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New website shows number of car spots available on ferries

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 9:25AM

Washington State Ferries (WSF) is piloting a new webpage that shows in real time how many vehicle spaces are available on upcoming sailings.

Holiday stress can be managed with a plan

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 9:31AM

Most of us have mixed emotions related to the holidays. We tend to like the music, trees, decorations, lights and having fun with our friends. We don’t tend to like the hassle of crowds in the stores, financial pressures related to gift buying and obligations related to needing to see everybody and go everywhere. Some people totally love the holidays. But many people dread them

'A Child's Christmas in Wales' is a holiday show worth unwrapping | Guest Review

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 3:58PM

Vashon has many lovely holiday traditions, but one of my favorites is the Drama Dock Christmas show.

Island bakery to change hands

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 7:00AM

Bob’s Bakery will have a new owner after the holidays. After nearly seven years at the helm of the bakery, Paul and Jill Beytebiere plan to sell the business this month, and a baker, recently relocated from Washington, D.C., plans to open up shop shortly after the new year.

Vashon to host yearly wrestling tournament

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 8:00AM

The Vashon wrestling community will host the 25th annual Rock Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, when 15 teams from around the state will compete for the golden rock trophy.

Age outplays youth in annual club soccer match

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

What some consider to be one of the best soccer games to grace the island was played Sunday, Dec. 15, at the new VES Fields.

Granny’s Attic funds health care needs while large expense looms

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 3:00PM

Granny’s Attic, which funds a variety of health-related programs on the island, awarded another round of grants this month, at the same time it is preparing for a large capital expense of its own.

Legalization and growing on Vashon are both bad ideas

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 4:00PM

I’m a junior who goes to the high school here on Vashon, and I have to put my two cents in on the grow operation here. I think it’s a terrible idea. I mean, it’s great that there will be another business, but to sell pot? Really

Ferry district has a new head as it looks to the future

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 5:00PM

A King County Council staff member has been named the new head of the King County Ferry District, which operates Vashon’s passenger ferry service.

Theatre group raises funds for show, nonprofits

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

A talented group of veteran performers, island women in their 40s and 50s, plan to push the limits of possibility in the form of a hybrid theatrical show called “50 Sense Circus” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Scientists unable to pinpoint cause of epidemic killing off many starfish elsewhere

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

The Pacific Northwest boasts the largest diversity and numbers of sea stars on Earth, but by all accounts, our population is experiencing a sudden, precipitous decline due to something called sea star wasting syndrome, which quickly turns these iconic creatures into puddles of goo.

Island airlifts can save lives in a crisis but may be costly

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM updated Dec 27, 2013 at 9:52AM

When islander Ken Garrison fell in his garden a few months ago, island medics took him by ambulance to Virginia Mason, where doctors examined and released him. But back at home the next day, he began to have trouble speaking. When the medics arrived this time, they thought he might be having a stroke and determined that heading to Seattle in a helicopter gave him the best chance for a full recovery.

Another company has its eyes on K2 as pot applications roll in

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

A second company has applied to grow marijuana at the K2 building, and several islanders have tossed their hats in the ring to start smaller marijuana businesses on Vashon.

Arts briefs

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

Have you ever dreamed of singing in a great performance space like Benaroya Hall? There’s an opportunity to bring that vision to life with the Vashon Island Chorale’s invitation to all island singers to register for the chorale’s spring 2014 season and the group’s performance of Mozart’s “Great Mass in C Minor,” scheduled for Sunday, March 30, at Benroya Hall.

Resolve to plan for the unexpected next year | Editorial

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

Most of us would say we enjoy living on Vashon but could also quickly list the sacrifices we’ve made to live on an island only accessible by ferry. Most of those sacrifices involve difficult access to off-island jobs, friends and family in the Seattle area and goods and services only found in the city. We also know some medical providers, specialists such as orthodontists or oncologists, require a ferry ride to get to. But we may not think, until we’re faced with a serious medical crisis, about when a ferry ride won’t cut it.

Big band sound or gentle harp: Two choices for your New Year’s Eve

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Dec 27, 2013 at 10:06AM

Ring — and dance — in the new year with the big band sound of an old-time Vashon favorite, Loose Change, at The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

Local director offers film about inspired creativity

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

When island writer Stephen Silha first met poet, filmmaker and spiritual visionary James Broughton, little did he know how that chance encounter would change his life. Fourteen years later, Silha’s directorial debut “Big Joy,” a documentary chronicling the life of Broughton, will be shown at the Vashon Theatre on Jan. 3 as the first film of the year for the Vashon Film Society’s monthly Art Film Series.

Local coaches do more than teach the game

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 10:35AM

Here is the thing: The Vashon Island Soccer Club fall soccer season is now complete. On top of the many volunteer hours put in to run the club, a lucky few had the honor of coaching a team and got to spend several hours a week with the kids, doing what they love to do.

Island chefs to set up shop at Sound Food building

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Jan 2, 2014 at 10:37AM

An unexpected partnership is about to breathe new life into struggling culinary landmark Sound Food, as the island’s well-attended soup club Meat & Noodle finds itself a permanent home.

New building turned out well

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 10:33AM

I recently toured the new high school building and was very pleased with what I saw.

Local volunteers signed up more than 350 households

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 10:36AM

I want to thank all the volunteers who trained, took the test and became navigators to help our island friends and neighbors sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. We collectively signed up more than 350 households, of which about 80 percent qualified for Washington Apple Health, the free health coverage.

Out with the old at Vashon High School

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 2:08PM

High school students commemorated their last day ever in the old Vashon High School building by leaving their mark, literally, on the school. On the last day of the term, Friday, Dec. 20, most teachers allowed and even encouraged students to write and draw in the classrooms and hallways

Wrapping up another amusing year on Vashon

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 7:00AM

It was an alarming year with typhoons, NSA boys gone wild, Obamacare and then the Seattle Times started charging for online access. We could depress you by reviewing more world events, but we noticed our neighbors fail to collect their Beachcomber promptly from their mailbox. So we decided it was time to turn our attention back home and review events that happened here.

Hoopsters ranked at top of league

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 2:22PM

The Pirates are undefeated so far and are ranked number one in the Nisqually League.

New high school poised to open its doors

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 1:49PM

After more than a decade of planning and a year and a half of construction, the new Vashon High School building will open to the public this weekend.

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