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  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

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A spacious, high-tech library is unveiled

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Hundreds of islanders flocked to the Vashon Library on Saturday, getting a first look at the newly renovated library, complete with large banks of windows, expanded spaces for meeting and working and features to appeal to those who have left the printed word behind for electronic devices.

Filmmakers will be on hand at film about sex trafficking

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

“Eden,” a dramatic feature film telling a survivor’s story of human trafficking, will be shown by Vashon Film Society this week as part of the First Friday Art Film Series at the Vashon Theatre. The movie is based on the real-life horror story of teenager Chong Kim, who was abducted in Oklahoma and trafficked into Las Vegas and California.

Granny’s Attic considers move into town

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Nearly 40 years after Granny’s Attic opened at Sunrise Ridge, its members are scheduled to vote next week on moving the non-profit thrift store into town.

Committee moves legislation to allow pot at K2

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:12PM

The King County Council on Tuesday passed legislation out of committee that would allow marijuana business at the K2 building. It will go before the full council in about a month.

Breaking: Pot company terminates contract to buy K2

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 2:43PM

Bakkhos Holding, the company that was under contract to purchase the K2 building, has terminated its contract and has decided to look elsewhere, said Dan Anglin, a spokesman for the company, on Wednesday.

Practicing real listening can bring understanding in tough moments

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 12:47PM

What is the value of listening? This may seem a peculiar question, perhaps like questioning the value of breathing. Still, there are so many moments of our breathing that go by each day without our conscious consideration that we could say we hardly even know our personal breathing patterns.

Granny's members vote to move

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 12:44PM

The members of Granny’s Attic voted on Monday to move the thrift store into Vashon town.

Crew teams join in weekend scrimmage

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 1:17PM

For the second year in a row, Vashon crews were invited to participate in the Husky Open at the Montlake Cut between Lake Washington and Lake Union.

Lacrosse wins three at home

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 1:21PM

The Vashon Valkyries lacrosse team recently completed three games at home, winning them all handily, with scores of 14-9, 19-0 and 12-6. The team has yet to be defeated after seven games.

Vashon can’t incorporate, but the county serves us fine

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 1:00PM

Regarding Charles Hooper’s letter in The Beachcomber (“Islanders should consider forming a city,” April 2), I am not sure if the letter is a good example of a Yogi Berra-ism regarding deja vu, or if it is a subtle April Fool’s Day prank. Or both

Quartermaster Marina gets a new boat pumpout

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Apr 27, 2014 at 11:15AM

The Quartermaster Marina recently installed a new pumpout, something the marina owner and officials hope will encourage boaters to pump their vessels rather than dump in the harbor.

Softball team splits week’s games

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

This past week the fastpitch softball team played two road games in Bellevue. The Pirates won their first game, 16-4, against Bellevue Christian, but fell to Cedar Park Christian, 4-1.

Objections in ad don’t add up

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Last week’s Beachcomber contained an open letter expressing objections to the proposed use of the former K2 facility to grow and produce marijuana products. I understand that some of the discussions about this topic have not been particularly polite, and I appreciate the civil tone of the letter. However, there is something I don’t understand.

Pot company is out, ends contract to purchase K2

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:26PM

The marijuana company hoping to purchase the K2 building has terminated its contract to do so, said Dan Anglin, a spokesman for the company, and it will look outside King County to set up its factory for edible marijuana products.

Man behind suspected drug house convicted on two drug charges

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

A man who’s been called Vashon’s top methamphetamine dealer has been convicted on two drug charges

USPS owes us an explanation

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

March 1 to 3 Vashon mail was lost. For five weeks, I made repeated inquires to the local post office staff and the behemoth bureaucracy of the USPS, which were either unable or unwilling to provide an update on their search or promise anything. It’s still missing

Affordable housing proves increasingly hard to find

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 1:24PM

Laura Daughenbaugh and her teenage daughter have been living in their rental home on Vashon for more than five years, but their house is now for sale, and they need to move this month. Now, Daughenbaugh — a single mother with her own business — has joined the ranks of islanders in the search for affordable housing, which many on Vashon say is becoming increasingly elusive.

Dare to dance at the Red Bike

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Seattle band Cordaviva will bring its Afro-beat to the Bike with a concert at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Chanteuse comes to the Blue Heron

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Let French café music transport you back to Paris when Rouge, Seattle’s premiere nostalgic French music ensemble, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.

Rocks star in a VAA science lecture

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 1:23PM

Vashon Allied Arts will launch a new science series that will begin Sunday with a lecture by a local geologist.

Pot facility doesn’t belong

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

As a 70-year-long proud property owner who appreciates the lifestyle and ethics of Vashon, I heartily agree with the fellow islander advertisement in last week’s Beachcomber.

Ad seemed hypocritical

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

We ask those who sponsored The Beachcomber ad if you would also try to prevent a group from buying the K2 property for use by Vashon wineries and breweries. Our plan would include signs promoting Vashon-made products, tasting rooms and retail sales. Unless those behind the ad are also opposed to alcohol being sold “in plain view” here on Vashon, we find their ad hypocritical.

Baseball team drops two games in Bellevue

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 7:00AM

The Pirates lost 5-4 in eight innings last week, despite out hitting Bellevue 9 to 8.

Writer remembers father in new poetry book

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:24PM

Islander Cal Kinnear likes to ponder life’s big questions. For this natural-born philosopher dressed in the guise of a writer, former English professor and bookstore owner, the answers to his musings often appear in the form of poetry. His latest and fourth book, “The House of My Father,” explores what he calls the magical border between memory and imagination in a series of prose poetry about his late father. Kinnear will read excerpts and talk about his book next week at the Vashon Bookshop.

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