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Noted author will explore roles of youth and elders in coming talk

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 1:00PM

Mythologist and author Michael Meade will put on The Genius of Youth, The Wisdom of Elders in a gathering at Vashon’s United Methodist Church on Friday evening.

Fighting hunger with art and bowls

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 5:00PM

The Vashon Social Services Network (VSSN), with support from island artists, community members and an off-island visitor or two, will host an Empty Bowls fundraiser on Friday to support the Community Meals Program

Report takes issue with park district's handling of fields

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 1:33PM

Three Vashon Park District commissioners elected this week will inherit an agency in debt from a $2 million sports fields project that has been plagued by mismanagement and extreme cost overruns, the details of which were recently outlined by the district’s fields Oversight Committee chair.

High school building nears completion

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 8:00AM

Just weeks before the contractors of the new Vashon High School are scheduled to turn over the building to the school district, the project is on time and on budget, according to school superintendent Michael Soltman.

Rowers compete in prestigious UW head race

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 9:00AM

Race organizers don’t like to cancel regattas, so for Saturday’s Green Lake Frostbite event to be called off on Friday night meant a big blow was on the way — and indeed it was.

Report sheds some light, could help guide park district | Editorial

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 10:00AM

At The Beachcomber, we’re often asked what went wrong at the Vashon Park District’s fields project. When the district announced the ambitious fields renovation in 2010, it estimated the project would cost $1.1 million, with just $125,000 coming from tax dollars

Soccer draws season to a close with winning record

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 11:00AM

The Vashon High School girls soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a 9-4-3 record after splitting the final two games last week.

State joins effort to stop Mukai sale

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 12:00PM

The state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) has joined the Friends of Mukai’s effort to stop the sale of the Mukai house and garden, filing a motion in court last week supporting a halt of the pending transaction.

Doug Ostrom and Scott Harvey elected to park board, Jenny Bell wins water district race

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Nov 8, 2013 at 10:05AM

Doug Ostrom and Scott Harvey appear to have been elected to the Vashon Park District board of commissioners, while incumbent Lu-Ann Branch is also holding a slight lead.

Pulling pranks was the best part of being a dentist

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 10:52AM

While slowly driving through a construction site not too long ago, I noticed three trucks from three different companies each with signage ending with the words “and Sons.”

Residents are happy here

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 10:50AM

We are presently living in the Vashon Community Care facilty (VCC). This is situated on Vashon Island, and it is the only one of its kind for older people and their lifestyle.

The public should speak up and be heard by the new park board

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 10:48AM

This letter is in regards to the recent Vashon Park District commissioner election. I would like to congratulate the winners of the election and wish them all the best

Drowsy driving can have tragic consequences

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 10:55AM

Seven years ago, I sped across the I-90 Bridge to Harborview Medical Center. As I did, I begged for God to take my life, “Take Me instead. Not Her!”

Kids get their hands on real-world science

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 12:59PM

“I got another one!” “Look at this!” “It’s a mayfly — see the tails!” “I don’t understand why kids don’t like science. … This is the best lab ever.”

Election puts two new faces on park board | Updated

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Nov 14, 2013 at 3:06PM

Two newcomers have been elected to the Vashon Park District board of commissioners, while incumbent Lu-Ann Branch is holding on to a slight lead in last week’s closely watched park district elections.

Metro threatens big cuts to bus service

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 2:16PM

Drastic cuts to Metro bus service, should the fail to secure new funding, would include significant reductions to Vashon’s two bus routes, according to a proposal put forward by the county last week.

Islanders get help with health reform

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:02PM

As the country grapples with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, some islanders are seeking professional and volunteer help to sign up for health insurance.

County to move services to town

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:10PM

Construction has begun at the little-used Firefighters’ Association Building on Bank Road to transform it into a Vashon hub of King County services.

Recital includes a premiere

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:20PM

Vashon Pianist Paul Swenson will perform a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Holy Spirit. The performance will be a benefit for the church.

Youth chorus with strings performs Vivaldi

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:21PM

Vashon Island Youth Chorus and I Solisti di Vashon Youth String Ensemble will perform Vivaldi’s “Gloria for Young Voices and Instruments,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon Methodist Church.

Feel the heat of fiery flamenco

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:15PM

The flamboyant art of flamenco will be on display this weekend, when Vashon Allied Arts brings guitarist Ben Woods and dancer Stephanie Pedraza to town to perform.

Come out for a free show

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:19PM

The Ian McFeron Band will play a free show at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bicycle Bistro

An artist inspired by silk

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:17PM

Local artist Suzanna Leigh will open an exhibition of more than 50 of her paintings on silk at 7 p.m. Friday, at Vashon Community Care

Sun Island Farm goes ‘off the grid’ with new solar energy system

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:08PM

When Celina and Joe Yarkin built their Maury Island home, Joe made sure the house was positioned in an ideal spot to one day hold solar panels.

VHS students will join ski school as mentors this year

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:28PM

Now entering its 66th year, the Vashon Ski School, in partnership with Vashon High School, is gearing up for the ski season with a new mentorship program.

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