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Loving family members, their quirks and all

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 7:00AM

Life's Mysteries

Coaching makes for a lifetime of memories

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 7:00AM

Growing Up on Vashon

A spirit of generosity helps us through tough times

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 7:00AM


Letters to the editor

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon teams finish in two of three top spots in Swiftsure Lightship Classic

  • Jun 16, 2009 at 8:00AM updated at 10:17AM

Three Islanders and their sailboats competed in the Pacific Northwest’s premier long-distance sailing race last month, and took two of the top three places.

Few vie for open seats on boards

  • Jun 10, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:13AM

Vashon community works to retain teachers

  • Jun 10, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:10AM

Molly Dillon sat in front of Vashon Thriftway selling homemade cookies and friendship bracelets on Sunday — not for an extracurricular club or Island nonprofit but to save teaching positions at her elementary school.

Vashon wind power firm gets federal grant

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 2:15PM

A wind energy consulting firm on Vashon Island has received a $200,000 federal grant to determine what kinds of government policies and incentives are needed to advance small-scale, on-site wind generation across the country.

Vashon author explores women’s lives

  • Jun 10, 2009 at 7:00AM

Islander Jean Davies Okimoto first knew she wanted to be a writer when she was a sixth-grader in Ohio.

Theater pros find a vibrant life on Vashon

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 12:08PM

For every newcomer who meticulously plans a move to Vashon, there are always one or two others who seem to arrive on the Island by chance.

Fill your plate with musical treats and chances to dance

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 12:02PM

The Island has a full lineup of music on tap starting on Thursday night and continuing through the weekend. Many of the shows boast free admission, and one show is being staged to raise money for a good cause. Take your pick or hop from venue to venue — and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes.

Arts briefs: June 10

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 12:00PM

New group seeks energy independence for Vashon

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 11:27AM

Last summer, The New Yorker published a story about Samso, a remote Danish island whose 4,300 residents worked together to become energy independent.

Solar panels at Land Trust unveiled

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 11:24AM

Efforts to lighten the Island’s carbon footprint are well under way, with the installation earlier this month of small-scale solar panels on the rooftops of two buildings owned by Vashon nonprofits.

Vashon Park District celebrates twenty-five years on the Island

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 11:21AM

One Island institution is turning 25 this month, and Islanders are invited to its birthday bash.

Liquor law violators face fines, temporary loss of licenses

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 11:20AM

Six Island establishments that sold alcohol to minors in a March sting operation have all learned their final penalties.

Letters to the Editor: June 10

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 11:10AM

More discussion about arts campus is needed

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 11:03AM

In last week’s Beachcomber, Islander Roy McMakin suggested that Vashon Allied Arts provide greater transparency and community involvement regarding the arts campus it hopes to build at the corner of Cemetery Road and Vashon Highway, a visually historic Island intersection. I, too, think some discussion and debate about the future of that corner is in order — although it is with some trepidation that I write this, since I served on the VAA board that hired director Molly Reed and continue to be a huge supporter of Island artists.

Editorial: The Beachcomber offers up an array of special inserts

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 11:04AM

Every year, The Beachcomber publishes what we affectionately refer to as “special sections,” inserts that deliver up helpful listings, guides or other offerings that we think give our readers a deeper appreciation for life on the Rock.

Vashon’s schools are richer and more diverse thanks to commuter students

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 11:00AM

Anyone who rides the 7:15 north end ferry on a weekday morning has seen the swarm of bleary-eyed kids getting off the boat and packing themselves into two waiting school buses headed for Vashon High School and McMurray Middle School.

Island yoga instructor brings traditional Indian medicine to Vashon

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 10:56AM

Well-known yoga instructor Ronly Blau has brought a new healing practice to the Island.

Mustangs see success at leagues

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 10:50AM

Although team results are still not available, there is much to celebrate with the conclusion of McMurray’s track and field season.

Swim lessons offered free for kids

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 10:49AM

Nine people drown every day in the United States. A local club is partnering with a program of the USA Swimming Foundation to help change that statistic by raising awareness of drowning and water safety.

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