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A comedy competition heats up on the Island

  • Nov 17, 2009 at 12:03PM

Vashon Theatre will be the site of a fierce and funny contest next week, when the annual Seattle International StandUp Comedy Competition returns to the Island for one of the final rounds in a month-long search for its top comic of 2009.

Arts events: Music on the Rock

  • Nov 17, 2009 at 11:57AM

Deputies pursue man by car, foot and plane, but fail to apprehend him

  • Nov 13, 2009 at 1:01PM

A routine traffic stop turned into a foot chase and air search on Thursday, Nov. 12, when a driver failed to pull over for a routine traffic stop, then ditched his car at Island Center Forest and fled.

Vashon firefighters quickly quell blaze; Cemetery Road closed for an hour

  • Nov 13, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:35PM

A chimney fire on Cemetery Road just west of the McMurray Middle School was quickly quelled Friday morning after dozens of firefighters showed up, the first of them arriving within six minutes, said Vashon Fire Chief Hank Lipe.

County ferry district foregoes some funding in hopes that Metro can collect the difference

  • Nov 12, 2009 at 4:00PM

The King County Ferry District board voted Monday to reduce the amount of money it collects from taxpayers, abandon proposed demonstration ferry routes and focus only on the Vashon-Seattle and West Seattle-Seattle foot ferries.

Compassion in action: Growing a bounty for those in need

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

The Vashon-Maury Community Food Bank, a nonprofit organization located at Sunrise Ridge.

Vashon’s new custom ambulance arrives

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s new ambulance has brighter lights, room for more patients and a stowage area for firefighters’ gear. It’s 15 years newer than the ambulance it replaces — a mechanical nightmare of a rig that once had to be jumped at a hospital.

New substance abuse treatment center opens next to high school

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

Young adults on Vashon have a new place to seek help for substance abuse issues — a youth-oriented treatment program located steps away from Vashon High School.

School board to vet $47.7 million measure

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

The school district’s five board members are beginning to rally around a proposed $47.7 million bond measure that would pay for the construction of a new high school classroom building and the renovation of several existing structures on the sprawling campus.

Vashon School District bans 'grinding' at school dances

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

Grinding, a nationwide dance style that many teens embrace and many parents find objectionable, will no longer take place at Vashon High School, school district administrators have announced.

Pirates end their strong season in a loss to Nooksack

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

UMO reaches a landmark 20th anniversary

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 11:16AM

It was 1989 when a bright-eyed band of six young theater artists arrived on Vashon’s shores.

Editorial: It’s time to thank those who have served us well

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 2:07PM

Every month, every week, maybe even every day, Islanders serving on commissions and boards step forward to work on our behalf. They pore over financials, discuss policy, debate issues and sometimes face the ire of other Islanders who are unhappy with a decision they’ve made.

Misconceptions abound about grinding

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 2:06PM

I am a 17-year-old senior at Vashon High School and have followed the discussion in The Beachcomber in regards to “grinding.” I have found some of the arguments made to be inaccurate and even offensive.

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 11

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 2:02PM

A chamber music concert will bring players to stage, one by one

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:54PM

An accomplished roster of musicians will play an evening of chamber music for strings at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Blue Heron Art Center.

Bike hosts a Doors tribute

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:53PM

More arts events

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:23PM

Time&Again: Vestiges of Vashon’s military past remain

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:13PM

Vashon has a long history of military presence. The military’s use of the Sunrise Ridge complex began with World War II and did not end until 1984, when the final parts of the “Nike base” became Paradise Ridge Park.

Pirate runners do well at state meet

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:09PM

Vashon runners Savannah Krug and Tylor Heit competed at the State Cross-Country Championship, held Nov. 7 at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

Pirate soccer ends season with loss

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:08PM

The 2009 soccer season ended for the Vashon High School girls on Saturday.

Youth Pirates finish fall with final game

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:06PM

With quarterback Nick Amundsen recovering from the flu and nearly half the Youth Pirates seventh- and eighth-grade team out with illness or injury, the Pirates had barely enough healthy kids to make a team when they played the Gig Harbor Tides on Saturday. Owen Brenno stepped in as a running back, and Ezra Ende tried a few plays as quarterback before an injury took him out of the game. The team played more than half the game with every available athlete on the field, reported coach Matt Amundsen. The Pirates lost 23-0.

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