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Old Minglement structure comes down

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

A piece of history quietly vanished from Vashon last week.

A rockin’ time at Chautauqua

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Sunny Slopes Mutual Water upgrades 4,800 feet of pipes

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Sunny Slopes Mutual Water System, a cooperatively owned provider that serves 40 homes in Tahlequah, is overhauling its main pipes, installing 4,800 feet of new pipe.

Vashon High baseball squad holds awards banquet

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 2:51PM

The Vashon High School Pirates baseball team held its end-of-season awards banquet last week. Coach Steve Hall addressed the players and their families with his reflections on the season and the contributions of each of the players.

Sports briefs

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Youth football coaches sought

Two Days in Paradise

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM


  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Vashon Library will host two poets, Elizabeth Austen and J.W. Marshall, in an evening titled “How the End Begins: Two Poets on Power, Sexuality and Mortality” at 7 p.m. tonight, June 11.


  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Dr. Caroline Brinkley will offer the class “Menopause and Hormones: Beyond Premarin” from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, June 11, at Vashon Family Practice. The class is intended to help women understand the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy and alternative treatments. It is the final class in a free health series the clinic has offered this spring.

Walk on Vashon’s Wild side

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

This summer experts in fields such as wild edibles, meditation, butterflies, native plants and local ecology will lead hikers on a number of park trails throughout the Island, using maps developed by Vashon Park District and the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust. Each month, beginning in June, the Vashon Park District, the land trust and the Social Ecology Education and Demonstration School (SEEDS) will co-sponsor one unique walk, offering a direct form of ecological education, the sense of place and a form of exercise and community engagement. 


  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Library friends meet Saturday

YMCA program helps kids have summer fun

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Many Island children enjoy their summer days at the YMCA Summer Enrichment Program at Chautauqua Elementary School.


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  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon-Maury Island Community Council’s general meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Courthouse Square.

Vashon concert series to go around the world in 4 shows

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 2:12PM

Islanders will have a chance to kick up their heels at four world music concerts presented this summer by Vashon Park District and Vashon Folkdancers. The unusual outdoor concert series will not only provide an eclectic lineup of world music groups but also engage concertgoers in lively, participatory folk dances from various cultures.

Garden tour showcases art, birdhouses, music and more

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Allied Arts’ Garden Tour, scheduled for June 21 to 22, has something for everyone this year — not only leisurely strolls through exclusive private gardens, but also opportunities to hear live music, shop for garden-related items, bid on a silent auction of one-of-a-kind birdhouses and enjoy a cornucopia of new garden art by dozens of artists.

World-renowned pianist and composer brings R&B and jazz to Blue Heron

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

World-renowned pianist, composer and recording artist Scott Cossu will bring an evening of world-influenced jazz and rhythm and blues to Blue Heron Art Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 21.

Backbone Campaign benefit at the Bike

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Backbone Campaign, the Vashon-based organization known for its eye-popping mix of giant puppets and progressive politics, will hold a benefit called “Songs of Freedom: People Power Music Across the Decades,” featuring a full roster of Island singers, songwriters and musicians. The benefit — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 21, at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi — will also include an auction of items donated by Island businesses.

Arts briefs

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Juried open mics

Rainfall helps meet summer water demand

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

It’s a cold, dreary, rainy “June-uary” Friday, and I’m sitting here obsessing about summer water limits in Vashon’s Water District 19. I suppose I’m one of the few Islanders who appreciates June rainfall. I like rain even more in July, August and September. Because when it rains in the summertime, Islanders don’t water their grass, landscaping or crops as much. And that means your water district is more likely to be able to come up with enough water to meet your peak day demand.

On grads, camps and more

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

We at The Beachcomber are going to take a moment to indulge in shameless self-promotion. Under the heading that we buy the ink and every now and then get to use it to call attention to ourselves, we want to highlight the three “special sections,” as we call them, that have been published almost back to back by our small, hard-working staff.

Grandfather gave a lasting gift: laughter

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

It was 22 years ago that I gave it to him for Father’s Day. I wrote it and framed it of my own accord.

District officials make tough decisions about every cut and every allocation

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

There’s a lot of activity in our school district right now. We are nearing the end of a very successful year. However, because the budget continues to be a problem to solve, I want to take some time to share what is happening with next year’s funds.

Sunrise Ridge, an epicenter of Island services, seeks support

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

When I arrived at Sunrise Ridge the other evening for a meeting at the conference room, I was greeted by the “thwack” of baseballs being hit by little bats and the usual encouragement voiced by families and friends out to support the kids.

Letters to the editor

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

At the last Vashon-Maury Island Community Council (VMICC) board meeting, a couple came to ask for help dealing with people shooting rifles and setting off fireworks in Island Center Forest.

Fitness centers express interest in Vashon's K2 Commons plans

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 6:22PM

Owners of the Vashon Health Center and Allstar Fitness, a Seattle-based athletic club, have signed letters saying they’re interested in moving into K2 Commons, should the ambitious development plans a mile south of town come to fruition. The letters mark the first significant milestones since Islanders Dick Sontgerath and Truman O’Brien announced their far-reaching plans last December to renovate the largest commercial structure on the Island and develop it into a complex of nonprofit and for-profit enterprises.

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