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Island industries need our support today

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM

When I agreed last year to run for the position of president of the Vashon-Maury Chamber of Commerce, I was well aware of the problems related to our national declining economy, but was not totally prepared for the seriousness of the downturn that would coincide with the beginning of my tenure.

Romance and murder in the Vashon library

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 2:04PM

The votes are in. Judging from the e-mails and comments I’ve received on the street, readers of this column are happier when I rant and rave than when I wax thoughtful.

Bird songs and calls fill the spring air

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 2:02PM

It’s spring, and bird song is in the air. What are they all excited about? Like tree frogs and the rest of us critters, birds are responding to the longer and warmer days, a burgeoning crop of food and a rising amatory urge.

Letters to the Editor: March 25

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon author, 87, writes about her 'neighbors'

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:52PM

Emma Amiad admits she was a little dubious when an elderly Vashon woman told her she planned to publish a book about Islanders as a fundraiser for the Vashon-Maury Interfaith Council on Homelessness.

Roller derby takes to the track for Vashon park

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:47PM

Neither figure skating nor skateboarding has the intensity of roller derby, a fast-paced, rough-and-tumble all-female sport. And this weekend, derby’s coming to Vashon for the first time.

Lelavision: theater with a bang

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:39PM

Lelavision Physical Music, an innovative performance duo that creates and debuts much of its groundbreaking work on the Island, is preparing to present an ambitious new work that features high-minded science and low-flying projectiles.

A jazz singer does her first Island show with ‘Panache’

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:37PM

Vashon Allied Arts’ next Panache jazz series show will showcase the soulful sounds of Seattle singer Gail Pettis.

Michael Meade searches for the soul’s ‘hidden gold’ in economic hard times

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:25PM

Vashon author and mythologist Michael Meade will bring his unique blend of storytelling, poetry and discussion to the Island this weekend, focusing on a timely theme — how to not only survive but thrive during hard times.

Arts briefs: March 25

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:31AM

There’s no excuse for staying home ­— Vashon venues offer a wealth of events

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:29AM

Legendary folk duo Ginny Reilly and David Maloney take to the Blue Heron stage to play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Reilly and Maloney have performed together since the 1970s and have recorded momre than 20 albums.

Vashon soccer team opens season with league win

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:21AM

On Thursday, March 19, the same day the Seattle Sounders FC made Major League Soccer history, the Vashon Pirate boys were making a little soccer history themselves.

Vashon Seals swim team swims to success

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:19AM

Thirty-three members of Vashon’s swim team, the Seals, took part in a three-day invitational meet at Evergreen State College March 13 to 15.

Sports briefs

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:04AM

Fall season honors

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:03AM

Ober Park or K2? You choose

  • Mar 18, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Mar 19, 2009 at 5:57PM

More than 8,000 surveys were mailed to Vashon voters this week, asking where they think the Island’s library should be. It’s a chance, some say, for Islanders to weigh in before library officials determine the branch’s future.

Independent business owners invited to 'meet & greet' at Silverwood

  • Mar 18, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 5:37PM

Independent business owners are invited to an evening discussion with sales effectiveness coach Lori Richardson, who recently published "1% Changes to Increase Your Revenue & Visibility."

Vashon School Board needs more public involvement in crafting new bond | Editorial

  • Mar 18, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 4:20PM

Those of us who pay close attention to the school board and watched its careful crafting of the bond measure that just went down to defeat noted this: To a large degree, these five elected Islanders tried hard to garner the input of their constituents every step of the way.

Voice of Vashon expands its reach with new antenna

  • Mar 17, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 3:56PM

Since last Wednesday, Islanders from Shawnee to the north-end ferry terminal can now tune in to Voice of Vashon Standing By, the Island’s informational radio station.

Death knells of newspapers are worrisome to those of us who love ink

  • Mar 17, 2009 at 1:00PM updated at 3:50PM

Most likely, you are reading this while holding The Beachcomber. Do me a favor and feel that newsprint with your fingers. Smell the ink on that paper. Notice its rough edge on top, the little tiny holes punched into the bottom quarter inch. Rustle the paper and snap it into shape.

Unravel the mysteries of the teen brain

  • Mar 18, 2009 at 7:00AM

The gap between teens and adults seems to be getting wider and more contentious as each of us tries to understand why the gap is there and what can be done about it.

For decades, land trust has saved public spaces

  • Mar 17, 2009 at 1:23PM

This time of economic uncertainty urges me to reconsider what I value most, what nurtures me, my family and my community. The answer for me is rural, wild spaces and nature. And the tool is conservation.

K2 could profoundly affect our town core

  • Mar 18, 2009 at 7:00AM

A visiting friend once told me that Vashon is “kind of a homely little town.” There may be some truth to that statement, but for those of us who live here, our town’s beauty lies not in its appearance, but in the cohesion and generosity of its citizens.

Islanders have a chance to weigh in on library location

  • Mar 18, 2009 at 7:00AM

This week, King County Councilman Dow Constantine will send a survey about the Vashon Library to every registered Island voter. The survey is sponsored by the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council and was created by a committee of VMICC.

Letters to the Editor: March 18

  • Mar 17, 2009 at 1:19PM

The Vashon Library has been in the center of town for generations as a stimulating place for learning and entertainment. Having one of the highest per capita readerships in Washington has to be a measure of success. We should also take pride in our history of community support for a library. It started with the Vashon Island Women’s Club in 1911 providing books and services to enhance the learning experience for our citizens and their children.

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