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Former Glacier site will likely benefit from county’s new parks foundation

  • Apr 12, 2013 at 6:00PM updated Apr 15, 2013 at 2:15PM

The Maury Island open space formerly owned by Glacier Northwest will likely see funds for restoration and improvement from a new county parks foundation, King County announced last week.

Homeowners in MRAs to have access to septic loans

  • Apr 16, 2013 at 12:22PM

Low-interest loans will be available as soon as next month for homeowners in Vashon’s marine recovery areas (MRAs) to repair or replace their failing septic systems.

Vashon native finds purpose in sharing music

  • Apr 16, 2013 at 10:28AM

Jacob Bain remembers the nights when he had to stand outside in the cold between sets because he was 17 — too young to be admitted to the bars where his band got its first gigs.

A spring morning holds promise — and cake

  • Apr 16, 2013 at 12:29PM

It was a splendid Saturday morning in early spring, bursting with limitless optimism, perfect for learning a foreign language, training school-aged children to pick up after themselves or beginning large yard projects involving truckloads of poured concrete.

Take care of debris responsibly | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 16, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Apr 17, 2013 at 9:02AM

The next time you dump your yard waste into the sound, please think about where it will end up. Each year, we spend countless hours cleaning our beach at the end of Quartermaster Harbor — where Dockton Road and Quartermaster Harbor connect.

Island kids find the rhythms in a play by Shakespeare

  • Apr 16, 2013 at 12:41PM

A group of 7- to 13-year-old island kids has teamed up to tackle the high drama of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and they’ll show off what they’ve learned about sword-fighting, family feuds and doomed romance at a free performance this weekend.

Talented local teens will open up for hip-hop artists

  • Apr 17, 2013 at 7:00AM

It’s time for the latest in a series of innovative concerts that pair top Seattle music acts with young island performers. The series, called Sharing the Stage, will bring Seattle hip-hop sensations The Physics and Kublakai to the Open Space for Arts & Community on Saturday night.

POI charts a new path in an effort to help Puget Sound

  • Apr 17, 2013 at 7:00AM

An island nonprofit that made headlines during the battle against Glacier has reinvented itself, and with a new name and a renewed vision, it’s once again making waves in the shoreline development world.

Is health care choice at risk? Islanders want to know

  • Apr 17, 2013 at 7:00AM

Repeatedly, those involved with the Franciscan Health System and Highline Medical Center say nothing will change as a result of the merger between the two entities. We want to believe them.

Potential cuts to ferry service stir concern

  • Apr 16, 2013 at 12:05PM

Islanders are urging state lawmakers to avoid what they call significant cuts to ferry service proposed for the south end of Vashon.

Islanders question health center merger

  • Apr 16, 2013 at 12:02PM

For more than a decade, the Vashon Health Center has been managed by Highline Medical Center, a nonprofit health organization based in Burien. Now, however, Highline — and with it, Vashon’s largest health clinic — are part of the Catholic-owned Franciscan Health System, and some islanders are voicing concerns.

‘Black Comedy’ lights up the stage with laughs

  • Apr 17, 2013 at 8:00AM

What funny business happens when the lights go out? That question is at the heart of Drama Dock’s spring offering, “Black Comedy,” set for a run at Vashon High School this weekend.

Popular musician reflects on world travels | Welcome Vashon interview

  • Apr 17, 2013 at 8:00AM

Welcome Vashon, the nonprofit that aims to welcome and connect islanders, recently interviewed several high-profile Vashon residents on the idea of welcoming. Jenn Reidel, a member of Welcome Vashon, conducted the interviews and wrote articles about what welcoming means to various islanders. Her interview with musician Paul Colwell is the first in her series of articles to run in The Beachcomber.

Donations sought for elderly Vashon woman injured in car accident

  • Apr 19, 2013 at 9:27AM

Islanders are asking for donations to help with the medical bills of an elderly woman badly injured in a single-car accident on the north end last month.

A new ensemble aims to fill a variety show void on Vashon

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 3:00AM updated Apr 24, 2013 at 4:40PM

A merry band of local performers will bring homegrown humor, songs, clowning, video and true stories to the stage of Vashon Theatre on Sunday.

Pirates win left and right at track meet

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:37AM

After a two-week hiatus in their schedule, the Pirate track and field team returned to action last Thursday outfitted in their new gold uniforms at a meet hosted by Charles Wright Academy.

Many want a part in islander’s green business

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:02AM

A couple years ago, Bothell resident Adrienne Anderson felt lost. In her mid-40s, she was growing weary of her stressful job as a social worker, but unsure what else she could do. These days, she spends much of her time outside tending a small herd of goats as they energetically munch on underbrush.

County tees up second round of community grants

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:14AM

The county recently announced grant opportunities for nonprofits in its Community Service Areas (CSAs), including Vashon Island, to help residents in unincorporated parts of the county become more connected in their neighborhoods.

Agreement positions Vashon fire department to sustain EMS funding

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:05AM

An impasse over the details of a regionwide Emergency Medical Services levy has ended, settling worries that the levy, which provides half of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s budget each year, wouldn’t go forward.

New ownership of the Vashon Health Center: What will it mean for islanders?

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:19AM

An important event will take place tomorrow evening at McMurray Middle School. It involves medical care on the island. I hope everyone will come to listen, learn and ask questions.

Former islander runs for Seattle mayor, pledging authenticity and trust

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 2:00PM

In Seattle, the race for mayor is in full swing, and among the contenders is a former islander who served on Vashon’s school board and created an education award that is still bestowed each year on the island.

One win, one loss for the week in baseball

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 4:00PM

The Pirate baseball team returned to league play last week to take down Cedar Park Christian but then fell to a closely matched Seattle Christian team in its next game.

Soccer heats up mid-season

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 4:00PM

The Pirates’ return to the soccer pitch at home on April 15, after a week of spring break, resulted in a welcome victory against Cedar Park Christian.

Schools once again seek to fill budget gap

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 7:00AM

With just weeks left in its annual fundraising campaign, the Vashon Schools Foundation hopes to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars more to sustain district programs.

Glacier scientist works to track a chilling trend

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 9:34AM

Wendell Tangborn thinks he has invented a better mousetrap. He’s still waiting for the scientific world to beat a path to his door.

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