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Juniors and masters row at Opening Day

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:07PM

Despite the rain, thousands of spectators showed up to cheer from the banks of the Montlake Cut, the Montlake Bridge and from nearly 300 yachts for their favorite rowers at the Opening Day Regatta on Saturday, May 2.

Vashon lacrosse goes on to state

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:06PM

With a thrilling overtime victory over Northshore in its final regular season game, the Vashon High School Lacrosse Club earned a playoff spot for the Division I Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association Championship.

Letters to the Editor: May 20

  • May 19, 2009 at 3:55PM

Editorial: The low tide festival

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM

Conservationists often struggle with a dilemma.

Legislative session was tough but rewarding

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM

When lawmakers came to Olympia on Jan. 12, we all knew that the national recession, which is now a global recession, was hurting the state of Washington. By March, the revenue forecasts for the state had further deteriorated, and we faced a $9 billion revenue shortfall. Washington was not alone: 40 other states faced enormous budget gaps with a cumulative hole of $281 billion.

Nurture a lifelong passion: Give the gift of reading to a local child

  • May 19, 2009 at 3:45PM

One of the things I like most about Vashon is its diversity. Make the same assertion to 10 people about almost anything and you’re likely to get 10 distinct responses. So, I’m going to go out on a limb here and ask for unanimous consent just one time: Reading is important.

Island schools need help; we can give it

  • May 19, 2009 at 3:43PM

A wonderful thing happened in our house this year. My 12-year-old son began coming home from school and diving into his homework without prodding. He now works on projects for hours, humming to himself, lit up by the joy of learning that his humanities teacher has inspired.

Saying a sad goodbye to Camp Fire

  • May 19, 2009 at 3:40PM

About eight years ago, we were preparing to move to Vashon Island from West Seattle. At the time, I didn’t know anyone over here and was nervous about making connections and leaving my full-time job in the city, let alone trying to make a living from home with kids who were 5, 3 and 9 months old.

Fire department hears final judgment numbers from discrimination lawsuit

  • May 19, 2009 at 1:05PM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s liability for its alleged discrimination against a female firefighter could be nearly 20 percent more than previously announced, after a bill for legal fees came in higher than anticipated, officials said.

Vashon's public pool could be overhauled and covered for $1.8 million

  • May 15, 2009 at 4:00PM updated May 16, 2009 at 12:59PM

Aquatic club officials, inspired by a new study that prices renovating and covering the Island's only public pool at $1.8 million, plan to see community support in their endeavor to turn the popular pool into a year-round facility.

Sound Publishing wins three SNA awards for Web projects

  • May 15, 2009 at 9:12AM

Sound Publishing took home a trio of top prizes in Suburban Newspapers of America's 2009 Local Community Web Site Contest.

Layoffs hit schools hard, costing several teachers their jobs

  • May 13, 2009 at 7:00AM updated May 14, 2009 at 12:39PM

Andy James counted himself lucky when he landed his first teaching job at Chautauqua Elementary School three years ago.

In the garden: Tomato growing on Vashon made easier

  • May 12, 2009 at 2:00PM updated May 14, 2009 at 12:30PM

The tomato, 2,000 miles north and 15 degrees south of its native home, often balks at growing well around Puget Sound.

Fire board hears Islanders' opinions on court ruling

  • May 6, 2009 at 7:00AM updated May 14, 2009 at 12:13PM

The Vashon Island Fire & Rescue board, weighing an appeal on a court decision that could leave the taxpayer on the hook for $750,000, got more than an hour of advice last week when it turned to the community for input.

Virginia V, a grand old lady with a heart that beats strong, has something to tell us about what it means to live well on Vashon

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:00PM updated May 13, 2009 at 4:34PM

I wrote a book about 20 years ago on the art of varnishing boats, and in an effort to lend my unproven words a little gravitas I introduced each chapter with a quote by some “bona fide thinker.”

A new diet takes hold on Vashon

  • May 12, 2009 at 3:45PM

When Craig Kopet ventured to Vashon with his wife for an “out-of-Burien experience” last summer, he was a man in pain.

New executive director takes the reins at Vashon HouseHold

  • May 12, 2009 at 3:44PM

Chris Szala, an Islander who has worked in the affordable housing arena for 20 years, has been named the new executive director at Vashon HouseHold.

Liquor store’s move stirs consternation

  • May 8, 2009 at 1:00PM updated May 12, 2009 at 3:13PM

A liquor store is slated to move into the heart of Vashon’s downtown core, displacing both the John L. Scott office and Eyeland Optical, two businesses that now occupy the 1920 brick building next to The Hardware Store Restaurant.

Back from national tour, Backbone seeks support for summer endeavor

  • May 12, 2009 at 3:11PM

Backbone Campaign’s “Procession for the Future” tour concluded last week, when a biodiesel truck stuffed with 25 parade floats rolled back onto Vashon after traveling more than 11,000 miles around the country.

Letters to the Editor: May 13

  • May 12, 2009 at 3:05PM

Editorial: A sad day for schools

  • May 13, 2009 at 7:00AM

It may be a dog’s world, but please pick up after them

  • May 12, 2009 at 3:03PM

Every year about this time crocuses and daffodils pop their heads up through the soil. Robins start showing up in huge flocks to snatch worms drawn to the earth’s warming surface. And, people — children and adults — start playing on Vashon Park District fields. Or, as some would express it — sliding into home base with one eye on the dirt.

The school district will have to ask for money again soon

  • May 12, 2009 at 3:01PM

First, let me make it clear that the Vashon school board didn’t ask me to write this. The Beachcomber did. I’m not speaking for any board member but myself.

Our intertidal waters are full of life, color and wonder

  • May 12, 2009 at 2:58PM

When I first came to live on Vashon, my attention was absorbed by the woods, filled with lush plants and abundant wildlife. Glancing at the beach, usually from a car window, I saw rocks, sand, water, sea stars, clam shells. Sort of a damp desert, I assumed, under constant assault by cold water, wind, periodic drying out, summer heat and winter temperatures below freezing.

A swan song for seven ballet dancers

  • May 12, 2009 at 2:51PM

Seven graduating high school seniors will take center stage this weekend when Vashon Junior Civic Ballet presents one of the best known ballets of all time, Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.”

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