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- Apr 6, 2010 at 1:13PM
The newly painted electric blue walls of the former carpet shop are testament to the transformation that is taking place inside the modest retail space in downtown Vashon.
- Apr 6, 2010 at 1:08PM
About 400 Vashon children — from toddlers to third-graders — took part in Vashon's annual Spring Fling egg hunt on Saturday, April 3. Below is a selection of photos from the event.
- Apr 6, 2010 at 12:38PM
Point Heyer — better known to Islanders as KVI Beach after KVI Radio purchased the Vashon sand spit and built a tower on it in 1936 — and Point Robinson — where a lighthouse stands — were named by Charles Wilkes of the American Exploring Expedition in 1841 after his quartermaster Henry Heyer and his crewmember John Robinson.
- Apr 7, 2010 at 7:00AM
Steve Rubicz and Gaye Detzer moved to their west-side home on a sweeping hillside above Colvos Passage in 1982, and ever since, Rubicz says with a wry smile, “I’ve been trying to keep the barn from falling down.”
- Apr 6, 2010 at 12:48PM
The Vashon Public Library is at an important crossroads, and we, the people of Vashon Island, will have a say in which way it goes. Will it take the path towards becoming a warm, beautiful, efficient beacon for those of us with needs for information and entertainment? Or will it take another path and become a cold place, a spot to go to only when one can’t find one’s books or videos or other needs someplace else?
- Apr 6, 2010 at 11:44AM
Several whales have been spotted around Vashon in recent weeks, including two sightings on Easter Sunday, one of a gray whale off Jensen Point in Quartermaster Harbor and another of a group of transient Orcas off of Dolphin Point.
- Apr 6, 2010 at 11:38AM
A high-octane comedy, “The New Loud Americans,” is coming to the Blue Heron.
- Apr 6, 2010 at 11:38AM
An internationally acclaimed performer, Iman Lizarazu, performed two weekends ago on the Island as part of the Moisture Festival, and she and her audiences had such a good time what she will return for another show at Open Space for Arts & Community this weekend.
- Apr 6, 2010 at 11:37AM
As the deadline approaches to file tax returns, the Church of Great Rain will offer Islanders “Comic Relief for Taxing Times” this weekend.
- Apr 1, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Apr 2, 2010 at 9:48AM
A sign emblazoned with the Starbucks logo and the words "coming soon" greeted Islanders heading to the north-end ferry terminal today — April 1 — alarming some that the mega-chain was planning to set up shop on Vashon.
- Mar 30, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Apr 1, 2010 at 1:05PM
Islanders adorned rubber boots with lace, jewels, plastic bugs and more on Saturday, when they gathered at Books by the Way to “bling” several pairs of rain boots.
- Apr 1, 2010 at 11:27AM
Elizabeth Conner, VALISE member, and Jacob Galle, an artist who farms in a small town in Maine, will collaborate with several of VALISE’s neighbors in downtown Vashon to create an installation that begins in the VALISE Gallery and may spill into the street.
- Apr 1, 2010 at 11:25AM
Island musicians Steve Amsden and Kevin Almeida have enlisted nearly a dozen musicians to join them for a double bill concert this weekend at the Blue Heron.
- Apr 1, 2010 at 11:24AM
Performers of all stripes will have a chance to strut their stuff and participate in an Island institution at Café Luna’s next monthly open mic, scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 1.
- Apr 1, 2010 at 10:22AM
- Apr 1, 2010 at 10:18AM
This week’s Beachcomber features the third political cartoon by Islander Bill Jarcho. We thought it was perhaps time to introduce him.
- Apr 1, 2010 at 10:14AM
In 1980, in a fit of passion, I left the Island to sit with Tibetan Buddhists in the Rocky Mountains. I returned home to Vashon Island six months later. If I had learned nothing else, I learned this: “When you do for yourself you tire easily; when you do for others you do not.”
- Apr 1, 2010 at 9:58AM
- Apr 1, 2010 at 9:55AM
A theme that has permeated every fiber of my being these past few weeks has been devoted to searching out answers from some of my students, fellow workers and friends as well as myself to some core questions: Is there a person who stands out as someone who has made a difference to you in your life, who has been a positive influence? How have they made a difference? What did they say or do that makes you feel this way?
- Apr 1, 2010 at 9:54AM
The Pirates varsity baseball team had a busy week, winning two games and losing one in three nearly back-to-back matches.
- Apr 1, 2010 at 9:51AM
Spring was in full swing last week, and the Pirate boys soccer fortunes were as changeable as the Northwest weather.
- Apr 1, 2010 at 9:50AM
The Vashon Island Junior Crew team left Vashon Island at 4:50 a.m. on March 20 to join around 1,100 other rowers at the 2010 Green Lake Spring Regatta.
- Mar 31, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 5:38PM
A Vashon organization has joined forces with Puget Sound Energy in an ambitious campaign to increase the Island’s participation in a program that brings alternative energy into the power grid.
- Mar 31, 2010 at 5:38PM
This Friday’s gallery cruise will include a show featuring a collection of self-portraits by Islanders that reflects an astonishing diversity of styles and influence — from Picasso-esque renderings to bold abstract slashes of colors to brooding meditations.
- Mar 30, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Mar 31, 2010 at 3:28PM
The state Supreme Court, in a case that has had more twists and turns than an Olympics-style bobsled run, has issued what appears to be the final word on Armen Yousoufian’s 13-year crusade over King County’s failure to uphold the state’s public disclosure law.
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