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Bergamot Studio closes shop in Burton

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

After 17 months of curating fine art collections and home furnishings, Bergamot Studio owner Kassana Holden is moving on to a new project, closing her gallery and showroom in the historic Burton Masonic Lodge.

Affordable housing proves increasingly hard to find

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 1:24PM

Laura Daughenbaugh and her teenage daughter have been living in their rental home on Vashon for more than five years, but their house is now for sale, and they need to move this month. Now, Daughenbaugh — a single mother with her own business — has joined the ranks of islanders in the search for affordable housing, which many on Vashon say is becoming increasingly elusive.

Writer remembers father in new poetry book

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:24PM

Islander Cal Kinnear likes to ponder life’s big questions. For this natural-born philosopher dressed in the guise of a writer, former English professor and bookstore owner, the answers to his musings often appear in the form of poetry. His latest and fourth book, “The House of My Father,” explores what he calls the magical border between memory and imagination in a series of prose poetry about his late father. Kinnear will read excerpts and talk about his book next week at the Vashon Bookshop.

Rocks star in a VAA science lecture

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 1:23PM

Vashon Allied Arts will launch a new science series that will begin Sunday with a lecture by a local geologist.

Autism Speaks should stop speaking, start listening

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 1:18PM

Feeling a little blue lately? I am. April showers aside, this month is also Autism Awareness Month, which means everything is blue

Despite the debate, Bakkhos calls leaving a business choice

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 1:17PM

We’ve all heard of the time that the state proposed a bridge to Vashon and, as the story goes, islanders rallied against it, leaving officials running off with their tails between their legs. And most of us remember the proposed mining operation on Maury that islanders fought for years.

Chanteuse comes to the Blue Heron

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Let French café music transport you back to Paris when Rouge, Seattle’s premiere nostalgic French music ensemble, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.

Dare to dance at the Red Bike

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Seattle band Cordaviva will bring its Afro-beat to the Bike with a concert at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Softball team splits week’s games

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

This past week the fastpitch softball team played two road games in Bellevue. The Pirates won their first game, 16-4, against Bellevue Christian, but fell to Cedar Park Christian, 4-1.

Lacrosse wins three at home

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 1:21PM

The Vashon Valkyries lacrosse team recently completed three games at home, winning them all handily, with scores of 14-9, 19-0 and 12-6. The team has yet to be defeated after seven games.

Baseball team drops two games in Bellevue

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 7:00AM

The Pirates lost 5-4 in eight innings last week, despite out hitting Bellevue 9 to 8.

Crew teams join in weekend scrimmage

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 1:17PM

For the second year in a row, Vashon crews were invited to participate in the Husky Open at the Montlake Cut between Lake Washington and Lake Union.

Vashon can’t incorporate, but the county serves us fine

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 1:00PM

Regarding Charles Hooper’s letter in The Beachcomber (“Islanders should consider forming a city,” April 2), I am not sure if the letter is a good example of a Yogi Berra-ism regarding deja vu, or if it is a subtle April Fool’s Day prank. Or both

USPS owes us an explanation

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

March 1 to 3 Vashon mail was lost. For five weeks, I made repeated inquires to the local post office staff and the behemoth bureaucracy of the USPS, which were either unable or unwilling to provide an update on their search or promise anything. It’s still missing

Objections in ad don’t add up

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Last week’s Beachcomber contained an open letter expressing objections to the proposed use of the former K2 facility to grow and produce marijuana products. I understand that some of the discussions about this topic have not been particularly polite, and I appreciate the civil tone of the letter. However, there is something I don’t understand.

Pot facility doesn’t belong

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

As a 70-year-long proud property owner who appreciates the lifestyle and ethics of Vashon, I heartily agree with the fellow islander advertisement in last week’s Beachcomber.

Ad seemed hypocritical

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

We ask those who sponsored The Beachcomber ad if you would also try to prevent a group from buying the K2 property for use by Vashon wineries and breweries. Our plan would include signs promoting Vashon-made products, tasting rooms and retail sales. Unless those behind the ad are also opposed to alcohol being sold “in plain view” here on Vashon, we find their ad hypocritical.

Man behind suspected drug house convicted on two drug charges

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

A man who’s been called Vashon’s top methamphetamine dealer has been convicted on two drug charges

Practicing real listening can bring understanding in tough moments

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 12:47PM

What is the value of listening? This may seem a peculiar question, perhaps like questioning the value of breathing. Still, there are so many moments of our breathing that go by each day without our conscious consideration that we could say we hardly even know our personal breathing patterns.

Granny's members vote to move

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 12:44PM

The members of Granny’s Attic voted on Monday to move the thrift store into Vashon town.

Farmers Market begins new season with a new manager

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Apr 2, 2014 at 7:18PM

Farmers Market will kick off its 2014 season with a new manager, new vendors and an eye on future possibilities.

Breaking: Pot company terminates contract to buy K2

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 2:43PM

Bakkhos Holding, the company that was under contract to purchase the K2 building, has terminated its contract and has decided to look elsewhere, said Dan Anglin, a spokesman for the company, on Wednesday.

Committee moves legislation to allow pot at K2

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:12PM

The King County Council on Tuesday passed legislation out of committee that would allow marijuana business at the K2 building. It will go before the full council in about a month.

Filmmakers to discuss new film on Maury UFO tale

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Apr 2, 2014 at 11:05AM

On June 21, 1947, something happened to Harold Dahl while he was trolling the waters in his boat off of Maury Island

The FieldHands will rock First Friday at the Red Bike

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:52PM

The longtime rock band The FieldHands will play original music at the Red Bike beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday

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