The Vashon Loop

  • The Seventh Annual “Will Sing for Vashon”
    The holiday season is the perfect time to give the gift of charity to our Island nonprofits. For the seventh year, Vashon Events is hosting a “one call for all event” in which local musicians perform holiday songs to raise money for the Island’s nonprofit organizations. For the first time, the event will be presented […]

  • It’s Christmas! It’s Waterworks!
    If Waterworks signals the kickoff for your Christmas festivities, it’s time to party! Vashon Island Visual Artists begins its Holiday Studio Tour December 7/8 and 14/15 and Waterworks opens the tour with the Friday, December 6, Preview Party starting at 6 pm. Music, refreshments and art fill every nook and cranny of Waterworks this year […]

  • FOODS versus PAIN
    For a long time I spurned canola oil because, though it claim to be a source of Omega-3 fats, it doesn’t really have very much. It is a pretty good source of alpha linolenic acid (ALA}, needed by victims of gout and other forms of arthritis. Numbness in fingers and toes is also relieved by […]

  • Regrets I’ve Had a Few
    Don’t you hate it when you wake up for the usual reason in the middle of the night, and having completed your duty you go back to bed and you lie there in the dark while your brain starts bringing up things you regret? Things that make you cringe, and even writhe, with the memory? […]

  • Can’t Happen Here?
    A little parable: I don’t know who else to talk to but we’re both members of the Corps, and I think that you will keep quiet about this.  Remember when the Leader was first running for president?  His rudeness, racism, incompetence, and willful ignorance were already pretty obvious. We expected he would be laughed off […]

  • Wood Cutting and Selling
    John and I were going to cut up a madrona log off Pillsbury Road, South of Burton.  I was telling him about working for Bill Poderenko up the Yahk River valley in B.C., next to the border with Alberta.  Bill had a crew of five and we were working a small mill on a side […]

  • The Blessings of Beef
    Food writers have been steering us away from red  meats, our best food source of iron. Go too low on iron from your diet and you become anemic, always feeling tired and even depressed. The recommended daily amount of iron for children ages 1 to 10 is 10 milligrams; for teenage boys and adult men, […]

  • Radiation Therapy Ha Ha
    This morning I had two treats in my hand to give my dog, Marley. I made her sit and gave her one. Good dog. But then she saw that the second treat was bigger, and she spat the first one out. She looked at me soulfully, begging for the bigger treat. Which I gave to […]

  • Planning
    About 50 years ago, I got a bachelor’s degree in urban planning.  After a brief stint with the city of Chicago and then in the Peace Corps, I came to see a raw and ugly political side of planning within the auspices of a city government.  In the early 70’s, I rejected a career in […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • The arts are the gift that keeps giving in December
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Offerings include all-star performances, concerts, special exhibits and holiday sales. The arts are the gift that keeps giving in December Elizabeth Shepherd

  • Mona Lee Vollmer
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Mona Lee loved her family and was greatly loved in return. Mona Lee Vollmer Wire Service

  • A new rowing coach
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. VIRC’s Sarah Deal, 26, explains her approach to the sport A new rowing coach Wire Service

  • The news in brief
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Weather pushes back park project completion; road crews finish Dockton Seawall work early The news in brief Wire Service

  • Hospital District commissioners meet for first time
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. “It’s the first step in a long journey. We have an awful lot to do.” Hospital District commissioners meet for first time Kevin Opsahl

  • Health Care District board of commissioners meet
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The first meeting, held Dec. 4 at VCA, included changing the district’s name and job training Health Care District board of commissioners meet Kevin Opsahl

  • Wildfire response: State unveils funding legislation proposal
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Last year, Department of Natural Resources responded to record number of wildfires. Wildfire response: State unveils funding legislation proposal Aaron Kunkler

  • Van Redeker Band will play benefit once more for Land Trust
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Van Redeker Band performs original songs as well as songs by some of music’s greatest songwriters Van Redeker Band will play benefit once more for Land Trust W …

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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