The Vashon Loop
- Wheeling and Dealing
One of the roustabouts yelled at me from the other side of the ring where we were busy breaking down the merry-go-round, part of the Peach Festival. “Betcha twenty-five cents that you can’t pick up the spindle,” Shorty shouted. One of the roustabouts yelled at me from the other side of the ring where we were busy breaking down the merry-go-round, part of the Peach Festival. read more
- Please Tell Me It’s the Tipping Point
Looky here: I grew up on a farm. There was a gun rack on the wall in the hallway outside my bedroom door. It held a .22 rifle, a .30-.30 rifle, and a single-barrel shotgun. The gun rack was always locked. read more
- To Go Somewhere Else
It would have been a lot easier and way cheaper just to crack open a book. There would have been the same four walls and the random insistence of poking dog noses and the cat that likes to remind you that he is there by finding a small patch of bare skin to test the sharpness of his claws on while you’re not looking. But there is also the tale of the curative catharsis that one can achieve by changing one’s regularly scheduled scenery. read more
- Voting As If It Mattered
When we talk about the scourge of money in politics, we are generally talking about large contributions that drown out the importance and influence of small donations. The disproportionate share of campaign donations by the big donors has meant that, barring really significant public unrest, elected officials naturally consider their interest above ours. read more
- Delicious Lenten Foods
The six weeks of Lent feature fasting from animal foods, but not from good eating, and not from good nutrition. A yummy pairing of grains and beans creates complete protein and a helping of magnesium in a dish to satisfy an artist’s eye. Magnesium is a mineral that the average. read more
- Rise Up & Read!
Rise Up & Read was initiated one year ago by the Harbor School & Carpe Diem Race Equity Focus Group. It was created for children in kindergarten through 5th grade to inspire curiosity, social justice and race equity through cultural literacy and fun. Rise Up & Read book reading events are free to attend and open to the public – all are welcom read more
- Transportation budget would invest in Washington ferry system
A supplemental transportation budget passed by the state Senate on Feb. 23 would make a large investment in Washington’s ferry system, particularly in the 34th District. The House’s supplemental transportation budget proposal also includes this funding. read more
- All Artists VIVA Meeting at Open Space
For over 25 years, the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour (VIAST) has treated the Island to Studio Tour twice each year. Recently, to bring all the visual artists of Vashon under one roof whether Studio Tour participants or not, the Board of VIAST voted to change the name of the organization to Vashon Island Visual Artists (VIVA) read more
- New Food Bank Hours Starting March 6th
In Fall 2017, the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank began asking our customers how we can better serve them. Our Director Robbie Rohr worked with Food Bank staff to host survey events such as focus groups, customer appreciation dinners, and more so we could collect your feedback. read more
- Dorothy J. Johnson
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. 1924-2017 Dorothy J. Johnson Wire Service
- Vashon tractors have a long history of work — and play — on the island
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Tractors have always been an important part of Vashon. The use of tractors on the island has changed as the island transformed from a largely agricultural-based ec …
- LETTER: New clinic phone system is not an improvement
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Did you know we can no longer call our Neighborcare (ironic name, eh?) clinic directly? LETTER: New clinic phone system is not an improvement Wire Service
- Youth dancers perform original works
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Five years ago, Vashon Center for Dance launched a stand-alone performance of unique works by young island dancers and choreographers. Called “Original Works,” the …
- A pie for PIE on Pi day
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. On International Pi Day, March 14, Vashon Sheepdog Classic director Maggi McClure dropped by to see Partners in Education (PIE) Co-President Jenna Riggs, presentin …
- Singer songwriter’s CD nominated for national award
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. It was Christmas two years ago when island musician Abigail Sloane received a present that changed her life. Unbeknownst to the 24 year-old singer-songwriter, her …
- Beachcomber welcomes new reporter
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. This year, March brings not just the welcome warmth and color of spring, but also a new voice to the island as The Beachcomber welcomed Paul Rowley to its staff on …
- Veteren blues performers play at Red Bike
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. One More Mile, a blues band that over the years has changed players but always remained committed to the roots of blues, will play a show at the Red Bike at 8:30 p …
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
Puget Sound Tide Tables
3 Tide tables for Vashon
National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
Wednesday 03/21 90%
Rain. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Thursday 03/22 90%
Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 46F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Friday 03/23 50%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 47F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday 03/24 10%
Mostly cloudy skies. High 51F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 03/25 20%
Partly cloudy skies. High 51F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 03/26 10%
Mostly cloudy. High 53F. Winds light and variable.
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
- Brexit: EU leaders set to discuss transition agreement
The 27 leaders are expected to sign off the terms of a transition agreement after the UK leaves.
- Newspaper headlines: Brexit passports and police 999 calls
The Daily Telegraph reports a European firm could make blue British passports after Brexit.
- Facebook's Zuckerberg admits mistakes over Cambridge Analytica
Mark Zuckerberg promises changes will be made following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
- Rugby World Cup 2019: Spain's players described as 'hooligans' after Belgium defeat
Spain's players acted like "hooligans" after missing out a World Cup place, says the Romanian Rugby Federation president.
- 'Serious fire' at hotel in Dublin
There is a serious fire at a hotel in the Ballymun area of Dublin.
- Miami Open: Serena Williams knocked out in first round by Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams is knocked out of the Miami Open in the first round by Naomi Osaka as she continues her return from maternity leave.
- Manchester United apply to have professional women's team
Premier League side Manchester United apply to have a professional women's team for the 2018-19 season.
- Putin 'will use World Cup like Hitler's Olympics'
Boris Johnson says Moscow's "glorying" in the event sickens him, as he seeks fan safety reassurances.