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Vashon man honors friend's memory with tireless AIDS awareness work

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 4:49PM

Larry Flynn lives on a back road, but he’s a strong presence on Vashon. His small green house, surrounded by native woods and cultivated gardens, overlooks Puget Sound. There’s a walking trail down the steep bank to a beach below, where an osprey lands as we talk. Flynn explains that he inherited the house from his friend John Thompson, who died almost 20 years ago of AIDS.

Vashon-Maury Sports Briefs — Vashon Aquatic Club opens swim registration

  • Jun 3, 2008 at 2:11PM

Sports updates and announcements from around Vashon and Maury islands.

League track finals wrap for Vashon athletes on Bainbridge

  • Jun 3, 2008 at 2:11PM

Under cloudy skies, Vashon took 29 McMurray Middle School athletes to Bainbridge Island for the league finals in track and field. The races were exciting, and many athletes set personal records in field events.

Animal owners should be 'responsible,' cultivate good behavior

  • Jun 3, 2008 at 2:20PM

That and more in the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber's letters to the editor section.

Vashon's Blue Heron to feature woodwork, works of woods June 6

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 4:00PM

Rebecca Dvorin Strong, known for her abiding interest in dark and light interiors and landscapes, began a new series of tree paintings in fall 2006. These oils and gouaches will be featured, along with fine woodworking by Island artist Steven Caldwell, at Blue Heron Gallery in June. The exhibition will open 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6, with a reception with the artists, refreshments, and live music by Richard Person, Jim Hobson and George Heidorn.

Vashon High students fight to keep campus open

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 2:00PM

When he’s a senior next year, Chris Carter noted, many of his classmates will be old enough to help determine the next president of the country or tote a gun in Iraq. But if a proposal put forward by Vashon High School’s administration is approved by the school board, neither he nor his friends will be able to leave campus for a sandwich at Subway.

Cindy Sheehan keeps the Democratic Party honest

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Most of us are aware of Cindy Sheehan’s activism against the war in Iraq and the very public stand that she took in Crawford, Texas, camping out next to President George Bush’s ranch and confronting the president’s support for the war.

Helping other Islanders have enough to eat comes at a small cost in the next few weeks

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

I grew up in a suburb north of Chicago where one could find every kind of restaurant, from the noisy hustle and bustle of Andy’s Hamburgers to the elegant and music-filled atmosphere of San Pedro’s at Theatro de Lago.

We can save the Sound by working together

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

I’m not going anywhere this summer! Every year at about this time, I pledge that I will not leave the Island for the next three months.

Helping our kids grow up

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

There are many compelling reasons to close the Vashon High School campus, putting an end to a senior ritual that administrators say is often abused. Thirty minutes is hardly time to get into town and back with a Subway sandwich. Why should kids be burning up fossil fuel for a jaunt like that anyway? And then, of course, some are doing more than grabbing a sandwich. In light of the Healthy Youth Survey that found teen marijuana use higher on Vashon than the rest of the state, administrators have legitimate reasons for concern.

With purchase of McFeed’s building, Vashon Allied Arts grows into central role

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

We have found ourselves in an exciting position — adjacent to the future Vashon Allied Arts (VAA). With the promising development of the purchase of the McFeed’s property, VAA, it seems, is poised to grow into the physical manifestation of its ongoing role as the center of the Vashon arts community.

Ceramics take center stage at Little House

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Little House will feature the ceramic and photographic works of Island artist Christine Beck, opening at 6 p.m., Friday, June 6.

Burton and desert inspire paintings

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Back Bay Inn will feature the work of watercolor artist Marilyn Blitz in an exhibit opening from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6.

Scott shows new paintings at Gallery 070

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Gallery 070 will present new paintings by Jeff Scott in an exhibit that opens from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6.

‘Shoot to Show’ exhibit opens at Hardware Store

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

This spring, Island photographer Ray Pfortner offered what he called the most challenging installment of his popular “Shoot to Show” classes at Vashon Allied Arts. The subject matter and theme were the animals of Vashon-Maury Island.

New works come to Blue Heron

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

The New Works series, presented by Vashon Allied Arts, continues at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Blue Heron with two musical groups in one evening.

Arts briefs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Buy tickets to Garden Tour

Silverwood Gallery: Women as keepers

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Silverwood Gallery will open an exhibit of Ivonne Escobar de Kommer’s new copper repousse sculptures from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 6.

Two poets explore power, mortality and sexuality

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

“How the End Begins: Two Poets on Power, Sexuality and Mortality” will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Vashon Library.

Dancers reach for the stars in new work

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Junior Civic Ballet is a free program sponsored by the Vashon Park District. It is open to all members of the community who would like to dance or work backstage in two productions a year. The company currently includes 24 dancers, ages 4 to 24, who rehearse on Saturday afternoons at Ober Park. A summer dance camp for two age groups will be offered in August, and rehearsals for the company’s annual “Nutcracker Ballet” will begin in September. For more information, contact Vashon Park District at 463-9602.

SCENE & HEARD

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Humpback whale has lingered off Vashon for two weeks

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

A humpback whale, a rare visitor to central Puget Sound, has been spotted several times off the shores of Vashon since its arrival on May 12, according to Anne Stateler with the Vashon Hydrophone Project.

Island children can take water safety class for free

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Any Islander who will complete third or fourth grade this school year is eligible for two weeks of swim lessons for free at the Vashon public pool this summer, thanks to a program called Make A Splash that King County and Vashon Park District have agreed to fully fund this year.

Lowest tides in years

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Some of Puget Sound’s lowest tides in years will occur today and tomorrow, meteorologists say.

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