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Vashon wrestlers win big at dual meet

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 2:46PM

The Vashon wrestling team blasted the talented 2A Washington Patriots 51-28 in a lopsided dual meet on Thursday.

Girls Basketball: Vashon dominates Life Christian

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 2:46PM

The Pirates handled Life Christian 63-16 in Tacoma, improving their record to 9-3.

Basketball: Vashon boys subdue Life Christian Eagles, 76-62

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 2:45PM

A school’s character is revealed in how it ushers in its basketball games. On Tuesday, Life Christian’s announcer directed everyone to stand while a lone electric guitar twanged the national anthem. Before fans could sit, their star player, Drew Curry, gave a short prayer. Chants bellowed by Eagle fans sporting red, white and blue clashed with cheers from Pirates wearing green and gold. Meanwhile, 16 Life Christian cheerleaders repeatedly executed a complicated throw-the-shortest-girl-into-the-air routine perfectly as fans streamed into the cramped Tacoma gym. Finally, the anticipated moment arrived: tip-off.

Percussionist awarded fellowship

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 12:10PM

Brazilian, African and Indian drums line the shelves of Geoff John’s one-car garage, which he’s converted into a casual drumming studio.

Lawsuits filed over Roseballen paving

  • Jan 20, 2010 at 7:00AM

Some 25 trees — cherries, maples and birches — were to be planted next to the craftsman-style homes that line the Roseballen housing development in Vashon town.

Tax increases are not what we need

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 11:58AM

In the last issue of The Beachcomber, our state representative, Sharon Nelson, wrote an article addressing the seriousness of the state’s current economic situation. Rep. Nelson did a nice job capturing and synopsizing the state’s predicament and the impact it’s having on all of us. Those of us who are not independently wealthy and need to work for a living can certainly feel the impact on our daily lives. I’m sure the unfortunate folks who don’t have a job right now feel it even more.

Intimations of canine mortality: a beloved companion nears the finish line

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 11:57AM

I have contemporaries who describe themselves as “middle-aged.” This fascinates me. Either they have a stupendous ability to deny reality or an utterly unfounded faith in future medical advances. I, for one, do not expect to reach 100 or more years of age.

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 20

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 11:56AM

Know what concerns me most about this whole “grinding” thing? Not the “grinding” itself, whatever it is. Do a little research on Elvis Presley, and see what adults were saying about teenagers and their mores in the 1950s.

Submit music to be played on VoV

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 9:53AM

Voice of Vashon, which recently transitioned to a “mostly music” format, has a new way for Islanders to submit their music to the local media station (

A ‘Winter Feast for the Soul’ returns to Vashon

  • Jan 12, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Jan 15, 2010 at 4:21PM

County to work with District 19 in effort to determine water availability

  • Jan 14, 2010 at 3:53PM

The King County Council approved Water District 19's comprehensive plan last month, but with a caveat: Because of its 14-year moratorium on new water shares, the agency needs to work with the county to explore ways to end the water shortage.

Top-ranked Pirates stretch their winning streak to seven

  • Jan 14, 2010 at 2:30PM

The Vashon High School Pirate boys’ basketball team notched two wins last week in Nisqually 1A/2B League play. On Tuesday, they swallowed the Orting Cardinals whole, 75-43, and on Friday they chewed chunks off the Seattle Christian Warriors, to win 65-41.

‘After the Storm’ tells a story that inspires others to act

  • Jan 12, 2010 at 1:54PM

New Orleans was ravaged by hurricane-driven floods in the late summer of 2005. While much of the city has recovered a semblance of its former vitality, thousands upon thousands of residents are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

Two singers come to Café Luna

  • Jan 12, 2010 at 1:47PM

Arts briefs: Jan. 13

  • Jan 12, 2010 at 1:44PM

VHS crafts new rules for school dances

  • Jan 13, 2010 at 7:00AM

After weeks of discussion with student leaders, Vashon High School Principal Susan Hanson on Monday issued new rules for school-sponsored dances, including a requirement that dance partners leave at least three fingers of space between each other.

Islander hailed as a quiet force for nature

  • Jan 13, 2010 at 7:00AM

Each month, Yvonne Kuperberg puts on her walking shoes and treks miles down the Vashon coast with a walking partner, observing birds and taking note of the local conditions, which she reports to the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

Ferry system pushes for fuel surcharge on tickets

  • Jan 13, 2010 at 7:00AM

Washington State Ferries, citing the unpredictability of fuel prices, presented a plan to the State Transportation Commission last month that would allow the ferry system to add a fuel surcharge to each ticket if fuel prices rise enough.

Music and science collide at new after-school program for youth

  • Jan 13, 2010 at 7:00AM

Walk into the School of Rock and Rockets, and you’ll be greeted by a drum set, a bass guitar, an inflatable brain and loads of games and books aimed at young minds.

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