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Humpback whale has lingered off Vashon for two weeks

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

A humpback whale, a rare visitor to central Puget Sound, has been spotted several times off the shores of Vashon since its arrival on May 12, according to Anne Stateler with the Vashon Hydrophone Project.

Island children can take water safety class for free

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Any Islander who will complete third or fourth grade this school year is eligible for two weeks of swim lessons for free at the Vashon public pool this summer, thanks to a program called Make A Splash that King County and Vashon Park District have agreed to fully fund this year.

Lowest tides in years

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Some of Puget Sound’s lowest tides in years will occur today and tomorrow, meteorologists say.

HAPPENING

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Rhodie pulled from route

Get a glimpse into another world

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

A world exists beneath the waves of Puget Sound, a world of colorful invertebrates, elusive fish and an intricate ecosystem that few Islanders have the pleasure to experience.

Vashon-Maury letters to the editor

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:35AM

Wallrof and Slaughter deserve votes...Posting on poles should be allowed...Vashon should take stand on Iraq war...more.

Pit bulls and Rottweilers don’t deserve reputation

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:28AM

I am writing in response to a letter in last week’s paper rebuking Vashon Isalnd Pet Protector’s (VIPP) request for Vashon residents to adopt dogs. To ask that responsible animal-loving citizens of Vashon Island not adopt homeless dogs simply because Thorne is afraid of them and doesn’t like their poop seems ignorant to me.

Everything your body needs is waiting right outside

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:27AM

Everyone’s talking about eating local in-season produce as the healthiest food to nourish their bodies. More and more people are supporting local farms in their quest to achieve the most wholesome diet. An excellent adjunct is to add a daily dose of the whole assortment of wild edibles available for foraging in copious amounts this time of year. Foliage, flowers, roots and berries of a variety of wild plants are in season on Vashon. Supplementing your diet with these foods is a potent source of raw natural vitamins, minerals, amino acids, bioflavinoids, and a host of other beneficial nutrients. It is the ultimate in food empowerment.

Vashon counselor needs support to save job

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:27AM

Shirley Ferris made a plea for her job at the school board meeting at Courthouse Square last week. Not for herself. But for a position she’s held for years. The popular counselor is about to step down after four decades in education. Due to a budget crisis Superintendent Terry Lindquist is working hard to resolve, her position — as it stands right now — will disappear when she retires in June.

Initiative would allow for peaceful, planned deaths

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:27AM

On the ferry ride home after helping my father to die, the first thing I did was buy a Beachcomber. Imagine my surprise when I saw a piece on Booth Gardner’s Death with Dignity campaign; how apropos. I had, a few days before, witnessed firsthand how to die with dignity intact, and I had helped to make it possible.

Disposal plan for glacier arsenic would have considerable impact on Maury

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:27AM

Preserve Our Islands, as The Beachcomber pointed out in a news story last week, is concerned about what Glacier Northwest plans to do with its arsenic-laced soil, assuming it eventually begins excavating millions of tons of sand and gravel from its 235-acre site on Maury Island. We’re also concerned about King County’s response to this pressing public health issue. Here’s why: The soil at the Glacier site contains arsenic, a carcinogen, at levels 20 times more than allowed under state law.

In search of the holy grail: Vashon winery owner reaches a viticultural milestone

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:19AM

It was one of those damp days in mid-May when the temperature had stalled in the low 50s, apple blossoms shivered on trees, and Vashon, it seemed, could never be the kind of place a sun-hungry grape might ripen.

Sports briefs

  • May 27, 2008 at 2:37PM

Register for youth football

Vashon mayoral candidate locks up pizza-lover vote

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:17AM

Paul Wallrof, coach of Vashon Pirates Youth Football, is running for mayor of Vashon this year, and he’s got some creative campaign strategies. He has rallied the support of Vashon Pizza and The Rock Island Pub & Pizza, which are selling a “Big Wally Pizza,” and with each sale will donate $1 to Wallrof’s campaign. Zoomies has added a “Big Wally Burger” to its menu, and whenever anyone orders it, Zoomies too will donate $1 to Wallrof’s run for mayor.

FYI

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:16AM

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Vashon-Maury Community Calendar

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:15AM

Community events happening on Vashon and Maury islands.

Vashon-Maury classes

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:15AM

Classes offered to residents on Vashon and Maury islands.

Jamaican teens to change island climates to Vashon next February

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:15AM

Four Jamaican students, who hosted Vashon High School (VHS) students in Jamaica this February will have the chance to explore Vashon Island next February. This winter, four VHS students traveled to Jamaica with counselor Shirley Ferris, winner of the 2006 Doors of Opportunity Award. The four Island students were paired with four Jamaican high schoolers who served as hosts during their visit. Now, the Jamaican host students are preparing for a visit of their own to Vashon next winter.

Nationally-known artists' work to be featured at Blue Heron on Vashon

  • May 28, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 10:59AM

The Blue Heron Art Gallery will be the scene of a unique art sale this weekend, made possible by the generosity, sharp eyes and talents of Island art collectors and artists.

VAA to feature world fusion group

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 10:58AM

Island music aficionados are in for a double treat at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 7, when Vashon Allied Arts New Works Series continues with two acts in one evening — all-original world music by Resonance, a new Island-based band, and a performance by popular Island duo Pat Reardon and Kim Cronin.

Vashon-Maury Arts Briefs

  • May 28, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 10:58AM

Arts and entertainment happenings around Vashon and Maury islands.

Dancer dads add a dimension to Vashon ballet production

  • May 28, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 10:58AM

For the last 14 years, Martin Koenig has been one of the Vashon Dance Academy dads, getting his daughter Ravenna to dance rehearsals, supporting her on stage, cheering her on from the audience.

'O' so simple: new Vashon arts center keeps name short and sweet

  • May 28, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 10:58AM

Vashon’s newest arts and community center has just been named. The former Stewart Brothers coffee roasting warehouses have been given the simple name: O.

Dance academy performs 'Pinocchio' at Vashon High theater

  • May 28, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 10:58AM

More than 100 dancers of Vashon Dance Academy will showcase their talents in an elaborate production of “Pinocchio” on May 30 and 31 and June 1 at the Vashon High School theater. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Vashon Cemetery Road business stumped by King County code

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 10:48AM

For the past decade, Frank Zellerhoff Jr. has been grinding stumps, roots and other land-clearing debris on his five-acre parcel on Cemetery Road, transforming the waste into chips, mulch and compost that he sells to landscapers and other Islanders. His operation, however, is in violation of King County code.

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