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Fire chars business in heart of downtown Vashon

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Aug 25, 2008 at 12:10PM

An environmental consulting business on Bank Road caught fire at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 — one of the three biggest fires on the Island in the last year, said Bob Larsen, Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) assistant chief.

Free women's health exams for qualifying women

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 21, 2008 at 10:46AM

Some Island women are able to take advantage of a state program that offers free clinical exams and mammograms to those who qualify, since two Island health clinics have contracted with the program this year.

In our opinion: Not again...

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Aug 21, 2008 at 10:31AM

Wasn’t it just last week that you read about vandalism in this very spot? Well, it happened again. This time, Vashon’s unidentified troublemakers smashed into the Island’s public schools and several school buses between 3 and 4 a.m. last Tuesday.

County will soon require homeowners to certify their septic systems are in good condition

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 21, 2008 at 10:29AM

King County, concerned about the impact failing septic systems have on Puget Sound, is about to require homeowners to certify their septics are in good order when their property changes hands, county officials say.

Folk festival boasts a wealth of wine and song

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Aug 21, 2008 at 10:28AM

Vashon Winery will present its first Vashon Folk Festival on the winery grounds, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, and continuing into the evening hours.

Vashon's Mik Kuhlman wins King County 4Culture grant to develop performance piece

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Aug 21, 2008 at 10:27AM

Actress, writer and Islander Mik Kuhlman was awarded an independent projects grant grant this month from 4Culture, King County’s cultural services agency, to develop “Shadows,” Kuhlman’s new solo performance piece.

Vashon Community Care Center works to achieve new mission

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 3:51PM

Last year, Vashon Community Care Center set a new mission for itself: to enrich the individual’s experience of aging on Vashon through creative, collaborative, caring and community-wide services.

Vashon's Seals Swim Team learns water polo from a pro

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 2:22PM

Vashon’s Seals Swim Team learned about water polo to cap off a tough but successful summer swim season that ended two weeks ago. The upper-level swimmers learned water polo from Jennie Darling, a former member of the nationally ranked San Jose State University water polo team.

Vashon Beachcomber Arts Briefs | Aug. 20

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 1:00AM updated at 2:13PM

Free Concerts in the Park continue with Island Jazz Quintet at Ober Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. The renowned Island group will play jazz standards and new tunes, too. Members of Island Jazz Quintet include Maggie Laird on melodica and vocals, Richard Person on horns, Todd Zimberg on drums, Todd Gowers on upright bass and Tom Wilkins on keyboards.

Vashon Pirate Youth Football team to open season Aug. 23

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 3:53PM

The Vashon Pirate Youth Football team will open its 2008 fall season with a jamboree on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood, Tacoma.

Vashon High School improvements are long overdue

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 3:59PM

We ought to be embarrassed. For years, our community has squabbled and kibitzed over the need for a remodeled high school without ever calling the question to a vote.

ARts briefs

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 9:57AM

Jazz at Ober

Vashon Beachcomber Letters to the Editor | Aug. 20

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 9:00PM

My name is Nathaniel Parrott, and I am going into the seventh grade. Last Saturday, my friend Ryan O’Grady and I sold Jones Soda to the people in the ferry line.

Captain Joe: Keeping Point Robinson’s light burning bright

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Visiting the Point Robinson Lighthouse with Joe Wubbold is an education. A retired Coast Guard Captain, he loves showing visitors the lighthouse and its rare Fresnel lens.

Emir Nohutcu, ‘Turkish prince,’ was a breath of fresh air on Vashon

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

When Emir Nohutcu was preparing to leave his native Turkey last summer for a year on Vashon, he turned for advice to his uncle, an Istanbul ophthalmologist who had been an exchange student in Philadelphia 30 years ago.

A Mormon perspective on the Jewish faith

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

I sat in stunned silence listening to a visiting Rabbi explain that many Jews today debate whether or not they are really a “chosen people.”

Talk about taking it to the streets — Backbone ‘Procession’ goes nationwide

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

At this year’s Strawberry Festival, the Backbone Campaign brought some of its giant puppets to the parade, including one of our newest creations, the Penta-Gone. Carried by five people, the Penta-Gone shows the outside of the Pentagon building, with five questions about our national priorities: “One-year nuclear weapons budget or renewable energy for 16.5 million homes?” “One year ‘star wars’ spending or 200,410 new teachers?” “One month in Iraq or health care for 3,214,990 Americans?” “Twenty F22 bombers or 274,000 four-year university scholarships?” (These numbers, based on the Pentagon’s budget for 2009, were provided to the Backbone Campaign by the National Priorities Project —

Land Trust works to preserve Island wilderness for the entire community

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

“Are you from the Land Trust?”

Modern times at ober park

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Island Chorale’s next concert, “A Celebrati

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Island Chorale’s next concert, “A Celebration of Carols,” will include “Fantasia on Christmas Carols,” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, a “Consort of Christmas Carols” by PDQ Bach and several seasonal songs by British and American composers. The concert will be held on Dec. 6 and 7.

Singer’s musical journey brings her to Luna

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon singer-songwriter Laurie Lyons will perform at Café Luna at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. There is no cover charge.

Dancing shoes a must for reggae show at Bike

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Clinton Fearon and The Boogie Brown Band will return to Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 for what organizers promise will be a rousing and free-wheeling night of reggae music.

New conductor brings baton to Vashon Island Chorale

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Vashon Island Chorale has named choral conductor Gary D. Cannon as its new artistic director. Cannon served as guest conductor in the fall of 2007, giving members of the chorale and the community a chance to get to know him.


  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

On Aug. 11, 2008, Gregory Hampel was hit and killed by a car in West Seattle, as he tried rescue his dog Paloma, who had scampered into the street. He was 39 years old.


  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

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