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- Aug 14, 2013 at 11:18AM
Fans of the Beatles and Bob Dylan can hear island players interpret two of the music icons’ most celebrated albums at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bicycle Bistro.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 11:11AM
It sounds like Luther Marinez is a really fine young boy we can all be well proud of. (“Help my son feel safe,” July 31.) The letter brings up the threat brought up by the Zimmerman trial and the Trayvon Martin shooting, which the public has seemingly gone overboard on fixing the blame.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 11:20AM
The next Club O — a regular night- club event at the Open Space for Arts & Community — will feature Thick as Thieves at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22
- Aug 20, 2013 at 5:05PM
Proposed regulations regarding Initiative 502, which legalized marijuana use in the state, could mean that Vashon will see marijuana-related retail businesses and production facilities in the heart of downtown next year and fenced fields of marijuana around the island.
- Aug 20, 2013 at 5:22PM
After a long day in the saddle, I like to indulge myself in a favorite post-bike ride activity. I put myself in the capable hands of Karina or Joe, my favorite bartenders, and reminisce about my journey. The longer I sit there, the more impressive my ride was, and if I sit long enough, I become incredibly handsome and a fantastic dancer
- Aug 20, 2013 at 5:27PM
The Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA) states that its mission is to “promote and advance agriculture on Vashon Island through education and the Farmers Market.” If that is so, then the collusion between the VIGA Board and East-West Produce would seem contradictory
- Aug 20, 2013 at 7:00PM
Last fall, nearly three quarters of island voters approved Initiative 502, the measure that legalized marijuana in the state. On liberal Vashon, we weren’t too surprised at the high margin. However, now that the state and county are considering what the legal sale of marijuana will look like in Washington, we wonder how many islanders who checked yes last year imagined a marijuana shop opening at a storefront in town or fields of the plant growing next door to their homes.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 7:00AM
As regional leaders respond to a recent spike in teen suicides in King County, calling it a serious public health issue, islanders are noting a small increase in suicides among young people on Vashon as well
- Aug 21, 2013 at 8:00AM
After about seven years providing animal rescue on Vashon, Wolftown is now only rehabilitating birds of prey and wolves. T Yamamoto, who runs the nonprofit with her husband Pete, said donations to the organization have been down since 2008, and there are no longer funds to support the rescues of marine and land mammals
- Aug 21, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Aug 27, 2013 at 12:20PM
I would like to respond to Frank Jackson’s commentary from the Aug. 13 Beachcomber, “Herbicide use at park causes concern
- Aug 21, 2013 at 1:38PM
The investigation into recent thefts on the island is ongoing, but some stolen property has been recovered, and the King County Sheriff's office would like to return the belongings to their rightful owners.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 4:42PM
Masters rowers take gold at world competition in Italy
- Aug 21, 2013 at 4:36PM
Club O‚ a regular nightclub event at the Open Space for Arts & Community‚ will feature live music for the first time when Thick as Thieves plays at 9:30 p.m. tomorrow
- Aug 21, 2013 at 4:29PM
Islander and Seattle theater veteran Maria Glanz will return to the Open Space for Arts & Community with her popular and newly expanded one-woman show‚ “See Me Naked.”
- Aug 21, 2013 at 4:38PM
Islander Sarah Low has been hired as the new calendar editor and part-time reporter at The Beachcomber
- Aug 21, 2013 at 4:44PM
Hit Me In, a co-ed softball team from Vashon, proved it could stand up to regional competition when they placed third in the Beach Blast Tournament Aug. 10 and 11 in Long Beach, Wash.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 4:27PM
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit will put on a dance, music and poetry performance based on the history of Vashon this Saturday.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 1:00PM updated at 3:57PM
A Vashon man has been charged with a sex crime after reportedly propositioning two girls riding their bikes in town.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 12:19PM
Last week, when we learned that the sheriff’s office had recovered some items stolen from Vashon homes and hoped to return them, we immediately posted a story to The Beachcomber’s website. Later, when we learned a longtime islander had been charged with a sex crime, we did the same, and many commented on our Facebook post about the charge. With people increasingly turning to the internet for news, we hope to update our site more frequently to provide readers with the latest news and a different content every time they visit.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 12:04PM
Vashon Youth & Family Services, the island’s largest social service agency, recently restructured in an effort to better serve those in need of both mental health and addiction treatment services.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 12:29PM
Thanks to Rachel Fesler-Schnitzer for “this opportunity to start a discussion” on community supported agriculture. Let’s also consider the ways family-owned farms and those who purvey their produce support our community; it works both ways.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 12:34PM
A comment recently made during a community discussion of methamphetamines must be addressed. It was stated that children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are prescribed Ritalin (methylphenidate), “a close cousin to amphetamines: Statistically, this puts them at risk for amphetamine addiction.” That view is not supported by scientific research. As an addictions professional, I fear this will become the next Vashon “urban legend,” with parents discontinuing medications that are profoundly helpfu
- Aug 27, 2013 at 12:32PM
Thank you for your coverage of the Vashon Island Public Schools Foundation. The foundation is still a young organization. Since our founding in the fall of 2010, we have attempted to raise $500,000 each year. We have yet to meet that lofty but attainable goal.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 12:11PM
King County has awarded two grants totaling nearly $6,000 for projects to put a kiosk at the Farmers Market and to help renovate the kitchen at the senior center.
- Aug 27, 2013 at 5:54PM
Anyone who has lived on Vashon Island for any length of time knows that the island used to be home to many commercial strawberry fields. In the early 1920s, Japanese farmers grew a type of berry called Marshall strawberries. Most notably, B.D. Mukai had a prospering farm of 60 acres on Vashon that sold Marshall strawberries.