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Burby continues to attract hundreds, this time pays tribute to late teen

  • Jul 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

Cool, gray morning skies welcomed the nearly 400 runners and walkers who gathered on Saturday morning for the 33rd annual Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk. An estimated 130 participants wore stickers declaring “I’m Running for Ryan,” a fundraiser that brought in more than $1,800 for the Ryan Krug Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Head over to Ober Park for music and drama

  • Jul 24, 2013 at 3:00PM

Billy Joe & The Dusty 45s will take the stage at Ober Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, the latest in a series of free outdoor summer concerts presented by Vashon Events, Vashon Allied Arts and Vashon Park District.

Family vacation: The best memories are made at a campground

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 6:52PM

Our tires hiss on hot asphalt, a string-straight two-lane county road cutting through fields of potatoes, alfalfa, timothy hay. We’ve discovered that there’s no air conditioning in our bug-spattered minivan, and the ambient air temperature of late afternoon has reached the upper 90s. Hot blasts of desert-dry air roar through windows open at highway speed, buffeting our four kids in the back like bees in a giant beauty parlor hairdryer. Rumbling canvas-covered hay trucks and squealing 18-wheelers turn simple conversation into shouting contests

Vashon’s walls will talk with an art walk

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 7:11PM

his Friday, August’s monthly Gallery Cruise promises a wealth of all kinds of art to gaze upon, as well as a chance to check out two new galleries. Most art galleries are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Two new art spaces roll out, another changes hands

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 6:31PM

Island art lovers will see some changes in Vashon’s gallery scene on Friday evening’s Gallery Cruise.

Island's second credit union will open by year's end

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 6:00PM updated at 10:18PM

Nearly three years after a community effort brought Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union to Vashon, an additional credit union will open soon.

Help my son feel safe | Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 6:55PM

Get to know our son, Luther Marinez. If you do, the safer he will be.

New clothing line encourages self empowerment

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 7:52PM

Islander sells her apparel out of an iconic island building

Former islander drowns near Shelton

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Aug 6, 2013 at 1:56PM

Katiana Taylor, a 2011 graduate of Vashon High school, died Sunday evening while swimming with friends in Lake Nawatzel in Mason County.

A concert by noted players is for a good cause

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 1:51PM

A concert featuring critically acclaimed composers from Vashon and Seattle will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Clinic owner concerned about squatters after deal falls through

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 6:00AM

People are apparently living without permission and possibly against building codes in the former Vashon Family Practice office after plans to transform the space into a residence fell through, according to Sjardo Steneker, who owns the building.

Vote yes for continued progress at our parks

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 7:00AM

When I first moved to the island not so very long ago, the state was still clear-cutting timber in Island Center Forest; Maury Island Marine Park was a sea of scotch broom, and a controversy was stirring over a place called the “Lonestar Mine.” The name would become Glacier Northwest, then CalPortland — but now it’s a King County park

Shifts in the business scene create new opportunities | Editorial

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 7:00AM

At first glance, this week’s Beachcomber almost seems like one big business section

Some Vashon beaches closed to shellfish harvesting

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 7:00AM

Quartermaster Harbor beaches have been closed to recreational shellfish harvest because diarrhetic shellfish poison (DSP) has been found at unsafe levels. Last week, Public Health – Seattle & King County posted advisory signs at beaches along Quartermaster, warning people not to collect shellfish, including clams, oysters, mussels, geoducks and scallops. DSP is an emerging health threat for Washington, public health officials say, and anyone who eats DSP-contaminated shellfish is at risk for illness. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea, with diarrhea being the most commonly reported symptom. Symptoms may appear within minutes of eating contaminated shellfish or may take several hours. Naturally occurring algae produces the toxin, which is not destroyed by cooking or freezing. Additionally, people cannot determine if DSP toxin is present; it can only be detected by laboratory testing. Because beaches can be closed because of rising levels of DSP at any time, harvesters are advised to call the Department of Health Biotoxin Hotline at 1-800-562-5632 or visit the Biotoxin Website before harvesting shellfish anywhere in Puget Sound.

A Vashon captain's final sailing

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 7:00AM

On Friday as Captain David Wilson prepared the Issaquah for an 8:45 a.m. sailing from Fauntleroy to Southworth, he noticed a large barge approaching from the south.

Possible consequences of I-502 raise concern

  • Aug 6, 2013 at 2:23PM

Washington state is under close scrutiny. Vashon may make the news — seriously. The nation is watching us and carefully following our choice to legalize marijuana and see what the outcomes of this choice will be at the state and local levels.

Sounds of summer

  • Aug 6, 2013 at 2:30PM

A wild weekend of music is in store for islanders, with four very different shows scheduled to raise the rafters at venues around town.

Peace Corps member to share experiences

  • Aug 6, 2013 at 4:00PM

Landlocked and bordered by Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina, Paraguay is one of South America’s most isolated countries. Plagued by a long history of war, poor governance and widespread poverty, it’s not a place where most would choose to spend their time. Vashon native Ian Crozier just spent 28 months there.

Voice of Vashon hopes to offer the island’s first FM station

  • Aug 6, 2013 at 5:00PM

As Voice of Vashon volunteers and board members work toward creating Vashon’s first official FM station, they are getting closer to fulfilling a dream on which the organization was founded, according to board member Rick Wallace.

An annual aerial festival will give islanders something to look up to

  • Aug 6, 2013 at 6:00PM

Open Air, an outdoor aerial festival, will launch its third annual presentation at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, on the grounds of Open Space for Arts & Community.

Concerns about herbicide use bring change in practice at Maury park

  • Aug 6, 2013 at 6:00PM

An islander’s concerns about herbicide use at the Maury Island Marine Park have prompted changes in the use of chemicals in King County’s restoration efforts there.

A surprising debate at a quiet fire department | Editorial

  • Aug 7, 2013 at 6:00AM

It’s not easy to get to the bottom of allegations against George Brown, the Assistant Chief of Operations at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue. If members of the firefighters union, which recently cast a vote of no confidence in Brown, are to be believed, then Brown has shown a serious lack of leadership and management abilities and has treated department employees so poorly that it has created an unpleasant work environment for some at the station

Islanders invited to comment on marijuana ordinance

  • Aug 7, 2013 at 7:00AM

Several public officials will be on Vashon next week, seeking input on proposed zoning regulations that will govern marijuana-related businesses that arise in the wake of Initiative 502

Fire union votes no confidence in assistant chief

  • Aug 7, 2013 at 7:00AM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) has launched an investigation into allegations against Assistant Chief George Brown after the local firefighters’ union issued a vote of no confidence in him

Cutting in line is poor form and should be reported | Letter to the Editor

  • Aug 7, 2013 at 8:00AM

Cutting in the ferry line seems to be more acceptable today than in years past. On festival weekend, I experienced this twice, both times by islanders that know better. Coming on to Vashon from Fauntleroy, I had a woman driver cut in front of me. I reported this to the ferry worker at the head of the dock. His response was, “Yeah, she does it all the time.”

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