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Editorial: Beachcomber changes format, enters a new era

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:33PM

It’s a new day at The Beachcomber.

Letters to the Editor: May 27

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:31PM

Back from tour, Backbone looks ahead to Glacier fight

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:27PM

When it comes to making change, politicians matter, lawyers matter, but more than anything else you matter. What you do, what you say, the sacrifices and risks you take all make a difference. Cynicism is our enemy, and action is our ally. Here’s some proof.

Students explore the beat of mathematics

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:15PM

Walk into Kim Davis’ seventh-grade math classes at McMurray Middle School this week, and you won’t see students toiling over workbooks filled with vexing story problems.

District 19 considers policy to address waiting list

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:15PM

King County Water District 19, Vashon’s largest water purveyor, is considering a new policy that would allow residential customers to supply both their main residence and a rental unit in their house or on their property with one water share.

Time&Again: Vashon ferries have followed a circuitous path

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:57PM

Vashon Heights was platted in 1909 as a development, and that’s when the Island’s first dock was built, constructed to service the famous mosquito fleet that crisscrossed Puget Sound.

Track athlete off to state

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:35PM

King’s High School in Shoreline was the location for the 1A Tri-District Championship Finals on May 23; the sunny Saturday provided one shining moment for the Pirate track team before giving way to heartbreak and controversy.

Tennis player makes state

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:34PM

Vashon High School senior Max Burnham will represent the Island at the boys tennis state tournament in Yakima this weekend.

A new swim team emerges

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:33PM

The Vashon Island Stingrays, a newly formed swim club, are already seeing success at regional competitions, with one of the team’s swimmers competing in a prestigious invitation-only meet this month.

Mayor and coach Paul Wallrof named to sports hall of fame

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:32PM

Vashon Pirate Youth Football coach Paul Wallrof will be honored at the annual Banquet of Champions on June 4, when he will be inducted into the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame. The Tacoma Athletic Commission will recognize Wallrof for his outstanding sports accomplishments and contributions to the community that have brought significant local and regional acclaim in the Tacoma-Pierce County area.

Rowers take home 33 medals from regionals

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:29PM

Aching and tired, yet excited about their success, the members of the Vashon Island Junior Crew (VIJC) team took home more than 30 medals after competing in the US Rowing 2009 Northwest Junior Regional Championship Regatta May 15 to 17 at Vancouver Lake, Wash.

School board vets off-Island students

  • May 22, 2009 at 2:44PM

For years, Vashon Island School District has been willing to accept as many off-Island students as it can handle.

Weekend promises a plethora of performances

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:00PM updated May 22, 2009 at 1:11PM

Music lovers can prick up their ears this weekend and hear something they like — the Island will boast eight separate music events in a three-night span, and many of the shows are free.

Murdery mystery comes to the Bike

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:00PM updated May 20, 2009 at 1:59PM

The Red Bicycle Bistro will be the scene of a murder mystery dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 4. The event is billed as “Chocolate Lover’s Die-Lite, a Murder ‘n’ Mayhem Murder Mystery Dinner.”

Arts briefs: May 20

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:00PM updated May 20, 2009 at 1:59PM

Keeping Vashon poetic

  • May 12, 2009 at 2:00PM updated May 20, 2009 at 1:54PM

A small group of Island poets and poetry lovers has been hard at work for the past several months, passionately planning an event they hope will put Vashon on the map as a Northwest poetry destination.

Editorial: Drugs in our cabinets

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:35AM

Conscientious parents have long known not to leave a loaded gun in their closet. They know to keep poisons out of reach from small children, to lock their liquor cabinets and to insist on seatbelts and bike helmets.

Troubling rise in heroin use seen on the Island

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:29AM

Some who keep a close eye on the drug scene on Vashon say that black tar heroin, for the first time in recent memory, is being sold on the Island.

State awards VAA $1 million grant

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:21AM

Vashon Allied Arts is slated to receive more than $1 million in state funds to help it move forward on its ambitious plans to build an expansive new arts campus — including a state-of-the-art performance hall, exhibition space, classrooms and more.

Low tide fest offers a window into another world

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM

Imagine gazing at a nudibranch with nearly miniscule fluorescent dots on its feet-like serrata or an anemone that collects shell fragments that adhere like a pearl necklace around its soft, vulnerable body.

Row by row, Islanders help a new garden grow

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM

Sixteen Islanders gathered under sunny skies on Sunrise Ridge Saturday to prepare a garden for planting. They tilled, installed a deer fence and hung a sturdy gate.

Land trust sells easement to county

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM

The Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust has sold a 30-acre conservation easement in Paradise Valley to King County, ensuring the parcel retains its natural habitat and improving the salmon-spawning capacity of Judd Creek, the land trust announced last week.

Beachcomber to move to tabloid format

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM

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