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Co-op preschool finds new home at former court room

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 5:00AM

The Vashon-Maury Island Coop-erative Preschool recently relocated from its home at the PlaySpace to the former King County court room at Courthouse Square.

Some pressure water district to restore their flow

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

He said the water district, which has received a handful of complaints so far, is also asking customers who are affected to call the district office so they can better understand the scope of the problem.

School district works to increase student safety

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 1:58PM

With school shootings frequently in the news, public school officials on Vashon say they are constantly working to increase safety in the schools and will take steps this summer to further boost their emergency preparations.

Consider the impact of chemicals that kill bees

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Yesterday I brought home an empty beehive. It consisted of two hive boxes for the bees and a “super” for them to fill with honey so I could have some. This hive was empty. About a month ago, it was full of bees and looked to be a promising honey producer. It was in full sun as well, and the weather has been good.

We were lucky to have Magnuson on the island

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

A shocking and sad day on the island! Dr. Chad Magnuson has folded up practice, but let us look at it another way.

Schools, community play a role in preventing gun violence | Editorial

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Whether or not school shootings have increased in recent years, as there has been public debate over, every shooting that happens reminds us how vulnerable our places of education are. Recent shootings in the Portland area and in Seattle have felt especially close to home.

Local painter sets up his own island gallery with a twist

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

A professional artist for 18 years, islander Tristan Ruegamer recently opened his own gallery, a spot that will offer visitors more than just art.

Island Chorale celebrates 25 years with a free concert

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:12PM

The Vashon Island Chorale will celebrate a quarter century of singing in a free concert on Sunday.

Magic takes to the stage with Vashon Dance Academy's 'Aladdin'

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:37PM

Magic will take the stage this weekend when the Vashon Dance Academy dances to life the perennial favorite tale “Aladdin.”

Master rowers see success at weekend regional competition

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 2:43PM

After months of steady early morning workouts along a 2,000-meter course on Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon Island Rowing Club’s (VIRC) masters women and men finally got to put their conditioning to work with great results last weekend at the 2014 Northwest Masters Regional Championship in Vancouver, Washington.

Around town | Arts briefs

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 2:35PM

The American Night is a highly acclaimed tribute act for the 1960s rock band The Doors. The American Night tours throughout the Pacific Northwest and will bring its authentic instruments, costumes and psychedelic lighting used to recreate the experience of a live Doors concert to the Red Bike on Friday at 8:30 p.m.

District is working to address water pressure issues

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 4:00PM

In March, Water District 19 finished installing a set of pressure-reducing valves in its distribution system, with the aim of lowering pressure that was in some areas above Department of Health (DOH) guidelines. High pressure increases the chance of distribution leakage, and it also puts appliances, like hot water heaters, at risk

Forgetting cancer at camp

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 11:24AM

After a funding crisis put Camp Goodtimes’ future at risk, last week a troupe of young cancer patients, survivors and their siblings again arrived in Burton for a week of fun, support and “a chance to be kids,” according to Rodney Gibson, a counselor at the camp. Another staff member called the camp “the only thing that doesn’t suck about cancer.”

Paper misused apostrophe

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 11:54AM

On page 18 of the June 18 Beachcomber, we were informed that Meaghan Connor received a Bachelor of Art’s. I have to know: How many bachelors does Art have? Does Art routinely award his bachelors to people, or is it stiff competition to receive one?

Consider fire risk this holiday

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 11:51AM

Vashon enjoyed its third year of injury-free fireworks usage last year; however, there was a fire on July 4. Initially it was thought that a sky lantern had ignited the house, but an investigation revealed that the cause was a spark from yard work activities.

Waterfront cabin burns in nightime fire

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 11:44AM

A fire last week did significant damage to a small house on Quartermaster Harbor.

All types of speedboats have skimmed around the island

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 12:05PM

As Vashon prepares for another early-morning Fourth of July hydroplane race around the island, it is worth remembering that the hydroplanes are not the only light and fast boats that have skimmed around Vashon. In the 1960s the Boeing Company used the waters off Vashon Island to test the cutting-edge hydrofoils they were developing for both military and civilian use.

Fishing trip provides good chance for rowing

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 3:27PM

The other day I was at my favorite watering hole when the conversation turned to fishing. It got me to thinking that I should impart some of my hard-won fishing wisdom to The Beachcomber faithful, specifically how not to do it.

Park district looks ahead, hopes to pass two-year financial plan

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Park District commissioners will vote next week on a financial plan that provides a path the district could take to build a reserve and end its reliance on borrowing money each year

The PlaySpace needs our support

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

It broke my heart to hear of the PlaySpace having to cut its programs due to loss of funding. I’m hoping there are angel donors out there that will support this vital program to families with small children

VIFR looks to bolster its medical response

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s fire district is considering merging its paramedic services with south King County’s, a move some say could provide the island with better emergency response capabilities.

VIFR sees the complexities of island medical response | Editorial

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Islanders should pay close attention to possible changes coming at Vashon’s fire district, as they could affect who shows up at your door in an emergency.

Artist paints images of coffee with coffee

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 7:00AM updated Jul 3, 2014 at 9:05AM

For island artist Wendra-Lynne, coffee is much more than a caffeinated drink. It is a sensory experience with an intoxicating aroma and comforting warmth. It is the heart of an industry that connects different communities and ties global cultures together. It is also a medium she sometimes uses for painting. Works of art from her series “Paintings Done in Coffee about Coffee” will be on display for a week at Café Luna.

Council passes town plan amendment to allow marijuana business in town

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 7:00AM

Months after a controversial Vashon Town Plan amendment to allow marijuana business in town was first proposed, the King County Council passed the amendment last week.

Comedians promise to tickle funny bones at the Red Bike

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Let a group of island comics and a Seattle headliner tickle your funny bone during Comedy Night, beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bike.

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