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Letters to the editor

During the past several weeks, a number of op-ed articles and letters to the editor have appeared in The Beachcomber debating the Israeli-Palestinian issues on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the modern state of Israel.

  • May 20, 2008
Former Gov. Booth Gardner will soon be back at his Burton home for the summer

Gardner’s ‘final campaign’ is about life and death

Booth Gardner is pushing himself hard these days, much as he has most of his life.

Former Gov. Booth Gardner will soon be back at his Burton home for the summer
Queen Carol said she is dedicated to the senior center.

It’s Queen Carol against Big Wally for coveted mayoral position

Two months before Strawberry Festival, the race for unofficial mayor is no longer unopposed.

  • May 14, 2008
Queen Carol said she is dedicated to the senior center.

Islander Maggie Sudduth, daughter of Mike and Shannon

Islander Maggie Sudduth, daughter of Mike and Shannon Sudduth, graduated from Western Washington University on March 22, 2008, with a bachelor’s in accounting and a minor in business administration.

  • May 13, 2008

CALENDAR

Dances of Universal Peace will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Puget Sound Zen Center. No experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome to bring a friend and come and join the circle.

  • May 13, 2008
Two farmhands and Island cows in a pasture on a Vashon farm.

It was with absolute pleasure that I read Greg Penderg

It was with absolute pleasure that I read Greg Pendergast’s column in last week’s Beachcomber about his drumming, his studies with Todd Zimberg and accompanying Todd and his wife Maggie with the Vashon High School choir.

  • May 13, 2008
Two farmhands and Island cows in a pasture on a Vashon farm.
Joanna Macy
Joanna Macy

Honor loved ones at Community Remembrance

The Vashon Threshold Choir will host the third “Community Remembrance” gathering at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at the Vashon Methodist Church.

  • May 13, 2008
Sock hop will benefit VoV t Get set to Quake, Rattle and Roll

Sock hop will benefit VoV t Get set to Quake, Rattle and Roll

Vashon knows how to do two things really, really well. We help our neighbors, and we know how to party. So, all of Vashon is invited to a major party that also helps your neighbors. The Quake, Rattle & Roll Sock Hop comes up on May 31.

  • May 13, 2008
Sock hop will benefit VoV t Get set to Quake, Rattle and Roll

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Kiwanis elect Jean Bosch

  • May 13, 2008

Briefs

Drummers come to VHS

  • May 13, 2008

HAPPENING

Blood drive tomorrow

  • May 13, 2008
Superintendent Terry Lindquist and school board members discuss a proposal to reduce the district’s certificated staff.

School district may have to cut four staff positions for next year

The Vashon Island School District, facing a potential budget shortfall of more than $600,000, will likely have to reduce its staff size by around four positions, Superintendent Terry Lindquist told board members last week.

Superintendent Terry Lindquist and school board members discuss a proposal to reduce the district’s certificated staff.

Bible

bible

  • May 13, 2008

Island musician leaves gift to schools

Peter Bruchas, friends recall, played a lyrical alto sax, an instrument he learned to love many years ago while a student at Vashon High School.

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In the pantheon of books, one illustrator is taking on the big one

Islander Suzanne Moore has painted and hand-lettered entire books that now rest in collections of libraries as prestigious as the Library of Congress.

  • May 13, 2008
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Food prices on Vashon: Rising fast and steadily

Vashon Thriftway received a letter from one of its baking companies last month saying its wholesale price of bread would soon spike because of an 80 percent increase in the cost of flour.

A butterfly’s beauty can be captured in a snapshot

A small, disposable camera. A National Audobon Society Field Guide to the Butterflies of North America. A white linen butterfly net. The net lay on the ground, spotted with clinging grass seeds, blackberry juice and mud. The rim of the net held the field guide to North American butterflies, open to the Lycanidae pages, where each one of the eight color photographs showed a small, delicate, brilliantly blue butterfly.

  • May 7, 2008

Drummer’s identity shaped by his passion for music

I can confidently assume that somewhere in the depths of the inspirational and meaningful quote libraries lies a phrase in the same vein as this: “Without one’s passions, one would become, simply, none.”

  • May 7, 2008

VAA purchases McFeed’s, hopes to expand

Vashon Allied Arts (VAA) has purchased the McFeed’s property and building for $600,000 and plans to use the space to house its burgeoning educational programs in what VAA executive director Molly Reed calls a “campus setting” that may well include a new building.

  • May 7, 2008