The Vashon Loop
- Who’s Hungry on Vashon? You may be surprised
Tuesday, December 8, 6:30PM at the Penny Farcy Building, Voice of Vashon (VoV) will partner with Vashon Community Care Foundation (VCCF) and the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank to present a community Town Hall and a new twist on VCC’s Telling Stories series. “Who’s Hungry on Vashon” will explore, with stories and a community forum, the current state of food insecurity on the Islands. read more
- The Nutcracker Ballet
On December 4, 5 and 6, VAA Center for Dance presents its annual Nutcracker at Vashon High School Theater. This production features more than 50 dancers, showcasing five graduating seniors. New choreography includes the Arabian Princess danced by senior Hannah Van Dusen read more
- Annual Open House, Point Robinson Light Station
The Keepers of Point Robinson and the Vashon Park District invite you to our annual open house, on Sunday, 6 December, from noon to 4 PM. read more
As I write it is the week before Thanksgiving, and I am thinking about things for which I am thankful, and how hard it is to feel thankful when the brokenness of the world seems to be anything but a gift. I turn my attention from woes to gratitude. read more
- Counting Your Blessings
“Pieces of April” and “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” are must haves in my Thanksgiving traditions. At some point, in the coming days, I will watch both of them. They will both make me feel hopeful for humanity and grateful for all I have. They are stories of people with little, who find out they have much. read more
- Rippin’ Chicken
Formed from deep within the Westsound Union, Rippin’ Chicken plays a greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz, executed with creative ease by three funky brothers from different mothers who LOVE to play together. read more
- Vashon Youth Chorus
The Vashon Youth Chorus under the direction of Marita Ericksen will perform with the Vashon Island Chorale at their Winter Wonderland concerts on Saturday, Dec 5 (7:30pm) and Sunday, Dec. 6 (3pm) at Bethel Church. read more
- Post-Thanksgiving Day Turkey Treat
Cooking the traditional centerpiece of a Thanksgiving meal is easy; the directions come with the bird. But what do you do with the leftover carcass? There’s a lot of good meat on it, well worth the time to cut off that meat and transform it into a big pot pie, or a casserole. read more
- Dockton Forest mountain bike trail plan Meetings
Two community meetings have been scheduled this fall on Vashon Island, when community members can learn more about a proposal to build mountain bike trails in King County Parks’ Dockton Forest. read more
- Island real estate sales strong this year, further improvements expected
When Emily Browne first began looking to buy a home on Vashon last fall, her progress was slowed by the marked lack of houses available, but when a small home went up for sale last spring, she acted fast and is now happily living on the island.
- County to award more than $1 million to four island organizations
Culture agency and county team up to give Kingdome funds to arts, preservation nonprofits
- VIFR sets 2016 budget, increases volunteer funding
Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s (VIFR) proposed 2016 budget of $2.35 million increased roughly $53,000 over this year’s, and the department’s volunteer program is seeing the largest increase in funding.
- Long-awaited laundromat opens
With a permitting issue finally resolved, islanders once again have access to laundry facilities now that Doug Sudduth has opened his Suds Laundromat in town next to Rock Island Pizza.
- Franciscan clinic adds lactation consultant
The Franciscan Medical Clinic will add the services of a lactation consultant beginning Dec. 3.
- Senior center to face budget shortfall next year
The Vashon Senior Center is contending with cuts to its services and programs next year after losing a major source of funding.
- VARSA kicks off series of talks to help, educate parents
Two nationally-recognized suicide prevention experts will be on Vashon Wednesday, Dec. 2, to talk to parents and the community at large about teens and how to distinguish normal behavior from something more serious, such as depression.
- Storm packed a punch, but island fared well
The first storm of the season blew in to Vashon with heavy rain and high winds yesterday, taking out power to the whole island for several hours in the process. Most customers had power restored by morning, but scattered local outages have lingered. …
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
Tuesday 12/01 80%
Cloudy skies with periods of rain this afternoon. High 46F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Wednesday 12/02 80%
Cloudy skies with periods of rain later in the day. High near 50F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Thursday 12/03 90%
Cloudy with periods of rain. High near 50F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Friday 12/04 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers early becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High 48F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Saturday 12/05 50%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 49F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Sunday 12/06 80%
A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 49F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
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
- Prince Charles to make forest appeal
Prince Charles is to call for better protection of the world's forests at the UN climate conference in Paris.
- Turkey challenges Russia over IS claim
Turkey's President Erodgan challenges Russia to prove its claim that Ankara shot down a Russian plane to protect oil trade with Islamic State.
- Syria vote on Wednesday, says PM
David Cameron is to ask his cabinet to endorse a one-day Commons debate and vote on Wednesday on extending UK air strikes into Syria.
- Organ donor law 'revolution' begins
Wales becomes the first nation in the UK to introduce a "revolutionary" new system to increase the number of organ donors.
- Labour to launch EU 'In' campaign
Labour is to officially launch its campaign for the UK to stay in the EU, arguing that the country's security depends on its continued membership.
- Chinese manufacturing activity worsens
Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, deteriorates in November as the manufacturing sector continues to shrink.
- Does the Royal Institution have a future?
UK scientific bodies were formed more than a hundred years ago to educate the public. Have they outlived their usefulness?
- Can we cut the sugar in our food?
Can we cut the sugar in our packaged food?