The Vashon Loop

  • Walking Tour Exhibit of Vashon Town
    Thirty-four interpretive photo panels depicting the history of Vashon buildings are being installed to create “Main Street Vashon” A Walk Through History, presented by the Vashon Heritage Museum and curated by Brian Brenno, opening on First Friday in August.  One panel will be displayed in each of the businesses in the original block of what […]

  • Mukai Farm & Garden Hires First Executive Director
    The Mukai Farm & Garden on Vashon Island has hired its first Executive Director, Tina Shattuck, an island dynamo in the arts and nonprofit community on the island and beyond. Shattuck has been a popular and successful event coordinator, fund raiser and has created several art and culture nonprofit organizations. Shattuck begins her part time […]

  • All Things Electrical, “Shocking”
    Bob Greg was my best friend in grade school.  We hunted flounder off their beach on Ridge Road, with a trident spear on a 10 foot pole and swung out over the bay on a 60 foot rope tied high in an old Madrona tree and dropped into the cold sound.  I think his father […]

  • Karens, Among Other Things
    Recently those of us who use social media have been treated to an onslaught of videos of mostly middle-aged white women being ridiculously racist, and the name “Karen” has been applied to these women. Now we have people who refuse to wear masks or do social distancing, people who insist that the Constitution states, “You […]

  • Household Hints, Part 1
    A little green book titled: Watkins Household Hints caught my eye. It;s copyright: 1941. I thought, Wow! almost 80  years old. (No, I didn’t write it.)Are any of these hints still useful?  Oh, yes. People still get stains on their clothes from fruit, coffee, tea, and wine, for instance. Here’s how you got rid of […]

  • Truth and Conspiracy
    This week, I give you an article by Jeff Krasno, edited for length.  I couldn’t have expressed this any better.  The whole essay will be, but is not yet, on his blog here: https://www.onecommune.com/blog. “On November 22, 1963, [a soap opera] is interrupted by a news flash concerning an incident in Dallas, Texas, with the […]

  • What’s in a name?
    Well, I did finish the minute movie talked about here last time, and if you like, it can be viewed here on the youtubes:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl9SGFmLG5M . Putting it together was a fascinating experience on a number of levels. First, there was the insight gained into the namesake of the climbing rose in my front yard- […]

  • “Facing Our Local Heroes”
    Last chance to see Pam Ingalls work at The Hardware Store. Pam Ingalls “Facing Our Local Heroes” Oil portraits of Vashon Islanders Who Make A Difference The Hardware Store Restaurant Gallery July 3rd-31st, 2020 More info on PamIngalls.com

  • First Friday Virtual Gallery Cruise
    Until we can get back to having the First Friday Gallery Cruise again, Vashon Events has been doing a Virtual First Friday Gallery Cruise. The next one is on Friday, July 3rd!  Stop by Camp Colvos Brewing and pick up some tasty food and beverages while you enjoy your virtual First Friday Gallery Cruise! Our […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • LA Fitness to reopen all locations Aug. 10
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Gyms will follow state guidelines LA Fitness to reopen all locations Aug. 10 Steve Hunter

  • What’s Happening Aug. 6 – 13
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Arts center joins joins ‘Remembrance Project,’ VALISE reopens for a gallery cruise, and more. What’s Happening Aug. 6 – 13 Wire Service

  • ‘No comment’ from Chase Bank after employees test positive for virus
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A spokesperson said Chase is looking “to ensure that the proper procedures were followed.” ‘No comment’ from Chase Bank after employees test positive for virus Wir …

  • Troubling trend underscores need for making good decisions
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Compared to many places, the number of island COVID-19 cases is low, but there was a surge in July. Troubling trend underscores need for making good decisions Wire …

  • Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Here’s what you need to know about July 28 to Aug. 3. Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports Wire Service

  • Virtual Insanity
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. There is no magic bullet, but we need to figure out an equitable way for our children to learn. Virtual Insanity Wire Service

  • Heritage Museum launches a walking tour exhibit
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The show consists of interpretative photo panels installed in the windows of 34 businesses. Heritage Museum launches a walking tour exhibit Elizabeth Shepherd

  • Restrictions clash with everyday life as pandemic rolls on
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Business community, weddings caught between COVID-19 and measures to protect against it. Restrictions clash with everyday life as pandemic rolls on 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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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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