The Vashon Loop
- The Truck with No Engine and Other modes of Transportation
Kit Bradley first heard about it from Dennis McCormick, an old buddy of mine, whose brother Glenn had a “truck with no engine” and we went to see it. We started making plans to ride our bikes from Cove to the Burma Road, the most dangerous road on Vashon, unpaved gravel with cliffs above steep canyons, sometimes on both sides. read more
Rooster plays their own unique take on a mix of “free range” rock, blues, pop, new wave, fusion, soul, and funk from the 60s though today. Nothing seems to be off limits for these guys. The group has rocked the last four Strawberry Festivals, several dates at the “Red Bike”, and Vashon’s infamous “Cat Butt” festival as well as casuals and private parties. read more
- Living in the 19th Century
So, dear hearts, how long was the electricity off at your house last week? In my neighborhood, it was out for almost exactly 53 hours. Give or take an hour. I woke up around 4 a.m. Monday when the power went out. That was the first day. read more
- A Real Anti-Diabetes Diet
Diabetes recently surged to the top of nutrition writer Brad Lemley’s list of his readers’ main health concerns. It’s no news that overweight, the “standard American diet” and even the American Diabetes Association’s diet, ostensibly designed to prevent or remedy diabetes, pre-diabetes, and/or an overweight problem–well, it does not. It makes no mention of reducing carbohydrates. read more
- The Glenn Cannon Blues Trio
The Glenn Cannon Blues Trio will be performing for the second time at the Red Bike on Vashon Island on Friday, 090916-glenn-cannon-blues-trio-watermarkedFebruary 17th and they’ll be playing some rockin’ covers from the likes of Robin Trower, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn and more! read more
- The Blue Janes
The Blue Janes are a Seattle ukulele trio made up of three women’s voices and three ukeleles. Veterans of Seattle’s folk, folk-pop, and singer-songwriter communities, the trio sings sweet, melodic original and cover tunes, a few from the traditional Americana repertoire, and some very funny and raucous numbers. read more
- Dirt! The Movie
This documentary film tells the story of Earth’s source of fertility. The fate of humans has always been linked to dirt, our planet’s skin. Soil is alive, teeming with organisms typically so tiny we ignore them. Stories from around the world show how we can re-connect in a beneficial relationship to our soil. read more
- Responding To The Maelstrom: Shaping The Stories That Guide Us
The All Island Forum will host the second in a series of community conversations on “Responding to The Maelstrom” at The Vashon Library on Thursday, February 26, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. read more
The world we find ourselves in today has thrown most of us into a real quandary. The fact is that nobody knows what is going to happen next, and most of the options are not that appealing. It is easy enough to see utter disaster looming. read more
- Proposed logging project creates concern
News of a private project to log 100 acres of land, including 40 acres to be clear cut, on Vashon's south end traveled quickly last weekend
- Body found near town, sheriff’s office investigating
The King County Sheriff’s Office and Medical Examiner’s Office are working to identify a body found in the woods behind Pandora’s Box Monday afternoon.
- Ferries: Comments from islanders to help with long-term plan
At the ferry meeting last week, a crowd of some 60 islanders provided their thoughts about improvements to the triangle route, and their suggestions will help inform the work of a task force the ferry system is creating to address the route's pr …
- VYFS revives services with Boeing grant
Vashon Youth & Family Services is re-establishing its family education and early learning support services on the island with a $25,000 grant from Boeing, and the hiring of a two-person team to run the early childhood program.
- High school principal speaks up on dangerous experimentation
Parents of Vashon High School students received an email from Principal Danny Rock last week, indicating that there had been multiple incidents involving students who had been using potent substances at school.
- Weekend hunger forum aims for new solutions
This weekend, islanders who are concerned about hunger are invited to attend the forum "Who Is Hungry on Vashon and What Can We Do About It?"
- Football: Homecoming game spoiled by Charles Wright, 47-13
The penultimate game of the VHS 2016 football season resulted in another loss, with the Tarriers of Tacoma’s Charles Wright Academy defeating the Pirates at home, 47-13. Vashon is 1-8 for the season.
- County announces plan to buy Mukai barreling plant
King County's department of natural resources has an agreement to buy the Mukai barreling plant, and county officials hope the sale will be completed by the beginning of next year.
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
- 2:37 AM PST on February 19, 2017
- 12:00 AM PST on February 20, 2017
Sunday 02/19 100%
Showers this morning, becoming a steady rain during the afternoon hours. Thunder possible. High 47F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Monday 02/20 90%
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 46F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Tuesday 02/21 50%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 46F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wednesday 02/22 50%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High near 45F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Thursday 02/23 20%
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 44F. Winds light and variable.
Friday 02/24 40%
Snow showers before noon. Becoming partly cloudy later. High 44F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 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
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- Iraq begins battle to free western Mosul from IS
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- Poems in the Air around national park in England
A new arts project lets people hear poetry via an app on their phones, as they walk around a national park in England.
- Business rates: Sainsbury's boss urges 'fundamental reform'
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- World Ski Championships 2017: Dave Ryding in contention after opening run
British skier Dave Ryding puts himself in contention for a medal with a strong opening run in the men's slalom at the Alpine World Championships.
- Prison officers in 31 jails set for pay rises of up to £5,000
Prison officers will get more money at 31 jails under pressure from staff shortages and rising violence.
- California 'bombogenesis' storm pushes north
US forecasters say more heavy rain is on the way in north California, after southern storms killed five.
- South China Sea: US carrier group begins 'routine' patrols
China's foreign ministry has warned Washington against challenging Beijing's sovereignty.