The Vashon Loop
- 2021 Vashon Island Concerts in the Park
The Vashon Park District and Vashon Events have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free outdoor concert series will begin on Thursday, August 5th and run through Thursday, August 26th. All concerts will start at 7:30pm and are held in Ober Park on Vashon Island. This […]
- Island Historian Presents Talk on Mosquito Fleet
Island historian Jean Findlay will provide unique insight and information about Puget Sound’s historical steamboats during the Vashon Heritage Museum’s next monthly Museum Talk series “Stories of Our Mosquito Fleets,” taking place at 7:00 pm, on Thursday, August 12, on Zoom, for free. Findlay, a retired elementary school teacher, is a member of the museum’s […]
- Vashon Kids Beats COVID
Essential program serves families throughout COVID “I am an essential worker for King County,” explains a Vashon Kids mom, “Plain and simple, I would not have been able to keep my job if it weren’t for Vashon Kids. The VK team was awesome before COVID, but what they did to provide not just the enrichment […]
- The Five Fork Pancake And flaming marshmallow camping adventures
“Oh … look at that!” Seán exclaimed as he screeched to a stop and abruptly lurched off the road at the old Minglement. Thankfully, it was a ‘local’ behind us who forgave the somewhat erratic maneuver. “What’s up?” I said as Seán’s terrier jumped off my lap to leap over to Seán’s side and look […]
- AFOG: Another Foolish Opportunity for Growth
The experience of falling and breaking a vertebra has turned out to be a much bigger deal than I could have imagined. A few days of denial and agony at home, then a few days in the hospital – St. Anne’s, formerly Highline – and then three weeks in a rehabilitation facility. I am not […]
- This Dragon is Delicious!
In hot countries, hot dishes and spicy foods help people sweat, and thus cool off. Here, we rather like cold soups. Today, I give you a Chinese soup that’s served hot or tepid. My daughter Suzanna Leigh, whose inspirational motif is the dragon, gave me the name for it. We call it Dragon Soup because […]
- The Day the Earth Stood Still
The other night I finally got around to watching “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” I had intended to watch the original 1951 movie but saw that there was a remake in 2008 that I hadn’t seen, so I watched that. If you are unfamiliar, the original, which I saw as a kid, was a […]
“…And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!” Macbeth- Billy S. I decided to take the teevee plunge the other night and punched the square with the smiling A on it, and right at the top of the page that came up was a whole block dedicated […]
- 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 […]
- How chips define the evolving world order | Guest column
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Semiconductor chips are the new oil that the world can go to war over. How chips define the evolving world order | Guest column Wire Service
- State offers free at-home COVID-19 tests
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. You can order the tests through the state’s new online portal. State offers free at-home COVID-19 tests Henry Stewart-Wood
- My bold New Year’s resolutions – late, as usual | Whale
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. I was born late — exactly three weeks — despite my mother’s earnest efforts to speed the process along with various over-the-counter elixirs. My bold New Year’s re …
- Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Cartoon by Frank Shiers Cartoon by Frank Shiers Wire Service
- Kent Democratic Sen. Mona Das proposes 1% cut in state sales tax
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Starting in 2023; Republicans voice support for Senate Bill 5932 Kent Democratic Sen. Mona Das proposes 1% cut in state sales tax Steve Hunter
- Why is the janitor teaching math? | Shiers
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Cartoon by Frank Shiers Why is the janitor teaching math? | Shiers Wire Service
- For some state lawmakers, short session is all about re-election | Roegner
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Washington state Legislature opened on Jan. 10 against a backdrop of headlines saying “Caseloads push hospitals to limits” and stories of stressed out hospital …
- Non-profit sponsors study on how the pandemic impacted arts and culture in Puget Sound
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The study helped identify challenges faced by residents and cultural organizations in Washington Non-profit sponsors study on how the pandemic impacted arts and cu …
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/
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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
- Conservative minister resigns in anger over Covid fraud
Lord Agnew says the government had made "schoolboy errors" when handing fraudulent Covid loans.
- Russian invasion of Ukraine would be disastrous – PM
Boris Johnson says an invasion would be painful and bloody for Russia – but war is not inevitable.
- Covid travel tests to be axed in England for double vaccinated
The requirement for those arriving in England to take a test within 48 hours is to be scrapped.
- Heidelberg shooting: Gunman dead after injuring four
Police say the gunman in the university town of Heidelberg was acting alone and is now dead.
- Emmerdale and Coronation Street rescheduled in ITV shake-up
New slots for Coronation Street and Emmerdale are among the changes announced by the network.
- Julian Assange can ask Supreme Court to consider extradition case
The Wikileaks founder can petition the UK's highest court for a hearing, stalling his extradition to the US.
- NI rise must be scrapped to help families – David Davis
Payments to fund the NHS and social care will too much pressure on households, the veteran Tory MP says.
- Covid in Scotland: Easing of restrictions 'a significant moment'
For the first time since Boxing Day nightclubs can reopen and there are no capacity limits on large indoor events.