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Toy Drive will again allow parents to ‘shop’ for kids

  • Nov 25, 2013 at 2:20PM

The annual Kiwanis Toy Drive is under way, and donation boxes are set out in several businesses, ready for donations.

Nelson elected leader of Senate Democratic Caucus

  • Nov 25, 2013 at 2:18PM

State Sen. Sharon Nelson (D-Vashon) has been elected the leader of the Democratic Caucus in the state Legislature.

Studio tour roots go back more than 30 years to six island potters

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

This year, the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour, taking place the first two weekends in December, features 45 artists, including jewelers, ceramicists, sculptors, photographers, painters, glass artists, print makers and more.

Trained island volunteers were a big help signing up for insurance

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 11:00AM

I am writing to express my gratitude to the volunteers who helped my family sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

End-of-life care curtailed at hospital now owned by the Franciscan system

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 11:00AM

Many people are concerned about the consequences to reproductive and end-of-life care by the acquisitions of secular hospitals by Catholic health systems.

We must speak up about proposed changes to service

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 11:00AM

Washington State Ferries intends to impose a new, stretched out, less user-friendly schedule on the Vashon/Fauntleroy/Southworth route in the fall of 2014.

New parks commissioner joins board early

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 12:00PM

Vashon Park District commissioner John Hopkins resigned from the board last week, and Scott Harvey, who challenged him and won the election, was expected to be sworn in Tuesday evening, after The Beachcomber’s press deadline.

Local band brings big sound to the Bike

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 3:00PM

One More Mile, a Vashon band that has been together for more than three years, will play a free show at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bicycle Bistro.

Application submitted to grow marijuana at K2 building

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 4:37PM

An application has been submitted to the state to grow marijuana at the K2 building.

Native artist awarded a national fellowship

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 5:00PM

Vashon resident and Native artist Israel Shotridge was recently awarded one of 16 fellowships handed out nationwide by the Native Arts and Culture Foundation (NACF).

Sudanese refugee has a home, a mission on Vashon

  • Nov 26, 2013 at 6:00PM

A journey that began when a family was torn apart by war has a chance to end with a homecoming and reunification, as a Vashon resident and Sudanese refugee is raising money to help return his surviving family members to their home village in South Sudan.

Health center moves ahead under Franciscans

  • Nov 27, 2013 at 6:00AM updated at 1:40PM

Five months after the Franciscan Health System took ownership of the Vashon Health Center, Franciscan representatives say that clinic upgrades are planned and a patient advisory council has formed, while some islanders continue to be concerned about possible limits to care because of the Franciscan’s Catholic affiliation.

Inaction is taking its toll on Puget Sound’s revered whales | Editorial

  • Nov 27, 2013 at 6:00AM

There are few things more iconic of Puget Sound than the killer whale

No decision yet in Mukai appeals case argued last week

  • Nov 27, 2013 at 9:00AM

A group of islanders argued in the state Court of Appeals last week that they are the rightful leaders of the nonprofit that owns the Mukai farmhouse and garden, hoping to see the court overturn a lower court’s decision and grant them control of the historic property

Off course on the road to recovery

  • Nov 27, 2013 at 10:00AM

What only a few short years ago appeared to be an upswing in the population now seems like fleeting good fortune in the up-again, down-again saga of the Southern Resident killer whales.

Tacoma man pleads guilty to attacking islander

  • Nov 27, 2013 at 12:00PM

A Tacoma man has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to second-degree assault and malicious harassment, a hate crime, in an incident when he attacked a Vashon woman at the Point Defiance ferry dock.

A holiday favorite approaches

  • Nov 27, 2013 at 3:00PM

Troupes of young dancers are in final rehearsals for this year’s staging of “The Nutracker” to be presented by the Vashon Allied Arts Center for Dance Dec. 6 through 8 at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Documentary spotlights addiction recovery

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 11:23AM

A documentary about the millions of Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction will be shown at the Vashon Theatre this weekend, brought to the island by a woman who believes it has an important message.

Island art studios open for annual holiday tour

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 12:05PM

Island artists will open their doors the first two weekends of December for the annual Holiday Art Studio Tour.

Turning into a teen: Welcome to the new age

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 1:00PM

Our oldest boy turned 13 a couple of days ago. My wife Maria and I have heard that parenting teenagers can be pretty challenging.

Birder’s latest guide is a compendium of local avian life

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 7:00AM

Over the years, Vashon Island Audubon President Randy Smith has gotten phone calls from birders wondering how they could snag a copy of Ed Swan’s book, “The Birds of Vashon Island.” Printed in 2005, all 750 books sold quickly, and it was a rare day that a used copy appeared on a bookstore shelf.

Recent study has little value

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 7:00AM

Several thoughts came to mind on reading the Beachcomber story on childhood trauma (“History of childhood trauma high on Vashon,” Nov. 20).

The cycle of abuse must be stopped

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 7:00AM

Thank you for your clear and insightful article, “History of childhood trauma high on Vashon,” Nov. 20.

Cameras are needed to slow drivers down

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 7:00AM

Since I came to our house on Vashon Highway in 1965, the speeding has never stopped. Nasty tempered drivers doing 50, 60, 70 miles per hours and more up and down this 22-foot wide road like it’s a freeway.

Company applies to grow pot at K2

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Dec 6, 2013 at 11:36AM

If an off-island company’s plans pan out, the K2 building could one day hold a large marijuana growing operation.

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