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VALISE hosts a talk

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 2:58PM

Valise Gallery will hold a free discussion on “Arts in Community: How Cultural Democracy Can Flourish” from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the gallery. Beverly Naidus, artist, author and VALISE collective member, will lead the discussion. The talk coincides with VALISE’s current exhibition, “Vashon Jam/Slam/Glam All-Island Art Show,” a show that was open to all Islanders for participation. For more information about the gallery, visit

An Island piper has a new book

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 2:57PM

There will be a reading, signing and performance at 7 p.m. Friday, July 9, at Vashon Bookshop, to celebrate the publication of Islander John Dally’s new book, “The Northwest Collection of Music for the Scottish Highland Bagpipe.” The 163-page book, a collection of photographs and essays, includes a history of piping on Vashon during the past 40 years. The book also contains sheet music for 140 tunes suitable for pipes, fiddle and other melody instruments.

Singers, dancers and actors bring a lively production of ‘Oklahoma’ to the stage

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 2:50PM

Drama Dock’s summer musical, “Oklahoma,” will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Vashon High School, and continue with additional performances scheduled through July 18.

Schools fundraising drive nets $446,000

  • Jul 7, 2010 at 7:00AM

Vashon Island School District won’t lose a single teaching position next year, thanks to a whirlwind fundraising effort that raised more than $446,000 in the last six weeks.

PO boat riders approve of county control

  • Jul 7, 2010 at 7:00AM

Over the Christmas holidays, Islanders who ride the passenger-only boat from Vashon to downtown Seattle showered the crew with cookies, cards, even hand-knitted hats — tokens of gratitude for a crew and service many commuters have grown to appreciate.

Tahlequah bears a prize-winning Native American name

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 1:29PM

The first account we have of Clam Cove, now known as Tahlequah, comes from Lt. Georges Colvocoresses of the Wilkes American Exploring Expedition, whose name was shortened to Colvos by his companions and after whom Colvos Passage is named.

30th Bill Burby run coming up July 17

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 1:40PM

Two high school coaches and their athletic director used to run after school to keep fit and talk about anything and everything.

Vashon High School outstanding athletes honored with awards

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 1:38PM

Awards were presented June 7 to outstanding Vashon High School athletes.

New congregation springs up to offer church services in Spanish

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 1:35PM

As the pastor’s wife moves to the front of the dimly lit sanctuary, a hush falls over the small congregation. After a few short announcements, the service commences. A church member reads a passage of scripture as young men controlling the sound system in the back of the room cue up music for the first worship song. As the music begins, believers close their eyes, raise their hands and sing.

Young patients and survivors go to camp

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 1:32PM

Every year, hundreds of young cancer patients, survivors and their siblings descend upon Camp Burton, turning it into Camp Goodtimes, an American Cancer Society-sponsored camp for those affected by cancer.

Editorial: A round of applause for those who saved our schools

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 1:27PM

The Islanders who donated money to Vashon Island School District’s recent fundraising campaign deserve a hearty thank-you. What an incredible outpouring of support for the establishments that work so tirelessly to educate our young people.

Thanks to the Vashon community for supporting schools fundraiser

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 1:26PM

Today a school superintendent has to wear a number of different hats. The job requires a growing skill set that includes the administrative know-how of a CEO, the financial knowledge of an accountant, the empathy of a human resources manager, the negotiating acumen of a diplomat and the flexibility of an acrobat. In these times of state budget cuts and underfunding of public education, I would have to add fundraiser to that list.

Letter to the editor: Fourth of July fireworks show contradicts the Island’s values

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 1:23PM

Before Tom Stewart (yes, there was a time before the Mighty Fireworks Show) the evening of Independence Day was filled with the muffled sounds of scattered, home-purchased fireworks, both legal and not-so-legal. The zing of pinwheels, the spinning fire of ground blooms, even the whistle and pop of noise-only fireworks, these were the accompaniment to neighborhood and family picnics.

Letter to the editor: Senator should examine how tax dollars are spent

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 1:22PM

I would like to respond to the column from Sen. Joe McDermott in the June 30 Beachcomber (“Taxation is in response to global crisis,” June 30).

Engage kids in art to see that it lasts

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 1:19PM

While one adult’s art may be another’s garbage, in the world of children, every artistic expression is a treasure. This is true not just because Mom and Dad simply adore the source and any production therefrom. It’s also true because the benefit for kids is all about process.

Beloved Drama Dock director deserves community support

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 1:16PM

Tomorrow is my birthday. It is also the night we open Drama Dock’s “Oklahoma.” My youngest child and I are both in the show’s chorus. While it has been wonderful to finally have a chance to sing and dance with Will after doing so with his two older sisters, I do it with melancholy because the woman who started me on this path is taking a break.

Islanders must pipe up at July 14 meeting on Glacier’s proposal

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 1:14PM

Several weeks ago, The Beachcomber reported that the Army Corps of Engineers has announced they have initiated the development of a court-ordered Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which will investigate the environmental, social and public health impacts of the Glacier Northwest Maury Island proposal.

A new Island dentist arrives as another retires

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 12:41PM

A Vashon native has returned to the Island to practice dentistry at Dr. Michael Maki’s dental office, and a beloved dentist there is retiring from the practice.

Thanks to grant, McMurray middle schoolers will learn about Vashon history

  • Jul 2, 2010 at 9:00AM

Seventh-graders at McMurray Middle School will get a healthy dose of local history next year, thanks to a grant from 4Culture that will help teachers educate their students about Vashon's past.

Maury Islander Hilary Emmer walks the talk as longtime civic activist

  • Jun 29, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Jul 2, 2010 at 8:55AM

Visit the home of Islander Hilary Emmer and you would never guess you’d entered the residence of a woman who has been fired from almost every job she has ever held.

For the cast of Drama Dock's ‘Oklahoma,’ the show goes on

  • Jun 29, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 11:21AM

A group of intrepid Island thespians is in final rehearsals for one of the biggest musicals to be staged on Vashon in several years — a production that has seen more than its fair share of heartache and backstage drama.

Preschool to be part of autism research

  • Jun 30, 2010 at 7:00AM

The preschool at Chautauqua Elementary School could soon be better equipped to educate young students with autism, after the school was selected as a pilot site to use a research-based autism education curriculum.

An exhibit brings Van Olinda’s Vashon to life

  • Jun 30, 2010 at 7:00AM

When Ray Pfortner moved to Vashon 16 years ago, he was struck by the photography of Oliver S. Van Olinda — images the pioneer historian had taken a century before.

Islanders vet Vashon’s sewer district and town plan boundaries

  • Jun 29, 2010 at 10:15AM

Around 25 Islanders gathered at McMurray Middle School last Wednesday to discuss a messy topic: sewers. And if any conclusion could be taken from the debate, it was that the issues surrounding Vashon Sewer District commissioner Ed Murphy’s efforts to restore the sewer district’s former boundaries run deeper than the pipes themselves.

Trail runners have successful race

  • Jun 29, 2010 at 10:14AM

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