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Vashon Island Imaging specializes in new art print technology

  • Jul 28, 2009 at 1:36PM

A new Island business opened this spring with a goal — to bring out the best in every picture and preserve it for display as a work of art.

An auction for fans of four-legged friends

  • Jul 28, 2009 at 1:32PM

Vashon Island Pet Protectors is hoping an army of animal lovers will attend its upcoming Fur Ball auction and raise not only their auction paddles but also their glasses to celebrate a significant milestone in the rescue organization’s history.

A one-day music festival brings a world beat to Vashon

  • Jul 28, 2009 at 1:29PM

Islanders can groove to a mix of upbeat Indian pop rock, Brazilian samba and Afro-Cuban dance tunes at Vashon Allied Arts’ annual World Music Festival, set for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Camp Burton’s outdoor amphitheater.

Arts briefs: July 29

  • Jul 28, 2009 at 1:28PM

Leaders gather to discuss impacts of economy on vulnerable Islanders

  • Jul 28, 2009 at 1:20PM

Several civic leaders plan to hold a public forum to discuss how budget cuts and the economic downturn are affecting the most vulnerable Islanders and whether the nonprofit community and concerned citizens can work together to address a range of needs.

All India closes Friday, after 16-month run

  • Jul 28, 2009 at 1:19PM

All India Cafe, which opened in March 2008 and has struggled in recent months, is about to shutter its doors for good.

Comfort food is the fare at Heather’s Homegrown Grill

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Jul 27, 2009 at 9:37AM

Heather Sanders has spent the last 12 years cooking at Vashon restaurants, and with the opening last Tuesday of Heather’s Homegrown Grill, she now is cooking at her own.

Stolen truck taken on a long joyride through Vashon

  • Jul 24, 2009 at 5:16PM

During Strawberry Festival weekend, someone took an Islander's flatbed pickup truck for an extensive joyride, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake and causing thousands of dollars of damage to the truck.

County exec candidates call into question Vashon foot ferry

  • Jul 23, 2009 at 6:00PM updated Jul 24, 2009 at 7:03AM

King County Councilmember Larry Phillips on Thursday called for redirecting money from the county's newly created ferry district and putting those funds instead into the county's cash-strapped regional bus service.

Colorful Islander Gene Amondson dies

  • Jul 22, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Jul 23, 2009 at 2:13PM

Islander Gene Amondson, 65, an artist, preacher and two-time presidential candidate, died at Harborview Medical Center on Monday, July 20, two days after officiating the marriage of a couple at Fern Cove and spending time at Strawberry Festival.

The weekend boasts more than a dozen bands

  • Jul 21, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Jul 23, 2009 at 2:12PM

The Island will be jumping this weekend with a wealth of bands storming the stages all over Vashon.

Island writer brings a poet’s ‘big joy’ to life

  • Jul 21, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Jul 23, 2009 at 8:25AM

James Broughton’s words seem to adorn Stephen Silha’s life.

Real estate market remains soft on Vashon

  • Jul 22, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 5:44PM

Though real estate activity has picked up in the last month, Vashon-based real estate agents remain braced for another tough year.

Vashon cage fights draw a big crowd and lots of attention

  • Jul 22, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 5:44PM

Cage fighting, a fast-growing and controversial sport, made its first appearance on Vashon during Strawberry Festival, drawing a huge crowd but also triggering complaints, a brawl and visits by authorities.

Photos tell the story of a successful Strawberry Festival

  • Jul 21, 2009 at 2:00PM updated Jul 22, 2009 at 2:48PM

New members join council board

  • Jul 21, 2009 at 1:41PM

Two Islanders joined the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council executive board last week, filling seats vacated by departing board members in the past two months.

Islanders have a chance to learn about deferred home improvement loans

  • Jul 21, 2009 at 1:02PM

Island organizations have partnered with the county to help people fix up their houses.

County Council candidates debate today’s tough issues

  • Jul 21, 2009 at 1:00PM

The main candidates for King County executive debated in Bellevue on Thursday with the primary election just more than a month away.

Vashon Island Travel reinvents itself to fit the changing times

  • Jul 21, 2009 at 12:59PM

After serving Vashon travelers in the same location since 1994, Vashon Island Travel has moved as well as changed the way it does business.

Goldmark’s move shows much-needed leadership

  • Jul 22, 2009 at 7:00AM

The fight to protect Maury Island from Glacier Northwest’s efforts to construct a massive barge loading facility in publicly owned tidelands and enormously expand a gravel mine to within 15 feet of the Islands’ sole-source aquifer started more than a decade ago.

Letter to the Editor: July 22

  • Jul 21, 2009 at 12:55PM

I could not help but be flattered by the article about me in last week’s Beachcomber. Now I really do have to leave town, otherwise I’d have to live up to this description.

The Havurah brings nice Jewish girls to town

  • Jul 21, 2009 at 12:54PM

A comedy troupe named Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad has a Vashon stop planned for July 31, with a show hosted, appropriately enough, by Vashon Havurah.

An L.A. chanteuse sings her songs at Ober Park and Café Luna

  • Jul 21, 2009 at 12:53PM

Two opportunities are coming up for Island audiences to enjoy an evening of music by Lindsay Tomasic, an accomplished singer and songwriter from Los Angeles.

Plenty of fun was had at Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk

  • Jul 21, 2009 at 12:18PM

Aaron Burby defended his title by crossing the finish line first for the second year in a row at the Bill Burby Inspirational Run/Walk on July 18, the annual Strawberry Festival competition named in honor of his father.

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