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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.
Booth Gardner is pushing himself hard these days, much as he has most of his life.
Two months before Strawberry Festival, the race for unofficial mayor is no longer unopposed.
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.
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.
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.
The Vashon Threshold Choir will host the third “Community Remembrance” gathering at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at the Vashon Methodist Church.
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.
Kiwanis elect Jean Bosch
Drummers come to VHS
Blood drive tomorrow
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.
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.
Islander Suzanne Moore has painted and hand-lettered entire books that now rest in collections of libraries as prestigious as the Library of Congress.
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 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.
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.”
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.