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Farmers Market to open Wednesday farm stand

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:13AM

Starting today, the Vashon Farmers Market will begin a trial run of a weekly farm stand at the Village Green.

Islander took a risk with beans and built a coffee empire

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:07AM

In his kitchen overlooking Quartermaster Harbor, Jim Stewart, the founder of Seattle’s Best Coffee, grinds coffee beans from his farm in Costa Rica. The kettle whistles. Stewart pours the steaming water over the grounds, using the drip-brew method to fill a narrow, well-worn thermos. There’s not an espresso machine or coffeemaker in sight. Stewart takes his coffee black, in a demitasse.

Italian theater troupe brings new show to Open Space

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:09AM

The travelling Italian theatre troupe Teatro Minestrone will bring a new show, “Teatro Minestrone’s Around the World in 8 Stories,” to the Open Space for Arts & Community Outdoor Meadow at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Vashon Chamber Music plays Shostakovich

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:06AM

Vashon Chamber Music and Vashon Allied Arts have joined forces to bring Club Shostakovich to the Blue Heron at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Renowned singer-songwriter comes to Vashon

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

Vashon Events Special Performance series is bringing renowned guest musician Bill Carter with Scott MacDonald and Peter Pendras to the Red Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Writing jokes about our hometown takes a special touch | Humor

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

We’re getting older. When this happens, one wants to share one’s knowledge with the younger set to save them the mistaken exits and entrances we’ve experienced and to show them we’ve still got it, baby. For that reason, a group of us are sharing today some tips for writing humorous pieces about Vashon, whether for the stage, the microphone or for the pages of The Beachcomber. There are others on-island who could do this, but they aren’t as cute. So let’s begin.

Some should rethink their approach to pesticide sales | Letter to the Editor

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

For many years now I have been following the plight of the honeybee. It has been distressing to read about the collapse of bee colonies all over America and now our little island. However, I was the most distressed to hear that a group of islanders have taken it upon themselves to threaten and intimidate island business owners and their employees if they don’t stop selling the suspected bee-killing products.

Center sees the joys, challenges of aging on Vashon | Opinion

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Vashon-Maury Senior Center turns 30 this year, and we have a lot to celebrate. Prior to our current location on Bank Road, a group of 30 island seniors called the Evergreen Club met at Ober Park. Today the senior center boasts 300 members, with lots of lives touched and lots of stories to tell.

Point Robinson to get overdue maintenance thanks to grant

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 9:51AM

The aging lighthouse roof at Point Robinson will be replaced this summer and the keeper’s quarters painted, thanks in part to a grant from King County’s 4Culture.

Vashon Intuitive Arts expands into former tech shop

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 12:05PM

Vashon Intuitive Arts (VIA) has recently expanded into the space vacated by Vashon Tech Support.

Park district votes twice to comply with open meetings law

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 12:01PM

In its last meeting, the Vashon Park District voted on a severance agreement for a former employee who had worked for the district for several years. It was the second time the commissioners voted on the agreement because they first voted in a closed executive session, which is prohibited by state law.

Top names for new water taxis announced

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

The King County Ferry District announced last week the finalists in a contest to name two new water taxis. People can vote for their favorite names through Aug. 15.

Vashon responders help battle state’s record wildfires

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

As the state sees record wildfires, some Vashon firefighters have aided in the effort to control the blazes in Central and Eastern Washington.

A homegrown tamale business takes off

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

Islander Patty Freebourn’s dream of sharing Hispanic culture and traditional food with Vashon reached a major milestone this week, as both IGA and Thriftway began selling Patty’s Tamales.

Eyes are on local beaches as scientists study sea star die-off

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

When Rayna Holtz and Yvonne Kuperberg began monitoring a strip of west-side beach a few years ago, searching for dead sea birds as part of a citizen science project through the University of Washington, they soon realized they likely wouldn’t find any dead birds. So the two women, also Vashon Beach Naturalists, began recording other sea creatures they saw on their monthly walks, thinking it would be interesting to watch how their populations changed over time.

Shakespeare comes to town Thursday evening — now at Open Space

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jul 24, 2014 at 9:20AM

Pack a picnic dinner, grab a blanket, family and friends and head to Ober Park at 7 p.m. Thursday to watch a free performance of Shakespeare in the Park — “Othello” by GreenStage, Seattle’s longest-running Shakespeare company.

Hundreds participate in annual Bill Burby run during festival weekend

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:45PM

Nearly 400 runners and walkers kicked off the festival weekend at 9 a.m. Saturday by gathering at the VYFS PlaySpace to meet friends and family to “do the Burby.” This was the 34th year of the event and marked the 25th anniversary of the change in name to honor Bill Burby, a former teacher and beloved coach.

Transient charged with rape

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:40PM

Douglas James Holt was charged with one count of third-degree rape in King County Superior Court last week.

Archaeologists to offer expertise on Vashon

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:39PM

This weekend islanders will have two opportunities to learn more about Vashon’s native people through the clues found by archaeologists during the past century.

Musician fundraises to record her music

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:32PM

Allison Shirk, a singer/songwriter and co-founder of Vashon Events, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the recording and distribution of her debut country-rock album. The album, “Break My Heart,” will be comprised of Shirk’s best original songs written over the last decade and will tell the story of her life, centered around the experience of living in a small town.

Barnworks collective reunites in a new venue

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:21PM

When the collaborative gallery Barnworks shuttered its doors at the end of 2012, it left a significant hole in the Vashon art scene. For over 30 years the barn situated in the field behind Sharon Munger’s house held biannual art shows, retreats, weddings and parties and became the site for sewing the annual Vashon Allied Arts community quilt. Yet while the venue may be gone, the spirit behind the artist collective remains. The group will hold a reunion show at The Hardware Store Restaurant, opening on Friday, Aug. 1, during the First Friday Gallery Cruise

County thins trees for health of popular forest

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

Last week King County Forester Bill Loeber and Dave Warren of the Vashon Forest Stewards stood at the edge of what at first glance appeared to be a large logging operation in the heart of the island.

Nearing construction, VAA works to keep momentum on arts center project

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

On a warm July afternoon, Bruce Morser stood on Vashon Highway drawing. While Morser, a professional artist, has done work for such clients as Starbucks, Rolex and National Geographic, that day he and his daughter were drawing with Sharpie markers on the side of an old building.

Respect leash laws

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 4:38PM

As a dog owner who often walks her two rescued foster dogs in Dockton Forest, I respectfully ask other dog enthusiasts to please keep their animals on a leash while enjoying the trails

Island lure brings far-flung visitors to Burton

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

Do you know where Tasmania is? Of course you don’t. No one does. Except maybe Tasmanians. It’s like Narnia: a fictional place maybe somewhere on our globe or maybe only in our imagination. Maybe, like me, you have a vague sense that it’s somewhere south of Australia. But is there anything south of Australia other than the South Pole? I have no idea. I wasn’t that good at geography.

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