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Vashon’s country club struggles with changing times and a tough economy

  • Jun 3, 2009 at 7:00AM

The sky was cobalt blue and the thermometer approaching 70 as Neil Jungemann paused from his game and surveyed the handful of people making their way across Vashon’s gently undulating golf course Friday morning.

Library board chooses Ober Park for new branch

  • Jun 3, 2009 at 7:00AM

In a unanimous vote last week, the King County Library System’s board of trustees endorsed a plan to keep Vashon’s branch library at its current location in Ober Park.

Efforts under way to turn Maury park into a more inviting place

  • May 27, 2009 at 7:00AM updated May 28, 2009 at 9:39AM

Islanders, county officials and local conservationists have banded together to help a park on Maury be “more like a park and less like an abandoned mine site,” as one Islander put it.

Islanders make 11th-hour effort to save an old gym

  • May 27, 2009 at 7:00AM updated May 28, 2009 at 9:39AM

The Vashon Elementary School gymnasium — a 1919 wood-frame structure slated to be demolished later this year — has been declared one of the most endangered historic structures in the state by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.

Pulling carbon out of the air

  • May 27, 2009 at 7:00AM updated May 28, 2009 at 9:39AM

In a huge pit on the fringes of Vashon’s largest forest, an effort to address what many consider the world’s most pressing ecological challenge is about to unfold.

King County library board selects Ober Park for new branch

  • May 27, 2009 at 5:00PM updated May 28, 2009 at 9:39AM

In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the King County Library System's board of trustees endorsed a plan to keep Vashon's branch library at its current location in Ober Park.

H1N1 case confirmed on Vashon

  • May 22, 2009 at 1:00PM updated May 28, 2009 at 9:34AM

A case of H1N1 flu was confirmed on Vashon Thursday afternoon, after tests showed that 50-year-old man who was treated at Vashon Health Center last week was carrying the virus, which is sometimes called swine flu.

A live radio show blossoms on Vashon

  • May 26, 2009 at 2:00PM updated May 28, 2009 at 9:18AM

For every great theatrical idea, there’s a story — a tale of an “aha” moment when the stars align, the planet shifts and something wonderful suddenly springs to mind.

Musicians bring an array of sounds to Bike and Luna stages

  • May 26, 2009 at 2:09PM

This weekend will bring five nights of music to Café Luna and Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.

'Snow White' dancers grace the stage

  • May 26, 2009 at 2:04PM

Editorial: Beachcomber changes format, enters a new era

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:33PM

It’s a new day at The Beachcomber.

Letters to the Editor: May 27

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:31PM

Back from tour, Backbone looks ahead to Glacier fight

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:27PM

When it comes to making change, politicians matter, lawyers matter, but more than anything else you matter. What you do, what you say, the sacrifices and risks you take all make a difference. Cynicism is our enemy, and action is our ally. Here’s some proof.

Students explore the beat of mathematics

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:15PM

Walk into Kim Davis’ seventh-grade math classes at McMurray Middle School this week, and you won’t see students toiling over workbooks filled with vexing story problems.

District 19 considers policy to address waiting list

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:15PM

King County Water District 19, Vashon’s largest water purveyor, is considering a new policy that would allow residential customers to supply both their main residence and a rental unit in their house or on their property with one water share.

Time&Again: Vashon ferries have followed a circuitous path

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:57PM

Vashon Heights was platted in 1909 as a development, and that’s when the Island’s first dock was built, constructed to service the famous mosquito fleet that crisscrossed Puget Sound.

Track athlete off to state

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:35PM

King’s High School in Shoreline was the location for the 1A Tri-District Championship Finals on May 23; the sunny Saturday provided one shining moment for the Pirate track team before giving way to heartbreak and controversy.

Tennis player makes state

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:34PM

Vashon High School senior Max Burnham will represent the Island at the boys tennis state tournament in Yakima this weekend.

A new swim team emerges

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:33PM

The Vashon Island Stingrays, a newly formed swim club, are already seeing success at regional competitions, with one of the team’s swimmers competing in a prestigious invitation-only meet this month.

Mayor and coach Paul Wallrof named to sports hall of fame

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:32PM

Vashon Pirate Youth Football coach Paul Wallrof will be honored at the annual Banquet of Champions on June 4, when he will be inducted into the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame. The Tacoma Athletic Commission will recognize Wallrof for his outstanding sports accomplishments and contributions to the community that have brought significant local and regional acclaim in the Tacoma-Pierce County area.

Rowers take home 33 medals from regionals

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:29PM

Aching and tired, yet excited about their success, the members of the Vashon Island Junior Crew (VIJC) team took home more than 30 medals after competing in the US Rowing 2009 Northwest Junior Regional Championship Regatta May 15 to 17 at Vancouver Lake, Wash.

School board vets off-Island students

  • May 22, 2009 at 2:44PM

For years, Vashon Island School District has been willing to accept as many off-Island students as it can handle.

Weekend promises a plethora of performances

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:00PM updated May 22, 2009 at 1:11PM

Music lovers can prick up their ears this weekend and hear something they like — the Island will boast eight separate music events in a three-night span, and many of the shows are free.

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