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Man arrested for weekend rape on Vashon

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 12:02PM

A 56-year-old man was arrested and booked into King County jail for an alleged rape on Saturday, according to DB Gates, a spokeswoman for the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Strawberry Festival carnival is canceled

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 12:00PM

A contract disagreement has resulted in the cancellation of the Strawberry Festival carnival, leading festival organizers to say it may be time to rethink the carnival’s place at Vashon’s annual celebration.

Ferry worker found dead after being detained following incident on ferry

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 12:00PM

A ferry worker on Vashon’s north-end route was found dead in his cell at the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac last weekend after being taken into custody on suspicion that he violated his probation.

Honeybee decline causes concern on Vashon

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 14, 2014 at 10:17AM

Bob Dixon has been raising bees on Vashon for nearly 20 years, but after losing two hives this spring, he is not sure how long he will continue.

Olsen edges out two-time winner in Fourth of July hydroplane race

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:23PM

On a calm Fourth of July morning, Karl Olsen won the annual hydroplane race around the island, coming in with a personal best time of 40:19.

Island teens wrestle at national level

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:15PM

At just 13 years old, middle schooler Adrian St. Germain’s wrestling resume looks more like that of a veteran, after competing in several high-level competitions across the country last month

Beaches and cliffs offer a walk full of intrigue at Tahlequah

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:52PM

A suite of thrills occurs on this beach walk that proceeds west from Tahlequah, around Dalco Point and north to Spring Beach Park. Cliffs host locally rare flora, the salt-chuck churns as tidal currents snag on underwater Dalco Wall, and the sharp turn north opens views up Colvos Passage.

Around town | Arts briefs

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:44PM

The sounds of music will be abound on Vashon over the next few days.

'Gypsy' will light up Drama Dock boards

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:40PM

Drama Dock will present the 1959 Tony award-winning Broadway musical “Gypsy, a Musical Fable,” at the Vashon High School theater. The show, directed by Stephen Floyd, will open on Friday and run for two weekends.

Vashon will fill with art for Friday's Gallery Cruise

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:30PM

Most galleries and arts spots will be open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Alliances might keep your Vashon torch lit

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:49PM

At my house, we’ve been watching a lot of “Survivor” lately (don’t judge), and we have learned something important: Ozzy is super hot. That and a $1 million prize, a national audience and forced dehydration makes people mistrust everybody and want to vote them off the island.

When bees are in trouble, so are we | Editorial

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

In a place that values local sustainability — and, simply put, food in general — we should pay close attention to what’s happening to bees.

Islanders should unite to save honeybees

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

This is a call to action in response to Bob Dixon’s intelligent letter regarding the chemicals that are killing the bees (“Consider the impact of chemicals that kill bees,” June 25).

Thriftway has crossed a line with gun owners

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

Thriftway is now a “no weapons, no drugs” zone. What in the world? Vashon is a small community with a thriving Sportsmen’s Club, many hunters and many longtime residents who carry concealed. I just can’t think why Thriftway needs this sign other than to jump on the bandwagon of “think with your emotions” anti-gun sentiment.

Several preserves grow with a flurry of land purchases

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s land trust and King County recently announced a series of purchases that officials say expanded existing nature preserves and will allow aging structures that threaten local habitat to be removed.

Naturopath moves clinic to former dental office

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:34PM

Nicole Maxwell, ND, opened her doors this week at her new clinic location, the former dental office of Dr. Ann Mayeda.

Islanders start petition to Group Health regarding Catholic hospitals

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

A group of islanders concerned about access to health care at Catholic hospitals is seeking signatures they will submit to Group Health Cooperative (GHC) for a resolution they hope will be voted on this fall.

Third species survey will continue gathering data on Vashon’s natural life

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:31PM

Vashon naturalists and other volunteers are gearing up for the island’s third 24-hour species survey. The Bioblitz, an annual event held by the Vashon Nature Center, will be from 3 p.m. Saturday to 3 p.m. Sunday at Lisabeula Park and several surrounding properties.

Fourth on the water

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:25PM

Quartermaster Harbor was a busy place this Fourth of July, as boaters from Vashon and surrounding areas dropped anchors in the bay to enjoy the water and watch the annual fireworks display.

From hydros to dogs, responders see a number of holiday incidents

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Officials responded to a number of holiday-related emergencies over Fourth of July weekend, including an accident during the annual hydroplane race around the island.

Artist paints images of coffee with coffee

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 7:00AM updated Jul 3, 2014 at 9:05AM

For island artist Wendra-Lynne, coffee is much more than a caffeinated drink. It is a sensory experience with an intoxicating aroma and comforting warmth. It is the heart of an industry that connects different communities and ties global cultures together. It is also a medium she sometimes uses for painting. Works of art from her series “Paintings Done in Coffee about Coffee” will be on display for a week at Café Luna.

The PlaySpace needs our support

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

It broke my heart to hear of the PlaySpace having to cut its programs due to loss of funding. I’m hoping there are angel donors out there that will support this vital program to families with small children

Fishing trip provides good chance for rowing

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 3:27PM

The other day I was at my favorite watering hole when the conversation turned to fishing. It got me to thinking that I should impart some of my hard-won fishing wisdom to The Beachcomber faithful, specifically how not to do it.

VIFR sees the complexities of island medical response | Editorial

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Islanders should pay close attention to possible changes coming at Vashon’s fire district, as they could affect who shows up at your door in an emergency.

Comedians promise to tickle funny bones at the Red Bike

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Let a group of island comics and a Seattle headliner tickle your funny bone during Comedy Night, beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bike.

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