The Vashon Loop
- VYFS Announces 2nd Annual Raft Up!
A Uniquely Vashon Event is Back and Better! Building on the success of last year’s event, Vashon Youth & Family Services today announces the second annual Raft Up! read more
- Real Island Life Television News
In the early 1960s, when many of us still had black and white televisions, the three major networks dominated the market. Back then the news was much less filtered. As Joe Friday would say, we got “Just the Facts”. Walter Cronkite was the CBS Evening News anchor who delivered the Nation and the World to our living rooms. read more
- The Ring of Truth
When your spouse shuffles off this mortal coil you have to take care of a lot of business. As time goes on and the angst recedes a little, the less pressing issues begin to arise, one of which is, should I keep wearing my wedding ring? read more
- Pointers for Perfect Pancakes
Pancakes are the quickbread I make most often. They’re perfect for a guest breakfast or a Sunday night supper. You can dress them up with real maple syrup, or more healthfully with yogurt and fresh fruit. Or bake them with fresh or frozen blueberries folded in just before baking. Added before the last minute, frozen berries tend to bleed blue juice, spoiling the beauty of our product. read more
- RJ’s Kids Kenpo Karate Classes
Kenpo Karate self-defense fall season classes for adults and continuing children will start Wednesday, September 9, at the Ober Park Performance Room. A new class has been added for beginner children every Tuesday starting September 15. read more
- Nobody Dies Today
There is a poster used by Domestic Violence educators that shows the different roles of DV. Nobody is a real person in situations involving DV. Everyone just plays a role. That’s the point they are trying to make. Real only happens in healthy. read more
- Chautauqau Music Festival
An all day music festival featuring prominent young and older established musicians from Vashon and Seattle to raise money for underprivileged kids in the Chautauqau and McMurray music and other arts programs. read more
- Concerts in the Park
Vashon Events and the Vashon Park District have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free outdoor concert series will begin on Thursday, July 2nd and run through Thursday, September 10th. All concerts start at 7pm and are held in Ober Park on Vashon Island. read more
- Bill Carter
Bill Carter has been a pillar of the Texas music scene for three decades. Over 200 artists have found gold in the songwriting genius of this legendary Texas troubadour, read more
- VHS varsity football team gets pre-season workout at jamboree
The Vashon Pirates football team took to the field in pre-season action last Friday at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma.
- Sheriff’s office investigates harassment incidents
The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that occurred about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.
- Remnants of pier to be removed from natural area
On Thursday, the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) will begin working to remove the remnants of a concrete pier on the southeast shoreline of Maury Island.
- Local property valuations rise again
Vashon property valuations have risen for the third straight year, according to the King County Assessor’s Office, but they are still below the pre-recession levels.
- Coyote reports rise, group aims to educate islanders
When Angela Schonbok’s favorite cat did not return to the family’s north-end home after hunting voles one night recently, she knew something had gone terribly wrong.
- Feeling the heat
Record-breaking summer brings challenges to many island farmers
- A new season, new coach, breathe new life into VHS football
The Seahawks aren’t the only local football team getting ready to start the fall season, as practices began last week for the Vashon High School (VHS) Pirates varsity and junior varsity (JV) football teams.
- Popular band returns to the Red Bike this weekend
The well-known all island band Subconscious Population will play a free show at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.
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
Wednesday 09/02 20%
Mostly cloudy skies this morning will become partly cloudy this afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 67F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 09/03 40%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 67F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Friday 09/04 20%
A few clouds from time to time. High 68F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 09/05 0%
Mostly sunny skies. High 74F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday 09/06 60%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High 69F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Monday 09/07 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 73F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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
- Migrant crisis, referendum question, police cars and 'unboxing' craze
The migrant crisis sweeping Europe and a change to the question for the UK's referendum on the EU make the front pages.
- Trespassers cause more Eurostar delays
Trespassers on the tracks of the Channel Tunnel have caused major disruption for hundreds of passengers, amid reports of migrants climbing on train roofs.
- Umunna urges Labour to back new leader
Former Labour leadership contender Chuka Umunna urges his party to unite around its new leader, whoever wins the contest.
- Thousands more migrants reach Athens
Boats carrying thousands of migrants arrive overnight in mainland Greece, as the EU struggles to cope with an unprecedented influx.
- Murray sees off Kyrgios in US Open
Britain's Andy Murray wins a pulsating night match against Nick Kyrgios to reach the US Open second round in New York.
- China shares slide in volatile trade
Asian markets continue to fall on Wednesday, with Shanghai opening down more than 4% amid worries about China's growth.
- Alarm bells over no-siren police cars
Police cars with no sirens are being used for emergency responses, delaying officers and potentially helping criminals escape arrest, the Police Federation says.
- Has Yemen war handed Aden to jihadists?
The once tranquil port of Aden in Yemen is being steadily infiltrated by jihadists from both al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular and the so-called Islamic State, writes the BBC's Frank Gardner.