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  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Vashon Farmers Market will be open in the Village Green from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27.


  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM

Transportation poll seeks input

Seals take on the lake

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM

Kids take on HOTS triathlon, too

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM

On Sunday, Aug. 24, the eighth annual Heart of the Sound (HOTS) Triathlon took place at the Burton Peninsula. Men, women, relay teams of three and kids competed in the race, under skies that weren’t always hospitable.

Golfers tee off in pink ‘for a cure’

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM

Golfers tee off in pink ‘for a cure’

Athletes turn out in force for ‘HOTS’

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM

An anxious ten-second countdown, a cannon blast from an offshore longboat, and the Eighth Annual Vashon Heart of the Sound Triathlon (HOTS) was under way on Sunday.

Archery season begins in September

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM

Hunting season is here again. We are now beginning the “early archery season.” Folks may be observed traipsing through the woods with bow and arrow in hand in pursuit of the elusive Odocoileus hemionus (blacktail deer).

Vashon HouseHold to purchase apartment complex behind post office

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Household, in its latest effort to create and maintain affordable housing on the Island, is in the process of purchasing the aging, three-building apartment complex on 178th Avenue S.W. behind the Vashon post office.

Fire chars business in heart of downtown Vashon

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Aug 25, 2008 at 12:10PM

An environmental consulting business on Bank Road caught fire at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 — one of the three biggest fires on the Island in the last year, said Bob Larsen, Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) assistant chief.

Free women's health exams for qualifying women

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 21, 2008 at 10:46AM

Some Island women are able to take advantage of a state program that offers free clinical exams and mammograms to those who qualify, since two Island health clinics have contracted with the program this year.

In our opinion: Not again...

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Aug 21, 2008 at 10:31AM

Wasn’t it just last week that you read about vandalism in this very spot? Well, it happened again. This time, Vashon’s unidentified troublemakers smashed into the Island’s public schools and several school buses between 3 and 4 a.m. last Tuesday.

County will soon require homeowners to certify their septic systems are in good condition

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 21, 2008 at 10:29AM

King County, concerned about the impact failing septic systems have on Puget Sound, is about to require homeowners to certify their septics are in good order when their property changes hands, county officials say.

Folk festival boasts a wealth of wine and song

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Aug 21, 2008 at 10:28AM

Vashon Winery will present its first Vashon Folk Festival on the winery grounds, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, and continuing into the evening hours.

Vashon's Mik Kuhlman wins King County 4Culture grant to develop performance piece

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Aug 21, 2008 at 10:27AM

Actress, writer and Islander Mik Kuhlman was awarded an independent projects grant grant this month from 4Culture, King County’s cultural services agency, to develop “Shadows,” Kuhlman’s new solo performance piece.

Vashon Community Care Center works to achieve new mission

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 3:51PM

Last year, Vashon Community Care Center set a new mission for itself: to enrich the individual’s experience of aging on Vashon through creative, collaborative, caring and community-wide services.

Vashon's Seals Swim Team learns water polo from a pro

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 2:22PM

Vashon’s Seals Swim Team learned about water polo to cap off a tough but successful summer swim season that ended two weeks ago. The upper-level swimmers learned water polo from Jennie Darling, a former member of the nationally ranked San Jose State University water polo team.

Vashon Beachcomber Arts Briefs | Aug. 20

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 1:00AM updated at 2:13PM

Free Concerts in the Park continue with Island Jazz Quintet at Ober Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. The renowned Island group will play jazz standards and new tunes, too. Members of Island Jazz Quintet include Maggie Laird on melodica and vocals, Richard Person on horns, Todd Zimberg on drums, Todd Gowers on upright bass and Tom Wilkins on keyboards.

Vashon Pirate Youth Football team to open season Aug. 23

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 3:53PM

The Vashon Pirate Youth Football team will open its 2008 fall season with a jamboree on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood, Tacoma.

Vashon High School improvements are long overdue

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 3:59PM

We ought to be embarrassed. For years, our community has squabbled and kibitzed over the need for a remodeled high school without ever calling the question to a vote.

ARts briefs

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 9:57AM

Jazz at Ober

Vashon Beachcomber Letters to the Editor | Aug. 20

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 9:00PM

My name is Nathaniel Parrott, and I am going into the seventh grade. Last Saturday, my friend Ryan O’Grady and I sold Jones Soda to the people in the ferry line.

Captain Joe: Keeping Point Robinson’s light burning bright

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Visiting the Point Robinson Lighthouse with Joe Wubbold is an education. A retired Coast Guard Captain, he loves showing visitors the lighthouse and its rare Fresnel lens.

Emir Nohutcu, ‘Turkish prince,’ was a breath of fresh air on Vashon

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

When Emir Nohutcu was preparing to leave his native Turkey last summer for a year on Vashon, he turned for advice to his uncle, an Istanbul ophthalmologist who had been an exchange student in Philadelphia 30 years ago.

A Mormon perspective on the Jewish faith

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

I sat in stunned silence listening to a visiting Rabbi explain that many Jews today debate whether or not they are really a “chosen people.”

Talk about taking it to the streets — Backbone ‘Procession’ goes nationwide

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

At this year’s Strawberry Festival, the Backbone Campaign brought some of its giant puppets to the parade, including one of our newest creations, the Penta-Gone. Carried by five people, the Penta-Gone shows the outside of the Pentagon building, with five questions about our national priorities: “One-year nuclear weapons budget or renewable energy for 16.5 million homes?” “One year ‘star wars’ spending or 200,410 new teachers?” “One month in Iraq or health care for 3,214,990 Americans?” “Twenty F22 bombers or 274,000 four-year university scholarships?” (These numbers, based on the Pentagon’s budget for 2009, were provided to the Backbone Campaign by the National Priorities Project —

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