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Vashon's school levy sails to an easy victory

  • Feb 10, 2010 at 8:00AM updated at 10:34AM

Vashon Island School District's four-year operating levy appears to be passing easily, according to partial returns from the Feb. 9 mail-in election.

Vashon Tech Support opens new office space in core of town

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 11:14AM

Vashon Tech Support, a computer service company owned by Island teens, will open a new storefront in town this month.

Island doctor faces charges of alleged unprofessional conduct

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 1:15PM

The state Department of Health filed charges against Dr. Sjardo Steneker in December, alleging the popular family practice physician had sexual relationships with current and former patients — considered “unprofessional conduct” under state law.

Flock of plastic flamingoes graces lawns for The Harbor School

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 11:10AM

Steve Abel was mystified last Friday afternoon when he discovered a group of eighth-graders on his lawn planting a flock of pink flamingoes.

Senior Center preps for first auction in three years

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 11:02AM

The Vashon Senior Center, facing a $25,000 cut in funding from King County, is hosting its first auction in three years.

Editorial: New health guide offers a peek into our bounty

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:51AM

Thumb through the Health & Wellness Guide tucked into The Beachcomber this week — and consider how lucky we are to live on Vashon, where health practitioners of every stripe abound.

Granny’s closure proves torturous for some

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:50AM

Every year, right about this time, something terrible happens on Vashon.

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 10

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:49AM

I know that my position on taxes contradicts the business community’s standard wisdom, but I continue to assert that there is no ironclad connection between tax cuts and business profitability or business climate.

Mussels on council meeting agenda

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:47AM

Betsy Peabody of the Puget Sound Restoration Fund will be the featured guest at the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council’s next general membership meeting, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at McMurray Middle School, its new meeting location.

A tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein takes off

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:43AM

Romance will be in the air this weekend when a talented group of local singers performs a gala tribute to the love-drenched music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

Great Rain spreads its wings in Open Space

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:42AM

After playing to capacity crowds at the Red Bicycle Bistro for the past year, Vashon’s popular comedy/music/variety show is taking its act to a new venue.

A legendary jazzman plays at the Blue Heron

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:38AM

Vashon Allied Arts’ 2010 Panache Jazz Series will kick off this weekend with a concert by the Mark Lewis Quartet.

Arts Briefs: Feb. 10

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:38AM

Clinton Fearon plays at the Bike, and Café Luna sets the stage for jazz

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:33AM

Clinton Fearon, an acclaimed reggae musician, will play at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.

Twelve wrestlers advance to regionals

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:29AM

The Vashon wrestlers demonstrated a heightened level of intensity at Saturday’s sub-regional tournament, with 12 Pirate wrestlers and two alternates qualifying to move on to the next stage of competition.

Pirates disarm the Warriors

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:27AM

The Pirates played Seattle Christian on Feb. 2 and disarmed the Warriors 59-41.

Vashon hoopsters split two games

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:25AM

In the last week, the Pirates dropped a game against the Seattle Christian Warriors and avenged last year’s loss to Auburn Adventist.

Rowers compete in Ergomania

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:24AM

Sign up now for Vashon farms’ Community Supported Agriculture shares

  • Feb 9, 2010 at 10:19AM

Three Vashon farms are offering up Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares this summer, whereby Islanders can have a steady supply of produce for 20 weeks.

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.

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