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Pot company is out, ends contract to purchase K2

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:26PM

The marijuana company hoping to purchase the K2 building has terminated its contract to do so, said Dan Anglin, a spokesman for the company, and it will look outside King County to set up its factory for edible marijuana products.

Quartermaster Marina gets a new boat pumpout

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Apr 27, 2014 at 11:15AM

The Quartermaster Marina recently installed a new pumpout, something the marina owner and officials hope will encourage boaters to pump their vessels rather than dump in the harbor.

Triathlons combine forces, will host one large event this summer

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Apr 24, 2014 at 10:31AM

The organizers of Vashon’s two triathlon events, the XTERRA Vashon Off-Road Triathlon and the Heart of the Sound (HOTS) triathlon, have joined forces this year to offer these races as well as a separate trail run and open swim, over one endurance-testing weekend.

Beachcomber website changes its digital subscription service

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Apr 24, 2014 at 9:29AM

This week The Beachcomber will change how it delivers its online content. Beginning Wednesday, April 23, The Beachcomber’s website will move from having an online pay-wall to a meter for digital subscriptions. Under the new system, readers can view up to five articles a month at no cost. After five articles, they will be asked to activate or purchase a digital subscription.

The way out: A new way into storytelling

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Apr 23, 2014 at 3:55PM

Heads up for a heart-stopping form of storytelling as members of Acrobatic Conundrum present “The Way Out,” an aerial acrobatic performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Two men, two lives tell one story in new play

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 3:50PM

Islander Peter Serko insists he’s a glass half-empty kind of guy. But judging from the story he plans to tell in a one-man show Saturday night at the Blue Heron, you’d never know it. With the provocative title “My Brother Kissed Mark Zuckerberg,” Peter spins a humorous yet poignant multi-media tribute to his late brother, David Serko, who died of AIDS during the height of the epidemic in New York City.

Wrestlers have success at regional contest

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:26PM

Four Vashon wrestlers spent their spring break in Las Vegas, not to hit to slot machines, but to hit the mats, often, and against strong opposition at the Western Regionals competition.

Kids recreate 1950s in a classic musical

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:11PM

Vashon Allied Arts will present the musical “Bye Bye Birdie” this weekend at the Methodist church.

Orchestra plays twice, for adults and children

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:06PM

The Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra will welcome spring with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday for adults and at 11 a.m. Saturday for children. Both concerts will be held at the Blue Heron.

UMO offers free tickets to kids’ show

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:05PM

The UMO Ensemble recently caught a tiger by the tail. With the goal of bringing a live performance to under-served Seattle schoolchildren, UMO performed “Red Tiger Tales” off-island to an enthusiastic crowd of 1,200 kindergarten through 12th-grade students.

Around town | Arts briefs

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

Norm Hollingshead will give a preview lecture on Vashon Opera’s upcoming production of “Werther” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon Library. This lecture follows his preview of Seattle Opera’s “The Tales of Hoffman.”

Greywater can ease our dependence on the aquifer

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:45PM

How long do we have to continue to pull out increasing quantities of water from our watershed before irreparable damage to our environment is done? How long do we have before we must turn toward an alternative water supply instead of solely relying on our underground water and our streams?

Mukai House and Garden represents a blend of cultures

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:43PM

Vashon is home to one of the most unique landmarked sites in the nation. The Mukai House and Garden, built in 1930, is a synthesis of two cultural influences: the desire of Japanese immigrants to be American and their desire to retain their culture as well.

Let’s keep looking out for one another

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

We have a special culture here that I think of as “the Vashon Way.” People look out for each other and are helpful without being asked. One of the first winters after we moved to Vashon 24 years ago, a mid-day storm knocked an alder across our driveway while my husband and I both were at work.

The group is integral to island education

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

For the past two years I, and many others, have been teaching to the Common Core State Standards. We have been doing this work while using a variety of sources. In this time I have been witness to a change in the students’ attitudes toward math.

Upcoming Granny’s Attic move will displace athletes

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

When Granny’s Attic moves to its new location, more than 250 boys baseball players and girls softball players will lose the only indoor place available to practice on Vasho

Many criticize the government until they need it

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

“Everyone hates the government, until they need a friend,” has been a truism in American politics since Colonial times. Bill Rowling’s letter to the editor, (“Fix the Economy First”, April 16) rehashes all of the popular arguments about the vile nature of government regulation/bureaucracy/corruption and its war against business.

We all can play a part in securing the planet’s future | Editorial

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

This week The Beachcomber is recognizing Earth Day as we have for several years, by highlighting efforts by islanders to help our ailing planet in the Going Green special section.

Vashon Pool’s opening delayed until mid-June

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:02PM

The Vashon Pool, which traditionally opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend, will open June 15 this year.

Vashon High School recognized as one of the top schools in the state

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 3:48PM

Vashon Island High School recently received a Washington Achievement Award (WAA) and was recognized as one of the top 5 percent of schools in the state for 2013.

Islanders join in effort at Oso slide

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 12:28PM

Following one of the deadliest natural disasters in state history, several Vashon residents have joined in the large response effort at the Oso landslide.

What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 12:58PM

Tune in for entertaining events on the island coming up.

Responders work to prepare for a landslide on Vashon

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00AM

In the wake of last month’s deadly landslide in Oso, Vashon’s emergency volunteers are preparing for a significant landslide on Vashon while also attempting to highlight the island’s own risk for slides.

Duo delivers an evening of music, slapstick and dance vaudeville style

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 7:00PM

Vaudeville — in the form of the two dynamic performers who call themselves Duo Finelli — will come to the Blue Heron at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Long Lost band members will reunite at the Red Bike

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 12:49PM

Island drummer Todd Zimberg, guitarist Michael Gotz and bass player Keith Lowe will reunite under the name of Long Lost for an evening of jazz, rock and blues at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bike.

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