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Blooms & Things purchased by owner of catering and events business

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s longtime floral shop, Blooms & Things, will change hands on Sept. 1, purchased by the owner of Herban Feast, Seattle’s upscale event planning, design and catering company.

District 19 resolves water pressure issues brought on by valve project

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

About three months after a handful of customers complained that a Water District 19 project reduced their water pressure, district officials say the problems have been resolved.

Paramedic proposal met with optimism, some concern

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 2:50PM

A proposal to absorb Vashon’s paramedics into the south King County paramedic system is garnering mixed responses at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR).

VIFR will hold public hearing on paramedic proposal

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 4:59PM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday to answer questions and take feedback on proposed changes to its paramedic program.

After receiving community help, musician hopes album will give back

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 4:31PM

A new CD by islander Arnon Burns is a product of his passion for music, as well as a testament to the community support he’s received in his endeavor.

A decade old, Engels show will feature more than cars

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 14, 2014 at 10:33AM

This weekend’s car show at Engels Repair & Towing will include a lot more than cars, with antique tractors, hydroplanes and a vintage semi-truck on display at the annual event.

Vashon rower earns third medal at junior world competition

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 13, 2014 at 12:35PM

Island rower Mia Croonquist has won her third world medal, taking silver in a women’s four at the World Junior Rowing Championships last week in Hamburg, Germany.

Frequent ferry delays are expected to continue

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 13, 2014 at 11:00AM

Vashon’s north-end ferry route, which has been plagued by delays, had nearly 500 late sailings last month, more than twice the delays it had in July two years ago.

New documentary explores issues of war

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 10:38AM

The veteran experience and issues of war will be explored in a documentary shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Vashon Theatre.

Program to rent tools gets off the ground

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:10PM

In an effort to bolster Vashon’s community self-sufficiency, a group of volunteers has created a tool-lending library where islanders can go to borrow tools for any project.

Islander keeps the art of herding alive

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:06PM

“For him, it’s like his best ever bowl of ice cream; he never gets tired of it. For me, the best part is the relationship with my dog.”

Quartermaster Harbor closed for shellfish harvesting

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Aug 8, 2014 at 2:25PM

Quartermaster Harbor has been closed for shellfish harvesting after unsafe levels of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison (DSP) were detected there.

Ska and rock band will play next for Concerts in the Park

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 3:02PM

The free Concert in the Park series continues from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Ober Park with the band The Cumbieros.

'The Maury Island Incident' comes to Vashon Theater

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 2:42PM

Fresh off several international film festival premiers, filmmakers Scott Schaefer and Steve Edmiston will bring their award-winning independent short film “The Maury Island Incident” back to Vashon on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The film will be shown as a fundraiser for the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association

Shoreline permitting effort sees mixed response

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:01AM

In 2009, Rodney Hearne refaced his bulkhead at Sylvan Beach, something he said he and his family members have done many times since 1928, when his grandfather built their walk-in home.

Travel and Leisure names Thai restaurant one of country’s best

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:15AM

Travel and Leisure magazine recently named May Kitchen + Bar to its list of the best Thai restaurants in the United States.

VCC struggles with nurse shortage, seeks RNs

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:14AM

Vashon Community Care, facing a nurse shortage that administrators call concerning, has put out a call for local nurses to consider applying there.

Longtime consignment shop closes, another expands into its space

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:13AM

Wendy’s Weather’d Wear has closed its doors after 15 years selling clothing on consignment in Vashon town, and Luna Bella’s will expand into its former space.

Farmers Market to open Wednesday farm stand

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:13AM

Starting today, the Vashon Farmers Market will begin a trial run of a weekly farm stand at the Village Green.

Islander took a risk with beans and built a coffee empire

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:07AM

In his kitchen overlooking Quartermaster Harbor, Jim Stewart, the founder of Seattle’s Best Coffee, grinds coffee beans from his farm in Costa Rica. The kettle whistles. Stewart pours the steaming water over the grounds, using the drip-brew method to fill a narrow, well-worn thermos. There’s not an espresso machine or coffeemaker in sight. Stewart takes his coffee black, in a demitasse.

Italian theater troupe brings new show to Open Space

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:09AM

The travelling Italian theatre troupe Teatro Minestrone will bring a new show, “Teatro Minestrone’s Around the World in 8 Stories,” to the Open Space for Arts & Community Outdoor Meadow at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Vashon Chamber Music plays Shostakovich

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:06AM

Vashon Chamber Music and Vashon Allied Arts have joined forces to bring Club Shostakovich to the Blue Heron at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Renowned singer-songwriter comes to Vashon

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

Vashon Events Special Performance series is bringing renowned guest musician Bill Carter with Scott MacDonald and Peter Pendras to the Red Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Writing jokes about our hometown takes a special touch | Humor

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

We’re getting older. When this happens, one wants to share one’s knowledge with the younger set to save them the mistaken exits and entrances we’ve experienced and to show them we’ve still got it, baby. For that reason, a group of us are sharing today some tips for writing humorous pieces about Vashon, whether for the stage, the microphone or for the pages of The Beachcomber. There are others on-island who could do this, but they aren’t as cute. So let’s begin.

Some should rethink their approach to pesticide sales | Letter to the Editor

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

For many years now I have been following the plight of the honeybee. It has been distressing to read about the collapse of bee colonies all over America and now our little island. However, I was the most distressed to hear that a group of islanders have taken it upon themselves to threaten and intimidate island business owners and their employees if they don’t stop selling the suspected bee-killing products.

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