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Book reading: New novel tells of drama on the high sea

  • May 29, 2013 at 7:00AM

Vashon resident, fisherman and writer Richard Bard recently published “West of Spencer,” a novel that draws on his experience in the salmon trolling industry.

Islanders can shake their booties at a hot new dance club

  • May 29, 2013 at 7:00AM

Islanders don’t have to trek to Seattle anymore when they get the urge to boogaloo beneath a spinning disco ball at a dance club.

A roaming artist returns, with a show about home

  • May 29, 2013 at 9:00AM

What makes a house a home? And can home be a feeling as much as an actual place? A new show, performed this weekend as part of Vashon Allied Arts’ New Works Series, aims to answer these questions and more.

Island women to share their histories

  • May 29, 2013 at 9:00AM

Four Vashon elders will tell stories about their lives on “old Vashon” this weekend as part of Vashon Community Care’s Telling Stories speaker serie

DoVE: Nonprofit brings important issues to light | Editorial

  • May 29, 2013 at 9:00AM

DoVE director Elizabeth Archambault has heard countless stories of domestic violence, but even she took pause, she said, when she watched the eye-opening TED Talk “Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave.” In the online video, Leslie Morgan Steiner, a well-spoken, Harvard-educated woman, details how she fell into a trap of domestic violence and why she and women like her have a hard time getting out.

Laws and courtesy should rule the roads

  • May 29, 2013 at 9:00AM

I’ve been riding my bicycle around Vashon and Maury for many years. Vashon is simply the best cycling anywhere in the Puget Sound region. The roads are scenic; the traffic is light; most drivers are respectful, and the hills are good for the heart. There are a lot of us who ride year-round. The beautiful warm weather has brought out many more cyclists— many islanders and many from Seattle and Tacoma.

Mukai event aims to raise awareness

  • May 29, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Jun 6, 2013 at 9:35AM

Several organizations concerned about the state of the Mukai farmhouse and garden hope a large gathering outside the historic site this weekend will help draw attention to the property, which they say is not being properly preserved.

Former Garfield coach selected for VHS football

  • May 29, 2013 at 12:00PM

A new coach will lead the Vashon Pirates football team this year and was set to begin yesterday, when summer practices got under wa

Social services organizations to staff office in town

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 12:55PM

Beginning next Tuesday, islanders can get help accessing a full slate of social services at a new office in Vashon town.

Wine ‘tasting station’ set to open this week

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 1:03PM

When Melinda Sont-gerath opened The Hardware Store Restaurant eight years ago, she planned to open a wine shop in the small space next door. That vision will finally come to fruition this weekend, when she opens Vine to Vashon — a wine shop with a twist.

Talking on the phone is too common on Vashon roads | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 2:52PM

As a runner, walker and sometimes bicyclist, I welcomed Steve Abel’s column on sharing the road between cyclists and motorists (“Laws and courtesy should rule the road,” May 29).

Commissioner behavior seems arrogant again

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 2:56PM

The letter regarding the Vashon Park District in last week’s Beachcomber (“Board action regarding caretakers causes dismay”) calls to mind the “Gang of Two” running the show more than a year ago

Step out for a gallery cruise on Friday night

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 3:01PM

Most galleries are open from 6 to 9 p.m. Take a tour and enjoy the summer evening.

Acclaimed UMO Ensemble to present new work

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 3:03PM

UMO Ensemble will debut a new work, “Box Set,” at Vashon Allied Arts on Saturday.

Artist’s show looks back at 50 years of creativity

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Jun 6, 2013 at 9:37AM

Carol Schwennesen, a founding member of VALISE, will exhibit “Hunting in the Bends of Time,” a 50-year retrospective of her artwork, at the artists’ cooperative gallery this month.

Poorly placed crab pots are a hazard for island boaters | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 5:00PM

Warning boaters: There’s a mine field at the entrance to Quartermaster Harbor. Not the exploding kind, rather the kind that imperils navigation, snags propellers, stops engines and can cost thousands of dollars in towing and repairs for boaters.

Vehicle was towed after parking for too long | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 6:00PM

Our truck was towed off-island last month from the lower section of the north-end ferry parking lot. The tires were marked, a notice was appended and then the vehicle was removed a week later.

Vashon’s teen drinking levels still above state average

  • Jun 5, 2013 at 7:00AM

Vashon high schoolers continue to drink alcohol and use marijuana at rates higher than their peers in the rest of the state, but middle-school use is down, according to a recent survey, giving hope to those working to address Vashon’s high levels of youth substance abuse

Many now support action at the Mukai farmhouse | Editorial

  • Jun 5, 2013 at 7:00AM

We expected Saturday’s event outside the Mukai farmhouse to draw a crowd of islanders concerned about the situation at the historic site and supportive of the Friends of Mukai’s efforts. What we didn’t expect was the impressive slate of county and state officials who also attended.

Vashon Presbyterians eager to serve | Finding Faith

  • Jun 5, 2013 at 8:00AM

Stepping into the sanctuary of the Vashon Presbyterian Church on a weekday afternoon, guests are enveloped in silence and could easily think of the church as a place for quiet contemplation. Yet just outside the sanctuary doors, a variety of activities are often under way — a testament to the church’s commitment to honoring its location in the heart of town and serving the wider Vashon community.

Changing seas already threaten some creatures

  • Jun 5, 2013 at 8:00AM

Some of the local beach residents, the Pacific blue mussels, have been in the headlines recently. Not unlike many human Americans, it seems they are threatened with homelessness.

Granny’s Attic looks to fund community health projects

  • Jun 5, 2013 at 8:00AM

After more than 35 years serving the island, Granny’s Attic is in the midst of a sea change in how it bestows its funds, ending its monthly subsidies and adopting a grant-based approach that will provide financial support for a variety of health-related programs.

New health board seeks applicants

  • Jun 7, 2013 at 7:00AM

A new board focusing on island health care is forming to relay community concerns about health-related issues and needs to the Highline and Franciscan board of directors, who oversee the Vashon Health Center.

Hundreds show for event at Mukai

  • Jun 7, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Jun 11, 2013 at 12:14PM

About 200 people showed at the Mukai farmhouse and garden on Saturday for an event organized to rally support for revitalizing the historic site.

New health care coalition seeks input

  • Jun 11, 2013 at 12:03PM

A new group is seeking feedback from islanders about concerns they have regarding health care on Vashon.

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