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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.

Representatives are not honoring their oaths of office

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 11:21AM

I’m writing to strongly disagree with Sharon Nelson, who says that progress is blocked by a divided legislature. (“Progress blocked by a divided Legistature,” April 2.)

Repeal the Authorization for the Use of Military Force

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 11:18AM

As a Quaker, my fundamental belief in non-violence leads me to call for the repeal of the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Students voice tales of struggle and hope

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 12:48PM

As a storyteller, creative writer and teacher Merna Hecht knows firsthand the power of the written word. Among her many projects is a poetry program she established five years ago for the students at Foster High School in Tukwila, which is recognized as the most language diverse high school in the country. A poetry anthology created by students this year is called “The Colors of My Past: Immigrant and Refugee Voices of Struggle, Migration and Hope.” Next week, Hecht will showcase the project at the Vashon Bookshop, reading student poems and inviting audience members to experience several of the writing prompts she used for the project.

Long Lost band members will reunite at the Red Bike

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 12:49PM

Island drummer Todd Zimberg, guitarist Michael Gotz and bass player Keith Lowe will reunite under the name of Long Lost for an evening of jazz, rock and blues at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bike.

Baseball gets split results at recent games

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 12:29PM

The Pirates got a break from the rain as they took the long road trip to Chimacum to play the Cowboys on a sunny day last week and won the game, 19-5.

Rowers journey to Oregon with stiff competition for successful regatta

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 12:33PM

The Oregon Association of Rowers hosted its 20th Annual Covered Bridge Regatta, whose starting line is a few yards west of the stately, century-old Lowell covered bridge from which the regatta derives its name.

What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 12:58PM

Tune in for entertaining events on the island coming up.

A legacy of pet rescue: VIPP celebrates 30 years

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

When island veterinarian Dana Ness was new to Fair Isle Animal Clinic a decade ago, she treated a cat that she suspected had a fatal disease and received her first introduction to Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP) at the same time.

Actions during VHS construction pose a problem for the pool

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

With just weeks before summer arrives, park and school district officials are scrambling to solve a problem at the Vashon Pool caused by a mix-up during the construction of the new high school.

Duo delivers an evening of music, slapstick and dance vaudeville style

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 7:00PM

Vaudeville — in the form of the two dynamic performers who call themselves Duo Finelli — will come to the Blue Heron at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Schools foundation changing, but it’s still important to give | Editorial

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s hardly a surprise anymore when the Vashon Schools Foundation begins its campaign in the spring. Most of us have learned the drill: The state underfunds public schools, so it’s unfortunate but necessary that islanders make up the difference if we want quality schools on Vashon.

12 measles cases reported in Washington state

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00AM

In the last month, a dozen cases of measles have been reported to Washington public health officials, who are closely monitoring the spread of the illness.

Fatherly advice for first-time fathers

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00AM

Over the last 13 years, helping my wife Maria as she essentially raises our four kids while I commute to work in town, I’ve learned plenty about being a father. I’d like to share a few of hard-won pearls of wisdom with readers who might find themselves in the first-time father situation.

Soccer wins four, looks ahead

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00AM

Vashon Island High School boy’s soccer team enjoyed double victories last week. The varsity wins were against Chimicum and Eatonville, both teams that sit at the bottom of the conference table. The matches were a solid display of Pirate soccer.

Donations come in quickly for group to purchase historic house

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00AM

Vashon’s heritage association has quickly garnered $110,000 in pledges to purchase a historical home on Bank Road, more than half of what the group expects it needs for a down payment.

Islanders join in effort at Oso slide

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 12:28PM

Following one of the deadliest natural disasters in state history, several Vashon residents have joined in the large response effort at the Oso landslide.

Responders work to prepare for a landslide on Vashon

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00AM

In the wake of last month’s deadly landslide in Oso, Vashon’s emergency volunteers are preparing for a significant landslide on Vashon while also attempting to highlight the island’s own risk for slides.

Fast-pitch team ends busy week

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00AM

The Pirates fast-pitch softball team had a busy week last week, playing four games in six days. The Pirates finished the week with one win, two losses and one tie.

Vashon High School recognized as one of the top schools in the state

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 3:48PM

Vashon Island High School recently received a Washington Achievement Award (WAA) and was recognized as one of the top 5 percent of schools in the state for 2013.

Land trust secures two more properties along Judd Creek

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:35PM

The Vashon Maury Island Land Trust recently purchased two more properties along Judd Creek, a step forward in its effort to protect Vashon’s largest watershed and eventually build a hiking trail there.

Vashon Pool’s opening delayed until mid-June

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:02PM

The Vashon Pool, which traditionally opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend, will open June 15 this year.

Mukai House and Garden represents a blend of cultures

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:43PM

Vashon is home to one of the most unique landmarked sites in the nation. The Mukai House and Garden, built in 1930, is a synthesis of two cultural influences: the desire of Japanese immigrants to be American and their desire to retain their culture as well.

District needs financial support to stay ahead

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:36PM

As the wet, short days of winter morph into the wet but noticeably longer days of spring, and the Flickers rat-atat on my metal roof, I am frequently reminded of why we are so fortunate to live in the Northwest, and more specifically on Vashon Island. I also want to remind you that spring happens to be the time of year that the Vashon Schools Foundation reaches out to our community to ask for commitment in funding excellence at our schools.

Beachcomber website changes its digital subscription service

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Apr 24, 2014 at 9:29AM

This week The Beachcomber will change how it delivers its online content. Beginning Wednesday, April 23, The Beachcomber’s website will move from having an online pay-wall to a meter for digital subscriptions. Under the new system, readers can view up to five articles a month at no cost. After five articles, they will be asked to activate or purchase a digital subscription.

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