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Residents are happy here

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 10:50AM

We are presently living in the Vashon Community Care facilty (VCC). This is situated on Vashon Island, and it is the only one of its kind for older people and their lifestyle.

The public should speak up and be heard by the new park board

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 10:48AM

This letter is in regards to the recent Vashon Park District commissioner election. I would like to congratulate the winners of the election and wish them all the best

Drowsy driving can have tragic consequences

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 10:55AM

Seven years ago, I sped across the I-90 Bridge to Harborview Medical Center. As I did, I begged for God to take my life, “Take Me instead. Not Her!”

Kids get their hands on real-world science

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 12:59PM

“I got another one!” “Look at this!” “It’s a mayfly — see the tails!” “I don’t understand why kids don’t like science. … This is the best lab ever.”

Election puts two new faces on park board | Updated

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Nov 14, 2013 at 3:06PM

Two newcomers have been elected to the Vashon Park District board of commissioners, while incumbent Lu-Ann Branch is holding on to a slight lead in last week’s closely watched park district elections.

Metro threatens big cuts to bus service

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 2:16PM

Drastic cuts to Metro bus service, should the fail to secure new funding, would include significant reductions to Vashon’s two bus routes, according to a proposal put forward by the county last week.

Islanders get help with health reform

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:02PM

As the country grapples with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, some islanders are seeking professional and volunteer help to sign up for health insurance.

An artist inspired by silk

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:17PM

Local artist Suzanna Leigh will open an exhibition of more than 50 of her paintings on silk at 7 p.m. Friday, at Vashon Community Care

Sun Island Farm goes ‘off the grid’ with new solar energy system

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:08PM

When Celina and Joe Yarkin built their Maury Island home, Joe made sure the house was positioned in an ideal spot to one day hold solar panels.

Feel the heat of fiery flamenco

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:15PM

The flamboyant art of flamenco will be on display this weekend, when Vashon Allied Arts brings guitarist Ben Woods and dancer Stephanie Pedraza to town to perform.

VHS students will join ski school as mentors this year

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:28PM

Now entering its 66th year, the Vashon Ski School, in partnership with Vashon High School, is gearing up for the ski season with a new mentorship program.

Recital includes a premiere

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:20PM

Vashon Pianist Paul Swenson will perform a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Holy Spirit. The performance will be a benefit for the church.

Youth chorus with strings performs Vivaldi

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:21PM

Vashon Island Youth Chorus and I Solisti di Vashon Youth String Ensemble will perform Vivaldi’s “Gloria for Young Voices and Instruments,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon Methodist Church.

Come out for a free show

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:19PM

The Ian McFeron Band will play a free show at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bicycle Bistro

County to move services to town

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:10PM

Construction has begun at the little-used Firefighters’ Association Building on Bank Road to transform it into a Vashon hub of King County services.

Step up to protect the health of Puget Sound

  • Nov 19, 2013 at 11:38AM

Earlier this month, the Puget Sound Partnership released its State of the Sound Report, which is the annual evaluation on the health of the sound and effectiveness of recovery efforts.

Catholic-controlled health care continues to raise concerns on Vashon

  • Nov 19, 2013 at 1:00PM

Ever since Highline announced it was selling itself and all its subsidiaries to the Franciscan Health System, there has been a lot of angst rumbling around the island.

Local poets value brevity, fun at island haiku club

  • Nov 19, 2013 at 2:00PM

Anyone who inches down the last 100 feet of Vashon Highway toward the north-end ferry is bound to notice four little Burma Shave-style signs just before reaching the dock. Many islanders who commute regularly look to those signs as an inspiring last whisper from the island before sailing off to less poetic destinations.

Island teen works to create suicide intervention and youth support group

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 6:00AM

Following a number of youth suicides and deaths on Vashon, island teen Garnet Burk has partnered with Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) to create the Suicide Hope Initiative (SHIne), a group whose focus is to heal, educate and support the youth of Vashon.

A bittersweet goodbye to the paper’s arts editor | Editorial

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

Of the many small community newspapers in western Washington, The Beachcomber is one of a handful that feature a robust weekly arts and entertainments section as part of the paper — a testament to the truly artistic place we live.

History of childhood trauma high on Vashon

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 10:53AM

A high number of parents on Vashon report they experienced multiple traumas as children, according to a statewide study, and are at an increased risk of chronic disease, mental illness and a host of societal problems — as well as the increased possibility that their own children will experience trauma.

Changes raise cost of new high school

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

The construction of the new Vashon High School and upgrades to other island schools are projected to cost the school district about $2 million more than originally estimated.

Local writer hired as Beachcomber's new arts editor

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 3:58PM

An islander with an extensive background in writing has been hired as The Beachcomber’s new arts editor.

Election: Branch and Bell win close races

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 3:56PM

Lu-Ann Branch has been reelected to the Vashon Park District board in the close race for position 2 on the commission

Musicians bring the sounds of India to Vashon

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 4:20PM

You don’t need to travel to India to hear the traditional melodies and beguiling rhythms of East Indian music.

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