Vashon’s second COVID-19 Town Hall on Saturday, April 25. En Español: x https://vimeo.com/412575503?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=28749 A panel of island experts joined Fire Chief Charlie Krimmert and leaders of the all-volunteer Vashon Emergency Operations Center to answer questions about COVID-19 and the island’s response to layoffs, business closures, food availability, testing, transportation issues and what happens when Stay […]

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic resulted in a national “amnesia” that erased the painful memories so many Americans “held in their hearts”, and suffered “privately, and often silently.”  We have the opportunity to ensure that this COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 is not forgotten and that the suffering it engenders is not carried privately and silently. Presented […]

Covid-19 Town Hall

April 5th, 2020 - Posted in

This is a COVID-19 briefing for the community presented Saturday, April 4, from 10 to 11:30 AM with Vashon Fire Chief Charlie Krimmert and members of the Vashon Emergency Operations Center, in English and Español. The town hall may also be viewed on VoV TV at these times: Monday at 4pm and 9pm Tuesday &  Thursday at […]

Vashon Island School District – Special Board Meeting – March 3, 2020 Special meeting of the Vashon Island School Board to discuss the impact of Corvid-19 on the island’s public schools, which includes: the reasons for the current school closures; the impact on and steps being taken to support students’ educations during the closure; and […]

• Brian Brown – Times of My Life •

January 22nd, 2020 - Posted in

Brian Brown, host of The Brown Briefly, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 84. Brian’s show is a very funny roundtable conversation on the state of our world. We will miss Brian’s unique combination of intelligence, gracious spirit and humor. With nearly four decades of working in the print media, broadcast and entertainment industries […]

Prelude to Gaybaret – The Art of Transformation

November 29th, 2019 - Posted in

How do we transform into our truest selves? As a prelude to the November 2019 premiere of “Gaybaret,” four distinguished panelists join David Mielke and Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma in a spirited exploration of the art of being who we are. Produced with support from 4Culture and in collaboration with the Vashon Heritage Museum.  Learn more […]

Preparing for Disaster Overview

November 26th, 2019 - Posted in

“Islands of the Salish Sea: Preparing for Disaster”. Conference hosted by Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and VashonBePrepared on April 6, 2019, to build and sustain volunteer health-care teams on Salish Sea islands. Overview  

Why do we need a Medical Reserve Corps?

November 26th, 2019 - Posted in

“Islands of the Salish Sea: Preparing for Disaster”. Conference hosted by Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and VashonBePrepared on April 6, 2019, to build and sustain volunteer health-care teams on Salish Sea islands. Why do we need a Medical Reserve Corps? Presented by Vicky de Monterey Richoux President, VashonBePrepared Building, sustaining volunteer health-care teams on […]

Island and Rural Community MRCs

November 26th, 2019 - Posted in

“Islands of the Salish Sea: Preparing for Disaster”. Conference hosted by Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and VashonBePrepared on April 6, 2019, to build and sustain volunteer health-care teams on Salish Sea islands. Island and rural community MRCs: the King County Experience Presented by Ali Levy, Emergency Operations Manager, Seattle & King County Public Health […]

What Katrina Taught Me

November 26th, 2019 - Posted in

“Islands of the Salish Sea: Preparing for Disaster”. Conference hosted by Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and VashonBePrepared on April 6, 2019, to build and sustain volunteer health-care teams on Salish Sea islands. What Katrina Taught Me The 2001 Anthrax Attack and Hurricane Katrina: Lessons for MRC Leaders Presented by Arthur J. French, MD, MS, […]

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