The Vashon Loop

  • Trim Ship; Don’t Rock the Boat
    Our last instructions from Papa Jim had been to carry the rowboat, “not to drag it; lest the barnacles and rocks tear up the bottom. “  Mike and I had a hold of the sides while Cousin Jim carried the bow.  “I can’t hold it,” Jim yelled and dropped the boat onto the rocks.  Just […]

  • What Do You Do with an Artichoke?
    In the Eiffel Tower near the bank of the River Seine, in the summer of 1957, I ate my first artichoke ever. It came to the table with a little bowl of melted butter and fresh lemon juice. Delicious and exotic! Our artichokes and their dipping sauce cost our family a dollar a serving, an […]

  • Tie Me Weltschmerz Down, Mate
    There was an election in Australia the other week. I have no understanding of Australian politics, so I read up on the subject. Their Liberal Party is conservative. The National Party, a smaller party, joined with the Liberal Party to form the Coalition, a group large enough to form a government. Australia has many parties, […]

  • Parsing It Out
    I’m wondering if you have noticed that the plants are flowering at different times this year.  The rhododendrons are usually pretty much done by the end of April, but this year, they are a little past full bloom toward the end of May.  On the other hand, I have seen flower buds on Himalayan blackberries […]

  • The Pat Reardon Band
    From various incarnations as neighbors & roommates in West Seattle during the 1990’s, these friends/musicians gelled and molded into who they are now: one groovaliciously synchopated unit. In the 20 years of jamming & laughing together – they’ve found the perfect pathways to roam through Pat’s eclectic array of originals. You’ll hear rock folk country […]

  • Ara Lee James and Beth Wood in Concert
    Debra Heesch and VCA are proud to present Ara Lee James and Beth Wood in concert. Texan-raised, Oregon-based singer-songwriter Beth Wood has won almost every major songwriting competition in the United States, and with 20 years of touring and 11 studio albums under her belt, she’s done. With anything that doesn’t bring her joy. So […]

  • Oh Brother
    A play, set as an audition for a fictional, future production on Vashon Island of Oh Brother Where Art Thou, featuring various island performers and their renditions of songs made famous in the soundtrack from the movie. Some of the arrangements are traditional to the soundtrack, others will be original arrangements. Dotted with foolery and […]

  • IN AND OUT: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island
    On Friday June 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Vashon Heritage Museum invites you to join us for the opening of its largest exhibit ever: IN AND OUT: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island. More than a year in the making, the exhibit explores the long, quiet history of LGBTQ people on Vashon Island – their […]

  • The Unknown Unknown
    I have not really felt like writing much of anything lately, mostly because I have been stuck pondering the question of “Why Bother?” This comes on the heels of contemplating the question of why we are here, any answer to which seems to leave me struggling in the ditch like the proverbial centipede who had […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Gael Varsi
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. During her time on Vashon, Gael was known for her skills at pruning fruit trees Gael Varsi Wire Service

  • Mary Lou Rohwer
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. She spent countless hours volunteering for the Vashon Heritage Museum. Mary Lou Rohwer Wire Service

  • Town hall draws state legislators, island progressives
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Healthcare, taxes, education and environment were discussed. Town hall draws state legislators, island progressives Paul Rowley

  • Duo brings poetry, power to upcoming performance
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Concert-goers can expect to hear music that is stirring, contemplative and topical. Duo brings poetry, power to upcoming performance Elizabeth Shepherd

  • Nonprofit for immigrant support seeks community help
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. I am hoping to drum up some community support for a project we have going with the immigrants stuck at the border. We will be out in front of Thriftway selling “in …

  • Meeting about housing project set for next week
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. County officials from the Department of Community and Human Services will attend. Meeting about housing project set for next week Paul Rowley

  • New editor needs support
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. I’m writing to welcome The Beachcomber’s new editor, Peggy Chapman, to our community. And, I’m inviting all on Vashon to support her as she gets her feet on Island …

  • Area Rotary district supports music program for people with dementia
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The popular Music Mends Minds will increase its reach Area Rotary district supports music program for people with dementia Susan Riemer

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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