The Vashon Loop

  • Virtual Pride Parade
    Following on the success of the Vashon Heritage Museum’s exhibit IN AND OUT: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island, a number of Island organizations are planning virtual events for Pride month, June 2020.  The exhibit was to have closed June 5, but because of COVID-19, it will extend most likely into early 2021. The Museum will […]

  • Library Offers Curbside Service
    The King County Library System (KCLS) is pleased to add two new services to select library locations during the COVID-19 closures, including book returns and Curbside to Go. Visit kcls.org/reopening for more information on KCLS’ multiphase plan to expand services, and contact Ask KCLS with questions. “We are excited to be offering Curbside to Go,” […]

  • Metro Bus Service Returns
    Some previously reduced Metro service is being restored on Monday, June 22. Routes   118, 119 will resume service. King County Water Taxi Vashon and West Seattle routes will resume their Winter schedule on Monday. Transit riders are encouraged to check media sources for news updates and to sign up for Transit Alerts to receive information […]

  • Kids Smoking and Other Bad Habits
    Everyone smoked in the 1950’s, or, so it seemed.  Our Grandma Ollie smoked chesterfields and when her feet hit the ground in the morning, she would sit on the edge of her bed in a coughing fit, and reach for her cigarettes.  Both Mom and Dad smoked; though Dad not as much and it seemed […]

  • Interesting Times
    Remember that old Chinese curse? “May you live in interesting times.” The curse is working. A lot of people are feeling despair over all that is happening – the pandemic and the pressure of being in isolation for so many weeks; the rise of white supremacist neo-Nazis; the murder (lynching) of black people by the […]

  • Boost Your Immunity
    Our immune systems have been severely stressed during these many weeks of the novel coronavirus. Fortunately our island has a wide moat and the ferry has room for social distancing. Most of us have been hunkered down in our own homes waiting for the pandemic to go away,  or at least for Gilead or some […]

  • Inequality
    As we engage our “nineteenth nervous breakdown,” courtesy of Officer Chauvin’s casual murder of George Floyd, I begin to think that somebody or something is trying to tell us something.  As a result of deep-seated racial prejudice, a climate crisis, a pandemic, an economy in ruins, democracy in mortal danger, and general religious, ethnic, and […]

  • Discovery
    There was an active advertising campaign by a certain car company at a time now many years passed, that was geared to urge Americans to “See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet”. It was the Chevrolet that was cast as the gleaming chariot that would carry anyone willing to buy into the Chevy dream straight out […]

  • Class of 2020 Senior Parade
    A car parade honoring the Vashon High School Class of 2020 graduating Seniors, Saturday, June 13th, 4:00pm – 5:00pm (At 6pm the VHS Virtual graduation commencement will launch on YouTube) Parade starting point is at The Harbor School 15920 Vashon Hwy SW. It will be led by a school bus and the principal and vice […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Governor doubles down on mask rules
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Inslee: Starting July 7, businesses do not serve those who do not wear a mask Governor doubles down on mask rules Wire Service

  • Norene Reich
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. She was known for her sunny, positive outlook on life, devotion to her loved ones, and terrific wit. Norene Reich Wire Service

  • Jolene Lamb
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. She passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020, at her home due to health complications. Jolene Lamb Wire Service

  • Will Gerrior
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. It was clear that he never met a stranger. Will Gerrior Wire Service

  • Louis Frederic Kutscher
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Lou loved creating a home for his family. Louis Frederic Kutscher Wire Service

  • Lee Whitecar (Devin Lee Orion)
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. He will be missed profoundly. Lee Whitecar (Devin Lee Orion) Wire Service

  • Summer vehicle travel projected to decrease this year
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Traffic this summer will likely be lighter across Washington state than previous years. Summer vehicle travel projected to decrease this year Wire Service

  • Politicians get pay raises, state workers get furloughs
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A citizens panel approved the hikes in 2019. Unable to rescind them, lawmakers look to donate their extra earnings. Politicians get pay raises, state workers get f …

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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