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 […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • 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

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