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- Aug 13, 2013 at 11:42AM
Have you been for a walk at Maury Island Marine Park lately? It’s time to go. The weather is great, the mile-long unspoiled beach beckons, and you know you need the exercise.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 3:00PM
The difficult news came in to The Beachcomber office on Saturday: An islander in his early 20s had ended his life the night before. In a year when too many of the island’s young people have died, it is yet another enormous loss. And for his loved ones, we imagine it is painful beyond measure
- Aug 14, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 11:43AM
The sun sank low in the sky last Friday evening while families with young children cast their lines in the water at Manzanita Beach, and several men sat on a log, watching for a sign that pinks were swimming by.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 10:59AM
Last Saturday’s Farmers Market was the last day as manager for Johanna Guevin. Long time islander Jordan Beck will be taking over the position for the rest of the season, after which, the VIGA board will go through a more formal hiring process.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 10:50AM
On the small hill above KVI Beach, a modest sign on the green door of stately house reads Puget Sound Zen Center (PSZC) and marks the building’s most recent incarnation as a Zen Buddhist temple.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 10:55AM
For six years, the vegetable garden at Vashon Community Care (VCC) presented volunteer Julia Lakey with a problem.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 11:09AM
I don’t blame anyone for not going to Vashon Park District meetings. Witnessing that toxic environment is a lousy way to end a work day.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 11:15AM
A weekend’s worth of Ravel, Shostakovitch, Brahms, Beethoven, Debussey and Mozart is in store for attendees of the first-ever Vashon Chamber Music Festival, set to start Friday and run through Sunday.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 11:18AM
Fans of the Beatles and Bob Dylan can hear island players interpret two of the music icons’ most celebrated albums at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bicycle Bistro.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 11:11AM
It sounds like Luther Marinez is a really fine young boy we can all be well proud of. (“Help my son feel safe,” July 31.) The letter brings up the threat brought up by the Zimmerman trial and the Trayvon Martin shooting, which the public has seemingly gone overboard on fixing the blame.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 11:20AM
The next Club O — a regular night- club event at the Open Space for Arts & Community — will feature Thick as Thieves at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22
- Aug 20, 2013 at 5:05PM
Proposed regulations regarding Initiative 502, which legalized marijuana use in the state, could mean that Vashon will see marijuana-related retail businesses and production facilities in the heart of downtown next year and fenced fields of marijuana around the island.
- Aug 20, 2013 at 5:22PM
After a long day in the saddle, I like to indulge myself in a favorite post-bike ride activity. I put myself in the capable hands of Karina or Joe, my favorite bartenders, and reminisce about my journey. The longer I sit there, the more impressive my ride was, and if I sit long enough, I become incredibly handsome and a fantastic dancer
- Aug 20, 2013 at 5:27PM
The Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA) states that its mission is to “promote and advance agriculture on Vashon Island through education and the Farmers Market.” If that is so, then the collusion between the VIGA Board and East-West Produce would seem contradictory
- Aug 20, 2013 at 7:00PM
Last fall, nearly three quarters of island voters approved Initiative 502, the measure that legalized marijuana in the state. On liberal Vashon, we weren’t too surprised at the high margin. However, now that the state and county are considering what the legal sale of marijuana will look like in Washington, we wonder how many islanders who checked yes last year imagined a marijuana shop opening at a storefront in town or fields of the plant growing next door to their homes.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 7:00AM
As regional leaders respond to a recent spike in teen suicides in King County, calling it a serious public health issue, islanders are noting a small increase in suicides among young people on Vashon as well
- Aug 21, 2013 at 8:00AM
After about seven years providing animal rescue on Vashon, Wolftown is now only rehabilitating birds of prey and wolves. T Yamamoto, who runs the nonprofit with her husband Pete, said donations to the organization have been down since 2008, and there are no longer funds to support the rescues of marine and land mammals
- Aug 21, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Aug 27, 2013 at 12:20PM
I would like to respond to Frank Jackson’s commentary from the Aug. 13 Beachcomber, “Herbicide use at park causes concern
- Aug 21, 2013 at 1:38PM
The investigation into recent thefts on the island is ongoing, but some stolen property has been recovered, and the King County Sheriff's office would like to return the belongings to their rightful owners.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 4:42PM
Masters rowers take gold at world competition in Italy
- Aug 21, 2013 at 4:38PM
Islander Sarah Low has been hired as the new calendar editor and part-time reporter at The Beachcomber
- Aug 21, 2013 at 4:27PM
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit will put on a dance, music and poetry performance based on the history of Vashon this Saturday.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 4:44PM
Hit Me In, a co-ed softball team from Vashon, proved it could stand up to regional competition when they placed third in the Beach Blast Tournament Aug. 10 and 11 in Long Beach, Wash.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 4:36PM
Club O‚ a regular nightclub event at the Open Space for Arts & Community‚ will feature live music for the first time when Thick as Thieves plays at 9:30 p.m. tomorrow
- Aug 21, 2013 at 4:29PM
Islander and Seattle theater veteran Maria Glanz will return to the Open Space for Arts & Community with her popular and newly expanded one-woman show‚ “See Me Naked.”