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Island teen works to create suicide intervention and youth support group

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 6:00AM

Following a number of youth suicides and deaths on Vashon, island teen Garnet Burk has partnered with Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) to create the Suicide Hope Initiative (SHIne), a group whose focus is to heal, educate and support the youth of Vashon.

A bittersweet goodbye to the paper’s arts editor | Editorial

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

Of the many small community newspapers in western Washington, The Beachcomber is one of a handful that feature a robust weekly arts and entertainments section as part of the paper — a testament to the truly artistic place we live.

History of childhood trauma high on Vashon

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 10:53AM

A high number of parents on Vashon report they experienced multiple traumas as children, according to a statewide study, and are at an increased risk of chronic disease, mental illness and a host of societal problems — as well as the increased possibility that their own children will experience trauma.

Changes raise cost of new high school

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

The construction of the new Vashon High School and upgrades to other island schools are projected to cost the school district about $2 million more than originally estimated.

Local writer hired as Beachcomber's new arts editor

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 3:58PM

An islander with an extensive background in writing has been hired as The Beachcomber’s new arts editor.

Election: Branch and Bell win close races

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 3:56PM

Lu-Ann Branch has been reelected to the Vashon Park District board in the close race for position 2 on the commission

Musicians bring the sounds of India to Vashon

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 4:20PM

You don’t need to travel to India to hear the traditional melodies and beguiling rhythms of East Indian music.

Local performers team up with LA actor in a new work

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 4:19PM

When the staged reading of the play “Billyboy” hits the boards as the next performance in Vashon Allied Arts New Works Series, audience members will have a chance to give direct feedback not only to a former Hollywood screenwriter but also a current Hollywood star.

Vashon Library construction booking along

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 4:12PM

Nine months into its yearlong renovation process, the small Vashon Library has been transformed into an expansive structure that includes a wall of west-facing windows, a glass-walled conference room and a green roof set to be installed this week.

Park district passes budget, looks ahead

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Park District passed a $1 million budget for 2014 last week, with four commissioners approving the spending plan and Scott Harvey, the newly seated board member, dissenting.

Wrestlers soar through grueling season

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 6:00AM

Last weekend the Pirate wrestlers had an exceptionally tough schedule and came out on top after seven dual meets in a 24-hour period. At the end of the second full week of competition, the small Pirate squad had racked up an impressive 7-1 record.

Volunteer effort is impressive, but are you prepared? | Editorial

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 6:00AM

When it comes to disaster preparedness, Vashon is doing pretty well. Should a major storm, earthquake or other catastrophe strike the island, volunteers are ready to staff our local Emergency Operations Center and direct emergency efforts.

Remember the best of the island

  • Nov 25, 2013 at 12:16PM

A little over six years ago, the Vashon/Maury Island blessed me by causing me to be elected one of five fire commissioners for Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR).

Toy Drive will again allow parents to ‘shop’ for kids

  • Nov 25, 2013 at 2:20PM

The annual Kiwanis Toy Drive is under way, and donation boxes are set out in several businesses, ready for donations.

Nelson elected leader of Senate Democratic Caucus

  • Nov 25, 2013 at 2:18PM

State Sen. Sharon Nelson (D-Vashon) has been elected the leader of the Democratic Caucus in the state Legislature.

Studio tour roots go back more than 30 years to six island potters

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

This year, the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour, taking place the first two weekends in December, features 45 artists, including jewelers, ceramicists, sculptors, photographers, painters, glass artists, print makers and more.

Trained island volunteers were a big help signing up for insurance

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 11:00AM

I am writing to express my gratitude to the volunteers who helped my family sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

End-of-life care curtailed at hospital now owned by the Franciscan system

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 11:00AM

Many people are concerned about the consequences to reproductive and end-of-life care by the acquisitions of secular hospitals by Catholic health systems.

We must speak up about proposed changes to service

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 11:00AM

Washington State Ferries intends to impose a new, stretched out, less user-friendly schedule on the Vashon/Fauntleroy/Southworth route in the fall of 2014.

New parks commissioner joins board early

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 12:00PM

Vashon Park District commissioner John Hopkins resigned from the board last week, and Scott Harvey, who challenged him and won the election, was expected to be sworn in Tuesday evening, after The Beachcomber’s press deadline.

Local band brings big sound to the Bike

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 3:00PM

One More Mile, a Vashon band that has been together for more than three years, will play a free show at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bicycle Bistro.

Application submitted to grow marijuana at K2 building

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 4:37PM

An application has been submitted to the state to grow marijuana at the K2 building.

Native artist awarded a national fellowship

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 5:00PM

Vashon resident and Native artist Israel Shotridge was recently awarded one of 16 fellowships handed out nationwide by the Native Arts and Culture Foundation (NACF).

Sudanese refugee has a home, a mission on Vashon

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 6:00PM

A journey that began when a family was torn apart by war has a chance to end with a homecoming and reunification, as a Vashon resident and Sudanese refugee is raising money to help return his surviving family members to their home village in South Sudan.

Health center moves ahead under Franciscans

  • Nov 27, 2013 at 6:00AM updated at 1:40PM

Five months after the Franciscan Health System took ownership of the Vashon Health Center, Franciscan representatives say that clinic upgrades are planned and a patient advisory council has formed, while some islanders continue to be concerned about possible limits to care because of the Franciscan’s Catholic affiliation.

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