The Vashon Loop

  • Counseling Services Available for You at Vashon Youth and Family Services
    Vashon Youth and Family Services was started 42 years ago by an amazing group of civic-mind Islanders who perceived a deep need to provide social services to the Island. These services at VYFS included mental health counseling, social service support, and advice for things like housing, food, and other vital needs. Today, 42 years later, […]

  • Energy Elevators
    Tired out?  Brain fogged? Here’s what to eat when you’re feeling beat. Coffee and Danish are not the answer.  What the Danish people really eat for breakfast: Porridge made like their rye bread, thick and brown served up with butter or rich cream. At least that’s what my late husband’s Uncle Hans gave us for […]

  • Two Things on My Mind
    This week there are two things weighing on me, and I haven’t been able to settle on one for a column. When you write on a computer you don’t throw crumpled up pieces of paper on the floor, but that’s the kind of week it’s been. Ten years ago, after Rick’s kidneys failed, he had […]

  • Equal Rights
    Perhaps the only way we are going to move ahead with respecting the rest of nature is to convey legal rights.  Does that mean that my cat and the forest out the back door will now be legal persons?  Yes and no.  As Mari Margil explains in a piece I just read, there is more […]

  • Waiting for the Money to Roll In
    If you had enough hotels and houses, you didn’t worry about being in jail as it saved landing on someone’s property and having to pay a fine.  “Mom, Sean is cheating again,” Molly yelled down the stairs.  “He’s stealing my money.”  Mike and I would gang up on Molly and try to drive her out […]

  • Justice For You
    So, maybe you know the know the ad? There is this guy on the street with good hair and a suit- I have no idea how expensive it might be, the suit that is. He is walking along and then reaches for his cell phone and starts to talk. Wow, you are thinking, this guy […]

  • Joel Ross
    Chicago native Joel Ross has performed with historic and seasoned artists – Herbie Hancock, Louis Hayes, Christian McBride, and Stefon Harris – as well as with cutting-edge contemporaries like Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton, Jon Batiste and many more. Twice selected as a Thelonious Monk Institute National All-Star and a 2013 YoungArts Jazz Finalist – he’s […]

  • Abandoned
    2008. The Great Recession. No one’s hiring. Massive firings. Family homes suddenly vacant, in disrepair. Many stripped of fixtures or occupied by people in need. As debtors drowned, neighborhoods emptied. Amidst massive foreclosures, failing banks received a $12 trillion bail-out* and survived. The American Dream of affordable housing was dead. Many vacated spaces bore signs […]

  • Southern Residents Return
    The thwack-thwack-thwack vibrating through the floor and the open window at 2:45 AM on September 20 sounded similar to fireworks. Nashoba, Dog Genius, barked. I knew distinguished guests – our Kéet relatives – had arrived. We heard loud blows and even louder percussive activity: tail slapping, pectoral flipper slapping, and breaching as 28 endangered Southern […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Candidate’s answer on commissioner compensation is a ‘noble’ response
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Hosp. dist. commissioner candidate Wendy Noble said salary could get more qualified people in power Candidate’s answer on commissioner compensation is a ‘noble’ re …

  • What’s Happening Oct. 17 – 24
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Rebecca Albiani talks Frida Kahlo, Portland musicians land on Vashon, Flamenco is back, and more. What’s Happening Oct. 17 – 24 Wire Service

  • Jazz fans, rejoice: a virtuoso of vibes visits Vashon
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Joel Ross’s island performance is the latest stop on a busy tour of major West Coast jazz venues. Jazz fans, rejoice: a virtuoso of vibes visits Vashon Elizabeth S …

  • Islander launches shoe drive for migrants
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. “I help because I want to do the most good possible with the life I have been given.” Islander launches shoe drive for migrants Wire Service

  • County updating climate change strategy
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The plan sets a number of goals outlining King County’s actions on climate change. County updating climate change strategy Wire Service

  • Mustang boys and girls impress ahead of championship games
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Mustang boys captured first place; Pirate captain placed first in high school girls 5k race. Mustang boys and girls impress ahead of championship games Wire Servic …

  • Island Rowing Club wins medals over weekend
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. VIRC rowers medaled at more than a dozen events. Island Rowing Club wins medals over weekend Wire Service

  • VHS Pirates narrowly defeat Cascade Christian
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The team is now number one in the league. VHS Pirates narrowly defeat Cascade Christian Wire Service

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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