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School board to vet $47.7 million measure

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

The school district’s five board members are beginning to rally around a proposed $47.7 million bond measure that would pay for the construction of a new high school classroom building and the renovation of several existing structures on the sprawling campus.

Vashon School District bans 'grinding' at school dances

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

Grinding, a nationwide dance style that many teens embrace and many parents find objectionable, will no longer take place at Vashon High School, school district administrators have announced.

Pirates end their strong season in a loss to Nooksack

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04AM

UMO reaches a landmark 20th anniversary

  • Nov 11, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 11:16AM

It was 1989 when a bright-eyed band of six young theater artists arrived on Vashon’s shores.

Editorial: It’s time to thank those who have served us well

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 2:07PM

Every month, every week, maybe even every day, Islanders serving on commissions and boards step forward to work on our behalf. They pore over financials, discuss policy, debate issues and sometimes face the ire of other Islanders who are unhappy with a decision they’ve made.

Misconceptions abound about grinding

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 2:06PM

I am a 17-year-old senior at Vashon High School and have followed the discussion in The Beachcomber in regards to “grinding.” I have found some of the arguments made to be inaccurate and even offensive.

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 11

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 2:02PM

A chamber music concert will bring players to stage, one by one

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:54PM

An accomplished roster of musicians will play an evening of chamber music for strings at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Blue Heron Art Center.

Bike hosts a Doors tribute

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:53PM

More arts events

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:23PM

Time&Again: Vestiges of Vashon’s military past remain

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:13PM

Vashon has a long history of military presence. The military’s use of the Sunrise Ridge complex began with World War II and did not end until 1984, when the final parts of the “Nike base” became Paradise Ridge Park.

Pirate runners do well at state meet

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:09PM

Vashon runners Savannah Krug and Tylor Heit competed at the State Cross-Country Championship, held Nov. 7 at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

Pirate soccer ends season with loss

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:08PM

The 2009 soccer season ended for the Vashon High School girls on Saturday.

Youth Pirates finish fall with final game

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:06PM

With quarterback Nick Amundsen recovering from the flu and nearly half the Youth Pirates seventh- and eighth-grade team out with illness or injury, the Pirates had barely enough healthy kids to make a team when they played the Gig Harbor Tides on Saturday. Owen Brenno stepped in as a running back, and Ezra Ende tried a few plays as quarterback before an injury took him out of the game. The team played more than half the game with every available athlete on the field, reported coach Matt Amundsen. The Pirates lost 23-0.

Island mentor-referee program opens up doors for ref trainees

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 1:05PM

This fall, Vashon Island Soccer Club officials incorporated a mentor-referee program, which trains Islanders to become certified referees, into the 2009 season.

Pirates lose two tough games, but advance to play-in

  • Nov 10, 2009 at 12:38PM

The Vashon High School football team will have to dig deep to uncover the grit and determination needed to lift them above the dark disappointment of the past week into the light of playoff glory.

Vashon's two levies pass by wide margins

  • Nov 4, 2009 at 9:00AM updated Nov 5, 2009 at 11:15AM

With more than 70 percent of the Island ballots tallied from the Nov. 3 mail-in election, Vashon's two levies — one supporting the Vashon Park District, the other Vashon Island School District — have won solid majorities.

H1N1 vaccine in short supply

  • Nov 3, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Nov 4, 2009 at 2:32PM

Most Islanders hoping to receive an H1N1 shot at their physician's offices and avoid the flu will have to find the shot elsewhere or continue practicing patience — and a lot of hand washing.

Island team preps for a night of high-octane ball

  • Nov 4, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:19AM

Eight Islanders executed jump shots, brushed up on blocking skills and worked up a sweat in the McMurray gym last week, practicing for what may be the biggest basketball game of their lives.

Study: Vashon may have enough water, but some wells could run dry

  • Nov 4, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:19AM

Vashon appears to have enough water to meet Islanders’ needs over the next several years, but bigger questions remain about both the quality of that water and whether there’s enough to fully support salmon, birds and other wildlife, a far-reaching report by King County shows.

Scientists to study nitrogen levels in Quartermaster Harbor

  • Oct 30, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Nov 3, 2009 at 4:43PM

King County, the state Department of Ecology and the University of Washington are about to begin a four-year research project examining the health of Quartermaster Harbor and the impact nitrogen is having on the stressed bay.

Vashon artist finds inspiration from the seniors in her life

  • Nov 4, 2009 at 7:00AM

Nannette Cotton Pawlowski spent a day hanging more than 60 colorful drawings and five large quilts at Vashon Community Care Center last week, stopping to chat and dispense hugs to the people who served as muses for her artwork.

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