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Roasterie coffee makes it to high-end restaurant
Dec 12 2012, 12:45 PM
A decades-long dream for Jim Stewart, who founded a coffee company and now serves as a mentor to the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, recently came true.
It’s time to look drug users right in the eyes | Commentary
Dec 11 2012, 2:18 PM
Shortly after I moved to Vashon, I was driving too fast through town and had to brake hard at a crosswalk to let an older woman amble across the street. She threw up her hands at me, and I yelled something unkind out the window. Two weeks later, I went to the first meeting of my book club and who should walk in the door but that very same woman. One thing quickly became clear to me. You have to behave on Vashon, because no one is a complete stranger.
State DNR is right to try to steward Quartermaster Harbor | Editorial
Dec 11 2012, 2:19 PM
The state Department of Natural Resources is right to try to address the moorage situation in Quartermaster Harbor, where a sort of Wild West mentality has led to congested coves, navigational hazards and potential environmental harm.
Puget Sounds killer whales need continued protection | Editorial
Dec 11 2012, 2:20 PM
The killer whales that grace our waters are besieged by so much.
County tells park district it needs better cash management
Dec 11 2012, 2:46 PM
King County’s highest financial official said the county won’t let the Vashon Park District default, a specter raised last week after the agency’s four commissioners failed to reach an agreement on a plan to pay off a $410,000 loan due Dec. 31.
All four parks commissioners should resign | Letter to the Editor
Dec 13 2012, 9:36 AM
I commend the Vashon Park District commissioners and The Beachcomber for their dedication and efforts to address the current situation. Unfortunately, both the board and The Beachcomber fail to recognize it is impossible for the current board to address the many challenges facing the park district. The only solution is for the four remaining commissioners to follow the lead of their fifth member and resign. The mass resignation is the district’s only hope since any recall would fail, because the Island is too nice to recall anyone unless it could be proven the person was a murderer, rapist or was named Dick Cheney.
Islanders voice concern over state’s plan to manage boats in Quartermaster
Dec 13 2012, 9:44 AM
The state’s plan to more closely manage boat moorage in Quartermaster Harbor received a mixed reception from Vashon’s boating community last week.
Vote offers a chance at creating more dialogue at VMICC | Letter to the Editor
Dec 13 2012, 9:51 AM
A vote on new bylaws at the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council meeting Tuesday offers a chance to stand up (or not) for a proposal that creates more flexible rules of order, a chance for collaborative dialogue and a way towards progress and quicker decision-making, among other things. Coming forward at this time when the VMICC is no longer officially recognized as an Unincorporated Area Council (UAC), the proposal offers a chance to change and update how our community may approach questions and issues.
Plans for new camp raise several issues | Letter to the Editor
Dec 13 2012, 9:54 AM
I’m writing to express concerns about the recent King County action on an environmental review and conditional use permit for a camp planned at the former Morningside Morgan Farm property.
We need to talk openly about crime in our midst | Letter to the Editor
Dec 13 2012, 9:57 AM
Islanders turn a blind eye to a lot about our neighbors. It’s a small-town survival technique. Real problems arise, however, and we can’t afford to let our courtesies become complacence. I’m thankful to The Beachcomber for running such a direct article about a serious issue (“Activity at house near airport has long vexed neighbors,” Dec. 5).