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Vashon schools receive more than $20K in donations

  • Oct 12, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Oct 15, 2009 at 2:00PM

The school district received more than $20,000 in community donations last week — a giant check for $6,775 and a box full of $13,500 in cash and checks.

VAA moves forward on expansion plans

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 12:38PM

A group of 30 civic and philanthropic leaders empaneled by Vashon Allied Arts has endorsed the organization’s feasibility study for a new performance hall, forwarding the report to VAA’s board and staff to determine next steps in the ambitious project.

Vying for a seat on the school board, Jake Jacobovitch offers experience

  • Oct 14, 2009 at 7:00AM

The first time Jake Jacobovitch volunteered in Vashon public schools was in 1979, when he dressed up as Santa for Mrs. DeHope’s kindergarten class.

Choosing a life of faith and contemplation

  • Oct 14, 2009 at 7:00AM

The Pacific Northwest’s only Russian Orthodox monastery — nestled in Dockton among towering firs, madronas and hemlocks — is secluded and private, a world apart from the bustle of town.

Vying for a seat on the school board, Steve Ellison brings new perspective

  • Oct 14, 2009 at 7:00AM

Steve Ellison has been a fixture at nearly every school board meeting for more than two years. Rain or shine, a binder of meeting documents in his lap, he carefully observed the ins and outs of school politics. Now, he’s hoping to officially join the fray.

Pet Partners grow, serve more

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 11:58AM

Keeping with the spirit of dogs being a human’s best friend, several dogs and their owners were recently certified as Pet Partners and are ready to go to schools and care facilities on the Island, spreading canine kindness.

School district seeks funds for tech, maintenance

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 12:32PM

When Island voters receive their ballots for the Nov. 3 mail-in election this week, they’ll be asked to endorse a three-year, $2.7 million levy to pay for maintenance and technology at Vashon’s three public schools.

Editorial: Weighty decisions face us in the Nov. 3 election

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 12:30PM

This week, registered voters on Vashon should see their ballots arrive in the mail.

School levy marks an investment in our district’s future — and our kids’ future

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 12:29PM

It is not news to most of us that the State of Washington does not fully fund the operation of public K-12 schools in Washington. The state has an even smaller role in building and renovating public school buildings.

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 14

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 12:28PM

Be progressive — grant couples rights

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 12:23PM

I urge you to be progressive, not regressive, by voting to approve Referendum 71. Be sure to mark the “yes” box.

Islanders have a chance to change state wildlife laws

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 12:23PM

The Beachcomber’s exposé four weeks ago prompted impassioned letters to the editor about Islanders’ outrage over the decision by a Sylvan Beach property owner to trap and kill a family of river otters, for the crime of soiling his boat. Writing letters to The Beachcomber editor is certainly a fine response to the killings. (Heck, I co-wrote one of them!) But Islanders now have an opportunity to do more — we can rewrite the law.

Islanders hold vigil on Afghan invasion anniversary

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 12:17PM

A small band of Islanders gathered with candles last Wednesday to mourn the war casualties since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan eight years ago.

A playwright digs deep to find drama in daily life

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 12:13PM

The Blue Heron stage will come alive this weekend with a patchwork quilt of original monologues and scenes written and directed by playwright Stefani Priest.

Bike will pulse with a Cuban beat

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 12:12PM

Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi will host a lively night of Cuban-influenced dance music this weekend.

Café Luna offers old-timey sounds

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 12:11PM

Café Luna will kick off a full weekend schedule of music with a performance by Ben Gilmer and the Sidearms at 7:30 p.m. Fri-day, Oct. 16, at Café Luna.

A concert, puppet show and spooky play are on the way

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 12:11PM

Vashon Allied Arts’ New Works Series will continue in October with a multimedia performance by Christopher Overstreet, an artist and classical and modern improvisational pianist.

Soccer team takes a tumble to Nisqually leaders Seattle Christian Warriors

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 12:08PM

As the second half of the girls soccer season got under way, the Seattle Christian Warriors strengthened their claim to Nisqually League supremacy Oct. 8 at the expense of the Vashon Pirates, dominating 3-0.

Vashon Pirates pummel Life Christian Eagles, 55-0

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 11:59AM

Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood is a beautiful venue for a high school football game, and the Vashon Pirates played a beautiful game last Saturday as they took down the Life Christian Eagles, 55-0. The victory keeps the Pirates tied with Chimacum and Port Townsend and one game behind both Orting and Cascade Christian in a tight Nisqually League race.

Sound Publishing earns 155 WNPA Better Newspaper awards

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Oct 9, 2009 at 8:29AM

Sound Publishing, Inc. newspapers collected 155 awards–more than a quarter of the total - at the state Better Newspaper Contest, held in conjunction with the 122nd annual convention of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. Winners were announced at the awards dinner Friday, October 2nd at the Red Lion Hotel In Olympia.

Beachcomber snags seven awards at WNPA ceremony

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 3:21PM

The Beachcomber brought home seven awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers’ Association (WNPA) awards ceremony Friday night, including the coveted General Excellence award, given to a paper for its overall journalistic quality.

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