Island Voices

Come Sing With Us at Music Mends Minds

By Rich Osborne. At 1:30 PM every Tuesday, Music Mends Minds gathers at the Vashon Senior Center. MMM is a Vashon Rotary-sponsored sing-a-long for folks suffering dementia. It’s also for folks who just miss singing together. We are Rotarians and non-Rotarians, volunteer musicians playing together to improve the quality of the lives of our neighbors….

Characters Who Love Us Back
Literary

Characters Who Love Us Back

A good book is one thing. A great character, easily tucked away into a book bag or within easy reach of one’s bed, can be so much more. Whether the challenging moments of your youth were soothed by a handful of baseball cards, the original Avenger’s Comic Books, or the ineffable brilliance of Anne McCaffrey’s…

Fauntleroy Dock Project
News

Fauntleroy Dock Project

The tireless folks over at West Seattle Blog note that the Community Advisory Group is meeting https://westseattleblog.com/2022/08/fauntleroy-ferry-dock-project-community-advisory-group-to-reconvene/ WSF has ruled out new locations, so whatever happens, it’ll involve our current Fauntleroy dock location. It’s a Zoom meeting, so check in on the call if it’s of interest!

Cathlamet Crash, a Few Answers
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Cathlamet Crash, a Few Answers

8/2/2022 We have requests in to both WSF and NTSB, but the latest news came to us from local media–including the excellent West Seattle Blog–that all crew came back clear on drug tests. The captain–still unnamed–has resigned. Key questions we’ve put in to WSF are the condition of the captain, and the identity of the…

News

When It isn’t Raining, It Pours…

7/28/2022 14:49 Islander (and ex-Loop editor) Steve Allen, delayed this morning when his ferry crashed, is now stuck in Seattle due to a truck carrying oxygen tanks catching on fire. https://www.q13fox.com/news/i-5-south-shut-down-in-downtown-seattle-after-vehicle-with-propane-oxygen-tanks-catches-fire

Previous Loop editor was ON the Cathlamet
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Previous Loop editor was ON the Cathlamet

The amazing previous editor of the Vashon Loop, Steven Allen, was on the boat during the accident. He supplied some pictures of the boat right after the incident. Update 12:42 Phone call with Steven, he says the boat was approaching the dock and not slowing down. The PA system only played the “now arriving” announcement,…

Ferry Accident
News

Ferry Accident

The Loop is not ready for business, but we do intend to push out breaking news. One of our editors had these pictures of the Cathlamet accident, which happened 7/28/2022. At this time, information is that there were fortunately no injuries. Update 11:57 Fauntleroy terminal is currently not operational. Keep an eye on https://wsdot.com/ferries/schedule/bulletin.aspx Update…

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