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‘Feeding ourselves’ Vashon College’s new lecture series explores local food production

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon College, responding to Islanders’ growing interest in local foods and mounting concerns about oil prices, will offer a new lecture series focused on local food production, featuring talks by some of the Island’s most well-known farmers and food specialists.

Into Africa Two artists return with scenes of a ‘magnificent continent’

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Two Islanders will share the artistic bounty of their epic trek through Africa when Vashon Community Care Center presents “On Safari with Kendra and Lynn,” an exhibition opening from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 3.

ARts briefs

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Folk and blues come to Luna

Talking back to Barbie at 070 Photographer explores toys, culture and art

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

An exhibition of work by John Sloan, “Almost Perfect,” will open with an artist’s reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 3. The exhibit, billed as “a photographic exploration into the manufactured culture of stereotypes and desire found in children’s toys,” will remain on view through July 26.

Fiber, leather and lace grace Blue Heron

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Blue Heron Gallery will host two exhibits in July: “Ancient Message,” a show of fiber art by Regina Benson, and “Leather and Lace,” ceramic work by Mary Hosick.


  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

On Nov. 3, 2007, Mica Michelle Lawson and Matthew Steven Karasick joined hands in marriage at The W Hotel in downtown Seattle. Lawson is the daughter of Kathy and John Pierce of Sammamish and Vashon and Mike Lawson of Vashon.


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Play cribbage on Saturdays


  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

A Transformational Breath workshop will meet from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at the Hanna Barn on Point Robinson Road.


  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Brown Bag Story Time at the Vashon Library will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2 to Aug. 6, for ages 6 to 10.


  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Quartermaster closed July 3

Sail through the dog days of summer

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

This summer, the 18th season of sailing programs, co-sponsored by Quartermaster Yacht Club and the Vashon Park District, still has a few places open for young sailors.

Vashon master rowers earn medals at NW Regionals in Vancouver

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Vashon Island Rowing Club scored on multiple fronts at this year’s NW Masters Regional Championships in Vancouver, Wash., June 20 to 22.

A car fire and a brush fire in two days

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

With the hottest months of the year upon us, Vashon experienced two fires last week, and Islanders are urged to use common sense this Friday around fire and fireworks.

Former Obama delegate will work as page at national convention

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Laura Hicks, 18, made a remarkably strong political showing at the Washington state Democratic convention in June, energized by Barack Obama’s powerful promise to change the nation. She was one of 400 vying for 29 national delegate positions left, and made it to the final round of selections.

County takes over cost of foot ferry

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

King County this week assumed the cost of providing passenger-only ferry service between Vashon and downtown Seattle, a move that marks the beginning of the county’s eventual full operation of a route that for years has been provided by Washington State Ferries.

Fire commissioners are close to selecting new chief from among six finalists

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

The board of commissioners at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue has chosen six finalists in its search for a new chief to head the fire department and will likely select one of them to lead the agency in as soon as next week.

Maury park could soon get a facelift

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

t A $7,500 grant will pay for signage, trail work and more.

New director to take helm at troubled county animal care program

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

A new acting manager has been named to lead King County’s troubled Animal Care and Control program, which has come under harsh criticism for the crowded conditions at the county’s main shelter in Kent.

School board votes to close high school campus, ending senior perk

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon High School seniors will no longer be able to zip to Subway, take a quick trip home or run to the beach during their lunch period as a result of a decision made by the five-member board that oversees the Vashon Island School District.

Amidst the chaos, Loren Hill fostered a love of learning

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Loren Hill strolled leisurely across the front of the classroom, thumbs in his belt-loops and shoulders thrown back, “moseying” for his third-grade class at Chautauqua Elementary School.

Vashon mother considers miracle of new baby

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:31PM

On March 28, with six weeks to go until my due date, my midwife worried that the baby’s growth had slowed. She ordered an ultrasound. The technician started out chatty as she squirted goo on my tummy and flashed grey blobs on the screen. Then she fell silent. The doctor, too, looked gravely at the screen and didn’t say anything. They sent me straight to the hospital, sheet of indecipherable medical jargon in hand.

Summer can be mischevious, dangerous time for Vashon kids

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:28PM

Kids are rejoicing. Parents who work outside of the home are scrambling to piece it all together. And a new energy has already, it seems, come to the Island.

Abundant Vashon deer could be profitable if domesticated

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:27PM

The pea sprouts are about 10 inches high now. Noticing this, I decided I’d better patrol the perimeter of the deer fence that was erected after one summer when we got home to find the deer had eaten every single pea plant down to the nub.

Eric Horsting stepping down after run as arts editor, sports editor, reporter...

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:25PM

Last August, after a brief vacation, I returned to The Beachcomber with a gift for Eric Horsting, who had steered the ship in my absence. It was a smooth, pale-gray rock with a poem on it, and it seemed the perfect token for this man who loves poetry and is rock solid and dependable.

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