The Vashon Loop
- New Public Art Unveiling at Open Space
The “Mural Project” began in the spring of 2020, when 21 local artists began work as part of the !Attention! Artists at Work jobs program created by Open Space for Arts and Community in partnership with Vashon Island Visual Artists (VIVA). The mural will be officially opened to the public on October 24th. The opening […]
- Register to vote for the new Council
The New Vashon Maury Island Community Council (VMICC) will be holding an election of its first board. The board will be made up of nine members, 7 of which will be elected by the public and the remaining two will be selected by the elected board. You may vote if you are a resident of […]
- Backyard Composting Workshop
Fall is a great time to start composting. Ideally, our tree leaves, grass clippings, and even food waste can all be turned into beneficial compost for our yards and gardens. Sounds easy, right? – but what are the various methods and where do you start? Zero Waste Vashon has created a video series featuring Island […]
- Rain and Mincemeat Reigns
When Mike and I were old enough, we had to sacrifice our bedroom above the kitchen and move to the basement. Molly got to stay upstairs, as I remember. Our big 12 cubic foot freezer was also in the basement and filled with one-half of a beef and all the game and fish we brought […]
- Tide’s Coming In
So I hear that people are having mental and emotional problems under the pressure of isolation, plague illness, losing their jobs, losing their homes, losing their loved ones, seeing wildfires making the sky an impenetrable fug of smoke that we have been warned not to breathe – and now Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. Rest […]
- Cooking Shortcuts
We all have times when we need to get a meal on the table in a hurry or with the least expenditure of energy. Spraining my ankle earlier this month brought that home to me. Here are some of the ways we created quick meals without stressing my injured foot. For instance, dinner last night […]
- In Praise of Peasantry
I imagine that most of us are feeling a good bit of anxiety right now as we head into an important and unique election that could decide the fate of both our democracy and life on this planet as we know it. The pandemic has now gotten us used to being completely incapable of predicting […]
- A Matter of Degree
“I can see by your coat, my friend You’re from the other side There’s just one thing I’ve got to know Can you tell me please, who won” From Wooden Ships- CSNY As I sit here trying to write this with quirky orange sunlight once again streaming in the window, I note that there are […]
- VIVA 3rd Annual Members Show Opening
Vashon Island Visual Artists’ (VIVA) annual show boasts participation of 100+ Vashon artists from their 300+ membership. This is an exciting exhibition that reflects the diversity of work and approach to art being created on Vashon Island. This year is the first time Vashon Center for the Arts has hosted the show. The tall atrium […]
- State Supreme Court strikes down $30 car-tab initiative
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Justices unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional. State Supreme Court strikes down $30 car-tab initiative Wire Service
- Cope with challenges in groups for parents and seniors
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Social isolation helps us preserve our physical health but it is not so good for our mental health. Cope with challenges in groups for parents and seniors Wire Ser …
- Schools reveal plans for limited in-person learning
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. But the plans will be put on hold if King County virus rates continue to rise in the weeks to come. Schools reveal plans for limited in-person learning Elizabeth S …
- Vashon’s case count rises, as travelers bring home the virus
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Five new cases of COVID-19 have now pushed Vashon’s total number of infections to 29. Vashon’s case count rises, as travelers bring home the virus Elizabeth Shephe …
- The Beachcomber picks up prizes in prestigious contest
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The newspaper won three awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. The Beachcomber picks up prizes in prestigious contest Wire Service
- Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Here’s what you need to know about Oct. 6 to Oct. 12. Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report Wire Service
- Island businesses take part in domestic violence awareness month
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Over 50 island businesses and organizations are dawning purple lights and “We Believe Survivors” signs Island businesses take part in domestic violence awareness m …
- County, bird watchers brace for a warming world
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A recent study suggests environmental issues can be foreshadowed by what is happening to birds. County, bird watchers brace for a warming world Paul Rowley
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
- Covid lockdown: Wales poised for decision on circuit-breaker
The Welsh Government is expected to announce its decision on a fire-break lockdown later.
- Covid-19: Italy tightens rules after coronavirus cases surge
PM Giuseppe Conte targets public gatherings, hospitality and recreation "to avoid a new lockdown".
- Brexit: Anglican archbishops issue Internal Markets Bill warning
The intervention comes as peers are due to debate the Internal Markets Bill for the first time.
- Coronavirus: The place in North America with no cases
Nunavut, in Canada's north, has managed to keep coronavirus out of its communities.
- Could cold water hold a clue to a dementia cure?
Swimmers at a London lido aid understanding of what cold does to the body.
- Bank of England boss: Best to 'act aggressively'
BoE governor Andrew Bailey said aggression rather than caution is best in the face of uncertainty.
- Endometriosis care needs urgent improvement, MPs say
The condition, which causes severe pain and heavy periods, takes eight years on average to be diagnosed.
- Coronavirus: People to get emergency help to pay energy bills
Ofgem will require suppliers to offer emergency credit and put people on 'realistic' repayment plans.