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- Feb 4, 2015 at 7:00AM
The board of the Vashon Park District voted down a proposal last week that would have raised fees for using the island’s athletic fields as well as school gyms, classrooms and meeting rooms.
- Feb 4, 2015 at 6:00AM
The story behind the highway memorial to Patrick Byrd on today’s front page is also a reminder of the many lives lost to car accidents on Vashon since Byrd’s death in 1999.
- Feb 3, 2015 at 5:32PM
As an organic farmer on Vashon, I feel a great appreciation for our customers. By buying the food we grow, you make our livelihood possible. Buying locally and organically grown food is good for you, for your farmers and also for our larger community.
- Feb 3, 2015 at 5:29PM
It occurred to me that most of us have gotten used to taking our own grocery bags when we shop. Well done, fellow Vashonites.
- Feb 3, 2015 at 5:28PM
About five weeks ago, I shopped at a high volume retailer on our island. The cashier who checked me out was clearly sick with a cold;
- Feb 3, 2015 at 3:03PM
The Vashon girls’ basketball team secured its first league victory of the season over the Charles Wright Tarriers on Friday, when they overcame a difficult second half to win 41-40 in a last-minute nail biter.
- Feb 3, 2015 at 3:04PM
The Vashon High School grapplers closed out their regular season with another dual meet victory and a strong showing at a very tough Emerald Ridge Tournament.
- Feb 3, 2015 at 2:27PM
The Vashon boys’ basketball Pirates logged two more Nisqually League wins last week, beating perennial rivals Cascade Christian and Charles Wright Academy.
- Feb 2, 2015 at 5:13PM
Photos from Daily Herald/Sound Publishing photographers Kevin Clark and Genna Martin.
- Jan 30, 2015 at 11:06AM
Eric Apoe and his band They will bring the group’s American roots music to the Red Bike at 8 p.m. on Friday.
- Jan 30, 2015 at 11:00AM
A small ensemble of Vashon High School theater students will bring the humor of playwright Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound” to the VHS stage for four performances over two weekends.
- Jan 30, 2015 at 10:55AM
The brown paper that for weeks covered the windows of the former Raven’s Nest came down last Thursday, revealing the new Hinge Gallery, which includes a frame and gift shop and a small art gallery.
- Jan 28, 2015 at 11:22AM
Volunteers who participated in the One Night Count last week counted 10 homeless people on Vashon and are already looking to improve counting methods for next year’s survey.
- Jan 28, 2015 at 11:22AM
Parents of young children will soon have a new option for day care, when the Vashon Children’s Center opens early next month.
- Jan 28, 2015 at 11:19AM
Eric Charles Gill, a local architect and capital facilities director at the Vashon School District, died on Tuesday, Jan. 20, after a battle with cancer.
- Jan 28, 2015 at 11:15AM
A drizzle of rain soaked the well-worn backpacks of Lizzy and Josh Corliss last September when the siblings took the final steps to complete their long-held dream of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Undaunted by the low clouds, the duo and their hiking pals let out exuberant cheers as they ran out of the woods to touch the monument marking the northern terminus of the 2,670-mile trail. The adventuresome pair will share highlights from their five-month trek in a presentation tomorrow at the Vashon Bookshop.
- Jan 28, 2015 at 11:12AM
As lawmakers convene this month in Olympia, they’ll again look to find permanent funding for the state’s troubled ferry system, while new ferries chief Lynne Griffith plunges into reforms that aim to set the ferries on the right course.
- Jan 28, 2015 at 10:51AM
The new skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center, overseen by the Vashon Park District, certainly will provide lots of fun and exercise for many kids (“Bowl of fun,” Jan. 21). The front-page picture in The Beachcomber of a 24-year-old boarder showed him without a helmet, while young, 8-year-old Evan Kruse watched wearing his helmet. Kids must follow 8-year-old Evan and wear protective gear when skateboarding. I hope the park district will have rules for the use of helmets and other protective gear when using the new skate park.
- Jan 28, 2015 at 10:49AM
When The Beachcomber asked me if I’d write a “football-related column,” I jumped on it immediately, because as it happens, I recently landed a role in an actual football movie. What a coincidence, right? Sure, I’m just an extra, and there’s a cast of millions, but it’s a great gig and a cool story.
- Jan 20, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Jan 23, 2015 at 5:16PM
Vashon’s school district will take a hard look at its aging athletic facilities this winter with an eye toward asking voters to fund upgrades in about a year.
- Jan 21, 2015 at 10:41AM
Music and Sunday Social Hour are on deck this weekend
- Jan 21, 2015 at 10:38AM
On January 27, 1945, Russian troops liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp in Germany. Seventy years later that date is now recognized as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
- Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 9:49AM
This week Vashon will take part in two annual events to count its homeless, part of a broader effort to document the extent of homelessness in King County and obtain funding for resources.
- Jan 21, 2015 at 5:00AM
Strains of Willie Nelson’s “Blue Skies” filled the air last week as skaters spent the late afternoon hours at the new skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (BARC).
- Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM
Washington’s Legislature reconvened last week with a gamut of issues to address — many of them the same as past years
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