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In the garden: Tomato growing on Vashon made easier

  • May 12, 2009 at 2:00PM updated May 14, 2009 at 12:30PM

The tomato, 2,000 miles north and 15 degrees south of its native home, often balks at growing well around Puget Sound.

Fire board hears Islanders' opinions on court ruling

  • May 6, 2009 at 7:00AM updated May 14, 2009 at 12:13PM

The Vashon Island Fire & Rescue board, weighing an appeal on a court decision that could leave the taxpayer on the hook for $750,000, got more than an hour of advice last week when it turned to the community for input.

Virginia V, a grand old lady with a heart that beats strong, has something to tell us about what it means to live well on Vashon

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:00PM updated May 13, 2009 at 4:34PM

I wrote a book about 20 years ago on the art of varnishing boats, and in an effort to lend my unproven words a little gravitas I introduced each chapter with a quote by some “bona fide thinker.”

A new diet takes hold on Vashon

  • May 12, 2009 at 3:45PM

When Craig Kopet ventured to Vashon with his wife for an “out-of-Burien experience” last summer, he was a man in pain.

New executive director takes the reins at Vashon HouseHold

  • May 12, 2009 at 3:44PM

Chris Szala, an Islander who has worked in the affordable housing arena for 20 years, has been named the new executive director at Vashon HouseHold.

Liquor store’s move stirs consternation

  • May 8, 2009 at 1:00PM updated May 12, 2009 at 3:13PM

A liquor store is slated to move into the heart of Vashon’s downtown core, displacing both the John L. Scott office and Eyeland Optical, two businesses that now occupy the 1920 brick building next to The Hardware Store Restaurant.

Back from national tour, Backbone seeks support for summer endeavor

  • May 12, 2009 at 3:11PM

Backbone Campaign’s “Procession for the Future” tour concluded last week, when a biodiesel truck stuffed with 25 parade floats rolled back onto Vashon after traveling more than 11,000 miles around the country.

Letters to the Editor: May 13

  • May 12, 2009 at 3:05PM

Editorial: A sad day for schools

  • May 13, 2009 at 7:00AM

It may be a dog’s world, but please pick up after them

  • May 12, 2009 at 3:03PM

Every year about this time crocuses and daffodils pop their heads up through the soil. Robins start showing up in huge flocks to snatch worms drawn to the earth’s warming surface. And, people — children and adults — start playing on Vashon Park District fields. Or, as some would express it — sliding into home base with one eye on the dirt.

The school district will have to ask for money again soon

  • May 12, 2009 at 3:01PM

First, let me make it clear that the Vashon school board didn’t ask me to write this. The Beachcomber did. I’m not speaking for any board member but myself.

Our intertidal waters are full of life, color and wonder

  • May 12, 2009 at 2:58PM

When I first came to live on Vashon, my attention was absorbed by the woods, filled with lush plants and abundant wildlife. Glancing at the beach, usually from a car window, I saw rocks, sand, water, sea stars, clam shells. Sort of a damp desert, I assumed, under constant assault by cold water, wind, periodic drying out, summer heat and winter temperatures below freezing.

A swan song for seven ballet dancers

  • May 12, 2009 at 2:51PM

Seven graduating high school seniors will take center stage this weekend when Vashon Junior Civic Ballet presents one of the best known ballets of all time, Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.”

Acclaimed cellists will star in chamber orchestra concert

  • May 12, 2009 at 2:38PM

Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra will presents its final concerts of the season this weekend, with a children’s concert planned for Saturday and a full concert scheduled for Sunday.

One more win could propel lacrosse into playoffs

  • May 12, 2009 at 2:35PM

The Vashon High School Lacrosse Club’s past four games produced a mixed bag of success, defeat and hope.

Soccer still has a chance at state

  • May 12, 2009 at 2:34PM

After a loss to Charles Wright on Saturday, the Vashon Pirates have one more chance to go to the state 1A soccer tournament. The Pirates lost 4-0 to unbeaten Charles Wright, but a win next Saturday in the Bi-District Tournament will put them in the state playoffs.

Dockton Road project raises tough issues

  • May 6, 2009 at 7:00AM updated May 8, 2009 at 4:51PM

The nearly one-mile stretch of King County roadway that hugs Tramp Harbor is a vexing dilemma to those who pay attention to such things.

To Africa, with love: A retired Islander heads to Ghana to teach

  • May 5, 2009 at 1:42PM

Like anyone about to join the Peace Corps, Rhoda Karusaitis is immersed in preparations for her journey. She’s excited; she’s nervous, and she’s spending a lot of time learning the language of her future home.

As flu fears lessen, Vashon stays prepared

  • Apr 30, 2009 at 3:00PM updated May 5, 2009 at 1:37PM

The H1N1 flu virus is proving to be less worrisome than feared initially, and Vashon’s health care providers and the Vashon Island School District are acting accordingly.

Food bank wins award, receives donation

  • May 5, 2009 at 1:37PM

The Vashon Maury Community Food Bank won a $5,000 award from Food Lifeline for creating a way for its clients to sign up for subsidized health insurance and other services while stocking up on goods at the small food bank at Sunrise Ridge.

Island high schoolers can take criminal justice class on Vashon

  • May 6, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon High School students interested in crime scene investigation, law enforcement or security can get a jump start on their careers this fall by taking a criminal justice class that is being offered on the Island for the first time.

Editorial: Closing Dockton Road is a notion worth considering

  • May 6, 2009 at 7:00AM

In some ways, it’s a radical notion to suggest abandoning the stretch of Dockton Road that runs along Tramp Harbor and turning it into a promenade for pedestrians and cyclers. In other ways, it makes all the sense in the world.

K2: Let’s think in terms of shared facilities

  • May 6, 2009 at 7:00AM

OK, Vashon, it is time to show that vision thing, thinking outside the box, the “keep Vashon weird” spirit.

Don’t ever forget what a wonderful place we live in

  • May 6, 2009 at 7:00AM

Not a day goes by without my wife Christel and I telling each other how lucky we are to be living on beautiful Vashon Island. Friendly, supportive people with varieties of nationalities, religious beliefs, no prejudice.

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