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Gluten-free duo earns national acclaim

  • May 13, 2014 at 1:00PM updated May 14, 2014 at 2:07PM

When Shauna James Ahern and Daniel Ahern first learned they had won the prestigious James Beard Award, they were on a ferry heading to Seattle. The announcement arrived via Twitter, and the couple squealed like little girls, Daniel said.

Fast-pitch looks to 3 final games

  • May 13, 2014 at 2:13PM

Last week was a mellow week for the Pirate fast-pitch softball, which played only one game and lost.

Choir sings freedom songs and folk music

  • May 13, 2014 at 2:10PM

The Free Range Folk Choir will celebrate the life and work of Nelson Mandela and Pete Seeger at a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Burton Community Church

Night of improv inspires the unexpected

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

Get ready for the return of the unpredictable when “Improv Night” comes to the Blue Heron at 7 p.m. Saturday.

What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • May 13, 2014 at 1:43PM

Get out and about for music and dance on the island

Historians had help in creating the latest element of website

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

We thank you for the great Beachcomber article (“Vashon’s demographic history is revealed through new project,” May 7) about our newly created Census Project, which offers access to all census data concerning Vashon-Maury Island through www.vashonhistory.com.

Policy should evolve with our knowledge of the shore | Editorial

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

It has become a common saying that the Puget Sound is dying a death of a thousand cuts, with damage to this beloved body of water coming from every angle. One of the deepest cuts, it seems, is development along the shoreline

Kiwanis member recalls decades of service

  • May 13, 2014 at 1:29PM

Attending the last meeting of Vashon Kiwanis last week stirred up lots of memories, and I’ll pass on a few. I was a member of the Vashon club from 1958 through 1963. I rejoined in 2008, so I missed several meetings, but they let me back in anyway. Often Kiwanis met in the Alibi Café and sometimes at the golf club.

A day’s chores provide a chance to learn the awesome lessons of life

  • May 13, 2014 at 1:18PM

The grass in our front yard is 2 feet high, an undulating sea of leprechaun-green straw swaying in a taciturn breeze. My two young sons and I are seated around the breakfast table on a Saturday morning in early May, wiping up streaks of maple syrup on our plates with the last shards of salty bacon

Local family goes on first vacation with help from Make-A-Wish

  • May 13, 2014 at 1:11PM

A Vashon family with a child with a terminal condition will take their first vacation ever this month thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Heritage association secures former parsonage on Bank Road

  • May 13, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association has secured the historic house on Bank Road that it has been fundraising to purchase for use as an interpretive center.

Some run cars off of restaurants’ leftover grease

  • May 13, 2014 at 6:00PM

When Jim Farrell drives his pickup truck past the Red Bicycle, he says he has one thought: “All right, eat more French fries.”

Loss of natural shoreline confirms concerns about Puget Sound health

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

Despite shoreline restoration efforts, Vashon has seen an overall loss of natural shoreline in the last decade, a recent study found, leading some to call for better education for homeowners, stricter permitting enforcement and even the banning of bulkheads.

Giving can mean more than opening your wallet | Editorial

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:00PM updated May 8, 2014 at 8:44AM

Tuesday, as many people learned when they opened their email and saw several funding appeals, was GiveBig.

Pirates on fire as they stretch winning streak to 6

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:38PM

Fans were treated to a high-scoring affair last Monday as the Pirate baseball team outscored Chimacum 13-8.

Strong lacrosse team ends season

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:35PM

The high school boys lacrosse team extended its winning streak to four games after defeating Gig Harbor last Thursday evening, 10-4, in a dominant performance.

Crew competes in prestigious regatta

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:32PM

Vashon’s rowing club was invited to three races at the Windermere Cup regatta at the University of Washington last weekend.

Soccer heads to season’s end

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:29PM

The Vashon High School boys soccer team played three games off-island last week, and the intensity was agonizing as each game was a come-from-behind battle that either resulted in a win or a tie

Islanders win big at wrestling state championships

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:27PM

The Vashon Pin City Wrestling Club took the Tacoma Dome by storm this weekend at the Freestyle and Greco Roman State Championships

The ‘Mother of all Shows’ returns for Mother’s Day

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:15PM

A wide range of talented artists, musicians and entertainers are slated to perform during the annual “Mother of all Shows” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bike

Author tells honest fish tale

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:09PM

Island author John van Amerongen caught a big fish when he landed the story for his new book, “Catching a Deckload of Dreams,” which van Amerongen will discuss and read from at 6 p.m. Friday at the Vashon Bookshop.

Dancers ignite the stage with 'Firebird'

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:05PM

Every fall for the past 18 years, Christine Juarez, director of the VAA Center for Dance, has thought about spring. That’s because she has the challenging task of choosing and adapting a classical ballet to showcase her graduating dancers in the annual spring ballet.

‘Werther’ concludes Vashon Opera’s fifth season

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:58PM

The Vashon Opera turned five last fall, and according to its founder and artistic director Jennifer Krikawa, it’s full steam ahead for the thriving nonprofit.

What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:48PM

Music and dance are on deck on Vashon throughout the month

Our pickups may not pass emissions tests

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:36PM

Will has it right about all the interesting old pickups on the island.

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