The Vashon Loop

  • Open Space for Arts and Community Announces Literary Project
    Open Space for Arts and Community announced a new initiative to hire writers to create public art. “The Literary Project” is a literary flash fiction/prose poetry project by Island writers. The goal of the project is for participants to create individual works of fiction, forming a collection to be presented to the community. Eligible island […]

  • A Catnip Christmas
    “Mom, the boys are eating all the popcorn,” as Mike and I grabbed another handful and ran from the room.  “If you boys can’t behave, you’re going outside, do you hear?” Mom yelled from the kitchen.   We were supposed to be helping Molly string popcorn for the Christmas tree, which we had gotten from our […]

  • 2020: Variations on Journal Entries
    It was impossible to get 2020 into 800 words. Get comfortable. March 3, 2020 – Everyone is in a panic about the coronavirus now that there are deaths in the US. The first deaths are here in King County, at a nursing home in Kirkland. Today is Super Tuesday, a day when several states have […]

  • Pom! Pom! Pom! Gingerbread Drummers Play
    These cookie drummer boys are full of wholegrain goodness and have lower Glycemic Index numbers than cookies made with only wheat flour. Using half gluten-free and half all-purpose flour makes their dough more elastic, thus easier to roll out, than using all gluten free flours. If gluten is a problem for anyone in your family, […]

  • Silent Night
    Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright.   This Christmas carol is a Christian interpretation of the far older import of the darkest time of the year, the winter solstice.  I don’t intend to dishonor this Christian holiday, but to put it into the natural context in which it was placed.  It is […]

  • Stop/Motion
    Back in the day, when I was aspiring to be a garden photographer, I found myself holding my breath a lot. In part I found there was a practical reason of sorts for doing that, even though in the end the lack of breathing did not have any real impact on the final outcome. It […]

  • Taylor Made
    Mike Kennedy and I stepped back as the door to the teacher’s lounge opened and great clouds of blue smoke uttered forth.  The outline of Mr. McLaughlin appeared bigger than life as Mike and I winced from the stale cigarette smoke that was hurting our eyes.  “Mr. McLaughlin, could we have the keys to the […]

  • Trumpster Fire
    Remember when Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and Donald Trump won the electoral vote? Remember how his supporters told us, “You lost. Get over it.” Has anyone said, “You lost, get over it,” to Trump believers since Joe Biden was elected president? They probably would not see the irony. Or the hypocrisy. I come […]

  • Turkey Revisited
    This column will reach you a bit too late for presenting ideas for stuffing a turkey, but just in time for ideas on what to do about the leftover meaty carcass. First, I pick off all the meat bits the Thanksgiving feasters left on it. I freeze them in plastic packets. Then I break the […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • King County reports record numbers of drug overdose deaths
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Preliminary toxicology testing shows most overdose victims used multiple types of drugs. King County reports record numbers of drug overdose deaths Cameron Sheppar …

  • Governor Inslee: We are going forward toward a ‘new normal’
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. At the start of an historic third term, the governor is charting a course out of the pandemic. Governor Inslee: We are going forward toward a ‘new normal’ Wire Ser …

  • MLK Day Offers Opportunities for Healing and Insight
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The event could not be more timely in light of current events. MLK Day Offers Opportunities for Healing and Insight Elizabeth Shepherd

  • Local Leading Man Is Recalled for His Talent and Kindness
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Marshall Murray, an actor known for his virtuoso performances in local theater productions, has died Local Leading Man Is Recalled for His Talent and Kindness Eliz …

  • Morning Scramble Show Celebrates a Milestone
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Co-hosts Michael Whitmore and Shelley Hanna can be heard at 101.9fm, KVSH or streamed live online. Morning Scramble Show Celebrates a Milestone Wire Service

  • Powerhouse Singer Julia Harris Next up on VashonLIVE
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. American Songwriter Magazine praised Francis’ music, also comparing her to 1970s icon Janis Joplin. Powerhouse Singer Julia Harris Next up on VashonLIVE Wire Servi …

  • Islanders Respond to Unrest At Capitol, Closer To Home
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. After a mob attack at the nation’s Capitol, members of Vashon’s Backbone Campaign went into action. Islanders Respond to Unrest At Capitol, Closer To Home Paul Row …

  • Firmest Timetable Yet Released For Next Vaccine Round
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Here’s what you need to know about Jan. 5 to Jan. 11. Firmest Timetable Yet Released For Next Vaccine Round 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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Extended Forcast and more Current Weather Conditions on the New Weather Page

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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