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Editorial Page, February 2024

Big Moves in Northwest Print Media

How does Canada impact our local media? Canada-based corporation Black Press (named after the Black family, currently headed by David Black) has filed for creditor protection in British Columbia, and plans to file a comparable request in Delaware for its U.S.-based operations. Black Press is the current owner of Sound Publishing, which owns 43 newspapers…

Delivery Truck Versus Standard Goods
Island Businesses, News

Delivery Truck Versus Standard Goods

A delivery truck misjudged their position while parking, went up on the curb, and did some impressive damage to the front of Standard Goods. A quick look around town didn’t discover a delivery truck with its counterpart damage, but Uptown is well-monitored by cameras, so we assume the driver’s company will be in touch concerning…

Announcements, November 2023

Holiday Rainbow BLINGO 

Naughty Or Nice… Join the Vashon Senior Center for another fabulous fundraiser on Saturday, December 2nd. Holiday Rainbow BLINGO takes place at beautiful Camp Burton Lodge, with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. and Bingo at 7:00 p.m. Lovely hostess and chanteuse Louvel returns, along with jello shots, a delicious dessert auction, all-cash prizes, and a chance to show…

October 2023

Masks

Masks are back in the news. A few Islanders have written to us with their thoughts. We always welcome your input. Send to editor@vashonloop.com. Masks and Children By a Vashon Mother There are countless studies proving that mask-wearing provides little if any of the protection the media and U.S. Centers for Disease Control have led…

Vashon-Maury Island Welcomes Its Newest Resident
October 2023

Vashon-Maury Island Welcomes Its Newest Resident

Say hello to “The Bird King.” He holds court at Point Robinson Park on Maury Island daily from 8 AM until dusk, and entrances young and old alike, including a curmudgeon or two at The Vashon Loop. Drive to 3705 SW Point Robinson Road, and park in the upper lot. Then follow the steady flow…

Announcements, August 2023

Return of The Not-Uptown Business Registry

Attention Vashon Small Business Owners! The Vashon Not-Uptown Business Registry is Coming Back Next month, The Loop is bringing back the Not-Uptown Business registry, and now is the time to make sure your small Vashon business is listed. We have businesses everywhere on the Island – did you know that most businesses on Vashon are…

How To Run a Stop Sign
August 2023, Commentary, Editorial Page

How To Run a Stop Sign

Blowing through stop signs or, should any present themselves, red lights, yields tangible benefits. It increases fuel economy, saves a few seconds, fights global warming, and generally makes humdrum lives a little edgier.  Downsides include making everyone else’s lives a little edgier and slightly shorter in an actuarial sense, plus the fact that there are…

Editorial Page

Editor-Owner March Twisdale Departs

It is with sadness, as well as deep appreciation of her many efforts and contributions, that we announce March Twisdale’s departure from The Vashon Loop Editorial team. Just over a year ago, the idea to relaunch The Vashon Loop sprang forth during a conversation between March, Caitlin, and Jane, while in her garden. Since then,…

Editorial Page

Know Your Home Waters

Editorial Note: In this article “Know Your Home Waters”, the Vashon Loop reports on information which is in the possession of the Vashon School District. Such information includes items such as a report from a professional investigator and parent statements. The Vashon Loop reminds our readers that none of this has been tested in a…

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