The Vashon Loop
- A Catholic Dog Tag
The hair went up on the back of my neck when the mean old guy grabbed my scapular medal by the chain around my neck. A scapular is a Catholic dog tag and I was 12 years old and naked to the waist, as it was hot and I had just finished Mrs. Anderson’s lawn. read more
- To Go Somewhere Else
When I woke up this morning looking through the bars, I was reminded of the first time I ever spent any time in jail. It was a long time ago, and it was the only time I’ve been in jail- once was enough. The bars I just recently was looking through, however, were those of a dog crate we’ve set up in the living room. read more
- The Lasses & Kathryn Claire
Portland, OR based musician, Kathryn Claire, met Margot Merah and Sophie Janna (Amsterdam based folk-duo, The Lasses) at a singing session in Amsterdam in 2013. Sharing a love for harmony singing and story-telling through music, they soon realized that together they could deliver both heartfelt ballads and foot-stomping songs with equal measures of joy and musicality. read more
- Publish The Quest
Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force, is coming home to Vashon on 4/20. read more
- The Makerspace
About eight years ago, Steve Graham handed me, and a few others, copies of the Transition Town Handbook in hopes that we might do something with it while he was off on a trip of many months. read more
- News from Drama Dock:
Spring play, “All in the Timing” opens April 20 – Auditions set for Summer play, “Noises Off!” “All in the Timing,” a critically-acclaimed series of six one-act plays by David Ives, deals with the paradoxes and absurdities of life. read more
- Apostrophes, Commas, and Steller’s Jays
It is March 24, 2018 as I write, and all over our country and on Vashon Island people have come out for the March for Our Lives, a protest asking that we have sensible gun laws and regulations in our country, and that automatic weapons and assault rifles not be sold, and that politicians and people in general snap out of it and realize that the second amendment does not protect anyone’s right to own those guns. read more
- Think Easter Eggs
You’ll read this column on the brink of Easter. If you have kids, you’ll be boiling eggs and dying or decorating eggs for Easter baskets. You’d think everybody knows how to make a perfectly boiled egg, but no! My son Steve, after many tries, still has not quite grasped the technique of cooking and cooling an egg read more
- Exhibit on Vashon Japanese American History
“Joy and Heartache” Traces History of Japanese Americans on Vashon from 1900 to Present Day. the Vashon Heritage Museum will feature an exhibit that traces the evolution of the Japanese American presence on Vashon Island. The exhibit addresses the early immigration of Japanese to Vashon in the early 20th Century read more
- King County Council passes renter protections bill
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The legislation is intended to prevent landlords from discriminating based on the source of a prospective tenant’s income. King County Council passes renter protec …
- Caspar Babypants will play at Chautauqua
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Well-known musician Caspar Babypants will bring his raucous kids’ tunes to Vashon at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, thanks to sponsorship from Vashon Youth and Family S …
- Arts briefs for April 18-25
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. What’s Happening Arts briefs for April 18-25 Wire Service
- Queen of Katwe comes to Vashon
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. International chess champion Phiona Mutesi was on Vashon on Saturday, where she simultaneously played 21 players of all ages at the Vashon Library. The results: Sh …
- Vashon Wilderness Program will hold fundraiser at Camp Burton
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Vashon Wilderness Program will host “Mammal Mania,” its 2018 fundraiser extravaganza, at 5 p.m. Saturday April 21, at the Camp Burton Conference Center on Vash …
- Drama Dock brings short plays to life
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. All in the Timing brings original wit, thoughtful satire to the stage Drama Dock brings short plays to life Wire Service
- Chorale to peform ‘Legacy — Imprinting a Past for a Future.’
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Vashon Island Chorale, under the director of conductor Gary Cannon, will present “Legacy — Imprinting a Past for the Future,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, …
- Publish the Quest will play at the Red Bike
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as a force both musically and philanthropically, is coming home to Vasho …
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
Monday 04/23 0%
Lots of sunshine. High near 65F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 04/24 0%
Partly cloudy. High 72F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 04/25 0%
Sunny skies. High 71F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday 04/26 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High 78F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 04/27 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High around 60F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday 04/28 40%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 56F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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
- France approves controversial immigration bill
The law shortens asylum application deadlines and doubles the time illegal migrants can be detained.
- £6m pledge for children of alcoholics
The government funding will go towards mental health services and outreach programmes for parents.
- Government insists UK will leave customs union
Before a Commons debate this week, the government says it will not change its position.
- Arsenal: Arsene Wenger leaving like 'a star has dropped out of the sky' – David Dein
Manager Arsene Wenger's decision to leave Arsenal feels like "a star has dropped out of the sky", says former vice-chairman David Dein.
- TSB customers report online problems
One man was credited with £13,000 he didn't have, and could see details of someone else's account.
- Climate change: Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m for Paris deal
New York City's ex-mayor pledges $4.5m to help cover the lapsed US contribution to the Paris accord.
- Elderly dog helps save girl lost in Australian bush
The animal, Max, remained with the three-year-old girl as she took shelter in Australia.
- News Daily: Customs union vow and Facebook sued over ads
Your morning briefing for Monday 23 April 2018.