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Jean Bosch: At the epicenter of Vashon’s civic life

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:23PM

Jean Bosch’s quiet walk-in cabin is a striking counterpoint to her bustling civic life.

Performance nights aim to create awareness of teen talent

  • Jan 21, 2009 at 7:00AM

First Fridays on Vashon may have met their match. Beginning next week, the final Friday of each month will host a dynamic event of its own — a teen performance night.

Island panel urges state to maintain Vashon’s ferry service

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:24PM

The Island’s ferry advisory committee has sent a letter to the state urging officials to consider the economic impact a reduction in ferry service would have on Vashon.

How much will the bond cost? Islanders debate the issue

  • Jan 21, 2009 at 7:00AM

In the debate over whether to support an upcoming bond measure that will overhaul Vashon’s worn high school, one question some property owners are struggling with is the potential costs they’ll face as a result. Will property taxes go up only nominally, as the campaign’s Web site suggests? Or will they go up considerably, as some of the measure’s opponents contend? And either way, are there other tangible financial benefits that will strengthen the community, as Hattery says? Or will the Island become an increasingly expensive place to live, a haven for the well-to-do?

Letter to the Editor: Think again before voting 'yes' on the school bond

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:17PM

Before this Island burdens itself with a $75.5 million school district bond debt, there are several questions we should ask ourselves:

Letter to the Editor: The gift is knowing Sandy Shores well

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:16PM

For two and a half years, I had the privilege of living in Sandy Shores, the neighborhood a quarter mile south of the Glacier mine site. Every day there I counted as a gift.

Letter to the Editor: Ober lot should be big enough for new library

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:15PM

An article about the library in the Jan. 14 issue of The Beachcomber referred to a restriction on development at Ober Park because of surface water requirements that forced the King County Library System to look elsewhere for a new site.

Letter to the Editor: Islanders are models for kids

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:14PM

The people of Vashon are known for their caring and generous ways. They pull cars out of snow drifts, assist a nurseryman to restore his storm-damaged greenhouses and look after home-bound neighbors. My neighbor cleaned up a garbage spill on her street, putting it in her garbage can — which leads to this suggestion that we all could carry a clean trash bag and rubber gloves in our car.

Spring’s a great time to interact with nature

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:13PM

To the observant, signs of spring are everywhere.

Graffiti art captures life’s secret

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:13PM

There are lots of things that I love about our Island. The list is really too long to mention all the way through, but one of the things that I appreciate has to do with our four-way stop.

Be a steward of the future by voting for school bond measure

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:11PM

In a few weeks, on Vashon, we will receive a ballot in the mail asking for our vote either for or against renovations and upgrades to our public schools.

The anatomy of home: The spirit of place, the experience of community

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:10PM

'Call it what you like, but spirit of place is a great reality.'

Editorial: A new day dawns

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:09PM

As of yesterday, he’s no longer President-elect Barack Obama. He’s President Obama. As of yesterday, a new day has dawned. It’s dawned in Washington D.C. as well as the other Washington, on islands off the coast of Maine and on our little island, here in Puget Sound.

Club and organization news

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:06PM


  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:04PM

A bounty of live music comes to Island stages

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 7:00PM

This weekend boasts a wealth of options for Island music lovers, including concerts by up-and-coming Seattle songwriters, favorite Island players and the return of Trolls Cottage, a band that began on Vashon and now tours widely.

Wrestlers brush off Steilacoom Sentinels and Washington Patriots

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 6:53PM

Vashon subdued the Steilacoom Sentinels by a score of 54-24 on Tuesday, Jan. 13, with eight freshmen and sophomores (out of 14 weight classes) in the starting lineup.

Girls take down the Eagles

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 6:50PM

Beating the Life Christian Eagles 54-36 on Friday, the girls basketball team increased its league standings to 4-1 and were tied for 10th of 1A girls teams statewide on Monday.

Pirates overpower Chelan in tight game

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 6:49PM

The Vashon High School Pirate boys’ basketball team notched an important win in Yakima on Monday against the ninth-ranked Chelan Goats 47-39.

Library system to hold public gathering on K2 site

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 17, 2009 at 10:21AM

The decision to hold what KCLS is calling an “evening of conversation” next Wednesday night came after a meeting last week organized and facilitated by King County Councilman Dow Constantine. Several key Islanders were at the meeting, as were KCLS director Bill Ptacek and members of his board.

Protesters take to the water, slow work at Glacier site

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 6:00PM updated Jan 15, 2009 at 12:02PM

Several protesters in kayaks, canoes and other boats took to the waters off of Maury Island Tuesday and Wednesday in an effort to disrupt work at Glacier Northwest's pier-building site in the final days of the corporation's construction window.

Off-Island students bring funds to district

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 6:10PM

The number of off-Island students has grown significantly in just the last few years, from 44 in the 2003-04 academic year to 130 today, he said. According to his analysis, the current population of off-Island students brings to the district $742,500 in state dollars and costs the district about $450,000 — with a net of $190,600 going to the district, he said.

Hackett’s lawsuit against VIFR heads to trial today

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 6:10PM

Court documents suggest volunteer firefighter Lanora Hackett and two other female firefighters at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) were treated hostilely, hazed by their male counterparts and passed over for jobs by an administration that did nothing to alter the department’s all-male culture.

Sound Food sues ferry system over lost contract

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 6:10PM

The owners of Sound Food have filed a lawsuit against the state seeking more than $500,000 for losses they say resulted from the state’s decision to discontinue their galley service on the state ferry system in 2006.

Hundreds turn out to object to ferry service cuts

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 6:10PM

More than 500 people crammed into McMurray Middle School’s multipurpose room — while 300 to 400 were turned away — in what state officials said was the largest public hearing they’ve seen since they began asking ferry-served communities what they think about Washington State Ferries’ draft long-range plan.

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