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Open Space kicks off renovation with gala fundraiser

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 26, 2016 at 2:43PM

For the past three years, in a sunny office on the second floor of the Open Space for Arts & Community, co-founders Janet McAlpin and David Godsey have been putting their considerable creative talents toward a brand new act. Calling it a makeover from the inside out, the two performing artists are launching a $1.5 million renovation of the building with a kick-off gala event — The Big O — the first Sunday in June.

 

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Court documents: Families suing school district seeking more than $30 million

  • May 25, 2016 at 11:00AM updated May 27, 2016 at 12:35PM

The two families suing Vashon’s school district, alleging their children’s repeated bullying and harassment was not addressed by the district, are asking for at least $31.5 million in damages plus attorneys’ fees, according to documents released by the school district.

County demolishes failing north-end structure

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:38PM

The building that most recently housed Vashon Island Realty was torn down on Monday, five years after being deemed unsafe.

Young farmer ventures into field with humanitarian perspective

  • May 25, 2016 at 11:27AM

Twenty-eight-year-old Caitlin Ames never thought she would be a farmer. “I wanted to study social issues and actually came across agricultural colleges and would say, ‘Oh, heck no.’ In my head, a farmer is some guy in his 50s driving a tractor and smoking a cigarette. It was never something I could identify with,” she said during an interview with The Beachcomber, as she sat on a bench outside the office wearing a Pacific Crest Farm T-shirt and commenting about the dirt on her hands.

Experts’ report shows wide range of work needed at public pool

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

Some 40 years after it was built, the Vashon Pool is in need of architectural, electrical and mechanical upgrades, according to a recent evaluation conducted by a team of aquatic center experts who evaluated the facility.

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