The Vashon Loop

  • Unplugged at the Havurah Building on Vashon’s Westside
    Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians on the Westside Hwy near Colvos can’t miss the white building with blue trim and the prominent Star of David just under the gable.  However, what they may be missing is the building’s growing recognition in the music community as a perfect venue for acoustic music. The historic light-filled sanctuary has […]

  • Visions of Vashon and Beyond
    ‘Visions of Vashon and Beyond’ during March at Café Luna, is Richard Rogers’ first one person show on Vashon Island. His photos vividly illustrate just how much he loves to observe and share moments of natural beauty. Since moving from Miami to Vashon Island ‘temporarily’ in 1989, whales, deer, birds, flowers, gorgeous sunsets, majestic mountains, […]

  • Society of the Silver Cross & Loose Wing
    Society of the Silver Cross is led by husband and wife duo Joe Reineke and Karyn Gold-Reineke of Seattle’s famed recording studio Orbit Audio and includes Sebastian Brown Glad on bass and Tim Nurczyk on mellotron and shahi baaja. Society of the Silver Cross draw inspiration from their many trips to India, it’s rich musical […]

  • Selecting Seafood
    Seafood, so varied in flavor, price, ease of cooking, so  high in nutritional value (think Omega 3 fat) deserves a place on our menus at least once a week. Son Steve and I eat fish, shrimp, oysters, or clams more often than that. Here are some tips for selecting seafoods. Buy everything else on your […]

  • Snowmageddon in Retrospect
    A STANDING OVATION to the men and women who were out in the snow and ice repairing power lines, cutting up and moving trees and branches, clearing roads, finding and fixing broken water lines, and running generators. Everyone who was out in the worst of conditions taking care of the rest of us, THANK YOU, […]

  • Who Put Out the Lights?
    Who put out the lights on Vashon and Maury?  That’s what I’d like to know.  It was 4:30 in the morning when I heard the crash and it had nothing to do with the lights.  A 100 foot Maple had fallen from its stump across the creek and crashed into the side of my radio […]

  • Somebody Changed The Channel
    As I write this, there is no way of knowing whether or how much it will snow in the near future.  Right now, a week after the big dump, most of us are giving a big sigh of relief.  The roads are mostly clear, the power is mostly on, and the week ahead looks mostly […]

  • Vashon Community Care is a 5 Star building
    Vashon Community Care is now a 5 Star Community. VCC has been awarded a 5-star rating by the Center for Medicare Medicaid Services, a Federal oversight agency.  An experienced group of leaders and a dedicated staff that has made significant improvements over the last year has achieved this turnaround. As a result of VCC’s diligent […]

  • Sight.Seeing
    It is not snowing here at the moment, but that does not mean it will not be snowing again soon. In many ways, here could be just about anywhere, given where I have been to over the past few days. It all started with a nine hour drive through slush and blowing snow and I […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • United Methodist vote has churches’ future in question
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Congregations debate separation following gay-clergy, same-sex marriage ban. United Methodist vote has churches’ future in question Ashley Hiruko

  • Native American Voting Rights Act signed into law
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Non-traditional addresses can be used for voter registration on tribal lands Native American Voting Rights Act signed into law Wire Service

  • Having big families is negligent
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Overpopulation will cause destabilization. Having big families is negligent Wire Service

  • We must support the teachers
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Children in today’s world need support from those who are willing to be there for them. We must support the teachers Wire Service

  • Keep theater mural
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Mural musing Keep theater mural Wire Service

  • Henry was taken without ample notice
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. “I would like to inform the general readership about what really happened.” Henry was taken without ample notice Wire Service

  • State lawmakers seek permanent daylight saving time in Washington
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Senate and House are working toward compromise on two bills; voters could decide in November election State lawmakers seek permanent daylight saving time in Washin …

  • District-teacher contract negotiations warrant more transparency
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Several school districts around Washington are grappling with financial concerns now that there is a new education funding plan in place, which followed the landma …

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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