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A holiday favorite approaches

  • Nov 27, 2013 at 3:00PM

Troupes of young dancers are in final rehearsals for this year’s staging of “The Nutracker” to be presented by the Vashon Allied Arts Center for Dance Dec. 6 through 8 at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Couple leaves a legacy of protection at Judd Creek

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 6:00AM updated Dec 21, 2013 at 8:58AM

When Jim and Elaine Scott moved to their property at the mouth of Judd Creek 50 years ago, the creek teemed with salmon.

Documentary spotlights addiction recovery

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 11:23AM

A documentary about the millions of Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction will be shown at the Vashon Theatre this weekend, brought to the island by a woman who believes it has an important message.

Island art studios open for annual holiday tour

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 12:05PM

Island artists will open their doors the first two weekends of December for the annual Holiday Art Studio Tour.

Turning into a teen: Welcome to the new age

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 1:00PM

Our oldest boy turned 13 a couple of days ago. My wife Maria and I have heard that parenting teenagers can be pretty challenging.

Birder’s latest guide is a compendium of local avian life

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 7:00AM

Over the years, Vashon Island Audubon President Randy Smith has gotten phone calls from birders wondering how they could snag a copy of Ed Swan’s book, “The Birds of Vashon Island.” Printed in 2005, all 750 books sold quickly, and it was a rare day that a used copy appeared on a bookstore shelf.

Recent study has little value

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 7:00AM

Several thoughts came to mind on reading the Beachcomber story on childhood trauma (“History of childhood trauma high on Vashon,” Nov. 20).

The cycle of abuse must be stopped

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 7:00AM

Thank you for your clear and insightful article, “History of childhood trauma high on Vashon,” Nov. 20.

Cameras are needed to slow drivers down

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 7:00AM

Since I came to our house on Vashon Highway in 1965, the speeding has never stopped. Nasty tempered drivers doing 50, 60, 70 miles per hours and more up and down this 22-foot wide road like it’s a freeway.

Company applies to grow pot at K2

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Dec 6, 2013 at 11:36AM

If an off-island company’s plans pan out, the K2 building could one day hold a large marijuana growing operation.

When fire strikes, many turn out to help islander

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 7:00AM

After a local farmer’s barn burned to the ground in a large fire that also destroyed thousands of dollars of tools and equipment, islanders turned out in droves to help the longtime Vashon man handle the scene left behind.

Friday kicks off a weekend full of art

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 7:00AM

What a weekend for island arts. Not only is this weekend the beginning of the Holiday Art Studio Tour, but islanders can begin their art perusing by taking to town Friday evening for the First Friday gallery cruise. Most galleries are open 6 to 9 p.m.

VYFS needs support

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 7:00AM

I declare, with the deepest appreciation and gratitude, that Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) is the mental health and human services lifeline in our community.

Marijuana at K2 raises concerns, but makes sense | Editorial

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 7:00AM

It comes as no surprise that someone has applied for a license to grow marijuana at the K2 building. Aside from the fact that rumors on the topic have been swirling for months, it seems an ideal location for such an operation

VYFS’ basic needs program loses funding

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 8:00AM

Unless it finds a new source of funding, Vashon Youth & Family Services’ (VYFS) basic needs program could be at risk.

Vashon Park District to vote on a tight 2014 budget

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 8:00AM

The Vashon Park District will vote on its 2014 budget at its board meeting next week. The public is invited to attend.

Winterfest returns with tree lighting, parade

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Dec 6, 2013 at 10:04AM

Vashon will kick off the holiday season this weekend with activities for all ages.

Housing authority purchases local low-income apartment complex

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 11:04AM

The Vashon Terrace apartments, an apartment building that serves low-income families, has been purchased by the King County Housing Authority (KCHA), ensuring that it will continue to serve islanders in need.

Franciscans, others worked well to provide local care

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 6:25PM

A note to praise our Vashon community, particularly the Vashon Health Center and our pharmacy. Our daughter Bria came home for Thanksgiving break from her senior year at college with a cough and fever and feeling really lousy.

Spinning and plucking, an island show heads to Seattle

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 6:00PM updated Dec 11, 2013 at 1:55PM

It isn’t unusual to hear the twang of guitars or throbbing of drums from a backwoods studio or garage on Vashon. But the music that emanates from Ela Lamblin and Leah Mann’s studio, at the end of long dirt road in Burton, sounds like none other.

Angst over marijuana on Vashon is hypocritical

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 6:23PM

I find the hand-wringing over growing marijuana on Vashon pathetically hypocritical or, at best, terribly misinformed. We welcome wineries, beer breweries and a distillery with front-page celebrations, despite the fact that alcohol causes carnage on our highways, lingering deaths due to liver failure and untold numbers of domestic violence incidents.

We could have a say in new pot operations, profits

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 6:24PM

The potential of growing legally sanctioned marijuana is a mixed bag for our community. Yes, seemingly usable commercial space is going to be put to use, some more shekels will trickle down into the community and we’ll get a kilo of new party jokes. That said, recent history of legally sanctioned growing operations in Puget Sound has a back story of additional crime — some of it violent.

Officials tell concerned ferry riders they’ll look to remedy situation at Fauntleroy

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 6:19PM

Nearly 100 islanders showed up at a Washington State Ferries meeting last week, largely to express concern over a state proposal to rewrite the north-end ferry schedule.

Orca decline not due to commercial fishing

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 6:26PM

A remarkable trait among salmon is their ability to rebound from temporary environmental disasters. A severe flood or drought that disrupts their up- or downstream migration may decimate one year’s run, but if spawning and forage habitat remain healthy, a recovery can occur in as little as one life cycle.

New VAA building should be closer to town

  • Dec 10, 2013 at 6:30PM

Vashon Allied Arts should reconsider the location for the new Center for the Arts. When I go out to a show, I would prefer to park once, enjoy the shops and food in town and then walk leisurely to a performance rather than hop back in the car and drive to a show. No one wants to be concerned about having that extra glass of wine. Locating the new center at Cemetery Road as planned would take away from this “do the town” experience.

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