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Public process for ferries worked in our favor | Editorial

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

The ferry proposal we learned of last week is drastically different than the one first proposed by the state last year. Rather than overhauling the north-end schedule, the new proposal seems to reflect the community’s desire for even better service on the triangle route, which has frequent delays. We hope state lawmakers will now follow suit and approve the funds that will make this plan work.

Park district charts course for the future

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

At the Vashon Park District, we are past the election and have our new commissioners on board, as of Jan. 1. Some things are the same: We still have wonderful parks, and we have islanders participating in all kinds of active sports, including hiking, soccer, horseback riding, softball and skateboarding. And some things are different: We have a refined and redesigned accounting system, a general manager with a professional background in finance; we are playing on some bright new ball fields; we have survey results that tell us what you think, and we have two new commissioners, Scott Harvey and Doug Ostrom. Thanks for re-electing me, as well

Vashon wrestlers take 7th at State, Wickman earns championship

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 2:04PM

For the first time since 2009, the Vashon wrestling team cracked the top 10 in team points, finishing seventh overall at the state competition last weekend at the Tacoma Dome. What makes this performance all the more significant is that all the points were earned by just four wrestlers.

Premiere trumpet soloist will play at the Blue Heron this weekend

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 2:33PM

Vashon Allied Arts will bring the classical sound of the trumpet with piano accompaniment to the Blue Heron at 4 p.m. Sunday with a concert by Raymond Deleon.

Author of birds book to read at bookshop

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 2:28PM

Those who have an interest in avian life on Vashon have probably heard of the islander with a reputation as a regional bird expert who happens to share his last name with a bird: Ed Swan. Swan will talk about the new edition of his book on local birds, “The Birds of Vashon Island” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Vashon Bookshop.

The stars will shine on Vashon

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 2:10PM

Grab your boa and a gown from Granny’s or a top hat and tails and head out to the Vashon Theatre to walk the red carpet. It’s time once again for the Vashon Oscar Night party sponsored by the Vashon Film Society. The festivities will begin 4 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon Theatre.

VHS musicians will open for Seattle indie-pop band

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Feb 28, 2014 at 10:40PM

Vashon High School students Maya Krah and Maria Gilmour of Two Dime Icebox, plus Kate Atwell & Mallory Breen, will open the show for the Seattle acoustic indie-pop Lucy Horton Band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron

Islander offers art classes for disabled students

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 9:42AM

Over, under and through — that’s how islander Deborah Anderson instructs parents of children with disabilities to help their children discover and connect with their inner strength, the part, she said, that is not challenged

Arts & Humanities will present lecture on Isamu Noguchi

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 9:47AM

If you’ve ever paid a visit to Seattle’s Volunteer Park, then you’ve probably caught a glimpse of the Space Needle through the hole in Isamu Noguchi’s doughnut-shaped onyx sculpture, “Black Sun.”

Award-winning author will give a talk on stories

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 9:48AM

Join Dr. Charles Johnson, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Washington and a National Book Award winner, for an evening of conversation, called The Power of Story, at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at The Blue Heron.

On a finite island, we must act accordingly

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 12:40PM

The blunted rays of flannel-gray February daylight melt into the mirror-still harbor, unbroken sky-gray and harbor-gray split by a jagged band of misty black firs and skeleton maples on the far shore.

Pirates’ winning season ends

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 1:00PM

The Pirate basketball season came to an end on Saturday with a 60-70 loss to Okanogan High School at the regional championships. Okanogan came into the game boasting a 23-0 record while Vashon came in with an impressive 20-5 record.

Free seminar on aging will provide information on range of issues

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Mar 5, 2014 at 11:40AM

A free seminar for islanders concerned about aging will take place this weekend and cover a variety of issues, ranging from retrofitting a home to making end-of-life decisions.

Scrimmage launches spring rowing

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Mar 5, 2014 at 4:52PM

The Jensen Point boathouse buzzed with activity early Saturday as coach Richard Parr mixed masters and junior rowers into the same shells to make this year’s masters and juniors scrimmage a competitive one

Assessment of wastewater disposal plan is needed

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon community has not had enough time to assess wastewater disposal and potential pollution of our ground- water by Bakkhos Holding.

Seattle band and Vashon orchestra team up

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:39AM

Three rocking mostly string bands will get people dancing Sunday when two island groups, RISK and RISK Jr., open for the Seattle fiddle-driven trio, The Onlies. This is a benefit performance for the RISK scholarship fund, which supports music lessons and instrument rentals for low-income children.

12th Man should focus on real heroes

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

I have been amazed and somewhat disillusioned at the apparent worship of the Seattle Seahawks since their Super Bowl victory. It does cause me to wonder if those who create idols of NFL players read the news related to the NFL’s weak-kneed approach to the epidemic of brain injuries caused by concussions and lifetime disabilities caused by broken and torn bodies

State tax system needs an overhaul

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

After Vashon voters have congratulated themselves for approving the latest school levy, it might be worthwhile to reflect that Washington state’s taxation system is the most regressive in the nation.

Study confirms concerns about poor health of harbor, sheds light on causes

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

During a break between rain showers Monday, a crew of young people from the Washington Conservation Corps tended to a wide patch of Oregon grape, snowberry and hawthorne recently planted at Raab’s Lagoon.

King county voters to decide on transportation funding

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Proposed cuts to Metro bus service may be averted because of a fare increase approved by the county council and a funding measure that King County voters will decide on in April.

County missed the mark on pot regulation

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

King County seems to want to bend over backwards to push through a change in their zoning rules that will allow an energy-intensive, huge indoor grow at K2.

Attitudes should evolve

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

What an interesting turn of events. In October 2013, The Beachcomber waxed hopeful about marijuana grow businesses on Vashon. “We hope islanders don’t dissuade those...who might go into business.” Open minds would allow tasteful and respectful businesses to start up, create new jobs, and invest in local economy, they said

County pot regs look bad for small business | Editorial

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

When The Beachcomber first began to report on potential legal marijuana businesses on Vashon, we spoke with Shango Los, an islander attempting to gain traction with his new group, the Vashon Island Marijuana Entrepreneurs Alliance

Vashon applications lined up as state begins to issue pot licenses

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 4:53PM

As the state Liquor Control Board (LCB) begins to issue marijuana business licenses this week, several people are in line to start small marijuana growing and processing operations on Vashon

Drama Dock’s latest show pokes fun at political corruption

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Mar 6, 2014 at 5:50PM

The delightful screwball comedy about romance and political satire, “Born Yesterday,” will hit the Drama Dock boards for two weekends of performances beginning Friday at the new Vashon High School theater.

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