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Vashon High School improvements are long overdue

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 3:59PM

We ought to be embarrassed. For years, our community has squabbled and kibitzed over the need for a remodeled high school without ever calling the question to a vote.

ARts briefs

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 9:57AM

Jazz at Ober

Vashon Beachcomber Letters to the Editor | Aug. 20

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 9:00PM

My name is Nathaniel Parrott, and I am going into the seventh grade. Last Saturday, my friend Ryan O’Grady and I sold Jones Soda to the people in the ferry line.

Captain Joe: Keeping Point Robinson’s light burning bright

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Visiting the Point Robinson Lighthouse with Joe Wubbold is an education. A retired Coast Guard Captain, he loves showing visitors the lighthouse and its rare Fresnel lens.

Emir Nohutcu, ‘Turkish prince,’ was a breath of fresh air on Vashon

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

When Emir Nohutcu was preparing to leave his native Turkey last summer for a year on Vashon, he turned for advice to his uncle, an Istanbul ophthalmologist who had been an exchange student in Philadelphia 30 years ago.

A Mormon perspective on the Jewish faith

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

I sat in stunned silence listening to a visiting Rabbi explain that many Jews today debate whether or not they are really a “chosen people.”

Talk about taking it to the streets — Backbone ‘Procession’ goes nationwide

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

At this year’s Strawberry Festival, the Backbone Campaign brought some of its giant puppets to the parade, including one of our newest creations, the Penta-Gone. Carried by five people, the Penta-Gone shows the outside of the Pentagon building, with five questions about our national priorities: “One-year nuclear weapons budget or renewable energy for 16.5 million homes?” “One year ‘star wars’ spending or 200,410 new teachers?” “One month in Iraq or health care for 3,214,990 Americans?” “Twenty F22 bombers or 274,000 four-year university scholarships?” (These numbers, based on the Pentagon’s budget for 2009, were provided to the Backbone Campaign by the National Priorities Project —

Land Trust works to preserve Island wilderness for the entire community

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

“Are you from the Land Trust?”

Modern times at ober park

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Island Chorale’s next concert, “A Celebrati

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Island Chorale’s next concert, “A Celebration of Carols,” will include “Fantasia on Christmas Carols,” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, a “Consort of Christmas Carols” by PDQ Bach and several seasonal songs by British and American composers. The concert will be held on Dec. 6 and 7.

Singer’s musical journey brings her to Luna

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon singer-songwriter Laurie Lyons will perform at Café Luna at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. There is no cover charge.

Dancing shoes a must for reggae show at Bike

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Clinton Fearon and The Boogie Brown Band will return to Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 for what organizers promise will be a rousing and free-wheeling night of reggae music.

New conductor brings baton to Vashon Island Chorale

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Vashon Island Chorale has named choral conductor Gary D. Cannon as its new artistic director. Cannon served as guest conductor in the fall of 2007, giving members of the chorale and the community a chance to get to know him.


  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

On Aug. 11, 2008, Gregory Hampel was hit and killed by a car in West Seattle, as he tried rescue his dog Paloma, who had scampered into the street. He was 39 years old.


  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

La Petite Etoile moves and grows

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

La Petite Etoile French Language Preschool has a new home this fall. The school’s new location at Bethel Church boasts a larger classroom and a full playground with field and forest.

VMCP adds two teachers this fall

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

With the 2008-09 school year just around the corner, the Vashon-Maury Cooperative Preschool (VMCP) is gearing up for the school year. We are excited to offer a new blended toddler-2/3 class. Toddlers will attend on Mondays with their parents, and 2/3’s will attend Monday and Tuesday.  

Kenny will open outdoor preschool

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Spending the entire school day outdoors sounds like a foreign concept, and in a way it is. Although there are more than 700 forest kindergartens — waldkindergartens — in Germany, in which children spend their entire class time outdoors year-round, the concept is still novel here in the United States.


  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Flowers will help food bank


  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will be on Vashon today, Aug. 20.


  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Donate school items soon

‘Greenmapping’ program begins to seek input this weekend

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Social Ecology Education and Demonstration School (SEEDS) is beginning its public phase of the “Vashon Greenmapping Program” Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Farmer’s Market on the Village Green.

VoV to install radio tower atop Heights Water tank

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Voice of Vashon has signed a lease with Heights Water, a private

Vandals hit schools and bus barn

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

A spree of vandalism last Tuesday morning left the school district reeling — causing $6,000 in damage and leaving more than 20 windows and doors broken just three weeks before school starts.

County dive unit recovers safe

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

St. John Vianney Catholic Church got its safe back last week. It was full of wet checks — and one soggy five-dollar bill.

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