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- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 3:22 PM
Responding to the growing concerns of many island parents, Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) has booked Dr. Hilarie Cash, PhD., LMHC, one of the nation’s foremost experts on Internet, technology and video game addiction, to speak as part of its fall parenting class series.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 3:28 PM
Cedarsong Nature School, Vashon’s acclaimed outdoor education program helmed by Erin Kenny, will offer “Beatles and Bugs,” a fundraising event, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Open Space for Arts & Community.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 3:36 PM
The Angel of the Gorge holds a microphone in one hand and the fate of more than a million dollars worth of rowing equipment in his voice.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 3:20 PM— updated Nov 8, 2013 at 9:14 AM
American Hero Quilts, which has provided more than 14,000 quilts to wounded service men and women for a decasde, will host a fundraiser next week.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 3:15 PM— updated Oct 30, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Scores of soccer players took to the pitch at the VES Fields Sunday afternoon, too young to know that the fields complex had cleared a hurdle just days before, when the agency providing funds for the project gave its final approval.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM
In last Thursday morning’s fog, a massive crane lifted a sunken 60-foot steel boat hull off the floor of Quartermaster Harbor in Dockton, removing what could have been a hazard to the large number of boaters that use the area.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 3:17 PM
Dozens of islanders dropped by Ober Park on Saturday, when officials from Washington State Ferries (WSF) came armed with several boards full of statistics on the north-end ferry schedule and answered questions about why and how the agency plans to rewrite the schedule.
- posted Oct 29, 2013 at 3:32 PM
Two island churches are in the midst of transition after the departures of their pastors in recent months.
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 12:16 PM
A little over six years ago, the Vashon/Maury Island blessed me by causing me to be elected one of five fire commissioners for Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR).
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 2:18 PM
State Sen. Sharon Nelson (D-Vashon) has been elected the leader of the Democratic Caucus in the state Legislature.
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 2:20 PM
The annual Kiwanis Toy Drive is under way, and donation boxes are set out in several businesses, ready for donations.
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 3:06 PM
This year, the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour, taking place the first two weekends in December, features 45 artists, including jewelers, ceramicists, sculptors, photographers, painters, glass artists, print makers and more.
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 11:57 AM
I am writing to express my gratitude to the volunteers who helped my family sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Many people are concerned about the consequences to reproductive and end-of-life care by the acquisitions of secular hospitals by Catholic health systems.
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM
Washington State Ferries intends to impose a new, stretched out, less user-friendly schedule on the Vashon/Fauntleroy/Southworth route in the fall of 2014.
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Vashon Park District commissioner John Hopkins resigned from the board last week, and Scott Harvey, who challenged him and won the election, was expected to be sworn in Tuesday evening, after The Beachcomber’s press deadline.
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 3:19 PM
One More Mile, a Vashon band that has been together for more than three years, will play a free show at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bicycle Bistro.
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 3:16 PM
Vashon resident and Native artist Israel Shotridge was recently awarded one of 16 fellowships handed out nationwide by the Native Arts and Culture Foundation (NACF).
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 3:33 PM
A journey that began when a family was torn apart by war has a chance to end with a homecoming and reunification, as a Vashon resident and Sudanese refugee is raising money to help return his surviving family members to their home village in South Sudan.
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 12:17 PM
There are few things more iconic of Puget Sound than the killer whale
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 2:15 PM
A group of islanders argued in the state Court of Appeals last week that they are the rightful leaders of the nonprofit that owns the Mukai farmhouse and garden, hoping to see the court overturn a lower court’s decision and grant them control of the historic property
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 3:29 PM
What only a few short years ago appeared to be an upswing in the population now seems like fleeting good fortune in the up-again, down-again saga of the Southern Resident killer whales.
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 2:22 PM
A Tacoma man has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to second-degree assault and malicious harassment, a hate crime, in an incident when he attacked a Vashon woman at the Point Defiance ferry dock.
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 2:37 PM— updated Nov 27, 2013 at 1:40 PM
Five months after the Franciscan Health System took ownership of the Vashon Health Center, Franciscan representatives say that clinic upgrades are planned and a patient advisory council has formed, while some islanders continue to be concerned about possible limits to care because of the Franciscan’s Catholic affiliation.
- posted Nov 25, 2013 at 3:21 PM
Troupes of young dancers are in final rehearsals for this year’s staging of “The Nutracker” to be presented by the Vashon Allied Arts Center for Dance Dec. 6 through 8 at the Open Space for Arts & Community.