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- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 11:15 AM
A weekend’s worth of Ravel, Shostakovitch, Brahms, Beethoven, Debussey and Mozart is in store for attendees of the first-ever Vashon Chamber Music Festival, set to start Friday and run through Sunday.
- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Fans of the Beatles and Bob Dylan can hear island players interpret two of the music icons’ most celebrated albums at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bicycle Bistro.
- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 11:11 AM
It sounds like Luther Marinez is a really fine young boy we can all be well proud of. (“Help my son feel safe,” July 31.) The letter brings up the threat brought up by the Zimmerman trial and the Trayvon Martin shooting, which the public has seemingly gone overboard on fixing the blame.
- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM
The next Club O — a regular night- club event at the Open Space for Arts & Community — will feature Thick as Thieves at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22
- posted Aug 20, 2013 at 5:05 PM
Proposed regulations regarding Initiative 502, which legalized marijuana use in the state, could mean that Vashon will see marijuana-related retail businesses and production facilities in the heart of downtown next year and fenced fields of marijuana around the island.
- posted Aug 20, 2013 at 5:22 PM
After a long day in the saddle, I like to indulge myself in a favorite post-bike ride activity. I put myself in the capable hands of Karina or Joe, my favorite bartenders, and reminisce about my journey. The longer I sit there, the more impressive my ride was, and if I sit long enough, I become incredibly handsome and a fantastic dancer
- posted Aug 20, 2013 at 5:27 PM
The Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA) states that its mission is to “promote and advance agriculture on Vashon Island through education and the Farmers Market.” If that is so, then the collusion between the VIGA Board and East-West Produce would seem contradictory
- posted Aug 20, 2013 at 5:20 PM
Last fall, nearly three quarters of island voters approved Initiative 502, the measure that legalized marijuana in the state. On liberal Vashon, we weren’t too surprised at the high margin. However, now that the state and county are considering what the legal sale of marijuana will look like in Washington, we wonder how many islanders who checked yes last year imagined a marijuana shop opening at a storefront in town or fields of the plant growing next door to their homes.
- posted Aug 20, 2013 at 5:08 PM
As regional leaders respond to a recent spike in teen suicides in King County, calling it a serious public health issue, islanders are noting a small increase in suicides among young people on Vashon as well
- posted Aug 20, 2013 at 5:16 PM
After about seven years providing animal rescue on Vashon, Wolftown is now only rehabilitating birds of prey and wolves. T Yamamoto, who runs the nonprofit with her husband Pete, said donations to the organization have been down since 2008, and there are no longer funds to support the rescues of marine and land mammals
- posted Aug 20, 2013 at 5:25 PM— updated Aug 27, 2013 at 12:20 PM
I would like to respond to Frank Jackson’s commentary from the Aug. 13 Beachcomber, “Herbicide use at park causes concern
- posted Aug 21, 2013 at 1:38 PM
The investigation into recent thefts on the island is ongoing, but some stolen property has been recovered, and the King County Sheriff's office would like to return the belongings to their rightful owners.
- posted Aug 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM
Masters rowers take gold at world competition in Italy
- posted Aug 21, 2013 at 4:29 PM
Islander and Seattle theater veteran Maria Glanz will return to the Open Space for Arts & Community with her popular and newly expanded one-woman show‚ “See Me Naked.”
- posted Aug 21, 2013 at 4:38 PM
Islander Sarah Low has been hired as the new calendar editor and part-time reporter at The Beachcomber
- posted Aug 21, 2013 at 4:27 PM
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit will put on a dance, music and poetry performance based on the history of Vashon this Saturday.
- posted Aug 21, 2013 at 4:44 PM
Hit Me In, a co-ed softball team from Vashon, proved it could stand up to regional competition when they placed third in the Beach Blast Tournament Aug. 10 and 11 in Long Beach, Wash.
- posted Aug 21, 2013 at 4:36 PM
Club O‚ a regular nightclub event at the Open Space for Arts & Community‚ will feature live music for the first time when Thick as Thieves plays at 9:30 p.m. tomorrow
- posted Aug 23, 2013 at 2:07 PM— updated Aug 23, 2013 at 3:57 PM
A Vashon man has been charged with a sex crime after reportedly propositioning two girls riding their bikes in town.
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Last week, when we learned that the sheriff’s office had recovered some items stolen from Vashon homes and hoped to return them, we immediately posted a story to The Beachcomber’s website. Later, when we learned a longtime islander had been charged with a sex crime, we did the same, and many commented on our Facebook post about the charge. With people increasingly turning to the internet for news, we hope to update our site more frequently to provide readers with the latest news and a different content every time they visit.
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Vashon Youth & Family Services, the island’s largest social service agency, recently restructured in an effort to better serve those in need of both mental health and addiction treatment services.
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Thanks to Rachel Fesler-Schnitzer for “this opportunity to start a discussion” on community supported agriculture. Let’s also consider the ways family-owned farms and those who purvey their produce support our community; it works both ways.
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 12:32 PM
Thank you for your coverage of the Vashon Island Public Schools Foundation. The foundation is still a young organization. Since our founding in the fall of 2010, we have attempted to raise $500,000 each year. We have yet to meet that lofty but attainable goal.
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM
A comment recently made during a community discussion of methamphetamines must be addressed. It was stated that children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are prescribed Ritalin (methylphenidate), “a close cousin to amphetamines: Statistically, this puts them at risk for amphetamine addiction.” That view is not supported by scientific research. As an addictions professional, I fear this will become the next Vashon “urban legend,” with parents discontinuing medications that are profoundly helpfu
- posted Aug 27, 2013 at 12:11 PM
King County has awarded two grants totaling nearly $6,000 for projects to put a kiosk at the Farmers Market and to help renovate the kitchen at the senior center.