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Squalicum deals Vashon a rare loss | Boys Basketball

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:26PM

The Vashon Pirates boys’ basketball team suffered their first defeat in nearly a year, as they lost 49-45 to the defending 2A state champion Squalicum Storm last Saturday in Bellevue. Earlier in the week, a fourth-quarter Pirate surge put away the visiting Fife Trojans, 58-43.

Vashon beats Fife and Eatonville | Girls Basketball

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:24PM

The Vashon Pirates girls’ hoopsters notched wins over Nisqually league 2A foes Fife and Eatonville last week.

A pond is transformed, and gifts abound

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 12:14PM

Fisher Pond beckoned last week.

Council deadlocks on Constantine’s seat

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 12:02PM

After nearly seven hours of discussion and debate Monday, the King County Council deadlocked on whom to choose to replace Dow Constantine on the nine-member council.

Editorial: Letters to the editor pose tricky issues

  • Dec 16, 2009 at 7:00AM

We’re sometimes asked at The Beachcomber why we do what we do, and one of the categories that seems to particularly befuddle readers is our letters to the editor column.

Island benefits when the generations converse

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:48AM

For weeks now I have been following the debate about high school dances and thinking about the issue.

Seasonal anomalies make for delicious, nutritious winter treats

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:47AM

Catching a glimpse of a hummingbird zipping away from a salal bush, I had to investigate what had attracted it. Much to my surprise, the bush was fully flowering — in December.

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 16

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:45AM

Land trust opens new Shinglemill trail

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:42AM

The Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust has completed the construction of a new trail, a topographically diverse two-mile trek that extends from behind the Vashon Community Care Center and along Shinglemill Creek to the stream’s terminus at Fern Cove.

Families, kids collect clothes for homeless

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:41AM

Two Island efforts are under way to collect warm clothes for the homeless this month.

Drama Dock pokes fun at the foibles of cut-rate theater

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:40AM

Drama Dock is putting the final touches on a holiday treat for the Island — a boisterous comedy the show’s promoters hope will have audiences rolling in the aisles.

Robbie Fulks ferries back to Vashon, with a fiddler in tow

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:39AM

Robbie Fulks, the gangly singer, songwriter and flat-pick guitarist who became well known to Island audiences during a series of rollicking shows he played here a few years ago, will return to Vashon this weekend with a new duet partner in tow.

A duo brings world sounds to Café Luna

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:35AM

More arts on the Rock

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 11:34AM

Hobsen/Person will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Sound Food.

Dockton Road repair project completed

  • Dec 11, 2009 at 5:23PM

King County roads workers completed major repairs on Dockton Road last week, affixing 120 anchors to the outside of its wooden seawall to keep it from failing.

Chamber to move its office to Vashon town

  • Dec 11, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 5:23PM

The Vashon Chamber of Commerce plans to leave Courthouse Square and lease an office in town — a move, chamber officials say, that will enable it to better serve both visitors and chamber members.

Two Pirates to travel to D.C. for youth summit

  • Dec 11, 2009 at 1:30PM

When Vashon High School juniors Emily Gripp and Max Westerman heard the news this week, they were ecstatic.

Vashon Senior Center: Supporting the Island’s senior citizens

  • Dec 10, 2009 at 2:20PM

For more than 20 years, Island seniors have gone to the senior center for classes, a hot lunch, various health care needs and a good game of cards.

Vashon Green Map lists island's 'sustainable living resources'

  • Dec 8, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Dec 9, 2009 at 11:37AM

A community-created map that captures the Island’s efforts at sustainability while putting forth a vision for an even greener Vashon will be released at a celebration on Saturday.

VINES forms to support Islanders

  • Dec 9, 2009 at 7:00AM

If a band of Island women has its way, one of Vashon’s smallest but most effective organizations serving Islanders in need will see its budget nearly double next year.

Though tenor of the music world has changed, Vashon shop finds its way

  • Dec 8, 2009 at 1:50PM

Guitars, clarinets and ukuleles jazz up the walls of Vashon Island Music. A disco ball glamorously glitters in one corner. And displays are stuffed with rows of new and used CDs and records from artists new and classic, eclectic and top 40.

Park district gets grant to restore Point Robinson lighthouse windows

  • Dec 9, 2009 at 7:00AM

The Point Robinson lighthouse will have its windows restored next year, thanks to a hefty grant from 4Culture, King County’s cultural services agency.

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