The Vashon Loop
- Father-Daughter Dance
Under the Sea is this year’s theme for the eighth annual Father-Daughter Dance. On Saturday, June 6, girls and their partners celebrate at the Vashon Golf & Swim Club. The dance is limited to 120 participants, and an early sell-out is expected again. read more
- Welcome to Subirdia
Vashon Audubon Society presents Dr. John Marzluff screening two short films and discussing his new book Welcome to Subirdia. The event is free and open to the public. read more
- Jury Duty, Part 2
Jury duty was, as I expected, heck. The slickest part was taking the bus. You get a bus ticket with your jury summons, so the fare is covered. I parked at my church parking lot, which the county uses as a park and ride, and went out to the side of the highway to wait. read more
- Kedgeree: Leftovers Gone Gourmet
This is a dish I learned to make by peering over the shoulder of my then-young husband’s grandmother, born Jane Macbeath. She was Scotch, not Scottish. She wanted it clearly understood that she was a Highland Scot. “Scottish,” she told us, “are people who live near the English border. read more
- She’s my Deborah
A month from today, as I write this, I am officially retired from 52 years of caring for and teaching other people’s children and parents. Wow! That is a long time to have car seats in the car and be changing poopy diapers. read more
- Free Range Folk Choir
Celebrate the start of summer at the FRFC Summer Concert, Sunday, June 7th, 7:00pm at the Burton Community Church. Profound music from the civil rights movement with a full band and jazz piano, as well as soul stirring songs from South Africa, Macedonia, Israel, and more, in one of the very best acoustic spaces on Vashon. This is a night you won’t want to miss. read more
- A Beethoven Band
Early 19th-century chamber music for flute, violin, viola and cello from Beethoven’s time will be presented on period instruments in A BEETHOVEN BAND on Sunday afternoon, May 31 at 2:00 PM at Bethel Church read more
- Afternoon of Celtic Music and Stories
Nationally-acclaimed performer, composer, arranger, and educator, Jamie Laval is hailed as “One of North America’s finest practitioners of traditional Scottish music” (San Jose Mercury News). read more
- Dimestore Prophets
Dimestore Prophets is made up of guitar player and vocalist Ray Glover, drummer John Wilson, and bassist Eric Groff. DSP has diverse array of musical influences; each player brings his own unique approach to their musical role in the band. Influences range from Bob Marley to Sublime, the Clash to the Dave Matthews Band. read more
- Islander dies in single-vehicle accident
A fatal car accident on Vashon has claimed the life of Ken Sudduth, a longtime islander.
- Local artist works to keep Native traditions alive
At the Vashon Forest Stewards lumber yard last Friday, a group of second graders crowded around two 11-foot totem poles in the making. Shuffling their feet in wood chips and occasionally touching the colorfully painted poles, the Chautauqua students …
- New teen center aims to be resource for sexual health
Island teens with questions about relationships, sex and sexuality now have new resources for answers: DoVE’s Teen Centre and its confidential texting line.
- Park district hopes to offer camp for teens and tweens this summer
In recent years, some islanders have criticized the Vashon Park District for cutting its program offerings, but this summer, the district hopes to serve island families by offering a summer camp for youth ages 11 to 15.
- Lacrosse Vultures end season at top of division
The Vashon High School boys’ lacrosse team ended its season last week after a loss in the playoffs to powerhouse Juanita High School.
- With docks in question, officials reach out to public
Officials are reaching out to the public to help determine the fate of the Tramp Harbor dock as well as the marina at Dockton Park.
- Victim in December accident was driving under the influence
The young woman who died in a single-car accident on Vashon last December was intoxicated at the time of the crash, according to a report recently released by the King County Sheriff’s Office
- Garden information sheets point to safe practices and products
Islanders concerned about the effects of lawn and garden products can now get updated information at several local stores to help them choose options that are people, animal and earth friendly.
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
Saturday 05/30 10%
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 74F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 05/31 0%
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High near 75F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 06/01 20%
Mainly cloudy. High 66F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 06/02 50%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High around 60F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wednesday 06/03 20%
Cloudy. High 63F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 06/04 20%
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 68F. Winds light and variable.
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
- Silk Road drug site founder jailed
Ross Ulbricht, the founder of online illegal drug marketplace the Silk Road, is sentenced to life in prison.
- Cancer link, Blatter elected and TV snub
The link between obesity and cancer, the re-election of Sepp Blatter, and a life without TV make the headlines.
- US demands China halt reclamations
The US calls for an "immediate halt" to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea, saying China is "out of step" with international rules.
- VIDEO: Cuba removed from US terrorism list
The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
- Europe concern at Blatter re-election
Many European football associations express concern following Sepp Blatter's re-election as Fifa president, although his win is welcomed by Russia.
- Venezuela blocks ex-presidents' visit
Venezuela has blocked two ex-presidents from visiting opposition leaders jailed on charges of inciting violence against the government.
- Sarkozy renames French opposition
France's main opposition party, led by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, has changed its name from UMP to The Republicans, despite fierce opposition from critics.
- VIDEO: Napoleon's life in Lego for anniversary
The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is to be marked with an exhibition in the Belgian town of Waterloo.