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Insurance company to cover remainder of pool repair costs

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 11:44AM

Vashon Park District’s insurance company will cover the installation costs to repair the Vashon Pool’s drainage system, according to park district Director Elaine Ott.

Park board will discuss, take comment on closing Tramp Harbor dock

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 11:42AM

Vashon Park District’s board of commissioners will discuss the Tramp Harbor dock’s poor condition and may decide whether to close the dock at its meeting next Tuesday.

County awards grants to islanders

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 11:39AM

Two island nonprofit organizations will receive $5,000 in grant money from King County, which awarded three dozen grants last week as part of its effort to enhance communities.

Pirate basketball plays first state tournament game Thursday

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 4:24PM

The Vashon boys’ basketball team punched its ticket to the Washington state 1A championship tournament in Yakima this week. This has been an incredible journey, and the Pirates find themselves with a record of 22-1 overall after defeating Kalama High School in the regional round last Friday at Rogers High School in Puyallup by a score of 59-38.

Could Island Quilter stay on Vashon?

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 5:00AM

Community sentiment supports keeping the gem that is Island Quilter on Vashon in the heart of town.

Smart moves can keep your brain young

  • Mar 5, 2015 at 5:00AM

It was a shock when my mother developed dementia. Nobody in our family had it, so I thought we were immune. She was a profoundly respected leader in the Seattle healthcare community. Now she was trying to put her bra on her foot like a shoe.

Don’t blame the buyers for shop’s displacement

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 5:00AM

I was disappointed that the article about the closing of the quilt shop (“Quilt shop to move off-island as building sells,” Feb. 18) lacked much information from the sellers about the sale.

Robinsons have served the island well

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 5:00AM

The quilt store is a wonderful place on Vashon. There’s no dispute. At the same time, I couldn’t read all the recent letters about the quilt shop having to move and not respond.

Consider an inside view of building’s sale

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 5:00AM

I am just so disheartened about the gossip in this town. I understand there is support for the quilt shop and rightfully so.

Take the chance to have a say in emergency services | Editorial

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 5:00AM

Living on Vashon, we make some sacrifices, giving up things like easy access to the Seattle area and cheap gas. Another thing we sacrifice is the kind of emergency medical response we might get on the mainland.

With few houses on the market, buyers find options limited

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 6:00PM updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:49PM

Missing life in the countryside, Seattle artist Emily Browne has been looking to relocate to Vashon since last fall, but like many others hoping to buy a home on the island, her progress has been slow because the number of homes on the market is near a record low.

Navy captain to visit Island Quilter

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:48PM

A former leader of the military trauma hospital located in Kandahar, Afghanistan, will be on Vashon next week to recognize American Hero Quilts and those who have supported it.

Catching a ride on Vashon: Islander works to expand local transportation options

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:48PM

In an effort to increase transportation options for islanders, Doug Skove is working to recruit local drivers to contract with ride share companies and provide on-demand rides.

Farmers market remodel is explored

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:48PM

The Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA) is on the road to revamping the farmers market, starting with help from local architecture students in redesigning the Village Green.

Officials warn low vaccine rates put Vashon at risk of measles outbreak

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:43PM

As the number of measles cases rises around the country, public health experts say that Vashon’s low vaccination rate puts the island at risk of an outbreak of the disease, which is highly infectious.

Sale means the loss of a special place on Vashon

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00AM updated at 5:03PM

I’m not a quilter. I don’t know the owners of Island Quilter. But I love color and light. And who doesn’t? Especially during the gray days of fall and winter. How wonderful it is to drive or walk by the large, wide-eyed windows in town to take in the many colors and designs and all the light!

Forgotten Hawaiians remembered in Kanaka celebration

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 3:44PM

The rich but nearly forgotten legacy of Hawaiians who once settled in the Pacific Northwest will be remembered in a celebration of the Kanaka at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Around Town

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 1:53PM

The Vashon band Bill Brown & The Kingbees has been playing gigs in the Northwest since 1986 and will bring its energetic and entertaining show to the Red Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Flamenco dance and music come to the Grange

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 1:49PM

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes will bring her latest show “La Primavera, Flamenco en Vivo” to the Vashon Grange Hall at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Building’s sale should be reconsidered

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00AM

When is it really too late? The implications of the sale of the building housing Island Quilter are staggering. As stated in the article in last week’s Beachcomber, the shop draws customers from all over the world, bringing business to other places on the island.

Famous shop brings many tourists to the island

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00AM

Over and over again, we hear about the struggle of our local island retailers and we are encouraged to support them with our business. But the sale of a building is forcing one of our retailers, Island Quilter, to move off island, and for what?

Shop is an important part of our community

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00AM

Our family was very saddened to hear of the circumstances that are forcing Island Quilter to relocate. With all the current conversations around the need to create community places, welcoming places, customers for island businesses and something for teens to do, this amounts to a tremendous loss in all of these areas.

Potholes and potting soil present a perennial springtime mystery

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 9:11PM

You may have noticed that it’s pothole season again here in the Northwest. Everywhere else, as near as I can tell, is still under snow.

News of store's move is depressing

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00AM

Your front-page story on Feb. 18 (“Quilt shop to move off-island as building sells”) is the most tragic, depressing real estate story ever read

Consider the tragedies prevented by vaccines

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 11:00PM

I remember waking up as a little girl because my sister was crying. I did what twins do, crawled into bed with her, and I noticed something was wrong.

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