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Island Quilter brings splash of color to Vashon’s core

  • Jan 28, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 11:00AM

After nearly two years serving area quilters from a home nestled in the woods off Thorsen Road, Anja Shive Moritz, the owner of Island Quilter, plans to open the store next week in downtown Vashon, bringing with her roughly 4,500 bolts of fabric — and plenty of color.

Huff has experience, skill to oversee King County elections

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:00PM updated Jan 28, 2009 at 10:10AM

Voters throughout King County are casting their ballots for a new elected position: Director of Elections. The public decided in November to change the position from one that is appointed to an elective position, bringing King County in line with most other counties in the state.

On Luna’s musical menu are dulcimer, Celtic and roots

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 3:02PM

Vince Conaway brings his hammered dulcimer music to Café Luna at 7:30 p.m Friday, Jan. 30, followed the next night, Saturday, Jan. 31, by folksinger/guitarist Rose Laughlin, who will perform from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Feed the creative mind with Allied Arts classes

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 3:04PM

Creative outlets for all ages abound at Vashon Allied Arts; classes in dance, clay, drawing, music and metal arts start now.

'Biker country' rolls into the Red Bike

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 3:01PM

The Red Bicycle offers three groups this weekend — the Port Angeles hillbilly jam-grass band Deadwood Revival, country rock’s Scattergun and Vashon’s own 5:01 with its characteristic country rock tunes.

Grapplers beat Cougars

  • Jan 28, 2009 at 7:00AM

The Vashon High School wrestling team upped its dual match record to 7-2, when they defeated the Cascade Christian Cougars in Puyallup on Thursday, Jan. 22.

Girls subdue two tough teams

  • Jan 28, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon’s girls basketball team traveled to Chimacum Friday night and were roped into a barn-burner with the rough and tumble Cowboys, but pulled away with a 61-53 victory.

Church won’t let theft disrupt its mission

  • Jan 28, 2009 at 7:00AM

Two years ago, when a huge winter storm cut power to the Vashon Community Care Center, members of the Church of the Holy Spirit saw a role for their small, mission-oriented congregation.

Teens traveled to capitol to see inauguration

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 3:34PM

Calen Winn was fascinated by the Civil Rights movement and hoped he could be present for an event that would hearken back to the 1963 March on Washington, when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech.

'Golden Pond' bridges generations

  • Jan 28, 2009 at 7:00AM

Norman Thayer, the 79-year-old lead character in “On Golden Pond,” completing its run this weekend in Drama Dock’s Blue Heron production, is not very nice to his family, let alone the rest of the world.

Seattle will reconfigure Fauntleroy this summer, reducing traffic lanes

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:50PM

A section of Fauntleroy Way in West Seattle will be “rechanneled” this summer — reducing the number of traffic lanes while adding bike lanes and a central turning lane — to increase safety and reduce speeding on the thoroughfare, city officials said. Islanders have mixed feelings on the decision, however.

Club and organization news

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:49PM

CALENDAR

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:47PM

Letter to the editor: Library — KCLS discounts public input

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:37PM

Not only do I not support the movement of the Vashon Library to the Vashon K2 facility, I do not support the agenda of the director, Bill Ptacek, the “vision” he has for the KCLS (and the Vashon branch in particular) or the manner in which he conducts his meetings. I have spoken with Mr. Ptacek on several occasions on the telephone and in these gatherings, and it is clear that he is not interested in the commentary that he invites.

Letter to the Editor: We love our little library

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:36PM

The downtown Vashon Library has been a great joy to so many of our citizens: The parents who bring their children to play at Ober Park; the people who go to the grocery stores, our local pharmacy, other stores and eating establishments and to the senior center; the many apartment dwellers, and others who walk to the library.

Letter to the editor: Ferries — Public servants aren’t at fault

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:35PM

In my opinion, above all else a new beginning in America requires relearning respect for public employees. Many of us, including me, lashed out at David Moseley, Washington State Department of Transportation’s assistant secretary, and other ferry representatives for what we saw as the dumb and dumber options presented for our ferry service. But in retrospect, many of us — again, including me — were wrong to do so. Whacking the messenger is equivalent to blaming the troops for the mess in Iraq. It’s the Legislature that’s to blame, darn it — those who cannot collectively muster a grand vision, those who applaud whenever Tim Eyman squeaks, those who can’t distinguish between an investment in our future and a waste of money, often using as a reason that the bureaucrats will simply squander the money — a thinly veiled excuse for being greedy, I think, or inaction by those who mean well but are afraid to believe in the future. But I rant!

Letter to the Editor: Schools — Single start time would save funds

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:34PM

In a time of financial crisis, we must re-examine how we spend our money. As a taxpayer, community member and parent of a first-grader and a fifth-grader who attend Chautauqua Elementary School, I want to express my support for the idea of a single start time for the three schools.

Letter to the Editor: Parks — Let us know what you think

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:33PM

It is an honor for me to chair your Vashon Park District board in 2009. When I was initially elected to serve on the board, I truly didn’t know the breadth and depth of what the park district offers this Island. From concerts in the park to kayaking for families and ski school for children, I am continually impressed with the dedication of the park district staff to provide quality recreation experiences for a wide range of interests.

Letter to the Editor: Parks — Let us know what you think

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:33PM

It is an honor for me to chair your Vashon Park District board in 2009. When I was initially elected to serve on the board, I truly didn’t know the breadth and depth of what the park district offers this Island. From concerts in the park to kayaking for families and ski school for children, I am continually impressed with the dedication of the park district staff to provide quality recreation experiences for a wide range of interests.

Editorial: For the love of a library

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:19PM

A year ago, a commission empaneled to review King County’s charter took a close look at the regional library system and delivered some harsh words. During public meetings, it noted, patrons of the King County Library System “voiced several concerns about KCLS’ governance structure and operations, including lack of oversight and accountability, an unengaged and unresponsive board of trustees, limited public access to board decision-making processes and lack of planning.”

Loving a dog as she embarks on a hard journey towards recovery

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:03PM

I’ve replayed the scene in my mind far too many times. Walking down a silent, snowy Bank Road hand in hand with my husband, Jim. Seeing a white SUV in the distance. Realizing we needed to get our dog, who was bounding out of sight, back onto the leash.

Finding hope, sharing woes — Stone soup event gives us a chance to connect

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:01PM

As reported previously in The Beachcomber, an ad hoc group of citizens known as Vision for Vashon has recently come together to help Vashon realize its considerable potential to become one of these “DIY communities.”

Empowered youth: A joy to behold

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:00PM

Boys beat Eagles at home

  • Jan 23, 2009 at 11:06AM

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