The Vashon Loop
- Savage/Love Olivia Pendergast Studio Sale
Vashon Center for the Arts Gallery will be showing works by former Vashon resident Olivia Pendergast, all at substantially discounted prices to raise funds for an art program she is heading in Kenya. Olivia says, “One part of the craziness of living abroad during a pandemic is that my belongings have been safely stored on […]
- Fiddle Heads and Bracken
Dogfish.. Ugly as they are, were once considered worthy of low level individual commercial fishing in the Sound. According to John’s grandfather, dogfish were actually canned and sold in the area during WWII under the name ‘Silver Cod’. Likely the only market for this was the Scandinavian stronghold of Winslow on Bainbridge. While dogfish are […]
- Requiem for a Contractor
In the late summer of 1975, a restaurant called Sound Food opened a couple of miles south of town on the Main Highway. The restaurant was funded by several partners, of whom the most visible was Frank Miller, who worked in the restaurant. Linda Miller, Frank’s wife, also worked there. She had long hair and […]
- A Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two
For a supper that includes the Valentine’s Day motifs of the color red and a heart shape, you might try a heart-shaped Salisbury steak. It comes to the table under a blanket of red sauce. The whole menu could be: Vegetable salad, Salisbury Steak, steamed brown rice, kale with garlic, ginger, and a sprinkle of […]
- Education is Key
If we are to “build back better” as President Biden claims he wants to do, we will have to take bold steps and invest a lot of resources to make the sustainable economy that we need. The transition we need to make will eliminate millions of jobs that would no longer be relevant, and create […]
- I See Dead People
You may be thinking that the title here is a bit old and dated and derivative, and you may be right. The thing is, I had been thinking about this general idea for the next verbal wandering for this column before the editor dropped his usual query about whether I had anything for this latest […]
- The Hopkins Pass Outhouse
One early morning, when the mist hung over the small lake, screaming and cursing came from the direction of the outhouse that Frank had asked me to build. I had found two trees not too far apart and proceeded to dig a four foot hole between them. For a seat, I lashed two pine poles […]
- Open Space for Arts and Community Expands Literary Program
Open Space for Arts and Community is expanding a new initiative to hire writers to create public art. “The Literary Project” is a literary flash fiction/prose poetry project by Island writers. The goal of the project is for participants to create individual works of fiction, forming a collection to be presented to the community and […]
We were all hurt by the insurrection at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 6. Honestly, I would like to ignore the seriousness of the situation. It is the time of year when I go out into the yard and tell the emerging bulbs, “Go back. You’re too early.” It is hard to think […]
- Black Lives Matter Action Week Comes To Vashon Schools
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Vashon Island School District continues to evolve its study of Black American history. Black Lives Matter Action Week Comes To Vashon Schools Wire Service
- GlucaFix Reviews: Real Weight Loss Pills or Scam Supplement?
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Studies show that over 95% of individuals who lose weight when dieting regain their initial weight in under three years. GlucaFix is a new weight loss formula that …
- Moving Forward, Into Community, at VCC
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. I speak for every staff person at VCC when I say that we are pent up with creative ideas. Moving Forward, Into Community, at VCC Wire Service
- Ghosts of Readers Past Can Haunt the Page of Old Books
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. There on this small sheet torn from a notebook was the echo of two lives lived long ago. Ghosts of Readers Past Can Haunt the Page of Old Books Wire Service
- There’s Work To Be Done On Vashon
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. True racial equity should be a daily practice in our town and in our schools. There’s Work To Be Done On Vashon Wire Service
- Mary Matsuda Gruenewald, Lauded Author and Nurse, Dies at 96
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A health care professional, activist, public speaker and author, she was revered by many on Vashon. Mary Matsuda Gruenewald, Lauded Author and Nurse, Dies at 96 El …
- Island Vaccine Availability Improving
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Here’s what you need to know about Feb. 16 to Feb. 22. Island Vaccine Availability Improving Wire Service
- Republican state senators make bid to get children back into classrooms
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Wilson, Braun among sponsors of Senate bill Republican state senators make bid to get children back into classrooms Steve Hunter
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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
- 'Vaccine passports': Will I need one for going out, work and travel?
The government is reviewing whether venues can ask for proof of vaccination or a negative test.
- Man Utd face AC Milan, Rangers take on Slavia Prague in Europa League last 16
Manchester United face AC Milan in the Europa League while Arsenal play Olympiakos, Tottenham get Dinamo Zagreb and Rangers draw Slavia Prague.
- Decreasing levels of coronavirus across the UK
Infection rates are continuing to decline, Office for National Statistics data shows.
- Amanda Staveley loses High Court fight with Barclays over damages
A businesswoman who sued Barclays for hundreds of millions has lost her case.
- Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country
Key maps and charts explaining how the virus has spread around the world.
- Biden takes first military action with strike on Iran-backed militias
The strike in Syria follows attacks on US personnel in Iraq and is Joe Biden's first military action.
- Covid vaccine: How many people in the UK have been vaccinated so far?
The logistics of vaccinating millions of people across the country, as more than 18 million people receive at least one dose.
- Over-40s next in line to get a Covid vaccine
Teachers and other occupations should not be prioritised in the next phase, say UK vaccine experts.