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Award-winning author will give a talk on stories

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 9:48AM

Join Dr. Charles Johnson, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Washington and a National Book Award winner, for an evening of conversation, called The Power of Story, at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at The Blue Heron.

On a finite island, we must act accordingly

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 12:40PM

The blunted rays of flannel-gray February daylight melt into the mirror-still harbor, unbroken sky-gray and harbor-gray split by a jagged band of misty black firs and skeleton maples on the far shore.

Pirates’ winning season ends

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 1:00PM

The Pirate basketball season came to an end on Saturday with a 60-70 loss to Okanogan High School at the regional championships. Okanogan came into the game boasting a 23-0 record while Vashon came in with an impressive 20-5 record.

Free seminar on aging will provide information on range of issues

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Mar 5, 2014 at 11:40AM

A free seminar for islanders concerned about aging will take place this weekend and cover a variety of issues, ranging from retrofitting a home to making end-of-life decisions.

Scrimmage launches spring rowing

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Mar 5, 2014 at 4:52PM

The Jensen Point boathouse buzzed with activity early Saturday as coach Richard Parr mixed masters and junior rowers into the same shells to make this year’s masters and juniors scrimmage a competitive one

Assessment of wastewater disposal plan is needed

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon community has not had enough time to assess wastewater disposal and potential pollution of our ground- water by Bakkhos Holding.

Seattle band and Vashon orchestra team up

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:39AM

Three rocking mostly string bands will get people dancing Sunday when two island groups, RISK and RISK Jr., open for the Seattle fiddle-driven trio, The Onlies. This is a benefit performance for the RISK scholarship fund, which supports music lessons and instrument rentals for low-income children.

12th Man should focus on real heroes

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

I have been amazed and somewhat disillusioned at the apparent worship of the Seattle Seahawks since their Super Bowl victory. It does cause me to wonder if those who create idols of NFL players read the news related to the NFL’s weak-kneed approach to the epidemic of brain injuries caused by concussions and lifetime disabilities caused by broken and torn bodies

State tax system needs an overhaul

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

After Vashon voters have congratulated themselves for approving the latest school levy, it might be worthwhile to reflect that Washington state’s taxation system is the most regressive in the nation.

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.

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