The Vashon Loop
- O Death
O death O death Won’t you spare me over to another year? read more
- A Passel of Potato Salads
In England, not celebrated for great cuisine, we were served a simple potato salad consisting of pieces of cooked potato and mayonnaise. In Germany, the potato “salad” arrived at our table piping hot and doused with bacon drippings and vinegar. read more
- Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery
Everyone knows that people go to Florida to die, but fewer people know that there are people who get born there too. Caught between the dualistic disenchanting scenes of Buffet cover bands and high school hardcore, a young Joshua Powell transplanted to the Midwest in pursuit of education and new art. read more
- Mike Love & his 6-piece reggae band
Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. read more
- Voice of Vashon’s Challenge
Just four months ago, Voice of Vashon opened its Storefront Studio in uptown Vashon. Today, there are twenty-two new live shows on the air, each with its own unique reflection of life here on Vashon and hosted by Island residents. read more
- Fear Not
Those of you that have read my column for some time remember that my primary subject has always been transitioning our society away from a fossil fuel-based economy bent on infinite growth. One of the reasons for transition is that the ever-growing use of fossil fuels is creating a change in our climate that threatens the existence of the world we know. read more
- Orca Sting
During our six-day stay on San Juan Island in June, Southern Resident orcas were nowhere to be found. The west side of the island was a lonely place without J, K and L Pods. Sure, Transient killer whales and a few Minke whales swam by, but June is customarily the time when Residents do the West Side Shuffle. Except for kayaks and commercial shipping traffic, Haro Strait looked empty. read more
- The Big Log at Portage
“Can we make it to the big log”, I asked my brother Mike. He was four years younger. I was the better swimmer. Mike never liked the water and like myself, had barely made it through swimming lessons. read more
- Vashon Intuitive Arts Hosts a Summer Kirtan on Vashon
Jonathan Burgess and Tim Hulley will co-lead this Kirtan, along with talented and enthusiastic friends, including Scott Wurtz on tabla (Indian drums) and Solana Chavez on response vocals. read more
- Fire damages south-end home
A fire caused considerable damage to a house on the south end of the island on Wednesday.
- PHOTOS: Thousands enjoy lively Strawberry Festival
This year's Strawberry Festival combined successful traditions, such as the Saturday night street dance with The Portage Fill, with new Japanese heritage elements, including a float in the Grand Parade featuring children from the Tacoma Kabuki A …
- Island cookstove organization begins fundraising effort
A three-year partnership between a Vashon cookstove design organization and the University of Washington has paid off in the form of a new, wood-burning stove for use in developing countries. Creators say that it will save lives by significantly redu …
- VYFS, former clinical director sued by agency’s previous intern
A former intern at Vashon Youth & Family Services is suing the agency and its previous clinical director, who served as the intern's supervisor and provided counseling to her and one of her children in his private practice.
- Orca Eats: Festival serves as grand opening for food truck
One year after islander Emily Wigley originally planned to open her black-and-white food truck, the eatery on wheels finally served up salmon, cucumber-jalapeno popsicles, macaroni and cheese and decadent chocolate pudding to hungry festival-goers la …
- Vashon’s fire department strengthens its water rescue capabilities
Thanks to a specialized paddle board purchased through a grant from Vashon Rotary, island firefighters say they can now respond to marine rescue situations more quickly and safely.
- Japanese heritage takes center stage at this year’s Strawberry Festival
Vashon's Japanese heritage is being recognized at this weekend's Strawberry Festival, bringing the celebration, which is now in its 107th year, back to its roots as a way to honor the Japanese-Americans and their strawberry farms that flour …
- Likely solution found for health center
The Franciscan clinic is set to close in three weeks, and Dr. Gary Koch, the medical director there, announced on Monday that a solution has likely been found to keep the Sunrise Ridge clinic open.
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
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National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
Saturday 07/23 10%
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.
Sunday 07/24 10%
Sunny skies. High 77F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 07/25 10%
Generally sunny. High around 80F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 07/26 20%
A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 78F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 07/27 10%
Mainly sunny. High 81F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 07/28 0%
Sunny. High 84F. Winds N 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
- Dover ferry port chaos leads to 14-hour traffic jams
Delays at the Port of Dover have caused up to 14-hour tailbacks on the A20 /M20 with Kent Police warning disruption could last for another two days.
- Munich shooting: 'I heard shots and people screaming'
An eyewitness to the Munich attack, who managed to communicate with the gunman, explains what he saw and heard.
- Dover port queues: 'Where are the police?
Motorists have been venting their frustrations at delays of up to 12 hours through Kent to get to the Port of Dover.
- Hungarian GP: Nico Rosberg keeps pole after investigation as Red Bulls also cleared
Nico Rosberg will keep pole for the Hungarian GP after an investigation, while Red Bull's cars escape grid demotions under the 107% rule.
- Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine battles Trump with optimism
Tim Kaine – Democrat Hillary Clinton's newly announced presidential running mate – makes his national debut, saying: "America was not built on fear".
- Pint-Sized TMS: Joe Root imperious as England take charge against Pakistan
Watch highlights of the second day's play in the second Test at Old Trafford as England declare on 589-8 and then reduce Pakistan to 57-4.
- Jessica Ennis-Hill: I'm not favourite for Rio gold, says Olympic champion
Great Britain's world and Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill says she is not favourite for the Rio 2016 heptathlon.
- England v Pakistan: Joe Root hits 254 as hosts dominate at Old Trafford
Joe Root hits a career-best 254 before England reduce Pakistan to 57-4, trailing by 532 after two days of the second Test at Old Trafford.