The Vashon Loop
- Original Works VCA Center for Dance
VCA Center for Dance “Original Works” returns this spring. Once a part of the spring recital, Original Works stands as its own production for the fourth year. This is the first Original Works to take place in the Katherine L White Hall. read more
- Gypsy Wolf & Pretty Ugly w/Bob Krinsky
Coming out of Seattle and Vashon is an awesome new band called Gypsy Wolf, who will be laying down groovy tunes and good times with their smooth rock, blues, reggae and psychedelic jams. read more
- Sink or Swim
As a member of the on again, off again group known as the Friends of Vashon Pool, I have been receiving emails lately that have been detailing the latest efforts to make the Vashon Pool a year ‘round facility. In reading what these e-epistles had to offer I was left less than impressed read more
- Eden Revisited
Economics as it has come to be studied has got to be one of the most stultifying subjects known to man. Within the first three equations, my mind starts to wander and the soft murmurs of slumber begin to crowd out my consciousness. read more
- Betty MacDonald Celebrations
The Vashon-Marry Island Heritage Museum is pleased to announce two events celebrating world-famous author Betty MacDonald’s 110th Birthday. Best remembered for her internationally bestselling book The Egg and I and for the beloved Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle children’s classics, MacDonald and her family lived on Vashon from 1942 to 1955. read more
- Far From the Shamrock Shore
Vashon Island School District & Barking Rooster Productions present renowned Irish Musician and Folklorist, Mick Moloney, at the Vashon High School Theater on Saturday March 25th at 7pm. Moloney will be joined by Celtic fiddler, Athena Tergis, for a one-of-a-kind evening to celebrate Irish culture with musicians who have performed together in the forefront of traditional Irish music for the past 15 years. read more
- Veteran’ Open House At Nike Site
According to the US Census Bureau, there were 778 veterans living on Vashon Island as of 2015 and the number of Gulf War era veterans had doubled since 2010. “We are seeing a larger number of young veterans on the island and at the same time are seeing the veterans we have known for years experiencing various hardships.” read more
- Spring Band Concert at Vashon High School
The Vashon High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dan Baker, will present its annual spring concert on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Vashon High School Theater. The ensemble will perform pieces prepared for a band competition that it will be participating in next week. read more
- Indian Summer
“What are cutthroat?” Cappy Berard asked. They called him Cappy because he was so big at birth, that the nurses called him Captain. Cappy was a cousin from West Seattle and didn’t know that peaches grew on trees. He only knew they came from the store. “You can’t go cut throating if you don’t know what a cutthroat is,” Cousin Jim told him. 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
- 4:07 PM PDT on March 28, 2017
- 5:30 AM PDT on March 29, 2017
Tuesday 03/28 100%
Rain. Lows overnight in the mid 40s.
Wednesday 03/29 100%
Occasional rain. High 51F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Thursday 03/30 20%
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 52F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 03/31 10%
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 56F. Winds light and variable.
Saturday 04/01 20%
Cloudy skies. High around 55F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 04/02 50%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 52F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
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
- Cyclone Debbie: Queensland braced for dangerous floods
A 1,300km (800 miles) area is at dangerous risk of flooding after Cyclone Debbie, authorities warn.
- Selling my fertility changed the law in Britain
In 1985, Kim Cotton became Britain's first commercial surrogate mother
- Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was 'focused on his family'
A former employer describes Masood as the "antithesis of a violent radical".
- Trump signs order undoing Obama climate change policies
Environmentalists warn Mr Trump's order will have serious consequences at home and abroad.
- Marine Le Pen on why the EU wants Brexit to be painful
Though the French presidential candidate still thinks Great Britain will negotiate a good deal.
- Article 50: What does its triggering mean?
Red lines, Britons in the EU and can the UK back out? Kevin Connolly and Norman Smith investigate.
- Did Corrie's Ken Barlow fall or was he pushed?
Ken Barlow Some classic TV whodunnits from over the years on both sides of the Atlantic.
- Why I've knitted hundreds of woollen breasts
Sharon is a volunteer for the charity Knitted Knockers.