The Vashon Loop
- February in the Gallery Allison Crain Trundle and Jon Schmidt
In February the gallery features two artists who use light, shape and color to express movement and emotions. The exhibit showcases paintings by Allison Crain Trundle and stone sculptures by Jon Schmidt. read more
- Classical Concert Series Beethoven Sonatas
Angelo Rondello is a powerfully expressive pianist whose career has brought him across the United States and the globe, playing locally with Bainbridge Symphony and Lake Union Civic Orchestra. Brittany Boulding has appeared as a soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Auburn Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and internationally. read more
- OneNiteStand & The Sirens
OneNiteStand is gaining ground with more rocking tunes and incredible vocals by Terri Cole – the good news is, they’re ready to show off the new polish! This band is ‘nothin’ but rock & blues with the emphasis on classic rock tunes as well as some originals sprinkled in there. read more
- VoV’s Storefront Studio nears completion
VoV’s Storefront Studio nears completion for an open house, ribbon cutting and live broadcast during First Friday Gallery Cruise on Friday, February 5 from 6 to 9PM.
- A Diet to Defeat Diabetes
Diabetes seems to be edging into epidemic status. Native Americans and people with African ancestors are the most at risk, but none of us is immune to that disease. People in my family are susceptible to it. My mother and her grandmother had it. read more
- Rainy Camp
This past weekend a folk singing retreat called Rainy Camp was held in the foothills of the Cascades, out beyond Maple Valley. The attendees were mostly people of a certain age – my age, or thereabouts, although there were some younger adults in attendance. read more
- King County to form Community Advisory Group
King County recently resumed its long-range community planning services after a long hiatus, and we’re happy to announce that the Vashon-Maury Island Community Service Area (CSA) has been slated as the first CSA plan to be prepared under this program. Throughout 2016, we will be creating a CSA Plan Profile (which is defined below) and updating the Vashon Community Plan and Vashon Town Plan. read more
- The 2nd Annual UMO Circus Spectacular!
An event for the whole family! Full of tumbling, performances, prizes, music, desserts, music and more! All to Benefit the UMO Ensemble and UMO School of Physical Arts! WHEN: Saturday, February 6th; Doors open at 6pm read more
- Hunting for Crab
Bob T. was my best friend and we managed to get into a lot of trouble together such as the day we stole some pigeons from old man Therkelsen and Sheriff Starr made us take them back to the henhouse we had stolen them from. We were guilty. read more
- At 40, Granny’s Attic sees business boom in town
When Granny’s Attic closed its doors last week for its annual break, it marked 40 years supporting health care needs on the island and one year at its new location, where it had its busiest year ever.
- Dockton bike trails move ahead, construction to begin soon
King County Parks and the Vashon Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) on Thursday night presented final recommendations for the Dockton Forest Mountain Bike Trail Project, setting in motion the process to begin construction on the trails.
- Methanol plant meeting draws hundreds in Tacoma
An estimated 1,000 people descended on the Tacoma Convention Center Thursday night to voice their opinions about a proposed methanol production plant in Tacoma, and two clear sides of the issue emerged.
- County homeless population up from 2015
More than 1,100 volunteers spent three hours combing the streets throughout King County last Friday in the annual effort to count the increasing number of men, women and children who are homeless and sleeping outside.
- Chautauqua Elementary School principal retiring
Chautauqua Elementary School principal Jody Metzger will retire at the end of the school year, six years after she began leading her pod of 542 “orcas” and their more than 30 teachers.
- Park district commissioners approve increases to user fees for parks, schools
Vashon Park District commissioners voted last week to approve a 5 percent increase in fees for the use of several island park and school district facilities.
- County closes Sea Breeze Farm investigation, finds no cruelty, neglect
One month after King County Regional Animal Services opened an investigation into the conditions at one of Sea Breeze Farm’s pig holding areas, the case has been closed with no concerns, authorities said.
- Reported gunshots heard Thursday determined to be islander target shooting
King County Sheriff’s Office officials said the gunshots multiple islanders reported hearing on Thursday afternoon were from an islander shooting targets on their own property.
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 02/06 0%
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Sunday 02/07 20%
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 52F. Winds light and variable.
Monday 02/08 10%
A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 59F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 02/09 0%
Mostly sunny skies. High 61F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 02/10 40%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High 57F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Thursday 02/11 20%
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 54F. Winds light and variable.
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
- Six involved in boxing weigh-in murder
Police now believe at least six people were involved in a gun attack at a boxing weigh-in in Dublin in which a man was killed.
- Scotland 9-15 England
Scotland's wait to regain the Calcutta Cup goes on after England open the Eddie Jones era with victory at Murrayfield.
- Leicester to win title says internet
Was their 3-1 win over Manchester City the moment we started to believe Leicester could actually win the title?
- New rules 'will silence' charities
Charities say new rules on how they spend government grants are tantamount to making them take a vow of silence by preventing them from lobbying ministers.
- Topshop store evacuated amid fire fears
Hundreds of shoppers were evacuated from a busy central London store because of fears of a fire.
- Skiers killed in Austrian avalanche
Five Czech skiers have been killed in a huge avalanche in the Austrian Alps that buried 17 people, local police say.
- Syrian refugee numbers soar at border
The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting has nearly doubled to 35,000, a Turkish official says.
- Liverpool fans in walkout protest
Several thousand Liverpool fans walk out of Saturday's league match with Sunderland at Anfield in protest at rising ticket prices.