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Swine flu is a serious concern

  • Sep 8, 2009 at 11:24AM

For some time now, the news has been filled with stories about swine flu. One moment, it is going to sicken half of us, causing some 90,000 deaths mostly among young adults. The next, we are told that swine flu will be very mild. How worried should we be? In my opinion, we should be worried enough to prepare for the worst.

A decade of legal reviews tells a different story about Glacier

  • Sep 8, 2009 at 11:22AM

Just as they have from the beginning, current and former leaders of the group most critical of our project are once again having trouble accurately characterizing our proposal to provide the Puget Sound region with desperately needed sand and gravel in the most environmentally sound manner available.

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 9

  • Sep 8, 2009 at 11:20AM

In the Aug. 19 issue of The Beachcomber, Kate Hunter asked important questions about our need for sand and gravel and options available for environmentally responsible access to the resource.

A very Vashon wedding leaves the groom with much to divulge

  • Sep 8, 2009 at 11:18AM

A couple of Sundays ago, my betrothed and I married. The word betrothed is a synonym for “promised,” and the first thing she made me promise was not to write about the wedding.

Pirates take down Sultan in season opener

  • Sep 8, 2009 at 11:12AM

The Vashon Pirate football team has set a course for the state championship this year, and on Friday night they pulled anchor and set sail with a 38-13 victory over the division 2A Sultan Turks.

Cross-country looks ahead

  • Sep 8, 2009 at 11:09AM

Ferries pay Vashon Island Fire & Rescue for fire protection

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 3:32PM

Washington State Ferries (WSF) paid Vashon Island Fire & Rescue $32,000 on July 29 to protect its two ferry terminals on Vashon from fires.

Island wins grant to address teen drug use

  • Sep 2, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon’s Healthy Community Network has won a highly competitive federal grant that will enable the newly formed coalition to undertake a number of strategies in an effort to reverse the Island’s high rate of teen alcohol and drug use.

Historic Island gym is slated for demolition, board by board

  • Sep 2, 2009 at 7:00AM

The 90-year old wooden gym next to The Harbor School has been saved from the wrecking ball, but it won’t be standing in two weeks.

Wendy’s Weather'd Wear moves a block south in town

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 12:18PM

Wendy Rogers, owner of Wendy’s Weather’d Wear, will move her consignment clothing store downtown to the former Beachcomber office space this month.

Islander preserves personal histories with digital audio equipment

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 12:17PM

Islanders can tell their stories and bestow their values upon friends, family members or future generations, thanks to an Islander who interviews and records the memoirs of others on digital audio.

Emergency plan prepares Vashon Island

  • Sep 2, 2009 at 7:00AM

The many Island organizations and groups that work together in the event of an emergency have a better idea of how to do so, after Vashon’s first comprehensive emergency management plan was crafted through much collaboration this year.

Vashon Youth & Family Services executive director steps down

  • Sep 2, 2009 at 7:00AM

Sam Collins, head of Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) for the past five years, will step down this Friday, the board announced in a news release Monday.

First day of school brings changes to Island students

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 12:09PM

The first day of school for students at Vashon public schools will be Tuesday, Sept. 8, and with opening day comes a lot of activity and a few changes from earlier years.

Editorial: Teen substance use: A landscape of tolerance

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 12:02PM

Just last week, we noted an unfortunate finding from a recent survey of Island teens: Many, it turned out, believe the adults in their lives are not terribly concerned about teenage drinking or pot-smoking.

Vashon’s tenacity helped to secure POI’s win

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 12:01PM

On Aug. 13, when U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez ruled against Glacier Northwest, Preserve Our Islands and its many environmental allies had the victory they have sought for more than a decade.

Back-to-School Drive donations still needed

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:58AM

Every year around this time, I get that feeling of the back-to-school excitement I felt as a kid. September has become an annual checkpoint for me, almost more relevant than New Year’s. It’s the bittersweet feeling of letting go of the last few days of summer fun to get ready to dive headfirst back into the classroom schedule.

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 2

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:56AM

This gardener finds joy in banana trees

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:50AM

As the do-it-yourself season slides into squash and tomatoes, I’ve discovered that even ordinary gardeners can experience extraordinary things.

Bird song quiets as migration begins

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:49AM

While the songs of summer birds are on the wane, many birds are already on the move. By early September, millions of migratory songbirds and shorebirds will fill the skies.

Sound Food reunion celebrates a flavorful past

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:46AM

The flavors of the past will mix with the music of today at Sound Food on Sunday, when friends and former employees of the iconic Island eatery get together for a reunion bash and concert.

Art auction pieces will be featured on Friday at the Blue Heron

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:44AM

Gallery Cruisers will find something special at the Blue Heron on Friday: an array of items that will be auctioned off at the Vashon Allied Arts Art Auction later this month.

Music makers bring their best to the Bike and Luna this weekend

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:43AM

The First Friday art walk brings lively music to the Red Bike this week. Kate Mann, Lee Tyler Post and Sidestreet Reny will play at the Bike, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

From audio art to lush paintings, Friday has it all

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:42AM

The Sept. 4 gallery opening at Silverwood Gallery will feature Ted Kutscher in his 10th annual exhibit there. The Burton gallery will be open for First Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

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