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Groups challenge Islanders to make their homes ‘coal-free zones’

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 12:32PM

The Backbone Campaign’s newest venture is to reduce Vashon’s dependence on coal, making the Island a “coal-free zone” by 2015.

Open-air picnic shelter planned for Maury Island Marine Park

  • Jan 6, 2010 at 7:00AM

A simple picnic shelter overlooking the beach could soon be constructed at Maury Island Marine Park, providing a respite and destination for those visiting the dramatic and primitive park.

Vashon Island Day Spa opens in town

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 12:26PM

Vashon Island Day Spa opened its new location in town last month with little fanfare but has already begun serving customers in the shop where Island Thyme was formerly housed.

Want to draw the ‘thoughtful tourist’ to Vashon? Try on these grand ideas!

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 12:21PM

A recent Beachcomber article outlined the conclusions of a report commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce regarding attracting tourists to the Island during the “off season,” which seems to be roughly three quarters of the year. The author of the report concluded that tourists won’t visit unless there is a solid reason for coming and that we should market ourselves as an “events and activities get-away,” so that we could entice the “Thoughtful Tourist” (read, “Single and Powerful But Subdued Woman with Lots of Money”) during the months when it’s raining or threatening to rain.

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 6

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 12:13PM

‘Grinding’ helps young women learn how to set limits

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 12:03PM

I’d like to bring a different perspective to the issue of dancing styles at Vashon High School. I graduated in June and am now at the University of Washington, living on-campus in Seattle. I’ve been following the debate about grinding whenever I’m home.

District failed to model meaning of dialogue

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 12:01PM

I’ve been volunteering with youth-related projects on Vashon for nine years now, and I was surprised that the Vashon Island School District leadership apparently still doesn’t know how to communicate with youth. According to news reports in The Beachcomber and The Riptide, the district’s opening salvo in a recent “dialogue” was to pronounce that grinding was history at Vashon High School.

County council appoints Jan Drago to fill 8th District seat

  • Jan 4, 2010 at 5:52PM

The King County Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint former Seattle City Council President Jan Drago to fill the vacancy on the council created when Dow Constantine became county executive.

State budget crisis raises concerns on Vashon

  • Dec 31, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 4, 2010 at 9:16AM

When state lawmakers assemble in Olympia later this month, they'll likely replay a drama from their last session, when they faced a staggering multi-billion-dollar deficit and slashed programs to balance the budget.

Islander sets the record straight about Vashon’s bike in a tree

  • Dec 29, 2009 at 9:12AM

Tales abound explaining how a red bicycle came to be lodged in a Vashon tree a dozen feet up.

A boy thrives in the great outdoors

  • Dec 30, 2009 at 7:00AM

On Christmas Eve day 8-year-old James McCrackyn and his dog Comet took off to explore the wooded trails at Vashon’s Camp Terra, with camp owner Erin Kenny matching James stride for stride.

Groups help Islanders stay warm

  • Dec 30, 2009 at 7:00AM

There’s nothing like the luxurious feeling of sitting in front of a crackling fire on a cold winter night. But for a growing number of Island families, a wood fire isn’t a nicety — it’s a necessity that has become increasingly difficult to afford.

Digital TV dead zones plague some Vashon residents

  • Dec 30, 2009 at 7:00AM

The transition to digital television hasn’t been kind to some Islanders.

Time&Again: Quartermaster Yacht Club sprang from humble beginning

  • Dec 29, 2009 at 9:02AM

Quartermaster Yacht Club was formed in 1948. The first facility was a short dock and float for landing boats and boarding passengers and a cook shack on the bulkhead, where the current clubhouse is located just north of Burton.

Letters to the editor: Dec. 30

  • Dec 28, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Dec 29, 2009 at 8:58AM

Vashon wrestlers compete in Tri-State Wrestling Tournament

  • Dec 28, 2009 at 3:27PM

The Tri-State Wrestling Tournament held Dec. 18 and 19 at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene is one of only two premier regional competitions that draws marquee prep wrestlers and the attendant collegiate scouts.

Vashon campaigners seek to raise awareness of the benefits of youth sports

  • Dec 28, 2009 at 3:26PM

There’s an effort afoot on Vashon to broaden discussion about effective attitudes towards youth sports, and raise awareness about how kids benefit from competition and age-appropriate skill development.

Vashon Raptors win U12 boys’ soccer championship title

  • Dec 28, 2009 at 3:23PM

The Vashon boys U12 Raptors soccer team won the Tacoma Pierce County Junior Soccer Association (TPCJSA) championship on Sunday, Dec. 20, defeating the Gig Harbor Whitecaps in a penalty kick shootout after a 1-1 tie at the end of two overtime periods.

Vashon High heads to Disneyland, despite low fund-raising numbers

  • Dec 24, 2009 at 5:00AM updated Dec 28, 2009 at 4:26PM

Fifty-two members of the Vashon High School band will travel on a tour of Southern California in February, to stops including Disneyland, Hollywood and a children’s hospital.

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 23

  • Dec 22, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Dec 28, 2009 at 4:11PM

Editorial: Thanks to those who work to help others in need

  • Dec 28, 2009 at 4:07PM

The holidays are a time for togetherness and celebration, but also often a time of plummeting temperatures and increased heating costs in the Pacific Northwest.

Children and teens can teach adults much

  • Dec 28, 2009 at 4:06PM

I found Jack Stewart’s article about grinding to be depressingly and predictably ironic. He wants teens and adults to communicate, yet this whole fiasco was created by adults who saw something they objected to and eradicated without including teens in the process.

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