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Pirates send 11 wrestlers to State in a standout tournament

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 12:22PM

It was a red-letter day for Vashon wrestling. Even within the storied history of the team, none can remember one quite like this.

UW students put their design skills to work reimagining the market

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 12:15PM

The Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA) is working to revitalize and reconfigure the Farmers Market, and islanders are invited to a meeting this Saturday to weigh in with their opinions.

Proposed user fees would have promoted fairness

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 5:00AM

I regret the Feb. 4 Beachcomber news brief did not tell the full story with regard to the recent vote concerning user fees. (“Park says no again to increasing user fees.”)

Zoning laws may provide affordable housing answers

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 5:00AM

Re: “Affordable Housing Remains Out of Reach for Many,” (Feb. 11).

Customers, too, should stay home when sick

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 5:00AM

I wanted to add something to the letter “Stay home when sick,” (Feb. 4).

VIFR changes burn permit process, mails permit to all households

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 12:03PM

Last week Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) mailed every household on the island a permanent, non-expiring burn permit, eliminating the need to request a permit from fire officials for residential burning, cooking and recreational fires.

New studio and shop open, making a dream come true

  • Feb 12, 2015 at 9:28AM

When Sarah Drew and Patty Roberts met as vendors selling handmade goods at the Vashon Farmers Market, they quickly recognized a kindred spirit in each other.

Around Town

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 3:56PM

Scottish troubadour Jim Malcolm will return to Vashon for a house concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. It’s the fourth time the renowned singer has come to the island to play an intimate show.

Around Town

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 3:32PM

Scottish troubadour Jim Malcolm will return to Vashon for a house concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. It’s the fourth time the renowned singer has come to the island to play an intimate show.

Neurologist talks about the aging brain

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 3:28PM

Vashon Allied Arts’ science series will continue with a lecture called “The Aging Brain” by Dr. Christopher O’Brien at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Heron.

Crowd comes out for Spell It! bee

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 3:23PM

The ninth annual Spell It! spelling bee, a fundraiser for the Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation, drew a crowd last Saturday, organizers say, and raised about $6,000, which is at least $1,000 more than last year’s event brought in.

Newspapers provide a peek into island life over the decades

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 1:00PM

Did you know that Vashon had numerous large stills producing illegal alcohol during Prohibition in 1931? Or that most of Vashon town was destroyed by a fire in 1935? Or that Vashon State Park was developed at Dockton and built by Works Progress Administration workers in 1936? Or that irate islanders stormed the ferry Elwha and occupied it overnight in a sit-down strike to protest proposed ferry changes in 1938?

Voices of color need to be more included in day-to-day life

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 12:37PM

As the mother of mixed children, I started to examine issues of racism once it was directed toward my son and my daughter. I see it as a lifetime dismantling that has enriched my life with humility, understanding and inspiration.

First Friday features new artists and new gallery

  • Feb 4, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Feb 11, 2015 at 12:34PM

Café Luna will show new work by Erik Hogan. Well known on Vashon for his K2 snowboard designs and murals at Thriftway and Sporty’s, Erik Hogan has painted a new and diverse collection of art specifically for Vashon. The show will run through March

The lovelorn need a season to find their special someone

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 12:33PM

In honor of the upcoming day of amorous activities, I’d like to address the single man’s plight on Vashon. When I arrived here some four years ago, I was a swinging bachelor ready to woo the ladies.

Effort revives VHS class photos

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 12:30PM

When the new Vashon High School opened in 2014, a bit of history was left behind. VHS class photos dating back to the 1930s that had previously adorned the walls of the lunch room did not make the move.

Island equestrians look to make improvements at popular horse park

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 12:20PM

Since the 1980s, island equestrians have transformed Paradise Ridge from a Cold War-era missile site into a haven for horse riders, and they are poised to make further changes this year.

Affordable housing remains out of reach for many

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 9:00PM

Vashon’s first foray into the countywide tally of homeless people last month might suggest to some that we don’t have a problem with safe and affordable housing on the island. If only that were true.

Now is the time to address our low vaccination rates | Editorial

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 6:00AM

The debate over vaccinations isn’t new on Vashon. For years we’ve known our schools have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country

Weathering crisis, center holds fast to a mission to help families

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 8:35PM

One drizzly morning last week, a group of young women sat in a circle in a warmly lit room at the Playspace. As they took turns discussing parenting young children, toddlers sometimes wandered in from a playroom next door for a few moments of attention from their mothers before running off again.

Granny's gets new digs

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 2:02PM

Crowds are nothing new to Granny’s Attic, but last weekend the masses of deal-seekers gathered at a new location, as the popular thrift shop opened for the first time at the IGA plaza.

Developer to begin construction of vacation lodges this month

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Feb 4, 2015 at 10:51AM

With permit in hand, a Seattle developer plans to break ground on a 16-unit vacation retreat behind Vashon Village this month.

On Vashon Highway, one woman works to honor a stranger

  • Feb 4, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 10:51AM

Anyone who has driven on the north end of Vashon Highway in recent years is likely familiar with the roadside memorial to Patrick Byrd, who was killed in an accident there in 1999.

Corps group brings a new approach to volunteer work

  • Feb 4, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 10:51AM

AmeriCorps crew will tackle a variety of projects at five locations on Vashon

Comedy is no mystery in new VHS show | Theater Review

  • Feb 4, 2015 at 10:46AM

The Vashon High School theater arts class has taken on a real challenge with its production of playwright Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound.”

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