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Islanders pave the way to help others get help

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 5:14PM

A couple on a date is stabbed and the man is killed by a mentally ill homeless person outside of a Sounders game.

Recent island burglaries make crime prevention lessons clear

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 5:15PM

Yes, we were burglarized. Since that fateful day of Monday, Sept. 13, Vashon will never be the same for me … for us. It is like our own mini 9/11 paradigm shift.

Passport to Pain | Many who participated appreciated island hospitality

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 5:20PM

All of us at Vashon Island Rowing Club would like to thank the many, many island motorists who smiled, waved and cheerfully made way for the over 200 cyclists who pedaled Vashon and Maury Saturday, Sept. 14, during our annual Passport to Pain (P2P) ride.

Vashon to get new ferry, new schedule

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 6:00PM

A state plan to change the north-end ferry schedule for the first time in 10 years is already raising concerns on Vashon.

Investigation completed following vote of no confidence in assistant fire chief

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 6:00PM

The board of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue met in executive session Tuesday evening to discuss the results of an investigation into union allegations against the agency’s assistant chief.

Equestrians take to the trails in competitive ride

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 6:00PM

Twenty-nine island riders successfully completed the third annual Competitive Trail Ride on Sept 7.

New management revamps Country Store

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 7:00PM

The Country Store and Gardens may be under new management, but it’s still all in the family, and changes are afoot.

A dynamic duo reunites for a good cause

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 5:00AM

Several years ago, local musicians Daryl Redeker and Sarah Perlman played several much-appreciated concerts on the island as an energetic violin/fiddle and guitar duo named RedPer

Appeals court rules against Rossers in property dispute

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 7:00AM

The Washington Court of Appeals ruled last week in favor of the Vashon Park District in its long running property dispute with islanders Gay and Margaret Rosser.

No easy solution for ferry delays at the north end | Editorial

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 7:00AM

It’s happened to most of us: You rush to make the ferry at the north end, only to find that the boats are running late and you’ll be waiting at the dock. Or maybe you think you’ve barely made the boat, only to watch it stop loading and sail away on time but with room on board

Family fun to kick off a 'knight' of art

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 7:00AM

On Saturday an empty lot across the street from the Blue Heron will transform into a Renaissance scene complete with jugglers, musicians, artisans and costumed characters.

Franciscans launch virtual urgent care service

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 7:00AM

The Franciscan Health System, which operates Vashon’s largest health clinic, recently introduced an urgent care service open to anyone in the state.

Bus drivers reach agreement in wage dispute

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 4:00PM

On Monday Vashon’s school bus drivers reached a preliminary contract agreement with their employer, First Student, effectively ending a months-long labor dispute when the company offered what a union representative called fair wages for the Vashon drivers. The group is expected to ratify the contract next week.

Soccer team starts season strong

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 12:29PM

The Pirate girls varsity soccer team kicked off its home schedule with a match against Charles Wright on Sept. 17.

Two suicides reported in a week

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 1:49PM

Following a recent spike in suicides on Vashon, two people on the island died by suicide in late September.

Vashon candidates to face off at a public forum next week

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 1:51PM

Vashon voters will have the opportunity to hear candidates for contested positions on the Vashon Park District and Water District 19 boards present their platforms and answer questions next week at a special forum ahead of November’s election.

Islanders consider Vashon’s future as a pot producer

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Oct 2, 2013 at 10:30AM

Islander Shango Los claims that in the 1970s, Vashon Island had a reputation for producing good marijuana, so much so that it was even written about in an issue of Playboy. Now Los, who recently started the Vashon Island Marijuana Entrepreneurs Alliance (VIMEA), hopes to see Vashon-grown marijuana revive such a reputation, and he wants to make sure it’s Vashon residents, not enterprising off-islanders, who are producing it.

A common start binds many Vashon families together

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 5:00PM

When Laura Wishik’s daughter Daniela entered first grade, one of the first things Wishik did was mention to her teacher, Tina Taylor, that Daniela had been adopted, and asked her to be on the lookout for any issues that might arise from that fact

VIFR chief pledges to address issues raised concerning assistant chief

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 5:00AM

The chief of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue said Monday that he was working address concerns raised after Vashon’s firefighters’ union issued a vote of no confidence in the department’s assistant chief and an internal investigation was completed.

Now is the time to support innovative teaching

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 10:55AM

It is a privilege to be a teacher, to be witness to and engaged with the development of children.

Pot on Vashon: Islanders may do it with respect | Editorial

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 10:51AM

In August, after a map released by the county showed that much of Vashon could be eligible land for marijuana fields and a pot store could open in the town core in the future, we editorialized about our concerns. We worried about what such a presence of drugs — albeit legalized drugs — could have on Vashon, an island many live on for its small-town, set-apart feel and a place where teen alcohol and drug use is already above average.

Language matters when discussing the issue

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 10:59AM

I wanted to respond to Kathleen Gilligan’s thoughtful and informative letter (“Our language should reflect kindness and compassion,” Aug, 27).

Corporation represents the worst of capitalism in this country

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 10:56AM

The bank that closed here last week was a community bank. It was staffed by island residents and friends we all knew who, while being paid a pittance compared to their corporate overlords, gave great customer service and often helped bank customers navigate around the sometimes mindless and often unreasonable and uncaring rules and regulations of this bank’s callous overseers. This local bank will be missed.

Group Health members have reason for concern

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 11:03AM

We are members of Group Health Cooperative (GHC) and had been receiving some of our health care here at the island clinic.

Agency is committed to maintaining capacity

  • 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.

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