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Open Air: Artists take flight at weekend festival

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:34PM

The Open Space for Arts & Community invites islanders and guests to come fly with them at its fourth annual outdoor aerial festival, Open Air, this weekend.

No record, but a fun attempt

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:24PM

Quartermaster Harbor was a colorful scene on Sunday, as hundreds of people in canoes, kayaks and even stand-up paddle boards joined together just off Jensen Point.

Vandalism leaves the bike in the tree in poor condition

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 5:00AM

When Puyallup residents Dylan Hutson and Molly DelDuca took a day trip to Vashon Sunday, seeing the bike in the tree was high on the young couple’s list of things to do.

A late summer night at the movies brings comfort and tears

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:07PM

My face is reflected in the deckhand’s mirrored sunglasses as he motions for me to start my car, a stony expression chiseled in his weathered face. I slip the minivan into gear, my dress shirt sticky with sweat. On the dock, in the full glare of early-evening sun, I pass a pair of chortling dusty-diesel busses crowded with a disorderly crush of sweltering commuters.

A stoplight would help at the dock

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 7:00PM

All the talk this summer about ferry delays, two-boat solutions, state legislature gridlock and the need to hire back the state patrol cadets seems to overlook the obvious: Why not do what Anacortes did years ago and install a traffic light where the dock meets Fauntleroy Way?

Turn to Freecycle for treasures and news

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:03PM

Of course you read The Beachcomber. So you consider yourself generally well informed, locally speaking. If there’s something else on Vashon Island that needs knowing or news breaking, you’ll find it out at your favorite coffee purveyor, where other regulars offer appreciation, group therapy and relevant facts. That’s why it may come as a mild shock that you could be missing what’s really going on around here.

As bike is vandalized, a piece of island life may disappear

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

It would be a shame to see the bike in the tree go away. While Vashon undoubtedly has a lot more to offer than a bike that became encased in a fir tree 60 years ago, the bike is one small thing that makes our island different.

State budget mix-up brings ferry worker instead of cadet to Fauntleroy dock

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

State funds that State Sen. Sharon Nelson (D-Maury Island) believed would fund a cadet to direct traffic at the Fauntleroy ferry dock ultimately went to pay for added ferry staff hours at the dock instead.

Blooms & Things purchased by owner of catering and events business

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s longtime floral shop, Blooms & Things, will change hands on Sept. 1, purchased by the owner of Herban Feast, Seattle’s upscale event planning, design and catering company.

District 19 resolves water pressure issues brought on by valve project

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

About three months after a handful of customers complained that a Water District 19 project reduced their water pressure, district officials say the problems have been resolved.

Paramedic proposal met with optimism, some concern

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 2:50PM

A proposal to absorb Vashon’s paramedics into the south King County paramedic system is garnering mixed responses at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR).

VIFR will hold public hearing on paramedic proposal

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 4:59PM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday to answer questions and take feedback on proposed changes to its paramedic program.

After receiving community help, musician hopes album will give back

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 4:31PM

A new CD by islander Arnon Burns is a product of his passion for music, as well as a testament to the community support he’s received in his endeavor.

A decade old, Engels show will feature more than cars

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 14, 2014 at 10:33AM

This weekend’s car show at Engels Repair & Towing will include a lot more than cars, with antique tractors, hydroplanes and a vintage semi-truck on display at the annual event.

Vashon rower earns third medal at junior world competition

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 13, 2014 at 12:35PM

Island rower Mia Croonquist has won her third world medal, taking silver in a women’s four at the World Junior Rowing Championships last week in Hamburg, Germany.

Frequent ferry delays are expected to continue

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 13, 2014 at 11:00AM

Vashon’s north-end ferry route, which has been plagued by delays, had nearly 500 late sailings last month, more than twice the delays it had in July two years ago.

New documentary explores issues of war

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 10:38AM

The veteran experience and issues of war will be explored in a documentary shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Vashon Theatre.

Program to rent tools gets off the ground

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:10PM

In an effort to bolster Vashon’s community self-sufficiency, a group of volunteers has created a tool-lending library where islanders can go to borrow tools for any project.

Islander keeps the art of herding alive

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:06PM

“For him, it’s like his best ever bowl of ice cream; he never gets tired of it. For me, the best part is the relationship with my dog.”

Quartermaster Harbor closed for shellfish harvesting

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Aug 8, 2014 at 2:25PM

Quartermaster Harbor has been closed for shellfish harvesting after unsafe levels of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison (DSP) were detected there.

Ska and rock band will play next for Concerts in the Park

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 3:02PM

The free Concert in the Park series continues from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Ober Park with the band The Cumbieros.

'The Maury Island Incident' comes to Vashon Theater

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 2:42PM

Fresh off several international film festival premiers, filmmakers Scott Schaefer and Steve Edmiston will bring their award-winning independent short film “The Maury Island Incident” back to Vashon on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The film will be shown as a fundraiser for the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association

Shoreline permitting effort sees mixed response

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:01AM

In 2009, Rodney Hearne refaced his bulkhead at Sylvan Beach, something he said he and his family members have done many times since 1928, when his grandfather built their walk-in home.

Travel and Leisure names Thai restaurant one of country’s best

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:15AM

Travel and Leisure magazine recently named May Kitchen + Bar to its list of the best Thai restaurants in the United States.

VCC struggles with nurse shortage, seeks RNs

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:14AM

Vashon Community Care, facing a nurse shortage that administrators call concerning, has put out a call for local nurses to consider applying there.

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