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Careful chemical use is necessary for park restoration

  • 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

Sheriff's department seeks owners of stolen property

  • 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.

Masters rowers take gold at world competition in Italy

  • Aug 21, 2013 at 4:42PM

Masters rowers take gold at world competition in Italy

See her ‘Naked’ revamped at the Open Space

  • 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.”

New part-time writer joins newspaper’s staff

  • Aug 21, 2013 at 4:38PM

Islander Sarah Low has been hired as the new calendar editor and part-time reporter at The Beachcomber

Outdoor performance captures local history

  • 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.

Softball team hits the road, wins at the beach

  • 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.

Best bets this week

  • 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

Man charged with sex crime for propositioning girls

  • 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.

With new site, we promise to bring you the latest | Editorial

  • 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.

VYFS hopes program changes will better serve islanders’ needs

  • 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.

Produce stand helps town celebrate small farms | Letter to the Editor

  • 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.

Foundation clarifies recent funding history | Letter to the Editor

  • 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.

Medication provides benefits for adolescents | Letter to the Editor

  • 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

Two island groups win competitive county grants

  • 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.

Elusive Marshall strawberry belongs to Vashon’s history

  • 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.

Vashon firefighters called to help fight Leavenworth wildfire

  • Aug 27, 2013 at 12:13PM

Four islanders responded to a call for help fighting a large wildfire near Leavenworth, Wash., last week after it tripled in size overnight

Franciscans are off on the wrong foot on Vashon

  • Aug 27, 2013 at 12:22PM

As the news of the “affiliation” between Highline Medical Center (which operated the Vashon Health Center) and the Franciscan Health System hit Vashon, islanders organized two community meetings, one outcome of which was the formation of a clinic advisory committee. This effort, led by May Gerstle, proceeded with the encouragement of and in close consultation with Mark Benedum, CEO of Highline.

Bakery to host benefit for former employee

  • Aug 27, 2013 at 12:09PM

Bob’s Bakery owner Paul Beytebiere plans to open the doors to his business this Sunday and dedicate all the proceeds from the day’s sales to his former employee, Renee Mroczek, who is battling cance

VIGA member provides insight, experience and diversity | Letter to the Editor

  • Aug 27, 2013 at 1:00PM

The author of last week’s letter to the editor (“Produce stand raises questions,” Aug. 21) raised important questions about the Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA), our farmers market and its place in our community. How best to advance local agriculture is fundamental to the purpose of VIGA and a big, ongoing conversation within our organization.

Tunes fill the point for a bluegrass benefit

  • Aug 27, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Aug 28, 2013 at 11:07AM

Despite drizzly weather Sunday, about 60 people made their way to Point Robinson to hear the island band Riverbend play a benefit concert for Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS). The band played old-time bluegrass and folk music under a backdrop of the Point Robinson Lighthouse, and the event netted the nonprofit roughly $550, said Kathleen Johnson, executive director of VYFS.

Blues veterans bring tunes to The Bike

  • Aug 27, 2013 at 5:59PM

OneNiteStand will bring its rockin’ blues back to The Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The ABCs of Vashon’s sea life

  • Aug 28, 2013 at 4:00AM

Island educator Barbara Gustafson will read from her recently published book, “Vashon ABCs: An Exploration of Shore Life,” this week.

Our language should reflect kindness and compassion | Letter to the editor

  • Aug 28, 2013 at 5:00AM

This letter is in response to the article about the rising number of suicides on Vashon and in King County (“County, island react to spike in youth suicides,” Aug. 17). My precious 14-year-old son, Palmerston Burk, died by suicide in October of 2012. Did you notice I said “died by” rather than “committed” suicide?

Islander in jail on sex crime charge

  • Aug 28, 2013 at 5:00AM

A Vashon man has been charged with a sex crime after reportedly propositioning two girls riding their bikes in town.

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