The Vashon Loop
- For Orca Babies
This Earth Month, we have four Southern Resident orca babies to celebrate — cautiously. Technically, the calves are not included in the census until they have survived one year. With roughly 50% mortality in the first year, not all four newborns may survive. read more
- Vote No on Parks
Yes, you read that correctly, and no, I haven’t lost my mind- just my patience. Admittedly, my patience is being tested in a number of arenas at the moment, so a thinning is perhaps an understatement. As it was, the thin film of tolerance and credibility achieved a certain snapping-ness at last night’s Park District board of commissioners meeting- at least it did for me. read more
- Think you can be a Meat & Dairy Environmentalist? Think Again
There has been a lot of talk lately about “going green” and reducing your ecological footprint. Many environmentalists suggest switching to compact florescent lights, taking shorter showers, and driving a hybrid car. While these things do help, the environmental benefits of these actions pale in comparison to the good done by going vegan read more
- A Simple Glass of Water
Some friends were complaining about chlorine in their water the other day. I sympathize. No one likes that taste or smell. read more
- Heart of Vashon: Telling our Story
HEART OF VASHON: telling our story is a new community project that aims to weave a narrative celebrating the collective story of our community. All Islanders are invited to share personal stories – written or spoken – that illuminate the spirit of this place, stories that speak to our sense of identity and connection. read more
- Vote NO now!
Six years ago when we last voted for the park levy, we had a vibrant Park District. We had numerous summer camps, summer concerts in both Ober Park and the Village Green with weekly dancing at the Village Green. Parents were able to register their children for sport activities and their own adult classes at the Ober Park office. read more
- Patience, and Waiting, and Living in the Middle
My little cubby brings me such happiness. I really love how it’s situated. The light is always perfect. Flowers grow easily when I’m there to water them adequately. I’m surrounded by that which encourages both industry and pleasure. read more
- Feast Your Eyes
A real feast for your eyes is not merely beautiful, but also superb nourishment that promotes eye health. Want to keep your night vision? Avoid macular degeneration? Counteract the fatigue of working under fluorescent lights? For the vitamins and other nutrients that support eye health, go for raw or lightly cooked colorful vegetables, also eggs. read more
- The North Pool
Islanders Marc Powell and Chaim Rosemarin appear in Rajiv Joseph’s The North Pool, a dramatic two-person play that examines the tension between a high school vice-principal and a Middle-Eastern born transfer student. read more
- Mukai activists win in court, secure historic farmhouse
The local activists seeking to take possession of the Mukai Farm and Garden won in court earlier this month, when a judge ruled that they legally control the historic property.
- Foundation aims to fill a widening gap at the care center
One year after the Vashon Community Care Foundation was created to raise funds for the island’s skilled nursing and assisted living facility, a new executive director is at the foundation’s helm, and a fundraising effort to raise at least $500,000 is …
- Islanders work to make car washes safe for local creek
Drivers who waited in line for Vashon rowers to clean the grime off their vehicles on Sunday may not have realized the event marked what many expect will become an island norm: fish-friendly car washes.
- Food bank director steps down after 10 years at nonprofit
After 10 years at the helm of Vashon’s food bank, Yvonne Pitrof will step down as the organization’s executive director.
- Spring rains make way for Pirate baseball to hit the field
The Vashon High School baseball team finally got a full week of ball in, playing four games in five days, winning three and losing one. The team’s overall season record stands at 6-1 going into the week of spring break.
- Vashon Highway targeted for anti-skid treatment
King County plans to apply an innovative anti-skid road treatment at two-dozen locations throughout the county, and a section of Vashon Highway is included on the list.
- New restaurant to open
Vashon will have a new restaurant in a familiar space when islander and chef Chris Lueck opens the Mediterranean-influenced Isola in the old Express Cuisine location.
- Many find joy, camaraderie in the ukulele
A drenching, cold rain fell on Vashon last Thursday, but in the studio above Vashon Island Music, the spirit of Hawaii filled the air as members of the Vashon Island Ukulele Society started to play.
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
Sunday 04/19 0%
Plentiful sunshine. High 68F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 04/20 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High 73F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 04/21 20%
Partly cloudy skies. High 66F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 04/22 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning with some clearing in the afternoon. High 61F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Thursday 04/23 10%
Overcast. High 61F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 04/24 40%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High 61F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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
- Can the wives (or husbands) swing voters?
The wives of the three main leaders have put their lives on hold for the General Election – but what difference does it make?
- Victim named in murder inquiry
A man who died after a serious assault in Tonypandy is named by South Wales Police as 42-year-old Wayne Letherby.
- 'Major' emergency as boat capsizes
A major rescue operation is under way after migrant boat capsizes off the Italian island of Lampedusa, the Maltese navy tells the BBC.
- Sea search for missing kayaker
A search is under way after a male kayaker went missing in the Solent off the Hampshire coast, the coastguard says.
- Finland votes amid economic slump
Finnish voters go to the polls amid hopes that a new government will pull the country out of its three-year economic slump.
- Who is England's best-ever bowler?
James Anderson is England's top Test wicket-taker – but is he the best ever? Find out who came top in a special BBC Sport study.
- UK archbishop visits Egyptian leaders
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby travels to Egypt for a "visit of condolence" following the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year.
- Share 'bonanza', EU poll fears and 'biased Beeb'
Among Sunday's headlines are a "Thatcher-style" massive share sell-off, concerns over the planned 2017 EU referendum and UKIP's ire at what it says was a "biased" studio audience.