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- Dec 30, 2013 at 10:33AM
I recently toured the new high school building and was very pleased with what I saw.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 10:36AM
I want to thank all the volunteers who trained, took the test and became navigators to help our island friends and neighbors sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. We collectively signed up more than 350 households, of which about 80 percent qualified for Washington Apple Health, the free health coverage.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 2:08PM
High school students commemorated their last day ever in the old Vashon High School building by leaving their mark, literally, on the school. On the last day of the term, Friday, Dec. 20, most teachers allowed and even encouraged students to write and draw in the classrooms and hallways
- Dec 31, 2013 at 7:00AM
It was an alarming year with typhoons, NSA boys gone wild, Obamacare and then the Seattle Times started charging for online access. We could depress you by reviewing more world events, but we noticed our neighbors fail to collect their Beachcomber promptly from their mailbox. So we decided it was time to turn our attention back home and review events that happened here.
- Dec 31, 2013 at 2:22PM
The Pirates are undefeated so far and are ranked number one in the Nisqually League.
- Dec 31, 2013 at 1:49PM
After more than a decade of planning and a year and a half of construction, the new Vashon High School building will open to the public this weekend.
- Dec 31, 2013 at 2:15PM
Vashon guitarist and singer-songwriter Ian Moore has played music with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and ZZ Top to large audiences across the U.S. and Europe. On Vashon, Moore and The Lossy Coils will play a show with limited seating (100 tickets) at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bike. Moore’s music contains elements of folk, rock ‘n’ roll, world music and blues
- Dec 31, 2013 at 2:27PM
The Vashon Pirate roundballers notched their first win of the season on Dec. 18 in a home game against the Auburn Adventist Falcons. The Pirates grabbed an early lead that they never surrendered on their way to a 32-16 final score.
- Dec 31, 2013 at 2:24PM
The Vashon Pirate wrestling team made a good showing at the prestigious Tri-State Tournament in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Dec. 20 and 21.
- Jan 1, 2014 at 6:00AM
The new year on Vashon will bring a new learning opportunity to islanders both young and old in the form of a self-defense course based on the American Kenpo Karate style.
- Jan 1, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jan 2, 2014 at 9:52AM
What is it about an island with a small population that produces such a large number of artists? For Vashon native and cinematographer Nicholas Wiesnet, 25, it’s all about observing nature, color and the randomness of light.
- Jan 1, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jan 2, 2014 at 10:49AM
For a writer with a reputation for penning books about ordinary people living through extraordinary times, Seattle author David Laskin hit the jackpot when it came to his own ancestors
- Jan 1, 2014 at 6:00AM
Vashon's largest water purveyor is poised to change one of its policies, allowing a developer to move forward on plans to build a multi-unit hotel in Vashon town.
- Jan 1, 2014 at 7:00AM
When John Martinak signed up for the Vashon Nature Center’s Salmon Watchers Program last fall, he wasn’t convinced he’d actually see a salmon. A busy stay-at-home dad of two boys, he enjoyed the forced downtime that visits to his “watching spot” along Judd Creek afforded him
- Jan 1, 2014 at 7:00AM
Putting out a newspaper in a place as lively and quirky as Vashon Island is a job that’s fun, certainly challenging and always rewarding.
- Jan 1, 2014 at 10:00AM
The King County Ferry District, which provides Vashon’s water taxi service, has selected the Bellingham-based All American Marine to design and build two new water taxis to replace its pair of 25-year-old leased vessels.
- Jan 7, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 3:41PM
More than 1,000 islanders flooded through the new Vashon High School last weekend, getting a first look at the spacious and modern building that students began classes in on Monday.
- Jan 14, 2014 at 1:49PM
Ruffle your feathers with the funky, bugaloo and soul jazz sound of the Rippin’ Chicken at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.
- Jan 7, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jan 8, 2014 at 1:59PM
When Veronica Jannetty went to summer camp at age 13, she had been diagnosed with leukeumia the year before. The camp — for kids affected by cancer — gave her the chance to both connect with others facing the same struggle and simply be a teenager at summer camp
- Jan 7, 2014 at 1:54PM
Rejoice! God exists and He is with us. Every year on Dec. 28 the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Innocents – martyrs to Herod’s determination to eliminate male competitors. Herod committed lots of crimes against humanity, and this one is considered one of his lesser ones, since no one knows exactly how many boys under the age of 2 were murdered.
- Jan 7, 2014 at 1:53PM
There has been a remarkable confluence of stories about Vashon people and phenomena in the media recently. It started off with an article in The New York Times about Kurt Timmermeister, cheese maker and former restaurateur (“A Table-to-Farm Pioneer,” Dec. 24) and the old Vashon property he has been cultivating for years
- Jan 7, 2014 at 2:53PM
Two people were transported to a Seattle hospital after a rollover accident on Vashon Highway Sunday morning.
- Jan 7, 2014 at 2:31PM
Vashon played the Life Christian Eagles and Seattle Academy Cardinals on back-to-back nights last week.
- Jan 7, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jan 9, 2014 at 5:09PM
ust eight months before Seattle superstars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis topped the charts with their mega hit song “Thrift Shop,” the hip-hop duo headlined for Sharing the Stage, a community-building event designed for Vashon High School musicians to open for visiting bands. The seventh show in this dynamic concert series will feature the Seattle-based group Tangerine and will happen at 7 p.m. Friday at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
- Jan 8, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Jan 14, 2014 at 4:14PM
The legal battle over control of the Mukai house and garden will continue, as late last month a state appeals court considering the case sent it back to trial court.