The Vashon Loop
Earth Month brought an orca bloom to Vashon. Multiple groups of killer whales visited Island waters. In mid-April, two distinct ecotypes traversed the territory, gingerly avoiding each other. read more
- Irk Day
As anyone reading this column should know by now, I have come to dread the second and fourth Tuesday of any given month. read more
- King County Community Service Area program hosts spring town hall meeting
Residents of unincorporated King County can meet with County officials, learn about small grant opportunities for their community, and be informed about current County work in their community during a series of town hall-style open houses, scheduled in May. read more
- Festival logo 2014
The Vashon Chamber of Commerce is excited to unveil the 2014 Vashon Strawberry Festival logo created by Nancy Sipple. read more
- FREE Tickets to Every Child on Vashon for RED TIGER TALES!
One Show Only – Sunday, April 27 at 4pm Four red-nose clowns, garbed in red and cream robes and red felt hats, perch atop each other. The one on the tip-top is shouting, enthusiastically… read more
- Bye Bye Birdie
Set in the 1950s, Bye Bye Birdie is loosely based on the Elvis Presley phenomenon, and the effect he has on one small American town. read more
- Welcome Spring
Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra’s April 25 concert welcomes Spring with Delius’ lush On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and Air and Dance, Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 read more
- Delilah Pearl & The Mantarays
Delilah Pearl and The Mantarays perform sultry ballads and jazzy rousers from the era of the divas: Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald read more
- My Brother Kissed Mark Zuckerberg
Be Inspired! Two brothers lead very different lives on opposite coasts, but when one brother is diagnosed with HIV in 1988, their worlds are immediately drawn together, transforming both men forever. read more
- General store meets modern times at the half-century-old Country Store
Walking into The Country Store and Farm, a place that has been in business for 50 years on Vashon, is a feast for the senses.
- Beachcomber website changes its digital subscription service
This week The Beachcomber will change how it delivers its online content. Beginning Wednesday, April 23, The Beachcomber’s website will move from having an online pay-wall to a meter for digital subscriptions. Under the new system, readers can view u …
- Responders work to prepare for a landslide on Vashon
In the wake of last month’s deadly landslide in Oso, Vashon’s emergency volunteers are preparing for a significant landslide on Vashon while also attempting to highlight the island’s own risk for slides.
- Greywater can ease our dependence on the aquifer
How long do we have to continue to pull out increasing quantities of water from our watershed before irreparable damage to our environment is done? How long do we have before we must turn toward an alternative water supply instead of solely relying o …
- Go green in the garden: Free information cards make it easy
Islanders concerned about the environmental effects of lawn and garden products have a new resource available to help make choices that protect the health of humans, wildlife and water.
- Vashon Pool’s opening delayed until mid-June
The Vashon Pool, which traditionally opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend, will open June 15 this year.
- Land trust secures two more properties along Judd Creek
The Vashon Maury Island Land Trust recently purchased two more properties along Judd Creek, a step forward in its effort to protect Vashon’s largest watershed and eventually build a hiking trail there.
- Vashon High School recognized as one of the top schools in the state
Vashon Island High School recently received a Washington Achievement Award (WAA) and was recognized as one of the top 5 percent of schools in the state for 2013.
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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National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
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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
- Miliband plans zero-hours crackdown
Ed Miliband will unveil plans to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts in a speech in Scotland later.
- Bolivia dismisses protesting troops
Bolivia's military chiefs have ordered the dismissal of more than 700 troops who have been protesting to demand better working conditions.
- UK science to get £200m polar ship
UK scientists are to get a £200m icebreaker, which will be one of the biggest, most capable polar research vessels in the world.
- Westminster without Scotland?
How a Scottish Yes vote would change the UK Parliament
- New clashes in Rio over dancer death
Brazilian police clash with resident of a slum in Rio, after the funeral of dancer who was shot by officers during unrest there on Tuesday.
- Tech giants settle hiring court case
Technology giants Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe settle a class action lawsuit alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.
- Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine – US
The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.
- MPs' 'localness' level measured
Almost two-thirds of MPs are "local" to the area they represent, research suggests.