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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 1:40PM
Over the years, I’ve heard criticisms of Thriftway which deserve closer consideration.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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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