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Pioneering expert comes to Vashon to talk about kids and computers

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 6:00AM

Responding to the growing concerns of many island parents, Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) has booked Dr. Hilarie Cash, PhD., LMHC, one of the nation’s foremost experts on Internet, technology and video game addiction, to speak as part of its fall parenting class series.

A kid rocker performs for benefit

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 6:00AM

Cedarsong Nature School, Vashon’s acclaimed outdoor education program helmed by Erin Kenny, will offer “Beatles and Bugs,” a fundraising event, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Vashon’s junior and master crews show strength at Canadian regattas

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 6:00AM

The Angel of the Gorge holds a microphone in one hand and the fate of more than a million dollars worth of rowing equipment in his voice.

American Hero Quilts to host fundraiser

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 6:00AM updated Nov 8, 2013 at 9:14AM

American Hero Quilts, which has provided more than 14,000 quilts to wounded service men and women for a decasde, will host a fundraiser next week.

VES Fields project meets major milestone

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 6:00AM updated at 12:42PM

Scores of soccer players took to the pitch at the VES Fields Sunday afternoon, too young to know that the fields complex had cleared a hurdle just days before, when the agency providing funds for the project gave its final approval.

Ferry schedule changes discussed at open house

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

Dozens of islanders dropped by Ober Park on Saturday, when officials from Washington State Ferries (WSF) came armed with several boards full of statistics on the north-end ferry schedule and answered questions about why and how the agency plans to rewrite the schedule.

State hoists hazardous boat to the surface

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

In last Thursday morning’s fog, a massive crane lifted a sunken 60-foot steel boat hull off the floor of Quartermaster Harbor in Dockton, removing what could have been a hazard to the large number of boaters that use the area.

Two pastors leave Vashon congregations

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

Two island churches are in the midst of transition after the departures of their pastors in recent months.

The best stories at home have yet to happen

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 10:55AM

Because they’re frequently mentioned in this monthly column, our youngest kids recently argued with each other about which of them is more famous

Personal responsibility protects citizens from harm

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 11:04AM

A recent letter was titled “Misuse of guns is responsible for deaths” (Oct. 23).

Medical care is a right, not a privilege

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 11:07AM

In the letter “Franciscans aren’t ideal, but may have saved the center” (Oct. 30), Dr. Lyons rightly points out that it is unnecessary to be overly critical of Franciscan Health

New board can change the budget

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 11:06AM

Apparently the current Vashon Park District commissioners believe they can adopt an annual budget and it cannot be changed without a unanimous vote.

November blows into Vashon with fury

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 2:17PM

A powerful windstorm blew into the region Saturday, downing trees throughout the island and knocking out power to 1,000 customers on Vashon and Maury.

Entertainment to banish the November blahs

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 11:17AM

Save Saturday night for saucy fun, when the Open Space for Arts & Community presents its latest edition of its Burlesco Notturno series.

It’s wise to carry an emergency contact

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 11:09AM

About two weeks ago, an incident happened at Vashon Community Care that was an eye-opening experience.

Noted author will explore roles of youth and elders in coming talk

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 1:00PM

Mythologist and author Michael Meade will put on The Genius of Youth, The Wisdom of Elders in a gathering at Vashon’s United Methodist Church on Friday evening.

Fighting hunger with art and bowls

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 5:00PM

The Vashon Social Services Network (VSSN), with support from island artists, community members and an off-island visitor or two, will host an Empty Bowls fundraiser on Friday to support the Community Meals Program

Report takes issue with park district's handling of fields

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 1:33PM

Three Vashon Park District commissioners elected this week will inherit an agency in debt from a $2 million sports fields project that has been plagued by mismanagement and extreme cost overruns, the details of which were recently outlined by the district’s fields Oversight Committee chair.

High school building nears completion

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 8:00AM

Just weeks before the contractors of the new Vashon High School are scheduled to turn over the building to the school district, the project is on time and on budget, according to school superintendent Michael Soltman.

Rowers compete in prestigious UW head race

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 9:00AM

Race organizers don’t like to cancel regattas, so for Saturday’s Green Lake Frostbite event to be called off on Friday night meant a big blow was on the way — and indeed it was.

Report sheds some light, could help guide park district | Editorial

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 10:00AM

At The Beachcomber, we’re often asked what went wrong at the Vashon Park District’s fields project. When the district announced the ambitious fields renovation in 2010, it estimated the project would cost $1.1 million, with just $125,000 coming from tax dollars

Soccer draws season to a close with winning record

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 11:00AM

The Vashon High School girls soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a 9-4-3 record after splitting the final two games last week.

State joins effort to stop Mukai sale

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 12:00PM

The state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) has joined the Friends of Mukai’s effort to stop the sale of the Mukai house and garden, filing a motion in court last week supporting a halt of the pending transaction.

Doug Ostrom and Scott Harvey elected to park board, Jenny Bell wins water district race

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Nov 8, 2013 at 10:05AM

Doug Ostrom and Scott Harvey appear to have been elected to the Vashon Park District board of commissioners, while incumbent Lu-Ann Branch is also holding a slight lead.

Pulling pranks was the best part of being a dentist

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 10:52AM

While slowly driving through a construction site not too long ago, I noticed three trucks from three different companies each with signage ending with the words “and Sons.”

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