Announcements

Vashon Has a Welcome Song!
Announcements, June 2024

Vashon Has a Welcome Song!

By Erin Durrett Everyone is invited to take part in the welcome ceremony for the Blue Heron Canoe at this year’s Vashon-Maury Island Low Tide Celebration! Join us on Saturday, June 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at beautiful Point Robinson Park. For all the peoples of the Salish Sea, it is customary that…

Marj Watkins for Mayor of Vashon!
Announcements, June 2024

Marj Watkins for Mayor of Vashon!

By Rich Osborne Marjorie Watkins was born 100 years ago, on July 21, 1924, on Chehalam Mountain, Oregon. She was raised on the Oregon coast during the Great Depression. Her family, the Brunsons, were loggers, farmers, and hunters.  At age 14, Marj started writing a regular column for the Tillamook newspaper. She wrote ad copy…

Honorary Deputy Sets Out to Slow Speeders
Announcements, April 2024

Honorary Deputy Sets Out to Slow Speeders

Due to staffing shortages in unincorporated areas, the King County Sheriff’s Office has updated its General Orders Manual to certify residents for recording and reporting speeders. A volunteer is pictured on Cemetery Road deploying a county-issued radar gun and camera recorder. According to the Deputy, “One little red Honda is going to get a very…

Announcements, February 2024

The Vashon-Maury Clothing Drive Needs You

By Daniel Hooker With help from our Community, Granny’s Attic, Mary Ashby Milne, and of course the Vashon-Maury Island Food Bank, I have been giving clothing and bedding away for years, and it’s been a pleasure. We need volunteers! The Vashon Maury Island Food Bank serves approximately 280 individuals and families a week, and so…

14/48 – The World’s Quickest Theater Festival Arrives
Announcements

14/48 – The World’s Quickest Theater Festival Arrives

By Jane Valencia Taking place at the Open Space is 14/48, a whirlwind production made up of Vashon artists and collaborators, in which 14 plays are created and performed in 48 hours. Here’s how 14/48 Vashon describes the process: “On Thursday night, this group of fearless creators gathers and throws themes into a hat. A…

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…

Vashon-Maury Students Need Us, and We Need You!
Announcements, November 2023

Vashon-Maury Students Need Us, and We Need You!

By Anne Terry The Vashon-Maury Island Backpack Pantry Program was established in 2016 to provide weekend meals throughout the school year for students who experience food insecurity. This program is run completely by volunteers and operates under the 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax ID of Vashon’s St. John Vianney Parish. All donations go directly to purchasing food for…

Announcements, October 2023

Clothing Drive at the Food Bank

By Jane Valencia If you stop in at the Food Bank on most Wednesdays, you’ll come upon tables arrayed with clothing, sleeping bags, blankets, and other gear, available for free. Your host is Daniel Hooker, who is not only a humorist, offering jokes as he does here in The Loop pages, but, when asked, sharing…

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