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New kind of space could benefit Vashon

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 7:00AM

Imagine having office space that you only pay for when you need it. This is the idea behind a growing movement called coworking.

Expert to address health care reform changes

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 7:00AM

To help island individuals and small business owners navigate coming changes stemming from national health care reform, the Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an informational meeting about insurance coverage next week.

Vashon’s annual celebration of sea life returns to Point Robinson

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Jun 21, 2013 at 12:54PM

This weekend Point Robinson will teem with life, not only because one of the lowest tides of summer will reveal a multitude of sea creatures, but also because of the many visitors expected to turn out for the eighth annual Low Tide Celebration.

Historic site does not seem endangered | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 7:00AM

I have lived on Vashon for over 15 years. While looking for property, one of the options my husband and I had was Mukai Farm. The processing plant was not on the market and was owned by a different party.

Longtime employee made a difference at shop and beyond | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 7:00AM

I and others with the American Hero Quilts were sad to hear that Mike Lambert left the Country Store with no fanfare. We assume no one had a retirement party for him and he left in the same way he did his job, quietly and effectively.

Chamber director eager to share what excites him on Vashon

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 8:00AM

As executive director of the Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce, Jim Marsh is in the business of welcoming. He is originally from Evanston, Ill., where he ran a marketing company and was president of the local chamber. Marsh, who is currently in the throes of planning for Strawberry Festival, remembers many welcoming things happening in the first months after he and his partner moved to the island.

Neighbors have helped keep crime in check | Editorial

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 8:00AM

In January, King County Sheriff John Urquhart told islanders who attended a community council meeting on crime that often the sheriff’s office lacks the resources to go after suspected drug houses.

VIPP handles record numbers of cats

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Jun 21, 2013 at 11:18AM

Vashon Island Pet Protectors, with record numbers of cats and slow adoption rates, has temporarily stopped accepting new cats at its shelter and is making special efforts to adopt out the ones it has.

Cycling holds rewards for the persistent

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 9:00AM

Whenever someone leaves their desk here at The Beachcomber, I sneak over to their keyboard and try and get an article in the paper, and this week it worked. And as I plod through my 15 minutes of fame, I typically yammer on about cycling

See the art of things green and growing on the garden path

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 9:00AM

Put on your walking shoes: It’s time for a stroll through the five exceptional landscapes selected for this year’s Vashon Allied Arts’ Garden Tour.

Wrestlers excel at regional tourney

  • Jun 25, 2013 at 2:55PM

Last week two Vashon wrestlers competed in USA Wrestling’s Regional Championships in Poc-atello, Idaho, and one young islander won the highly competitive Triple Crown award.

For cleaners, this week marks the end of an era

  • Jun 25, 2013 at 3:11PM

After 25 years serving the island, Joy’s Village Cleaners will close its doors Friday. Joy Humphreys owned the cleaners and laundromat with her husband George until he died last year, and now, she said, it is time to move on.

Second grade proves to be a good time to experiment with hair

  • Jun 25, 2013 at 5:00PM

Our youngest boy got a Mohawk. To say that he “got” a Mohawk, like it fell from the sky and landed neatly on his head, or that it arrived one morning in the mail, is not completely correct. I gave him the Mohawk.

Incident shows we have a way to go | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 25, 2013 at 5:00PM

We moved to this island in the hope of providing our children better educational opportunities. We moved here with eyes wide open, knowing there is not much racial diversity, believing we would find a place for our multi-racial family to fit in. For the most part, this has been true. However, when I read about an African American postal worker reportedly being harassed by police simply because he was parked in a public parking lot and people responded saying “I just can’t believe this could happen here,” I wanted to scream “Wake up people!

Islanders look at buying Misty Isle

  • Jun 25, 2013 at 6:00PM updated Jun 28, 2013 at 4:26PM

A group is exploring whether the 500-acre Misty Isle Farm could be purchased for farmland preservation and transformed into a multi-use site.

Islanders can feast their eyes at a quilt show

  • Jun 25, 2013 at 6:00PM

Several island merchants are displaying quilts this week in a colorful prelude to the Vashon Quilt Guild’s show, set to begin Friday.

Talented women will strut their stuff in a show

  • Jun 26, 2013 at 7:00AM

A slew of talented island singer/songwriters will have a showcase of their work at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bicycle Bistro

Even on Vashon, change is driven by activists

  • Jun 26, 2013 at 7:00AM

Community activism on Vashon and Maury Islands was the first social interaction my husband and I encountered when we moved here in 2000. We bought the neighborhood’s “haunted house,” a 1908 Craftsman that had fallen into disrepair from neglect and deterioration. Dockton residents came to welcome us and to help. They were delighted to find that we had restored a historic home in Snohomish and that we planned to do the same here.

Sheriff’s office investigates a string of residential burglaries on Vashon

  • Jun 26, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 6:16PM

One day this spring, when Linda Bianchi went to put away a pearl earring she’d recently had repaired, she found that some of her jewelry was missing. She also found, in the coming weeks, that many island women have surprisingly similar stories.

Local psychiatrist will speak on forgiveness and healing

  • Jun 26, 2013 at 7:00AM

An islander who is a consulting psychiatrist and an author will give a talk next week on the importance of forgiving one’s parents.

Misty Isle idea is ambitious, but movers are involved | Editorial

  • Jun 26, 2013 at 8:00AM

Tom Stewart, the wealthy businessman and staunch Republican who died in 2010, is arguably a legend on Vashon. While living on the island, Stewart both wowed islanders with his massive estate and generous giving and rubbed some wrong with his opulent lifestyle and run-ins with the law. Just as Stewart and his 500-acre estate — which includes landscaped gardens, a putting green, riding arena, airstrip and helipad — seemed too grand for Vashon, thoughts of a nonprofit now purchasing it at first glance seem too far-fetched to be realistic.

New CD has global flair

  • Jun 26, 2013 at 8:00AM

Tarana, a world fusion group that includes islander Jason Everett, will release its first CD, “Waves of Sound,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Vashon Havurat. The group plays original music influenced by Indian, Arabic, Eastern European, Latin and flamenco styles

Another era on Vashon comes back to life over social media

  • Jun 26, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Jun 27, 2013 at 9:45AM

A treasure trove of old photos has been making its way out of dusty photo albums and onto the internet, filling a Facebook page aimed at celebrating Vashon’s past.

Classes will start a half-hour later on professional development days at the Vashon School District next year

  • Jun 26, 2013 at 6:14PM

Classes will start a half-hour later on professional development days at the Vashon School District next year.

Park district gains extension as it makes headway on field

  • Jul 2, 2013 at 1:19PM

The Vashon Park District is nearing a significant milestone with its athletic fields project north of town, as work that a state funding agency required is expected to be completed soon and will close a chapter in the long-running project.

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