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Beachcomber’s parent company to purchase Everett Daily Herald

  • Feb 12, 2013 at 3:41PM

Sound Publishing, the state’s largest community news organization and owner of the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, announced last week that it will purchase the Everett Daily Herald.

Cookstove parts should be made in the U.S. | Letter to the Editor

  • Feb 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

While I am in full support of the cause and this fantastic project, I am disappointed that the manufacture of the stove parts will be done in China, instead of being done here in the United States (“Cookstove effort secures $4 million in financing,” Feb. 6). It seems to me that between the capable and creative minds at Burn Manufacturing Co. and funding from Overseas Private Investment Corp., they should be able to use U.S. funding to create U.S. jobs to manufacture the needed parts when jobs are needed so badly in the United States. Otherwise Burn Manufacturing Co. becomes just another U.S. company going to China for cheap labor.

Every year, vocabu-sadists terrorize innocent island citizens | Humor

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

By rights, this story should be appearing in this estimable newspaper’s “Sheriff’s Report.” Why it is not is a mystery to me. But then, a lot of things are a mystery to me.

Grief on Vashon: Finding one’s way can be difficult | Opinoin

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

We have experienced deep loss and tragedy in the past year on Vashon, with those we loved so much. Some we lost too soon, so young and without warning and in ways we can scarcely comprehend; others we knew were dying, and we surrounded them with compassion and care, and yet their loss left a place in our hearts and in our memory. We seek to fill these places with meaning, as we find our own path and journey on and into life.

The Constitution, not a militia, is our bulwark against tyranny | Letter to the Editor

  • Feb 12, 2013 at 4:00PM

I agree with the calls for context when discussing the Second Amendment (“Amendment needs to be seen in its historical context,” Feb. 6). But I have a somewhat different take on the nature of that context.

Rise up for women on Valentine’s Day | Opinion

  • Feb 13, 2013 at 1:00PM

With the upcoming Valentine’s Day One Billion Rising event, islanders are joining the global movement to protest violence against women. The United Nations Development Fund for Women estimates that at least one in every three women globally has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime.

In celebration of libraries | Editorial

  • Feb 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

Were someone to suggest today that we establish a network of institutions across the country that could lend books for free, provide literacy-based programs, offer computers that anyone could log on to and act as a taxpayer-supported hub for community life, many would likely term it a radical notion.

Summer school makes sense | Editorial

  • Feb 15, 2013 at 4:00PM

Vashon School District officials are right to try to figure out how to resurrect a summer school on the island.

Second female physician to leave health center

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Dr. Laurel Kuehl, a medical doctor at the Vashon Health Center, will leave the practice later this month to become an administrator at another health care organization.

Due to conflict over meeting times, cemetery board selects new member

  • Feb 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

Jake Jacobovitch, a well-known islander elected in November 2011 to serve on the three-member commission that oversees Vashon’s public cemetery, never took office and was replaced last year by another resident, Jay Hanson.

Islanders check out Vashon’s new library

  • Feb 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

The shelves are up, books in order, fresh carpet laid and a row of new computers plugged in. Last weekend the doors opened to what felt like a brand-new library at Vashon Plaza as islanders got their first look at the temporary space that will serve Vashon for the coming year, until the newly remodeled Vashon Library opens in late 2013 or early 2014.

School district officials vet plan for new summer school

  • Feb 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

After an effort to hold a summer school at Vashon High School faltered last year, the school district is taking steps to see a program for struggling students come to fruition this summer.

City’s concerns could put Medic One at risk

  • Feb 13, 2013 at 7:00AM

A city in King County is withholding support of a regionwide Emergency Medical Services’ levy, opposition that could jeopardize the highly regarded Medic One system if a resolution to the impasse isn’t found soon.

Bound together in a community of sorrow | Homily for Ryan Krug

  • Feb 13, 2013 at 5:00PM

Father Tryphon spoke at Ryan Krug's memorial service on Feb. 3. Many were moved by his remarks and asked that his words be posted on The Beachcomber's website. His homily follows.

Vashon representative honored for health care work

  • Feb 19, 2013 at 11:41AM

The American Medical Association (AMA) honored state Rep. Eileen Cody (D-West Seattle) with the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, its top award for government service in health care. Cody was honored with the award last week at the AMA’s National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.

Body of elderly woman identified as a Tacoma resident

  • Feb 19, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Feb 20, 2013 at 1:59PM

The body found at Reddings Beach Monday afternoon was identified to be that of Martha Scharpf, an elderly woman who lived at an assisted living center in Tacoma.

Two VHS wrestlers take medals at state

  • Feb 19, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Feb 20, 2013 at 9:57AM

The Vashon Pirates sent six wrestlers to the 25th annual Mat Classic state competition last Friday and Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. After the first round of action, they had won five matches, four of them by pin, and were on a roll.

Enjoy an old-fashioned family performance

  • Feb 21, 2013 at 11:00AM

Pat (Lp) Camozzi, a singer, songwriter and author from Montreal, is the latest performer in Vashon Allied Arts’ Family Series, and he’s set to perform an all-ages show at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Heron Arts Center.

Sleight of hand magic at the Open Space

  • Feb 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

Magician Joey Pipia, considered a master showman and comedian who puts on a fast-paced show, will perform at Open Space for Arts and Community on Saturday. His show begins at 8 p.m.

Blues and more on Vashon | Arts & Entertainment Briefs

  • Feb 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

A Vashon blues band that calls itself OneNiteStand will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Friday for a free show at the Red Bicycle Bistro.

Oscars 2013: A night when the stars come out on Vashon

  • Feb 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

One of Vashon’s liveliest parties is coming up — Vashon Film Society’s annual Oscar Night bash at the Vashon Theatre, set to start at 4 p.m. Sunday with rides around the block in a classic British limousine and a swarm of local “paparazzi” snapping photos as guests arrive on the red carpet.

Certain truths linger from one generation to the next

  • Feb 21, 2013 at 7:00AM

On the kitchen counter on a recent Saturday morning, buried under drifts of schoolwork, grocery store circulars, sports bottles and two crude ceramic objets d’ art that have occupied the same spot on the counter for two years without explanation, I uncovered a large watercolor on an oversized sheet of white paper, pasted to an even larger black construction paper backing.

Key user groups need to pay for the fields project | Letter to the Editor

  • Feb 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

Historically, the Vashon Park District’s commissioners worked cooperatively with special interest groups to enhance and improve park property for the benefit of the sponsoring group and the greater island community. Projects that have followed this model to a good outcome include the equestrian course and covered arena at Paradise Ridge Park, the boathouse at Jenson Point, the renovation of many structures at Point Robinson Park and much work done successfully at BARC.

Our local laundromat does a great job | Letter to the Editor

  • Feb 21, 2013 at 7:00AM

We have taken our dry cleaning to Joy since we moved here in 2005. She does an excellent job. The two gentlemen who work for her are polite and efficient. We also use the big washing machine and dryers in the laundromat for quilts, cushions and other large items.

Attend Saturday’s meeting on the fields project | Editorial

  • Feb 20, 2013 at 8:00AM

Members of the Vashon Park District board have sounded the right note: It’s time to figure out a plan for completing the fields project north of town. And then to execute it.

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