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Let’s find common ground in debate on guns | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 23, 2013 at 7:00AM

What is at issue for me goes beyond the “gun control debate.” It’s the fact that there is no real dialogue. A recent meeting at the Sportmen’s Club was actually an excellent exception to that rule.

Violence caused by a murderer, not by the NRA | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 23, 2013 at 7:00AM

I was very dismayed by the recent opinion piece published by the Beachcomber editor (“It’s time to confront a gun lobby that’s out of control,” Dec. 19) suggesting that somehow the NRA was responsible for the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. To my amazement, nowhere in the editorial was the name of the murderer even mentioned.

Vashon’s spelling bee: Agony, ecstasy and fun

  • Jan 23, 2013 at 7:00AM

Going out on “choucroute” was awful. We knew we had the base word down, but was it one “t” or two? We agonized, guessed wrong, and left the stage shaking our heads.

Even in a digital age, newspapers play a vital role | Editorial

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 7:00AM

A few weeks ago, when a photograph of Kevin Pottinger taking in the enormously high tide washing over his street on Quartermaster Harbor ran on the front page of The Beachcomber, he emailed us with an observation. Based on the responses he got to his 15 minutes of Beachcomber fame, the newspaper’s circulation is robust.

Movie Magic property sells

  • Jan 22, 2013 at 2:12PM

Keith Bakker has purchased the property that used to house Movie Magic, a commercial site in Vashon town that has been on the market for several months.

Bill Brown to head chamber board

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 2:00PM updated at 5:33PM

Bill Brown, an insurance agent who owns the Brown Agency with his wife LeAnn, has become the new head of the Vashon Island Chamber of Commerce board.

Finalists vie for top position at park district

  • Jan 22, 2013 at 2:17PM

The Vashon Park District board has selected four finalists for the position of general manager and has invited user groups and other members of the public to attend two special meetings where they’ll be able to ask the candidates questions.

Islanders voice concern over drug houses

  • Jan 23, 2013 at 7:00AM

The half-dozen or so reported drug houses on Vashon likely won’t be shut down any time soon, King County Sheriff John Urquhart told a large crowd on Monday.

Broken dryers, stolen clothes: Some fret over state of laundromat

  • Jan 23, 2013 at 7:00AM

A few weeks ago, only one of the eight dryers at Joy’s Village Cleaners was working, and those who were washing their clothes were frustrated by the long waits that resulted.

Rising sea levels could alter life on Vashon

  • Jan 23, 2013 at 6:00AM

One morning last month, an extreme high tide collided with a blustery winter storm to create a surge of seawater the likes of which some Vashon residents said they had never seen.

Park commissioners agree to negotiate kayak center sale

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 5:32PM

The Vashon Park District's board of commissioners agreed Tuesday night to negotiate the sale of the agency's kayak operations to islander Doug Kieper.

Park district to meet to discuss compensation for new director

  • Jan 27, 2013 at 3:34PM

The Vashon Park District's board of commissioners is holding a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday to vote on a compensation package for a candidate for the general manager position.

Lacrosse club launches season with a new head coach

  • Jan 29, 2013 at 2:18PM

The Vashon Lacrosse Club will kick off its new season with its annual Face-off event, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Vashon Theatre. Parents and players can get a heads up on the coming season, ask questions about the club and meet the coaches, including new head coach Daniel Macca.

Vashon Park District board selects a new agency head

  • Jan 29, 2013 at 2:20PM

The Vashon Park District’s five commissioners selected Elaine Ott — a Vashon woman with an extensive background in finance, marketing and sales — as the new general manager of the small public agency.

Girls basketball avenges early-season loss to Life Christian

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

The Vashon girls basketball team split Nisqually League contests last week. The Pirates defeated the Life Christian Eagles on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and then took the Bellevue Christian Vikings to the wire before losing a close game on Saturday.

Pirates rally with back-to-back wins

  • Jan 29, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Jan 30, 2013 at 10:56AM

The Pirate boys basketball team rebounded from a winless week with two home victories last week.

Vashon wrestlers take first in league

  • Jan 29, 2013 at 2:37PM

Last week the Pirate wrestlers capped a successful season with two exciting dual meet wins on their home mats, securing overall first-place ranking in the Nisqually League.

Fourth concert in chamber music series features three women

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 7:00AM

Trio Pardalote, an all-women group named for an Australian songbird, will perform at the Vashon Chamber Music’s fourth concert in its six-concert series at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Storytellers take to the stage in support of wilderness program

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

Masterful storytellers will come to the stage at the sixth annual Storytelling Festival, a fundraiser for the Vashon Wilderness Program’s scholarship fund, which will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Vashon United Methodist Church.

Weekend brings shows for everyone | Entertainment Briefs

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

An animated Czech film that won best animated feature film at the 2012 European Film Awards will be shown at Vashon Theatre Friday night, part of the First Friday Gallery Cruise.

A night of art and romance | Gallery Cruise

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

Most galleries with First Friday showings are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Words are important, no matter the source | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 7:00AM

Regarding Bill Ameling’s defense of his use of inappropriate language at the recent park board retreat (“Beachcomber failed to provide context,” Jan. 16), I think that most would agree that the point taken in The Beachcomber’s Jan. 8 editorial still stands: words matter. Words matter, whether they originate with the speaker or come from a quote that the speaker chooses. I am as big an admirer of H.L. Mencken as the next person, but I wonder if Mr. Ameling would approvingly repeat some of Mencken’s writings on race or religion. Using an authority figure as an excuse to use improper words is behavior one would more expect of Bart Simpson than a parks commissioner.

‘Lincoln’ reminds us of the rights of the unborn | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 7:00AM

On a recent Sunday afternoon my family and I saw the new movie “Lincoln.” I couldn’t help but be struck by several things.

India Castle was a talented and kind-hearted woman | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

India Castle was a young woman I’ve known for many years, back from my old library days.

Interpretation of Second Amendment has strayed far from its roots | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 29, 2013 at 3:09PM

I agree with the author of a letter in last week’s paper that the National Rifle Association, as an organization, was not responsible for the Newtown massacre (“Violence caused by a murderer, not the NRA”). However, I have to strongly disagree with his interpretation and misquoting of Article II of the Constitution (also called the Second Amendment).

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