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Wrestlers head to postseason

  • Feb 4, 2015 at 10:38AM

This Saturday the Vashon High School wrestlers will host the Nisqually League district championships at the high school gym. Wrestling action will begin at 10 a.m. and wrap up in the early afternoon

Registration gets under way for spring sports

  • Feb 4, 2015 at 10:36AM

Sign up soon for lacrosse and youth baseball and softball

What's Happening: Arts Briefs

  • Feb 4, 2015 at 10:23AM

Artist Trust speaker Michelle Bates will talk about the Artist’s Trust in a free presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at the Blue Heron.

Longtime accounting firm bought by North Carolina CPA

  • Feb 4, 2015 at 10:11AM

Williams & Callan, a local accounting firm with about 600 clients, has changed hands.

Park board says no again to increasing user fees

  • Feb 4, 2015 at 7:00AM

The board of the Vashon Park District voted down a proposal last week that would have raised fees for using the island’s athletic fields as well as school gyms, classrooms and meeting rooms.

Memorials a reminder that we can prevent deaths | Editorial

  • Feb 4, 2015 at 6:00AM

The story behind the highway memorial to Patrick Byrd on today’s front page is also a reminder of the many lives lost to car accidents on Vashon since Byrd’s death in 1999.

Consider what it takes to fuel your food

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 5:32PM

As an organic farmer on Vashon, I feel a great appreciation for our customers. By buying the food we grow, you make our livelihood possible. Buying locally and organically grown food is good for you, for your farmers and also for our larger community.

Let’s reduce plastic cup use

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 5:29PM

It occurred to me that most of us have gotten used to taking our own grocery bags when we shop. Well done, fellow Vashonites.

Stay home when sick

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 5:28PM

About five weeks ago, I shopped at a high volume retailer on our island. The cashier who checked me out was clearly sick with a cold;

Pirates beat Tarriers in a nail biter

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 3:03PM

The Vashon girls’ basketball team secured its first league victory of the season over the Charles Wright Tarriers on Friday, when they overcame a difficult second half to win 41-40 in a last-minute nail biter.

VHS wrestlers finish the regular season strong

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 3:04PM

The Vashon High School grapplers closed out their regular season with another dual meet victory and a strong showing at a very tough Emerald Ridge Tournament.

Boys hoopsters maintain perfect league record with two more wins

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 2:27PM

The Vashon boys’ basketball Pirates logged two more Nisqually League wins last week, beating perennial rivals Cascade Christian and Charles Wright Academy.

Super Bowl XLIX in pictures | Slideshow

  • Feb 2, 2015 at 5:13PM

Photos from Daily Herald/Sound Publishing photographers Kevin Clark and Genna Martin.

Band with American roots sound will play at the Bike

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 11:06AM

Eric Apoe and his band They will bring the group’s American roots music to the Red Bike at 8 p.m. on Friday.

High school play pokes fun at British murder mystery

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 11:00AM

A small ensemble of Vashon High School theater students will bring the humor of playwright Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound” to the VHS stage for four performances over two weekends.

Couple hinges new shop on gallery, gifts and framing

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 10:55AM

The brown paper that for weeks covered the windows of the former Raven’s Nest came down last Thursday, revealing the new Hinge Gallery, which includes a frame and gift shop and a small art gallery.

Volunteers survey island’s homeless, look to next year’s count

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 11:22AM

Volunteers who participated in the One Night Count last week counted 10 homeless people on Vashon and are already looking to improve counting methods for next year’s survey.

After challenges, new day care center quickly receives license

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 11:22AM

Parents of young children will soon have a new option for day care, when the Vashon Children’s Center opens early next month.

Eric Gill, architect who worked for school district, dies at 62

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 11:19AM

Eric Charles Gill, a local architect and capital facilities director at the Vashon School District, died on Tuesday, Jan. 20, after a battle with cancer.

Vashon siblings share the trek of a lifetime

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 11:15AM

A drizzle of rain soaked the well-worn backpacks of Lizzy and Josh Corliss last September when the siblings took the final steps to complete their long-held dream of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Undaunted by the low clouds, the duo and their hiking pals let out exuberant cheers as they ran out of the woods to touch the monument marking the northern terminus of the 2,670-mile trail. The adventuresome pair will share highlights from their five-month trek in a presentation tomorrow at the Vashon Bookshop.

New year, new director bring new attempt to right the ferries

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 11:12AM

As lawmakers convene this month in Olympia, they’ll again look to find permanent funding for the state’s troubled ferry system, while new ferries chief Lynne Griffith plunges into reforms that aim to set the ferries on the right course.

Kids should wear protective gear at the skate park | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 10:51AM

The new skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center, overseen by the Vashon Park District, certainly will provide lots of fun and exercise for many kids (“Bowl of fun,” Jan. 21). The front-page picture in The Beachcomber of a 24-year-old boarder showed him without a helmet, while young, 8-year-old Evan Kruse watched wearing his helmet. Kids must follow 8-year-old Evan and wear protective gear when skateboarding. I hope the park district will have rules for the use of helmets and other protective gear when using the new skate park.

When real life feels like a cheesy movie plot

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 10:49AM

When The Beachcomber asked me if I’d write a “football-related column,” I jumped on it immediately, because as it happens, I recently landed a role in an actual football movie. What a coincidence, right? Sure, I’m just an extra, and there’s a cast of millions, but it’s a great gig and a cool story.

Schools to weigh options for 2016 bond measure

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Jan 23, 2015 at 5:16PM

Vashon’s school district will take a hard look at its aging athletic facilities this winter with an eye toward asking voters to fund upgrades in about a year.

Around town

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 10:41AM

Music and Sunday Social Hour are on deck this weekend

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