The Vashon Loop
- Ferry Stories
John and I were sitting in the front room of my quaint log cabin, on a cliff above outer Quartermaster, recalling ferry stories: when I remembered the “burnt out clutch.” We were pulling away from the Fauntleroy dock too fast. The last dolphin was just racing by the open ports on the main deck. Not […]
- Wild Veggies for Soups and Salads
The roadsides and the trails in the woods are lined with wild vegetables that the Indians who were on our beautiful island before us harvested and ate. We can enjoy them, too. My son Steve picked picked wild vegetables this sunny afternoon. He brought back lambs quarters and dandelion leaves and flowers for our supper […]
- Making Set Lists
In a world gone mad – well, not all the world, but a few people with power disproportionate to their ability to handle power – it is consoling to find something that has remained the same. What I have in mind is the making of set lists. Throughout childhood I sang songs accompanied by my […]
- My Dream
I had a dream last night that I had gotten busted for speeding. Neither the actual infraction nor any people were part of the dream. What I knew was that I had been doing 28 mph in a 25 mph zone. What bothered me greatly was that my punishment was three days in jail, one […]
- A Face in the Crowd
There is a feeling I get sometimes- fortunately it is one that does not recur on a regular basis. It is a feeling that seems to start with a physical reaction in the stomach- not so much a gut punch as a sensation that a black hole has suddenly formed down there in the middle […]
- Dance Party with The Van Redeker Band!
Get down with the Van Redeker Band on Friday, May 17th, 7:30 PM. Vashon’s popular dance band is preparing a new batch of groove-infused numbers especially for this party, with over a dozen songs presented at the Red Bike for the first time. Known for their energetic performance style, lush vocal harmonies and non-stop boogie […]
- Security Project at Open Space
“Expect the Unexpected” from the Security Project as they bring the timeless masterpieces of Peter Gabriel plus Genesis into the 21st Century Featuring Jerry Marotta, the drummer from Gabriel’s classic line-up (1977-1986), plus Trey Gunn from King Crimson, on a 10-string touch guitar. The addition of Happy Rhodes, with her 4-octave vocal range, fulfills the […]
According to the Surgeon General, one in every five Americans experiences a mental disorder in any given year and half of all Americans have such disorders at some time in their lives. One in ten children and youth has a serious mental illness condition. Do I have your attention here? In a desire to open […]
- History Contest Winners
Five hardworking and creative Chautauqua fourth and fifth graders walked away with top honors in the annual Heritage Museum history project contest. Prizes were awarded at a celebration last Friday (April 26) at the Museum. First place went to partners Abby Lillehaug and Ava Protzeller for their poster, “The Ferries.” The topic seemed to be […]
- Golf coach bestows end-of-season awards
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Awards included academic, tournament and player’s choice. Golf coach bestows end-of-season awards Wire Service
- Track sends three girls to State competition
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Will compete in respective events on Friday and Saturday. Track sends three girls to State competition Wire Service
- Soccer team heads to State semi-finals
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A win will put the Pirates into the finals at Sumner’s Sunset-Chevrolet stadium Saturday. Soccer team heads to State semi-finals Wire Service
- Rainbow Girls come to Vashon for an intimate show
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Californian folk trio meld love, self-reflection and social justice into their music. Rainbow Girls come to Vashon for an intimate show Elizabeth Shepherd
- Facing the rise of anti-semitism
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Remember and honor those whose lives have been lost or disrupted because of hatred Facing the rise of anti-semitism Wire Service
- A new film tells the ‘enormous’ story of The Gorge
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A Vashon screening is bookended by the film’s Seattle premiere at SIFF. A new film tells the ‘enormous’ story of The Gorge Elizabeth Shepherd
- A Flamenco artist returns to Vashon with new show
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Presentation will feature singer/percussionist Jose Moreno and guitarist Pedro Cortes. A Flamenco artist returns to Vashon with new show Wire Service
- Plan to attend meeting with WSF officials
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. This meeting will include a panel presentation and time for community comment. Plan to attend meeting with WSF officials 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
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- Newspaper headlines: 'The race is on' but is it 'turning toxic'?
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