The Vashon Loop
- VYFS Announces 2nd Annual Raft Up!
A Uniquely Vashon Event is Back and Better! Building on the success of last year’s event, Vashon Youth & Family Services today announces the second annual Raft Up! read more
- Real Island Life Television News
In the early 1960s, when many of us still had black and white televisions, the three major networks dominated the market. Back then the news was much less filtered. As Joe Friday would say, we got “Just the Facts”. Walter Cronkite was the CBS Evening News anchor who delivered the Nation and the World to our living rooms. read more
- The Ring of Truth
When your spouse shuffles off this mortal coil you have to take care of a lot of business. As time goes on and the angst recedes a little, the less pressing issues begin to arise, one of which is, should I keep wearing my wedding ring? read more
- Pointers for Perfect Pancakes
Pancakes are the quickbread I make most often. They’re perfect for a guest breakfast or a Sunday night supper. You can dress them up with real maple syrup, or more healthfully with yogurt and fresh fruit. Or bake them with fresh or frozen blueberries folded in just before baking. Added before the last minute, frozen berries tend to bleed blue juice, spoiling the beauty of our product. read more
- RJ’s Kids Kenpo Karate Classes
Kenpo Karate self-defense fall season classes for adults and continuing children will start Wednesday, September 9, at the Ober Park Performance Room. A new class has been added for beginner children every Tuesday starting September 15. read more
- Nobody Dies Today
There is a poster used by Domestic Violence educators that shows the different roles of DV. Nobody is a real person in situations involving DV. Everyone just plays a role. That’s the point they are trying to make. Real only happens in healthy. read more
- Chautauqau Music Festival
An all day music festival featuring prominent young and older established musicians from Vashon and Seattle to raise money for underprivileged kids in the Chautauqau and McMurray music and other arts programs. read more
- Concerts in the Park
Vashon Events and the Vashon Park District have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free outdoor concert series will begin on Thursday, July 2nd and run through Thursday, September 10th. All concerts start at 7pm and are held in Ober Park on Vashon Island. read more
- Bill Carter
Bill Carter has been a pillar of the Texas music scene for three decades. Over 200 artists have found gold in the songwriting genius of this legendary Texas troubadour, read more
- 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
- A new season, new coach, breathe new life into VHS football
The Seahawks aren’t the only local football team getting ready to start the fall season, as practices began last week for the Vashon High School (VHS) Pirates varsity and junior varsity (JV) football teams.
- Popular band returns to the Red Bike this weekend
The well-known all island band Subconscious Population will play a free show at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.
- All-day music fest offers tunes for a good cause
Music students at McMurray and Chautauqua will benefit
- Judd Creek restoration project continues
Last week, old trees found a new home when they were set in Judd Creek, where they will improve salmon habitat.
- Theatre now licensed to sell beer, wine
Responding to more than a decade’s worth of customer requests, the Vashon Theatre is now licensed to sell beer and wine full-time.
- Island nurse practitioner accepts position with Franciscan clinic
Kimberly Valencia, who closed her practice at Vashon Women’s Health Center in June, will begin working at the Franciscan Medical Clinic – Vashon this fall.
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
Saturday 08/29 100%
Cloudy, periods of rain. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.
Sunday 08/30 70%
Rain early. A mix of sun and clouds in the afternoon. High 71F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Monday 08/31 90%
Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 69F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Tuesday 09/01 50%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 68F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wednesday 09/02 40%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 68F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Thursday 09/03 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Showers early then scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 68F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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
- Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace
Jose Mourinho's 100th home league game in charge of Chelsea ends in defeat as Crystal Palace secure a surprise 2-1 win.
- New Austria migrant vehicle found
Three children are in hospital after Austrian police stop a minivan carrying 26 migrants, days after 71 people are found dead in an abandoned lorry.
- Ireland win first EuroHockey medal
England are denied bronze as Ireland come from behind to win 4-2 and claim their first ever EuroHockey medal.
- Ireland 10-16 Wales
Wales get a pre-tournament morale boost as they beat Ireland 16-10 in Saturday's World Cup warm-up game in Dublin.
- Shoreham crash marked one week on
A series of memorial events is held to mark one week since the Shoreham air crash in which 11 people died.
- Cancellations as rail strike begins
A number of rail services are cancelled as First Great Western staff stage day one of a three-day strike.
- Six injured in two-bus head-on crash
Six people are injured in a head-on crash between two buses in a Birmingham street.
- VIDEO: Widow's heartfelt cup final tribute
Lizzie Jones, the widow of rugby league player Danny Jones, who died suddenly after being taken ill at a match in May, sings Abide With Me before the Challenge Cup final.