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Poetry project receives national recognition

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 11:18AM

In honor of National Poetry Month, The Academy of American Poets spotlighted the Stories of Arrival: Refugee and Immigrant Youth Voices Poetry Project, a program founded by poet and long-time islander Merna Ann Hecht.

Unofficial mayor candidate introduced at market

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 10:28AM

Saturday marked the first Vashon Farmers Market of the 2016 season and in addition to the regular farmers, and vendors, a special guest was present: Noodle the Sheep.

After tough first year, young farmer takes lessons learned and finds his stride

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:43AM

*Editors Note: This story is the first in a series profiling new and young farmers on Vashon. Young farmers are rare, with the USDA reporting the average age of farm operators nationwide is 58. The average age of a farmer in Washington State is 59.

Home’s deck burns on Ridge Road

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue firefighters work to clean up after a deck caught fire at a home in the 19000 block of Ridge Road Thursday afternoon.

House concert features acclaimed acoustic string musicians

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

A house concert is an easy way to experience live music in an intimate and warm setting and is an up-close and personal way to meet musicians. Islanders have an opportunity to attend a house concert with the acoustic strings and harmonizing voices of Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor of Noctambule, and Tim Connell in a Vashon living room at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Insufficient state funding for school tech, maintenance means levy needs to pass

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

Today, King County Elections will mail out ballots for the Vashon Island School District's expiring Technology and Facilities Capital Projects Levy.

Vashon Crew sends four boats to weekend Husky Open

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

With a big 520 bridge reopening party going on next door, collegiate, master and junior crews raced through the University of Washington's Montlake Cut on Saturday under improving conditions as the day progressed.

An open letter to the Secretary of State: Democratic caucus process is epitome of incompetence

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

Secretary of State of Washington, Kim Wyman,

New farmers show bravery, importance of farm work

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

Just over 2 million of America's 319 million people are farmers, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2012 Agriculture Census. Of those, 6 percent are under 35 years old.

Thank you to those who volunteer to write

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

I want to express appreciation for the parents who write about Vashon sports for The Beachcomber. Even though I'm not a big sports fan, I've found myself drawn in by the skillful writing and photos. I'm sure these parents get little or nothing for these stories, so thanks.

Track athletes off to strong start this season

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

The Pirates track and field season is off and running, as the modest but mighty 2016 team participated in its third meet of the season last Saturday at the Lil' Norway Invitational at North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo.

Soccer team wins one, ties one on the road

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM


Stop Hillary Clinton’s drumbeat to war

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

After the caucus last week, I decided to write my elected officials and write to my local newspaper to ask folks to do the same to help stop Hillary Clinton's drum beat to war. I am very concerned with recent comments Hillary Clinton has made concerning her position, if she becomes President, about having a larger military foot print overseas and in the middle east in particular. This is on top of her being supported by a leading neo-con who working for her when she was Sec. of State. I do not see how the Democratic party can achieve its domestic agenda if Hillary Clinton is bent on a military solution to the world problems. To make matters worse, she gave a recent speech blasting the Palestine peace process. I cannot believe by the vast majority of the Democratic Party support her views. It is time for people to put pressure on her to stop this. After all, we all remember Bush II's drum beat to war in 2006-2007 when he was running for President the first time!

Islander opens new naturopathic medicine practice in Vashon town

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

Vashon's medical offerings are expanding, as a new naturopathic medicine practice has opened in town just north of Luna Bella's.

Ferry food change promises reliable galley hours, drops local businesses

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

After providing food services to the state ferry system for years, two local companies are being replaced by a national corporation that will take over ferry food operations this summer.

Islanders aim for laughs on April Fool’s Day

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

Last Friday morning, the email from Rebecca Wittman, who owns The President of Me clothing store, arrived in her customers inboxes before 9 a.m.

Author discusses new book

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

Blaine Harden, former reporter for The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine, will read and discuss his latest book, "The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: A True Story about the Birth of Tyranny in North Korea," at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the Vashon Bookshop.

VHS girls’ tennis team falls to Charles Wright and Lincoln, beats Bush, moving to 3-2 on the season

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

After a strong start to the season, the girls' tennis team traveled to Charles Wright with a 2-0 record.

The life of an artist: an 80-year retrospective

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 8:00PM updated Apr 4, 2016 at 5:26PM

From inside Ina Whitlock’s living room, rainbows can be seen arching over the north end of the island. Step outside and the colorful arcs often curve right over the artist herself.

Daughter honors father in concert with Free Range folk choir

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 6:00PM updated Mar 30, 2016 at 8:15AM

Some 15 years ago in Philadelphia, island musician Kat Eggleston told her friend Utah Phillips about her father’s memories as a child in the Dust Bowl, one of the greatest agricultural disasters in American history.

Senator Murray honors Vashon Islander

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 6:00AM

Senator Patty Murray honored Vashon resident Joe Krumbach with a Golden Tennis Shoe Award last week. Murray gives the awards every year to “everyday heroes,” people who make a difference in their communities.

Court victory: Friends of Mukai gain access to historic home and garden

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 5:00AM

The local group that has been fighting a prolonged legal battle to take control of the Mukai House and Garden scored a legal victory in court on Friday and for the first time has possession of the historic property.

Hundreds of islanders caucus as majority rally behind Sanders

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 5:00AM

Island Democrats turned out in droves on Saturday for the Democratic caucus, where they gave impassioned speeches, listened to their neighbors weigh in and cast their votes for who they believe will be the best person to lead the country forward.

County to present transit options at open house

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 5:00AM

After working to learn about and address some of the transportation challenges on Vashon, King County officials will host an open house next week to review a slate of recommendations intended to make it easier for island residents to get around.

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