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Taxation is in response to global crisis

  • Jun 29, 2010 at 9:24AM

Since the 2010 legislative session adjourned earlier this year, you have, no doubt, heard about the tax increases we approved. But as talking heads slam us for the modest increases, they oftentimes forget, as they say, the rest of the story.

Support for mayoral candidate helps the blind

  • Jun 29, 2010 at 9:23AM

I met my first guide dog and fell in love with the beautiful golden retriever puppy named Malou who was being trained by Vashon High School’s Char Phillips.

Hydroplanes are a cherished holiday tradition

  • Jun 29, 2010 at 9:20AM

Recently Jim Sherman and I shared some old Island photos from both of our families’ long Vashon history on Facebook.From that sharing we created a Facebook group called “Old Vashon Stories and Photos.” In a few short weeks it has grown like wildfire with more than 535 photos and 1,020 group members and counting.

Letter to the Editor: Havurat Ee Shalom break-in is unsettling

  • Jun 29, 2010 at 9:15AM

I was sitting here listening to the Vashon Hum when I got (yet another) unsettling call from Havurat Ee Shalom, where I am the “handyman.” There was another burglary there in the last few days, one of several over the last few years.

4Culture doles out grants to support Island performances

  • Jun 25, 2010 at 1:18PM

Vashon Park District and the Vashon Folkdancers were recently awarded three grants from 4Culture, King County's cultural services agency, to help put on summer concerts and events in Island parks.

Vashon's Karlista Rickerson named Diver of the Year by Northwest Dive News

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Jun 23, 2010 at 4:23PM

On a recent scuba dive through the murky waters beneath the Tramp Harbor dock, Islander Karlista Rickerson discovered a creature she’d never seen before.

Vashon Women’s Health Center celebrates first anniversary, adds providers

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Jun 23, 2010 at 10:15AM

Vashon Women’s Health Center celebrated its first anniversary this month and welcomed three new providers to the homey downtown clinic: licensed midwife Gail Murphy, physical therapist Andra DeVoght and integrative medicine physician Marcie Hamrick.

Lyndon LaRouche supporters, Obama-as-Hitler posters troubling, but 'not really news'

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 2:26PM

When you were 10 years old, did you ever grab a pen and sit down with the daily newspaper, methodically drawing mustaches on all the photos of politicians, movie stars and ordinary people who happened to make the news that day?

‘Barefoot Ted’ to offer running clinic at Vashon High June 25

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 1:50PM

Barefoot runner Ted McDonald, nicknamed “Barefoot Ted,” will offer a barefoot running clinic at 5 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the Vashon High School stadium.

Vashon Seals swimmers rack up gold and silver race times

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 1:49PM

Ahhh, the weather finally broke open the weekend of June 12 — it was sunny, sunny, sunny. While Islanders toiled in their gardens under a cloudless sky, or lay shackled to a hammock with one of their Stieg Larsson novels, many swim team parents enjoyed the confines of the hermetically sealed Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Cen-ter.

Vashon’s Community Quilt garners praise and raises funds, year after year

  • Jun 23, 2010 at 7:00AM

Among the locally grown flowers at the Vashon Allied Arts Garden Tour, Islanders can find some locally sewn color as well. Those who take the tour this weekend should be sure to stop at Garden No. 5 to see the VAA Community Quilt, which will be raffled off during the Strawberry Festival to support the VAA.

Removing a bulkhead at Piner Point may help fish

  • Jun 23, 2010 at 7:00AM

Piner Point, the southern-most tip of Maury Island, is a quiet stretch of shoreline — a long ribbon of cobbled beach backed by steep banks and a tangled forest of firs and madrones.

County’s shoreline regs to be vetted on Vashon

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 11:39AM

On Tuesday Islanders will have the opportunity to weigh in on a suite of changes King County is proposing for the way it manages development and other activities along the county’s shorelines.

A do-it-yourself spirit blooms on Vashon

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 11:38AM

A beloved Island tradition will take place this weekend, as Vashon Allied Arts presents one of the most popular events on its annual calendar — a tour showcasing five exquisite gardens.

Music notes

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 11:28AM

Islanders invited to vote by e-mail for Vashon flag

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 11:28AM

Two Wall Gallery has announced a vote-by-e-mail run-off election following its May exhibition of designs for an official, and first-ever, Vashon flag.

Arts briefs

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 11:27AM

Vashon Health Center to require payment from those without insurance

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 10:54AM

Highline Medical Group, which oversees the Vashon Health Center at Sunrise Ridge, is asking all of its non-insured patients on Vashon to pay a minimum down payment of $75 at the time of service.

Vashon Island Rowing Club celebrates twenty years

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 10:52AM

The Vashon Island Rowing Club (VIRC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer and will hold a party to mark the occasion.

Horrific Gulf Coast disaster signals that it’s time to reduce our dependence on oil

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 10:50AM

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, crude oil from Louisiana (or MC252 as it is called here) mixed with water comes in at least three different forms.

Letter to the Editor: Make your voice heard about airplane noise

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 10:49AM

For those unable to attend the meeting Wednesday, June 9, in Burien on the SeaTac Part-150 NOISE Study, a report follows.

Letter to the editor: Practice caution when using fireworks

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 10:47AM

Fireworks season is upon us once again. The community of Vashon did a great job last year keeping safe during fireworks season, with only one fireworks-related incident. For the last five years Vashon’s fireworks-related incident rate has been very low.

Letter to the Editor: Golden Tennis Shoe event proceeds should go to causes, not politician

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 10:47AM

The Beachcomber’s June 9 issue included an article about Sen. Patty Murray honoring Sue Nebeker and two other activist citizens at her annual Golden Tennis Shoe award luncheon. It is wonderful that such outstanding people receive recognition, but I was surprised to read that the event is a fundraiser for Murray’s campaign. Shouldn’t the funds go to the causes championed?

A set of rules can keep your marriage afloat on the Rock

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 10:44AM

Now that the June wedding season is nearly over (thank goodness!), it might be prudent to offer some advice to those who have recently succumbed to the marriage bug.

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