The Vashon Loop
- Raise the Roof
For some reason the writing of this piece has been a bit like attempting to move dried clay through a cake decorator bag, when it should have required much less effort. It seems though that for the moment I have run out of that vim and vigor that drives the bouncy cheerleader within to perform countless front and back flips while selling the soap of public good. read more
- Kneeling at the Cross: A Protestant Looks at the Crucifixion
It’s two hours past my bedtime. The building is quiet and in my little office cubby covered in chatchke of my narrative, the last four edits, teeny tiny minutiae of details having to do with the text, have just been sent to the printer. We are hours away from uploading to the distributor. read more
- Non-Inflammatory Foods
Nutritionists advise us to avoid inflammatory foods, but few tell us what foods aren’t inflammatory. It would take more space than this column to give you a complete list of inflammatory and non-inflammatory meats, so I’ll just list the most and the least inflammatory meats. read more
- Spring into a new sailing schedule March 22
Washington State Ferries sails into its busy season with the spring schedule starting Sunday, March 22. Peak season surcharge fare increases go into effect May 1. Three-boat service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route returns on Saturdays and Sundays, plus five minute sailing time adjustments during weekday a.m./p.m. commute hours. read more
- Sunday Swing with the Portage Fill Big Band!
It’s time to Dance! The fabulous Portage Fill Big Band returns to Open Space with their fantastic live swing music for Sunday Swing, an all-ages event. read more
- The Crime Solved
Vashon Allied Arts is pleased to announce its sixth season of informative talks to enhance your appreciation of the arts and humanities and provide the Vashon community with opportunities for lifelong learning. read more
- Joseph Panzetta with Special Guests
Joe Panzetta is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer who performs melodic, original songs with a signature percussive guitar style. His musical ventures range from singer-songwriter/folk rock, to world and mantra. read more
- Club O returns!!
Come dance yourself into Spring on Vashon’s biggest Dance Floor! All-ages, and all are welcome. $5 Cover at the Door, no one turned away for lack of funds! read more
- The Rumble Strips
The Rumble Strips play high-energy dance music from anywhere: West Africa, New Orleans, Brazil, and the pop charts. With full batteries of percussion, horns, guitars and vocals, it’s all hands on deck for a sound that’s sublime, ridiculous, oversized and built for joy. Not a show; a party. read more
- Health projects launch with aid from Granny’s Attic grant
Last year Vashon Senior Center director Ava Apple learned of an island senior who regularly took two buses and the ferry to get to his chemotherapy appointments in Seattle. One day one of his buses was late, and he resorted to hitchhiking home.
- After delay, VAA to begin construction of arts center in April
With a building permit in hand, adjusted construction plans and a loan in place, Vashon Allied Arts (VAA) will begin construction of its new arts center next month.
- New kind of paddling takes off on Vashon
Last Thursday’s cool temperatures and light rain didn’t stop islander Reed Nichelson from taking a group of friends out on paddleboards in Quartermaster Harbor.
- Memoir tells of healers around the world
Fifteen years ago, author and filmmaker Marie-Rose Phan-Le stepped away from her high-powered position in the film industry to document ancient traditions of healing and spirituality around the globe.
- Popular tamale business is set to expand
Island chef and entrepreneur Patty Freebourn has secured a dedicated space on Vashon to set up a production kitchen for her tamale business.
- Vashon firefighters climb for a cause
Nearly a dozen responders from Vashon’s fire department put their legs to the test and raised money to fight cancer when they climbed the Columbia Tower in Seattle earlier this month.
- New water taxi to be christened, begin service
Vashon’s new water taxi, the Sally Fox, will sail to the island this weekend for a dedication ceremony and is expected to begin service on the Vashon to downtown Seattle route in early April.
- Park district board votes to support Paradise Ridge project
At a recent meeting, Vashon Park District’s board of commissioners voted to allocate $10,000 to help fund improvements at Paradise Ridge Park.
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
Thursday 03/26 0%
Areas of dense morning fog. Lots of sunshine. High 67F. Winds light and variable.
Friday 03/27 20%
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 64F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday 03/28 20%
Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 57F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 03/29 60%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy early with showers for the afternoon hours. High 59F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Monday 03/30 20%
Partly to mostly cloudy. High around 60F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 03/31 80%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early then becoming cloudy with periods of light rain later in the day. High 52F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 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
- Oil firms to cut hundreds of jobs
Oil giants Shell and Taqa announce plans to cut hundreds of North Sea jobs, citing "challenging" times for the industry.
- Co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'
The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday was in sole control of plane and intentionally started its descent, officials say.
- Environmental agency budget cuts
Environmental groups in Northern Ireland are facing huge cuts to their budgets after the money they receive from government was slashed.
- Drones bounce back from collisions
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover from mid-air collisions.
- Walcott denies bust-up with Wenger
Arsenal's Theo Walcott says he has not had a row with manager Arsene Wenger as he reveals no contract talks are under way.
- Nigeria rivals sign peace accord
Nigeria's two main presidential candidates sign an agreement to prevent violence in tightly contested elections due on Saturday.
- Hotel murder suspect back in UK
A man wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of a Cardiff woman in a hotel in the city has been extradited from Africa.
- I'm not going anywhere – Bercow
John Bercow has told MPs "I am not going anywhere" ahead of an alleged bid to oust him as Commons Speaker.