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Editorial: Paying for public schools

  • Apr 22, 2009 at 7:00AM

It’s a tough call — whether the school district should ask parents for money to help salvage a public school system struggling because of our political failures at nearly all levels of government. The worry, of course, is that little by little we’re chipping away at one of the pillars that upholds our democratic ideals — universal education.

The best moments in theater happen here on Vashon Island

  • Apr 22, 2009 at 7:00AM

The theater bug first bit me when I was 4 years old.

It's time to settle down, call Vashon home and install beloved porch post

  • Apr 21, 2009 at 2:11PM

We had a death in our family my junior year in college, a loss that in a quiet moment can still cast a shadow over my psyche. There was no funeral, and to my great chagrin not enough tears were shed over the disappearance of this very influential force in all our lives.

The numbers don’t add up for K2 machine shop

  • Apr 22, 2009 at 7:00AM

The Beachcomber’s coverage (April 1) of the King County Library System board meeting focused almost entirely on the opinion survey. There was only one small line in that coverage which pointed in the right and relevant direction: “the condition of the K2 machine shop building.”

Islanders want the library at Ober

  • Apr 22, 2009 at 7:00AM

My family has lived on the Island since 1887. Four of the five generations have used the library. My grandparents, Kate and Paul C. Land used it when it was where the Senior Center is now. A lovely location and even more meaningful because of the bronze plaque commemorating the boys who died in World War II that was in the contemplative garden just outside the building.

Letters to the editor: April 22

  • Apr 22, 2009 at 7:00AM

Pirates play trio of back-to-back games, but win only one

  • Apr 21, 2009 at 1:28PM

The Vashon High School Pirates baseball team split two league games and lost a non-league game last week.

Pirates take two league wins at home

  • Apr 21, 2009 at 1:23PM

The Pirate boys soccer team sandwiched home wins over Chimacum, 5-0, and Orting, 2-1, around a 3-0 road loss to Charles Wright last week.

Lacrosse falls to two tough teams

  • Apr 21, 2009 at 1:22PM

The Vashon High School Lacrosse Club took its 4-0 record up against two of the top teams in Division I of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association, and came up short on both counts.

Nelson tapped as lawmaker of the year by Democratic aides

  • Apr 16, 2009 at 3:54PM

Rep. Sharon Nelson (D-Maury Island) was chosen by the aides of her 62 fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives as the Legislator of the Year, lawmakers announced Thursday.

Homegrown opera company takes root on Vashon

  • Apr 16, 2009 at 12:20PM

Island music lovers are buzzing about the announcement that a new opera company is about to bloom on Vashon, with productions of Puccini’s “La Bohème” scheduled for September and Aaron Copeland’s “The Tender Land” planned for May 2010.

Event raises awareness of conflict in Congo

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 1:04PM

This weekend, Islanders have the chance to learn more about the bloody but little-known conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo from people who have witnessed the strife firsthand.

Water problems at Eernisse trigger concerns

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon HouseHold is facing what executive director Sam Hendricks calls a serious “water intrusion” problem at its newly built and much-celebrated Eernisse Apartments, an affordable housing complex that is home to about 75 people.

Islander loses his appeal to reverse K2 rezone

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 7:00AM

Businessman Tom Bangasser lost round one in his effort to force King County to reverse its decision to rezone the K2 site when a quasi-judicial panel ruled he lacked the legal grounds to challenge the county’s move.

Sting operation uncovers high rate of underage sales

  • Apr 9, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Apr 14, 2009 at 12:58PM

Six Island establishments failed a sting operation and sold alcohol to minors March 28, infractions that could cost them their liquor licences for days, officials said last week.

Letters to the Editor: April 15

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 7:00AM

Review: Drama Dock soars with high-flying 'HONK!'

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 12:40PM

From the simple but vibrant costumes to the well-timed poultry puns, Drama Dock’s production of “HONK!” is crisply executed and a joy to behold.

Jazz, rock and reggae ride the Bike

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 12:38PM

Save a parking space in front of Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi: Musicians will need it to unpack van loads of instruments and gear this weekend.

Chorale goes All-American

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 12:37PM

Vashon Island Chorale is warming up for an ambitious concert of American music to celebrate its 20th anniversary on the Island.

Arts briefs: April 15

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 12:34PM

Editorial: A sting on Vashon

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 7:00AM

It’s only a little ironic that during the very weeks parents, educators and therapists are urging the Island to take teen substance abuse more seriously, six Vashon establishments fell prey to a sting operation and sold alcohol to an undercover minor.

Youth substance abuse is neither necessary nor inevitable

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 7:00AM

First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to articulate all that you have written about adolescent drug and alcohol use on the Island. It’s a prevailing attitude that needed to be addressed in public.

Vashon’s green map is now online; it shows the Island’s greenest destinations

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 12:26PM

From natural resources such as Peter Point, to cultural resources such as the “O” Open Space for Arts and Community, to green living resources such as Mariposa Gardens, the newly completed online version of the Vashon Green Map at can help direct those who need information. It may also lead to some surprising discoveries about the Island.

Sludge Fest: a chance to learn the dirt about your septic system

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 12:24PM

Someone recently told me, “Septic systems and sludge are not, of course, inherently interesting.”

Some ‘environmentally friendly’ cars just don’t make the grade

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 12:22PM

Ah, Progress! You know those brand new gleaming strips of asphalt all along the Vashon Highway that were installed in the last couple of weeks (and snarled traffic for days)? Let me just ask you this question: Is it me, or is that new pavement way bumpier than what was there before?

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