The Vashon Loop

  • Bean-Hole-Beans
    There is nothing more fragrant than the steam from an open pit of bean-hole-beans drifting thru camp. There were three gold colored cans in the pit and each weighed 30 pounds loaded. They were used to pack frozen strawberries in before the scouts got them. It took two or three Boy Scouts with shovels to […]

  • Resurrection for Dummies
    It is now the Easter season in the Western Christian church. Eastern/Orthodox Christians will not observe Easter until May 7. They are still in Lent. You do know that Easter is the re-named pagan spring celebration called Eostre, that was co-opted by Christianity, right? Once the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great became Christian, he propagated […]

  • Where the Antioxidants Are
    Antioxidants stop free radicals from trashing your immune system. They help you stay younger longer, and free of inflammation, infection, heart disease, and cancer. You get these miracle nutrients in fresh vegetables and fresh fruits. For maximum nutrition, look for whole bunches: heads of lettuce, heads of broccoli, whole carrots, etc. The pre-washed, torn-up salad […]

  • The Roasterie
    PBS (public TV) repeats a ten-minute filler in between each fifty-minute program.  It changes every week or so, and last week you may have seen that they featured Vashon Island for its stellar vaccination achievement.  The first background shot was, of course, the Vashon Pharmacy, but the second, for no particular reason other than quaintness, […]

  • Circle Game
    It’s been about a year now, because the ranunculus are blooming again. There are, indeed,  other ways of marking the passage of years. I usually write in my rain log when the tree frogs begin their nighttime chorus. They were late this year. Generally I think of Valentine’s Day as a rough marker for when […]

  • Sound of Metal One Night Only
    Blackgammon was a band comprised of Louise “Lou” and Ruben, who traveled across the United States with their form of rock. A genre that, in time, began to degrade Ruben’s hearing. Which, with being a former heroin addict, matching Lou being a former cutter, not only had the potential to rock their refrain from self-harm […]

  • Parents – It’s Time To Enroll Fall 2021 Kindergarteners
    Kindergarten 2021-22 holds the promise of full days in person with eager teachers and boisterous classmates. That first day in school is sure to be an indelible memory, filled with play and friendship. If your child will be five by September 1, now is the time to enroll them in kindergarten at Chautauqua Elementary School […]

  • Second Time Around
    “You see that cruiser out there with the big bow wave and huge wake,” I asked John.  We were out on my deck, drinking single malt and smoking Dominican cigars, while we passed each other singular non-sequesters.  “Dad would say that he’s pushing too much water which he equated with poor boat design.” John’s response […]

  • Second Amendment Rights (and Wrongs)
    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This is the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights. Conservative Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger on the Second Amendment: “The Gun Lobby’s interpretation of the Second […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • What’s Happening May 6 – 13
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Live music and more for Mother’s Day weekend, auditions for shows coming up, and more. What’s Happening May 6 – 13 Wire Service

  • No appointments needed for vaccine shots at Safeway, Albertsons
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Walk-in customers welcome at pharmacies No appointments needed for vaccine shots at Safeway, Albertsons Wire Service

  • New laws will tax the rich, offer aid to low-income workers
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Inslee signs bill creating capital gains tax; foes are challenging it in court as unconstitutional. New laws will tax the rich, offer aid to low-income workers Wir …

  • SpectroSeal Reviews: Does It Work as Super Glue Alternative?
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. In many instances, things break all the time. However, most people throw away broken things, ending their use prematurely. What if you could repair a damaged item …

  • PreMaxPro Review: Safe Prebiotics and Probiotics Supplement?
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Good health is wealth. Today, nothing is as expensive as good health. According to a survey earlier this year, millions of Americans will become bankrupt if hospit …

  • Cathy Burger
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Cathy was a free spirit who was kind to everyone she met. Cathy Burger Wire Service

  • King County positive COVID cases are beginning to fall
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The number of positive COVID-19 cases in King County is beginning to fall after a fourth wave began in March. King County positive COVID cases are beginning to fal …

  • Pandemic pause: King County remains in Phase 3
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. No Washington state counties will be rolling back their phase under the state’s Roadmap to Recovery plan following an announcement on May 4 by Gov. Jay Inslee. Pan …

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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