last week have horrified me again. It’s not enough to ask why we allow automatic weapons to be sold or other legitimate issues about gun control. We have an epidemic of gun deaths, but the issue goes deeper. Our culture is steeped in violence.

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