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Move to Chautauqua could save district much-needed funds

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

In an effort to save tens of thousands of dollars, the Vashon Island School District board of directors voted last week to relocate the district’s offices from their current location — in the J.T. Sheffield Building on 103rd Avenue S.W. behind Sawbones — into three empty classrooms on the first floor of Chautauqua Elementary School.

VYFS to offer drug and alcohol counseling

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Youth & Family Ser-vices (VYFS), in an effort to fill what some say is a critical need on the Island, will begin offering drug and alcohol counseling to Islanders, including those on limited incomes.

County exec proposes Metro fare hike

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM

King County Executive Ron Sims wants a 25-cent fare increase on Metro buses to help offset rising fuel costs and avoid having to cut any service.

Dockton’s history is a story worth telling — Vashon group now has funds to tell it

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jul 24, 2008 at 9:09AM

Dockton once had the largest dry dock north of San Francisco, a booming shipbuilding industry and a thriving maritime economy. But to the casual eye, there’s not a trace of the town’s past. “There are no signs at all that indicate the heritage of Dockton,” said Anita Halstead, a founding member of the Dockton Historical Committee. “There’s not even a ‘welcome to Dockton’ sign — there’s only a Dockton Park sign.”

Lavender fields forever

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:16PM

HAPPENING

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:16PM

School board meeting

Strawberry festival memories

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:16PM

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:16PM

Cruise for Senior Center

CLASSES

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:16PM

A Transformational Breath workshop will meet from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 23 and 30, at the Hanna Barn on Point Robinson Road.

CALENDAR

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:16PM

The Vashon Farmers Market will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, in the Village Green.

Back Bay Inn’s owners hope to hold on to a place they love

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:16PM

Signs outside Vashon Island Realty and the Bank Bay Inn advertise that the longtime Island inn is for sale, but owners Victoria Davies and John “Stormy” Storms hope that when the signs come down, they will still be the owners of the inn and their home next door.

Bus and Nissan collide at Quartermaster and highway

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:15PM

Safe stolen from St. John Vianney Catholic church

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:15PM

Someone broke into St. John Vianney Church on Vashon Island Saturday night and stole the church’s safe, church officials reported.

Shepherd hired as Vashon Beachcomber arts editor

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 12:15PM

Elizabeth Shepherd, a writer, film curator and arts publicist who has been active in bringing arts events to the Island for years, has been named The Beachcomber’s arts editor.

VIFR board selects a new chief

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:15PM

t But candidate wants his family to visit Vashon first.

Vashon wrestlers 10-1 at Oregon team camp

  • Jul 22, 2008 at 10:30PM updated Jul 23, 2008 at 10:31AM

The Vashon Wrestlers went 10-1 at the Oregon State Team Wrestling Camp July 7 to 10, placing fifth out of 36 teams from Washington, Oregon and California.

Vashon residents are working to create a ‘culture of ecology’ at schools

  • Jul 22, 2008 at 10:25PM updated Jul 23, 2008 at 10:27AM

Vashon Island School District’s board is leading our community to a brighter and healthier future as we are forging a “culture of ecology” in our schools.

Vashon Island Beachcomber Letters to the Editor | July 23

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 4:00PM

Thunderstorms and Independence Day get the same response at my house. Both situations are pretty horrific if you’re a large animal like a horse or a mule. Whether the noise and light show are caused by nature or humans, we head out to a safe corner of our property and sing peaceful songs to our outdoor animals. In either case, someone (the mule, Shetland or Arab cross) gets a serious case of gas. Indeed, I have spent many a July 5th massaging a prostrate equine whose belly is so tight with gas I could play a drum solo on it.

Food, humor and The New Yorker cover

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

My mom did not take my brother and me out for fancy meals growing up. Or, if she did, there was nothing memorable about it. My mom was in sales, and raising us alone meant long hours at work.The responsibility of dinner would fall on my brother and me. We became proficient at spinach lasagna and pasta with Le Seure baby peas.

With summer here, let’s drive extra safely and obey the signs

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

The busy summer season is upon our Island.

Recalling long summer days and campouts on the beach

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Editor’s note: This column ran a few years ago. Tressa asked that it run again in part because of the strong response it stirred when it first appeared in The Beachcomber.

On bikes and community

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

I recently reported that my red bicycle was stolen while I was working late one night at The Beachcomber. It was a disappointing moment — to walk out of the office on a summer night, looking forward to a quick, brisk ride home, only to find my bike no longer in front of the paper’s storefront office.

Strawberry Festival 2008 A celebration of scale that captures Vashon’s creative spirit

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

In the peaceful pause that comes to all Strawberry Festival volunteers the week after, it’s fun to reflect on the beauty of the event. I came across the following description that says it perfectly for me.

Methodist congregation embraces a young new minister

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon United Methodist Church has welcomed a new minister, Rev. Darryn Hewson, marking the end of a two-year period when the church was led by interim pastor Jan Van Pelt.

Festival brings music to Agren

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

The first Annual Vashon Island Music Festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, at Agren Park.

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