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Vashon responders help battle state’s record wildfires

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

As the state sees record wildfires, some Vashon firefighters have aided in the effort to control the blazes in Central and Eastern Washington.

A homegrown tamale business takes off

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

Islander Patty Freebourn’s dream of sharing Hispanic culture and traditional food with Vashon reached a major milestone this week, as both IGA and Thriftway began selling Patty’s Tamales.

Eyes are on local beaches as scientists study sea star die-off

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

When Rayna Holtz and Yvonne Kuperberg began monitoring a strip of west-side beach a few years ago, searching for dead sea birds as part of a citizen science project through the University of Washington, they soon realized they likely wouldn’t find any dead birds. So the two women, also Vashon Beach Naturalists, began recording other sea creatures they saw on their monthly walks, thinking it would be interesting to watch how their populations changed over time.

Park district votes twice to comply with open meetings law

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 12:01PM

In its last meeting, the Vashon Park District voted on a severance agreement for a former employee who had worked for the district for several years. It was the second time the commissioners voted on the agreement because they first voted in a closed executive session, which is prohibited by state law.

Vashon Intuitive Arts expands into former tech shop

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 12:05PM

Vashon Intuitive Arts (VIA) has recently expanded into the space vacated by Vashon Tech Support.

Top names for new water taxis announced

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

The King County Ferry District announced last week the finalists in a contest to name two new water taxis. People can vote for their favorite names through Aug. 15.

Point Robinson to get overdue maintenance thanks to grant

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 9:51AM

The aging lighthouse roof at Point Robinson will be replaced this summer and the keeper’s quarters painted, thanks in part to a grant from King County’s 4Culture.

Some should rethink their approach to pesticide sales | Letter to the Editor

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

For many years now I have been following the plight of the honeybee. It has been distressing to read about the collapse of bee colonies all over America and now our little island. However, I was the most distressed to hear that a group of islanders have taken it upon themselves to threaten and intimidate island business owners and their employees if they don’t stop selling the suspected bee-killing products.

Renowned singer-songwriter comes to Vashon

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

Vashon Events Special Performance series is bringing renowned guest musician Bill Carter with Scott MacDonald and Peter Pendras to the Red Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Center sees the joys, challenges of aging on Vashon | Opinion

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Vashon-Maury Senior Center turns 30 this year, and we have a lot to celebrate. Prior to our current location on Bank Road, a group of 30 island seniors called the Evergreen Club met at Ober Park. Today the senior center boasts 300 members, with lots of lives touched and lots of stories to tell.

Vashon Chamber Music plays Shostakovich

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:06AM

Vashon Chamber Music and Vashon Allied Arts have joined forces to bring Club Shostakovich to the Blue Heron at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Writing jokes about our hometown takes a special touch | Humor

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

We’re getting older. When this happens, one wants to share one’s knowledge with the younger set to save them the mistaken exits and entrances we’ve experienced and to show them we’ve still got it, baby. For that reason, a group of us are sharing today some tips for writing humorous pieces about Vashon, whether for the stage, the microphone or for the pages of The Beachcomber. There are others on-island who could do this, but they aren’t as cute. So let’s begin.

Italian theater troupe brings new show to Open Space

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:09AM

The travelling Italian theatre troupe Teatro Minestrone will bring a new show, “Teatro Minestrone’s Around the World in 8 Stories,” to the Open Space for Arts & Community Outdoor Meadow at 2 p.m. Sunday.

VCC struggles with nurse shortage, seeks RNs

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:14AM

Vashon Community Care, facing a nurse shortage that administrators call concerning, has put out a call for local nurses to consider applying there.

Farmers Market to open Wednesday farm stand

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:13AM

Starting today, the Vashon Farmers Market will begin a trial run of a weekly farm stand at the Village Green.

Longtime consignment shop closes, another expands into its space

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:13AM

Wendy’s Weather’d Wear has closed its doors after 15 years selling clothing on consignment in Vashon town, and Luna Bella’s will expand into its former space.

Islander took a risk with beans and built a coffee empire

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:07AM

In his kitchen overlooking Quartermaster Harbor, Jim Stewart, the founder of Seattle’s Best Coffee, grinds coffee beans from his farm in Costa Rica. The kettle whistles. Stewart pours the steaming water over the grounds, using the drip-brew method to fill a narrow, well-worn thermos. There’s not an espresso machine or coffeemaker in sight. Stewart takes his coffee black, in a demitasse.

Travel and Leisure names Thai restaurant one of country’s best

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:15AM

Travel and Leisure magazine recently named May Kitchen + Bar to its list of the best Thai restaurants in the United States.

Shoreline permitting effort sees mixed response

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:01AM

In 2009, Rodney Hearne refaced his bulkhead at Sylvan Beach, something he said he and his family members have done many times since 1928, when his grandfather built their walk-in home.

'The Maury Island Incident' comes to Vashon Theater

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 2:42PM

Fresh off several international film festival premiers, filmmakers Scott Schaefer and Steve Edmiston will bring their award-winning independent short film “The Maury Island Incident” back to Vashon on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The film will be shown as a fundraiser for the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association

Ska and rock band will play next for Concerts in the Park

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 3:02PM

The free Concert in the Park series continues from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Ober Park with the band The Cumbieros.

Quartermaster Harbor closed for shellfish harvesting

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Aug 8, 2014 at 2:25PM

Quartermaster Harbor has been closed for shellfish harvesting after unsafe levels of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison (DSP) were detected there.

Islander keeps the art of herding alive

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:06PM

“For him, it’s like his best ever bowl of ice cream; he never gets tired of it. For me, the best part is the relationship with my dog.”

A decade old, Engels show will feature more than cars

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 14, 2014 at 10:33AM

This weekend’s car show at Engels Repair & Towing will include a lot more than cars, with antique tractors, hydroplanes and a vintage semi-truck on display at the annual event.

Vashon rower earns third medal at junior world competition

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 13, 2014 at 12:35PM

Island rower Mia Croonquist has won her third world medal, taking silver in a women’s four at the World Junior Rowing Championships last week in Hamburg, Germany.

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