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Vashon Schools Foundation needs community donations

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

Our kids need you. Vashon Schools Foundation (VSF) is committed to filling the gap in public school funding; helping to ensure quality education for all kids. We are not the School Board-who sets policy or the Superintendent who implements policy. We are an organization that identifies funding priorities that our important to our community and in alignment with the District's goals.

Sheepdog classic is a testament to personalities, relationships of both dogs and handlers

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

My husband and I moved to Vashon Island in 1992. We had been living in Seattle for several years and wanted to live in a more rural setting and build our own home. While building our home we were living in our barn and a 1968 Airstream trailer. We both loved dogs and, given the rough living quarters we were in, we opted to get a puppy.

Recent ferry confusion calls for better communication

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

On May 23, Washington State Ferries officials changed the loading and ticketing procedures at the Fauntleroy Ferry dock. Not long after the changes were implemented, Vashon commuters voiced their frustration with the new systems and the fact that the changes did not seem to be making the loading process any more efficient.

Arts around town

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

Islanders invited to All Island Reads kickoff on Thursday

Dancers gather to perform spring show at VCA

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

It's been almost 15 years since Vashon Center for Dance has brought Prokofiev's classic ballet, "Cinderella," to Vashon audiences. The last time was in 2001. It was one of the first ballets Christine Juarez, director of Vashon Center for Dance, choreographed for her students, and it was performed in the lecture hall-cum-theater in the old Vashon High School building. This weekend, Juarez and her students will present a newly choreographed version of "Cinderella" on the new stage as the inaugural dance performance in the Katherine L White Hall at Vashon Center for the Arts.

June First Friday features art in multiple mediums

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

Kathy Larsdotter, a long-time Vashon potter, will exhibit her new paintings titled, "I See Home: Images from Vashon Island and Washington State," at Café Luna.

VHS track and field brings home four state medals

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

The giant banner at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field read, "You're in the inferno." The atmosphere at the WIAA Track & Field Championships in Cheney last weekend, however, was more a demonstration of heavenly athleticism and angelic sportsmanship than something hellish. The four Vashon High School athletes who braved the inferno, and the near-constant gusts of spring wind which are common in Cheney, came out with smiles and four coveted medals to show for their efforts against the best 1A, 2B and 1B high school athletes in the state.

Collaborative continues its work to address island medical care needs

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

Members of the Vashon-Maury Health Collaborative have been continuing their efforts to bring another medical provider to the island and say they hope to have concrete information to share this week or next.

Chef Lia Lira opens much anticipated Bramble House restaurant this week

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

Islanders have one more option for on-island dining with the grand opening of Lia (Bardeen) Lira's much-anticipated Bramble House tonight (Wednesday, June 1).

Ferry ticketing changes as riders express opinions, complaints

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

Two new ferry ticketing procedures are being implemented at the Fauntleroy ferry terminal in an effort to load ferries more efficiently, but commuters last week voiced frustrations with the new systems.

VHS Pirates best defending champs Hoquiam for state 1A baseball title

  • May 31, 2016 at 12:01PM

For the Vashon High School Pirates baseball team, it was the perfect happily-ever-after ending to a fairy tale season.

Court documents: Families suing school district seeking more than $30 million

  • May 25, 2016 at 11:00AM updated May 27, 2016 at 12:35PM

The two families suing Vashon’s school district, alleging their children’s repeated bullying and harassment was not addressed by the district, are asking for at least $31.5 million in damages plus attorneys’ fees, according to documents released by the school district.

Open Space kicks off renovation with gala fundraiser

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 26, 2016 at 2:43PM

For the past three years, in a sunny office on the second floor of the Open Space for Arts & Community, co-founders Janet McAlpin and David Godsey have been putting their considerable creative talents toward a brand new act. Calling it a makeover from the inside out, the two performing artists are launching a $1.5 million renovation of the building with a kick-off gala event — The Big O — the first Sunday in June.

County demolishes failing north-end structure

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:38PM

The building that most recently housed Vashon Island Realty was torn down on Monday, five years after being deemed unsafe.

Young farmer ventures into field with humanitarian perspective

  • May 25, 2016 at 11:27AM

Twenty-eight-year-old Caitlin Ames never thought she would be a farmer. “I wanted to study social issues and actually came across agricultural colleges and would say, ‘Oh, heck no.’ In my head, a farmer is some guy in his 50s driving a tractor and smoking a cigarette. It was never something I could identify with,” she said during an interview with The Beachcomber, as she sat on a bench outside the office wearing a Pacific Crest Farm T-shirt and commenting about the dirt on her hands.

VHS girls’ tennis finishes second in district, sends one to state

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

Four members of the Vashon High School girls' tennis team qualified for the district tournament held on May 19 and took home a second-place trophy.

Rowing: Vashon juniors take regional championships by storm

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

The 2,000-meter course at Lake Vancouver along the Columbia River near Portland, Oregon, runs roughly north to south, and the crowds gathered at the calm finish line were oblivious to the "north sea" conditions piling up at the start through the afternoons of last weekend's Regional Rowing Championships.

VHS golf team sends one to state

  • May 24, 2016 at 11:15AM

Vashon High School's golf team wrapped up its regular season with a 2-5-1 league record and began the postseason last week by sending one golfer to state.

VHS Pirates heading to state final-four

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

On Saturday, May 21, on a soggy field in Castle Rock, Washington, the Vashon High School Pirate baseball team made school history, clinching a final four berth to the semi-final round of the state championships.

Track and Field: Four VHS athletes advance to state

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

Four VHS track and field athletes survived the gauntlet at the WCD III Championship (district) meet last weekend in Bremerton, advancing to the WIAA State Championships for 1A, 1B and 2B schools to be held in Cheney this weekend.

Arts Around Town

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

Island historian reads from new book about Vashon

Dancers prepare for June show

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

Director of Dance at VCA Center for Dance Christine Juarez, right, instructs students in a rehearsal for the dance school's spring performance of "Dancers at a Gathering" and "Cinderella." It will be the inaugural dance performance in the Vashon Center for the Arts' new Katherine L White Hall. Guest pianist, islander William Kirkpatrick, will play, on stage, Chopin selections to accompany the advanced students performing "Dancers at a Gathering," a non-narrative ballet. The second half of the program will be Prokofiev's "Cinderella," with all new choreography — including ballet, modern and tap — by five Center for Dance faculty. The show opens on Friday, June 3 and runs through the weekend, with matinees on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available at VCA, Heron's Nest and

Volunteers begin construction on Dockton Forest bike trails

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

After months of community meetings and discussions with King County and the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, construction work on mountain bike trails through Dockton Forest has begun.

Turn-key business opportunity available as Essentials 4 sells

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

Islander Kathleen Fitch is selling Essentials 4 — her office, school, travel and art supply store — after 14 years in business on Vashon.

Experts’ report shows wide range of work needed at public pool

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

Some 40 years after it was built, the Vashon Pool is in need of architectural, electrical and mechanical upgrades, according to a recent evaluation conducted by a team of aquatic center experts who evaluated the facility.

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