The Vashon Loop
- Something Warm from the Oven
One of the best things about winter, January in particular, is that now it’s cool enough for heating up the kitchen by baking something. We’re through making gingerbread men and gingerbread houses. We can bake something that goes with a simple supper, but with a little ingenuity make it special. Today’s recipe based is on […]
RiverBend is Paul Colwell, Peter Larsen, Chuck Roehm, Dave Lang, Dick Gordon and Mike Witmer. Paul is well known for playing many years with Island groups as well as Internationally with the “The Colwell Brothers” and the “Up with People” groups. Chuck & Peter, played for many years as part of the island band, “The […]
- Tess Mueller fundraiser
Benefit dance concert for Tess Mueller, former VCD dance alum who has been recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Tess has been an outstanding role model in the dance community on Vashon for many years and was a huge help and inspiration to the dance program. This showcase of a variety of dance works will […]
- My Ambition
There was a time when I stood five feet six and three-quarters inches tall. Never made that last quarter inch to five feet seven. Now they tell me I am five feet five inches. Once my hair was such a dark brown that people told me I had black hair. Now it is becoming more […]
- Sold-Out Concert Raises Funds for Local Nonprofit
Last fall, Open Space for Arts and Community hosted a successful benefit for LGBTQ+ youth. After the event, Open Space for Arts and Community donated $1,000 of the proceeds to DOVE, and used additional funds to benefit Open Space’s new youth center, ORBIT. DOVE is a nonprofit on Vashon that works to prevent domestic violence […]
- Thoughts for the Season
This is a column I wrote for this season in 2011. With some minor changes, it still says what I want to say. For thousands of years, the winter solstice and the return of the light has been celebrated in all religious traditions as evidence that faith and hope are warranted. I don’t profess an […]
- Sounds of “New Years”
I had just traded a black lab pup to Uncle Jerry for a Krag 30-40 rifle and was looking forward toward shooting it in the air as soon as the clock said it was midnight. It was common practice to celebrate the coming of the New Year by shooting in the air, for sound at […]
- 13th Annual Storytelling Festival
Vashon Wilderness Program sponsors a free family friendly event on January 26th at the Vashon Theater. Vashon Wilderness Program will host its 13th Annual Storytelling Festival on Sunday, January 26 at 1pm the Vashon Theatre on Vashon Island. This event is free for one and all and will feature nature-based stories – personal, mythic, and […]
- Moonlight Beachwalk
Friday January 10th will be a big night on the beach. That night, the low tide of the first full moon of 2020 will be met with points of light floating under the North-end ferry dock. Bioluminescence, a much more common phenomenon than one might expect, will likely be on display from a few species […]
- Recredentialed: Barriers face Washington’s immigrant, refugee professionals
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Even with degrees from abroad, it can be difficult for many to get certified in the state. Recredentialed: Barriers face Washington’s immigrant, refugee profession …
- Lawmakers propose sweeping regulations for vaping industry
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Bill supporters cite concerns over health issues and teen use. Lawmakers propose sweeping regulations for vaping industry Wire Service
- Democrats seek firearm training requirement for concealed carriers
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Republican senator calls proposal ‘unconstitutional.’ Democrats seek firearm training requirement for concealed carriers Wire Service
- Snohomish County man is first U.S. case of new coronavirus
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A man in his 30s was hospitalized in Everett after contracting the virus during a trip to China. Snohomish County man is first U.S. case of new coronavirus Wire Se …
- What’s Happening Jan. 23 – 30
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Shauna Ahern, concerts, talks and events, a “formidable belter” at Open Space, and more. What’s Happening Jan. 23 – 30 Wire Service
- Festival aims to turn Vashon into Celtic isle
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Admission to all festival activities is by donation at the door. Festival aims to turn Vashon into Celtic isle Elizabeth Shepherd
- Dancers wow on a quick visit to Vashon
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Members of dance company Whim W’Him held an open rehearsal in VCA’s Kay White Hall. Dancers wow on a quick visit to Vashon Elizabeth Shepherd
- Detective investigating Agren field vandalism
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Vandals drove a vehicle across the new sod at the field last month, causing significant damage. Detective investigating Agren field vandalism 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/
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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
- Varadkar: EU will have stronger team in trade talks with UK
The Irish PM warns the UK not to try for a "piecemeal" trade deal, saying the EU will not accept it.
- Passenger plane crashes in Afghanistan
An aircraft has crashed and caught fire in the eastern province of Ghazni, officials say.
- BBC red button protest ahead of switch-off
A petition organised by a charity for blind people asks for the BBC to roll back their decision.
- Gianna Bryant: Young basketball talent killed alongside father
The 13-year-old died in a helicopter crash in California that also killed her father, Kobe Bryant.
- Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 81 as China extends holiday
The new year holiday has been extended by three days, in an attempt to contain the outbreak.
- Kobe Bryant: US mourns basketball legend killed in helicopter crash
The star's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also among the nine killed in the helicopter crash.
- Duchess of Cambridge's 'personal' portraits of Holocaust survivors
Photos by the Duchess of Cambridge of two Holocaust survivors are published to mark its Memorial Day.
- Firms urged to crack down on office football chat
A management body says sports chat in the office can be a "gateway" to more laddish behaviour.