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District officials make tough decisions about every cut and every allocation

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

There’s a lot of activity in our school district right now. We are nearing the end of a very successful year. However, because the budget continues to be a problem to solve, I want to take some time to share what is happening with next year’s funds.

Grandfather gave a lasting gift: laughter

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

It was 22 years ago that I gave it to him for Father’s Day. I wrote it and framed it of my own accord.

On grads, camps and more

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

We at The Beachcomber are going to take a moment to indulge in shameless self-promotion. Under the heading that we buy the ink and every now and then get to use it to call attention to ourselves, we want to highlight the three “special sections,” as we call them, that have been published almost back to back by our small, hard-working staff.

Rainfall helps meet summer water demand

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

It’s a cold, dreary, rainy “June-uary” Friday, and I’m sitting here obsessing about summer water limits in Vashon’s Water District 19. I suppose I’m one of the few Islanders who appreciates June rainfall. I like rain even more in July, August and September. Because when it rains in the summertime, Islanders don’t water their grass, landscaping or crops as much. And that means your water district is more likely to be able to come up with enough water to meet your peak day demand.

Arts briefs

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Juried open mics

Backbone Campaign benefit at the Bike

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Backbone Campaign, the Vashon-based organization known for its eye-popping mix of giant puppets and progressive politics, will hold a benefit called “Songs of Freedom: People Power Music Across the Decades,” featuring a full roster of Island singers, songwriters and musicians. The benefit — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 21, at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi — will also include an auction of items donated by Island businesses.

World-renowned pianist and composer brings R&B and jazz to Blue Heron

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

World-renowned pianist, composer and recording artist Scott Cossu will bring an evening of world-influenced jazz and rhythm and blues to Blue Heron Art Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 21.

Garden tour showcases art, birdhouses, music and more

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Allied Arts’ Garden Tour, scheduled for June 21 to 22, has something for everyone this year — not only leisurely strolls through exclusive private gardens, but also opportunities to hear live music, shop for garden-related items, bid on a silent auction of one-of-a-kind birdhouses and enjoy a cornucopia of new garden art by dozens of artists.

FYI

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon-Maury Island Community Council’s general meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Courthouse Square.

SCENE & HEARD

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

YMCA program helps kids have summer fun

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Many Island children enjoy their summer days at the YMCA Summer Enrichment Program at Chautauqua Elementary School.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Library friends meet Saturday

Walk on Vashon’s Wild side

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

This summer experts in fields such as wild edibles, meditation, butterflies, native plants and local ecology will lead hikers on a number of park trails throughout the Island, using maps developed by Vashon Park District and the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust. Each month, beginning in June, the Vashon Park District, the land trust and the Social Ecology Education and Demonstration School (SEEDS) will co-sponsor one unique walk, offering a direct form of ecological education, the sense of place and a form of exercise and community engagement. 

CLASSES

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Dr. Caroline Brinkley will offer the class “Menopause and Hormones: Beyond Premarin” from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, June 11, at Vashon Family Practice. The class is intended to help women understand the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy and alternative treatments. It is the final class in a free health series the clinic has offered this spring.

CALENDAR

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Vashon Library will host two poets, Elizabeth Austen and J.W. Marshall, in an evening titled “How the End Begins: Two Poets on Power, Sexuality and Mortality” at 7 p.m. tonight, June 11.

Two Days in Paradise

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Sports briefs

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Youth football coaches sought

Sunny Slopes Mutual Water upgrades 4,800 feet of pipes

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Sunny Slopes Mutual Water System, a cooperatively owned provider that serves 40 homes in Tahlequah, is overhauling its main pipes, installing 4,800 feet of new pipe.

A rockin’ time at Chautauqua

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Old Minglement structure comes down

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

A piece of history quietly vanished from Vashon last week.

To sir, with love

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

School district appears close to resolving budget crisis

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Island school officials, grappling with one of the district’s worst financial crises in years, said they believe they’ve found a way to balance the budget while restoring the half-time high school counselor position that many say is desperately needed.

HAPPENING

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Cruise the Island

VoV raises funds for third radio tower

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Thanks to a sock hop and a hefty donation from VashonBePrepared, Voice of Vashon has the $12,000 needed to purchase the third and final radio transmission tower for Voice of Vashon Standing By, the Island’s AM radio station that could save lives in the event of an emergency.

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