The Vashon Loop
- The Best of All Possible Curries
If Voltaire’s characters Candide and Professor Pangloss had been a dinner guests at my house this week, the professor would have recommended the recipe I give you in today’s column read more
- How to Live a Victorious Life
Who knows why suddenly the tide turns and good things, blessing after blessing, start to happen? Some theorize it’s when we’ve learned our lessons, others think it’s when God is good and ready. read more
- Community Cinema Vashon presents Medrora
Years ago, Medora was a booming rural community with a thriving middle class. But the factories and farms are now closed and the population has dwindled. Poverty and despair have moved in. read more
- Soul Senate
Soul Senate is a 7-piece, high-energy, adrenaline-inducing, audience-oriented, original soul/funk party powerhouse. read more
- High and Lonesome
High and Lonesome was formed in 1985 and played all the bluegrass festivals throughout the Northwest. The band broke up at the end of 1989, but reunited in 1993 and were hired to play 3 shows at the very first Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival that year. read more
- Harbor School VFW essay recipients
Harbor School students had a great showing in the recent VFW “Patriot’s Pen” essay contest, earning places in all middle school grades. read more
- Vashon Will Get Our Own FM Radio Station!
On Friday, February 21, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Voice of Vashon’s application for an FM radio station. read more
- Oscar Night Benefit Returns to Vashon Theatre
Vashon Film Society and the Oscar Night committee are bringing the island’s annual Academy Awards bash back to the Vashon Theatre on Sunday, March 2. read more
- The Mysterious Leak
“I grew up in a town where if you see a sign like this on the ground, it means either they hit the sign to avoid the deer, or the teenagers got into their parents liquor cabinet again. read more
- VARSA reassesses efforts with youth, works to keep funding
group working to tackle Vashon’s high levels of teen substance abuse The group is coming out of an ongoing dispute with Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS), and volunteers say they are now working to refocus their efforts in order to maintain t …
- Businessman reflects on decades in septic work
His business has taken him to thousands of homes on the island and dubbed him Vashon’s number one exporter. It has been difficult, smelly and sometimes messy, but Larry Niece still calls pumping septic systems his “true calling.”
- Vashon applications lined up as state begins to issue pot licenses
As the state Liquor Control Board (LCB) begins to issue marijuana business licenses this week, several people are in line to start small marijuana growing and processing operations on Vashon
- Free seminar on aging will provide information on range of issues
A free seminar for islanders concerned about aging will take place this weekend and cover a variety of issues, ranging from retrofitting a home to making end-of-life decisions.
- Chautauqua to host open house for incoming kindergartners
Chautauqua Elementary School will host an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, for incoming kindergartners and their families.
- County moves forward on pot plan after mixed meeting
King County is moving forward with a proposal that would allow marijuana business at the K2 building after hearing mixed reactions to the plan at a public meeting attended by hundreds on Vashon.
- Study confirms concerns about poor health of harbor, sheds light on causes
During a break between rain showers Monday, a crew of young people from the Washington Conservation Corps tended to a wide patch of Oregon grape, snowberry and hawthorne recently planted at Raab’s Lagoon.
- VYFS sees continued demand for services, leap in numbers in 2013
Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS), the island’s largest social service provider, served nearly one-third more people last year than it had the year before, an increase that is part of a multi-year trend.
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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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
- G7 warns Russia on 'annexing' Crimea
The G7 group of industrial nations calls on Russia to stop moves to "annex" Crimea, otherwise, says US President Obama, they will be "forced to apply costs".
- Two die as blast levels NY buildings
Two women die and 20 others are injured as a gas leak sparks an explosion which razes two buildings in New York City.
- US teen back home after suing family
A US high school student who sued her parents for financial support has returned home, the family lawyer says.
- Sex allegation MP 'could not resign'
A young man who demanded MP Nigel Evans resign after an alleged sexual assault was told "it can't be done" before the general election, a court hears.
- VIDEO: Pistorius toilet door shown in court
The bathroom door through which Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend has been shown in court on the eighth day of his murder trial.
- Clashes after Turkish boy's funeral
Turkish police fire tear gas and water cannon at protesters in Istanbul after the funeral of a teenager wounded in anti-government clashes last year.
- Nigeria checks 'missing $20bn' claim
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders a forensic audit of the state oil firm following claims that $20bn (£12bn) have gone missing.
- PM's belief in Israel 'unbreakable'
David Cameron says his belief in Israel is "unbreakable" as he urges the country's MPs to pursue a deal with Palestinians to end all conflict.