The Vashon Loop
- WSF temporarily reducing service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth
Washington State Ferries is temporarily reducing service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route beginning on Sunday, March 29 due to significant declines in ridership. The reductions are tentatively scheduled to last through April 25. In addition to the route operating on its two-boat schedule, the following daily sailings will be cancelled: 1:25 a.m. from Vashon to Fauntleroy 1:45 […]
- Crises and Opportunities
Well, it appears that the world turned upside down since the last issue. I’m sure we are all amazed at how quickly and how completely things can change due to the presence of something that most of us have as yet to personally see any evidence of—a mighty civilization laid low by the tiniest and […]
- Vashon Loop Delays Printing until April 2
Due to distribution issues during the Coved-19 outbreak the Vashon Loop will be out in print on April 2. The website is still being updated with relevant stories. Our website remains free to use for all. If you have information or a story for the Vashon Loop please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org At this time […]
- YFS is Continuing to Provide Essential Community Services During COVID-19 Crisis
As the Vashon Island community faces the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vashon Youth and Family Services continues to provide vital social services to the island community. VYFS programs have adapted how they operate to both meet the need of the community and to comply with all instructions from the CDC. One of VYFS’s biggest […]
- Local physicians explore COVID testing for Vashon residents
The Vashon Island’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has established a COVID Testing Steering Committee. The committee is exploring options for testing island residents for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Humans have no immunity and currently no medications are available. Vashon Island currently has no cases confirmed by Public Health – Seattle and King County […]
- 2020 Spring Fix-It Café Canceled
The Vashon Fix-It Café, dedicated to reducing waste and building community, scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 10am to 2pm at the Vashon Eagles Club has been canceled. As Vashonites shelter in place and take on home repairs and projects check out the Fix-It Café website at http://vashonfixit.com/. There you will find a number […]
- I’d Like to Talk About Something Else, But …
The last week or so, all the talk on radio and television has been about the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and the competition of Democratic would-be presidential candidates, who were dropping like flies. My philosophy is, when we have a Democratic candidate, I’ll vote for him. I will not […]
- The Time of Epiphanies
You know how it is when you look at a photograph or a painting that at first looks like nothing you can recognize and then, as if by magic, it all sorts itself out into something very familiar, and you wonder for a moment how such a minor adjustment in your brain can turn gibberish […]
- Goin Fishin
The sun is up and we are going fishing, sometimes with a pole and sometimes just a skinny willow branch with green cuttyhunk tied to the top of the six foot stick. Rolling or unrolling the stick made the line shorter or longer. For bottom fishing for cod, perch or sole, we used a pole […]
- Latest numbers: Washington COVID-19 outbreak by county
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. With links to official information. Latest numbers: Washington COVID-19 outbreak by county Wire Service
- Air ambulance collaboration needed more than ever
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. We must be stewards of our precious health care resources, including air ambulance programs. Air ambulance collaboration needed more than ever Wire Service
- Vashon Neighborcare clinic plans for COVID-19 testing
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. We are working to be able to care for the community in the safest way as soon as possible. Vashon Neighborcare clinic plans for COVID-19 testing Wire Service
- Support Ace Hardware, but stay aware if you’re ill
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. We, who are here to serve you, are, underneath it all, worried. Support Ace Hardware, but stay aware if you’re ill Wire Service
- Thank you, Vashon, for driving less
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. As my Dad used to say, “Life could be like this.” Thank you, Vashon, for driving less Wire Service
- Post office reveals worker’s COVID-19 diagnosis
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Island postal workers were quarantined for COVID-19 and returned to work this week. Post office reveals worker’s COVID-19 diagnosis Paul Rowley
- UW doctor offers answers about COVID-19
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Who should get tested? Who can get coronavirus? Staying at home key to stop spreading UW doctor offers answers about COVID-19 Wire Service
- Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. State officials say they had to be “creative” to obtain protective equipment in global demand. Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items …
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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