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Ferry ticket policy changes after ticket fraud in the San Juans

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 1:19PM

After issues with fraudulent ferry ticket use in the San Juan Islands, ferry riders throughout the system will now be required to provide their original multi-ride tickets or photocopies of tickets, as ticket numbers only will no longer be accepted at the dock.

Illness sets a family on the road together

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island musician Cami Lundeen and her husband Erik are preparing for a journey of a lifetime. They’ve sold all their worldly goods, bought a small pop-up trailer and this weekend will hit the highway with their four young children to launch Cami’s nationwide tour.

PlaySpace will lose $100,000 under new plan for grant

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Changes in how a community group spends its state-funded grant will result in about $100,000 in cuts to programs at Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS), according to the social service agency.

Track athletes place well at state

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 2:17PM

Five athletes represented Vashon Island at the WIAA 1A track and field state championships last weekend on the campus of Eastern Washington University.

Lacrosse loses at state semi-finals

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 2:15PM

The Vashon boys lacrosse team completed its season last Wednesday after being defeated 12-4 in the semi-finals of state championship playoffs. They lost to the 2014 Division II champions, Seattle Academy.

Mother and son dialogue about art, collaborate for show

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 4:06PM

When island artist Pascale Judet invited her son Gabriel Judet-Weinshel to share a show at VALISE Gallery this month, his response surprised her. Instead of two separate exhibits, the New York City filmmaker and musician suggested he and his mother talk about their deep-seated link as artists. Their joint show, “A Lifelong Dialogue,” opens Friday at VALISE.

Popular Seattle rock orchestra will bring its beats to Vashon

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 4:24PM

Imagine a 35-piece orchestra with strings, brass, percussion and a choir performing not classical music but a rock ‘n’ roll repertoire with renditions of hits by rock luminaries such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder and The Smashing Pumpkins among others.

San Francisco band will play at the Bike

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 4:19PM

The San Francisco band Blind Willies plays an eclectic blend of folk, blues, Americana, and rock, plus original songs, and will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bike.

Next science talk will explore the lives of wolves

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 4:18PM

The Vashon Allied Arts’ Science Series continues with a talk called “Wolves: Predator vs. Prey” at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Blue Heron

Art will be aplenty on the First Friday gallery cruise

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 4:04PM

Café Luna will hold a reception for Vashon painter Frederick Woodruff and his latest collection of work, “A Vashon Retrospective.” Woodruff began painting the acrylic and collage abstracts when he moved to Vashon in 2002. Ten percent of the show proceeds will go to the Vashon Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness.

New exhibit delves into Vashon’s Native American past

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 11:29AM

When volunteers with Vashon’s historical museum set out to create a new exhibit on Vashon’s Native American history, they quickly realized they had a challenge ahead of them. While much is known about the Native Americans of the Puget Sound region, much is also unknown, as thousands of Native people were killed and countless artifacts destroyed in the years following Europeans’ arrival in the area.

Previous resident fondly recalls her home

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 3:52PM

I was given the March 19 issue of The Beachcomber and was exited to see our former home featured as for sale. My husband was ordained into the Lutheran ministry at Vashon Lutheran Church on July 27, 1947, and moved into that house.

Districts should rely on effective dispute resolutions when moving ahead

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 3:51PM

I am a professional construction neutral and dispute resolution consultant with more than 35 years of experience. I am watching with some concern the pool dispute play out like so many construction disputes I am brought in to resolve.

A life remembered: Memories of a father who painted

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00AM

My father got sick at the pinnacle of his career, when he was doing some of his best work as a Seattle illustrator. After years of fashion illustration, he was landing the kinds of assignments an illustrator dreams of — book covers, posters, magazine stories. One of my prized possessions is a reprint of William Faulkner’s “The Reivers,” beautifully illustrated by my father.

Take time to learn Vashon’s Native history, good and bad | Editorial

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s not often that an exhibit at the heritage museum is featured on the front page of The Beachcomber. The museum has undoubtedly put on some robust shows, but we believe its next offering, which will be on display for nine months, is especially noteworthy.

Web retail shop expands with storefront in Burton

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

An island couple has moved their successful online retail business into the Burton Masonic Lodge, where they will open a small shop on Friday.

Island preschool to close after almost four decades

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 3:37PM

Zoe Cheroke, a longtime fixture in Vashon’s early childhood education scene, will close the doors of The Barbie School for good at the end of her school day on Thursday, June 12, when she retires after a 39-year career of teaching island preschoolers.

Islander is in demand on the Seattle film scene

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 3:21PM

In the past couple of years, Eric Frith’s work as a film editor has taken him to the tropical highlands of Rwanda, the snowy peaks of the Himalayas and the salmon-studded waters of Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Suspected drug dealer sentenced to almost two years in prison

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 3:12PM

A man who’s been called Vashon’s top methamphetamine dealer has been sentenced to 22 months in prison.

Pool to open next week with temporary fix

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Pool will open for the season next week as part of a short-term plan the park district approved last week.

What's Happening: Arts Briefs

  • May 30, 2014 at 1:37PM

Vashon Allied Arts will hold a unique art sale this weekend, offering works from the private collections of passionate art collectors who live both on and off the island.

VHS delivers 80s nostalgia with 'Xanadu'

  • May 30, 2014 at 12:44PM

“Xanadu,” a musical continuing this weekend at the new high school theater, is a step back in time two decades to roller skates, leg warmers and headbands (does anyone hear Richard Simmons in the background?). With this final production of Vashon High School’s first season in the new theater, teacher and director Stephen Floyd has introduced a new crop of student performers we’ll all be watching for the next few years.

Three male rowers nab college scholarships

  • May 29, 2014 at 2:28PM

The Vashon Island Rowing Club will send three graduating male rowers to row for Division I schools this fall.

New restaurant opens, bakery gets makeover

  • May 29, 2014 at 1:24PM

With the opening of Rachael’s at Sound Food, islanders will soon have a new option for breakfast and lunch.

Remembering the fallen

  • May 29, 2014 at 1:18PM

At Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at the Vashon Cemetery, a large group of islanders gathered to honor and remember military men and women who lost their lives serving the countr

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