The Vashon Loop
- “Spell It!” 2015
Saturday, February 7th at 7:00 pm at Camp Burton. Calling All Logophiles! Are you a verbophile? Graphophile? Oenophile? Apiophile? read more
- This Changes Everything
This week, I’d like to further discuss the basic premise of Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything. The “this” she is referring to is human-caused climate change. Up until now, the general consensus has been that taking environmental factors more seriously in making our economic decisions is all that is required to mitigate this crisis. read more
- Slick Baby Mama
Mother Slick (J16) is an exceptional J Pod matriarch. 1972 is her estimated year of birth – that is significant because she could be slightly younger or even older. A preponderance of photographic evidence shows that Slick is the Southern Resident Baby Mama of precious newborn female J50. In four decades of field studies, J16 is the only known Southern Resident female to give birth to a thriving calf at age 43-ish. read more
- The Flow
For almost a year now I have been a part of the Seattle Minute Movies group. Every month a group of us get together at the Seattle Film Institute, drink some sort of beverage with snacks and then go into the screening room to watch the films most of us have put together over the past month. Normally, as per human nature, most of the films are finished somewhere around the Saturday before the Sunday of the screening read more
- Singing In The Rain
Hollywood, 1927: the silent-film romantic team of Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) is the toast of Tinseltown. While Lockwood and Lamont personify smoldering passions onscreen, in real life the down-to-earth Lockwood can’t stand the egotistical, brainless Lina. read more
- The Eric Apoe Band
The experience of Eric Apoe is a walk through a cinematic time capsule, his lyrical masterworks chill the soul and enlighten the mind. Eric Apoe’s songwriting crosses genres like fiberoptic cable crosses the world. The song is the focus not the style, the song decides the style it desires to exist in. read more
- Club O
Come dance yourself warm on Vashon’s biggest Dance Floor! All-ages, and all are welcome. $5 Cover at the Door, no one turned away for lack of funds! read more
- A Path Appears:Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
A Path Appears:Breaking the Cycle of Poverty goes to the USA, Colombia, and Haiti to reveal the incredible adversity faced every day by millions of women and girls, while also presenting glimpses of hope and change. From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky: read more
- Friends of Mukai Event Features Historic Preservation Expert
Friends of Mukai will present a program featuring Michael Sullivan, Principal and Historian of Artifacts Consulting, Inc. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 29th at the Vashon Maury Island Land Trust Building. Friends of Mukai commissioned his firm to perform a detailed architectural assessment of the historic landmarked Mukai fruit barreling plant for Friends of Mukai. read more
- Schools to weigh options for 2016 bond measure
Vashon’s school district will take a hard look at its aging athletic facilities this winter with an eye toward asking voters to fund upgrades in about a year.
- Island to take part in wide survey of homeless
This week Vashon will take part in two annual events to count its homeless, part of a broader effort to document the extent of homelessness in King County and obtain funding for resources.
- Island fishermen awarded for heroic rescue in Alaska
Two local fishermen recently received prestigious national awards for a harrowing at-sea rescue they helped carry out two years ago off the coast of Alaska.
- A bowl of fun
Strains of Willie Nelson’s “Blue Skies” filled the air last week as skaters spent the late afternoon hours at the new skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (BARC).
- Struggling financially, women’s health center drops insurance
At a time when the island is facing challenges regarding health care, the Vashon Women’s Health Center is undergoing a large change and becoming a cash-only practice.
- Park district approves budget, will vote again on adjusting user fees
The Vashon Park District commissioners passed the district’s 2015 budget at their meeting last week and are expected to vote next week on the upcoming levy and on proposed changes to user fees for park and school facilities.
- Get set to spell at the annual benefit spelling bee
Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation’s annual spelling bee is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, and registration is under way.
- Day care center struggles to get licensed
Last fall, when Amanda Lawson set her mind on opening a licensed day care center, she had hoped it would be running by Jan. 1 . While that date has passed, the end of what Lawson says has been a difficult process may soon be in sight.
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
Tuesday 01/27 20%
Considerable cloudiness. Lows overnight in the upper 40s.
Wednesday 01/28 10%
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 53F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 01/29 0%
Partly cloudy skies. High near 55F. Winds light and variable.
Friday 01/30 10%
Sun and a few passing clouds. High 54F. Winds light and variable.
Saturday 01/31 10%
Partly cloudy. High 54F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday 02/01 80%
Rain likely. High around 50F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
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
- Foreigners dead in Tripoli attack
Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least eight people including five foreigners, officials say.
- Cable aide quits over fracking vote
Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking,
- Armstrong is a scapegoat – McQuaid
Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong has been harshly treated, according to former world cycling chief Pat McQuaid.
- H is for Hawk wins Costa book prize
The winner of the Costa Book Award 2014 is announced at a ceremony in London.
- US admits snow forecast errors
The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City prove wrong.
- Earthquake felt in mid-Hampshire
An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 is recorded in Hampshire, the British Geological Survey confirms.
- VIDEO: Remembering Auschwitz – 70 years on
Some of those who survived Auschwitz have gathered there for a commemoration 70 years after the camp was liberated by Soviet troops.
- New Yorkers ask 'Is that it?'
While New Yorkers are asking why the city shut down for a few inches of snow, city officials say they're happy they were safe and not sorry.