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New restaurant to open

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 11:08AM

Vashon will have a new restaurant in a familiar space when islander and chef Chris Lueck opens the Mediterranean-influenced Isola in the old Express Cuisine location.

Mukai activists win in court, secure historic farmhouse

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 6:00AM

The local activists seeking to take possession of the Mukai Farm and Garden won in court earlier this month, when a judge ruled that they legally control the historic property.

Affordable Care Act has not been a benefit for all

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 6:00AM

I am writing to echo Debbie Butler’s letter about the Affordable Care Act published in the April 8 Beachcomber (“Act has not worked well for all”).

Soccer club urges a yes vote for park district levy

  • Apr 14, 2015 at 12:28PM

The board of the Vashon Island Soccer Club encourages island voters to vote yes this month to renew the Vashon Park District levy for the next four years.

Most of all, Vashon Park District needs new leadership

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 6:00AM

Now that our ballots for the April 28 special election have arrived, we face an important decision about the future of the Vashon Park District. Whatever camp you’re in — whether you support the levy or not — another weighty decision will soon be before us: The question of who will govern our park district.

Don’t feel guilty for skipping the market

  • Apr 14, 2015 at 5:00PM

If I had a nickel for every time I saw a Vashon local avoid the uptown scene on a Saturday morning, I’d have the cash to personally buy and clean up the K2 site. I’m using hyperbole to get your attention, but you get the point.

Win in Mukai case saves an important Vashon place | Editorial

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 6:00AM

A recent court ruling puts a group of islanders in charge of the historic Mukai farmhouse. Their long-sought legal victory is also a win for Vashon, a chance for us to take back this sadly neglected piece of local history.

Each spring, the French repeat the rat race of competitive cycling

  • Apr 14, 2015 at 12:04PM

Sometimes getting a newspaper out every week can be a hard-nosed business. Take for instance this article. It was supposed to hit the streets last week because of its time-sensitive subject matter, but it got bumped. I laid out a logical argument to my editor that included breath holding and foot stomping, but all it got me was a woozy head and a sore foot.

Mukai activists win in court

  • Apr 9, 2015 at 3:00PM updated at 6:11PM

The local activists seeking to take hold of the Mukai Farm and Garden won in court last week, when a judge ruled that they legally control the historic property.

Tax would fund new emergency radio network

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 2:36PM

Vashon voters are being asked to approve a modest property tax increase to replace the region’s aging emergency radio network.

Local poets bring to light a dark time in history

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 2:38PM

On the fateful day of February 19, 1942, Executive Order 9066 changed the lives of Japanese-Americans by opening the doors for deportation to concentration camps. On Wednesday, the Friends of Mukai will present a free reading by two poets, Lonny Kaneko and Larry Matsuda, who were deeply affected by the internment. The reading will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the Land Trust Building.

Vashon teen seeks books for kids’ reading program

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 2:35PM

An island teen hoping to instill the love of reading in young children and improve literacy has launched a book drive.

Tile artist joins interior designer in new showroom

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 2:33PM

Local tile artist David Blad has partnered with kitchen and bath designer Judith Neary to open a small joint studio and showroom in town.

Let the poetry hunt begin

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 2:22PM

In celebration of April’s status as National Poetry month, two island poets, Rain O’Shine, 17, and Lily Robinthal, 16, are putting a literary twist on a classic party game.

Islanders invited to tell their stories for new project

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 2:17PM

When Shirley Ferris was recovering from surgery last October, her neighbor Mary Shackelford often stopped by to check in on her.

As the Melissa Ann goes, so does the drama of commuting by boat

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 2:14PM

In a matter of days, the Sally Fox will replace the Melissa Ann, and no doubt most islanders who sail across the sound for jobs in Seattle are pleased. Not only will the Sally Fox be shiny and new, it’ll also be considerably bigger. And that is no small matter: Routinely, people get left behind on the dock in Seattle because the Melissa Ann – outfitted for 172 – is full.

Act has not worked well for all

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 2:08PM

It was with interest I read the piece in the March 25 issue titled “We all benefit from affordable health care.” It was authored by Dow Constantine and Susan Johnson, people who, upon finishing the article, I deduce do not live with affordable care.

‘Prolific’ home burglar charged

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 6:00AM

A man who has admitted to burglarizing more than two dozen homes on Vashon to support his drug habit now faces burglary charges.

Many find joy, camaraderie in the ukulele

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 6:00AM

A drenching, cold rain fell on Vashon last Thursday, but in the studio above Vashon Island Music, the spirit of Hawaii filled the air as members of the Vashon Island Ukulele Society started to play.

Vote yes for our vital parks and places

  • Apr 7, 2015 at 8:00PM

Someone asked me the other day, “Why parks?” The only answer I could think of was: How could you even ask that question?

Say no to a levy rate that doesn’t add up

  • Apr 7, 2015 at 8:00PM

Six years ago, when we last voted for the Vashon Park District levy, we had a vibrant park district. We had numerous summer camps, summer concerts in both Ober Park and the Village Green with weekly dancing at the Village Green. Parents were able to register their children for sport activities and their own adult classes at the Ober Park office.

Proposition 1: Tax for radio network should be supported | Editorial

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 6:00AM

Do you remember what kind of phones you owned in 1992? Or what computers you used in the office?

Olympic swimmer and world record holder visits Vashon swim team

  • Apr 7, 2015 at 12:27PM

The Vashon Seals Swim Team welcomed acclaimed swimmer Ariana Kukors as she crashed their practice on April 1. Kukors and her teammate and friend Rebecca Soni recently started what they call “practice crashes,” where they drop in on swim practices, surprise the swimmers and share a couple of stories with the team.

Vashon Vultures lead conference

  • Apr 7, 2015 at 12:17PM

After their March 18 overtime win against Bellermine, the Vashon Vultures lacrosse team dropped two games.

Rowers race through the cut at Husky Open

  • Apr 7, 2015 at 12:11PM

The Husky Open is the first full-scale regatta of the spring season in the Northwest and combines a curious mixture of thrilling races to come with a certain amount of intrigue.

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