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- Feb 19, 2014 at 9:58AM
The Vashon Library, under construction for more than a year, is nearing completion and is set to reopen by the end of March.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 9:49AM
Spend a musical evening with Beethoven as Trio Pardalote bows to life the maestro’s magical “String Trio in E Flat, op. 3” at the next concert of the Vashon Chamber Music series at 7 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 9:47AM
Cancer is no laughing matter, but on the last Friday night in January at the Red Bike, eight comedians stood up for their friend and fellow comic — and cancer patient — Andy Royer. With the hope of raising money to help Royer defray the exorbitant costs of his ongoing cancer treatment, islanders Jim Farrell and Steffon Moody invited Seattle comedians Andrew Rivers and Cory McMichaelis to headline the benefit show.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 9:50AM
Get ready for rocking entertainment when Captain Dick & The Portholes take the stage 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike
- Feb 19, 2014 at 10:21AM
Ask novelist Will North where his ideas come from and he’ll answer “Toledo.” Not because he’s from Toledo or is particularly fond of that city, he just thinks the word itself is funny.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 10:09AM
The Vashon Pirates capped off a strong regular season with a great week of basketball. They started the week by crushing the Cruisers of Eatonville, finished with a road win at Charles Wright Academy and came out of the game sharing the Nisqually league title with Cedar Park.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 10:11AM
For the second year in a row, Vashon wrestlers took second place in the 15-team regional competition. It was held last Saturday at Castle Rock High School.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Feb 24, 2014 at 4:48PM
At a public meeting Wednesday evening, islanders spoke both for and against a proposed amendment to the Vashon Town Plan that would allow marijuana business at the K2 building as well as other locations around Vashon town and Center.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 12:40PM
I just attended the meeting on K2 and the Vashon Town Plan. The participation by the EdiPure president was appalling. He called a Vashon participant a liar for the information he presented.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 4:09PM
Island artist Pam Ingalls signed up for health insurance earlier this year with the help of a local volunteer, one of many who assisted hundreds of islanders with the enrollment process when the state’s health insurance exchange opened in October.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 12:37PM
The Beachcomber is outstanding despite its occasional misstep. One such misstep was the decision to use the candy photo on the recent front page illustrating an article about Bakkhos Holding buying the K2 site. The depiction provided fodder for alarmists and was a disservice to the community
- Feb 25, 2014 at 12:28PM
An island man has opened the first medical marijuana dispensary in Vashon town.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 12:35PM
I appreciated the chance to hear from other islanders and express my own concerns about the proposed marijuana factory at the K2 site during Wednesday’s public hearing
- Feb 25, 2014 at 12:18PM
King County is requiring that one business on Vashon, the Seattle Distilling Company, obtain a permit that complies with the Vashon Town Plan.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 12:38PM
Dan Anglin, a principal in EdiPure, expressed unhappiness with The Beachcomber at a public meeting last week for the paper’s decision to run a photograph of one of EdiPure’s products on the front page. The photo was of THC-laced colorful, gummy-style candy
- Feb 25, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:37PM
Many thanks to Joe Yarkin for making intelligible the environmental harm that an indoor marijuana growing business at the former K2 could cause. In his Feb. 29 letter to The Beachcomber, energy-expert Yarkin pointed out: “My calculation, based on carbon footprint data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, is the carbon footprint for the indoor lighting at K2 would be 23,900 tons of CO2 annually.”
- Feb 25, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:36PM
NPR had an article on lighting this last week that stated, “The Environmental Protection Agency says that if every household replaced just one incandescent bulb with an ‘Energy Star’-rated LED or CFL (compact fluorescent), Americans would save close to $700 million per year in energy costs.”
- Feb 25, 2014 at 4:44PM
I can remember a time when the K2 building was a bustling place of employment — somewhere working class people could go on Vashon to support their families. Our community was more diverse, more vibrant and a lot less precious back in those days. That’s why I’m excited that a company has come along that wants to produce a legal and highly regulated product ther
- Feb 25, 2014 at 4:47PM
This past week was another busy one for the Pirate basketball team as it marched deeper into the playoffs. The Pirates went 2-1 last week, beating The Northwest School and Seattle Christian, but losing to Cascade Christian. Despite the loss, the Pirates are moving on to regionals, which will take place this weekend in eastern Washington.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 4:29PM
Voice of Vashon has been granted a permit from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to start an FM radio station on the island
- Feb 25, 2014 at 6:00PM
After proposing sweeping changes to the north-end ferry schedule last year, Washington State Ferries (WSF) has put forward a more limited schedule rewrite that would only eliminate one run on the triangle route
- Feb 25, 2014 at 7:00PM updated Feb 26, 2014 at 12:53PM
King County is moving forward with a proposal that would allow marijuana business at the K2 building after hearing mixed reactions to the plan at a public meeting attended by hundreds on Vashon.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 6:00AM
The ferry proposal we learned of last week is drastically different than the one first proposed by the state last year. Rather than overhauling the north-end schedule, the new proposal seems to reflect the community’s desire for even better service on the triangle route, which has frequent delays. We hope state lawmakers will now follow suit and approve the funds that will make this plan work.
- Feb 26, 2014 at 6:00AM
At the Vashon Park District, we are past the election and have our new commissioners on board, as of Jan. 1. Some things are the same: We still have wonderful parks, and we have islanders participating in all kinds of active sports, including hiking, soccer, horseback riding, softball and skateboarding. And some things are different: We have a refined and redesigned accounting system, a general manager with a professional background in finance; we are playing on some bright new ball fields; we have survey results that tell us what you think, and we have two new commissioners, Scott Harvey and Doug Ostrom. Thanks for re-electing me, as well
- Feb 26, 2014 at 2:04PM
For the first time since 2009, the Vashon wrestling team cracked the top 10 in team points, finishing seventh overall at the state competition last weekend at the Tacoma Dome. What makes this performance all the more significant is that all the points were earned by just four wrestlers.