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Pet Protectors’ Furball to drum up support for pets

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

For five years, friends of the furry, the feathered, the fishy and everything in between have come together for one night of jubilant fundraising — Vashon Island Pet Protector’s Furball. It’s the nonprofit’s annual auction, and it accounts for more than half of its operating expenses each year.

Vashon’s lavender fest draws crowds

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Organizers of this year’s Lavender Farm Tour say some 2,500 people attended the two-day event over the weekend, making it the largest turnout since the festival started six years ago.

Youth football practice begins

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Pirate Youth Football practice starts at 5:45 p.m. Monday, July 28, at the Vashon High School “tweener” field west of the gym.

Triathlon held in Burton during Strawberry Festival

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

The XTerra Triathlon was held in Dockton Park on Sunday, July 13.

Vashon-Maury Arts Briefs | July 16

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 21, 2008 at 4:45PM

King County’s cultural services agency, 4Culture, approved 52 new group art projects — a total of nearly $200,000 in funding — including two Vashon art groups.

Vashon-Maury Sports Briefs | July 16

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 21, 2008 at 4:44PM

Islander Alex Swenson was named one of six members of the American national men’s team to compete in the Sixth World Championship 24-Hour Run of the International Association of Ultrarunners.

Was Vashon man's $1,000 drinking fine warranted? | In Our Opinion

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 11:12AM

When The Beachcomber heard Monday that a patron had been fined more than $1,000 for allegedly drinking too much at the Strawberry Festival’s beer garden, we thought it was likely the stuff of rumor — an urban legend, Vashon-style. It turns out it’s true.

Vashon's Lavender Farm Tour returns this weekend

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 11:09AM

Lavender is in full bloom and ready for harvest in July on Vashon, and three Island lavender farms will open their fields this weekend for the sixth annual Lavender Farm Tour, a celebration of the plant, its beauty and its many uses.

Bill Burby’s son Aaron takes first in Burby Inspirational Fun Run

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 1:29PM

Saturday’s Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk was the biggest to date — more than 400 Islanders and visitors pounded the pavement in the event that honors one of the Island’s most memorable men.

Langley Fine Gardens: Happy accidents and a lot of hard work

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 1:33PM

Maury Island is the birthplace of a rare and beautiful beast: the Langley silver tiger. It grows tall and gangly, loves the sun and is named for its frost-kissed appearance. The tiger is a hybridized tomato plant that produces juicy red- and orange-striped fruit which ripens early and enjoys a long season, the result of cross-pollination between two parent plants — what farmer Leda Langley calls a “happy accident.”

Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust goes after bullfrogs to save native newts

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 1:28PM

An osprey flew overhead shortly after Abel Eckhardt and his volunteer-partner for the evening, teenager Peter Evans, eased their red canoe into Meadowlake Pond in Island Center Forest on a recent Wednesday night. The light was beginning to fade, and the pond, nearly inaccessible due to the thick walls of brush that surround it, was still.

Praise for Vashon fireworks show | Letters to the Editor

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 2:00PM

On behalf of our family and 50 or so friends and neighbors who gathered at our home this Independence Day, we would like to thank The Hardware Store and friends for a beautiful and entertaining fireworks display.

WSF reservation system on Vashon may work

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 2:00PM

Would a ferry reservation system work for Vashon? The Transportation Commission, appointed by the governor, has been pushing this approach to find ways to fund the ferry system. Washington State Ferries (WSF) was mandated to ask the question, given the traffic congestion at a number of ferry docks and the challenge of filling every boat to capacity. And how can they do this andkeep ferry tolls reasonable (which they aren’t now)?

Kaj Wyn Berry embraces a life of adventure and art

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

Kajira Wyn Berry hoped that posting haiku on three signs, Burma-Shave style, at the bottom of the north-end ferry hill would slow down drivers. The drivers haven’t slowed down, but Berry’s beautiful calligraphy of haiku written by Island poets has become a landmark.

Strawberry Festival ’08

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

Bike hosts innovative guitarist Scott Huckabay

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

Guitarist Scott Huckabay will perform at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9 p.m., Saturday, July 19.

African group to dance, drum at outdoor festival

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Allied Art’s World Music Festival, slated for 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Camp Burton outdoor amphitheater, will feature four groups, including African dance/drum group Sohoyini.

Incendio to heat up Ober with flamenco and rock

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

Summer Concerts in the Park, the popular free music series, returns to Ober Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, featuring the Los Angeles-based band Incendio.

Fourth of July, Vashon Style

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

Support VIPP at annual Fur Ball

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP) is one of the Island’s most important resources. With many animal lovers living here, it is great reassurance to know that Island pets are well protected with VIPP’s services.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

P.E.O hosts garage sale

Middle schoolers learn to suceed Middle schoolers learn to suceed

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

t Workshops will meet this summer.

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