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A teacher taps her students’ imaginations

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:00PM updated May 20, 2010 at 11:04AM

A bevy of young ballerinas will be transformed into gumdrops, gobstoppers, golden tickets, bubble gum and chocolate bars in an inventive new adaption of Roald Dahl’s famous book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” set to be staged this weekend at Vashon High School.

Vashon man charged with three counts of child rape, molestation

  • May 19, 2010 at 11:00AM updated May 20, 2010 at 9:08AM

A Vashon auto mechanic has been charged with three counts of child rape and molestation after he confessed to family members that he had molested the girl, now a woman of 19.

Vashon School District will seek pay cuts to balance budget

  • May 19, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 11:42AM

Superintendent Michael Soltman says he’ll ask the Vashon school district’s three unions to consider a 1 to 2 percent across-the-board pay cut in an effort to fill a budget hole that could cost eight teachers their jobs.

Vashon Fire & Rescue buys house in Burton for volunteer firefighters

  • May 19, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 11:42AM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue decided to purchase a Burton home last week to house volunteer firefighters — a move that officials say will enable it to lower aid call response times significantly for the southern half of Vashon Island.

Vashon athletes head to Tri-District meet

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 4:45PM

On May 13 and 14, the Pirate track and field team traveled to Orting for the first time in many seasons for the Nisqually League Championships. Orting had just completed construction of a new track facility. Senior Kate Straube placed first and took the Nisqually League title in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.5 seconds. Straube, who was an exchange student in Germany last year, also qualified for the district meet in the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.4 seconds.

Vashon baseball season comes to a close with loss against Seattle Christian

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 4:45PM

The Pirates’ baseball season closed with a loss to Seattle Christian on May 7.

Vashon rowers head to national camps

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 4:45PM

This season has been a breakthrough one for the Vashon junior rowers. Never before have they done so well at regattas, and never before have they received such national recognition for their rowing talent. Five Vashon Island Junior Crew members have been invited to USRowing National Camps this year.

Vashon lacrosse looks forward to 2011

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 4:44PM

The Vashon High School boys’ lacrosse club finished its 2010 season with a win, a loss and plenty of hope for the 2011 season.

Vashon Rowing Club to offer adult lessons May 22 & 23

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 4:44PM

Vashon Island Rowing Club’s Adult Learn-to-Row class will be held this weekend, May 22 and 23, and champion rower Steve Full will coach the two-day event at Jensen Point.

Vashon community council votes to table sewer decision until a forum can be held

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 4:31PM

Islanders who gathered at the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council Monday night voted to postpone a controversial decision about whether to expand the Vashon Sewer District’s boundaries. The issue will come back to the council after it holds a forum to explore the issue further.

Lawsuit filed in helicopter crash that killed former Vashon resident Thomas J. Stewart

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 4:29PM

The Arizona helicopter crash that killed five passengers — including former Islanders businessman Tom Stewart and pilot John “Rick” Morton — was caused by a rotor blade flying apart, according to a lawsuit filed last week by pilot Morton’s family.

Credit Union Vashon backers launch survey

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 4:28PM

Organizers of the proposed Credit Union Vashon have launched a survey to determine the community’s interest in a credit union and have set a June 1 deadline for responses.

Public discussion over King County development codes set for May 26 on Vashon

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 4:27PM

King County’s rural economic strategies coordinator will visit Vashon for a conversation with Islanders next week about the county’s development codes and whether they should be changed.

Vashon High School seniors: Submit info for Beachcomber's special edition by May 24

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 4:26PM

High school seniors in Vashon’s Class of 2010 are asked to answer the following questions for inclusion in The Beachcomber’s Class of 2010 special publication.

Whispering Firs Bog preserve could double in size

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:32PM

A nature preserve sheltering a rare sphagnum bog — considered one of the region’s imperiled ecosystems — could double in size if local advocates are successful in garnering state funds to help in the acquisition.

Nine Vashon students head to national crew competition

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:48PM

Just before five Vashon high school girls slipped into their shell for the row of a lifetime last weekend, their coach Sam Burns gave them some final words of support.

Great Rain has a new show

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:39PM

The curtain will go up on the Church of Great Rain’s final show of the spring season at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Open Space for Arts & Community.

Artists will offer bargains

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:39PM

One of the Island’s biggest art sales of the year will take place at Blue Heron Gallery over Memorial Day weekend.

Three-quarters of Vashon residents mail in census forms

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:30PM

Vashon and Maury Island’s mail-in 2010 U.S. Census return rates beat the state and national averages.

‘Empty Bowls’ aims to help food bank

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:29PM

Vashon’s third annual “Empty Bowls” fundraiser will take place at an Islander’s home on Friday. Organized by the Vashon High School Amnesty International/Interact Club, the event will raise funds for the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank.

Editorial — Poring over numbers: The district’s budget is complex

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:22PM

An astute reader pointed out that a careful look of the Vashon Island School District’s budget suggests a different picture than the one the district is painting. Revenues have stayed about the same, a Powerpoint slide show on the district’s Web site indicates. The problem, this reader pointed out, is that expenses have climbed by about $1 million — taking the district from a $13 million spending plan this year to one that logs in at $14 million for the upcoming fiscal year.

Reflections on race, journalism and a busy day

  • May 18, 2010 at 12:22PM

After The Beachcomber came out last Wednesday, Milt Williams — who hadn’t yet read the paper — noticed he was getting concerned looks.

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