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We all have a stake in helping the next generation get off to a good start | Letter to the editor

  • May 15, 2013 at 5:54PM

I encourage all islanders to go online today and make a pledge or donation to Vashon’s public schools through the Vashon Island Public Schools Foundation (vashonschoolsfoundation.com).

Park district files for fields water right

  • May 15, 2013 at 5:26PM

With the Northwest’s dry season approaching, the Vashon Park District has applied for a permit for a water right at the Vashon Fields Project, and a public comment period on that permit request is set to begin soon.

Volunteer: Our boards needs talented people

  • May 15, 2013 at 5:50PM

As I’m nearing the end of my two-plus terms on the Vashon Park District board, I urge good-hearted, intelligent and hard-working islanders to consider running for a seat on one of our elected island boards. The school board, the park board, the fire board and a patchwork of other island districts have positions open for the fall 2013 election.

With cuts at risk, schools foundation extends deadline

  • May 21, 2013 at 12:30PM

The Vashon Schools Foundation has extended its fundraising deadline, hoping to raise at least $100,000 more in order to stave off painful cuts at the school district.

Caretakers at two parks face difficult choice

  • May 21, 2013 at 12:38PM

Following a decision by the Vashon Park District’s board of commissioners, two parks employees must choose between keeping their jobs and remaining in their homes.

Demonstrators don’t get it | Letter to the Editor

  • May 21, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 1:07PM

To the men manning a vulgar “Impeach Obama” stand in front of our post office on Friday, May 10: Besides the fact that you are abusing your First Amendment rights by your defamatory portrayal of the president of the United States as Hitler, it is obvious that you have no knowledge of the process of impeachment.

Island arts stalwart takes a new pat

  • May 21, 2013 at 12:42PM

Book the talent. Write press releases and text for the website. Design the posters. Set the lights. Welcome the audiences. Dress up for the auction. And once a year, roller skate through town, leading Vashon Allied Arts’ delegation in the Strawberry Festival parade.

An oil spill cleanup could harm our waters

  • May 21, 2013 at 1:03PM

Last October, the Washington Department of Ecology conducted an oil spill drill on the west side of Blake Island, just north of Vashon.

Bank of America should look at more than the bottom line | Letter to the Editor

  • May 21, 2013 at 1:10PM

Earlier this week, I wrote to Bank of America CEO Bryon Moynihan to express my dismay at the bank’s plan to close its Vashon branch due to “a decline in the number of customers who do their banking in-person.”

Theft from island nonprofits is disheartening | Letter to the Editor

  • May 21, 2013 at 1:07PM

It is very disheartening when one is the victim of theft, and the recent break-in at Pandora’s Box has left us here at Ferret Shelter Northwest supremely disappointed. Very little was taken because they leave no cash in the register at night, and money was apparently what the burglar sought.

Second annual BioBlitz provides a peek into the island’s diversity

  • May 21, 2013 at 1:13PM

Last spring a large group of islanders spent 24 hours at the Neill Point Natural Area photographing bugs, live-trapping animals, listening for bird songs and scouring the shoreline at low tide to see what sea creatures were unveiled.

Catholic beliefs misunderstood | Letter to the Editor

  • May 21, 2013 at 1:08PM

Islanders are justified in expressing their concern about the recent health care merger. They are entitled to their opinions about Catholicism, and the Franciscans ought to be able to give satisfactory answers about what “Catholic health care” means. Unfortunately, a majority of people misunderstand Catholic beliefs.

Islanders to run for seats on public boards

  • May 22, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 6:24PM

Several islanders threw their hats into the political ring last week, filing with King County Elections to run for various elected posts on Vashon

Park district: Communicate with compassion, respect | Editorial

  • May 22, 2013 at 7:00AM

After months of challenges and difficult news from the Vashon Park District, the commissioners recently changed a policy, and now two men have the unenviable task of choosing between their jobs and their homes.

Springtime happenings leave this dad little time for himself

  • May 22, 2013 at 7:00AM

I need to cancel my column this week. Our family has been really busy with basketball, ballet, a bout of some sort of barfing flu, and the grass is growing again.

Grant will fund outreach on septic maintenance

  • May 22, 2013 at 7:00AM

Craft3, the organization that will administer loans for septic system work for islanders in Vashon’s Marine Recovery Areas, will also begin working with islanders to see that more homes have their systems inspected.

Vashon pool set to open for season

  • May 22, 2013 at 8:00AM

The Vashon Pool is set to open this Saturday and will offer a free swim in the afternoon.

An author shares the tale of a mighty river

  • May 23, 2013 at 10:41AM

Islanders can celebrate a monumental environmental victory that is also, quite literally, a fish story, at a reading tonight.

Rowing club sends record number of juniors to national competition

  • May 23, 2013 at 10:35AM

Vashon Island Rowing Club coach Richard Parr has kept the junior rowers’ focus this spring on the District Championships that took place last weekend weekend, and their hard work paid off when the club qualified a record number for Nationals.

Bank of American closure will be bad for Vashon | Letter to the Editor

  • May 28, 2013 at 12:27PM

he news that Bank of America is abandoning Vashon Island is appalling. This community is more than an arbitrary pinpoint on a map. Fully one-third of the community uses Bank of America here. There is a thriving business community that makes deposits every day, not to mention regular customers.

Track athletes rise to the top at State

  • May 28, 2013 at 12:51PM

Three Vashon High School athletes competed in the 1A state track and field championships last weekend, and one returned with a medal from the prestigious tournament. Two young islanders who attend private schools in Seattle also put forward award-winning performances at State, which took place at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Demonstrators are right, Obama should be impeached | Letter to the Editor

  • May 28, 2013 at 12:39PM

In last week’s Beachcomber, one Vashon citizen raised the question as to the proper use of one’s First Amendment rights under the Constitution. (“Demonstrators Don’t Get It,” May 22.)

Kindergarten teacher caps off a favorite Chautauqua program

  • May 28, 2013 at 12:11PM

Jamie Olive is only 6 years old, but he already knows that a peregrine falcon can fly as fast as a cheetah can run.

Board action regarding caretakers causes dismay | Letter to the Editor

  • May 28, 2013 at 12:37PM

Having been a fitness instructor at the Vashon Park District for nearly four years, I have had a front-row seat to the dramas and goings-on there. My feeling of pride in being a part of this organization has continually eroded over that time.

Remembering the fallen

  • May 28, 2013 at 12:03PM

Vashon's American Legion Post 159 led the annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at the Vashon Cemetery.

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