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Vashon schools benefit from Chevron campaign

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 6:00AM

Nearly 20 teachers at the island’s public schools received Christmas presents of their own earlier this month when they learned they will receive nearly $40,000 worth of free supplies.

Local support helped the paper thrive in 2015 | Editorial

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 6:00AM

Putting out a newspaper on Vashon is a job that’s interesting, challenging and always rewarding. Here at The Beachcomber we count ourselves lucky to get to know our community so intimately and bring you the news and information you’ve come to count on each week

Goodbye to award-winning year on Vashon

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 4:00AM

If you are a sapiosexual, a person attracted to intelligence, this column may not be right for you. But if you interested in glitzy awards, keep reading because this year we are awarding the first ever 10 awards for the Top 10 Stuff that Could Have Been Done on Vashon in 2014 Awards. Did we say there are 10? That’s because there are 10 categories. So let’s get started:

Supporting the organization supports students who need help

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 5:00AM

People read The Beachcomber to stay current on the issues affecting Vashon Island. Issues we’ve seen too much of include suicide, concerns over violence in schools and the impact of drug addiction on our community. I want to encourage people who care about these things to support Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) this winter because their work makes a difference in these issues.

Evolution is one of the most important subjects a school should teach

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 5:00AM

In response to Peter Thalhofer’s letter (“Schools should stop teaching evolution,” Dec. 24), I would like to say that evolution is one of the most important subjects that can be taught in school.

The crimes the U.S. committed were cruel, violent and pervasive

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 5:00AM

A recent big news item is the release of a highly redacted government report on the tortures that we committed in Iraq and other black sites around the world. The administration’s spin on the release of this report, which is being mirrored in the mainstream media, is that the most important thing about this is that it will endanger Americans when so-called terrorists learn what we did to so many of their friends and relatives. Actually, they already have a pretty good idea.

Cruise galleries and art spots twice in January

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 12:51PM

First Friday will happen twice in January. The first cruise will take place on Friday, Jan. 2, with two galleries and several businesses remaining open. On the following Friday, Jan. 9, a second gallery walk will take place, with other galleries and art spots participating.

Documentary portrays life and times of a yogi

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 12:43PM

The Vashon Film Society will present “Awake,” a documentary about the swami who brought yoga to the West, at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Vashon Theatre.

New Year's Eve Events

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 12:36PM

Long time favorite Vashon band Loose Change will welcome in the New Year with non-stop dancing tunes at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Red Bike. Leader and vocalist Troy Kindred will be joined by two female singers and backed by a tight 10-piece band that includes keyboards, lead guitar, bass, drums and a dynamic three-piece horn section.

Vashon wrestlers make team history

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 12:28PM

The Vashon wrestling squad qualified a record number of wrestlers for the Tri-State Tournament in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and ended up placing 19th out of 72 teams.

Pirates earn second win on the road

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 12:15PM

he Vashon High School team traveled to Green River Community College on Monday, Dec 22, to play the Rainier Christian Mustangs for a non-league contest. The Pirates had their best offensive output of the season and easily handled the Mustangs of the 1B Seatac League by a score of 65-28.

Boys' basketball team remains undefeated

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 12:13PM

The Pirate boys basketball squad, off to a stellar start to their season, are continuing their winning ways.

Local artist paints all sides of life

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Dec 26, 2014 at 11:05PM

Sitting at a tall table by the window of The Hardware Store Restaurant, Pam Ingalls recently talked about the oil paintings that hang throughout the popular eatery, including those in the back gallery.

Church focuses on overseas epidemic

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

A local congregation is focusing its efforts this holiday season on providing aid to the overseas fight against Ebola.

Park district finalizes its budget amidst concerns

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Park District commissioners have finalized a $1.1 million budget for next year that includes funds to finish the fields project, extend the pool’s season by a month and build back the district’s reserves.

Senior center nourishes with new kitchen, Market Bucks program

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 7:00AM

Six months after the Vashon Senior Center installed a commercial kitchen, it is serving more people at lunch and participating in a program that enables it to obtain free local produce, while director Ava Apple is looking to increase lunch-time programming and improve transportation to the facility.

New gallery, shop to open in town

  • Dec 23, 2014 at 2:01PM

A local couple is opening a new art gallery and gift shop in the storefront formerly occupied by Raven’s Nest.

Young woman killed in single-car accident

  • Dec 23, 2014 at 1:59PM

A young woman, Sierra Marie Pedrin-Linden, was killed in a single-car accident near the north end on Wednesday night.

Liberian’s story puts our holiday needs in perspective | Editorial

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

Today’s issue of The Beachcomber comes out on Christmas Eve, a time when many of us are surrounded by loved ones, enjoying holiday celebrations and, of course, wrapping gifts. For the holiday issue, The Beachcomber chose to profile what one church on Vashon is doing at Christmastime.

Support our museum by visiting

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

I’m writing to remind readers to visit the Vashon heritage museum during the holidays. It’s open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday, except Christmas. It’s a not-to-be missed and intriguing experience.

Schools should stop teaching evolution

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

“Suicide Prevention” curriculum in the schools sounds like a good idea, but it faces a huge hurdle.

All students are at risk

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

I’d like to commend the school district’s recent recognition of the state of our young people (“Schools begin wide suicide prevention effort,” Dec. 17). One thing still worries me, however: the use of the term “at-risk students.”

Long-distance calls reveal who is naughty and nice

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

The isolation of island life seems more pronounced at the holidays, mostly in really good ways. As Southcenter Mall beckons, I hug trees. It’s not like me to hug trees, but it helps.

At Christmastime, unexpected moments bring the most joy

  • Dec 23, 2014 at 11:48AM

It’s funny how looking back on Christmases past, it’s not the moments you think you would remember that make the most impact.

Events are plentiful for ringing in the New Year

  • Dec 23, 2014 at 11:40AM

A variety of events will help islanders ring in the new year.

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