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There is hope for those who struggle

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 1:10PM

With the suicide death of my friend Kirsten, I am reminded of my own struggles with depression. Since the age of 17, I have battled depression, leading to days and weeks contemplating ending my life. I want to share with you a message of hope. No matter how far down you are, there is help, a way out of the seemingly endless darkness.

A walk at Raab's Lagoon holds sea life, history and more | Meanderings

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 2:09PM

Meanderings is an occasional series on local walks by author and naturalist Ann Spiers.

Making an opera: A set takes shape

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 3:00PM

The stage is set. Chandeliers aglow with candlelight hang from the rafters in a room adorned like a 17th-century palace in Seville. A concrete statue stands in a stately courtyard, while a brick and mortar gate marks the entrance to the underworld.

A ride with hills and attitude draws hundreds

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 3:10PM

It’s been called arduous and grueling. “It almost killed me,” one person said. But for a fourth year, cyclists from all over the state and even the country will pay for the chance to burn their legs on Vashon’s — and perhaps the region’s — tallest and most strenuous hills.

Islanders to gather for Suicide Prevention Day

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 3:13PM

In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, islanders are invited to attend a candlelight gathering this evening in town or light a candle in their homes.

Char Phillips wins award for volunteer efforts

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 3:15PM

Longtime Vashon Island School District employee and community volunteer Char Phillips was recently named the Doors of Opportunity award winner for 2014.

Five island women put their best feet forward for company challenge

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 3:20PM

Twelve weeks ago, JP Morgan Chase issued a challenge to its employees: team up with coworkers and try to walk up to 10,000 steps per day, and the company will donate up to $5 million to charities that fight hunger all over the world.

Man hit by car, seriously injured near KVI

  • Sep 9, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Sep 11, 2014 at 9:03AM

A man who was run over by a car near KVI beach early Tuesday suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Harborview.

Paramedic proposal met with optimism, some concern

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 2:50PM

A proposal to absorb Vashon’s paramedics into the south King County paramedic system is garnering mixed responses at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR).

A late summer night at the movies brings comfort and tears

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:07PM

My face is reflected in the deckhand’s mirrored sunglasses as he motions for me to start my car, a stony expression chiseled in his weathered face. I slip the minivan into gear, my dress shirt sticky with sweat. On the dock, in the full glare of early-evening sun, I pass a pair of chortling dusty-diesel busses crowded with a disorderly crush of sweltering commuters.

Island musician will perform a night of world music at Seattle’s Neptune Theater

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:44PM

Islander Jason Everett will be featured with the band SAMA this weekend as part of the Nights at the Neptune Summer Concert Series in Seattle.

No record, but a fun attempt

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:24PM

Quartermaster Harbor was a colorful scene on Sunday, as hundreds of people in canoes, kayaks and even stand-up paddle boards joined together just off Jensen Point.

Open Air: Artists take flight at weekend festival

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:34PM

The Open Space for Arts & Community invites islanders and guests to come fly with them at its fourth annual outdoor aerial festival, Open Air, this weekend.

Turn to Freecycle for treasures and news

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:03PM

Of course you read The Beachcomber. So you consider yourself generally well informed, locally speaking. If there’s something else on Vashon Island that needs knowing or news breaking, you’ll find it out at your favorite coffee purveyor, where other regulars offer appreciation, group therapy and relevant facts. That’s why it may come as a mild shock that you could be missing what’s really going on around here.

A stoplight would help at the dock

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 7:00PM

All the talk this summer about ferry delays, two-boat solutions, state legislature gridlock and the need to hire back the state patrol cadets seems to overlook the obvious: Why not do what Anacortes did years ago and install a traffic light where the dock meets Fauntleroy Way?

Vandalism leaves the bike in the tree in poor condition

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 5:00AM

When Puyallup residents Dylan Hutson and Molly DelDuca took a day trip to Vashon Sunday, seeing the bike in the tree was high on the young couple’s list of things to do.

District 19 resolves water pressure issues brought on by valve project

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

About three months after a handful of customers complained that a Water District 19 project reduced their water pressure, district officials say the problems have been resolved.

As bike is vandalized, a piece of island life may disappear

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

It would be a shame to see the bike in the tree go away. While Vashon undoubtedly has a lot more to offer than a bike that became encased in a fir tree 60 years ago, the bike is one small thing that makes our island different.

State budget mix-up brings ferry worker instead of cadet to Fauntleroy dock

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

State funds that State Sen. Sharon Nelson (D-Maury Island) believed would fund a cadet to direct traffic at the Fauntleroy ferry dock ultimately went to pay for added ferry staff hours at the dock instead.

Blooms & Things purchased by owner of catering and events business

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s longtime floral shop, Blooms & Things, will change hands on Sept. 1, purchased by the owner of Herban Feast, Seattle’s upscale event planning, design and catering company.

Subconscious Population will play the Bike on Friday night

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

Subconscious Population, a band that has many fans on the island and is a large part of Vashon’s musical history, will play a free show at the Red Bike on Friday.

Demonstration will spotlight Native basket weaving

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 10:38AM

In connection with the Heritage Museum’s current exhibit, the Heritage Association is sponsoring an event this weekend that focuses on the Puyallup tribe’s art and design.

Help Save the salmon: Two bands perform for free at the Bike

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 4:43PM

In an effort to raise awareness about the potentially tragic plight of the Northwest’s wild salmon, Vashon’s Fendershine and the Seattle band Big Dirt will play a free show at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike

Local author launches new mystery series

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 4:44PM

On a windy knoll behind a prehistoric walled settlement in beguiling and enigmatic West Penwith, England, an American archeology team makes an unnerving discovery. Beneath a Stone Age burial quoit, at the site of an Iron Age village, a single, skeletal finger sticks up out of the soil.

Native artist will speak about Coast Salish art and culture

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 4:46PM

Contemporary Northwest native artist Shaun Peterson is slated to give a free presentation about Coast Salish art and culture for the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association’s (VMIHA) ongoing exhibition about Vashon natives, at 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Penny Farcy Center next to the museum.

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