The Vashon Loop
- Vashon Summer Studio Tour
In 1986 the American Craft Museum opened its doors directly across from the Museum of Modern Art on W. 53rd St. in New York. For many artists, this celebration of the functional and less rarefied arts and crafts came as a welcome change from often tired theories of overblown 80s art. read more
- The Glass Ceiling We Must Shatter in 2016
It would be nearly impossible to live in America today and not know that there is a woman running for the position of President. Indeed, with a campaign slogan that focuses your attention entirely upon her sex (I’m with HER), how could you miss it? read more
- Sunrise Ridge Tailgate Sale
Want a great way to have a garage sale without inviting people to your own garage or to tap into the popular estate sale market on Vashon? Or even to sell new items or other things like fresh produce or arts and crafts? Booths are available for Vashon residents, non-profit organizations and other commercial vendor. Judging from registrants so far, there will be a great variety interesting sale items for buyers. read more
- Have A Safe 4th
Last year’s fireworks season was during a record breaking heat wave, the fire danger was extreme, but people used the most important piece of safety equipment – good judgement. Fireworks sales were down more than 50% and that was a good thing read more
Both the Republicans and the Democrats have been challenged this election year by a populist insurrection. Many of us bristle as the pundits throw Trump and Sanders supporters into the same bag. After all, the motives and intentions of the two factions seem to be as different as night and day. read more
- Thanks for the … uh … memories
I read the other day that when a mother is pregnant with a boy, some of that boy’s DNA is shared. It travels in the blood up into the mother’s brain, and moves in permanently, kind of like the kids do in their twenties. read more
- Quicker than Quiche
A quiche presents an appealing appearance, aroma, and taste for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s equally delicious and nutritious served hot or cold. But when the weather turns hot and you don’t care to turn on your oven, you can forget the crust, and make an augmented Danish omelet instead. read more
- Bill Brown & The Kingbees
Since the last Strawberry Festival in 2015, Bill Brown and the Kingbees have been performing all over Puget Sound. Folks love Bill’s crisp harmonica and no holds barred vocals. They are a favorite for private parties for their energy and dynamic tonal vocals. read more
- A gleaming Golden Ticket, Rivers of Chocolate, Gobstoppers & Oompa Loompas:
Dance! Vashon brings Roald Dahl’s “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory” to stage at the Vashon High School Theater this weekend, June 24-26. The production is the 20th show directed by Vashon Dance Academy Artistic Director and Dance Teacher Cheryl Krown and Co-Director/Teacher Julie Gibson, featuring over 100 Vashon dancers, from ages 3 to adult. read more
- School district budget calls for increased special education funding
Board members overseeing the Vashon school district are expected to pass a $26.2 million budget, a roughly $873,000 increase over its current spending plan.
- Vashon Island Fire & Rescue chief resigns
Three months after Vashon's fire chief announced he planned to leave the department in the coming months, Chief Hank Lipe has resigned and will leave June 30.
- Fire commissioners appoint interim leader
With the fire department facing a leadership transition, district commissioners have appointed Bob Larsen to the interim assistant chief of operations position.
- Open house set for new affordable home site
Vashon Household will host an open house celebration for its new affordable home ownership project this weekend.
- Community groups plan for clinic closure
With the August closure of the longtime clinic at Sunrise Ridge growing closer, several island agencies that are part of the island's extended health care community are taking concrete steps to prepare for the change, while the group working to …
- Island teachers see 2 percent salary increase
Vashon school district teachers will see a 2 percent increase in their pay in 2017.
- Nature center’s fifth BioBlitz event will be last one for a while
For the fifth and, this year, final time for a while, Vashon Nature Center staff, scientists and volunteers will spend the better part of 24 hours this weekend cataloging as many of the island's wildlife and plant species as possible within a sp …
- South-end ferry service resumes
Service on the Point Defiance-Tahlequah route has resumed and is on schedule after divers conducted an underwater inspection on the Chetzemoka this morning.
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
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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
- Corbyn will not resign after losing confidence vote
Labour MPs pass a no-confidence motion in Jeremy Corbyn by 172 votes to 40 – but Mr Corbyn says he will not resign.
- Brexit vote: Bitter exchanges in EU parliament debate
Bitter exchanges mark the European Parliament's first debate on the UK's vote to leave, while David Cameron prepares to face his EU counterparts.
- Market pressure eases after Brexit rout
UK financial markets calm down after two days of turmoil in the wake of the Brexit vote, with the FTSE 100 gaining more than 2%.
- Alice Gross murder suspect Arnis Zalkalns not checked
Police did not check the record of a foreign murderer, believed to have killed Alice Gross, as they did not know how to as there was no policy to, an inquest hears.
- 'England damaged by failure'
Roy Hodgson says England's 2-1 defeat by Iceland and exit from Euro 2016 has caused long-term "damage" to the team.
- Ikea recall after US child deaths
Ikea is to recall 29 million Malm chests of drawers in North America after the deaths of three children in the US.
- Wimbledon 2016: Andy Murray beats Liam Broady in round one
Andy Murray makes short work of his first ever British opponent at Wimbledon as he beats Liam Broady in the first round.
- Euro 2016: Gareth Southgate should not be next England boss – Harry Redknapp
Harry Redknapp says the idea that Gareth Southgate is favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson as England manager is "scary".