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- Dec 9, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Dec 19, 2014 at 10:51AM
The Vashon girls’ basketball team began its season on Monday, Dec. 1, under the direction of new head coach Rob Kearns and assistant coach Brian Van Buren.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Dec 19, 2014 at 10:50AM
The Vashon High School girls’ basketball team played its first home game of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 9, against the Port Angeles Roughriders.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 3:21PM
Hundreds of people descended on the Vashon Thriftway last week for a chance to meet Seattle Seahawks linebacker and Superbowl MVP Malcolm Smith.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 3:15PM
The sounds of English and Spanish filled the air last week at the island’s newest preschool as children gathered for a snack before heading out for a romp on the playground.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 2:57PM
Vashon, the school district is beginning a three-year project to increase suicide prevention efforts in island schools.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 2:42PM
As colder weather settles in, low-income households that need help paying for heat and electricity can apply for assistance through programs that are supported by several island fuel vendors as well as Puget Sound Energy.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 2:38PM
The board of Vashon’s fire department has approved what officials there call a lean budget for next year.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 2:35PM
In a continued expansion of the Granny’s Attic-funded medical voucher program, teens can now use the vouchers to purchase emergency oral contraception (EOC) at the Vashon Pharmacy.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 2:27PM
A proposal to adjust user fees at island athletic facilities and public schools was defeated last week in a sometimes contentious park board meeting, which included allegations that a park board member had acted inappropriately.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 2:25PM
Our community has been shaken by some tragic and untimely deaths in the past couple of years, many of them suicides. While there’s nothing to indicate that this is a trend or the deaths are somehow linked, it doesn’t make them any easier to bear. In a small town like Vashon, many of us now know multiple people who have died recently. Even those who haven’t lost anyone are impacted by being around others who are shocked and grieving.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 2:23PM
The new year is upon us. That means holiday celebrations, new beginnings and “the greatest gift of all” — the start of another legislative session in Olympia.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 2:19PM
As Friends of Vashon Pool, we thank the Vashon Park District for agreeing last Tuesday to consider budgeting for a four-week extension of the summer swimming season. We believe the most important impact is that the extra weeks overlap the school year. School district officials tell us they are eager to develop academic, physical education and after-school sports programs around the pool.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 2:14PM
When I heard The Beachcomber would be publishing a special section on disaster preparedness, I felt obligated to offer my expertise.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 1:57PM
Drama Dock is remounting the seasonal farce “Inspecting Carol,” which played to sold out shows five years ago. The new production, directed by Chaim Rosemarin, will open Friday night — with a preview show on Thursday — at the Blue Heron.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 1:55PM
Vashon Events will help set the holiday mood of giving with “Will Sing For Food,” the second annual benefit for the Vashon-Maury Community Food Bank at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bike.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 1:53PM
The Seattle-based Jose Gonzales Trio will add pizazz to a holiday classic with its signature jazz rendition of “A Charlie Brown Christmas Jazz Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.
- Dec 17, 2014 at 1:51PM
Jason Everett plays a variety of stringed and percussive instruments, including his custom Conklin seven-string fretless bass guitar, electric upright bass and an electric sitar of his own desig
- Dec 17, 2014 at 1:27PM
The Vashon Pirate wrestlers took on six opponents in dual meet action last week, winning four and dropping two.
- Dec 3, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Dec 12, 2014 at 3:15PM
A beloved tradition continues this weekend and next when Vashon artists open their studios to visitors during the Holiday Vashon Island Art Studio Tour. With over 100 artists showing and selling work in 32 studios and shops, the tour will be held on Dec. 6 and 7 and Dec. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
- Dec 2, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Dec 9, 2014 at 1:09PM
Vashon Park District’s board of commissioners will vote on a proposal to adjust user fees, raising some fees and lowering others.
- Dec 10, 2014 at 6:00AM
Vashon’s land trust is poised to buy a swath of land that for decades held a strawberry farm, a purchase that would be the nonprofit’s first-ever farmland preservation project.
- Dec 10, 2014 at 6:00AM
Vashon’s first retail marijuana is nearly ready for harvest.
- Dec 9, 2014 at 7:00PM
The Vashon Pirate wrestlers opened their season at home last Friday in a dual meet against the Elma Eagles.
- Dec 9, 2014 at 12:34PM
The Vashon Pool will be open an extra month next year if the park board votes to allocate funds in its 2015 budget to do so.
- Dec 9, 2014 at 12:29PM
With three games behind it, the boys’ basketball team is on an early-season winning streak.
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