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Some run cars off of restaurants’ leftover grease

  • May 13, 2014 at 6:00PM

When Jim Farrell drives his pickup truck past the Red Bicycle, he says he has one thought: “All right, eat more French fries.”

Historians had help in creating the latest element of website

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

We thank you for the great Beachcomber article (“Vashon’s demographic history is revealed through new project,” May 7) about our newly created Census Project, which offers access to all census data concerning Vashon-Maury Island through

Night of improv inspires the unexpected

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

Get ready for the return of the unpredictable when “Improv Night” comes to the Blue Heron at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Loss of natural shoreline confirms concerns about Puget Sound health

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

Despite shoreline restoration efforts, Vashon has seen an overall loss of natural shoreline in the last decade, a recent study found, leading some to call for better education for homeowners, stricter permitting enforcement and even the banning of bulkheads.

Policy should evolve with our knowledge of the shore | Editorial

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

It has become a common saying that the Puget Sound is dying a death of a thousand cuts, with damage to this beloved body of water coming from every angle. One of the deepest cuts, it seems, is development along the shoreline

Subject would be out of luck without the Red Bike’s grease

  • May 20, 2014 at 12:12PM

Thanks to The Beachcomber for the nice biodiesel article (“Some run cars off of restaurants’ leftover grease,” May 14).

Donations are still needed to fund top priorities for schools

  • May 20, 2014 at 12:13PM

We would like to thank all the donors who supported public education on the island with a donation to the Vashon Schools Foundation during the recent GiveBig event.

Corporations are not people

  • May 20, 2014 at 12:09PM

We are now gathering signatures for I-1329, an initiative to allow Washington voters to decide whether our state will support a resolution to pass the 28th amendment to the US Constitution that would state that corporations are not people and that money is not equivalent to free speech.

Flying high at Point Robinson

  • May 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

Sunshine and steady winds made for perfect kite flying weather on Saturday, which was Kite Day at Point Robinson. “This year’s conditions were as ideal as I think they could be,” said Captain Joe Wubbold, president of the Keepers of Point Robinson, which puts on the annual event. And it showed, as around 500 people made their way to the point throughout the day to fly kites, relax on the beach, enjoy live music and tour the lighthouse

Those in power aren’t leading society in the right direction

  • May 20, 2014 at 12:10PM

I am convinced that there is no system of government, no economic system, no constitution, no set of laws that will produce a free and just society if those who acquire power over others do not themselves believe in freedom and justice at the core of their being.

School, park districts disagree on who should fund pool fix

  • May 21, 2014 at 6:00AM updated May 22, 2014 at 9:21AM

The Vashon Pool is slated to open next month, but the island’s school and park districts are disagreeing about who is financially responsible to remedy the drainage problem there, a situation that could lead to litigation and the pool not opening this season.

UW helps rethink local agriculture

  • May 21, 2014 at 6:00AM

A group of University of Washington students is putting the finishing touches on several proposals — from revamping the Farmers Market to forming an island farmers co-op — in an effort to strengthen Vashon agriculture.

Agencies should cooperate to move foward at the pool | Editorial

  • May 21, 2014 at 6:00AM updated May 22, 2014 at 12:34PM

Just as we thought the Vashon Park District was beginning to come out from under the fields debacle, the agency finds itself in another tough situation. The Vashon Pool, operated by the park district but located at the high school, is now in need of a fix that could cost tens of thousands of dollars. It’s not clear who is responsible for the problem, and now neither the school district nor the park district, which is hurting for money, wants to take the bulk of the responsibility for paying for it.

New county plan won’t prevent Metro bus cuts on Vashon

  • May 21, 2014 at 4:37PM

A new King County plan to allow cities to buy back Metro bus service will likely not prevent bus cuts on Vashon, according to Chad Lewis, a spokesman for the county executive’s office.

Crew sends record number to Nationals

  • May 21, 2014 at 4:46PM

Coach Richard Parr has been tuning the Vashon junior crew for a peak performance at the Northwest Regional Championships for the entire spring season, and last weekend the team did not disappoint. Junior crew sent a record 10 boats and 18 rowers on to the National Championships to be held at Lake Natoma in Sacramento next month.

Strong soccer season ends at playoffs

  • May 21, 2014 at 4:44PM

The most challenging games the VHS boys soccer team has faced were in the last week of the regular season. The varsity squad started with a subdued performance and ended with a great upset over the Nisqually League leaders.

New columbariums at cemetery double space for urns

  • May 22, 2014 at 12:40PM

Running out of space for cremated remains, the Vashon Cemetery recently installed two new columbariums.

Three happenings honor service men and women

  • May 22, 2014 at 12:47PM

This holiday weekend islanders will have ample opportunities to pay their respects to service men and women with the traditional Monday ceremony, a photography exhibit and a quilt show.

High school students roll out a disco musical

  • May 22, 2014 at 12:56PM

Another Greek myth rolls into the Vashon High School theater, this time in the form of the pop-rock roller-disco musical “Xanadu.” For the next two weekends, VHS students will don roller skates to give this Broadway hit some amusing wheels.

Navy dentistry is not a Carnival Cruise

  • May 22, 2014 at 12:49PM

A mass casualty drill held here on the island a few months ago reminded me of my own experience with emergency training.

Blooms & Things for sale as owners retire

  • May 22, 2014 at 12:38PM

The owners of Blooms & Things are retiring and selling their popular floral shop in Vashon town.

VHS awarded large grant for public art

  • May 22, 2014 at 1:01PM

Vashon High School recently received one of the largest state-funded grants for K-12 public art in the history of the Washington State Arts Commission, recieving a $125,000 award for original artwork to be installed at the newly constructed school.

Fast-pitch, in fourth, aims for playoffs

  • May 22, 2014 at 1:12PM

Last week the Pirates fast-pitch softball team played two games, one league and one non-league. The league game against Eatonville was a crucial game for the Pirates’ playoff hopes. Vashon rose to the occasion, beating the Cruisers 12-3.

Seattle comedian to headline Comedy Night at the Bike

  • May 22, 2014 at 1:09PM

Comedy Night will return to the Red Bike at 8 p.m. Friday, when another night of laughs will be hosted by local funny man Steffon Moody. Seven comedians will join Moody on stage for the event, dubbed the Memorial Day Comedy Discount Show.

Track athletes qualify for District meet

  • May 22, 2014 at 4:48PM

With regular season complete, each Pirate track athlete entered the two-day League Championship at Eatonville High School with a spot at the Tri-District meet on the line.

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