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  1. Vashon firefighters join the effort in Eastern and Central WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 2 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    As the situation grew more dire - no electricity or water, thick smoke in the air and the fire advancing - Drew, a former Green Beret and registered nurse, insisted on staying. Unwilling to leave her husband behind, AvA said she had resolved that they would remain and fight the fire with one lone neighbor.

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  2. Fall in love with art during First Friday gallery cruiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 2 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Barnworks artists will show selected works at The Hardware Store Restaurant . Participating artists this year include Jerry Balcom, Rose Belknap, Donna Botten, Debi Shandling Crawford, Mary Hodgins, Sharon Munger, Geri Peterson, Jayne Quig, Ilse Reimnitz, Hartmut Reimnitz, Jon-Eric Schafer and Jan Wall.

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  3. New season opens for Vashon OperaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 2 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    In 2008, a small group of island opera lovers banded together to take on the challenge of establishing a full-fledged opera company. Considering the Byzantine complexity of producing an opera, the mission seemed daunting.

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  4. VHS varsity football team gets pre-season workout at jamboreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    The Vashon Pirates football team took to the field in pre-season action last Friday at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma. Four schools competed in the round-robin style scrimmages, with each team getting valuable field time to work out the kinks before the regular season begins.

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  5. New art work by Vashon painter shown in SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Ted Kutscher will exhibit new work in a show called "The Light in Places I Like" at the Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle for the month of September. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

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  6. Artist extends photography exhibit to her Vashon home studioRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Andie Styner, who showed her photography in the exhibit "Eye of the Beholder" at The Hardware Store Restaurant last month, will open her Roobiblue Studio to "continue the experience." The studio is located at 9807 SW 216th St. and will be open 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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  7. Commissioned artist inspired by handsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    The Acoma Pueblo located west of Albuquerque is known for its intricately designed pottery, an art form dating back 1,200 years. On a recent visit to the pueblo, island photographer Kim Farrell fell in love with a certain piece of Acoma pottery but found inspiration in the hands that created it.

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  8. Local property valuations rise againRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Vashon property valuations have risen for the third straight year, according to the King County Assessor's Office, but they are still below the pre-recession levels. Last year island home values increased by nearly 7 percent, though individual properties vary.

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  9. Sheriff's office investigates harassment incidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    The King County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident that occurred about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23. According to King County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jason Stanley, a 22-year-old black male victim reported that he was walking home from work in downtown Vashon, when a vehicle swerved toward him as if to run him off the road. He said it later came back, and one of the passengers swung at him with a baseball bat.

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  10. Commissioned artist creates dolls inspired by other culturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Island artist Kathy Johnson became fascinated with dolls at an early age. Not the typical baby doll with a cherubic face or a Barbie doll sporting infamous body proportions.

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  11. Family business a labor of love for all involved with Sporty'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Nestled unassumingly between the pharmacy and The President of Me, Sporty's has been one of Vashon town's enduring businesses. And while it has never been named to any "top" or "best" lists, and may not be as well known off the island as some of its neighbors, the occasionally infamous establishment holds a special place in the hearts of many in the community.

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  12. Coyote reports rise, group aims to educate islandersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    When Angela Schonbok's favorite cat did not return to the family's north-end home after hunting voles one night recently, she knew something had gone terribly wrong. A few days later, Schonbok's fears were confirmed when she found the cat's collar in a patch of woods across the road.

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  13. a Little Night MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Last Thursday evening Ian Moore and his band mates drew the largest crowd in years to a Concerts in the Park show, with well over 400 people attending. The evening capped off with dancers from the audience joining Moore on stage for his encore song.

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  14. All-day music fest offers tunes for a good causeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    The Vashon Eagles will host an all-day benefit music festival, featuring a variety of teen and established musicians, this weekend. The event, the Chautaqua Music Festival, will run from 1 p.m. until midnight, with music beginning at 2 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to supporting the musical needs of underprivileged kids in the music programs at Chautauqua and McMurray, according to organizer Mike Dumovich.

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  15. Island nurse practitioner accepts position with Franciscan clinicRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Kimberly Valencia, who closed her practice at Vashon Women's Health Center in June, will begin working at the Franciscan Medical Clinic - Vashon this fall. "I am thrilled, I really am," Valencia said in a recent interview, adding she cares about this community and is happy that she can continue to serve it.

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  16. Theatre now licensed to sell beer, wineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Responding to more than a decade's worth of customer requests, the Vashon Theatre is now licensed to sell beer and wine full-time. Theatre owner Eileen Wolcott explained in an email that patrons had been asking for this for the last 12 years.

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  17. Judd Creek restoration project continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Last week, old trees found a new home when they were set in Judd Creek, where they will improve salmon habitat. The work, upstream from the intertidal area, is part of a joint project between King County and the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust.

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  18. Musicians with ties to Austin perform on VashonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Ian Moore and Bill Carter go way back. Before he moved to Vashon in the early 1990s, Moore lived in Austin, where he and Carter first met.

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  19. Vashon Pool to close after Labor DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Although the park district had intended to offer an extended swimming season this summer, district officials now plan to close the community pool after Labor Day, as in years past. The closing date for the pool had been set for Sept.

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  20. Recycling changes at transfer stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    Early this month the King County Solid Waste Division installed two new recycling compactors at Vashon's transfer station, in an effort to both reduce costs and broaden services. The compactors, which were installed Aug. 4 and opened to the public on Aug. 5, simplify the recycling process as all of the following may be placed into the compactors: flattened cardboard, paper, books, food boxes without liners, cartons , paper cups, shredded paper , aluminum and tin/steel cans, glass bottles and jars and the normally accepted plastic items.

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