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Country music variety show comes to the Red Bike

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 11:13AM

The Pretty Good Opry — Vashon’s twist on an old-time country music variety show — is all about mixing comedy and music in three acts delivered in the format of a bygone country music radio show.

Art abounds on first Friday tour

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 11:11AM

Most galleries will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Seattle band and Vashon orchestra team up

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:39AM

Three rocking mostly string bands will get people dancing Sunday when two island groups, RISK and RISK Jr., open for the Seattle fiddle-driven trio, The Onlies. This is a benefit performance for the RISK scholarship fund, which supports music lessons and instrument rentals for low-income children.

Pirates’ winning season ends

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 1:00PM

The Pirate basketball season came to an end on Saturday with a 60-70 loss to Okanogan High School at the regional championships. Okanogan came into the game boasting a 23-0 record while Vashon came in with an impressive 20-5 record.

12th Man should focus on real heroes

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

I have been amazed and somewhat disillusioned at the apparent worship of the Seattle Seahawks since their Super Bowl victory. It does cause me to wonder if those who create idols of NFL players read the news related to the NFL’s weak-kneed approach to the epidemic of brain injuries caused by concussions and lifetime disabilities caused by broken and torn bodies

State tax system needs an overhaul

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

After Vashon voters have congratulated themselves for approving the latest school levy, it might be worthwhile to reflect that Washington state’s taxation system is the most regressive in the nation.

Assessment of wastewater disposal plan is needed

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon community has not had enough time to assess wastewater disposal and potential pollution of our ground- water by Bakkhos Holding.

County missed the mark on pot regulation

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

King County seems to want to bend over backwards to push through a change in their zoning rules that will allow an energy-intensive, huge indoor grow at K2.

Attitudes should evolve

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

What an interesting turn of events. In October 2013, The Beachcomber waxed hopeful about marijuana grow businesses on Vashon. “We hope islanders don’t dissuade those...who might go into business.” Open minds would allow tasteful and respectful businesses to start up, create new jobs, and invest in local economy, they said

On a finite island, we must act accordingly

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 12:40PM

The blunted rays of flannel-gray February daylight melt into the mirror-still harbor, unbroken sky-gray and harbor-gray split by a jagged band of misty black firs and skeleton maples on the far shore.

County pot regs look bad for small business | Editorial

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

When The Beachcomber first began to report on potential legal marijuana businesses on Vashon, we spoke with Shango Los, an islander attempting to gain traction with his new group, the Vashon Island Marijuana Entrepreneurs Alliance

King county voters to decide on transportation funding

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Proposed cuts to Metro bus service may be averted because of a fare increase approved by the county council and a funding measure that King County voters will decide on in April.

Study confirms concerns about poor health of harbor, sheds light on causes

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

During a break between rain showers Monday, a crew of young people from the Washington Conservation Corps tended to a wide patch of Oregon grape, snowberry and hawthorne recently planted at Raab’s Lagoon.

VYFS sees continued demand for services, leap in numbers in 2013

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS), the island’s largest social service provider, served nearly one-third more people last year than it had the year before, an increase that is part of a multi-year trend.

VHS musicians will open for Seattle indie-pop band

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Feb 28, 2014 at 10:40PM

Vashon High School students Maya Krah and Maria Gilmour of Two Dime Icebox, plus Kate Atwell & Mallory Breen, will open the show for the Seattle acoustic indie-pop Lucy Horton Band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron

Award-winning author will give a talk on stories

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 9:48AM

Join Dr. Charles Johnson, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Washington and a National Book Award winner, for an evening of conversation, called The Power of Story, at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at The Blue Heron.

Arts & Humanities will present lecture on Isamu Noguchi

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 9:47AM

If you’ve ever paid a visit to Seattle’s Volunteer Park, then you’ve probably caught a glimpse of the Space Needle through the hole in Isamu Noguchi’s doughnut-shaped onyx sculpture, “Black Sun.”

Islander offers art classes for disabled students

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 9:42AM

Over, under and through — that’s how islander Deborah Anderson instructs parents of children with disabilities to help their children discover and connect with their inner strength, the part, she said, that is not challenged

Premiere trumpet soloist will play at the Blue Heron this weekend

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 2:33PM

Vashon Allied Arts will bring the classical sound of the trumpet with piano accompaniment to the Blue Heron at 4 p.m. Sunday with a concert by Raymond Deleon.

Author of birds book to read at bookshop

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 2:28PM

Those who have an interest in avian life on Vashon have probably heard of the islander with a reputation as a regional bird expert who happens to share his last name with a bird: Ed Swan. Swan will talk about the new edition of his book on local birds, “The Birds of Vashon Island” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Vashon Bookshop.

The stars will shine on Vashon

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 2:10PM

Grab your boa and a gown from Granny’s or a top hat and tails and head out to the Vashon Theatre to walk the red carpet. It’s time once again for the Vashon Oscar Night party sponsored by the Vashon Film Society. The festivities will begin 4 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon Theatre.

Vashon wrestlers take 7th at State, Wickman earns championship

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 2:04PM

For the first time since 2009, the Vashon wrestling team cracked the top 10 in team points, finishing seventh overall at the state competition last weekend at the Tacoma Dome. What makes this performance all the more significant is that all the points were earned by just four wrestlers.

County moves forward on pot plan after mixed meeting

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 7:00PM updated Feb 26, 2014 at 12:53PM

King County is moving forward with a proposal that would allow marijuana business at the K2 building after hearing mixed reactions to the plan at a public meeting attended by hundreds on Vashon.

Pirates’ play takes them to regionals this weekend

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 4:47PM

This past week was another busy one for the Pirate basketball team as it marched deeper into the playoffs. The Pirates went 2-1 last week, beating The Northwest School and Seattle Christian, but losing to Cascade Christian. Despite the loss, the Pirates are moving on to regionals, which will take place this weekend in eastern Washington.

More people working on Vashon would bring benefits

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 4:44PM

I can remember a time when the K2 building was a bustling place of employment — somewhere working class people could go on Vashon to support their families. Our community was more diverse, more vibrant and a lot less precious back in those days. That’s why I’m excited that a company has come along that wants to produce a legal and highly regulated product ther

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