DancingDecision was unwiseWhen I first heard the school administration was banning “grinding” at Vashon High School dances, I knew Vashon had become a more dangerous… Continue reading
RestaurantsGive the Indian eatery another chanceIf you’re like my wife and me, you probably tried the All India Restaurant when it first opened and probably… Continue reading
School bondFormer measure failed because of its price tagThe Beachcomber suggested in its editorial last week that the school district’s $75.5 million bond measure failed… Continue reading
We’ve heard a lot of talk lately about green jobs — that they’re coming any day now, that they offer new hope for the future, that they’ll simultaneously turn the economy around and save the planet. Collective reaction is often one of callous cynicism.
DancingAt McMurray, dances are safe, supervisedFor the record, at McMurray Middle School dances, our school expectations apply, are communicated clearly and are enforced consistently. We… Continue reading
DancingLet’s not ban grinding, but give dancers informationI liked the dirty dancing column in this week’s paper and was thankful The Beachcomber brought it up.I… Continue reading
Pickup attemptMost children aren’t taken by strangersI was saddened by an article in the Oct. 21 issue about a 12-year old girl being offered a… Continue reading
School levyWe all want good schoolsThe bold red-and-black “Yes, it’s worth it” signs are out once again, this time asking you to renew the November… Continue reading
Dockton RoadMeeting to vet the issueHeads up! Your life may be getting worse in 2011, unless you speak up now. Tomorrow night, King County will be presenting… Continue reading
In his Sept. 30 letter to the editor, Bruce Chattin, who is the head of the Aggregates Industry Lobby in Washington State, notes his belief that the information I presented in my Sept. 9 letter to the editor regarding the allowed use of the aggregates found at Glacier Northwest’s proposed Maury Island site was incorrect.
In response to Kathy Abascal’s letter (Sept. 23) I would like to reassure her that my letter to the editor (Sept. 16) was fully grounded in a broad review of the scientific literature, including the Cochrane database she mentions.
The Vashon Park District by law is considered a non-essential service. This means that there is no continued funding. Every four years the park district asks the voters of Vashon to approve a maintenance and operations levy. If the levy is approved, the park district continues. If the levy fails, there will be no park district.
Swine fluThere are still unknownsI agree with Kathy Abascal that it is important to prepare for the flu season especially in this year of pandemic… Continue reading
In the Aug. 19 issue of The Beachcomber, Kate Hunter asked important questions about our need for sand and gravel and options available for environmentally responsible access to the resource.
HomelessnessAn observationThings that make you go “hmmmm.” The Interfaith council for the Homeless struggles financially to stay afloat, lacking adequate donations. The Fur Ball nets… Continue reading
RumorsLet’s call them ‘Johnny Depps’Our recent experience with star power has made me think we need to add a new phrase to our collective lexicon.… Continue reading
Island happeningsJuly 29 issue was full of colorful newsThe July 29 issue of the Beachcomber made for some fine reading. Best issue in a long… Continue reading
Commerce and tourismThe chamber does much to support businessesAfter reading the opinion article written by Emma Amiad regarding the Chamber of Commerce and tourism, I… Continue reading
National health careCheck sources to uncover their biasI read with great interest, if not even greater skepticism, Douglas E. Larsen’s July 29th letter to the… Continue reading
Please! Let’s keep Vashon weird!