The Vashon Loop
- Island Legends: The 3 a.m. Boat
A couple of weeks ago, Dona Bradley, Michael Shapiro, and I went over to Gig Harbor on a Tuesday night to play at an open mike that is run by Thea Wescott at a place called the Markee. read more
- Something Special from India
People from India are noted for their high intelligence, for which they credit turmeric. It’s the spice that gives Indian dishes their yellow color. The intricate blend of other spices gives Indian cooking it’s mysterious and delicious flavor. Most gourmet cooks believe that, if a dish contains coconut in any form read more
- Lucia di Lammermoor
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles Caught between family honor and the man she loves, Lucia makes a choice that plunges her into a dark world of revenge and insanity. read more
- The Van Redeker Band
If you were on the dance floor the night of The Van Redeker Band’s electrifying Red Bike show in June, you know you’ll want to be there again as the group returns for another evening of Rock ‘n Roll love. read more
- A Soldier Boy Hears the Distant Guns- Christopher Gaynor: a Vietnam Experience
From 1967 to 1968, Chris Gaynor was a soldier “in country” in the Vietnam war. While there, he took pictures and wrote letters home. Through some of these photos and through letters he both wrote and received from home, he tells of his experiences during the war, and ties those experiences to the group known as the Vashon 12, the twelve Vashon sons who were lost to the Vietnam war. read more
- Vashon Opera Season 9: 3 Events!
For Vashon Opera’s Ninth Season, the company will be presenting 3 events: Lucia di Lammermoor, Tenor Limmie Pulliam in Concert, and The Magic Flute. read more
- Re-Entry: Life After Incarceration
Re-Entry: Life After Incarceration, will take place, Sunday, September 24th, 4- 6 pm, at the Land Trust Building, Bank Road, Vashon. Doors open at 3:45. Admission by donation, $10-$20/person suggested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. read more
- Bread for Circuses
I get about a hundred emails every day. I screen them for communications from people I know, but I end up deleting about 95 percent of them. I have learned to screen quickly, so I don’t waste half my morning doing it. I’ve considered unsubscribing to them, but there are so many, it would take a day or more to do it. read more
- Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route reduced to two-boat schedule starting, Thursday Aug. 31
During a scheduled inspection early this morning, Washington State Ferries maintenance crews on the Hyak discovered a problem with a vessel service generator, which provides electricity to the boat. Based on the inspection, crews decided to replace the generator immediately. read more
- Two islanders help fight area wildfires
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. As wildfires burned throughout the Northwest this summer, two islanders were among the thousands of firefighters on the front lines combatting them. Two islanders …
- Leatrice (Lea) Ann Lundin Hamilton
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Leatrice (Lea) Ann Lundin Hamilton went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 12, 2017. She was 92. Leatrice (Lea) Ann Lundin Hamilton Wire Service
- VHS football team still looking for first win
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Vashon Island High School varsity football team continues to struggle in the early season and suffered another brutal loss at home last Friday against the Lion …
- Islander heading to Red Bull Art of Motion competition for second time
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. At 20 years old, islander Nate Weston is already a sponsored parkour and freerunning athlete who has traveled to Greece and China for competitions, and will soon a …
- VISD begins incentive program for special-ed teachers amid shortage
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Given a state-wide shortage of special-education teachers, the Vashon school district and teachers’ union have authorized an incentive program, in which the distri …
- EDITORIAL: Lawmakers should not be exempt from records requests
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Recall earlier this summer when the Legislature passed its $43.7 million operating budget — as well as its latest spending plan to address the state’s K-12 educati …
- School district, Queer Spectrum Alliance create timeline for all-gender bathrooms
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Come January, Vashon High School will have more gender-neutral bathrooms, and outreach will begin in December to educate parents, teachers and students about the a …
- More than one year after discussion began, school board approves racial equity policy
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Vashon school board last Thursday approved a racial equity policy that officially states the district’s commitment to eliminating factors within its control th …
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
Sunday 09/24 0%
Partly cloudy. High 68F. Winds light and variable.
Monday 09/25 50%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with showers at times. High 62F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Tuesday 09/26 10%
Mostly cloudy early, then afternoon sunshine. High around 70F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 09/27 10%
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 73F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 09/28 10%
Sunny skies. High 79F. Winds light and variable.
Friday 09/29 20%
Partly to mostly cloudy. High 71F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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
- Trump NFL row: Sports stars round on US president
Leading US sports stars attack the president for "offensive" comments about players who protest.
- Meghan Markle attends as Prince Harry launches Invictus Games
Prince Harry's girlfriend joins the opening ceremony as he pays tribute to injured service personnel.
- HMS Ocean helps hurricane-hit British Virgin Islands
HMS Ocean arrives in the British Virgin Islands to help those affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
- Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes 'cut herself daily'
Dame Kelly Holmes won gold in the 800m and 1,500m in Athens in 2004, but had suffered with injury.
- Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term as voting begins
Chancellor Angela Merkel eyes another term with the right-wing AfD seeking a breakthrough.
- Luke Campbell: Jorge Linares wins WBA lightweight title fight
Britain's Luke Campbell loses his WBA lightweight title fight to Jorge Linares on a split decision in Inglewood, California.
- The Ashes: Pick your England squad for the tour of Australia
Who do you think should be in England's squad for the tour of Australia? Pick your team and share it with your friends.
- The Papers: Cabinet 'all-out war' over Brexit
The debate over Brexit in both the Conservative and Labour parties dominates the Sunday papers.