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Tomatoes take the prize

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

Arts briefs

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Chase away the blues


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Foster parents gather


  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

A Transformational Breath Workshop will meet from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24, at the Hanna Barn, 7712 Pt. Robinson Rd.


  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Vashon Farmers Market will be open in the Village Green from 2 to 6 p.m. today, Sept. 3. Farmers will sell Island-grown fruits and vegetables, including fresh corn, tomatoes, salad mix, sweet peppers, basil, pumpkins and more. There will also be fresh flower bouquets.

Summer ends, school begins HAPPENING

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

Official Heart of the Sound results are below

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

Name age gender time place place

Youth Pirates open season with jamboree in Lakewood

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

Pirate Pride rose with the sun during the Northwest Youth Football League Jamboree Saturday, Aug. 23, at Harry E. Lang Stadium in Lakewood.

Panel seeks Islanders’ input on range of transportation issues

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

A Vashon citizens’ committee is mailing a survey to all Vashon households this week in the hope that it will help Islanders influence a range of state and county decisions on both ferry and bus service on Vashon.

Petition drive launched to ask state to deny Glacier a lease

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

Opponents of Glacier Northwest’s plans to expand its mining operation on Maury Island are gathering signatures in an effort to dissuade Public Lands Commissioner Doug Sutherland from granting the mining giant a lease to state-owned tidelands at the site.

Forum to offer voters a glimpse at school district’s renovation options

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Vashon Island School District and its five-member board will hold a community-wide forum Tuesday, Sept. 9, in an attempt to gauge Islanders’ potential support for a multi-million dollar bond measure to rebuild parts of the district’s aging infrastructure.

Driver dives into water after collision on dock

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

Just before 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, a pickup truck and trailer slammed into a dumpster, a small tractor and a guardrail at Vashon’s north-end ferry dock, knocking the tractor into the water and reducing service at the terminal from two ferry slips to one for four hours.

Vashon’s WASL scores offer mixed picture

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Island School District’s standardized test results came in last week, revealing strong gains as well as losses across the board, a mixed picture for a district that prides itself for its strong academic achievements.

Glacier foes find gold on Maury site

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

For months, opponents of Glacier Northwest’s massive sand and gravel mine on Maury Island have insisted the state owns the mineral rights to that sand and gravel and can’t hand them over to a corporation without receiving compensation.

PO boat captain Marsha Morse stands out in a field dominated by men

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 29, 2008 at 3:03PM

Fewer than 1 percent of state ferry workers are women who become first mate, second mate or captain.

Energy efficiency can save Vashon schools a bundle

  • Aug 26, 2008 at 2:47PM

Remember the good old days, just a year or two ago, when $20 would fill up your car’s gas tank? Remember when the gas pumps at Engels could keep track of the cost of gas? Remember when buying heating oil didn’t require a second mortgage? Who thinks our natural gas or electric rates are going down? Our school district is facing these same dilemmas.

Don’t specialize, enjoy a few sports | Column

  • Aug 26, 2008 at 2:40PM

Specialization in sports is a function of logic: to play any sport well, one must practice; to be competitive, one must practice often; to practice often enough to be competitive today, one must practice all year long.

Tahoma View Farm: A passion for fruit takes root on Maury Island

  • Aug 26, 2008 at 2:46PM

When Carolina Nurik and her family moved to Maury Island from Central Florida 10 years ago, the only plants growing around their new home were grass, two red maples and a hedge. As she researched a landscaping plan, one person advised she grow only evergreens on her five acres, and a garden designer wasn’t any more inspirational.

Letters to the editor

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM

I want to thank and commend The Beachcomber for the excellent coverage of the desecration of Havurat Ee Shalom and the stories about the wonderful support of the community. The paper took a bold step to speak out on this sad event and its implications for our community.

Is Vashon's lice problem growing?

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 2:00PM

Beth Tuttle and Henry Hazleton’s long-haired daughters have brought lice home twice. The first time, the girls and their mom — who’s head had also begun to itch — doused their hair in olive oil and covered it in plastic for a few hours to begin the process of getting rid of the bugs.

With Beijing behind us, Islanders should prepare for the Vashon Olympics

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM

Well, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing just wrapped up Sunday. The closing ceremony dazzled viewers with an oversized and fiery pyrotechnic finale.

In our opinion Affordable housing on Vashon

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM

Jean Bosch, real estate agent and housing advocate, captured the dilemma well when she talked to The Beachcomber this week about Vashon HouseHold’s newest project.

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