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‘Inspecting Carol’ chases away the bah-humbug blues

  • Dec 22, 2009 at 4:38PM

“Scrooge.” The name conjures cheapness, and in the case of “Inspecting Carol,” Drama Dock’s new production of Daniel Sullivan’s farcical inversion of the Dickens original, it’s appropriate that the National Endowment for the Arts plays the miser.

Music makers on Vashon

  • Dec 22, 2009 at 4:35PM

Editorial: As 2009 wraps up, let’s act locally and globally

  • Dec 22, 2009 at 3:39PM

For the last several weeks, The Beachcomber has run a series of stories on some of the agencies and organizations on Vashon helping those who are in need. Called “Compassion in Action,” each story focused on one nonprofit, taking a look at what it offers up, for whom and why.

Island could be pioneer in green industry

  • Dec 22, 2009 at 3:38PM

In response to The Beachcomber’s request for suggestions regarding the need for environmentally sustainable manufacturing, I’d like to revisit an idea I proposed more than two years ago for the creation of a Vashon Ecosystem for Green Industry (VEGI) at the now-vacant K2 facility. I first presented this proposal to the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council (VMICC) Land Use Committee in June 2007 and have discussed it at two subsequent VMICC meetings since then.

Holiday generosity is alive on Vashon

  • Dec 22, 2009 at 3:35PM

There is usually an apprehensive flutter that accompanies my bravado when I go to the local food bank.

Book review: ‘Essential Nature’ helps us find our way

  • Dec 22, 2009 at 3:32PM

Darsie Beck’s new book, “Your Essential Nature: A Practical Guide to Greater Creativity and Spiritual Harmony,” is as much about us, the readers, as it is about him. His part is written: discoveries of practical activities that free his sense of creative purpose. Our part is waiting, with space provided among the pages.

Vashon boys’ hoopsters earn victories over league teams

  • Dec 22, 2009 at 3:29PM

The Pirate boys’ basketball team opened their Nisqually League season with two wins last week. On Tuesday they steamrolled the Chimacum Cowboys, 64-35. On Friday, they defeated the scrappy Cascade Christian Cougars, 59-50.

Dual meet showcases wrestlers

  • Dec 22, 2009 at 3:27PM

Fans at the dual wrestling meet last Wednesday between the Vashon Pirates and the Steilacoom Sentinels were treated to a glimpse of the keys to Vashon wrestling’s culture of excellence.

Vashon girls win two basketball games

  • Dec 22, 2009 at 3:16PM

The Pirate girls’ basketball team won its first two Nisqually league games last week.

Vashon farmer learns the fine art of cheesemaking

  • Dec 21, 2009 at 2:33PM

Take a turn on Beall Road and you may stumble upon a small Vashon dairy farm with an old-world charm.

Granny's Attic suffers break-in, loses valuable items

  • Dec 19, 2009 at 9:41AM

Thieves made off with collectibles, antiques and technology worth thousands of dollars on Thursday night, when a basement storage area used by Granny's Attic was robbed.

Feds decide not to appeal ruling halting Glacier's construction project on Maury

  • Dec 18, 2009 at 10:46AM

In a significant move, the federal government has decided not to appeal a U.S. District Court decision last August that temporarily halted Glacier Northwest's plans to dramatically increase its mining operations on Maury Island.

Vashon Pirates get back to their winning ways

  • Dec 17, 2009 at 2:21PM

Coming off a close, tough loss to Squalicum, last years state 2A champion team, the Pirates said, “enough of that,” and dominated the Chimacum Cowboys on Dec. 15.

Island Lumber sign brings up Vashon values

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Dec 16, 2009 at 11:40AM

I don’t have one of those newfangled wide-screen televisions. That’s why, lately, you’ll find me sitting on a folding chair on the sidewalk on the south side of Bank Road, opposite Thriftway, taking in the entertainment (FREE!) from that snazzy, new, towering, gi-normous, active video display sign Island Lumber has thoughtfully situated for my viewing pleasure right at the edge of the road. I don’t think I’ve seen anything more spectacular since Cinerama came to my hometown when I was a kid, back in the mid-1800s.

Vashon’s history goes online

  • Dec 16, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 10:53AM

With the click of a mouse, Islanders can view sepia-toned photographs of Paradise Cove in the 1920s, when a little girl named Tad made seaweed pies on the beach with her dog Snooks.

Vashon should become weekend destination, report says

  • Dec 16, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 10:45AM

Vashon should market itself as an “events and activities-driven getaway,” offering up quilting retreats, adult art camps and Valentines’ packages to draw tourists to the Island in the fall and winter, a report commissioned by the Vashon Chamber of Commerce says.

U12 Soccer: Vashon Raptors head to post-season

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:27PM

Vashon’s Raptors U12 boys soccer team clinched the number-one spot in the Gold Division on Saturday by beating the second-place team 1-0. The opposing team, the Gig Harbor Whitecaps, had beaten the Raptors with a fluke goal at the beginning of the season, said coach Mark Scheer.

Vashon wrestlers finish second at Port Townsend tournament

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:26PM

On Saturday, Vashon returned home with a second place finish in the Port Townsend tournament against 1A Port Townsend, 2A Tenino and 2A South Whidbey.

Squalicum deals Vashon a rare loss | Boys Basketball

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:26PM

The Vashon Pirates boys’ basketball team suffered their first defeat in nearly a year, as they lost 49-45 to the defending 2A state champion Squalicum Storm last Saturday in Bellevue. Earlier in the week, a fourth-quarter Pirate surge put away the visiting Fife Trojans, 58-43.

Vashon beats Fife and Eatonville | Girls Basketball

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:24PM

The Vashon Pirates girls’ hoopsters notched wins over Nisqually league 2A foes Fife and Eatonville last week.

A pond is transformed, and gifts abound

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 12:14PM

Fisher Pond beckoned last week.

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