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- May 22, 2014 at 4:41PM
The boys high school lacrosse team finished its regular season last week with a dominant victory over South Kitsap, 19-1.
- May 22, 2014 at 5:00PM
The VHS girls tennis team wrapped up its season on a beautiful tennis day with the Nisqually League tournament at Charles Wright on Friday.
- May 27, 2014 at 12:00PM updated May 28, 2014 at 11:07AM
Last week, islander Phil Volker chatted and laughed with a visitor as he walked a well-worn trail at his home on Wax Orchard Road. With a hiking pole in each hand, the 66-year-old navigated pastures, the forest and hills with a pace that one wouldn’t expect from a man undergoing chemotherapy.
- May 27, 2014 at 6:40PM
In a culture that places a high value on youth, islander and author Wendy Lustbader says that contrary to that notion, by almost every measure, life improves as people age.
- May 27, 2014 at 6:49PM
It’s been almost three years since Eden Reframed, an ecological and community art project, opened at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (“Eco-art will tell stories of farmers and gardeners,” Oct. 5, 2010
- May 27, 2014 at 6:37PM
After a decade located in an old farmhouse south of town, Vashon Natural Medicine is moving to the former veterinary clinic of Larry Glickstein, who retired last year.
- May 27, 2014 at 6:47PM
I have been trying to figure out how to write something funny about the Mother’s Day Chicken Coop Tour. Given the inherent silliness of the very fact of it, this is not easy. I mean, how do you top something like a chicken coop tour?
- May 27, 2014 at 6:46PM
When you bring up the word “tourist” to an islander, you learn a lot about them by how they react to that word. Some people get angry — they fear tourists and the effect they have on the island, going as so far as to sport bumper stickers that call for the outlaw of tourism on Vashon.
- May 27, 2014 at 11:49AM
At the Vashon Pool, everything is set for the summer season — the water’s pH is perfect; the boiler is running well, and the staff is ready to start work. Just weeks away from opening day, however, it is still not clear when and if the pool will open this summer, as officials at the school and park districts are continuing to work toward an agreement that will address the pool’s drainage needs.
- May 28, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Jun 18, 2014 at 3:45PM
The Vashon boy’s high school lacrosse team staged a tremendous come-from-behind victory in front of a large and boisterous home crowd on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals in the state tournament.
- May 28, 2014 at 6:00PM
What do you do when you want your thoughts made known? If you’re like many people today, you grab your computer or smartphone. Posting on social media means your friends and connections see your thoughts soon and can respond. This year marked the 10th anniversary of Facebook, an internet phenomenon that has vastly altered how we communicate and who we communicate with.
- May 29, 2014 at 1:02PM
Sharing the Stage will kick off the eighth show in the series on Friday, when four student groups will open a concert by Brothers From Another (BFA), a Seattle hip-hop group.
- May 29, 2014 at 1:24PM
With the opening of Rachael’s at Sound Food, islanders will soon have a new option for breakfast and lunch.
- May 29, 2014 at 1:07PM
The sound of swing will fill the Grand Hall of Open Space for Arts & Community at 4 p.m. Sunday when Vashon’s much-loved 18-piece Portage Fill Big Band plays the jazz music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bennie Goodman and more.
- May 29, 2014 at 1:18PM
At Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at the Vashon Cemetery, a large group of islanders gathered to honor and remember military men and women who lost their lives serving the countr
- May 29, 2014 at 2:28PM
The Vashon Island Rowing Club will send three graduating male rowers to row for Division I schools this fall.
- May 30, 2014 at 12:44PM
“Xanadu,” a musical continuing this weekend at the new high school theater, is a step back in time two decades to roller skates, leg warmers and headbands (does anyone hear Richard Simmons in the background?). With this final production of Vashon High School’s first season in the new theater, teacher and director Stephen Floyd has introduced a new crop of student performers we’ll all be watching for the next few years.
- May 30, 2014 at 1:37PM
Vashon Allied Arts will hold a unique art sale this weekend, offering works from the private collections of passionate art collectors who live both on and off the island.
- Jun 3, 2014 at 3:51PM
I am a professional construction neutral and dispute resolution consultant with more than 35 years of experience. I am watching with some concern the pool dispute play out like so many construction disputes I am brought in to resolve.
- Jun 3, 2014 at 3:12PM
A man who’s been called Vashon’s top methamphetamine dealer has been sentenced to 22 months in prison.
- Jun 3, 2014 at 3:21PM
In the past couple of years, Eric Frith’s work as a film editor has taken him to the tropical highlands of Rwanda, the snowy peaks of the Himalayas and the salmon-studded waters of Bristol Bay, Alaska.
- Jun 3, 2014 at 3:37PM
Zoe Cheroke, a longtime fixture in Vashon’s early childhood education scene, will close the doors of The Barbie School for good at the end of her school day on Thursday, June 12, when she retires after a 39-year career of teaching island preschoolers.
- Jun 3, 2014 at 3:52PM
I was given the March 19 issue of The Beachcomber and was exited to see our former home featured as for sale. My husband was ordained into the Lutheran ministry at Vashon Lutheran Church on July 27, 1947, and moved into that house.
- Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00AM
The Vashon Pool will open for the season next week as part of a short-term plan the park district approved last week.
- Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00AM
My father got sick at the pinnacle of his career, when he was doing some of his best work as a Seattle illustrator. After years of fashion illustration, he was landing the kinds of assignments an illustrator dreams of — book covers, posters, magazine stories. One of my prized possessions is a reprint of William Faulkner’s “The Reivers,” beautifully illustrated by my father.