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Vashon HouseHold begins offering services, support to seniors

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 7:00AM

In the few weeks since she set up shop at J.G. Commons, Michele Kimble has been able to help one resident reduce the amount she pays for her cable service.

Judd Creek parcel secures protection

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 7:00AM

King County and the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust teamed up to put another 10 acres of property along Judd Creek into protected ownership, representatives from both entities said last week.

Homeless camp near town prompts concern

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 7:00AM

Local law officials and community leaders are expressing concern about a new camp that has sprung up in a vacant lot just south of Vashon town, where a handful of people are living in squalid conditions and in makeshift shelters.

The weakest link in emergency preparedness? You and me

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 2:00PM

Whenever weather reports indicate a major storm is headed this way, Michael Cochrane says he sees a phenomenon that troubles him greatly — scores of Islanders flocking to stores to buy candles, batteries, canned food and other emergency supplies.

School district rethinks class schedules

  • Dec 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

Last week many Island parents and students received emails from the Vashon School District, asking them to give their thoughts on the middle school and high school’s class schedules. For the first time in more than a dozen years, the school district is taking a serious look at Vashon High School’s class schedule, a study that may well result in a change from the current trimester system and changes at the middle school as well.

Cleaning up the harbor: State works to remove hazardous junk

  • Dec 26, 2012 at 7:00AM updated at 1:00PM

On Friday during a break between rain showers, Lisa Randlette stepped out of a small boat and onto an enormous wooden structure floating in Quartermaster Harbor.

A shared passion takes photographers far

  • Dec 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

Picture it: A whitewashed lighthouse perched on a rocky bluff in Maine is set off by a brilliant pink and purple sunset. Palm trees in Bora Bora sway in the sun over a blue, ripply sea and beneath a sky dotted with fluffy white clouds. Washington’s own Mount Rainier stands snow-peaked and shining above a wide field of shockingly colorful wildflowers.

Islanders OK new model for community council

  • Dec 22, 2012 at 6:51PM

Islanders last week unanimously approved a motion to overhaul the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council’s bylaws, putting in place a model that some hope will create a group that’s more collaborative and productive in addressing Island issues.

Food bank draws busy year to a close, looks toward finding a new home

  • Dec 26, 2012 at 6:00PM

As 2012 draws to a close, the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank reports a busy year, having served roughly 1,500 Islanders, expanded its hours and upgraded some of its technology and systems.

The Beachcomber makes it happen with your support | Editorial

  • Dec 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

As another year draws to a close, we at The Beachcomber would like to thank the many people who supported the newspaper in 2012. Putting out a weekly paper for a place as lively and engaged as Vashon is both difficult and rewarding, and we couldn’t have done it alone over the past 12 months.

Popular physician steps down from busy career at Vashon Health Centr

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 4:17PM

For the past 12 years, Dr. Kim Farrell has cared for countless Islanders — the majority of them women — at the Vashon Health Center. She’s seen some of them through difficult diagnoses, come late at night to tend to emergencies, helped others find ways to live healthier lives.

Review | Local thespians bring home the meaning of a beloved and classic film

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 5:05PM

There really couldn’t be a more perfect play for Drama Dock to share with Islanders than its current production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Park district eyes user fees

  • Dec 29, 2012 at 5:05PM

The Vashon Park District, looking to shore up its 2013 budget, is eying a proposal to reinstitute fees for sports and performance groups that use facilities it owns or manages, including fields, gyms and the high school theater.

Solar project lags as organizers look to change state laws

  • Jan 1, 2013 at 1:00AM

The Backbone Campaign is putting its ambitious community solar project on hold after a two-year effort by organizers that has proven far more complex than they had envisioned and has yet to generate enough investors to pay for the $540,000 project.

Getting to calm: Let’s start with thoughtful discourse | Editorial

  • Jan 1, 2013 at 1:00AM

With the start of a new year, The Beachcomber would like to suggest a community-wide resolution that we hope many of us could embrace — a commitment to engage in thoughtful and respectful discourse.

Polar bear swim draws dozens to KVI Beach | Slideshow

  • Jan 2, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 2:30PM

Dozens of islanders welcomed the new year on Tuesday by participating in a polar bear swim at KVI Beach. Several held hands as they dived into the chilly waters — according to weather reports, Puget Sound was around 49 degrees. Dogs took to the waters, too.

Sing a new year’s song: An opera to celebrate Epiphany

  • Jan 2, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Jan 4, 2013 at 10:31AM

A talented ensemble of islanders will perform Gian Carlo Menotti’s famous opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” this weekend — closing out the Christmas season by marking the ancient church holiday of the Epiphany.

Parents of teens are being urged to get on the same page

  • Jan 2, 2013 at 1:43PM

What if all Vashon parents read the same book — and it was filled with great advice about how to deal with their teenagers and ’tweens?

Garbage, recycling rates slated to rise

  • Jan 2, 2013 at 1:44PM

Islanders will see their garbage and recycling collection rates increase slightly this month, in part due to fee increases at the King County-run transfer station where the trash is taken.

For Methodists, community service matters | Finding Faith

  • Jan 2, 2013 at 2:24PM

Drive by the Vashon United Methodist Church at the south edge of town, and black and white signs rise up to meet you. “We believe all persons are of sacred worth,” the first three read. The fourth adds, “Open hearts, open minds, open doors.”

Park district poised to pass $1 million spending plan

  • Jan 2, 2013 at 2:30PM

The Vashon Park District board plans to vote next week on a $1.07 million spending plan that includes funding for a number of programs and projects, including the swimming pool, the skate park and its new fields complex north of town.

Boys basketball takes down Chimacum, meets their match with Eatonville

  • Jan 8, 2013 at 10:12AM

Coming off two wins at a Yakima tournament over winter break, the Pirate basketball team returned to league play and split the week, beating the Chimacum Cowboys but losing a close game to the Eatonville Cruisers.

Vashon wrestlers back on track in latest bout

  • Jan 8, 2013 at 10:13AM

It was the Pirates’ young wrestlers who carried the day on Saturday at the 30th annual Everett Classic tournament.

Pirates start 2013 with a league win

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 7:00AM

The Vashon girls basketball team opened the new year with a win when they topped the Chimacum Cowboys, 33-29, on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Two days later, they lost to a talented Eatonville team.

Cordaviva will heat up the Bike with its full-bodied, world-infused music

  • Jan 8, 2013 at 10:27AM

Cordaviva, a nine-piece powerhouse band that plays a danceable blend of world music, will return to Vashon with a free, all-ages show at 9 p.m. Friday at the Red Bicycle Bistro.

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