The Vashon Loop
- Island Non-profits Inspire on KVSH GiveBIG Day
Tuesday, May 3rd is a day of inspiration for all. It’s GiveBIG Day– the one-day online event when donors can give to all their favorite non-profits at once and every donation is “stretched” by The Seattle Foundation. read more
- Pronouns Are the Hardest Part
Lately there has been a foofaraw about where transgender people go to the bathroom. Some people have this idea that if transgender people are allowed to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify, male pedophiles will put on dresses so they can go into women’s restrooms and abuse little girls. At least I think that’s the argument. read more
- Two Cool Greek Soups
Today’s column is inspired by Steve Silha’s request for more Greek recipes. Some of the best dishes we ever tasted were those we ate in small Greek restaurants, the kind with only three tables and the cook working at the back of the room or in her adjacent kitchen. read more
- KRISHA: The Next First Friday Art Film is an Indie Film Sensation
From the opening shot of Krisha, this month’s First Friday Art Film offering from the Vashon Film Society, the viewer gets the feeling of being dragged by a locomotive that’s about to go off the tracks. read more
- The Portage Fill Band
Comprised of about 20 Islanders ranging from professional musicians to amateurs, the community musical group is celebrating its 41st anniversary this year. Charter member Lou Engels still plays in the band. read more
- Reality TV Star Runs for Public Office on Vashon
With a flip of his unkempt white wool, and a sheepish grin, Noodle the Sheep announced his candidacy for Unofficial Mayor of Vashon. Noodle rose to prominence after his appearance on an episode of the HGTV show Island Life. He is also known locally for his heroism, as seen in video footage posted on vyfs.org. read more
- The White Enamel Wash Pan with the Red Ring
Johnny had invented a test tube holder to measure the cream content of milk in Wisconsin near the start of the last century. He and his brother had owned a dairy and Uncle Johnny lived off the patent for the test tube holder for the rest of his life. read more
- Mukai House and Garden Cherry Blossoms Herald State Court Decision
As venerable cherry trees bloom on the Mukai House and garden grounds, the landmark farm property, after years of dispute, has finally returned to community control. On April 4th, State Court of Appeals Judges Spearman, Appelwick and Leach issued a unanimous and definitive decision affirming King County Judge Monica Benton’s 2015 ruling granting Friends of Mukai full legal rights to the landmark Mukai House and Garden read more
- Run for Unofficial Mayor of Vashon
Have you dreamed about being an elected official? Want to ride the coat tails of the national election? Here is your chance to become the Official Unofficial Mayor of Vashon Island AND support your favorite Island non-profit organization at the same time! read more
- Election: More than 70 percent of voters approve school levy
The Vashon school district's technology and facilities levy is passing with more than 70 percent of island voters in favor of the measure as of Friday.
- UPDATED|Lawsuit alleges harassment, discrimination at Vashon schools
The parents of two Vashon students are suing the Vashon Island School District, superintendent and multiple administrators on behalf of their children, alleging administrators failed to address and stop daily harassment and discrimination.
- New arts center will make debut Saturday
It's been an all-out race to the finish line, and despite being the wettest winter on record, construction on the new Vashon Center for the Arts is wrapping up on budget and mostly on time. Last Friday, Sellen Construction, the general contracto …
- Researchers work to determine what killed gray whale located near Vashon
Yesterday researchers concluded their necropsy of a gray whale found earlier this week off the west side of Vashon.
- Photos: Unveiling the new arts center
Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) unveiled its new arts center, the Katherine L. White Hall, on Saturday. The event began at 10 a.m. with remarks by VCA Director Molly Reed and a ribbon-cutting by islander Kay White, 95, who donated the millions of do …
- Researchers: Whale found dead off Vashon was ‘normal occurrence’
A gray whale that was reported dead off of Vashon last week likely died of starvation, whale experts say, though it is not yet clear if there were additional causes that contributed to the animal's condition.
- Plans for Tacoma methanol plant cancelled
A proposal to build a $3.4 billion methanol production plant at the Port of Tacoma is no more after the company backing the project announced that it terminated its lease at the port.
- Former islander worked to pass new Washington law that brings suicide prevention activists, gun rights groups together
On March 31, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed the Suicide Awareness and Prevention Education for Safer Homes Act into law after an unprecedented collaborative effort between suicide prevention and gun rights activists to craft the legislation an …
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
Monday 05/02 0%
Abundant sunshine. Record high temperatures expected. High 83F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 05/03 20%
More clouds than sun. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 73F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 05/04 50%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 61F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Thursday 05/05 10%
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 66F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 05/06 0%
Sunny. High 73F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 05/07 0%
Sunny. High 79F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
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
- BHS was 'crashed into a cliff'
Failed retailer BHS was 'crashed into a cliff' the chairman of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, Iain Wright tells the BBC.
- Restaurant staff 'should keep their tips'
Waiting staff should receive their tips in full and it should be clearer to customers that gratuities are optional, the business secretary says.
- MOTD to show Chelsea v Spurs highlights
Highlights from the Chelsea v Tottenham match will be shown in a special Match of the Day programme on Monday.
- Families 'not told' of resuscitation orders
Thousands of people in England are having "do not resuscitate" orders imposed on them without their family's consent, an audit of dying patients finds.
- Adams deletes tweet amid racism claims
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams defends his use of a racist term in a tweet comparing the plight of slaves in the United States to the treatment of Irish nationalists.
- Independence row dominates TV debate
The prospect of a second referendum on Scottish independence dominates the final TV debate between the leaders of the country's five main parties.
- Trump accuses China of trade 'rape'
Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump steps up his criticism of China's trade policy, accusing it of "raping" the US.
- VIDEO: Leicester fans holding out for title
Leicester City could still win the Premier League title – if Spurs lose against Chelsea tonight.