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Three authors share stories of courage and revelation

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Three Vashon writers gathered last week to talk about their different writing styles and experiences as contributors to the literary anthology “Shared Histories, Stories of Courage, Risk, and Revelation.” The authors — Catherine Johnson, John Runyan and Elizabeth Van Deventer — will read from the collection at 6 p.m. Friday at the Vashon Bookshop.

School district needs to step up

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s not often I agree with the park board on their decisions. But this time, the park board is right. The school district is wrong. Period.

Many Many firsts take place at this year’s ultramarathon

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Last weekend resulted in many firsts at the fifth running of the Vashon Ultramarathon & Trail Run.

Picnic in the park lunch program set to kick off this month

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jun 18, 2014 at 3:29PM

Vashon kids are invited to participate in a new picnic in the park program that will include free lunch and activities three days a week this summer.

PlaySpace will lose $100,000 under new plan for grant

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Changes in how a community group spends its state-funded grant will result in about $100,000 in cuts to programs at Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS), according to the social service agency.

Burton Community Church: Stop by on Sunday mornings

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Beachcomber, perhaps rather foolishly, recently encouraged letters to the editor if they were kept below 300 words. At a youthful 89, I will observe that limit, although I have lots to say before moving on.

Food bank looks to nourish in more ways than one | Editorial

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

This week some may be surprised to read in a story about the food bank’s new summer lunch program (page 12) that nearly a quarter of the students on Vashon qualify for free or reduced meals at island schools. In a fairly affluent community, the food bank hasn’t forgotten that many families on Vashon struggle and that they’ll continue to struggle after school lets out this month.

State poet laureate will read poetry with local youth

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

When Washington state poet laureate Elizabeth Austen was invited to read poetry with three Vashon youth this week, she says she jumped at the chance to join them.

Moving On: A big day for the class of 2014

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 11:21AM

The weekend rain held off on Saturday when the first group of students to attend the new Vashon High School graduated in the school’s stadium.

A trip as a family gives new perspective to competition

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 11:46AM

With a buzz, whoosh and perfunctory clunk, a pink printed-paper ticket slips between two black-rubber rollers like a rakish pink tongue. I point the minivan into the cool darkness of the garage, following the traffic arrows and admonishments that roll by like a litany of bossy Burma-shave signs. Nosing into an empty slot, the van erupts into a writhing pig-pile of kids elbowing each other for advantage: the first-one-out-the-door contest.

Bilingual GED course now available on Vashon

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 11:44AM

Looking to fulfill a need they saw in the community, the Vashon Social Services Network and Vashon Household have put together a General Educational Development (GED) program that will be offered free to Vashon residents starting this week at the Vashon Senior Center

Being smart on the water could save a life

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

June is here and with it the longer, warmer days of summer. With local pools opening and water fun kicking into high gear, water safety should be making its way to the top of our priority lists. But unfortunately, not everyone thinks about safety before hitting the pool, the lake or the Puget Sound.

Rowers put Vashon on the map for crew

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jun 19, 2014 at 7:33AM

As teenage brothers Baxter and Fletcher Call rowed a slim shell through a 2,000-meter course last weekend, they began to realize that despite their best efforts, their boat was too far behind to make it to the medal round they were aiming for. With water spraying and a desert wind whipping around them on Lake Natoma in Sacramento, the boys made a tough decision

Park district will receive additional funds for its temporary pool fix

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Park District will receive more compensation than it had anticipated for some of its costs expected at the pool this summer, according to Elaine Ott, the district’s executive director.

Park district revives effort to build outdoor skate bowl in Burton

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

More than three years after the Vashon Park District received a grant to create an outdoor skatepark, commissioners have voted to move ahead with a significant piece of the project.

County works to address unpermitted work on the shore

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

Dozens of Vashon homeowners flagged in a recent King County survey may be required to seek construction permits for shoreline work they completed or to remove shoreline structures.

Project at the skatepark is worth reviving | Editorial

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

When the Vashon Park District was caught up with the VES Fields project, one common complaint was that the fields drew resources from other district projects and programs.

Country band kicks off concerts in the park

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 3:35PM

Pack a picnic, gather friends and family, and enjoy an array of music when the Summer Concerts in the Park series returns to Ober Park on Thursday. Presented and funded by the Vashon Park District in association with Vashon Events, the lineup of six shows slated for Thursday evenings will showcase bands featuring different genres but all designed to get folks dancing. Mark your calendars.

What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 3:25PM

Flamenco dancer and Seattleite Savannah Fuentes will present “La Luna Nueva” at 8 p.m. Friday at the Grange Hall. The show includes Flamenco music by Spanish singer Curro Cueto and Bulgarian guitarist Bobby de Sofia with the Flamenco dancing.

Fireballs bring water polo opportunities to Vashon

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 3:42PM

The Vashon Fireballs, a new water polo team, will begin its summer program next week. Island youth of all ages are invited to participate in Splashball for ages 6 to 9, Junior Fireball for ages 10 to 13, or Senior Fireball for ages 13 and up, in an eight-week program designed to teach game understanding and skills, build stamina and technique, and have fun in the water. Practices are set to begin Tuesday, June 24 at the Vashon Pool.

Learn about gardening and design on the Garden Tour

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 3:33PM

Time to put on your sensible walking shoes to stroll through five exceptional landscapes selected for Vashon Allied Arts’ 24th Annual Garden Tour

Author reads from new novel set on Vashon

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 3:40PM

When Jean Ameluxen first started writing stories about Billy Nelson, she wasn’t planning on writing a book. She just liked the character, her chosen time frame of World War II and the setting — Vashon Island. When a writer friend explained that a novel is just one short story followed by another using the same characters, Ameluxen began her novel in earnest.

Sailing camp starts soon

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 3:43PM

Young islanders will be able to learn the ins and outs of sailing when the Junior Sailing Program begins next month.

Quartermaster Marina owner agrees to remove debris from beach

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:25PM

The owner of the Quartermaster Marina said he will remove several old docks and a shed tied up on the beach near the marina after being contacted by the state.

Food bank moves ahead with town garden

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:23PM

The Vashon food bank is moving ahead with creating a large garden at the southern edge of Vashon town, and staff members expect to begin planting there soon.

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