The Vashon Loop
- GreenTech Community Cinema
Community Cinema Vashon is back for a 6th season of presenting FREE preview screenings of films from PBS’s Independent Lens series. Community Cinema Vashon is presented free to the public on the last Tuesday each month read more
- For Kids Only
If you like playing games, doing art projects, working with your hands, or eating snacks, then the Heritage Museum has something for you! “Kids Discover Local Native Culture.” read more
- People’s Climate March, Sept. 21
Since we live in a part of the world that has been minimally impacted by chaotic weather, we may tend to downplay the urgency of addressing climate change. On my weather page, I have seen severe weather march across the Midwest and East virtually non stop all summer. read more
- Tears of a Clown
Now there’s some sad things known to man. But ain’t too much sadder than. The tears of a clown, when there’s no one around Smokey Robinson read more
- The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce announces photo contest for 2015 Heart of the Sound Map cover
The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce is looking to put your photograph on the cover of the 2015 Heart of the Sound Map! Show the world the visual delight that is Vashon! Submit an image of Vashon that you want to share with visitors, friends and the Island community. read more
- Harbor School’s Arts Initiative Teams with Metal Artist To Visually Enhance Campus and Fields
In 2013, Harbor School launched a comprehensive Arts Initiative to expand the scope of the school’s art curriculum, but also to strategically improve our campus design through artistic endeavors which would enhance our day-to-day environment and beautify the community in which we live. read more
- Hot Dishes for Cool Days
As the weather cools, we seem to get energized. We involve ourselves in new activities. One way we save our personal time for these is to cook once to eat twice. read more
- A Family Affair
It was the last session with a ‘client’. I sat in the chair actively listening, putting to use all that I knew and had learned. The classes were all done: Human Development at each age and stage, Learning Theory, Ed Psych, Deviant Psych, Intro to Counseling.A Family Affair read more
- I Am Not Over High School
My high school’s class of 1965 is planning a 50-year reunion. Every day or two I receive an email that says there are new pictures on the web page, new classmates signed up, or there is new information about the reunion, which is a year away. read more
- Young woman dies in hospital after accident with bus on Vashon Highway
A young woman, islander Katie Chale, has died in the hospital after being involved in an accident with a bus on Vashon Highway on Wednesday.
- As school begins, many consider the science of teen sleep
Ask parents of teenagers how it is to get them up and out the door on school mornings, and the answers, nearly invariably, come back the same: difficult, frustrating, stressful.
- Some hope island will go 'Salmon Safe'
In the coming week, representatives from the environmental organization Stewardship Partners will visit the island twice with information about their Salmon Safe certification program, part of an effort to get more island farms and other organization …
- New director hired to lead ferry system
After several months of interim management, Washington State Ferries will soon be under the direction of Lynne Griffith, who will serve as the assistant secretary for the Washington State Ferries Division.
- Woman seriously injured when car spooks horse
A West Seattle woman spent a week in the hospital after falling off her horse in an incident on Vashon’s west side, where she says a car came close to her horse and revved its engine
- Man arrested after firing gun in suspected drug house
A Vashon man was booked into jail last weekend and could face charges after shooting a gun in a suspected drug house.
- Group explores new route for local economic development
A group of islanders is exploring the idea of creating a public development authority on Vashon, something they say could stimulate economic growth and possibly lead to the development of the K2 building.
- Coyote killings draw attention to local population
The killing of two coyotes at the Vashon Sheepdog Classic has prompted some to call for a community conversation about how to best live with the island’s increasing coyote population.
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
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
- Turkey clamps down on Syria border
Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the entry of at least 70,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town.
- 'Two Scotlands have emerged'
After the referendum, have two Scotlands emerged?
- Labour to 'reach out' to Yes voters
Labour is to reach out to supporters who voted for independence in last week's referendum, the party says.
- Hong Kong students begin boycott
Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.
- Blair: Don't rule out ground troops
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says the West should not rule out sending ground troops to the Middle East to fight Islamic State militants.
- 'Deadly blasts' in China's Xinjiang
Two people are killed and others injured in a series of blasts in Luntai county in China's restive Xinjiang region, Chinese media say.
- 'I lost a job because of my tattoos'
People who lost their jobs because of their tattoos
- Mars Maven mission arrives in orbit
The US space agency's (Nasa) latest Mars satellite arrives successfully in orbit above the planet, in a mission to study its high atmosphere.