The Vashon Loop
- Mukai House and Garden “Most Endangered”
The Washington Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to safeguarding the historic and cultural resources of Washington, has placed the Mukai house and garden on their "most endangered property" list for 2013. read more
- Meeting on Health Care
Vashon HealthWatch, the island group that organized a recent community meeting on health care, is inviting Islanders to a follow-up meeting May 30th. read more
- Vashon Horse Expo
Day of the Horse, is planned for June 1st at Paradise Ridge Park on Vashon Island. Organized by the Vashon Maury Island Horse Association read more
- Vashon’s Largest Flea Market
Sell it! and Buy it! Vashon’s Largest Indoor Flea Market at Open Space for Arts & Community – we are throwing open the Grand Hall doors and inviting Vashon in to sell its wares and hunt for treasure. read more
- Giulianiad: The Music of Mauro Giuliani
The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents GIULIANIAD, its final 2013 program featuring works for flute and guitar by Mauro Giuliani read more
- Cami Lundeen
Born in California, but raised across the United States, Cami has a vast array of life experience that permeates her music. read more
- ZombIez One Year!
We made it! ZOMBiEZ (or what we’re realizing will forever be known as "the old Dairy Queen") turned one this month. We would like to give a big heart felt "Thank you" to everyone read more
- Community Cinema Vashon Presents
Community Cinema Vashon’s free monthly screenings and moderated discussions of documentaries from the Emmy Award-winning PBS film series Independent Lens are presented thanks to the generous support of ITVS read more
- Islanders to run for seats on public boards
Several islanders threw their hats into the political ring last week, filing with King County Elections to run for various elected posts on Vashon
- Following another tragic death, a community event will focus on healing
Vashon leaders, stunned by the recent death of a 2010 Vashon High School graduate, the fourth such tragedy in recent months, have organized an event they say they hope will help the community heal.
- An oil spill cleanup could harm our waters
Last October, the Washington Department of Ecology conducted an oil spill drill on the west side of Blake Island, just north of Vashon.
- Vashon pool set to open for season
The Vashon Pool is set to open this Saturday and will offer a free swim in the afternoon.
- Caretakers at two parks face difficult choice
Following a decision by the Vashon Park District’s board of commissioners, two parks employees must choose between keeping their jobs and remaining in their homes.
- With cuts at risk, schools foundation extends deadline
The Vashon Schools Foundation has extended its fundraising deadline, hoping to raise at least $100,000 more in order to stave off painful cuts at the school district.
- Recent incidents prompt safety concerns for island children
In the past week, two incidents involving island children have gotten considerable attention on Facebook and an online community bulletin board; in both instances, family members close to the situations have said they believe there was an intent to h …
- Park district files for fields water right
With the Northwest’s dry season approaching, the Vashon Park District has applied for a permit for a water right at the Vashon Fields Project, and a public comment period on that permit request is set to begin soon.
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://schoolreport.org/schoolDetail.php?schoolId=375
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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
- Suspects known to security services
Both suspects in the killing of a serving soldier in London were known to security services, senior Whitehall sources confirm to the BBC.
- April accused's 'fright and fear'
A man accused of murdering April Jones tells a court he felt sick with "fright and fear" after accidentally knocking her over in his car.
- Arrests in nursery sex assault probe
Five men are arrested after a child tells of being sexually assaulted at a children's nursery in Worcestershire.
- Edward VIII was bugged, files show
King Edward VIII was bugged by the government at the height of the 1936 abdication crisis, files released by the National Archives show.
- Nissan recalls over 800,000 vehicles
Nissan says it plans to recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide, 133,869 of them in the UK, due to a faulty steering wheel.
- GPs 'will not shore up unsafe NHS'
Family doctors are not prepared to shore up an emergency health care system left unsafe by "political meddling", a GP leader has warned.
- UK first quarter growth unchanged
The UK's economy grew at 0.3% in the first three months of the year, official figures confirm, but concerns remain over the strength of the recovery.
- French court questions IMF chief
IMF chief Christine Lagarde arrives at a Paris court for questioning over a payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.