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  • VYFS Sponsors Summer Celebration to Honor Supporters
    Vashon Youth and Family Services will host a special Summer Celebration to honor members of the VYFS community who continue to give back to Vashon in a multitude of ways.  The event will be on Saturday, August 10 from 3-5pm at 6605 SW 240th Street, Vashon, WA 98070.   Please RSVP to www.vyfscelebration.bpt.me or by calling […]

  • Dinner with the Mustafa Family
    Summer in Syria is a time of plenty. The farm the Mustafas left behind is harvesting tomatoes and small squash, much of which will be dried for winter cooking. People are sleeping outside in the orchard or on the roof in summer, and cook over wood fires. I asked Mustafa “What is one of your […]

  • Primordial Goo
    If you are a regular reader of this column, you might have noticed that I like to spend time on my kitchen porch. It is my form of meditation. I sit there watching the trees sway in the breeze, and the birds duking it out over the suet cakes and the bird seed. It is […]

  • Open Borders
    Republicans try to scare voters away from Democrats by telling us that Democrats are for “open borders”—something the Democrats then strenuously deny.  It seems to me that a “knee-jerk” reaction to something usually means that an idea is rejected way before it arrives at the frontal cortex.  I think it deserves at least some consideration. […]

  • Running in the Tide
    The winter low tides come at night and in summer, they come at daybreak.  The stronger the pull of the moon, the lower the tide.  They say the tide is running when it’s coming into the harbor at a high rate; when waves appear; running along the beach. In Murden Cove, where John grew up […]

  • In Concert: Jami Sieber, Ferron, & Cris Williamson
    On Saturday, August 17, join us at Open Space for Arts & Community for a powerful night of women’s music featuring the iconic Jami Sieber, Ferron, and Cris Williamson. We’re absolutely thrilled to be hosting what’s sure to be a memorable night of soul-shaking tunes when this dynamic group of musicians/songwriters/composers grace our Grand Hall […]

  • Seal Pup Time
    At this time of year, we scan the water for newborn Harbor seals snuggling with their mothers. Occasionally, we hear the cries of baby seals, who sound much like human infants, bleating for their mamas. Harbor seal pups may haulout (come ashore) in the same place for several days or weeks at a time; this […]

  • Boy in the Bubble
    I don’t know where he came from and I don’t know where he went when he went home. I do know that he had a German accent and was good with woodworking tools. Whenever my parents had a small job, like a cabinet that needed creating or a formica-topped desk and fluorescent light combo for […]

  • Vashon Island Concert in the Parks
    Vashon Events and the Vashon Park District have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free outdoor concert series will begin on Thursday, August 1st and run through Thursday, August 29th. All concerts start at 7:00pm and are held in Ober Park on Vashon Island. Enjoy live […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Accusation of ‘unwelcome contact’ played role in VCA director exit
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. On Voice of Vashon, Kevin Hoffberg explained his abrupt resignation. Accusation of ‘unwelcome contact’ played role in VCA director exit Elizabeth Shepherd

  • Folk-pop luminary heads to arts center stage
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Shawn Mullins has forged his own creative path in a notable career spanning decades. Folk-pop luminary heads to arts center stage Paul Rowley

  • The march of violence
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. We are in a battle to make all people human in the eyes of each other again. The march of violence Wire Service

  • Let’s minimize our waste at events
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. We need to invest in more zero waste solutions for Strawberry Festival and other large events. Let’s minimize our waste at events Susan Riemer

  • Affordable housing: Community-based solution is possible
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. With respect, a few quick clarifications in response to Gordon Quinlan’s letter (“New development will provide decent, peaceful housing,” Aug. 1). Affordable housi …

  • Hospital district decision requires our attention
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Health care on the island has been financially fragile for decades. Hospital district decision requires our attention Wire Service

  • Scouts lend a hand
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Cub Scout Pack 275 recently made sack lunches and care packages for those in need. Scouts lend a hand Wire Service

  • Pride, perspective after world rowing competition
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. “I feel proud of everyone that competed … and for what we were able to throw down on the course.” Pride, perspective after world rowing competition Paul Rowley …

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/

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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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