The Vashon Loop
- The Sky and Eye
“Lift that cigar higher and take a big draw!” I said to Seán as we sat out on his Indian Point deck, waiting for the late April ‘pink’ super-moon to rise. His glowing cigar tip would look just like the moon images we saw as kids in homemade telescopes from ‘Things of Science’ or ‘Edmonds’ […]
- Big Fat Lies
When Trump was in the White House, I reached the point of feeling that a rock would cry out at the insanity going on. Some of my columns here were those rocky cries, expressing what I felt about watching the Republican party follow Donald Trump over a cliff and try to pull the country over […]
- Marj’s Home Remedies Part 2: Burns
Of course, your best bet is to avoid burns in the first place. I keep hot pads in the kitchen drawer next to the stove, and know from experience to use them. Burns, first degree: Red and painful Douse the heat. My remedy is to swing to the sink, run tepid (not cold ) water […]
- Market Madness
When it comes to real estate, we on Vashon, like the rest of the country, have a schizoid relationship. We seem to cheer on the rising property values as a sign of prosperity while at the same time worrying that housing prices are ever more unaffordable for a larger and larger segment of the community. […]
- The Big Lie
One of my go-to movies that I go to when I need to get away and don’t want any surprises is ‘Sneakers’ with Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, David Strathairn, Dan Akroyd, Mary McDonnell and others. I think what keeps me coming back to it is the band of misfits thing- and that they are able […]
- A Swamp Bottom Jamboree
Tickets are on sale now for A Swamp Bottom Jamboree, a fundraiser for Vashon Community Care. The event will be on June 5th at 7:30 PM. Ticket cost is $85 per person until May 17th and $100 a person after May 17th. They will be first come, first served and will be limited according Governor […]
George is a retired pharmacist living in Davis, California and a devout fan of John’s and my stories in the Loop. A friend for 60 years, George and I called ourselves “ski bums” and skied and taught skiing all over the western states and Austria. George made the U.S. Olympic luge team and raced with […]
- Wild things
The first earwig of summer showed up today. It scampered out from under my blood glucose testing kit and was scurrying across the kitchen table at earwig top speed when it met with misfortune: I got all medieval on its fanny and brushed it over the edge. Earwigs give me the willies, with those big […]
- Nuts: Magic foods for Longer Life
Researchers investigating nutritional values foods came up with a list of the 100 best. Walnuts were nearly at the top of the list, beaten out only by flax seeds as a source of omega-3 fats. In a 30-year study of 119,000 men and women, they found that the people who ate nuts seven times or […]
- Gambling Commission OKs pacts with tribes for sports betting
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Agreements with 15 tribes await approval by the governor and the feds. Gambling Commission OKs pacts with tribes for sports betting Wire Service
- Too Good To Go app aims to creatively reduce food waste
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Nearly 40 percent of all food goes to waste worldwide, according to compnay spokesperson. Too Good To Go app aims to creatively reduce food waste Cameron Sheppard
- Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses. Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts Cameron Shepp …
- Consti-Slim Reviews – Simple Promise Ingredients That Work?
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Consti-Slim™ is a new digestive support supplement designed to improve your digestion and relieve painful bowel movements. It uses a blend of natural ingredients t …
- InstaFrost Portable AC Reviews: Is Insta Frost Air Cooler Scam or Legit?
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Summer has begun, and we are facing the heat of it, quite literally. Furthermore, experts have stated that the summer we are facing this year is hotter than usual …
- Keto Advantage Keto Burn Reviews – Is Keto Burn Advantage Legit or Scam?
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The all-new Keto Advantage Keto Burn is marketed as the best solution for weight loss for millions of people who are struggling with losing weight. This product in …
- Once an “Odd Island Out,” Vashon Has Changed in 30 Years
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The island has changed, and yet in many ways remained the same, during the past three decades. Once an “Odd Island Out,” Vashon Has Changed in 30 Years Wire Servic …
- Air Fills Lungs as Runners Return for Island Ultramarathon
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The windy day did not deter the 10-mile and 50k (31 miles) runners from enjoying their day. Air Fills Lungs as Runners Return for Island Ultramarathon 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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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
- Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area?
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
- Covid: PM insists July unlocking will go ahead in England
But scientists warn a rise in deaths could derail the plan, and some MPs fear a further delay.
- Ex-BBC boss Tony Hall: Wrong not to sack Bashir after Diana interview
Former director general Tony Hall says of Martin Bashir: "We trusted him, and we… shouldn't have."
- Record rise in workers on payrolls in May
The number of people in payrolled jobs jumped by almost 200,000 in May as the jobs market continued to recover.
- 'Eating pork can lead to a false positive' – US runner blames burrito for four-year ban
Shelby Houlihan says she has been banned for four years after testing positive for a prohibited substance – which she blames on a burrito.
- Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?
The UK has reached an agreement with Australia – but what other deals have already been made?
- In The Heights: Lin-Manuel Miranda sorry for lack of Afro-Latinos
In The Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda says his film "fell short" in the diversity of its cast.
- UK and Australia in first post-Brexit trade deal
The pact – the first built from scratch since leaving the EU – includes Scotch whisky and biscuits.