The Vashon Loop
- True Value Becomes an Ace
On December 27, True Value Hardware, the hardware store and service center will become an Ace Hardware. read more
- How Sweet It Is!
The Christmas cookie-baking season rushes on in my neighborhood. There are going to be lots of children, and older people, too, high on sugar if we don’t lock up some of the cookies. Also, we can choose our sugars wisely. read more
- Dow Constantine tours Vashon Schools
On December 3rd, Vashon Island School District Superintendent Michael Soltman hosted King County Executive Dow Constantine for a tour of schools, meetings with principals, and a “round table” discussion with District leaders that included students. read more
- Three Holiday Stories
Three times in the last week I have experienced people screwing up and then putting the blame on me. That’s actually kind of a low number of incidences for a week isn’t it? You experience that all the time don’t you? A lot of lies are told during the holidays. read more
We have a phrase that gets used on occasion around our house: “Zeek is stuck.” On the whole, Zeek is an active dog- more so than the other two. read more
- Rumor Has It
Rumor Has It began in 2009, when a group of long-time island musicians began loitering around a cabin on Vashon. From diverse musical backgrounds, they started jamming, pulled a rabbit out of a hat, and realized their musical destiny was string-band rock. read more
- Will Sing For Food Vashon Events Holiday Show
Vashon Events presents “Will Sing For Food,” on Saturday, December 20th starting at 8pm. Local musicians are signing up to perform holiday carols to earn tips to support the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank. We’ll have a list of songs and performers available soon! read more
- The DoVE Project presents: A Classic lil’ Christmas
A Classic lil’ Christmas features singer songwriter V. CONTRERAS , MARTIN FEVEYEAR & DELILAH PEARL performing songs of holiday cheer at the intimate and cozy Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, to benefit The DoVE Project. read more
- Shakespeare Festival’s ShakesKIDS: Hamlet
The Vashon Island Shakespeare Festival’s ShakesKIDS are proud to share their work on their one hour version of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. read more
- Schools begin wide effort to prevent suicide
Vashon, the school district is beginning a three-year project to increase suicide prevention efforts in island schools.
- A Star sighting for Seahawks fans
Hundreds of people descended on the Vashon Thriftway last week for a chance to meet Seattle Seahawks linebacker and Superbowl MVP Malcolm Smith.
- Preschool provides more than learning
The sounds of English and Spanish filled the air last week at the island’s newest preschool as children gathered for a snack before heading out for a romp on the playground.
- Legal pot grow begins business
Vashon’s first retail marijuana is nearly ready for harvest.
- Two programs help heat Vashon homes
As colder weather settles in, low-income households that need help paying for heat and electricity can apply for assistance through programs that are supported by several island fuel vendors as well as Puget Sound Energy.
- Fire department passes a ‘lean’ budget for 2015
The board of Vashon’s fire department has approved what officials there call a lean budget for next year.
- Program covers cost of emergency contraception for teens
In a continued expansion of the Granny’s Attic-funded medical voucher program, teens can now use the vouchers to purchase emergency oral contraception (EOC) at the Vashon Pharmacy.
- Park district may lengthen pool season, votes down fee proposal
A proposal to adjust user fees at island athletic facilities and public schools was defeated last week in a sometimes contentious park board meeting, which included allegations that a park board member had acted inappropriately.
Find out when School Schedules change due to weather
Direct link to the Vashon School District Emergency Information – Snow/Weather Schedule changes page can be found here. http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=4288
Stay updated on most King County Schools here: Public Schools Emergency Communication System. www.schoolreport.org
South Sound and Kitsap School information can be found here: www.pugetinfo.net/
Vashon Weather, Forecast, Pass Report & Tide Table
Puget Sound Tide Tables
3 Tide tables for Vashon
National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
Thursday 12/18 90%
Rain showers early will evolve into a more steady rain for the afternoon. High 49F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Friday 12/19 50%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 49F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday 12/20 100%
Cloudy with periods of rain. High around 50F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Sunday 12/21 60%
Chance of Rain
Steady light rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Monday 12/22 60%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High 52F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Tuesday 12/23 40%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 48F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Vashon Be Prepared – Voice of Vashon – Update
Whenever something happens that you need to know about, we’ll get it out there for you. Stay tuned, Stay warm, stay safe, and stay tuned to VoV Standing By at 1650 am on your AM radio dial.
Do you know what to do? What would you do if your home were damaged so bad you could not stay there? How would you cope with the power being out for seven days or longer? How would you help your neighbor? Making sure that not only you are ready but so will your pets. www.VashonBePrepared.org
- Free school meals 'for 85% infants'
An extra 1.3 million pupils in England, 85% of infant children, are eating a free school lunch, the government says.
- Launchbury to miss Six Nations
England and Wasps lock Joe Launchbury is to undergo surgery on a neck injury and will miss the 2015 Six Nations.
- VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee
MPs hear evidence from the Home Secretary Theresa May.
- Pakistan bails Mumbai attack suspect
A man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, which left 165 people dead. is granted bail by a court in Pakistan.
- Royal Mail sale '£180m underpriced'
The government made £180m less from the sale of Royal Mail than it could have, and the process of privatising state assets should be reformed, says a new report.
- Snapchat boss tearful at Sony hack
Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel left "devastated" as plans for his messaging app are leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack.
- Badger cull fails to meet target
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.
- Boris flight passenger admits assault
An airline passenger who was calmed down by Boris Johnson on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow admits assault and being drunk on an aircraft.