The Vashon Loop
- Community Service Area Town Hall Open House events
King County Local Services’ Community Service Area Town Hall Open House. Monday, Sept. 23, 7-9 p.m.; Vashon High School, 9600 SW 204th Street, Vashon These events give unincorporated King County residents a chance to meet with their local county government officials, learn about government services in their areas and talk about issues that affect their […]
- Katrina Spade, Founder of Human Composting, Coming to Vashon
Washington became the first state to legalize “human composting” on May 21, when Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law that will allow human bodies to be converted into soil in licensed facilities. On Thursday, September 19, 7:00 p.m., Katrina Spade, the innovative entrepreneur who created a system called “recomposition” that transforms human bodies into soil, […]
- Pickles for Health
My doctor told me I should eat pickles for the electrolytes and to help my digestion. Pickles? Really? I LOVE those sweet gherkins I buy at the grocery store and the pickles Mustafa makes! Almost every meal I’ve eaten with the Mustafa family includes pickled vegetables. So I did a little research. OK, I spent […]
- Requiescat in pace, Hugh Jones
Hugh Jones, the husband of Bruce Blakemore, has died. Bruce is the sister of an old friend, John Blakemore. John has lived in Australia for many years now with his Australian wife Julie. Before that John and Julie lived on the island for many years. Julie played and taught violin (still does), and John got […]
- R.I.P. Dear Friend
I have been preoccupied of late and am having trouble focusing on the next topic, so I decided to go with the flow. My oldest friend on Vashon, Bill Tobin, died on August 2. In April of 1971, Bill, Leslie Creed, Rodney Sakrison, and I moved into a beautiful house above the Cove Motel in […]
- Buzz Cuts and Curly Hair
“What wonderfully curly hair your children have,” a visitor from Seattle exclaimed, as she ran her fingers through my curly hair and made me cringe. Since my brother Mike was dark complexioned, a throw-back to the Spanish armada when it wrecked on the Irish coast, his hair was dark and straight, while Sister Molly’s curly […]
- True Colors
Vashon Events is hosting their second showcase of the year at the Open Space for Arts & Community in the Grand Hall! Enjoy island musicians and bands as they perform songs to celebrate the diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. All ages! Vashon Events […]
- Kristen Grainger & True North perform at Open Space
Join us for another exciting Vashon debut as Kristen Grainger & True North take the stage here at Open Space for Arts & Community! Americana quartet Kristen Grainger & True North is emerging as a Pacific Northwest powerhouse of intelligent, memorable songs, lush instrumental and vocal performances, with the crazy-good picking and harmonies of a […]
- Sneak Preview of Upcoming Film on the Citizen Uprising that Helped Stop the Vietnam War
First-time account of the youth-led resistance to a government in the wrong. Producers of the upcoming documentary The Boys Who Said NO! Draft Resistance and the Vietnam War will screen the fine cut of the nearly-completed film at a preview and fundraising event from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday, September 16, at Havurat Ee […]
- Classic car cruise coming up
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A treat for aficionados of all things automotive will take place on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15, when classic car collectors from the island and beyond rev their en …
- Islanders pay tribute to 9-11 victims on 18th anniversary
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A generation after the deadliest day on American soil took place, islanders paid tribute on Wednesday to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Isla …
- Passport to Pain to ride for another year
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Vashon Island Rowing Club (VIRC) is set to host its infamous Passport 2 Pain bicycle ride fundraiser beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Passport to Pain t …
- Stargazing: Space station, Jupiter and Saturn visible this month
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. By Christopher Phillips Stargazing: Space station, Jupiter and Saturn visible this month Wire Service
- Kids: Pick up a free light and wear it
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Lots of kids are off to school before the sun gets up and going home after activities when we drivers of cars can’t see too well. Kids: Pick up a free light and we …
- Pirate football season starts with defeat
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Vashon Pirates were at a serious disadvantage at their home season opener Friday night, but that did not stop them from making an admirable attempt at covering …
- Proposed refinery in Kalama should not be built
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The final environmental impact statement for the world’s largest fracked gas and methanol refinery proposed to be built in Kalama is inaccurate and misleading. It …
- VYFS seeks support
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Vashon Youth & Family Services is the quiet foundation supporting many lives — whether it’s new parents, the homeless, youth needing quality before/after schoo …
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
- Digging for Victory: Gardening in World War Two
A Royal Horticultural Society collection of family photos show gardening during World War Two
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- Algeria protests: how disinformation spread on social media
How social media became an information battleground for anti-government protesters and Algeria's rulers.
- Meet Me in the Bathroom: New York was 'a safe space for debauchery'
A new art show brings the influential noughties New York post-punk scene to life in all its filthy glory.
- Families fight against toxic dust from Italy's Ilva steelworks
A steel plant in Taranto moves to tackle pollution, but locals say it is too little, too late.
- Tech-savvy stamp collectors energise an old hobby
Technology is helping stamp collectors to share their passion and keep rogue operators at bay.
- ‘Having a visible difference won’t stop me travelling’
Despite experiencing some prejudice, Tulsi Vagjiani says she is determined to travel with an open mind.
- UK apology over 'inadvertent' Saudi military sales
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss tells a court a promise to halt export licences was broken.