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Grinding is unhealthy and exploitative

  • Nov 17, 2009 at 12:17PM

Yes, it’s true. Parents in the Vashon community showed up at their teenagers’ dances, found them disturbing and went to school and district administrators to insist on enforcement of the school’s policy against sexually explicit dancing.

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 18

  • Nov 17, 2009 at 12:16PM

We’ve heard a lot of talk lately about green jobs — that they’re coming any day now, that they offer new hope for the future, that they’ll simultaneously turn the economy around and save the planet. Collective reaction is often one of callous cynicism.

Chocolate is the star of a high-flying night of fun

  • Nov 17, 2009 at 12:12PM

The Backbone Campaign will hold an unusual benefit this Saturday designed not only to raise money, but also to boost the Island’s endorphins and appetite for social change as well.

A modern version of ‘Our Town’ hits the high school

  • Nov 17, 2009 at 12:09PM

Vashon High School drama students will present an original take on one of the most beloved plays in the American theater canon, with four performances of “It’s a Wilder World Today: Our Town Revisited” scheduled for Thursday through Sunday.

A comedy competition heats up on the Island

  • Nov 17, 2009 at 12:03PM

Vashon Theatre will be the site of a fierce and funny contest next week, when the annual Seattle International StandUp Comedy Competition returns to the Island for one of the final rounds in a month-long search for its top comic of 2009.

Arts events: Music on the Rock

  • Nov 17, 2009 at 11:57AM

Deputies pursue man by car, foot and plane, but fail to apprehend him

  • Nov 13, 2009 at 1:01PM

A routine traffic stop turned into a foot chase and air search on Thursday, Nov. 12, when a driver failed to pull over for a routine traffic stop, then ditched his car at Island Center Forest and fled.

Vashon firefighters quickly quell blaze; Cemetery Road closed for an hour

  • Nov 13, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:35PM

A chimney fire on Cemetery Road just west of the McMurray Middle School was quickly quelled Friday morning after dozens of firefighters showed up, the first of them arriving within six minutes, said Vashon Fire Chief Hank Lipe.

County ferry district foregoes some funding in hopes that Metro can collect the difference

  • Nov 12, 2009 at 4:00PM

The King County Ferry District board voted Monday to reduce the amount of money it collects from taxpayers, abandon proposed demonstration ferry routes and focus only on the Vashon-Seattle and West Seattle-Seattle foot ferries.

Compassion in action: Growing a bounty for those in need

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

The Vashon-Maury Community Food Bank, a nonprofit organization located at Sunrise Ridge.

Vashon’s new custom ambulance arrives

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s new ambulance has brighter lights, room for more patients and a stowage area for firefighters’ gear. It’s 15 years newer than the ambulance it replaces — a mechanical nightmare of a rig that once had to be jumped at a hospital.

New substance abuse treatment center opens next to high school

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

Young adults on Vashon have a new place to seek help for substance abuse issues — a youth-oriented treatment program located steps away from Vashon High School.

School board to vet $47.7 million measure

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

The school district’s five board members are beginning to rally around a proposed $47.7 million bond measure that would pay for the construction of a new high school classroom building and the renovation of several existing structures on the sprawling campus.

Vashon School District bans 'grinding' at school dances

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

Grinding, a nationwide dance style that many teens embrace and many parents find objectionable, will no longer take place at Vashon High School, school district administrators have announced.

Pirates end their strong season in a loss to Nooksack

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

UMO reaches a landmark 20th anniversary

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 11:16AM

It was 1989 when a bright-eyed band of six young theater artists arrived on Vashon’s shores.

Editorial: It’s time to thank those who have served us well

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 2:07PM

Every month, every week, maybe even every day, Islanders serving on commissions and boards step forward to work on our behalf. They pore over financials, discuss policy, debate issues and sometimes face the ire of other Islanders who are unhappy with a decision they’ve made.

Misconceptions abound about grinding

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 2:06PM

I am a 17-year-old senior at Vashon High School and have followed the discussion in The Beachcomber in regards to “grinding.” I have found some of the arguments made to be inaccurate and even offensive.

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 11

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 2:02PM

A chamber music concert will bring players to stage, one by one

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:54PM

An accomplished roster of musicians will play an evening of chamber music for strings at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Blue Heron Art Center.

Bike hosts a Doors tribute

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:53PM

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