The Vashon Loop
- Vashon Sheepdog Classic 2015 trials
The Vashon Sheepdog Classic (VSDC) will host its nationally sanctioned sheepdog trial for the 6th consecutive year at Misty Isle Farms September 10-13. The VSDC has become the most well attended sheepdog trial on the West Coast. Known for its bucolic location and tough competition, spectators come to see some of the best handler and dog teams from Canada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California compete on one of the most challenging fields around. This year’s judge, Luca Fini, comes from Italy. read more
- What You Can do About An Eye Infection
Several issues ago, I began a series of home remedies for common ailments. To carry on with that series, here’s what I’m doing for an eye infection: It’s another application for my Magic Potion. I call it that because it works fast in most cases and can help for many health problems. read more
- Vashon Opera Presents – The Elixir of Love
One of the world’s most frequently performed operas, The Elixir of Love is cherished for its whimsical wit and endearing characters, not to mention the many intoxicating duets and “Una furtiva lagrima,” one of the most hauntingly beautiful of all tenor arias. Season Seven of Vashon Opera opens in September read more
Vashon Island band Fendershine’s members hail from five distinct corners of America, and their respective swampy, poppy, psychedelic, prog-rock and folk-punk influences come together in their own concoction of danceable rock. read more
- Please Help Me, I’m Falling
Went out into the yard to put in the cone flower I bought on an impulse yesterday. Cone flowers are perennials, and I am in favor of plants that have the sense to come back on their own. So I found a spot, added soil from a new bag of potting soil, and put the cone flower in. It looked great, but only time will tell if it does great where I planted it. read more
- Natural Services
This last Friday, I watched in utter amazement, joy, and gratitude as the rain pounded the ground to the accompaniment of lightning and thunder! In the 44 years that I have lived here, I have never seen a dry spell like the one we have been experiencing. read more
- Art Auction 2015: Vive la France!
Vive la France! On September 18 and 19, be transported to Provence and Paris for two nights of French festivities in support of Vashon Allied Arts. The 2015 Art Auction begins with Friday’s “Picnic in Provence” and continues with Saturday’s “Soirée à Paris”—a Francophile’s dream come true. read more
- Passport To Pain
Situated on beautiful Vashon Island, PASSPORT TO PAIN (or P2P) is an extraordinary cycling challenge that offers 3 levels of vertical climb — the 80-mile Idiot ride with a climb of 10,000 vertical feet, the 50-mile Weasel ride (6,500 vertical ft.), or the 30-mile Weenie ride (3,400 vertical ft.). read more
- Afloat in Time
I hadn’t really thought about it until I sat down to write this, but it was a year ago (possibly to the weekend) that my sister informed me that she had gotten tickets for a lake cruise and I was being asked to tag along on that Sunday afternoon with her, my brother-in-law and his two sisters who were visiting. read more
- Vashon firefighters join the effort in Eastern and Central Washington
When fire surrounded their home near Chelan last month, Avé and Drew Dover packed their cars to evacuate, but in an effort to save their property, Drew began clearing fire lines with his tractor while the flames encroached.
- To stem tide of HIV infections nationwide, local artists get to work
As the number of young people in the United States diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is on the rise, three island artists are participating in a national campaign to stem the tide of this tenacious but mostly preventable epidemic.
- VHS varsity football team gets pre-season workout at jamboree
The Vashon Pirates football team took to the field in pre-season action last Friday at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma.
- Sheriff’s office investigates harassment incidents
The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that occurred about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.
- Remnants of pier to be removed from natural area
On Thursday, the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) will begin working to remove the remnants of a concrete pier on the southeast shoreline of Maury Island.
- Local property valuations rise again
Vashon property valuations have risen for the third straight year, according to the King County Assessor’s Office, but they are still below the pre-recession levels.
- Coyote reports rise, group aims to educate islanders
When Angela Schonbok’s favorite cat did not return to the family’s north-end home after hunting voles one night recently, she knew something had gone terribly wrong.
- Feeling the heat
Record-breaking summer brings challenges to many island farmers
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 09/03 90%
Periods of rain. High 64F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Friday 09/04 20%
Sunshine and clouds mixed. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 67F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 09/05 10%
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 72F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 09/06 60%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High near 65F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Monday 09/07 20%
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 70F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday 09/08 10%
Partly cloudy. High 73F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
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
- Star Wars toys in marathon unboxing
Why Disney is hosting an 18-hour toy unboxing marathon – and what has made the unboxing phenomenon so popular?
- Wing debris 'certainly' from MH370
French prosecutors say "with certainty" that a wing part found on Reunion Island in July came from missing flight MH370.
- Migrants refuse to leave Hungary train
Scuffles break out west of Budapest as police try to force migrants off a train at a refugee camp, while European leaders wrangle over the growing refugee crisis.
- Cameron 'to be invited to address MEPs'
Prime Minister David Cameron is set to be invited to address the European Parliament about British renegotiation of its EU membership.
- We'll fulfil moral obligations – PM
David Cameron says the UK will fulfil its "moral responsibilities" as pressure mounts to take in more people fleeing to Europe.
- Arsenal's Welbeck out until Christmas
Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be out until Christmas after having knee surgery.
- Police call centre closures delayed
The Scottish government says plans to close regional police call centres are to be delayed in the wake of delays in investigating a fatal crash on the M9.
- Syrian boy's father tells of drowning
The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy found drowned on a beach in Turkey tells the BBC of the family's fatal voyage trying to reach Europe.