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Agriculture commission visits to hear from islanders

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 1:43PM

Several members of King County’s Agriculture Commission will come to Vashon this week to discuss a variety of topics related to farming on the island.

Know what’s in your food, vote ‘yes’ on I-522

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 1:35PM

Do you know what’s in your breakfast cereal? Do you want to choose what you eat? That’s what’s at stake in I-522, on the ballot soon to arrive in your mailbox.

Seeing the world: An islander rides south

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Oct 14, 2013 at 8:51AM

A dream held for more than half a century was realized this past March, when islander Ed Holmes arrived in Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of Argentina, after riding his motorcycle the entire length of the continental United States and Central and South America.

Leap now for ‘Cats’ tickets

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 1:57PM

“Cats,” the blockbuster Broadway musical, is coming to town next week, courtesy of Drama Dock’s Youth Theatre Initiativ

New program to help seniors remain in their homes set to launch soon

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 1:25PM

Island seniors will be able to call upon volunteers to help with a variety of everyday tasks when a new program launches next month.

Consider the benefits of our local store

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 1:40PM

Over the years, I’ve heard criticisms of Thriftway which deserve closer consideration.

Bomb scare halts south end ferry service

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Oct 9, 2013 at 10:03AM

Ferry service came to a halt between Vashon and Point Defiance on Saturday because of a potential bomb scare at the Tacoma ferry terminal.

A touring player has a hometown show

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 4:00PM

Island singer, songwriter and guitar god Ian Moore will unplug his mighty axe for a solo acoustic concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.

A lecture series starts with a tale of madness

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 5:00PM

Vashon Allied Arts will launch a new season of its popular Arts & Humanities Series at 7 p.m. Sunday with a talk by award-winning Anchorage Daily News journalist Tom Kizzia.

Big plays fuel Port Townsend win on the field

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 6:00PM

The Redskins wasted no time exploding onto the field at last Friday’s home football game. Within the first 33 seconds of play, Port Townsend’s Matt Cain ran past the entire Pirate defense for a 55-yard touchdown. The Redskins used their ground game to pound the ball down field, scoring on the next two drives

Islanders must speak up soon for quality service

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 7:00AM

The good news: In 2014 Washington State Ferries will permanently replace the 87-car Klahowya on the Vashon-Fauntleroy-Southworth run with an Issaquah-class, 124-car ferry. The bad news: We may not benefit from that extra capacity unless significant changes are made at the Fauntleroy dock.

VAA launches $2.5 million fundraiser

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Oct 14, 2013 at 8:51AM

Organization turns to the public to round out funding for its new arts center

Caring for our own: an invaluable service | Editorial

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 7:00AM

As Americans live longer, healthier lives and technology keeps the elderly better connected, more seniors are putting off moving to care centers and staying put in their golden years. Aging in place has become a trend — so much so that there’s now a National Aging in Place Council, a National Aging in Place Week (next week) and countless public and private groups committed to helping seniors stay at home if they wish to do so.

State begins wide soil cleanup effort

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 12:05PM

On Monday afternoon, Valencia Lund looked over her property at the southern end of Maury Island as a half-dozen people in brightly colored vests worked in her yard and garden.

Park board, water district candidates to face off at forum Thursday

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Oct 10, 2013 at 2:30PM

Vashon voters will have the opportunity to hear candidates for contested positions on the Vashon Park District and Water District 19 boards present their platforms and answer questions tonight at a special forum ahead of November’s election.

Two victories on the home pitch move Pirates into third place

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 4:06PM

The Pirate girls soccer team took on three more Nisqually foes last week, including games at league leader Eatonville and home against Chimicum and Cedar Park Christian.

Island Center Forest to close Saturday for 20-day deer hunt

  • Oct 9, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Oct 14, 2013 at 8:51AM

Island Center Forest will open for deer hunting this Saturday, Oct. 12, though Thursday, Oct. 31, during which time it be closed to all other recreational uses.

Celebrate the season with CiderFest

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 3:50PM

Vashon’s sixth annual CiderFest will offer something for everyone with a variety of events around the island on Saturday.

The fur will fly when ‘Cats’ comes to town

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 4:31PM

“Cats” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon High School theater. Tickets, $15 general, $10 for Drama Dock members and $5 for youth and seniors, are on sale at the door and at the Vashon Bookshop.

Let’s pay attention to who hunts at Island Center Forest | Editorial

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 2:03PM

Last weekend, a large portion of Island Center Forest closed for a hunting season that will extend through the rest of the month. While we’re open to the idea of deer hunting at the forest, we’re also concerned when we look at the results of last year’s hunt, when very few Vashon residents hunted at the forest and few deer were taken. This

Going pink: Breast cancer awareness needs some awareness of its own

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 2:07PM

It’s October, which means the annual onslaught of pink and pink ribbons is upon us — it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Pirates defeated in Homecoming clash

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 4:42PM

All roads seemed to end at the Vashon High School stadium as enthusiastic Pirate fans poured in for the annual Homecoming celebration. The football game was the centerpiece of the week’s festivities, which included a pep rally, chamber of commerce-sponsored parade, powderpuff football game and the traditional awarding of the Homecoming court

Six say they can bring needed change at the park district

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Oct 16, 2013 at 9:32AM

Only three can be elected in a race that has gathered significant public attention. Candidates for the board of the Vashon Park District spoke at a public forum last week and talked with The Beachcomber about why they believe they would be an asset to the struggling agency. Watch next week’s paper for information on the race for Water District 19

Soccer keeps up the momentum

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 4:39PM

The Vashon High school girls varsity soccer team continued its successful run through league play last week, vanquishing Cascade Christian at home, 7-0, Tuesday night and coming away with a 2-2 draw at Charles Wright on Thursday

A chamber music series will boast top classical players

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 4:32PM

A new season for the Vashon Chamber Music Series will debut on Friday with a concert of music by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Brahms.

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