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Holiday parade and tree lightingVashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce’s retailer open house will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Islanders can drop off Beachcomber… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Stained glass window fix takes time, care and artfullness

Island artist K.B. Jones has been working for several months now on repairing the stained glass window that was smashed late last June in the… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Carey to take helm of POI

Amy Carey, a real estate agent and Island conservationist, has become the new head of Preserve Our Islands (POI), the group that formed 10 years… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

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Changing of guard at schoolsNewly elected school board members Laura Wishik, Dan Chasan and Kathy Jones will be sworn in at the next regular school… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Fundraiser supports Iraq War quilt project

In a week or so, Islanders will have a chance to buy raffle tickets for a quilt, though not the quilt they’re used to vying… Continue reading

Decades later, an old inn still brings people together

By LOGAN PRICEFor The BeachcomberFor the past 21 years, the old Marjesira Inn, a Victorian-style house perched on a bulkhead above Quartermaster Harbor, has been… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

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Tree to light up the townVashon’s annual Holiday Open House and tree lighting will take place this Friday, Dec. 7.The Vashon High School band and… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Grant opens door for four VHS students

By AMELIA HEAGERTYVashon High School counselor Shirley Ferris is making good on her promise to send students to a developing country. With a $2,000 Doors… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Thriftway doubles food bank donation

Vashon Thriftway has decided to double the amount of money it donates to the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank each December by way of the… Continue reading

25 years later, Barnworks still nurtures Vashon artists

In 1967, Sharon Munger moved to a bucolic home on Cove Road where she found the shell of a barn, a roof and pole structure… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Outgoing board members praised for hard work

Continuing member Bob Hennessey was named chair of the Vashon Island School District’s board of directors at the first meeting of the new board last… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

K2 could morph into civic center

Under a multi-million-dollar plan, the cavernous and now-empty K2 building could be reborn as an Island-wide community hub housing the Vashon Health Center, Granny’s Attic,… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

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School board to meetThe Vashon Island School District board of directors will meet this Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Vashon Island High… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Kunkel charged with first-degree murder

Jon Kunkel, a controversial Islander well-known on Vashon for his two boarding-house-like homes and varied business ventures, has been charged with first-degree murder for the… Continue reading

Computer problems? A couple of teens can help

Vashon Tech Support was launched by two sophomores who see a limitless future for entrepreneurs.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Mike Kirk takes wheel at VIFR until new chief arrives

Mike Kirk was named acting chief of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) at last week’s board meeting.He replaces Keith Yamane, who left the department… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Grassroots network to support Island families

By LESLIE BROWNStaff WriterHow rampant is drug and alcohol use among Island teens? How frequent is domestic violence? What are the Island’s assets, and how… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Addressing teen addictions: New group is launched

Like many Island teenagers, Hillary started hanging out with older kids in her freshman year at Vashon High School. They introduced her to the delights… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Task force proposes new Island theater

By AMELIA HEAGERTYStaff WriterThe community could eventually have a new high school theater and gym, if a committee headed by former Vashon Island School District… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Islanders get a peek at a new K2

With the words K2 Commons emblazoned on a wall behind them, Richard Sontgerath and Truman O’Brien Monday night officially unveiled their plans for the rebirth… Continue reading