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Crew teams join in weekend scrimmage

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 1:17PM

For the second year in a row, Vashon crews were invited to participate in the Husky Open at the Montlake Cut between Lake Washington and Lake Union.

Lacrosse wins three at home

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 1:21PM

The Vashon Valkyries lacrosse team recently completed three games at home, winning them all handily, with scores of 14-9, 19-0 and 12-6. The team has yet to be defeated after seven games.

Vashon can’t incorporate, but the county serves us fine

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 1:00PM

Regarding Charles Hooper’s letter in The Beachcomber (“Islanders should consider forming a city,” April 2), I am not sure if the letter is a good example of a Yogi Berra-ism regarding deja vu, or if it is a subtle April Fool’s Day prank. Or both

Quartermaster Marina gets a new boat pumpout

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Apr 27, 2014 at 11:15AM

The Quartermaster Marina recently installed a new pumpout, something the marina owner and officials hope will encourage boaters to pump their vessels rather than dump in the harbor.

Softball team splits week’s games

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

This past week the fastpitch softball team played two road games in Bellevue. The Pirates won their first game, 16-4, against Bellevue Christian, but fell to Cedar Park Christian, 4-1.

Man behind suspected drug house convicted on two drug charges

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

A man who’s been called Vashon’s top methamphetamine dealer has been convicted on two drug charges

Affordable housing proves increasingly hard to find

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 1:24PM

Laura Daughenbaugh and her teenage daughter have been living in their rental home on Vashon for more than five years, but their house is now for sale, and they need to move this month. Now, Daughenbaugh — a single mother with her own business — has joined the ranks of islanders in the search for affordable housing, which many on Vashon say is becoming increasingly elusive.

Dare to dance at the Red Bike

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Seattle band Cordaviva will bring its Afro-beat to the Bike with a concert at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Rocks star in a VAA science lecture

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 1:23PM

Vashon Allied Arts will launch a new science series that will begin Sunday with a lecture by a local geologist.

Pot facility doesn’t belong

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

As a 70-year-long proud property owner who appreciates the lifestyle and ethics of Vashon, I heartily agree with the fellow islander advertisement in last week’s Beachcomber.

Ad seemed hypocritical

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

We ask those who sponsored The Beachcomber ad if you would also try to prevent a group from buying the K2 property for use by Vashon wineries and breweries. Our plan would include signs promoting Vashon-made products, tasting rooms and retail sales. Unless those behind the ad are also opposed to alcohol being sold “in plain view” here on Vashon, we find their ad hypocritical.

Chanteuse comes to the Blue Heron

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Let French café music transport you back to Paris when Rouge, Seattle’s premiere nostalgic French music ensemble, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.

Objections in ad don’t add up

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Last week’s Beachcomber contained an open letter expressing objections to the proposed use of the former K2 facility to grow and produce marijuana products. I understand that some of the discussions about this topic have not been particularly polite, and I appreciate the civil tone of the letter. However, there is something I don’t understand.

USPS owes us an explanation

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

March 1 to 3 Vashon mail was lost. For five weeks, I made repeated inquires to the local post office staff and the behemoth bureaucracy of the USPS, which were either unable or unwilling to provide an update on their search or promise anything. It’s still missing

Pot company is out, ends contract to purchase K2

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:26PM

The marijuana company hoping to purchase the K2 building has terminated its contract to do so, said Dan Anglin, a spokesman for the company, and it will look outside King County to set up its factory for edible marijuana products.

Baseball team drops two games in Bellevue

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 7:00AM

The Pirates lost 5-4 in eight innings last week, despite out hitting Bellevue 9 to 8.

Writer remembers father in new poetry book

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:24PM

Islander Cal Kinnear likes to ponder life’s big questions. For this natural-born philosopher dressed in the guise of a writer, former English professor and bookstore owner, the answers to his musings often appear in the form of poetry. His latest and fourth book, “The House of My Father,” explores what he calls the magical border between memory and imagination in a series of prose poetry about his late father. Kinnear will read excerpts and talk about his book next week at the Vashon Bookshop.

Autism Speaks should stop speaking, start listening

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 1:18PM

Feeling a little blue lately? I am. April showers aside, this month is also Autism Awareness Month, which means everything is blue

Despite the debate, Bakkhos calls leaving a business choice

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 1:17PM

We’ve all heard of the time that the state proposed a bridge to Vashon and, as the story goes, islanders rallied against it, leaving officials running off with their tails between their legs. And most of us remember the proposed mining operation on Maury that islanders fought for years.

VALISE holds open submission for all artists

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 9:03AM

For its annual All-Island (and Beyond) Invitational Art Show, VALISE Gallery invites every island artist working in any media to submit one original piece to be displayed in the show. The exhibit opens Friday, May 2, and runs through the month.

Bergamot Studio closes shop in Burton

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

After 17 months of curating fine art collections and home furnishings, Bergamot Studio owner Kassana Holden is moving on to a new project, closing her gallery and showroom in the historic Burton Masonic Lodge.

Schools foundation fundraises to fill budget gap and more

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 11:24AM

The Vashon Schools Foundation is again launching an ambitious fundraising campaign, hoping to raise $500,000 in pledges both to fill the school district’s budget shortfall and fund other badly needed items such as textbooks and the expansion of alternative programs.

Fix the economy first

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 11:19AM

Everyone on Vashon has heard about the K2 problems. It’s the NIMBY big government culture. They tag teamed against business startups for 40 years. Not just at K2, but everywhere, and then when the zoning changed at K2, the bureaucrats got involved.

Vote yes for buses and roads

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 11:17AM

Islanders should vote yes on Proposition 1. Prop. 1 on the ballot would preserve existing bus service on the island and raise funds for needed road maintenance on county roads. If the measure fails, routes 118 and 119 along with more than 100 routes will have their service reduced, while 74 routes will be eliminated entirely, gutting our regional mass-transit system.

Postmaster offers apology

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 11:16AM

I would like to take this opportunity to respond to a letter to the editor regarding the U.S. Postal Service and published on April 9 about an unfortunate incident in March involving missing mail on Vashon Island.

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