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A life remembered: Memories of a father who painted

  • 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.

Take time to learn Vashon’s Native history, good and bad | Editorial

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s not often that an exhibit at the heritage museum is featured on the front page of The Beachcomber. The museum has undoubtedly put on some robust shows, but we believe its next offering, which will be on display for nine months, is especially noteworthy.

New exhibit delves into Vashon’s Native American past

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 11:29AM

When volunteers with Vashon’s historical museum set out to create a new exhibit on Vashon’s Native American history, they quickly realized they had a challenge ahead of them. While much is known about the Native Americans of the Puget Sound region, much is also unknown, as thousands of Native people were killed and countless artifacts destroyed in the years following Europeans’ arrival in the area.

Art will be aplenty on the First Friday gallery cruise

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 4:04PM

Café Luna will hold a reception for Vashon painter Frederick Woodruff and his latest collection of work, “A Vashon Retrospective.” Woodruff began painting the acrylic and collage abstracts when he moved to Vashon in 2002. Ten percent of the show proceeds will go to the Vashon Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness.

Next science talk will explore the lives of wolves

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 4:18PM

The Vashon Allied Arts’ Science Series continues with a talk called “Wolves: Predator vs. Prey” at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Blue Heron

Mother and son dialogue about art, collaborate for show

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 4:06PM

When island artist Pascale Judet invited her son Gabriel Judet-Weinshel to share a show at VALISE Gallery this month, his response surprised her. Instead of two separate exhibits, the New York City filmmaker and musician suggested he and his mother talk about their deep-seated link as artists. Their joint show, “A Lifelong Dialogue,” opens Friday at VALISE.

San Francisco band will play at the Bike

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 4:19PM

The San Francisco band Blind Willies plays an eclectic blend of folk, blues, Americana, and rock, plus original songs, and will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bike.

Popular Seattle rock orchestra will bring its beats to Vashon

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 4:24PM

Imagine a 35-piece orchestra with strings, brass, percussion and a choir performing not classical music but a rock ‘n’ roll repertoire with renditions of hits by rock luminaries such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder and The Smashing Pumpkins among others.

Web retail shop expands with storefront in Burton

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

An island couple has moved their successful online retail business into the Burton Masonic Lodge, where they will open a small shop on Friday.

Lacrosse loses at state semi-finals

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 2:15PM

The Vashon boys lacrosse team completed its season last Wednesday after being defeated 12-4 in the semi-finals of state championship playoffs. They lost to the 2014 Division II champions, Seattle Academy.

Track athletes place well at state

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 2:17PM

Five athletes represented Vashon Island at the WIAA 1A track and field state championships last weekend on the campus of Eastern Washington University.

Recycling can now be mixed at transfer station

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 1:22PM

Islanders who take their recycling to the King County Transfer Station can now combine most of their recyclable materials, and some new materials are also being accepted, according to an announcement from King County. Cardboard will continue to be collected separately.

Ferry ticket policy changes after ticket fraud in the San Juans

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 1:19PM

After issues with fraudulent ferry ticket use in the San Juan Islands, ferry riders throughout the system will now be required to provide their original multi-ride tickets or photocopies of tickets, as ticket numbers only will no longer be accepted at the dock.

Puget Sound: Protect the water around us

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 1:28PM

Puget Sound needs saving, and it’s now more apparent than ever that what shoreline homeowners do on their own stretch of beach can play an important role in the sound’s health.

Vashon School District expands its summer school offerings

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Vashon School District is set to offer summer school classes at Chautauqua, McMurray and Vashon High schools this year, and will include previously offered standard programming as well as two new programs.

County’s pet license proposal raises veterinarians’ concerns

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 4:00PM

Vashon Island veterinarians are opposing a King County proposal that would require vets around the county to turn over client contact information when dogs and cats are vaccinated against rabies.

Arts briefs

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Events will host a special musical evening called Father’s Day Showcase to honor dads and their children at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Bike

Illness sets a family on the road together

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island musician Cami Lundeen and her husband Erik are preparing for a journey of a lifetime. They’ve sold all their worldly goods, bought a small pop-up trailer and this weekend will hit the highway with their four young children to launch Cami’s nationwide tour.

Three authors share stories of courage and revelation

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Three Vashon writers gathered last week to talk about their different writing styles and experiences as contributors to the literary anthology “Shared Histories, Stories of Courage, Risk, and Revelation.” The authors — Catherine Johnson, John Runyan and Elizabeth Van Deventer — will read from the collection at 6 p.m. Friday at the Vashon Bookshop.

School district needs to step up

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s not often I agree with the park board on their decisions. But this time, the park board is right. The school district is wrong. Period.

Many Many firsts take place at this year’s ultramarathon

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Last weekend resulted in many firsts at the fifth running of the Vashon Ultramarathon & Trail Run.

Picnic in the park lunch program set to kick off this month

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jun 18, 2014 at 3:29PM

Vashon kids are invited to participate in a new picnic in the park program that will include free lunch and activities three days a week this summer.

PlaySpace will lose $100,000 under new plan for grant

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Changes in how a community group spends its state-funded grant will result in about $100,000 in cuts to programs at Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS), according to the social service agency.

Burton Community Church: Stop by on Sunday mornings

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Beachcomber, perhaps rather foolishly, recently encouraged letters to the editor if they were kept below 300 words. At a youthful 89, I will observe that limit, although I have lots to say before moving on.

Food bank looks to nourish in more ways than one | Editorial

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

This week some may be surprised to read in a story about the food bank’s new summer lunch program (page 12) that nearly a quarter of the students on Vashon qualify for free or reduced meals at island schools. In a fairly affluent community, the food bank hasn’t forgotten that many families on Vashon struggle and that they’ll continue to struggle after school lets out this month.

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