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Nature is a wonderful teacher for children

  • Apr 27, 2010 at 2:17PM

Earlier this year, as orcas approached Point Robinson, my 4-year-old son and his friends ran to the waterline waving their arms and shouting, “We love you whales! Come closer! We love you!” And the whales did keep coming until they were 20 feet from shore. We could hear them breathe and see the water slide off black and white skin as they surfaced. The boys went wild.

Tuvan singers will bring an otherworldly sound to Vashon

  • Apr 27, 2010 at 2:13PM

An ensemble of celebrated musicians from the steppes of Central Asia will perform in concert on Sunday at Open Space for Arts & Community.

What's going on: Arts events on Vashon

  • Apr 27, 2010 at 2:11PM

Soul Nite will return to the Island at 9 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Vashon Theatre. This all-ages, all-star 1960s soul music celebration will feature rare performance footage projected bigger than life on the silver screen. James Brown, Etta James, Otis Redding, Barbara Lynn, Stevie Wonder and many others will be featured. There will be beverages and, of course, clapping, singing and dancing in the aisles. Admission is by donation to Vashon Film Society.

Vashon school district, facing $750,000 shortfall, considers cutting seven teachers and all buses

  • Apr 22, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Apr 27, 2010 at 11:44AM

Seven Vashon teachers could be laid off, bus service eliminated and funding for athletics axed, as Vashon Island School District officials grapple over the next two months with a $750,000 budget shortfall.

A drafty Vashon farmhouse gets a new lease on life

  • Apr 22, 2010 at 4:40PM

Emily Burns fell in love, quite by accident, in 2002 — with a charming two-story farmhouse on Vashon Highway. “I never intended to live on Vashon Island,” said Burns, an asset management strategic advisor with the Seattle Transportation Department. “But when I drove up the driveway and saw the house, my heart started beating really fast.”

Rep. Nelson: Decade of work with Glacier mine is paying off

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Apr 21, 2010 at 3:47PM

For over a decade the battle to protect Maury Island has waged and, as The Beachcomber so correctly stated in last week’s edition, “what a difference a year makes” — or perhaps we could say what a difference a decade makes.

$15 million proposal to buy Glacier mine shouldn’t be environmental priority

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Apr 21, 2010 at 3:43PM

Each year on Earth Day, politicians emerge to tout their “green” credentials, pointing to policies and funding they claim protect the environment. This year, one such project is the proposal to use $15 million of state funds to help buy the Maury Island gravel mine.

The 'Vashon Hum' can be explained

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Apr 21, 2010 at 3:39PM

The story in The Beachcomber about the “Vashon Hum” is both a first-class example of cutting-edge journalism and a reminder that we exist at the discretion of the natural world.

Buffalo Thunder, Vashon High School band, to open for Seattle's Visqueen at the Red Bicycle

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Apr 21, 2010 at 3:37PM

A beloved indie band from Seattle will play a special show at the Red Bicycle on Friday night as part of a new initiative aimed at entertaining and inspiring young Islanders.

Vashon Theatre to host benefit for photographer John Anderson

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Apr 21, 2010 at 3:37PM

Islanders will gather next week to salute John Anderson, an award-winning landscape photographer known for his striking portraits of the Pacific Northwest’s wild beaches, craggy peaks and dense forests.

Drama Dock’s 'Revenge of the Dinosaur Lady' is a winner | Review

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Apr 21, 2010 at 3:33PM

Drama Dock successfully pulls off “Revenge of the Dinosaur Lady,” the United States premiere of the play, with ease and expertise, thanks to a cast and crew of talented Islanders.

Vashon lacrosse comes up short

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Apr 21, 2010 at 3:31PM

The Vashon High School Lacrosse Club played two more top tier teams this past week. Though this young team continues to improve, it came up on the short end in both games.

Choppy waters for Vashon Baseball: Four losses in five days

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Apr 21, 2010 at 3:30PM

Due to inclement weather, Vashon had to play four games in five days. The results determined which direction the remainder of the season will take.

Vashon considers three plans for an expanded branch library

  • Apr 21, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 3:26PM

Some wondered if the meeting room would be large enough. Others were concerned about the location of the children’s section. A few wanted to know if the roof could support sod, making the renovated building one of the greenest on Vashon.

Vashon Rotarians to raise funds to fight polio worldwide

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Apr 21, 2010 at 3:22PM

Vashon Rotarians are hoping to raise a few thousand dollars next weekend to help eradicate polio worldwide. They’re bringing an iron lung — a contraption once ubiquitous in the treatment of polio — to Vashon, hoping to inform the community about the nearly eliminated disease and raise funds in the fight against it.

What's going on: Arts events on Vashon

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 1:35PM

“Hybrid,” an award-winning documentary film about Milford Beeghly, a radical farmer in the 1930s who pioneered the process of genetically enhanced crops, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Café Luna. The screening is free.

Solar power takes off at Vashon schools

  • Apr 21, 2010 at 7:00AM

A small solar array will soon adorn Vashon High School’s B Building — perhaps the first of several solar installations at Vashon’s public schools and the only to grace a public building on the Island.

Vashon Park District plans to open pool in late May

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 1:22PM

If all goes according to plan, the Vashon Pool will open two weeks earlier this season, have longer open swim sessions and be locally controlled.

Island architect brings passion for practical solutions to her work

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 1:21PM

After a several-year hiatus, Islander Lidunn Øverdahl Cain is returning to her work as an architect, hoping to bring her training and Norwegian sensibilities to a practice that includes a focus on making homes with challenging or small spaces work well.

Vashon soccer team ties two games

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 1:18PM

The Vashon soccer boys played 180 minutes of soccer the week after spring break to come away with two ties, both 1-1, at Cascade Christian Tuesday and home with Orting on Thursday.

Letters to the Editor: April 21

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 1:08PM

I have some questions for all Vashon Island residents. I live in southeastern Washington and have not lived on Vashon for eight years. I grew up on Vashon (lived there 45 years) and still have an interest in her welfare.

What exactly is the 'Vashon Hum'?

  • Apr 14, 2010 at 7:00AM updated Apr 16, 2010 at 2:38PM

The “Vashon Hum” is a very low pure tone that people have heard all across the Island. Some hear it in their yards, while others have heard it in beachfront homes and at Island Center Forest. It’s not a menacing or terribly annoying sound, Islanders report, but those who hear it are fascinated by it and wonder where the hum originates.

Slain Vashon man's parents thankful for community support | Letters to the Editor: April 14

  • Apr 13, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Apr 14, 2010 at 2:34PM

This correspondence is to express our appreciation for the kindness the residents of the Island gave to Ron Childers. And also the business community he dealt with.

Three generations help bring Drama Dock's 'Revenge of the Dinosaur Lady' to the stage

  • Apr 13, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Apr 14, 2010 at 2:32PM

When Drama Dock’s U.S. premiere of “The Revenge of the Dinosaur Lady” opens this weekend, it will be a family affair, with three generations of a theatrical clan on hand to take bows for bringing the play to the stage.

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