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- Oct 7, 2009 at 7:00AM
King County officials are hosting a meeting to find out if Islanders would like a critical stretch of Dockton Road redesigned with an eight-foot-wide sidewalk cantilevered over Tramp Harbor, transformed into a one-way road or decommissioned altogether.
- Oct 6, 2009 at 2:05PM
A group of independent Island designers will shine a spotlight on Vashon’s burgeoning fashion scene at a gala event planned for next weekend at Open Space for Arts and Community.
- Oct 6, 2009 at 2:04PM
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- Oct 6, 2009 at 1:55PM
What do Lego robotics kits, a comfy carpet covered in letters and a cell microscope projector have in common? They’re all housed in classrooms on Vashon and used by Island students, thanks to Partners in Education, or PIE, which awards mini-grants each year to teachers for enriching the classroom experience.
- Oct 6, 2009 at 1:51PM
We commend the Vashon Island School District and the Vashon PTSA for encouraging parents to get their kids onto school buses next week. It definitely matters. Funds are tight, and the number of kids who climb aboard between Oct. 12 to 16 will dictate the amount of money the district receives to cover its high transportation costs.
- Oct 6, 2009 at 1:51PM
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- Oct 6, 2009 at 1:48PM
I don’t know about you, but I don’t know much about paving. This may be because I’m from New York City where no new paving has been done since just after the Revolutionary War. Or because my immigrant ancestors arrived in New York expecting the streets to be “paved with gold,” and were sorely disappointed because, at that time, the streets were mostly covered in horse manure. This is why men are trained to this day to walk close to the curb: to protect their ladies’ skirts from being besplattered. This is a silly rule to obey here on Vashon, not just because, while rural, there are very few horse-drawn carriages, but also because for the most part there are no curbs. Or sidewalks. Or even shoulders. And we like it that way.
- Oct 6, 2009 at 1:47PM
- Oct 6, 2009 at 1:07PM
It was a dark and stormy night — just what the Pirates ordered. It seems to be a tradition that is gaining momentum: Vashon High School plays Charles Wright Academy in the rain. Last year the Pirates took away a 3-0 victory in a downpour. Last Friday, Vashon soaked the Tarriers, 38-14, in similar weather.
- Oct 6, 2009 at 1:06PM
Vashon Island Junior Rowing Club rowed in the Tail of the Lake Regatta on Sunday, Oct. 4. The Tail of the Lake is the first Seattle area head race of the fall rowing season. The city skyline provides the backdrop for the 4,000-meter course, held on beautiful Lake Union in downtown Seattle.
- Oct 6, 2009 at 1:05PM
Vashon's soccer girls stayed in the thick of the Nisqually League race with a win and an overtime loss last week.
- Oct 6, 2009 at 12:59PM
- Oct 6, 2009 at 12:57PM
In his Sept. 30 letter to the editor, Bruce Chattin, who is the head of the Aggregates Industry Lobby in Washington State, notes his belief that the information I presented in my Sept. 9 letter to the editor regarding the allowed use of the aggregates found at Glacier Northwest’s proposed Maury Island site was incorrect.
- Oct 6, 2009 at 12:45PM
The Beachcomber has joined the blogosphere. Four blogs written by community members — on sports, gardening, film and Island life — were launched this week on the Beachcomber Web site, and authors have posted on everything from composting, chicken processing and oven-dried tomatoes to superb Pirate soccer and the engaging nature of film.
- Sep 29, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Oct 5, 2009 at 2:17PM
In response to Kathy Abascal’s letter (Sept. 23) I would like to reassure her that my letter to the editor (Sept. 16) was fully grounded in a broad review of the scientific literature, including the Cochrane database she mentions.
- Oct 2, 2009 at 3:31PM
Vashon won't be seeing a reduction in its police force any time soon — despite remarks made by King County Sheriff Sue Rahr last week suggesting Vashon could lose both of its patrol officers if county budget cuts go through as planned.
- Oct 1, 2009 at 10:48AM
Vashon's only public pool could be one of the casualties in King County's latest budget crisis.
- Sep 29, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Oct 1, 2009 at 9:44AM
This weekend will bring a variety of musical genres to various Vashon locales.
- Sep 30, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 4:43PM
When Chip Giller’s friends heard he would spend the $100,000 award he just received to start a college fund for his kids, support his online environmental publication and weatherize his 1911 farmhouse, one of them joked an intervention was needed.
- Sep 30, 2009 at 3:33PM
The Seattle Times editorial board interviewed Susan Hutchison and Dow Constantine yesterday as part of their process in endorsing a candidate for King County executive.
- Sep 30, 2009 at 7:00AM
If awards were given out for emergency preparedness, Georgia and John Galus would be serious contenders.
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