The Vashon Loop
- Crush the Fog
Join together to acknowledge and remember lost loved ones. Participate in a healing ceremony led by Michael Meade. Celebrate life with music by our youth bands and Island musicians. read more
- Shape Up Vashon 1 month Walk, Run, Cycle Blitz!
For our early fall event, Shape Up Vashon is offering guided walks, runs and a bike event from Sept 18-Oct 19. read more
- The Ten Keys to an Indomitable Spirit
It costs at least $5,000 each time you move. At least. Moving, lost work time, unpacking time, actual costs of movers, deposits, etc. Moving a lot can leave a person bereft of stability and cash flow. read more
- Ian Moore & The Lossy Coils
Bob Dylan said it best: “He who is not busy being born is busy dying.” Singer, songwriter and guitarist Ian Moore lives and creates by that precept. read more
- Conversation about our future on Vashon
Last week, I urged all of you to attend The People’s Climate March to show our leaders, and us, how many of us are really committed to doing something now. read more
- What to do with Leftover Rice
My rice cooker works best when I cook at least a cupful of raw rice at a time. It produces more than can be consumed at one meal. It’s good, though, to have some cooked rice on hand. Some ways to use it: read more
- Vashon School District Makes Top 10
Vashon Island School District was listed in Puget Sound Business Journal’s Puget Sound Region Top 10 Neighborhoods based on school performance (September 5, 2014 issue). read more
- Seattle film director Griffiths brings “Lucky Them” to Vashon Theatre
Vashon, Washington (September 22, 2014) Vashon Film Society welcomes influential Seattle film director Megan Griffiths back to the Vashon Theatre on Friday, October 3 for a presentation of her newest film “Lucky Them.” read more
- Who Beat?
In truth, as of late, I feel as though I could be floating in a translucent haze just about anywhere. I woke up the other day to the sound of dog claws on a hardwood floor. read more
- Young woman killed in accident remembered as bright, caring
Katie Chale seemed full of potential. Described by those who knew her as bright, confident and a leader who was mature beyond her years, many say the 22-year-old who recently graduated from college had everything going for her.
- Club works to stay relevant, keep up growth
Last Sunday morning at the golf course, a visiting youngster got a quick lesson in how to swing and hit a long drive. After a few whiffs, 7-year-old Johnathon Palmer connected with the ball and sent it sailing through the air and down the fairway — t …
- Driver in fatal spring accident will not be charged
A woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist near the north end last spring will not be charged with a crime for the accident.
- Revised ferry schedule now in effect
The fall ferry schedule, which began on Sunday, has slightly fewer sailings than the previous fall schedule and changes to sailing times throughout the day on the north-end route.
- Take a book in Burton
It didn’t take residents of the Burton peninsula long to figure what the new birdhouse-like structure outside Collin Hennessey and Lin Holley’s home was. In fact, the eclectic set of books inside has turned over quickly, as passersby took the couple …
- Young woman dies in hospital after accident with bus on Vashon Highway
A young woman, islander Katie Chale, has died in the hospital after being involved in an accident with a bus on Vashon Highway on Wednesday.
- As school begins, many consider the science of teen sleep
Ask parents of teenagers how it is to get them up and out the door on school mornings, and the answers, nearly invariably, come back the same: difficult, frustrating, stressful.
- Some hope island will go 'Salmon Safe'
In the coming week, representatives from the environmental organization Stewardship Partners will visit the island twice with information about their Salmon Safe certification program, part of an effort to get more island farms and other organization …
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
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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
- Armed police in stand-off with man
Armed police are involved in a stand-off with a man in North Shields who witnesses say was waving a gun.
- Afghans sign deal to keep US troops
The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.
- Brown calls for 'promises' petition
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for 100,000 Scots to sign a petition urging Westminster to keep devolution promises.
- Fraudulent Italian divorces voided
"Quickie" divorce cases taken out in courts in England and Wales by 180 Italian couples are declared void after a widespread fraud was uncovered.
- Trains halted by track-side fire
Trains on a railway line out of Birmingham are stopped due to a fire involving 200 tons of metal in Smethwick.
- Argentina defies US over debt payment
Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.
- Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system will be called Windows 10, and that it will reintroduce the Start Menu.
- Will Premier League bubble burst?
Would an inquiry burst Premier League bubble?