The Vashon Loop
- Dorsal Drought Ends
The advent of December brought with it a refreshing end to our dorsal drought. Two killer whale ecotypes, Resident and Transient, visited Vashon-Maury waters at the start of the month. read more
- Ah, Youth
In 1966, after my first year of college, my parents and I had a disagreement which led to a parting of the ways. read more
- Find Some Great Birds on the Christmas Bird Count!
The Vashon-Maury Island Audubon Society is sponsoring the local Christmas Bird Count (CBC) again this year, and we’re looking forward to seeing some great birds. read more
No matter how you slice it, you do not drift, bask, bob or immerse oneself in forty nine degree water. In that sense, Scott Bonney got it totally right when he dubbed the recent day after Thanksgiving, Burton to Dockton harbor swim as the "Too Much Turkey/ Pilgrim Plunge". read more
- The Jeff Kanzler Band
First Friday at The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi, The Jeff Kanzler All-Star Band read more
- Alaska Native Art at Vashon Woodworkers on Island Studio Tour
This weekend, December 7 – 8, and the next, December 14 – 15, Tlingit artist Odin Lonning is at Vashon Woodworkers on Bank Road, Stop #6 on Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour. read more
- The Nutcracker
When the clock strikes midnight in the Nutcracker ballet, a world of fantasy and dreams leap onto the stage, with dancing mice and fairies and a mesmerizing parade of delicious sweets and candies. read more
- Progressive Foodies, Diabetics & Environmentalist Unite!
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with ‘incurable’ diabetes switching their diet and getting off insulin. read more
- Coping with The Season
Here we are again in the season of consumer frenzy. It is easy for most of us to heap scorn on the Black Friday shootings and fist fights in WalMarts and the like. read more
- Application submitted to grow marijuana at K2 building
An application has been submitted to the state to grow marijuana at the K2 building.
- Winterfest returns with tree lighting, parade
Vashon will kick off the holiday season this weekend with activities for all ages.
- Birder’s latest guide is a compendium of local avian life
Over the years, Vashon Island Audubon President Randy Smith has gotten phone calls from birders wondering how they could snag a copy of Ed Swan’s book, “The Birds of Vashon Island.” Printed in 2005, all 750 books sold quickly, and it was a rare day t …
- When fire strikes, many turn out to help islander
After a local farmer’s barn burned to the ground in a large fire that also destroyed thousands of dollars of tools and equipment, islanders turned out in droves to help the longtime Vashon man handle the scene left behind.
- Company applies to grow pot at K2
If an off-island company’s plans pan out, the K2 building could one day hold a large marijuana growing operation.
- Health center moves ahead under Franciscans
Five months after the Franciscan Health System took ownership of the Vashon Health Center, Franciscan representatives say that clinic upgrades are planned and a patient advisory council has formed, while some islanders continue to be concerned about …
- History of childhood trauma high on Vashon
A high number of parents on Vashon report they experienced multiple traumas as children, according to a statewide study, and are at an increased risk of chronic disease, mental illness and a host of societal problems — as well as the increased possib …
- Sudanese refugee has a home, a mission on Vashon
A journey that began when a family was torn apart by war has a chance to end with a homecoming and reunification, as a Vashon resident and Sudanese refugee is raising money to help return his surviving family members to their home village in South Su …
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- Marine 'devastated' at sentence
A former Royal Marine who murdered an insurgent in Afghanistan says he is "devastated" at being given a life sentence.
- Clear-up begins as people rehoused
Rhyl residents are rehoused after properties were flooded when streets were inundated with sea water caused by a storm surge.
- South Africa and world mourn Mandela
South Africans and world leaders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, who led the transition from white minority rule and has died aged 95.
- US jobless rate falls to 5-year low
The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in November as firms created 203,000 new jobs, latest figures show.
- The Loop: Brutal youth
Welcome to the Loop, the Magazine's weekly letters column, including the best of your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook.
- Prince visits Clutha tragedy scene
Prince Charles visits the scene where nine people died when a police helicopter crashed into a Glasgow pub.
- Marine jailed for Afghan murder
Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman has been sentenced to life in prison by a court martial for murdering an insurgent in Afghanistan.
- Russia and Ukraine seek partnership
The Ukrainian and Russian presidents hold surprise talks on a "strategic partnership treaty" a week after Ukraine shelved a key deal with the EU.