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District needs financial support to stay ahead

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:06PM

As the wet, short days of winter morph into the wet but noticeably longer days of spring, and the Flickers rat-atat on my metal roof, I am frequently reminded of why we are so fortunate to live in the Northwest, and more specifically on Vashon Island. I also want to remind you that spring happens to be the time of year that the Vashon Schools Foundation reaches out to our community to ask for commitment in funding excellence at our schools.

 

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We all can play a part in securing the planet’s future | Editorial

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

This week The Beachcomber is recognizing Earth Day as we have for several years, by highlighting efforts by islanders to help our ailing planet in the Going Green special section.

Fatherly advice for first-time fathers

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00AM

Over the last 13 years, helping my wife Maria as she essentially raises our four kids while I commute to work in town, I’ve learned plenty about being a father. I’d like to share a few of hard-won pearls of wisdom with readers who might find themselves in the first-time father situation.

Schools foundation changing, but it’s still important to give | Editorial

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s hardly a surprise anymore when the Vashon Schools Foundation begins its campaign in the spring. Most of us have learned the drill: The state underfunds public schools, so it’s unfortunate but necessary that islanders make up the difference if we want quality schools on Vashon.

Autism Speaks should stop speaking, start listening

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 1:18PM

Feeling a little blue lately? I am. April showers aside, this month is also Autism Awareness Month, which means everything is blue

 
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