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- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 11:38AM
Earlier this month, the Puget Sound Partnership released its State of the Sound Report, which is the annual evaluation on the health of the sound and effectiveness of recovery efforts.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 1:00PM
Ever since Highline announced it was selling itself and all its subsidiaries to the Franciscan Health System, there has been a lot of angst rumbling around the island.
- Nov 19, 2013 at 2:00PM
Anyone who inches down the last 100 feet of Vashon Highway toward the north-end ferry is bound to notice four little Burma Shave-style signs just before reaching the dock. Many islanders who commute regularly look to those signs as an inspiring last whisper from the island before sailing off to less poetic destinations.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 6:00AM
Following a number of youth suicides and deaths on Vashon, island teen Garnet Burk has partnered with Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) to create the Suicide Hope Initiative (SHIne), a group whose focus is to heal, educate and support the youth of Vashon.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 7:00AM
Of the many small community newspapers in western Washington, The Beachcomber is one of a handful that feature a robust weekly arts and entertainments section as part of the paper — a testament to the truly artistic place we live.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 10:53AM
A high number of parents on Vashon report they experienced multiple traumas as children, according to a statewide study, and are at an increased risk of chronic disease, mental illness and a host of societal problems — as well as the increased possibility that their own children will experience trauma.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 7:00AM
The construction of the new Vashon High School and upgrades to other island schools are projected to cost the school district about $2 million more than originally estimated.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 3:58PM
An islander with an extensive background in writing has been hired as The Beachcomber’s new arts editor.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 3:56PM
Lu-Ann Branch has been reelected to the Vashon Park District board in the close race for position 2 on the commission
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:20PM
You don’t need to travel to India to hear the traditional melodies and beguiling rhythms of East Indian music.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:19PM
When the staged reading of the play “Billyboy” hits the boards as the next performance in Vashon Allied Arts New Works Series, audience members will have a chance to give direct feedback not only to a former Hollywood screenwriter but also a current Hollywood star.
- Nov 20, 2013 at 4:12PM
Nine months into its yearlong renovation process, the small Vashon Library has been transformed into an expansive structure that includes a wall of west-facing windows, a glass-walled conference room and a green roof set to be installed this week.
- Nov 25, 2013 at 12:16PM
A little over six years ago, the Vashon/Maury Island blessed me by causing me to be elected one of five fire commissioners for Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR).
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