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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- Aug 12, 2014 at 6:10PM
In an effort to bolster Vashon’s community self-sufficiency, a group of volunteers has created a tool-lending library where islanders can go to borrow tools for any project.
- Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 13, 2014 at 11:00AM
Vashon’s north-end ferry route, which has been plagued by delays, had nearly 500 late sailings last month, more than twice the delays it had in July two years ago.
- Aug 13, 2014 at 10:38AM
The veteran experience and issues of war will be explored in a documentary shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Vashon Theatre.
- Aug 14, 2014 at 4:31PM
A new CD by islander Arnon Burns is a product of his passion for music, as well as a testament to the community support he’s received in his endeavor.
- Aug 15, 2014 at 4:59PM
Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday to answer questions and take feedback on proposed changes to its paramedic program.
- Aug 19, 2014 at 2:50PM
A proposal to absorb Vashon’s paramedics into the south King County paramedic system is garnering mixed responses at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR).
- Aug 19, 2014 at 3:07PM
My face is reflected in the deckhand’s mirrored sunglasses as he motions for me to start my car, a stony expression chiseled in his weathered face. I slip the minivan into gear, my dress shirt sticky with sweat. On the dock, in the full glare of early-evening sun, I pass a pair of chortling dusty-diesel busses crowded with a disorderly crush of sweltering commuters.
- Aug 19, 2014 at 3:34PM
The Open Space for Arts & Community invites islanders and guests to come fly with them at its fourth annual outdoor aerial festival, Open Air, this weekend.
- Aug 19, 2014 at 3:44PM
Islander Jason Everett will be featured with the band SAMA this weekend as part of the Nights at the Neptune Summer Concert Series in Seattle.
- Aug 19, 2014 at 3:24PM
Quartermaster Harbor was a colorful scene on Sunday, as hundreds of people in canoes, kayaks and even stand-up paddle boards joined together just off Jensen Point.
- Aug 19, 2014 at 3:03PM
Of course you read The Beachcomber. So you consider yourself generally well informed, locally speaking. If there’s something else on Vashon Island that needs knowing or news breaking, you’ll find it out at your favorite coffee purveyor, where other regulars offer appreciation, group therapy and relevant facts. That’s why it may come as a mild shock that you could be missing what’s really going on around here.