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  • Feb 25, 2015 at 1:53PM

The Vashon band Bill Brown & The Kingbees has been playing gigs in the Northwest since 1986 and will bring its energetic and entertaining show to the Red Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Flamenco dance and music come to the Grange

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 1:49PM

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes will bring her latest show “La Primavera, Flamenco en Vivo” to the Vashon Grange Hall at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Building’s sale should be reconsidered

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00AM

When is it really too late? The implications of the sale of the building housing Island Quilter are staggering. As stated in the article in last week’s Beachcomber, the shop draws customers from all over the world, bringing business to other places on the island.

Famous shop brings many tourists to the island

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00AM

Over and over again, we hear about the struggle of our local island retailers and we are encouraged to support them with our business. But the sale of a building is forcing one of our retailers, Island Quilter, to move off island, and for what?

Shop is an important part of our community

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00AM

Our family was very saddened to hear of the circumstances that are forcing Island Quilter to relocate. With all the current conversations around the need to create community places, welcoming places, customers for island businesses and something for teens to do, this amounts to a tremendous loss in all of these areas.

Potholes and potting soil present a perennial springtime mystery

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 9:11PM

You may have noticed that it’s pothole season again here in the Northwest. Everywhere else, as near as I can tell, is still under snow.

News of store's move is depressing

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00AM

Your front-page story on Feb. 18 (“Quilt shop to move off-island as building sells”) is the most tragic, depressing real estate story ever read

Consider the tragedies prevented by vaccines

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 11:00PM

I remember waking up as a little girl because my sister was crying. I did what twins do, crawled into bed with her, and I noticed something was wrong.

State should partner with us to keep dock around | Editorial

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 6:00AM

The Tramp Harbor dock is a beloved and iconic spot. Extending far into the water, it’s Vashon’s only public fishing pier. Without a boat, it’s one of the best spots on the island to drop a line or a crab pot. It’s also a place where tourists go for a view of the water and some local flavor.

Wickman repeats as state champ

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 8:58PM

Vashon’s wrestling wunderkind Chase Wickman capped a perfect season and took home his second state championship last weekend at the Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome.

Vashon grapplers take eighth at state competition

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 8:55PM

The newly platinum-coiffed Pirate wrestlers finished the two-day Mat Classic state championship last Friday and Saturday in the Tacoma Dome with a highly respectable eighth-place finish.

Pirate hoopsters head to Regional competetion, aim for State tournament

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 8:51PM

The Pirate Boys Basketball team finished off a 19-1 regular season as the Nisqually 1A League champions and went into the District 3 tournament as the #1 seed. Teams in the tournament included Vashon, Charles Wright Academy, Cascade Christian from the Nisqually league and Chimicum, Coupeville and Klahowya from the Olympic League.

Vashon buses to be replaced with hybrids

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 5:57PM

Vashon’s small fleet of King County Metro buses will soon be replaced with new hybrid models.

Dock at risk amidst a lease dilemma

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s only public fishing pier may soon close, as the Vashon Park District considers a new report that the aging dock is unsafe and vets a state demand to replace it with a more environmentally friendly structure.

Quilt shop to move off-island as building sells

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Feb 19, 2015 at 5:39PM

Island Quilter hummed with activity last Friday morning as a group of women bent over sewing tables in the front of the store, caught up in a class, while a steady stream of customers came to shop.

Vashon native writes novel about child soldiers

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Feb 19, 2015 at 5:38PM

When David Hartness graduated from Vashon High School in 2001, he worked for three months as a volunteer teaching English in a small rural village in Kenya.

VAA launches a lineage of island songs

  • Feb 19, 2015 at 5:32PM

What would happen if 11 of Vashon’s musicians all played the same guitar? What might come from a seriously playful effort to create a lineage of songs born from that the one guitar?

Vashon Film Society hosts annual Oscar Night

  • Feb 19, 2015 at 5:27PM

Vashon Film Society (VFS) will roll out the red carpet for its 18th annual Oscar Night at the Vashon Theatre on Sunday.

County pushes for septic fixes, hoping to open harbor to shellfishing

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 6:00AM

After working for years to get waterfront homeowners to update their failing septic systems, King County says it nearly has something to show for its effort.

Boys win on home court, head to district playoffs

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 3:00PM

The Pirate boys’ basketball team came out with another victory, 61-55, last Tuesday against league foe Charles Wright at home on what was senior night.

Susan Sullivan remembered as an enthusiastic, caring volunteer

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 12:26PM

Susan Glover Sullivan, an islander known for her years of community activism, died last week at age 70.

Pirates send 11 wrestlers to State in a standout tournament

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 12:22PM

It was a red-letter day for Vashon wrestling. Even within the storied history of the team, none can remember one quite like this.

UW students put their design skills to work reimagining the market

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 12:15PM

The Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA) is working to revitalize and reconfigure the Farmers Market, and islanders are invited to a meeting this Saturday to weigh in with their opinions.

Proposed user fees would have promoted fairness

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 5:00AM

I regret the Feb. 4 Beachcomber news brief did not tell the full story with regard to the recent vote concerning user fees. (“Park says no again to increasing user fees.”)

Zoning laws may provide affordable housing answers

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 5:00AM

Re: “Affordable Housing Remains Out of Reach for Many,” (Feb. 11).

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