The Vashon Loop
- High School Reunion Part 1: The Northern Coast
The trip was interesting. I didn’t want to leave home, but had to in order to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event, my fifty year high school reunion. I made arrangements, and I went, in a mixed mood with lots of doubts. Driving down the Willamette Valley I was thinking, I hate driving. I don’t want to do this. read more
- Ellisport Project Explores the Community’s History
Ellisport and KVI beach is a quite corner of Vashon that best is known for its sandy beach and quite saltwater marsh. But at one time the Chautauqua Assembly located at Ellisport was the largest resort in Central Puget Sound. Ellisport once had a sawmill, a store, a post office, a hotel, greenhouses, its own water system, the island’s first electric generating read more
- The Superfoods
Americans seen to have become much more conscientious about choosing foods for nutritive value as well as flavor whether eating out or at home. Even fast food places like McDonalds have added some genuinely healthy foods. read more
“There’s the mother”, she whispered loudly enough I could hear as she nodded her head to me. The couple next to me paced in place with artificial ease. “It’s OK” the husband said to the wife rubbing her shoulders as we all waited in line. read more
- Bingo, Ballads, and a coupla broads
Join The Famous Filson sisters for an evening of Bingo and Fairyoke Karaoke to support The DoVE Project on October 3rd at The Vashon Eagles! October First Saturday is gonna be NUTS. read more
Living in a globalized world, public fears have been heightened by frightening news reports of deadly diseases such as Mad Cow disease and E. Coli. Smallpox was responsible for up to 500 million deaths in the 20th Century, and was the first demonstration of disease eradication through vaccination on a worldwide scale. read more
- Swamp Bottom Cabaret
From deep in the swamps of Vashon, where dreams are born and come to rest, comes an evening of inspired performance featuring some of our Island’s most imaginative entertainers. On October 3, Steffon and Arlette Moody present Swamp Bottom Cabaret—a spin-off of their roving outdoor Swamp Bottom Jamborees, adapted for the Blue Heron stage—featuring local musical groups The S Curves and The Nilbillies. read more
- The Van Redeker Band
The Van Redeker Band performs danceable interpretations of songs by pop music’s greatest songwriters, including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke and JJ Cale, as well as originals by veteran musician Daryl Redeker. read more
- Art Film Series returns with fall lineup
Vashon Film Society presents “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” a bracing documentary about the rise of the women’s movement in the mid-sixties into the seventies, on Friday, October 2. read more
- State testing, sex education among topics discussed at school board public forum
From the district’s water use to the role of testing in the classroom to sexual education curriculum and the availability of condoms at the high school, islanders provided the Vashon Island school board candidates with plenty to talk about at the can …
- Beware of phone scammers claiming to be law enforcement
Authorities are warning the public about a phone scam making the rounds locally
- Two local students semifinalists in national scholarship competition
Vashon High School seniors Elliot Carleton and Alden Rogers are two of 16,000 semifinalists throughout the nation competing in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
- Vashon to see increase in traffic patrols
King County Sheriff’s deputies will perform more traffic patrols on Vashon and in other unincorporated areas of the county in the coming months after a recent decision by the county council approved funds for an additional 1,100 hours of traffic-rela …
- Pharmacy begins offering vaccines
Across the country, many pharmacies provide immunizations to customers, and Vashon Pharmacy has recently joined their ranks.
- New Safe Place program launches on Vashon
Seven island businesses signed up last week for the Safe Place program designed to reduce LGBTQ hate crimes and increase reporting of them, and several more are expected to sign on soon, according to Seattle police officer Jim Ritter.
- Soltman: Opt outs make it ‘hard to draw conclusions’ from test scores
Nearly 32 percent of VHS juniors opted out of math test
- Composting program begins on island
Residents urged to bring food, yard waste to transfer station
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
Friday 10/09 60%
Chance of Rain
A few showers this morning with overcast skies during the afternoon hours. High 64F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Saturday 10/10 90%
Rain likely. High 63F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Sunday 10/11 10%
Partly cloudy. High near 65F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 10/12 20%
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 66F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 10/13 60%
Chance of Rain
Light rain early. Breaks of sun in the afternoon. High 62F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Wednesday 10/14 10%
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 63F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 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
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- US shooting family in $6.5m settlement
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- Britain faces tough call on Syrian bombing
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- The pain (and relief) of losing political office
The pain (and relief) of losing political office
- Searching for Azam, an injured Syrian child somewhere in Europe
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- John Lennon's life in pictures
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