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Soccer team takes a tumble to Nisqually leaders Seattle Christian Warriors

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 12:08PM

As the second half of the girls soccer season got under way, the Seattle Christian Warriors strengthened their claim to Nisqually League supremacy Oct. 8 at the expense of the Vashon Pirates, dominating 3-0.

Vashon Pirates pummel Life Christian Eagles, 55-0

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 11:59AM

Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood is a beautiful venue for a high school football game, and the Vashon Pirates played a beautiful game last Saturday as they took down the Life Christian Eagles, 55-0. The victory keeps the Pirates tied with Chimacum and Port Townsend and one game behind both Orting and Cascade Christian in a tight Nisqually League race.

Sound Publishing earns 155 WNPA Better Newspaper awards

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Oct 9, 2009 at 8:29AM

Sound Publishing, Inc. newspapers collected 155 awards–more than a quarter of the total - at the state Better Newspaper Contest, held in conjunction with the 122nd annual convention of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. Winners were announced at the awards dinner Friday, October 2nd at the Red Lion Hotel In Olympia.

Beachcomber snags seven awards at WNPA ceremony

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 3:21PM

The Beachcomber brought home seven awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers’ Association (WNPA) awards ceremony Friday night, including the coveted General Excellence award, given to a paper for its overall journalistic quality.

Dockton Road Seawall project could be put on hold

  • Oct 7, 2009 at 7:00AM

King County officials are hosting a meeting to find out if Islanders would like a critical stretch of Dockton Road redesigned with an eight-foot-wide sidewalk cantilevered over Tramp Harbor, transformed into a one-way road or decommissioned altogether.

‘Vashonistas’ showcase the Island’s flair for fashion

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 2:05PM

A group of independent Island designers will shine a spotlight on Vashon’s burgeoning fashion scene at a gala event planned for next weekend at Open Space for Arts and Community.

Local comics act up at the Red Bike

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 2:03PM

Author offers tips for retired life

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 2:02PM

PIE delivers for Island kids

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 1:55PM

What do Lego robotics kits, a comfy carpet covered in letters and a cell microscope projector have in common? They’re all housed in classrooms on Vashon and used by Island students, thanks to Partners in Education, or PIE, which awards mini-grants each year to teachers for enriching the classroom experience.

Editorial: Ride the bus every day, not just next week

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 1:51PM

We commend the Vashon Island School District and the Vashon PTSA for encouraging parents to get their kids onto school buses next week. It definitely matters. Funds are tight, and the number of kids who climb aboard between Oct. 12 to 16 will dictate the amount of money the district receives to cover its high transportation costs.

Some ranting and raving about the Island’s recent road paving

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 1:48PM

I don’t know about you, but I don’t know much about paving. This may be because I’m from New York City where no new paving has been done since just after the Revolutionary War. Or because my immigrant ancestors arrived in New York expecting the streets to be “paved with gold,” and were sorely disappointed because, at that time, the streets were mostly covered in horse manure. This is why men are trained to this day to walk close to the curb: to protect their ladies’ skirts from being besplattered. This is a silly rule to obey here on Vashon, not just because, while rural, there are very few horse-drawn carriages, but also because for the most part there are no curbs. Or sidewalks. Or even shoulders. And we like it that way.

Pirates plow through Charles Wright Tarriers, 38-14

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 1:07PM

It was a dark and stormy night — just what the Pirates ordered. It seems to be a tradition that is gaining momentum: Vashon High School plays Charles Wright Academy in the rain. Last year the Pirates took away a 3-0 victory in a downpour. Last Friday, Vashon soaked the Tarriers, 38-14, in similar weather.

Rowers take on the Tail of the Lake Regatta in downtown Seattle

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 1:06PM

Vashon Island Junior Rowing Club rowed in the Tail of the Lake Regatta on Sunday, Oct. 4. The Tail of the Lake is the first Seattle area head race of the fall rowing season. The city skyline provides the backdrop for the 4,000-meter course, held on beautiful Lake Union in downtown Seattle.

Girls soccer tallies a win and a loss

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 1:05PM

Vashon's soccer girls stayed in the thick of the Nisqually League race with a win and an overtime loss last week.

Cross-country races on home course

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 12:59PM

Letters to the editor: Oct. 7

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 12:57PM

In his Sept. 30 letter to the editor, Bruce Chattin, who is the head of the Aggregates Industry Lobby in Washington State, notes his belief that the information I presented in my Sept. 9 letter to the editor regarding the allowed use of the aggregates found at Glacier Northwest’s proposed Maury Island site was incorrect.

Beachcomber launches four new community blogs

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 12:45PM

The Beachcomber has joined the blogosphere. Four blogs written by community members — on sports, gardening, film and Island life — were launched this week on the Beachcomber Web site, and authors have posted on everything from composting, chicken processing and oven-dried tomatoes to superb Pirate soccer and the engaging nature of film.

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 30

  • Sep 29, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Oct 5, 2009 at 2:17PM

In response to Kathy Abascal’s letter (Sept. 23) I would like to reassure her that my letter to the editor (Sept. 16) was fully grounded in a broad review of the scientific literature, including the Cochrane database she mentions.

Vashon deputies will continue to patrol, contrary to reports

  • Oct 2, 2009 at 3:31PM

Vashon won't be seeing a reduction in its police force any time soon — despite remarks made by King County Sheriff Sue Rahr last week suggesting Vashon could lose both of its patrol officers if county budget cuts go through as planned.

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