The Vashon Loop
- The Rebel of the Road!
Hey all you old car and movie buffs, have we got a show for you! On Saturday the 30th at 5:00 in the evening we will have a showing of one of the best hot rod movies of all time, The Rebel of the Road! read more
- Hallway of Ghosts
I have been locked into a different routine as of late. My day generally begins with a plate of eggs and a cup of coffee that I carry out onto the back deck. read more
- Huzzah for Hamburgers!
You could make a package of ground lean beef or bison into meat loaf, but then you’d have to heat up the oven. and the weather is seldom cool enough for that yet. read more
- Three Points Above Einstein
Inch by inch, piece by piece, I unpacked. That which had been boxed and put in storage in the Spring of 2013 was now, in the summer of 2014 being carefully placed in just the right places. It had been, to quote Eugene Peterson, a huge long obedience in a single direction. read more
- The Joys of Later Life
I knew a couple, both in their seventies, who lost a son to suicide. When the mother replied to my sympathy card, she said that she was sad that her son would not come to know the joys of later life. read more
- Larry Murante
Larry Murante’s beautifully woven stories about every day folks, set to song combine compassionate, socially conscious lyrics and an upbeat, joyful, energetic folk/rock style. read more
- The Island Jazz Quintet
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi will be shining its spotlight on one of the most innovative jazz bands in the Northwest read more
- The Dance Club that Vashon has always needed… is here
From your friends at Open Space for Arts & Community, here’s another reason to not leave the island… and still get what you need! read more
- Call For Nurses Goes Unanswered
Vashon Community Care has a question for Vashon. Where are all of the Island nurses? “I know there are licensed nurses that are currently unemployed or partially employed on Vashon,” says Director of Clinical Services, Donna Zaglin. read more
- Body of missing Vashon woman, Kirsten Proffit, found
In sad news on Vashon, the body of Kirsten Proffit, the island woman reported missing last Monday, has been found and her family notified, according to Lane Youmans, the coroner of Grays Harbor County.
- Island woman still missing
The island woman who was reported missing early this week still has not returned, despite some reports yesterday that she was back safe on the island.
- Vashon woman missing for second day
An island woman has been reported missing Monday, and anyone with information about her whereabouts is encouraged to contact the King County Sheriff's Office.
- Chautauqua families receive letters required by No Child Left Behind law
Parents with children at Chautauqua Elementary School will receive letters this week informing them that their child is attending a “failing” school, a result of the state losing its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law
- Homeshare program seeks homeowners with room to spare for renters
Vashon Household, the local nonprofit organization dedicated to affordable housing, is looking for islanders willing to rent out rooms in their homes
- Express Cuisine goes up for sale
After a year at the helm of Express Cuisine, island chef Chris Lueck is selling the business because of health problems.
- Care center seeks new leadership
Vashon Community Care (VCC) will soon be looking for a new administrator, as current administrator Janelle Ansell has given her notice and will leave next month.
- Fall brings an uptick in island preschools
Just a few years ago, several island preschools were serving fewer children than in years past, but preschools appear to be flourishing again, with three new schools set to open this fall and three others reporting significant changes.
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
Chance of Rain66°/52°
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
- How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?
How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?
- British activist in Thailand trial
A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is set to go on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
- Musician Watt makes non-fiction list
Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
- How corals stir up their world
How corals stir up their world to draw in nutrients
- Iraq forces push against jihadists
Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.
- Man Utd sign Falcao on loan for £6m
Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
- Superfast computing to be piloted
Superfast computer technology is to be piloted in the Highlands in a project involving Fujitsu, Highland Council and Energy North.
- Brown issues warning over UK debt
Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.