The Vashon Loop

  • 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 […]

  • Just Take One Bite
    “I loved my peas with honey.  I’ve loved them all my life.  The honey is kind of runny, but it keeps them on my knife.” Mike, our eighty-pound Labrador was snuffling under the table, looking for tidbits when Brother Mike dropped a handful of peas from his plate, lifting the tablecloth to make sure that […]

  • A Correction
    “Mr. Speaker, would it be in order to move that the article which has been read, be excluded from the Globe? It is absolutely disgraceful to the House of Representatives of the United States that we should have consumed so much time in listening to such balderdash and nonsense.”                                                                               Rep. Ebon Ingersoll (R.-Ill.) 20 March […]

  • One More Mile
    Road worn, but not weary, the latest incarnation of the blues band “One More Mile” includes talent from some of Vashon’s most celebrated musical groups.  Individually they have all performed on stages throughout the Northwest. Over the course of their varied careers, “One More Mile” band members have played many genres of music, while being […]

  • Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra
    The Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Music Directors Karin Choo and Justin Cole, will welcome violinist, Svend Rønning to join the orchestra for a wonderful program of Sibelius, Jerry Kracht and Tchaikovsky on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30pm at the Kay White Hall. Tickets are $5 for Student, $14 for VCA Member, […]

  • Demon in the Thicket: A Cautionary Tale
    The following message – the remnants of an old leather bound journal with the name “E. Harper” stamped on it – was found in a badly rusted metal container, uncovered as a field of blackberry thickets was being bulldozed on Maury Island. Few of the pages were legible, but this was pieced together with some […]

  • TALK on the Rock David Guterson
    David Guterson, Seattle novelist, short story writer, poet, journalist, and essayist, will be the featured speaker in the forthcoming Vashon Center for the Arts TALKS on the Rock series next Wednesday, November 6, at 7:00 pm. His appearance coincides with the publication of his latest book, Turn Around Time: A walking Poem for the Pacific […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Cast of ‘Footloose’ shines in crowd pleaser
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The production came complete with the full Broadway script and a rocking band. Cast of ‘Footloose’ shines in crowd pleaser Elizabeth Shepherd

  • ‘She Kills Monsters’ is a must-see
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Drama Dock’s latest production delivers high comedy and wrenchingly emotional character transitions. ‘She Kills Monsters’ is a must-see Elizabeth Shepherd

  • With ‘no alternative,’ beloved dock pushed further to brink
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The ailing dock will be closed to the public early next month. With ‘no alternative,’ beloved dock pushed further to brink Paul Rowley

  • BBRC finishes season with victories at regatta
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Podium finishes for team at the West Coast’s biggest autumn race, the Head of the Lake. BBRC finishes season with victories at regatta Wire Service

  • Vashon’s Japan Festivals
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The events have helped foster an awareness and appreciation of Japanese Americans on the island. Vashon’s Japan Festivals Wire Service

  • Joy of reading is the subject of latest ‘talk on the rock’
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Seattle broadcast personalities will talk about their mutual interest in “all things bookish.” Joy of reading is the subject of latest ‘talk on the rock’ Elizabeth …

  • “Eat My Shorts” delivers belly laughs and theatrical thrills
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The student cast of Eat My Shorts appears in several short plays on the Vashon High School stage. “Eat My Shorts” delivers belly laughs and theatrical thrills Wire …

  • Loyd Wheaton
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Loyd was a quiet, gentle man who worked hard and was proud of his labor. Loyd Wheaton Wire Service

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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