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Editorial: Quartermaster Harbor needs all of our help

  • Feb 4, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 12:03PM

Readers of The Beachcomber no doubt noticed that news about Quartermaster Harbor dominated the paper’s front page the two last weeks. This is partly due to the idiosyncrasies of the newspaper world: We follow the news, wherever it might lead us.

Public education in the U.S. is excellent

  • Feb 4, 2010 at 10:42AM

Public education in the United States seldom gets high praise. I would like to offer some in hopes it will inspire and encourage our Vashon public school teachers.

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 3

  • Feb 4, 2010 at 10:40AM

While I agree with Jeff Schnelz’s letter (“Vote against the school levy to effect real change,” Jan. 13) that our state is supposed to fully fund basic education, the fact is the state does not do so. Our state would love to but it, too, is riddled with unfunded mandates from the federal government. I do not feel our children’s education should suffer because of this. Also our schools go beyond the basics to give the students more enrichment. We need to pay for this.

The support of friends makes a world of difference

  • Feb 4, 2010 at 10:36AM

One of my best friends is fond of saying that there are friends who come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Exploring Vashon at walking speed

  • Feb 4, 2010 at 10:35AM

A few years back, I went out for a walk. The walk lasted nearly four months and covered something like 1,400 miles. This was in England.

Time&Again: Dockton’s ‘Piano Row’ reflects Vashon’s maritime history

  • Feb 4, 2010 at 10:33AM

In 1891, the largest dry dock on the West Coast was moved to what would later become Dockton.

A sisterhood of writers: Young and old, they explore their craft together

  • Feb 4, 2010 at 10:27AM

In her 12 years of life, Audrey Watkins has produced hundreds of pages of writing and is deep into her first novel. So passionate is she about the craft that her mother, Amy Watkins, asked Island storyteller and writing teacher Merna Hecht to coach the sixth-grader.

'Flower Power': A new exhibit blooms at Silverwood

  • Feb 4, 2010 at 10:24AM

On a recent chilly afternoon, a steady stream of some of Vashon’s most well-known artists climbed the steps of Silverwood Gallery’s wide front porch, each bearing a colorful painting filled with images of flowers.

The gift of opera, for kids young and old

  • Feb 4, 2010 at 10:23AM

In what organizers are calling a gift to the Island’s children and families, Vashon Opera will present a free performance of “Little Red Riding Hood” on Saturday, a sweetened version of the tale delivered in full operatic style.

Tall tales return to Vashon

  • Feb 4, 2010 at 10:22AM

A group of oratorically gifted Islanders will offer up their best homespun stories — some funny, others heartfelt — at Vashon’s Tall Tales Festival Saturday night.

Glass, furniture, photos and more will delight Islanders

  • Feb 4, 2010 at 10:16AM

Vashon’s art community will be out in full force on Friday, enjoying its ritual march through new exhibits opening up at Island art spaces.

More First Friday destinations

  • Feb 4, 2010 at 10:14AM

Islanders plant trees as part of a project to help cool the planet

  • Feb 3, 2010 at 5:00PM updated Feb 4, 2010 at 9:50AM

New Montessori preschool opens with emphasis on play and outdoors

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Feb 4, 2010 at 9:48AM

Vashon Island Growers Association tightens its belt as revenues dip

  • Feb 3, 2010 at 1:00PM updated at 5:07PM

A stroll through the Village Green on a sunny Saturday is a peek into the bounty of Vashon Island’s farms and artisans. Plant starts share shelf space with fruit and flowers, while handcrafted candles, cutting boards and chocolates are displayed a few steps away.

Could mussels heal an ailing Quartermaster Harbor? Researchers will find out

  • Feb 3, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 5:07PM

Two divers who explored the submerged floor of inner Quartermaster Harbor last week were pleased with what they found — flat, featureless muck. Or as ecologist Brian Allen put it, “A whole lot of nothing.”

Vashon Community Care residents are focus of photography show

  • Feb 2, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Feb 3, 2010 at 4:39PM

The faces of Vashon Community Care’s residents will grace the hallways at the center when the photography show “Perfectly Aged: Faces of Vashon” opens during the gallery walk on Friday.

Pirates win one, lose one in final weeks of the season

  • Feb 3, 2010 at 10:18AM

The Vashon Pirates lost their first league game of the season last week in a spirited and tough match against their league nemesis, Cascade Christian.

Vashon's grapplers lost to Orting, finish second in their league

  • Feb 3, 2010 at 10:03AM

Vashon Wrestling lost its showdown for the Nisqually League title to the Orting Cardinals 46-27 in a dual meet last Thursday and finished its season in second place.

New development planned for 45-acre site on Vashon's west side

  • Feb 2, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 2:24PM

Two businessmen have purchased and begun prepping a 45-acre property on Vashon’s west side for development — a project, they say, that will preserve habitat and build community by setting aside 30 acres as commonly owned forestland.

Little House suffers break-in; little is stolen

  • Jan 28, 2010 at 4:41PM

Someone broke into The Little House last week but apparently took only loose change, owner Bettie Edwards reported.

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