The Vashon Loop

  • Casper Babypants
    Caspar Babypants is the alter ego of Chris Ballew, whom many parents will recognize as the twice Grammy-nominated songwriter and lead singer of the ‘90s Seattle alt-rock group The Presidents of the United States of America.  With catchy and simple sing-along music geared towards children and their adults, Caspar is a perennial favorite at VCA!  […]

  • Roosevelt Jazz Band
    The Roosevelt Jazz Band is one of five jazz ensembles at Seattle’s Roosevelt High School. Lead by Director Scott Brown, the band performs throughout the Pacific Northwest, competing in jazz festivals and raising funds for the school’s jazz program at many events, including the annual Starbucks-sponsored “Hot Java Cool Jazz” concert featuring the area’s top […]

  • Pom! Pom! Pom! Gingerbread Drummers Play
    These cookie drummer boys are full of wholegrain goodness and have lower Glycemic Index numbers than cookies made with only wheat flour. Using half gluten-free and half all-purpose flour makes their dough more elastic, thus easier to roll out, than using all gluten free flours. If gluten is a problem for anyone in your family, […]

  • Oh, Crap, Grief Again
    In my last column I invited you to google Micah 6:8 from the Hebrew scriptures. Just in case you didn’t, here it is: “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, and to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?” […]

  • The Season
    This is a Christmas column I wrote six years ago and it still conveys what I want to say. We all recognize, if not celebrate, the darkest time of the year and the returning of the light. The early Christians set the birth of Christ at this time to replace the pagan Roman holiday of […]

  • Vashon Progressive Alliance Endorsement of Initiative 1000
    I-1000 is a statewide initiative to the Washington Legislature promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion for women, minorities, people with disabilities, and honorably discharged veterans in public employment, education, and contracting, by reinstating Affirmative Action for government entities. Diversity is America’s greatest asset, yet, since the passage of I-200 in 1998, Washington State has been prohibited […]

  • Dalco Pass Shuffle
    Throughout November and December, our imperiled Kéet relatives gave us something to be thankful for: their continued, blessed existence. In a flurry of November visits, Southern Residents (SRKW) foraged intensively on Chum and Blackmouth salmon. Two-leggeds stood spellbound on the shore, astounded by the surface active, socializing rituals of 41 SRKW in East Passage. Gregarious […]

  • The Jazz Guy’s 400th Show Airs on KVSH
    “Hey hey, hi hi It’s Bill Wood The Jazz Guy”.  That’s the signature line Bill has used to begin every one of his shows broadcast on Voice Of Vashon since 1999. And The Jazz Guy’s Show #400 will be aired Christmas Eve on the Voice of Vashon. Show 400, subtitled Together Again, brings back some […]

  • Comedy Night at the Bike
    Join us Friday, December 21st, 8:00 pm, at The Red Bicycle Bistro and Bar for an all-star lineup of Vashon’s most celebrated comics home for the holidays. The event is hosted by the always-exceptional, clever and ever ornery-eyed Jim Ferrell. Jim will kick off the show and shepherd us through what is sure to be […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Redesigning Vashon for the next century
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. We must think outside the box like we have never done before. Redesigning Vashon for the next century Wire Service

  • What’s Happening Jan. 17 – 24
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Music, art, storytelling and “travels with the self.” What’s Happening Jan. 17 – 24 Wire Service

  • Tickets are on sale now for The Posies Duo show
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The band celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2018 and the re-release of several classic albums. Tickets are on sale now for The Posies Duo show Wire Service

  • Pirates are a team both on and off the court
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. In the first two possessions against University Prep Saturday night, the Vashon Pirates got passes to players under the basket for easy shots. UPrep had to take an …

  • Trump’s wall: An environmental disaster
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Despite Sunday’s spring-like temperatures and sunny skies, a crowd of people attended The Land Trust’s second Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Like last year, the fi …

  • Workshop offers household preparedness tips
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Speakers will cover a wide range of topics Workshop offers household preparedness tips Susan Riemer

  • IFCH welcomes new president
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The council works with islanders who are homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless IFCH welcomes new president Susan Riemer

  • Lawyer to discuss immigrant rights
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Matter will tell stories of her personal experience with asylum-seeking refugees and others Lawyer to discuss immigrant rights Susan Riemer

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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