The Vashon Loop
- 2021 Vashon Island Concerts in the Park
The Vashon Park District and Vashon Events 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 5th and run through Thursday, August 26th. All concerts will start at 7:30pm and are held in Ober Park on Vashon Island. This […]
- Island Historian Presents Talk on Mosquito Fleet
Island historian Jean Findlay will provide unique insight and information about Puget Sound’s historical steamboats during the Vashon Heritage Museum’s next monthly Museum Talk series “Stories of Our Mosquito Fleets,” taking place at 7:00 pm, on Thursday, August 12, on Zoom, for free. Findlay, a retired elementary school teacher, is a member of the museum’s […]
- Vashon Kids Beats COVID
Essential program serves families throughout COVID “I am an essential worker for King County,” explains a Vashon Kids mom, “Plain and simple, I would not have been able to keep my job if it weren’t for Vashon Kids. The VK team was awesome before COVID, but what they did to provide not just the enrichment […]
- The Five Fork Pancake And flaming marshmallow camping adventures
“Oh … look at that!” Seán exclaimed as he screeched to a stop and abruptly lurched off the road at the old Minglement. Thankfully, it was a ‘local’ behind us who forgave the somewhat erratic maneuver. “What’s up?” I said as Seán’s terrier jumped off my lap to leap over to Seán’s side and look […]
- AFOG: Another Foolish Opportunity for Growth
The experience of falling and breaking a vertebra has turned out to be a much bigger deal than I could have imagined. A few days of denial and agony at home, then a few days in the hospital – St. Anne’s, formerly Highline – and then three weeks in a rehabilitation facility. I am not […]
- This Dragon is Delicious!
In hot countries, hot dishes and spicy foods help people sweat, and thus cool off. Here, we rather like cold soups. Today, I give you a Chinese soup that’s served hot or tepid. My daughter Suzanna Leigh, whose inspirational motif is the dragon, gave me the name for it. We call it Dragon Soup because […]
- The Day the Earth Stood Still
The other night I finally got around to watching “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” I had intended to watch the original 1951 movie but saw that there was a remake in 2008 that I hadn’t seen, so I watched that. If you are unfamiliar, the original, which I saw as a kid, was a […]
“…And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!” Macbeth- Billy S. I decided to take the teevee plunge the other night and punched the square with the smiling A on it, and right at the top of the page that came up was a whole block dedicated […]
- Kenny Alton on display at PSCCU
I built my first altar in honor of my dog Blue after her passing and continued to create personal spiritual altars as gifts for friends and for showing.I feel that by creating a sacred space (temenos) helps keep the practice of gratitude and heartfelt consciousness consistent in one’s life.I use recycled materials and keep the […]
- Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination status
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. WA Verify is intended to make vaccine verification simpler and more efficient. Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination sta …
- Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Drivers and ferry riders could be in for long waits, depending on when they go. Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic Ben Watanabe
- It’s time to talk turkey about turkeys | Guest column
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. So how do you feel about turkeys? When I was 12 years old, turkey was not my favorite food. Since it was typically only served on Thanksgiving Day, I could deal wi …
- Editorial: Giving thanks as the holiday season arrives on Vashon
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Reflecting on what makes Vashon special as the holidays approach. Editorial: Giving thanks as the holiday season arrives on Vashon Wire Service
- Happenings | Nov. 25 to Dec. 2
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Thanksgiving at Eagles, ‘Shop Talk’ on sustainable consumption, new VoV show on learning disabilities Happenings | Nov. 25 to Dec. 2 Wire Service
- COMMENTARY: Love on the other side of complexity
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Leaning in on love, in times of environmental, social, economic, and political upheaval. COMMENTARY: Love on the other side of complexity Wire Service
- Community Council update: Nov. 15 meeting
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Motions and discussion on building codes, response to racist graffiti, affordable housing crisis Community Council update: Nov. 15 meeting Wire Service
- Kay White Hall briefly closes, following staff’s exposure
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A few VCA activities were curtailed because staff members were in quarantine. Kay White Hall briefly closes, following staff’s exposure Elizabeth Shepherd
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: Israel to impose travel ban for foreigners over new variant
Travellers from all countries will be banned from entering Israel for 14 days, local media report.
- New Covid variant: Is the government going far enough on Omicron?
The new variant's genetic profile has raised concerns, but there's a shortage of real-world data.
- All-party groups: Calls for stronger anti-lobbying rules for MPs
MPs face tighter rules on second jobs – but what about lobbying through all-party groups?
- The Papers: Mandatory masks and moving memories of Channel migrants
Most of today's papers report on new Covid restrictions, after first cases of Omicron were detected.
- Covid: South Africa 'punished' for detecting new Omicron variant
South Africa should be praised for discovering Omicron, not hit with travel bans, its officials say.
- Covid vaccine: Can US troops be punished for refusing the jabs?
The US military has said that America's 2.1 million soldiers and sailors must all get the vaccine.
- Nigerian celebrities Simi and Chigul expose sexism in music and Nollywood
Singer Simi and Nollywood's Chigul tell the BBC about the cultural hurdles female stars face.
- 'Why do you like Shah Rukh Khan?'
The Bollywood superstar's female fandom rests not on love but on economics, according to a new book.