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  1. Girls' soccer: Team moves ahead in postseason tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    On Monday, Oct. 24, the Vashon Island High School girls' soccer team took on Bellevue Christian in its last league game of the season. Unfortunately, it was Bellevue Christian's senior night and its team was determined to win.

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  2. Vashon rowers bring home nine medals at Portland regattaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    A log in the water can be a hazard, but a whole floating tree is what rowers in the 10th annual Portland Fall Classic had to avoid during the second flight of races Sunday. The Vashon Island Rowing Club - accustomed to its share of floating debris in Quartermaster Harbor - managed to avoid the danger and bring home nine medals as its rowers took on the 5,000-meter course along the Willamette River.

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  3. Shook Twins shake it up at Open SpaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Following a popular show on Vashon last year, the Shook Twins will return to Open Space for Arts & Community at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Debra Heesch and Open Space will host the show. Born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho, the Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band hailing from Portland.

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  4. Arts around townRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    The longtime rock band, The FieldHands, will play original music at the Red Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday. The band, which includes Jon Whalen, Dorsey Davis, Richard Lipke and Emory Medima-Boyajian, plays music that blends rock, alternative country and Americana.

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  5. Fall into a world of art on First Friday gallery cruiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    In observance of Native American Heritage month, Tlingit master carver Odin Lonning will discuss the origins and traditional uses of diverse art forms in Northwest Coast tribes at 1 p.m. Friday at the Vashon Senior Center . "From Alaska to the Salish Sea: Art Styles of Coastal First Nations," will run through November at the center.

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  6. With new building finished, longtime director of Vashon arts center to retire this springRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    After serving at the helm of Vashon Center for the Arts for 11 years, Executive Director Molly Reed has announced she will retire in March. Reed, who will be 68 when she leaves the island arts organization, said she had wanted to stay until the center's new building was open and the agency was honoring its promises.

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  7. Weekend hunger forum aims for new solutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    This weekend, islanders who are concerned about hunger are invited to attend the forum "Who Is Hungry on Vashon and What Can We Do About It?" The forum, slated for Sunday afternoon, is sponsored by the Vashon Social Services Network - a consortium of island service providers. It aims to educate people about current efforts to address the many faces of hunger on Vashon and brainstorm potential new services and methods to help fill in the gaps.

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  8. High school principal speaks up on dangerous experimentationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Parents of Vashon High School students received an email from Principal Danny Rock last week, indicating that there had been multiple incidents involving students who had been using potent substances at school. "What we are experiencing is the sharing and consuming of Xanax, sometimes on its own and other times in combination with Everclear .

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  9. VYFS revives services with Boeing grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Vashon Youth & Family Services is re-establishing its family education and early learning support services on the island with a $25,000 grant from Boeing, and the hiring of a two-person team to run the early childhood program. The Boeing grant will be used to revitalize the Vashon Early Learning Coalition , a program that was cut about three years ago due to financial difficulties after the agency lost some funding.

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  10. Ferries: Comments from islanders to help with long-term planRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    At the ferry meeting last week, a crowd of some 60 islanders provided their thoughts about improvements to the triangle route, and their suggestions will help inform the work of a task force the ferry system is creating to address the route's problems. The Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route repeatedly raised riders' ire last summer with frequent late sailings, long lines and boats that left the dock partially full.

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  11. Proposed logging project creates concernRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    News of a private project to log 100 acres of land, including 40 acres to be clear cut, on Vashon's south end traveled quickly last weekend, with many islanders questioning the safety and wisdom of such a project and expressing frustration with a comment period many deemed too short. On Monday, however a spokesman for the Department of Natural Resources , which oversees the application process, said the project is still being evaluated, that the agency has made no final decisions about it and that the comment period extends until Nov. 18 - 10 days later than many islanders had understood it to be.

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  12. EDITORIAL: Granny's grants support range of medical needsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Granny's Attic has awarded $110,000 to island health-related organizations, but among the grants for Vashon Community Care and the newly opened Neighborcare Health clinic was $3,000 for the Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness. The reason for the funds? Medical marijuana.

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  13. Islanders turn out to provide input on community planRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Last week a crowd of more than 100 islanders attended a meeting to provide feedback on some elements of the Community Service Area Plan, currently being drafted. King County's Bradley Clark has been working with a group of islanders to create the plan, and he led last Thursday's meeting, which drew more than double the number of people expected.

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  14. King County begins pilot property tax programRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    King County homeowners facing foreclosure of their homes because of delinquent property taxes may benefit from a program implemented this month that allows for partial payments, which previously have not been accepted. In June, the King County Council voted to create such a system, which is being implemented as a three-year pilot program.

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  15. County seeks input on human service needs on VashonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    County officials will host a public meeting this Thursday, seeking input for the potential renewal of the Veterans and Human Services Levy. The levy, which expires next year, funds services for veterans as well as for broader human service needs, including preventing homelessness and reducing criminal justice system and emergency room usage.

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  16. Granny's Attic completes fall grant cycleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    The members of Granny's Attic completed their fall granting cycle earlier this month and awarded $110,000 to local health-related programs. The grants ranged from $52,000 for Vashon Community Care to $3,000 for the Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness.

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  17. County announces plan to buy Mukai barreling plantRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    King County's department of natural resources has an agreement to buy the Mukai barreling plant, and county officials hope the sale will be completed by the beginning of next year. However, the agreement contains many contingencies, including one that states the barreling plant's current owner, islander Frank Zellerhoff Jr., will buy 5 acres of industrially zoned land west of Sawbones that is currently occupied by Vashon Forest Stewards .

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  18. Wildlife expert to discuss predators ThursdayRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    With at least one cougar visiting Vashon since summer and a black bear reported on the island recently, a wildlife expert is slated to speak Thursday evening and provide information on the large animals, their behavior and how to avoid conflicts with both. Brian Kertson, a carnivore research scientist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife , will deliver the presentation, "From Backyards to Mountaintops: Large Carnivore Ecology and Behavior in Western Washington's Diverse Landscapes."

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  19. Boys' tennis sends two to district tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    The 2016 boys' tennis team got off to a great start this fall. After graduating 10 of the 12 players from last year's team, there were only two returners, and it was questionable as to whether there would be enough players for a team.

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  20. Football team sees season's first winRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2016 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    The Vashon High School Pirates played two conference games last week, resulting in their first win and another loss. They beat Chimacum at home, 55-35, and lost to Port Townsend in Port Townsend, 41-6.

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