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Opportunities for Vashon teens could help prevent delinquency

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 3:30PM

Freshly graduated seniors have already heard their last high school bell and are steeling themselves for the next and often final phase of their education. Juniors, like myself, are anxiously awaiting their ascension to the apex of the high school pecking order next fall, all the while wondering how they managed to become the upperclassmen they looked up to just months ago. In light of this hallowed rite of passage, an examination of the oft-misunderstood role of youth seems relevant.

Vashon Pet Protectors give homes to lonely pets

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 3:27PM

I’ve always gravitated toward animals; as a kid I was the one who brought home skinny stray cats and flea-infested dogs. As an adult, I’ve rescued countless feral cats from the Central District of Seattle, where we used to live. When we moved our family to Vashon years ago, it was natural for me to volunteer for Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP).

Tour of Vashon High reveals sorry state of disrepair

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 3:24PM

It’s too early for The Beachcomber to weigh in on the merits of the three proposed renovations to the school district’s aging campus — different options that the district plans to take before voters over the next several months. It’s not too early, though, to take note of the sorry state of Vashon High School (VHS) and urge others to do so as well.

Dance!Vashon brings Pinocchio to island

  • Jun 20, 2008 at 3:22PM

Pinocchio promises to be a delightful showcase of talent A wide smile comes over my face this time of year as Dance!Vashon brings its Broadway-quality productions to my front door. As a kid growing up outside of New York City, spring always meant class trips to shows like “A Chorus Line,” “Pippin” and “The Wiz.”

Vashon Garden Tour happening June 21, 22

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 3:21PM

For the past 18 years, Island gardeners have opened their garden gates to allow the public to see the outdoor sanctuaries, private yards and garden beds that represent hours of hard work. Once again, this weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, garden owners invite Islanders to visit and appreciate their labors of love.

Vashon residents should turn out for WSF's pricing meeting

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 3:20PM

On Wednesday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m., Washington State Ferries (WSF) will host a public meeting at McMurray Middle School to hear what Vashon residents have to say about proposed pricing and operational strategies. It is an opportunity for all of us to be heard on these subjects, and as many of us as possible should be there.

Vashon school retirees honored | Photo

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 3:08PM

Vashon fire academy graduates 15

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 3:07PM

A graduation ceremony was held at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue on Saturday, May 31, to celebrate the accomplishments of its newest members. Fifteen firefighters graduated from the recruit academy and were presented certificates by Captain Candy McCullough and Lieutenant Rick Brown.

New location for Vashon parks meeting June 24 | Meetings Schedule

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 3:07PM

The Vashon Park District board of commissioners will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24. The meeting will be held in a special location, at Fern Cove, rather than the usual meeting location of Ober Park.

Anti-Iraq activist Cindy Sheehan visits Vashon | Photo

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 3:05PM

Vashon Growers to host Nutrition and Wellness Fair June 21

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 3:02PM

The Vashon Island Growers Association will present its first ever Nutrition and Wellness Fair at the Vashon Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21. Several Island health care practitioners and nutritionists will offer free information, food samples and services to the community.

Vashon-Maury Clubs & Organizations

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:59PM

A look at what various clubs and organizations on Vashon and Maury Island are up to.

Vashon's Two Wall Gallery seeks political art | Art Briefs

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:56PM

Quick shots of what's happening in the Vashon-Maury islands art communities.

Cheese-making class set for June 22 | Vashon-Maury Classes

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:55PM

Dance the Samba, and drum with RhythmJoy in the Strawberry Festival Parade.

Master Gardener club meeting June 20, 21 | Vashon Community Calendar

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:53PM

Vashon Bookshop’s book club meets at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, June 19, to discuss Moshin Hamid’s “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” a novel about how the life of one Pakistani immigrant is irrevocably changed after the events of Sept. 11.

Vashon High baseball squad holds awards banquet

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:51PM

The Vashon High School Pirates baseball team held its end-of-season awards banquet last week. Coach Steve Hall addressed the players and their families with his reflections on the season and the contributions of each of the players.

Off-islanders turn out for Vashon-Maury equestrian competiton

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:43PM

Vashon-Maury Island Horse Association hosted the 18th annual fund-raising competition, Two Days in Paradise, at Paradise Ridge Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8. Twenty-seven off-Island competitors signed up to bring their horses to Vashon to compete against the local equestrians, in spite of warnings about ferry difficulties such as extreme low tides and substitution of the Hiyu for the Rhododendron.

Vashon's Winebledon to feature new events

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:41PM

The Vashon Tennis Club is adding open singles and women’s singles to their annual “Winebledon Tennis Tournament” this year. It was dubbed Winebledon because the tournament begins with a celebration at Vashon Winery and is held at the same time as Wimbledon each year, according to tournament director Bart Queary.

Vashon school board agrees to float 3 building options

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:41PM

The Vashon Island School Board, determined to assess how much voters will pay for new or improved school buildings, have put price tags on three different scenarios that could begin to address the district’s long-standing need to restore its aging facilities.

Wildlife experts urge calm about Vashon-Maury bear

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:40PM

A black bear making its way across the southern reaches of Vashon and Maury Island has delighted residents, scared a few, intrigued wildlife experts and underscored the need these wide-ranging animals have for habitat.

Grumbles arise over proposed home near Quartermaster Harbor

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:39PM

Plans for a 4,600-square-foot home and garage on Quartermaster Harbor have stirred neighbors and housing activists on Vashon, many of whom have written to King County arguing that recent restrictions to protect Puget Sound are meant to block such waterfront development.

Vashon-Maury food bank to expand services in new office space

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:37PM

The Vashon Maury Community Food Bank has recently finished remodeling office space in the hopes of providing more services to Islanders as well as creating much needed-work space for staff.

Vashon High Class of '08 graduates | Photo

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:16PM

Hardware Restaurant to sponsor 4th fireworks | Vashon News Briefs

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:12PM

A quick look at happenings around Vashon and Maury islands.

Vashon High's outgoing counselor to stick around part-time

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:10PM

Shirley Ferris’ office at Vashon High School was a hub of activity last week. And on this particular day, as she contemplated the end of her 41 years in public education ­— 30 of them at Vashon High School — she said she realizes coming to work each day rejuvenates her, rather than exhausts her. Little wonder then that this beloved high school counselor, last year’s winner of the Doors of Opportunity grant, plans to volunteer one day a week at the high school next year, working with the class of 2010, a group of kids she knows well.

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