The Vashon Loop
- The Annual 5” x 5” Show is back!
VALISE is pleased to invite you to our Annual 5” x 5” show opening First Friday, November 6, 5-8pm! A resounding gallery of insightful, evocative, and often zany observations about our place in the universe and the relationships we engage in. You may wonder what can be depicted in such an exquisitely small area. Ponder […]
- Mukai Farm & Garden Introduces New Master Class Series
Mukai Farm & Garden has a new series of Mukai Master Class online experiences that encourage us to dig deeper into the food, culture and art of the Japanese and Asian American experience. The classes include showing how to make Japanese and Korean pickles, classic Japanese stitching, flower arranging, sumi-painting and even sake-making. Several authors […]
- “A Vashon Adventure through the Alphabet”
Island photographer and educator, Barbara Gustafson, has just released her newest children’s book entitled “A Vashon Adventure through the Alphabet.” Filled with colorful images of Vashon’s rural, unique, and iconic sights, this book is a feast for the eyes. As young readers move through the alphabet they are challenged to examine the details of each […]
- Many Treats, Few Tricks
Our Grandma Ollie was one of five daughters of a wheat farmer in the Palouse south of Spokane. Though she was married to a giant in the food distribution industry, she never shed the mischievous tricks that she and her sisters came up with, including the time she showed us a bloody finger she had […]
- American Fatigue Syndrome
We are having a rough time after all these months of the “new normal.” The pandemic, economic and housing struggles, and our racist chickens once more coming home to roost. I am calling it American Fatigue Syndrome at this point. There has been a lot of buzz on the internet and elsewhere about suicide prevention […]
- Life for the Pumpkin after Halloween
Were you lucky enough to find an edible pumpkin for your jack-o-lantern? If so, you can peel it, cut it into 1-inch squares, and steam it. When it’s very tender, puree it in a blender or food processor to a smooth pulp. Now you can turn it into Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Soup, or Pumpkin Pie. […]
- Pandemic Fatigue
Eight months is a long time for your life to be in upheaval to a greater or lesser extent. For people who have lost their job and/or have school-age children and/or have little in the way of financial reserves, this has been a really trying time. And that with only 3% of the people in […]
- Is That a Fact?
I will admit it, although I have no real good explanation for what I am admitting to. I can tell you that as a kid, I often woke up early on Saturday mornings. This led to a fair amount of free time spent in waiting for the Saturday morning cartoon shows to come on. As […]
- What to Do on November 3, Election Day — Walk Together at the Vashon Cemetery
Living with anxiety about COVID, addressing issues of institutional and personal racism and witnessing the vitriol of this election season have been a mighty challenge for just about all of us. The Vashon Conversation for Living about Dying team offers an antidote that is both beautiful and peaceful. Consider a quiet, slow walk in one […]
- King County settles $2 million dog bite lawsuit
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The county agreed to pay $100,000 after being sued after a 2016 K-9 unit arrest. King County settles $2 million dog bite lawsuit Aaron Kunkler
- Study: 65 plant species have gone extinct in U.S., Canada
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. More than 65 species of plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European colonization, according to a new study. Study: 65 plant species have gone ex …
- Inslee announces statewide COVID-19 exposure notification tool
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. WA Notify uses privacy-preserving technology to help stop the spread of disease Inslee announces statewide COVID-19 exposure notification tool Wire Service
- King County voter turnout hits record 86.6% in general election
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Previous record 85% in 2012 King County voter turnout hits record 86.6% in general election Wire Service
- Where to Buy the Best CBD Gummies for Sleep in 2020
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Working on getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best steps you can take to optimizing your health overall. Where to Buy the Best CBD Gummies for Sleep in 202 …
- Our Town: A Potter Takes a Winding Path to Find Her Passion
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Stephanie Marotta, born in Pennsylvania, was attracted to ceramics from the time she was a kid. Our Town: A Potter Takes a Winding Path to Find Her Passion Wire Se …
- Free Park Days in 2021 start in January
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state p …
- New Children’s Book Celebrates Vashon, From A to Z
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Author Barbara Gustafson once again has shared her love for her hometown. New Children’s Book Celebrates Vashon, From A to Z Elizabeth Shepherd
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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Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
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
- Trump pardons: US justice department unveils bribery inquiry
US prosecutors investigate claims that lobbyists sought a presidential pardon by offering kickbacks.
- UK approves Pfizer Covid vaccine for rollout next week
The first 800,000 doses will be available in the UK from next week, the health secretary says.
- Covid vaccine update: When will others be ready?
The Pfizer vaccine has been approved in the UK. How are the others doing?
- Covid vaccines: Who decides if they are safe?
Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.
- Trump inciting violence, warns Georgia election official
Gabriel Sterling cites intimidation and death threats to election workers in the battleground state.
- Covid: How will I get the coronavirus vaccine?
The Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine has been approved by the UK regulator – when will it be available?
- Adoption: 'One boy stood out to me – he's now my son'
John is one of a growing number of men embarking on fatherhood alone.
- Debenhams website overwhelmed as shoppers swoop on sales
The 242-year-old department store is offering discounts after it collapsed on Tuesday.