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- Oct 2, 2013 at 10:58AM
The purpose of this letter is to add to the article and editorial in the Sept. 24 Beachcomber. Washington State Ferries understands and appreciates the importance of the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route to the residents of West Seattle, Vashon Island and Southworth and the attention received regarding the effort under way to review the route’s schedule.
- Oct 2, 2013 at 11:07AM
Another major battle comes to Washington state. This one is about the right to know what is in our food. Most of us received a large, glossy flier in our mailboxes on Thursday filled with, in my opinion, fictitious information. I ask you to read the fine print at the bottom of the outside page. You will see the flier has been paid for by No on 522, and it lists the five major contributors. According to www.pdc.wa.gov. and the flier, they are Monsanto, $4.7 million; DuPont, $3.37 million; GMA, $2.22 million; Bayer Cropscience, $591,654, and Dow Chemical, $529,531. Another major contributor not listed is BASF at $500,000.
- Oct 2, 2013 at 11:19AM
Islanders can celebrate the release of two new recordings by musicians Julie Mainstone and Kate McLeod.
- Oct 2, 2013 at 11:53AM
The Pirate cross country team’s success seems to be on the rise as the season progresses.
- Oct 2, 2013 at 11:21AM
Islanders can experience a sense of joie de vivre and slip into a romantic mood with “Une Soirée Musique D’Amour,” an evening of French love songs, at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.
- Oct 2, 2013 at 11:55AM
The Vashon football team had no answer for the Cruisers’ offense Friday night at the Eatonville Stadium, surrendering 596 yards of offense en route to a 41-20 loss. The Pirate defensive line was regularly gashed as the front seven were unable to consistently provide pressure and clog running lanes. When the Pirates did manage to wrest control away from their hosts, their drives were most often short-lived.
- Oct 2, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Oct 7, 2013 at 2:52PM
Vashon Park District commissioners will take feedback from islanders about the agency’s 2014 budget, now in the planning stages, as part of its regularly scheduled public meeting next week
- Oct 2, 2013 at 11:59AM
The Vashon varsity girls soccer players sank their teeth into the meat of their schedule last week as they took on three Nisqually League foes. The results varied with the ascending quality of their opponents as they beat Life Christian, 10-1, at home on Monday, edged Bellevue Christian, 2-0, in Marymoor Park on Wednesday and lost at home Friday to Seattle Christian, 2-4.
- Oct 2, 2013 at 11:34AM
Islanders with questions about health care reform are invited to attend an informational community forum featuring an outreach specialist from Public Health - Seattle & King County next week.
- Oct 2, 2013 at 11:22AM
A “Sunday Social Hour with the Rev,” will happen at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Open Space for Arts & Community, with doors opening at 3 p.m. for socializing.
- Oct 2, 2013 at 11:18AM
Island galleries will feature a variety of art this weekend.
- Oct 2, 2013 at 11:25AM
Children’s film festival lifts a window to the world at Vashon Theatre
- Oct 8, 2013 at 1:43PM
Several members of King County’s Agriculture Commission will come to Vashon this week to discuss a variety of topics related to farming on the island.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 1:35PM
Do you know what’s in your breakfast cereal? Do you want to choose what you eat? That’s what’s at stake in I-522, on the ballot soon to arrive in your mailbox.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Oct 14, 2013 at 8:51AM
A dream held for more than half a century was realized this past March, when islander Ed Holmes arrived in Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of Argentina, after riding his motorcycle the entire length of the continental United States and Central and South America.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 1:57PM
“Cats,” the blockbuster Broadway musical, is coming to town next week, courtesy of Drama Dock’s Youth Theatre Initiativ
- Oct 8, 2013 at 1:25PM
Island seniors will be able to call upon volunteers to help with a variety of everyday tasks when a new program launches next month.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 1:40PM
Over the years, I’ve heard criticisms of Thriftway which deserve closer consideration.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Oct 9, 2013 at 10:03AM
Ferry service came to a halt between Vashon and Point Defiance on Saturday because of a potential bomb scare at the Tacoma ferry terminal.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 4:00PM
Island singer, songwriter and guitar god Ian Moore will unplug his mighty axe for a solo acoustic concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 5:00PM
Vashon Allied Arts will launch a new season of its popular Arts & Humanities Series at 7 p.m. Sunday with a talk by award-winning Anchorage Daily News journalist Tom Kizzia.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 6:00PM
The Redskins wasted no time exploding onto the field at last Friday’s home football game. Within the first 33 seconds of play, Port Townsend’s Matt Cain ran past the entire Pirate defense for a 55-yard touchdown. The Redskins used their ground game to pound the ball down field, scoring on the next two drives
- Oct 9, 2013 at 7:00AM
The good news: In 2014 Washington State Ferries will permanently replace the 87-car Klahowya on the Vashon-Fauntleroy-Southworth run with an Issaquah-class, 124-car ferry. The bad news: We may not benefit from that extra capacity unless significant changes are made at the Fauntleroy dock.
- Oct 9, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Oct 14, 2013 at 8:51AM
Organization turns to the public to round out funding for its new arts center
- Oct 9, 2013 at 7:00AM
As Americans live longer, healthier lives and technology keeps the elderly better connected, more seniors are putting off moving to care centers and staying put in their golden years. Aging in place has become a trend — so much so that there’s now a National Aging in Place Council, a National Aging in Place Week (next week) and countless public and private groups committed to helping seniors stay at home if they wish to do so.