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Editorial: For the love of a library

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:19PM

A year ago, a commission empaneled to review King County’s charter took a close look at the regional library system and delivered some harsh words. During public meetings, it noted, patrons of the King County Library System “voiced several concerns about KCLS’ governance structure and operations, including lack of oversight and accountability, an unengaged and unresponsive board of trustees, limited public access to board decision-making processes and lack of planning.”

Loving a dog as she embarks on a hard journey towards recovery

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:03PM

I’ve replayed the scene in my mind far too many times. Walking down a silent, snowy Bank Road hand in hand with my husband, Jim. Seeing a white SUV in the distance. Realizing we needed to get our dog, who was bounding out of sight, back onto the leash.

Finding hope, sharing woes — Stone soup event gives us a chance to connect

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:01PM

As reported previously in The Beachcomber, an ad hoc group of citizens known as Vision for Vashon has recently come together to help Vashon realize its considerable potential to become one of these “DIY communities.”

Empowered youth: A joy to behold

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:00PM

Boys beat Eagles at home

  • Jan 23, 2009 at 11:06AM

King County fine too small in public records case, Supreme Court rules

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:00PM updated Jan 22, 2009 at 12:40PM

In what some are already calling a significant victory for open government, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that King County’s $124,000 fine for failing to deliver up hundreds of pages of documents to Islander Armen Yousoufian is far too small.

Islanders come out in droves to celebrate Obama's inauguration

  • Jan 22, 2009 at 11:13AM

Vashon celebrated the beginning of Barack Obama’s presidency in high style on Tuesday night, as more than 500 Islanders gathered at the aptly named “O” Space for a rollicking inaugural ball.

Teens dynamic in 'Little Women'

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 6:59PM

One of the most moving scenes in the musical “Little Women,” a first-rate production continuing this weekend at the Bethel Church, takes place on Cape Cod, Mass., in September 1865.

Scenes from a vanished world

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 6:57PM

An upcoming exhibit on Vashon will showcase the photography of Islander Martin Koenig, who spent much of the 1960s and ’70s documenting village life and music in Soviet-era Bulgaria.

Jean Bosch: At the epicenter of Vashon’s civic life

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:23PM

Jean Bosch’s quiet walk-in cabin is a striking counterpoint to her bustling civic life.

Performance nights aim to create awareness of teen talent

  • Jan 21, 2009 at 7:00AM

First Fridays on Vashon may have met their match. Beginning next week, the final Friday of each month will host a dynamic event of its own — a teen performance night.

Island panel urges state to maintain Vashon’s ferry service

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:24PM

The Island’s ferry advisory committee has sent a letter to the state urging officials to consider the economic impact a reduction in ferry service would have on Vashon.

How much will the bond cost? Islanders debate the issue

  • Jan 21, 2009 at 7:00AM

In the debate over whether to support an upcoming bond measure that will overhaul Vashon’s worn high school, one question some property owners are struggling with is the potential costs they’ll face as a result. Will property taxes go up only nominally, as the campaign’s Web site suggests? Or will they go up considerably, as some of the measure’s opponents contend? And either way, are there other tangible financial benefits that will strengthen the community, as Hattery says? Or will the Island become an increasingly expensive place to live, a haven for the well-to-do?

Letter to the Editor: Think again before voting 'yes' on the school bond

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:17PM

Before this Island burdens itself with a $75.5 million school district bond debt, there are several questions we should ask ourselves:

Letter to the Editor: The gift is knowing Sandy Shores well

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:16PM

For two and a half years, I had the privilege of living in Sandy Shores, the neighborhood a quarter mile south of the Glacier mine site. Every day there I counted as a gift.

Letter to the Editor: Ober lot should be big enough for new library

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:15PM

An article about the library in the Jan. 14 issue of The Beachcomber referred to a restriction on development at Ober Park because of surface water requirements that forced the King County Library System to look elsewhere for a new site.

Letter to the Editor: Islanders are models for kids

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:14PM

The people of Vashon are known for their caring and generous ways. They pull cars out of snow drifts, assist a nurseryman to restore his storm-damaged greenhouses and look after home-bound neighbors. My neighbor cleaned up a garbage spill on her street, putting it in her garbage can — which leads to this suggestion that we all could carry a clean trash bag and rubber gloves in our car.

Spring’s a great time to interact with nature

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:13PM

To the observant, signs of spring are everywhere.

Graffiti art captures life’s secret

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:13PM

There are lots of things that I love about our Island. The list is really too long to mention all the way through, but one of the things that I appreciate has to do with our four-way stop.

Be a steward of the future by voting for school bond measure

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:11PM

In a few weeks, on Vashon, we will receive a ballot in the mail asking for our vote either for or against renovations and upgrades to our public schools.

The anatomy of home: The spirit of place, the experience of community

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:10PM

'Call it what you like, but spirit of place is a great reality.'

Editorial: A new day dawns

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:09PM

As of yesterday, he’s no longer President-elect Barack Obama. He’s President Obama. As of yesterday, a new day has dawned. It’s dawned in Washington D.C. as well as the other Washington, on islands off the coast of Maine and on our little island, here in Puget Sound.

Club and organization news

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:06PM

CALENDAR

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:04PM

A bounty of live music comes to Island stages

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:00PM

This weekend boasts a wealth of options for Island music lovers, including concerts by up-and-coming Seattle songwriters, favorite Island players and the return of Trolls Cottage, a band that began on Vashon and now tours widely.

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