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Scientists unable to pinpoint cause of epidemic killing off many starfish elsewhere

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

The Pacific Northwest boasts the largest diversity and numbers of sea stars on Earth, but by all accounts, our population is experiencing a sudden, precipitous decline due to something called sea star wasting syndrome, which quickly turns these iconic creatures into puddles of goo.

Another company has its eyes on K2 as pot applications roll in

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

A second company has applied to grow marijuana at the K2 building, and several islanders have tossed their hats in the ring to start smaller marijuana businesses on Vashon.

Arts briefs

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

Have you ever dreamed of singing in a great performance space like Benaroya Hall? There’s an opportunity to bring that vision to life with the Vashon Island Chorale’s invitation to all island singers to register for the chorale’s spring 2014 season and the group’s performance of Mozart’s “Great Mass in C Minor,” scheduled for Sunday, March 30, at Benroya Hall.

Resolve to plan for the unexpected next year | Editorial

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

Most of us would say we enjoy living on Vashon but could also quickly list the sacrifices we’ve made to live on an island only accessible by ferry. Most of those sacrifices involve difficult access to off-island jobs, friends and family in the Seattle area and goods and services only found in the city. We also know some medical providers, specialists such as orthodontists or oncologists, require a ferry ride to get to. But we may not think, until we’re faced with a serious medical crisis, about when a ferry ride won’t cut it.

Island airlifts can save lives in a crisis but may be costly

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM updated Dec 27, 2013 at 9:52AM

When islander Ken Garrison fell in his garden a few months ago, island medics took him by ambulance to Virginia Mason, where doctors examined and released him. But back at home the next day, he began to have trouble speaking. When the medics arrived this time, they thought he might be having a stroke and determined that heading to Seattle in a helicopter gave him the best chance for a full recovery.

Big band sound or gentle harp: Two choices for your New Year’s Eve

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Dec 27, 2013 at 10:06AM

Ring — and dance — in the new year with the big band sound of an old-time Vashon favorite, Loose Change, at The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

Local director offers film about inspired creativity

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

When island writer Stephen Silha first met poet, filmmaker and spiritual visionary James Broughton, little did he know how that chance encounter would change his life. Fourteen years later, Silha’s directorial debut “Big Joy,” a documentary chronicling the life of Broughton, will be shown at the Vashon Theatre on Jan. 3 as the first film of the year for the Vashon Film Society’s monthly Art Film Series.

Local coaches do more than teach the game

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 10:35AM

Here is the thing: The Vashon Island Soccer Club fall soccer season is now complete. On top of the many volunteer hours put in to run the club, a lucky few had the honor of coaching a team and got to spend several hours a week with the kids, doing what they love to do.

Island chefs to set up shop at Sound Food building

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Jan 2, 2013 at 10:37AM

An unexpected partnership is about to breathe new life into struggling culinary landmark Sound Food, as the island’s well-attended soup club Meat & Noodle finds itself a permanent home.

New building turned out well

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 10:33AM

I recently toured the new high school building and was very pleased with what I saw.

Local volunteers signed up more than 350 households

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 10:36AM

I want to thank all the volunteers who trained, took the test and became navigators to help our island friends and neighbors sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. We collectively signed up more than 350 households, of which about 80 percent qualified for Washington Apple Health, the free health coverage.

Out with the old at Vashon High School

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 2:08PM

High school students commemorated their last day ever in the old Vashon High School building by leaving their mark, literally, on the school. On the last day of the term, Friday, Dec. 20, most teachers allowed and even encouraged students to write and draw in the classrooms and hallways

Wrapping up another amusing year on Vashon

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 7:00AM

It was an alarming year with typhoons, NSA boys gone wild, Obamacare and then the Seattle Times started charging for online access. We could depress you by reviewing more world events, but we noticed our neighbors fail to collect their Beachcomber promptly from their mailbox. So we decided it was time to turn our attention back home and review events that happened here.

Hoopsters ranked at top of league

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 2:22PM

The Pirates are undefeated so far and are ranked number one in the Nisqually League.

New high school poised to open its doors

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 1:49PM

After more than a decade of planning and a year and a half of construction, the new Vashon High School building will open to the public this weekend.

Ian Moore and his band return to the Bike

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 2:15PM

Vashon guitarist and singer-songwriter Ian Moore has played music with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and ZZ Top to large audiences across the U.S. and Europe. On Vashon, Moore and The Lossy Coils will play a show with limited seating (100 tickets) at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bike. Moore’s music contains elements of folk, rock ‘n’ roll, world music and blues

Pirates defeat Falcons, fall to Cougars

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 2:27PM

The Vashon Pirate roundballers notched their first win of the season on Dec. 18 in a home game against the Auburn Adventist Falcons. The Pirates grabbed an early lead that they never surrendered on their way to a 32-16 final score.

Vashon grapplers strong at Idaho tournament

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 2:24PM

The Vashon Pirate wrestling team made a good showing at the prestigious Tri-State Tournament in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Dec. 20 and 21.

Self-defense classes for kids, adults to begin this month

  • Jan 1, 2014 at 6:00AM

The new year on Vashon will bring a new learning opportunity to islanders both young and old in the form of a self-defense course based on the American Kenpo Karate style.

Vashon’s beauty inspired international portraits

  • Jan 1, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jan 2, 2013 at 9:52AM

What is it about an island with a small population that produces such a large number of artists? For Vashon native and cinematographer Nicholas Wiesnet, 25, it’s all about observing nature, color and the randomness of light.

Acclaimed Seattle author will speak at the bookshop

  • Jan 1, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jan 2, 2013 at 10:49AM

For a writer with a reputation for penning books about ordinary people living through extraordinary times, Seattle author David Laskin hit the jackpot when it came to his own ancestors

Water district considers changing share policy for new developments

  • Jan 1, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon's largest water purveyor is poised to change one of its policies, allowing a developer to move forward on plans to build a multi-unit hotel in Vashon town.

Volunteers keep an eye on stream health

  • Jan 1, 2014 at 7:00AM

When John Martinak signed up for the Vashon Nature Center’s Salmon Watchers Program last fall, he wasn’t convinced he’d actually see a salmon. A busy stay-at-home dad of two boys, he enjoyed the forced downtime that visits to his “watching spot” along Judd Creek afforded him

The Beachcomber didn’t do it alone in 2013

  • Jan 1, 2014 at 7:00AM

Putting out a newspaper in a place as lively and quirky as Vashon Island is a job that’s fun, certainly challenging and always rewarding.

Bellingham company will build two new water taxis

  • Jan 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

The King County Ferry District, which provides Vashon’s water taxi service, has selected the Bellingham-based All American Marine to design and build two new water taxis to replace its pair of 25-year-old leased vessels.

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