Story Archives

Archive Results — 6701 thru 6725 of about 7100 items

Study confirms concerns about poor health of harbor, sheds light on causes

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

During a break between rain showers Monday, a crew of young people from the Washington Conservation Corps tended to a wide patch of Oregon grape, snowberry and hawthorne recently planted at Raab’s Lagoon.

King county voters to decide on transportation funding

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Proposed cuts to Metro bus service may be averted because of a fare increase approved by the county council and a funding measure that King County voters will decide on in April.

County missed the mark on pot regulation

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

King County seems to want to bend over backwards to push through a change in their zoning rules that will allow an energy-intensive, huge indoor grow at K2.

Attitudes should evolve

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

What an interesting turn of events. In October 2013, The Beachcomber waxed hopeful about marijuana grow businesses on Vashon. “We hope islanders don’t dissuade those...who might go into business.” Open minds would allow tasteful and respectful businesses to start up, create new jobs, and invest in local economy, they said

County pot regs look bad for small business | Editorial

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

When The Beachcomber first began to report on potential legal marijuana businesses on Vashon, we spoke with Shango Los, an islander attempting to gain traction with his new group, the Vashon Island Marijuana Entrepreneurs Alliance

Vashon applications lined up as state begins to issue pot licenses

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 4:53PM

As the state Liquor Control Board (LCB) begins to issue marijuana business licenses this week, several people are in line to start small marijuana growing and processing operations on Vashon

Drama Dock’s latest show pokes fun at political corruption

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Mar 6, 2014 at 5:50PM

The delightful screwball comedy about romance and political satire, “Born Yesterday,” will hit the Drama Dock boards for two weekends of performances beginning Friday at the new Vashon High School theater.

VYFS sees continued demand for services, leap in numbers in 2013

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS), the island’s largest social service provider, served nearly one-third more people last year than it had the year before, an increase that is part of a multi-year trend.

Country music variety show comes to the Red Bike

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 11:13AM

The Pretty Good Opry — Vashon’s twist on an old-time country music variety show — is all about mixing comedy and music in three acts delivered in the format of a bygone country music radio show.

Art abounds on first Friday tour

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 11:11AM

Most galleries will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Chautauqua to host open house for incoming kindergartners

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 11:32AM

Chautauqua Elementary School will host an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, for incoming kindergartners and their families.

What's Happening: Arts Briefs

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 11:16AM

Several arts events will provide entertainment for islanders and guests this weekend.

Islander to offer class on issues related to hepatitis

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 12:19PM

Hepatitis C, a common blood-born illness that affects the liver, will be the subject of a class on Vashon next week.

Middle school wrestler takes first place at state

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 12:56PM

Adrian St. Germain, a seventh-grader at McMurray Middle School, won the state championship in folkstyle wrestling in the 136-pound weight class schoolboy division late last month.

Island quilter is semi-finalist in international competition

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 12:42PM

Miss Dottie Dresden is taking island quilter Ann Rindge back home to Kentucky. The two share a close friendship, one that began with a needle and thread, a swath of Amish double-black cloth, patches of brightly colored material, a traditional quilting pattern and Rindge’s creative imagination.

Valkyries get set for season at weekend jamboree

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 12:58PM

The Vashon Valkyries lacrosse team played their first three games of the year under pouring rain at a jamboree on Bainbridge Island on Saturday. The team won two of the three games, and coach Larry DuBois said he was pleased with what he saw.

Festival premieres forgotten manuscript

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 1:16PM

The fourth annual Salish Sea Early Music Festival will premiere “A Little Evening Concert for Louis XIV” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Bethel Church.

Cannabis confusion creates increased risk for teens, who can be harmed by its use

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 3:00PM

Awareness about the risks of marijuana use by teens is at a critical point right now in our state and our own community on Vashon. The “new normal” in our society includes the availability of both medical cannabis and legal recreational marijuana and all the confusion in between.

Maestros will talk Mozart

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Gary Cannon, artistic director of the Vashon Islandhorale and Cascadian Chorale, will explore questions about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with his mentor and former teacher, Abraham Kaplan, in the Arts & Humanities lecture “What’s So Great About Mozart?” this weekend.

Chorale returns to Benaroya Hall

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Islanders will have to travel off-island to hear the Vashon Island Chorale when they perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall.

With eyes on Vashon, let's debate pot the right way | Editorial

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The potential marijuana edibles factory at the K2 building has divided our community like nothing we can remember. For every islander that has reasonable worries about locating one of the state’s largest marijuana businesses in the heart of Vashon, there’s another person with a reasonable stance on why the legal and highly regulated business makes sense here

Businessman reflects on decades in septic work

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

His business has taken him to thousands of homes on the island and dubbed him Vashon’s number one exporter. It has been difficult, smelly and sometimes messy, but Larry Niece still calls pumping septic systems his “true calling.”

New foundation will raise funds for care center

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

To improve the long-term financial health of Vashon Community Care (VCC), a group of islanders has recently created a nonprofit foundation.

Let’s welcome Edipure and create jobs for islanders

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

I support changing the K2 zoning for Edipure to proceed with their business plan.

VARSA reassesses efforts with youth, works to keep funding

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

group working to tackle Vashon’s high levels of teen substance abuse The group is coming out of an ongoing dispute with Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS), and volunteers say they are now working to refocus their efforts in order to maintain their funding.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jul 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.