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An annual aerial festival will give islanders something to look up to

  • Aug 6, 2013 at 6:00PM

Open Air, an outdoor aerial festival, will launch its third annual presentation at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, on the grounds of Open Space for Arts & Community.

Concerns about herbicide use bring change in practice at Maury park

  • Aug 6, 2013 at 6:00PM

An islander’s concerns about herbicide use at the Maury Island Marine Park have prompted changes in the use of chemicals in King County’s restoration efforts there.

A surprising debate at a quiet fire department | Editorial

  • Aug 7, 2013 at 6:00AM

It’s not easy to get to the bottom of allegations against George Brown, the Assistant Chief of Operations at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue. If members of the firefighters union, which recently cast a vote of no confidence in Brown, are to be believed, then Brown has shown a serious lack of leadership and management abilities and has treated department employees so poorly that it has created an unpleasant work environment for some at the station

Islanders invited to comment on marijuana ordinance

  • Aug 7, 2013 at 7:00AM

Several public officials will be on Vashon next week, seeking input on proposed zoning regulations that will govern marijuana-related businesses that arise in the wake of Initiative 502

Fire union votes no confidence in assistant chief

  • Aug 7, 2013 at 7:00AM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) has launched an investigation into allegations against Assistant Chief George Brown after the local firefighters’ union issued a vote of no confidence in him

Cutting in line is poor form and should be reported | Letter to the Editor

  • Aug 7, 2013 at 8:00AM

Cutting in the ferry line seems to be more acceptable today than in years past. On festival weekend, I experienced this twice, both times by islanders that know better. Coming on to Vashon from Fauntleroy, I had a woman driver cut in front of me. I reported this to the ferry worker at the head of the dock. His response was, “Yeah, she does it all the time.”

Shared office space opens in Vashon town

  • Aug 7, 2013 at 9:00AM

HUB070, a new office space in Vashon town, offers an opportunity for individuals, small businesses and organizations to learn from one another while sharing an office space, says its founder, Carolyn Amick

Herbicide use at park causes concern

  • Aug 13, 2013 at 11:42AM

Have you been for a walk at Maury Island Marine Park lately? It’s time to go. The weather is great, the mile-long unspoiled beach beckons, and you know you need the exercise.

The community grapples with another tragedy | Editorial

  • Aug 13, 2013 at 3:00PM

The difficult news came in to The Beachcomber office on Saturday: An islander in his early 20s had ended his life the night before. In a year when too many of the island’s young people have died, it is yet another enormous loss. And for his loved ones, we imagine it is painful beyond measure

Gone fishing: pinks head to the sound

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 11:43AM

The sun sank low in the sky last Friday evening while families with young children cast their lines in the water at Manzanita Beach, and several men sat on a log, watching for a sign that pinks were swimming by.

Market manager leaves mid-season

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 10:59AM

Last Saturday’s Farmers Market was the last day as manager for Johanna Guevin. Long time islander Jordan Beck will be taking over the position for the rest of the season, after which, the VIGA board will go through a more formal hiring process.

Zen center offers an oasis of quiet

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 10:50AM

On the small hill above KVI Beach, a modest sign on the green door of stately house reads Puget Sound Zen Center (PSZC) and marks the building’s most recent incarnation as a Zen Buddhist temple.

No watering is needed at care center’s flourishing vegetable garden

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 10:55AM

For six years, the vegetable garden at Vashon Community Care (VCC) presented volunteer Julia Lakey with a problem.

Difficult meetings and mismanagement have taken their toll | Letter to the Editor

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 11:09AM

I don’t blame anyone for not going to Vashon Park District meetings. Witnessing that toxic environment is a lousy way to end a work day.

A chamber music festival blooms

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 11:15AM

A weekend’s worth of Ravel, Shostakovitch, Brahms, Beethoven, Debussey and Mozart is in store for attendees of the first-ever Vashon Chamber Music Festival, set to start Friday and run through Sunday.

Musicians play two albums, start to finish

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 11:18AM

Fans of the Beatles and Bob Dylan can hear island players interpret two of the music icons’ most celebrated albums at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bicycle Bistro.

Island youth is on a good path and has excellent chances for success | Letter to the Editor

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 11:11AM

It sounds like Luther Marinez is a really fine young boy we can all be well proud of. (“Help my son feel safe,” July 31.) The letter brings up the threat brought up by the Zimmerman trial and the Trayvon Martin shooting, which the public has seemingly gone overboard on fixing the blame.

Dance club will boast a band this time

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 11:20AM

The next Club O — a regular night- club event at the Open Space for Arts & Community — will feature Thick as Thieves at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22

Preparing for pot: Officials ready the rules

  • Aug 20, 2013 at 5:05PM

Proposed regulations regarding Initiative 502, which legalized marijuana use in the state, could mean that Vashon will see marijuana-related retail businesses and production facilities in the heart of downtown next year and fenced fields of marijuana around the island.

Races are rewarding, even in last place

  • Aug 20, 2013 at 5:22PM

After a long day in the saddle, I like to indulge myself in a favorite post-bike ride activity. I put myself in the capable hands of Karina or Joe, my favorite bartenders, and reminisce about my journey. The longer I sit there, the more impressive my ride was, and if I sit long enough, I become incredibly handsome and a fantastic dancer

Produce stand raises questions | Letter to the Editor

  • Aug 20, 2013 at 5:27PM

The Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA) states that its mission is to “promote and advance agriculture on Vashon Island through education and the Farmers Market.” If that is so, then the collusion between the VIGA Board and East-West Produce would seem contradictory

Marijuana legalization: Help chart the course | Editorial

  • Aug 20, 2013 at 7:00PM

Last fall, nearly three quarters of island voters approved Initiative 502, the measure that legalized marijuana in the state. On liberal Vashon, we weren’t too surprised at the high margin. However, now that the state and county are considering what the legal sale of marijuana will look like in Washington, we wonder how many islanders who checked yes last year imagined a marijuana shop opening at a storefront in town or fields of the plant growing next door to their homes.

County, island react to spike in youth suicides

  • Aug 21, 2013 at 7:00AM

As regional leaders respond to a recent spike in teen suicides in King County, calling it a serious public health issue, islanders are noting a small increase in suicides among young people on Vashon as well

Wolftown shrinks its animal rescue program

  • Aug 21, 2013 at 8:00AM

After about seven years providing animal rescue on Vashon, Wolftown is now only rehabilitating birds of prey and wolves. T Yamamoto, who runs the nonprofit with her husband Pete, said donations to the organization have been down since 2008, and there are no longer funds to support the rescues of marine and land mammals

Careful chemical use is necessary for park restoration

  • Aug 21, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Aug 27, 2013 at 12:20PM

I would like to respond to Frank Jackson’s commentary from the Aug. 13 Beachcomber, “Herbicide use at park causes concern

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