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Nattrass aims high, but misses Olympic target

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Islander Sue Nattrass missed her mark and her shot at an Olympic medal on Monday, missing her clay target four times in a row in the third qualifying round of the women’s trapshooting event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Parks to spend $8,000 on product branding

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Park District will sink up to $8,000 into a marketing endeavor — a branding campaign that will hopefully procure standardized viusal products for the district, in order to make the district more recognizable to Islanders.

Onion dome tops Orthodox temple after a ten-year wait

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Father Tryphon is nervous. A crane hovers above the temple at the All-Merciful Saviour Russian Orthodox Monastery in Dockton, and at its feet is the cobalt-blue onion dome for which the abbot has been waiting a decade.

Nearly every Monday, an engineer who maintains the tra

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Nearly every Monday, an engineer who maintains the transmitter at KVI Beach does something else for the Seattle-based company that owns KVI: He picks up trash strewn by people over the weekend.

A winning photo

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Community council members will vote on the following p

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Community council members will vote on the following proposal at the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Courthouse Square.

Monastery temple crowned

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

HAPPENING

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Part of S.W. 204th closed

Task force crafts VMICC voting proposal

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

A community task force, concerned about the degree to which the Vashon Maury Island Community Council (VMICC) board represents the diverse interests of the Island, has crafted a proposal on how voting should occur for the nine board seats this fall.

Vashon Island: The meaning of our synagogue’s desecration

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Aug 7, 2008 at 9:13AM

As many of us now know, the Island’s synagogue was broken into and defaced. Written on the west-facing wall, near the ark where the Torah is kept, were the words “God Hates Jews,” accompanied by a Nazi swastika.

The incident at the synagogue is a lesson in the power of words

  • Aug 5, 2008 at 2:31PM

I love you. You’re terrific. Great job. Congratulations. I’m so proud of you.

Vashon Beachcomber Arts Briefs | August 6

  • Aug 5, 2008 at 2:19PM

Hear the urban soul of Seattle group the Darrius Willrich Project at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Ober Park. Seattle keyboardist Darrius Willrich will be joined by Donyea Goodman on drums and vocals, Gerald Turner on bass and Thaddeus Turner on guitar.

Vashon residents respond to hate crime | Letters to the Editor

  • Aug 5, 2008 at 2:31PM

I’m confident that all parishioners are with me in standing in solidarity with our Jewish brethren on the Island who have suffered the damages and painful insult of a hate crime that desecrated the most sacred part of their synagogue. We deplore this crime and the hatred that spurred on the criminals, and we pledge to do what we can to bring the criminals to justice. They need to be held accountable for the evil they have perpetrated.

Vashon's Belle Baldwin House: Popular and pricey

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 1:00AM

The Belle Baldwin House, one of three historic vacation rentals owned and managed by the Vashon Park District, has been wildly successful since it opened its doors to renters in June. The 1912 three-bedroom home — built for one of the Pacific Northwest’s first female physicians — sits just a few yards away from the beach at Fern Cove, perhaps the Island’s ecologically richest estuary.

Finding a common ground

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Island youth play in ‘Chumash’ lacrosse tourney

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 1:00AM

Lacrosse, “the little brother of war,” is America’s game, predating baseball by hundreds of years. Invented by Native Americans and played with fierce passions, it is in no way an effete game of snobs. History tells that the French and English borrowed the game from the Americans, graced it with sensibility and propriety, and then brought it back to America.

In our opinion A tremendous response

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

It’s been an intense week on Vashon Island in the aftermath of the Havurat Ee Shalom’s desecration. Stars of David, many of them printed and distributed by Islander Alice Orr, have been posted on windows, cars, even front doors. A vigil — organized by Father Tryphon — drew perhaps 100 people. Television crews arrived on Vashon, visiting, among others, The Beachcomber office. (They wanted a copy of the photograph we ran in last week’s paper of the anti-Semitic graffiti at the synagogue.) And finally, the King County Sheriff’s Office and Prosecutor’s Office have begun investigating the incident as a hate crime, calling it “a textbook case,” as deputy prosecutor Mike Hogan put it.

In our opinion A tremendous response

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

It’s been an intense week on Vashon Island in the aftermath of the Havurat Ee Shalom’s desecration. Stars of David, many of them printed and distributed by Islander Alice Orr, have been posted on windows, cars, even front doors. A vigil — organized by Father Tryphon — drew perhaps 100 people. Television crews arrived on Vashon, visiting, among others, The Beachcomber office. (They wanted a copy of the photograph we ran in last week’s paper of the anti-Semitic graffiti at the synagogue.) And finally, the King County Sheriff’s Office and Prosecutor’s Office have begun investigating the incident as a hate crime, calling it “a textbook case,” as deputy prosecutor Mike Hogan put it.

The incident at the synagogue is a lesson in the power of words

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

I love you. You’re terrific. Great job. Congratulations. I’m so proud of you.

Teaching kids about life doesn’t end when they become teens

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

I recall a woman telling me once at a party years ago that her 12-year-old was rebelling, starting to date boys too early and starting to be snappy and surly. I listened with trepidation, holding my new baby in my arms and wondering how I could avoid this fate. I remember the woman sighed deeply and said something to the effect of, “I don’t know what good it will do me to correct anything at this point. All of those parenting experts say that once your kid hits 13, you’ve done pretty much all you can do. From there on in, your kid is raised by their peers.”

We need a spirit of inclusion to help special needs kids thrive

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

Seeing one’s verbal quote in print — as I did when I picked up Wednesday’s Beachcomber and read the story, “School board passes a $15m budget” — always seems a little stark and dramatic. Certainly the statement I made — that “Vashon does not have a reputation for supporting families with kids with disabilities” — can seem a little severe, given the number of caring teachers, support workers and community members who do support those families and children.

Islander shooting for Olympic medal in Beijing

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon resident, Canadian national and professional trapshooter Sue Nattrass, nominated early this July to Canada’s four-person Olympic shooting team, is aiming this August for the one target she has yet to hit in her illustrious 39-year career: an Olympic medal.

Salsa dance in the park

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

The second free concert of Vashon Park District’s summer World Music and Dance Series will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at Ober Park.

Luna hosts acoustic folk

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

Cassandra Robertson, a Corvallis, Ore., singer and songwriter who plays “acoustic conscious folk,” will play a free concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 in Café Luna.

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