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Lend a hand if you can for wildlife and farming | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 11:04AM

March is the start of the wildlife season and lambing for the agricultural programs of Wolftown. Could everyone please help Wolftown in its continuing work of wildlife rehabilitation and education and our sustainible farming programs? Donate, volunteer or hold a fundraiser.

La Boucherie to close to walk-in diners

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 11:27AM

George Page closed La Boucherie, his highly acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant, last week, saying it made more sense to focus his efforts on two Seattle-based farmers markets.

Oil globs from Tacoma spill cleaned from Maury shoreline

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 11:33AM

Some called them orange globs. Others called them grease balls. At first no one knew exactly what they were.

Strawberry Festival is in full swing at the chamber

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 3:41PM

Jim Marsh has been spending so much time thinking about the Strawberry Festival, he says, that he sometimes gets confused about what month it is.

After 31 years, owners of Fair Isle Animal Clinic sell to a colleague

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

Don Wolczko’s early days at Fair Isle Animal Clinic were trying ones.

Business competition may be beneficial for Vashon residents, visitors | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

Island Lumber’s move to sell liquor has raised questions not just about access to intoxicants, but also about “harmful” competition. Competition, like it or not, is part of our capitalist society, and it doesn’t mean the big guys always win. If island businesses compete strictly for the island dollar, Island Lumber is well-positioned to take business away from our small liquor store, our boutique pet shop, even our sporting and gift shops.

Vashon nursery loses trees, shrubs in a huge heist

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

A customer last Friday afternoon told Kathy Wheaton, owner of Kathy’s Corner, that he was interested in one of several Japanese maples she had for sale. When he came back Saturday morning and found that the one he’d had his eye on was gone, he asked her why she had sold it.

Impact from arsenic-laced plume not as extensive, state says

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Mar 18, 2013 at 10:04AM

Far fewer homes on Vashon and Maury island will be eligible for a publicly funded yard cleanup program after a new state analysis indicated arsenic contamination in the region is not nearly as extensive as officials originally believed.

Flying gadgets and exotic melodies: Lelavision showcases its favorite contraptions

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

For more than 20 years, Ela Lamblin has been making metal devices that honk, squeak, spin, rock and fly through the air in magical and unexpected ways.

Upcoming events | Arts & Entertainment Briefs

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

Seattle comedian Owen Straw will headline a night of comedy at 8 p.m. Friday, at Red Bicycle Bistro. Straw, who just completed his first cross-country comedy tour, has also won championships in pizza eating and semi-professional wrestling, among other accomplishments.

Smelter plume project affords us an opportunity | Editorial

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

A new map that refines and narrows the extent of the Asarco smelter plume on Vashon Island is good news for a simple reason: It’s based on better science.

A talented cast delivers a winner with ‘In the Heights’ | Review

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 8:00AM

Whatever you do, don’t miss Vashon High School’s musical “In the Heights,” which continues its run this weekend and next.

Real estate analysis suggests park district rentals are under-occupied

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 10:00AM

The Vashon Park District’s historic Belle Baldwin House at Fern Cove was occupied only 35 percent of the time in 2012, according to an analysis undertaken by a real estate agent.

Beachcomber editor to step down for position with the county

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 3:41PM

Leslie Brown, editor of The Beachcomber since November 2006, will step down at the end of the month to take a position as a communications specialist at King County.

Lumber and liquor don’t mix in one store | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

I was very disappointed to read that Island Lumber is planning sales of alcoholic beverages. When our two grocery stores had the option just over a year ago to add hard liquor to wine and beer sales, they passed, and the small Vashon Liquor Store was able to continue in business. Now I understand that the Vashon IGA is going to add hard liquor. That is, at least, an appropriate place. In my opinion, a large lumber and hardware store is not an appropriate place.

Bookstore owner was remarkable person | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 11:00AM

Reflecting on years past and my friendship with Martha Scharpf brought many warm memories. As detailed in a recent article (“When body washed ashore, a woman came back home, daughter says,” Feb. 27), health developments had clearly been difficult for her, and her passing quite poignant.

Gov. Booth Gardner, part-time islander, dies

  • Mar 19, 2013 at 10:53AM

Booth Gardner, the charismatic Democrat who ousted Washington’s last Republican governor in 1984, launched the Basic Health Care program and later used his long personal battle with Parkinson’s disease to spearhead the state’s “death with dignity” law, has died. Gardner was 76.

Rowers get ahead on Green Lake

  • Mar 19, 2013 at 11:06AM

For the second year in a row, the spring regatta at Green Lake was hampered by poor weather and called off early. But not too early for Vashon crews to row in eight juniors and three masters events, medalling in all 11 races.

Park district establishes citizens’ committee to review fields project

  • Mar 19, 2013 at 12:56PM

The Vashon Park Dis-trict’s new general manager, in what she called an effort to rebuild the agency’s credibility, has empaneled a citizens’ committee to oversee construction of the fields project north of town.

Islanders offer a ‘Celebration of Life’ for teens

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

A group of Islanders, led by Jessica Bolding, has organized a free “Celebration of Life” party for Island teens, set to start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Scores of shows on Vashon | Arts & Entertainment Briefs

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

Local singer/songwriter Cami Lundeen will perform a free show at 7 p.m. Friday at Nirvana. Lundeen, who is currently raising funds for a debut album through a Kickstarter campaign, has an alternative style with a folk-pop sound.

The Walk-in Life: Beauty and peace make the hassle worth it

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

When Susy Roberts steps outside in the morning, it takes her about eight minutes to reach her car.

Panel proposes new class schedule at VHS

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

School district officials have suggested wholesale changes to Vashon High School’s class schedule in an effort to address what they see as problems in the current system that hamper academics.

Pirates run, jump and throw to kick off track season

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

The Vashon track and field team competed in its first meet of the season last Thursday at Eatonville High School, placing fourth of four teams but putting forward some strong individual performances.

Support our schools | Editorial

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

Once again, it’s time to support our local school district. We shouldn’t have to dig into our pockets to fund public education. But until the state Legislature steps up to its constitutional mandate and finds the political will to fully fund public schools, our school district will suffer without another healthy dose of philanthropy.

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