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Bilingual GED course now available on Vashon

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 11:44AM

Looking to fulfill a need they saw in the community, the Vashon Social Services Network and Vashon Household have put together a General Educational Development (GED) program that will be offered free to Vashon residents starting this week at the Vashon Senior Center

Park district revives effort to build outdoor skate bowl in Burton

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

More than three years after the Vashon Park District received a grant to create an outdoor skatepark, commissioners have voted to move ahead with a significant piece of the project.

Park district will receive additional funds for its temporary pool fix

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Park District will receive more compensation than it had anticipated for some of its costs expected at the pool this summer, according to Elaine Ott, the district’s executive director.

Project at the skatepark is worth reviving | Editorial

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

When the Vashon Park District was caught up with the VES Fields project, one common complaint was that the fields drew resources from other district projects and programs.

Being smart on the water could save a life

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

June is here and with it the longer, warmer days of summer. With local pools opening and water fun kicking into high gear, water safety should be making its way to the top of our priority lists. But unfortunately, not everyone thinks about safety before hitting the pool, the lake or the Puget Sound.

Moving On: A big day for the class of 2014

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 11:21AM

The weekend rain held off on Saturday when the first group of students to attend the new Vashon High School graduated in the school’s stadium.

County works to address unpermitted work on the shore

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

Dozens of Vashon homeowners flagged in a recent King County survey may be required to seek construction permits for shoreline work they completed or to remove shoreline structures.

Many Many firsts take place at this year’s ultramarathon

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Last weekend resulted in many firsts at the fifth running of the Vashon Ultramarathon & Trail Run.

Arts briefs

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Events will host a special musical evening called Father’s Day Showcase to honor dads and their children at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Bike

State poet laureate will read poetry with local youth

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

When Washington state poet laureate Elizabeth Austen was invited to read poetry with three Vashon youth this week, she says she jumped at the chance to join them.

Three authors share stories of courage and revelation

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Three Vashon writers gathered last week to talk about their different writing styles and experiences as contributors to the literary anthology “Shared Histories, Stories of Courage, Risk, and Revelation.” The authors — Catherine Johnson, John Runyan and Elizabeth Van Deventer — will read from the collection at 6 p.m. Friday at the Vashon Bookshop.

School district needs to step up

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s not often I agree with the park board on their decisions. But this time, the park board is right. The school district is wrong. Period.

Burton Community Church: Stop by on Sunday mornings

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Beachcomber, perhaps rather foolishly, recently encouraged letters to the editor if they were kept below 300 words. At a youthful 89, I will observe that limit, although I have lots to say before moving on.

Food bank looks to nourish in more ways than one | Editorial

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

This week some may be surprised to read in a story about the food bank’s new summer lunch program (page 12) that nearly a quarter of the students on Vashon qualify for free or reduced meals at island schools. In a fairly affluent community, the food bank hasn’t forgotten that many families on Vashon struggle and that they’ll continue to struggle after school lets out this month.

Puget Sound: Protect the water around us

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 1:28PM

Puget Sound needs saving, and it’s now more apparent than ever that what shoreline homeowners do on their own stretch of beach can play an important role in the sound’s health.

Vashon School District expands its summer school offerings

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Vashon School District is set to offer summer school classes at Chautauqua, McMurray and Vashon High schools this year, and will include previously offered standard programming as well as two new programs.

Recycling can now be mixed at transfer station

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 1:22PM

Islanders who take their recycling to the King County Transfer Station can now combine most of their recyclable materials, and some new materials are also being accepted, according to an announcement from King County. Cardboard will continue to be collected separately.

County’s pet license proposal raises veterinarians’ concerns

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 4:00PM

Vashon Island veterinarians are opposing a King County proposal that would require vets around the county to turn over client contact information when dogs and cats are vaccinated against rabies.

Ferry ticket policy changes after ticket fraud in the San Juans

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 1:19PM

After issues with fraudulent ferry ticket use in the San Juan Islands, ferry riders throughout the system will now be required to provide their original multi-ride tickets or photocopies of tickets, as ticket numbers only will no longer be accepted at the dock.

Illness sets a family on the road together

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island musician Cami Lundeen and her husband Erik are preparing for a journey of a lifetime. They’ve sold all their worldly goods, bought a small pop-up trailer and this weekend will hit the highway with their four young children to launch Cami’s nationwide tour.

PlaySpace will lose $100,000 under new plan for grant

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Changes in how a community group spends its state-funded grant will result in about $100,000 in cuts to programs at Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS), according to the social service agency.

Track athletes place well at state

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 2:17PM

Five athletes represented Vashon Island at the WIAA 1A track and field state championships last weekend on the campus of Eastern Washington University.

Lacrosse loses at state semi-finals

  • Jun 5, 2014 at 2:15PM

The Vashon boys lacrosse team completed its season last Wednesday after being defeated 12-4 in the semi-finals of state championship playoffs. They lost to the 2014 Division II champions, Seattle Academy.

Mother and son dialogue about art, collaborate for show

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 4:06PM

When island artist Pascale Judet invited her son Gabriel Judet-Weinshel to share a show at VALISE Gallery this month, his response surprised her. Instead of two separate exhibits, the New York City filmmaker and musician suggested he and his mother talk about their deep-seated link as artists. Their joint show, “A Lifelong Dialogue,” opens Friday at VALISE.

Popular Seattle rock orchestra will bring its beats to Vashon

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 4:24PM

Imagine a 35-piece orchestra with strings, brass, percussion and a choir performing not classical music but a rock ‘n’ roll repertoire with renditions of hits by rock luminaries such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder and The Smashing Pumpkins among others.

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