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Artists will offer bargains

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:39PM

One of the Island’s biggest art sales of the year will take place at Blue Heron Gallery over Memorial Day weekend.

Three-quarters of Vashon residents mail in census forms

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:30PM

Vashon and Maury Island’s mail-in 2010 U.S. Census return rates beat the state and national averages.

‘Empty Bowls’ aims to help food bank

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:29PM

Vashon’s third annual “Empty Bowls” fundraiser will take place at an Islander’s home on Friday. Organized by the Vashon High School Amnesty International/Interact Club, the event will raise funds for the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank.

Editorial — Poring over numbers: The district’s budget is complex

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:22PM

An astute reader pointed out that a careful look of the Vashon Island School District’s budget suggests a different picture than the one the district is painting. Revenues have stayed about the same, a Powerpoint slide show on the district’s Web site indicates. The problem, this reader pointed out, is that expenses have climbed by about $1 million — taking the district from a $13 million spending plan this year to one that logs in at $14 million for the upcoming fiscal year.

Reflections on race, journalism and a busy day

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:22PM

After The Beachcomber came out last Wednesday, Milt Williams — who hadn’t yet read the paper — noticed he was getting concerned looks.

Letter to the Editor: Dockton Road is needed (May 19, 2010)

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:18PM

The idea of abandoning the Tramp Harbor/Dockton Road is ridiculous and insensitive to the transportation needs of Maury Island and Vashon residents.

Vashon High School soccer team concludes season with a tough loss

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:14PM

Like true Pirates, the Vashon boys soccer team went down scrapping as their season came to an end on Wednesday, May 12.

A debate over sewers raises tough questions about growth on Vashon

  • May 12, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 5:24PM

For months, a small group of Islanders has been engaged in heady discussions about the future look of Vashon’s rural town, examining issues from parks to traffic patterns as part of a larger effort to update the Island’s 14-year-old town plan.

Washington State Ferries launches $1 million marketing campaign

  • May 12, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 5:24PM

Washington State Ferries (WSF) plans to counter lagging ridership with a $1 million marketing campaign to attract tourists to destinations throughout Puget Sound, including Vashon.

Feds postpone meeting to discuss Glacier's EIS

  • May 12, 2010 at 5:24PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has postponed a meeting to discuss the scope of an environmental review Glacier Northwest will have to undertake before it can received a permit to resume construction of its controversial pier.

Youth sports confer lifelong benefits for players | Column

  • May 11, 2010 at 12:00PM updated May 12, 2010 at 12:29PM

If peewee athletes remind you of Labrador retrievers at KVI Beach (get the ball, get the ball, get the ball…) older children seem more like big-cat cubs, learning to wait for, or create, an opening to pounce.

Vashon soccer team advances to bi-district tournament

  • May 11, 2010 at 12:00PM updated May 12, 2010 at 12:29PM

The Pirate soccer team survived an 89th minute goal by Orting Wednesday and a near mugging by Port Townsend Saturday to advance to the Bi-District playoffs.

Vashon track enters the post-season

  • May 11, 2010 at 12:00PM updated May 12, 2010 at 12:28PM

The Pirate track and field team traveled May 6 to Charles Wright for their final league meet before heading to the post-season. Charles Wright won the meet on the boys’ side with 100 points, followed by Chimacum with 72 points, Vashon with 51 points and Life Christian at 16 points.

Student's 'needs are not being met on Vashon'

  • May 11, 2010 at 12:00PM updated May 12, 2010 at 12:22PM

I have recently returned to Vashon with my husband and our four children. We chose Vashon in part because of the schools. As a parent I like to know whom my kids are hanging out with, who the parents of each student are and where they live. Vashon provides both excellent schools and a tight community. We support school levies and pay plenty in taxes to live here.

Vashon PTSA auction does much for our schools

  • May 11, 2010 at 12:00PM updated May 12, 2010 at 12:21PM

Ten years ago, my son and I moved to Vashon. My son, now 17, recently competed and won first in the state for multiple percussion, an endeavor that started in earnest last November but in all fairness began years ago during his early years at Chautauqua Elementary School

Initiative 1077 would accomplish much

  • May 11, 2010 at 12:00PM updated May 12, 2010 at 12:21PM

I was about to write a letter about the need for a state income tax to meet the needs of our schools when I read the editorial to that effect in last week’s Beachcomber. Bravo!

Vashon schools should reconsider 'grinding' decision, amid prom cancellation

  • May 11, 2010 at 12:00PM updated May 12, 2010 at 12:20PM

I want to make the community aware of what has resulted from the decision to ban the grinding style of dancing at Vashon High School dances. School dances — something that students have looked forward to and attended in large numbers — are headed toward extinction. The annual spring prom last weekend was cancelled because only a few tickets were sold. The tolo dance in February was sparsely attended and a big money loser for the school, despite expensive entertainment alternatives like laser tag and a video game bus.

PTSA auction: An opportunity to give back

  • May 11, 2010 at 1:05PM

Spend two weeks in Mexico. Have a private house party with an acclaimed Island musician. Or deck out your home with student-crafted art pieces. And do it all in the name of supporting the Vashon public schools.

Editorial: What occurred Friday night? A probe is in order.

  • May 12, 2010 at 7:00AM

The incident that took place Friday night in the heart of town is disturbing on many levels. But what’s particularly troubling is the disparity between what the King County Sheriff’s Office said happened and what three eyewitnesses said they saw unfold.

Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio prove fruitful on Vashon

  • May 11, 2010 at 12:55PM

Twenty-five years ago, Rotary International began the ambitious PolioPlus program, with a goal to eradicate polio from the world.

Feds hold Vashon meeting to discuss Glacier’s impact on the environment

  • May 11, 2010 at 12:51PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a meeting on Vashon Tuesday night to discuss the extent of the environmental review Glacier Northwest will be expected to undertake before it can resume building its barge-loading pier on Maury.

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