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Chorale performs annual concert

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 6:00PM

Vashon Island Chorale will welcome the season with its annual concert, “Winter Wonderland,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Church.

Holiday classic danced to life

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 6:00PM

“The Nutcracker” will be brought to the stage by over 50 dancers

Holiday studio tour will be open for next two weekends

  • Dec 2, 2015 at 4:00AM

More than 80 artists will exhibit their work at 35 island locations on the Holiday Art Studio Tour held the first two weekends in December.

Celebrate the season with a walk through the world of art

  • Dec 2, 2015 at 6:00AM

Most galleries, art spots are open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday

Fire department to host volunteering information session

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 4:00PM

On Saturday, Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) will host a public information session for people interested in volunteering with the department.

Annual Christmas toy drive gets underway

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 4:00PM

As Thanksgiving has moved to the rearview mirror, the December holidays are coming up quickly and, once again, Vashon’s annual toy drive is underway.

Islanders urged to shop in town, support Vashon businesses

  • Dec 2, 2015 at 5:00AM

At Vashon Bookshop last week, islander Robin Branstator paused while purchasing two books to talk about why she makes an effort to shop locally.

VIFR board votes to withdraw security camera resolution

  • Dec 2, 2015 at 5:00AM

Decision comes month after pushback from staff, call for union negotiation

Public forum set to address local hunger, solutions

  • Dec 2, 2015 at 5:00AM

More than 16 percent of Vashon’s population use the island’s food bank, a statistic that is prompting multiple island nonprofits to join together on Tuesday to address the issue and discuss possible solutions to hunger on Vashon.

Vashon town’s 45-year-old Christmas tree is courtesy of island Johnny Appleseed

  • Dec 2, 2015 at 6:00AM

Earlier this month, an email came through to The Beachcomber with the subject line reading “A short piece.” The accompanying attachment told the story of a boy referred to as “Vashon’s Johnny Appleseed” who planted a fir tree behind the U.S. Bank building in town 45 years ago.

Island woman hit in vehicle-dog-pedestrian accident in Vashon town

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 11:40AM

A driver hit a dog then a pedestrian on Bank Road near the intersection of 100th Ave. SW shortly before 6 p.m. on Nov. 20.

Ellisport history project approved for heritage museum exhibit

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 11:39AM

The Ellisport Project, comprised of a group of residents aiming to tell the story of Ellisport from its native people to its current role in island life, has been approved to display an exhibit in the Vashon-Maury Heritage Museum in 2017.

KING 5 poll names Seattle Distilling best distillery in area

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 11:39AM

For the second year in a row, Vashon’s family-owned Seattle Distilling has been named the best distillery in Western Washington.

Park district looks for new funding source for scholarship program

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 11:38AM

For the last five years, the David Foege Memorial Fund has provided thousands of dollars annually for scholarships so that all youth can participate in park district programs.

Studio tour an opportunity to support local artists | Editorial

  • Dec 2, 2015 at 5:00AM

As any Vashon resident knows, the island offers countless unique experiences and is full of characters ranging from farmers to gourmet cooks to artists.

Senior center needs help in midst of cuts

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 11:36AM

For those who might have missed the article about the Vashon Senior Center’s budget in last week’s Beachcomber, here’s a quick rundown of the severe cuts that the center now faces.

Thank you, Vashon

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 11:35AM

Hello everyone, I am so blessed and have so much to be thankful for, but today I especially want to express my sincere thanks to this community.

Artist creates sculptures with unusual presence

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 7:52AM

On the first Friday in December at Hastings-Cone Gallery, Vashon artist Monica Gripman will introduce the island to a few of her friends. Some will be wearing alpaca, others sheep’s wool or even dog hair underneath finely sewn outfits Gripman designed.

Artist exhibits work in pop-up show

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 7:53AM

If a pack of porpoises is called a pod, hippopotomi called a bloat, cats a clowder, foxes a sloth and bears a skulk, then what might a collective of illustrations for a new children’s book be named? For island artist Mary Rothermel, they might well be dubbed an exhibit, one that will be held for one night only on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at VALISE.

Popular singers come to Open Space

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 7:44AM

When USA Today described the Shook Twins, the newspaper said the folk group “is ready to rattle the music world.” Rattle or shake, the Shook Twins are staking their claim with favorable reviews and a busy tour, which will bring them to the Open Space for Arts & Community at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Free indie film at Vashon Theater

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 7:43AM

Independent film producers Matthew and Sean Kohnen will screen their latest movie, “The Funeral Guest,” at a free showing at 1 p.m. Saturday at Vashon Theatre, courtesy of Raechel and Eileen Wolcott, who support indie filmmakers.

ARTS|WHAT'S HAPPENING

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 7:56AM

Trio will play at red Bike, island artist among SAM exhibitors.

Island real estate sales strong this year, further improvements expected

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 8:07AM

When Emily Browne first began looking to buy a home on Vashon last fall, her progress was slowed by the marked lack of houses available, but when a small home went up for sale last spring, she acted fast and is now happily living on the island.

VIFR sets 2016 budget, increases volunteer funding

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 8:03AM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s (VIFR) proposed 2016 budget of $2.35 million increased roughly $53,000 over this year’s, and the department’s volunteer program is seeing the largest increase in funding.

Long-awaited laundromat opens

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 8:01AM

With a permitting issue finally resolved, islanders once again have access to laundry facilities now that Doug Sudduth has opened his Suds Laundromat in town next to Rock Island Pizza.

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