The Vashon Loop

  • Savage/Love Olivia Pendergast Studio Sale
    Vashon Center for the Arts Gallery will be showing works by former Vashon resident Olivia Pendergast, all at substantially discounted prices to raise funds for an art program she is heading in Kenya. Olivia says, “One part of the craziness of living abroad during a pandemic is that my belongings have been safely stored on […]

  • Fiddle Heads and Bracken
    Dogfish.. Ugly as they are, were once considered worthy of low level individual commercial fishing in the Sound. According to John’s grandfather, dogfish were actually canned and sold in the area during WWII under the name ‘Silver Cod’.   Likely the only market for this was the Scandinavian stronghold of Winslow on Bainbridge. While dogfish are […]

  • Requiem for a Contractor
    In the late summer of 1975, a restaurant called Sound Food opened a couple of miles south of town on the Main Highway. The restaurant was funded by several partners, of whom the most visible was Frank Miller, who worked in the restaurant. Linda Miller, Frank’s wife, also worked there. She had long hair and […]

  • A Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two
    For a supper that includes the Valentine’s Day motifs of the color red and a heart shape, you might try a heart-shaped Salisbury steak. It comes to the table under a blanket of red sauce.  The whole menu could be:  Vegetable salad, Salisbury Steak, steamed brown rice, kale with garlic, ginger, and a sprinkle of […]

  • Education is Key
    If we are to “build back better” as President Biden claims he wants to do, we will have to take bold steps and invest a lot of resources to make the sustainable economy that we need.  The transition we need to make will eliminate millions of jobs that would no longer be relevant, and create […]

  • I See Dead People
    You may be thinking that the title here is a bit old and dated and derivative, and you may be right. The thing is, I had been thinking about this general idea for the next verbal wandering for this column before the editor dropped his usual query about whether I had anything for this latest […]

  • The Hopkins Pass Outhouse
    One early morning, when the mist hung over the small lake, screaming and cursing came from the direction of the outhouse that Frank had asked me to build.  I had found two trees not too far apart and proceeded to dig a four foot hole between them.  For a seat, I lashed two pine poles […]

  • Open Space for Arts and Community Expands Literary Program
    Open Space for Arts and Community is expanding 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 and […]

  • Relief
    We were all hurt by the insurrection at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 6. Honestly, I would like to ignore the seriousness of the situation. It is the time of year when I go out into the yard and tell the emerging bulbs, “Go back. You’re too early.” It is hard to think […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Black Lives Matter Action Week Comes To Vashon Schools
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Vashon Island School District continues to evolve its study of Black American history. Black Lives Matter Action Week Comes To Vashon Schools Wire Service

  • GlucaFix Reviews: Real Weight Loss Pills or Scam Supplement?
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Studies show that over 95% of individuals who lose weight when dieting regain their initial weight in under three years. GlucaFix is a new weight loss formula that …

  • Moving Forward, Into Community, at VCC
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. I speak for every staff person at VCC when I say that we are pent up with creative ideas. Moving Forward, Into Community, at VCC Wire Service

  • Ghosts of Readers Past Can Haunt the Page of Old Books
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. There on this small sheet torn from a notebook was the echo of two lives lived long ago. Ghosts of Readers Past Can Haunt the Page of Old Books Wire Service

  • There’s Work To Be Done On Vashon
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. True racial equity should be a daily practice in our town and in our schools. There’s Work To Be Done On Vashon Wire Service

  • Mary Matsuda Gruenewald, Lauded Author and Nurse, Dies at 96
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A health care professional, activist, public speaker and author, she was revered by many on Vashon. Mary Matsuda Gruenewald, Lauded Author and Nurse, Dies at 96 El …

  • Island Vaccine Availability Improving
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Here’s what you need to know about Feb. 16 to Feb. 22. Island Vaccine Availability Improving Wire Service

  • Republican state senators make bid to get children back into classrooms
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Wilson, Braun among sponsors of Senate bill Republican state senators make bid to get children back into classrooms Steve Hunter

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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