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It’s that time again…and the theme is "Soul Train, not Coal Train!"

While final calculated statistics were not available by the time The Loop had to go to press, preliminary estimates suggest that this year’s VIPP Fur Ball, themed "The Grooviest Fur Ball Ever", was yet another success.

I have been a long time islander and what I have learned over the years in our unique location with its own set of challenges is that we all have to work together.

What takes a Vashon local all the way out to western Kentucky to attend Murray State University?

Harbor School will hold their second Open House of the Fall on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 PM for prospective students and their families.

Carpe Diem Primary School will hold an Open House on Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 PM for interested families.

Members of the community and VARSA send the social service network’s van off on its first road trip. Taking a group of teens and teachers to Yakima for the Youth Prevention Summit.

Sunday Nov. 11th 11-5pm at Vashon Intuitive Arts Please come join us for a fun filled day of nurturing before the holiday rush begins A new partnership I AM Spirit ART between Ginny Ciszek, Medium & Channel and Susan McAliley, Spiritual Illustrator

Just in time for the holidays Vashon Allied Arts hosts a jewelry trunk show (complete with chocolate and champagne) Sunday, November 11, 1–4 pm, with Island jeweler Zuzana Korbelarova. Originally from Prague, Czech Republic, she lives in Burton, where her waterfront studio offers ample light and creative inspiration.

There is something about having a dog around; that look in their eyes, the sloppy, drooling, unmanageable tongue, but most of all it is all about that unconditional love thing.

Halloween!  Wednesday October 31th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  A wonderful Vashon tradition continues!

Hi, my name is Alivia Jones. I’m 11 years old. I wanted to write an article to send in to the Loop which would be for kids, by another kid.

Come one, come all to the Vashon Island Fruit Club’s annual Fall Fruit Show, which will be held on Saturday, November 10th from 10 am to 3 pm. The Show will take place in the Senior Center and the Land Trust Building, side by side on Bank Road

Tired and jet-lagged we meet Xiao Ming in Shanghai for the hundred-mile drive to Hangzhou. We have come for a wedding and everybody is excited to see us. Coming all the way from Mei Guo we bring big face to the bride and her family.

"Nightmare scenarios of the End may turn out to be a dramatic device intended to awaken people to deeper levels of awareness as life reaches not a final end

Voice of Vashon, specifically their board of directors, are teaming with the Hardware Store to present a very unique fundraiser on Thursday, October 25th.   

When Englishman, Robert F. Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen competed to be the first to the South Pole, one of their expeditions lived and the other perished. Come find out why from Islander, Captain Joe Wubbold, retired U.S. Coast Guard.


A group of former Vashon Girl Scout leaders have planned a celebration in honor of the 100th anniversary of Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low’s very first Girl Scout meeting in her Savannah, Georgia, home on March 12, 1912. Please join us at the Vashon Sportsmen’s Club on Sunday, October 28th, 2012, from 1pm to 4pm to share memories of your time as a Girl Scout on Vashon Island and elsewhere. Everyone is welcome!

The Vashon Veterans of the Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2826 offer all students from the 3rd through the 12th grades, our Leader of Tomorrow, an opportunity to participate in a VFW Youth Essay Contest. Two of the contests are National VFW programs, Voice of Democracy (grades 9 through 12) and Patriot’s Pen (grades 6 through 8) and one is the Washington State Youth Essay program (grades 3 through 5). The following schools have been provided

As the white wife of a man of color, and as the mother of two biracial children, I have developed a keen awareness of racism. I can smell racism a mile away. Maybe farther. Unfortunately it is a lot closer than that. It’s the policeman stopping my husband on the street to verify ownership of his bicycle. It’s the stranger in the grocery store raving about my son’s hair.

By now most everyone on the island is aware of the horrific event which resulted in the loss of a young man just beginning to move from childhood to young adult. I find it very endearing that our town sees fit to do whatever it takes to surround our friends in need.

Harbor School will hold a Fall Open House on Wednesday, October 17 at 7 PM for prospective students and their families.

Harbor School, a non-profit, independent school serving Grades 4 through 8, invites local families to attend our Fall Open House and learn more about the school and its offerings.

"Oh, sure" says the Rodeo Director, "no problem. You can shoot from the bucking gates. Hell, you can go ahead and shoot from the arena if you want, as long as you know how to stay out of the way."

We live in a very special and unique community with an amazingly diverse population. But have you ever been curious about the island itself…it’s geology, ecology and history. Or the culture, the social science and demographics that give insight into the past, present and future of our island and its population.