The Vashon Loop

  • Kenny Alton on display at PSCCU
    I built my first altar in honor of my dog Blue after her passing and continued to create personal spiritual altars as gifts for friends and for showing.I feel that by creating a sacred space (temenos) helps keep the practice of gratitude and heartfelt consciousness consistent in one’s life.I use recycled materials and keep the […]

  • Please keep your baggage with you at all times
    In July, VALISE Gallery presents Baggage, an exhibit of VALISE artists that revisits the earliest days of the artist collective. In 2009, the Great Recession hit Vashon’s main street. As restaurants and shops closed, eleven artists fearlessly opened a gallery “dedicated to presenting subjects and media that are daring, unexpected and emergent.” The artists’ blog […]

  • Vashon Heritage Museum Wins 2021 AASLH Award of Excellence
    The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Vashon Heritage Museum is the recipient of an Award of Excellence for IN and OUT: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 76th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and […]

  • Rip Tide
    Sean and I were headed out to the marina dock to give a yearly bottom haul and cleaning to our little skiff we called “the Crabber.”  We optimistically still called it “the Crabber” in spite of cancelled seasons and poor yields when there was a season.  Every year we hauled it out, turned it over […]

  • Rehab – Day 18
    I greet you from Wesley homes, where I am safely ensconced during this heat wave. They have air conditioning, but even so, it’s warm. My house does not have air conditioning, but it tends to be cool because it is shaded by big trees. At least for the first two or three days of a […]

  • One Hot Dish for a Hot Day
    A quick curry supplies fuel for summer activities without heating up the kitchen and the cook while preparing it. The theory in Thailand and in the warmest provinces in China is that a spicy dish that makes you sweat has the net effect of helping you stay reasonably cool. If that doesn’t work, follow it […]

  • The Future is Here
    I’ve been trying to muster an interesting topic for this week, but it has been difficult to think in the heat.  It’s Sunday, June 27, and likely to be the hottest June day on record to date.  Tomorrow is another matter.  People have different sensitivities to heat.  For me, doing any physical work when it […]

  • Thermals
    I can’t remember for certain, but I think the first time I was made aware of warm, outdoor temperatures was at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. I t wasn’t because it was hot- I had grown up just forty miles north of New York City, and it had been hot during the summers […]

  • Drama Dock 45 Years Strong
    1976.  America’s Bicentennial.  Dancing Queen from Abba was #1.  A group of arts-minded neighbors on Vashon created a nonprofit called Drama Dock to bring quality stage presentations to our island. Forty-five years later, we celebrate the many accomplishments of our community’s longest running theatre organization.  Over the last nearly five decades, Drama Dock and its […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • U.S. Supreme Court: One right, one wrong | Roegner
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Here’s a tale of two United States Supreme Court decisions — one right and one wrong. Despite two clear examples of discrimination, the court ruled differently in …

  • Supreme Court rules officers can be compelled to testify about killings
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. In a joint lawsuit against King County, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the families of Charleena Lyles, Damarius Butts and Isaiah Obet, who w …

  • Face coverings again recommended for indoor public settings
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Regardless of vaccination status, says Public Health – Seattle & King County Face coverings again recommended for indoor public settings Wire Service

  • Firearm violence in King County on upward trend
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. King County prosecutors note a backlog in court cases, point to the pandemic as the reason why. Firearm violence in King County on upward trend Cameron Sheppard

  • StopWatt Reviews – Is Stop Watt Electricity Saving Device Legit or Scam?
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. While the price of electricity is steadily increasing with every year that passes, your budget becomes extremely thin. However, at least Nikola Tesla inspired some …

  • Best Natural Blood Sugar Support Supplements for Diabetics
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Sustained normal blood sugar levels are essential for good health. Best Natural Blood Sugar Support Supplements for Diabetics Wire Service

  • Local Swimmers Make a Splash as Official Competition Resumes
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The excitement was palpable when the athletes took their first official laps as members of the team. Local Swimmers Make a Splash as Official Competition Resumes W …

  • Vashon Chamber Presents a Strawberry Festival to Remember
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The festival was designed to be “for Vashon by Vashon” and led by a dedicated team of volunteers. Vashon Chamber Presents a Strawberry Festival to Remember Wire Se …

Find out when School Schedules change due to weather

Direct link to the Vashon School District Emergency Information – Snow/Weather Schedule changes page can be found here. http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=4288

Stay updated on most King County Schools here: Public Schools Emergency Communication System. www.schoolreport.org

South Sound and Kitsap School information can be found here: www.pugetinfo.net/

Vashon Weather, Forecast, Pass Report & Tide Table

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Vashon Be Prepared – Voice of Vashon – Update

Whenever something happens that you need to know about, we’ll get it out there for you. Stay tuned, Stay warm, stay safe, and stay tuned to VoV Standing By at 1650 am on your AM radio dial.

Do you know what to do? What would you do if your home were damaged so bad you could not stay there? How would you cope with the power being out for seven days or longer? How would you help your neighbor? Making sure that not only you are ready but so will your pets. www.VashonBePrepared.org

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