The Vashon Loop
- sxwobabc Exhibit Wins Awards
The Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum’s special exhibit on its indigenous people, the sxwoabc, which was displayed from June 2014 through mid-March 2015, has received three awards from state and national organizations. read more
- Vashon Dance Academy performs Mary Poppins at VHS Theatre
Every year, Dance!Vashon brings a familiar tale to life through the beautiful art of dance. These productions feature original choreography and music and are performed by students of Vashon Dance Academy. read more
- Marj’s Home Remedies Part 2: Burns
Of course, your best bet is to avoid burns in the first place. I keep hot pads in the kitchen drawer next to the stove, and know from experience to use them. read more
- Fighting Fire with Water: An Open Letter to Rachel Dolozal, Dylann Roof, and My Little Village
Dear Rachel, Dylann, and My Little Village, read more
One of the feelings which is part and parcel of grief but seldom is mentioned is relief. The relative silence on the subject is perhaps due to the guilt a person might feel admitting that he or she feels relief that someone has died. read more
- Gratefull Dead Fare Thee Well
Come join us on beautiful and funky Vashon Island, at the one and only Open Space for Arts & Community, on July 3, 4 and 5 – to celebrate, to dance, and to party one last time with the Grateful Dead. read more
At it’s core, the band consists of Henry Kammerer (Guitar, Banjo, Vocals) and John Johnson (Buckets, Drums, Clanks, Grunts); two worn, but exuberant voices singing and shouting above a swirling mass of banjo, buckets, slide, washboard, and car parts. read more
- Vashon Island Garden Tour 2015
To help plan your Tour, here is a preview of the amazing gardens and Garden Art Market, a schedule of gardening seminars, and sneak peek of artists in the gardens. Tickets—$25, valid both days—are available at VAA, Heron’s Nest and VashonAlliedArts.org. read more
- Before there were Skis on Vashon
“Oh-No, another red light”, I said to myself, as I pushed hard on the brake pedal, trying to stop my 38 Pontiac for the light. The mercury in the back seat slopped yet another time and rolled out the rusty holes in the floorboards to grease the street between East Marginal Way and the Fauntleroy ferry dock. read more
- Schools narrow options for next bond measure
Rob Kearns remembers shooting hoops at the Vashon High School gym when he was a kid. Standing in the same gym last week, Kearns, who is now 46 and a basketball coach, said he thinks it’s past time for a new one.
- Small fire results in big damages for restaurant
A fire broke out at La Boucherie last Wednesday, with damages expected to total $50,000 for island business owner George Page.
- Vashon’s amateur radio operators use national exercise to tune their skills
Several of the island’s amateur radio enthusiasts gathered in an open field at Sunrise Ridge last Saturday, where they set up an off-the-grid communications center in preparation for disaster.
- VIFR looks to expand volunteer force
Vashon’s fire department will close the window on a new round of volunteer applications next week, and district officials say they hope many islanders will step forward, willing to serve.
- Concerned about fire risk, chief urges islanders not to light fireworks
In light of the dry conditions on the island, George Brown, acting chief at Vashon’s fire station, said on Monday that he is urging residents not to light fireworks this Fourth of July.
- Department fined by L&I for handling of house fire
Vashon’s fire department has been fined $900 and has increased its training after the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) issued a citation earlier this year.
- County oversight leads to primary mix-up
There will be no primary election for a Vashon Park District commissioner race with three candidates, King County Elections announced last week.
- Heights Water cancels boil alert
Heights Water has cancelled its boil-water alert for customers living south of its water towers.
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
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National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
Thursday 07/02 0%
Abundant sunshine. High 87F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 07/03 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High 87F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 07/04 0%
Sunny. High 86F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 07/05 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High around 90F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 07/06 0%
Sunny. High 88F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 07/07 10%
Partly cloudy skies. High 84F. Winds SW 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
- Hormones make traders take more risks
Raised levels of the hormones testosterone and cortisol can make traders take more risks, which could create instability in financial markets, a study suggests.
- Amnesty demands GCHQ spying inquiry
Campaign group Amnesty International calls for an independent inquiry after it is confirmed it was spied on by British surveillance agency GCHQ.
- Pakistan train canal plunge kills 12
At least 12 people have been killed in Pakistan after a train carrying hundreds of soldiers derails and plunges into a canal.
- Palmyra statues 'destroyed by IS'
Islamic State publishes photographs of militants destroying what it says are six statues looted from the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria.
- 'No' vote 'won't help Greece'
A "No" vote in the Greek referendum on bailout terms will not provide Greece with an easy way out of its economic crisis, a key eurozone official says.
- Controversial opera rated 15 for cinemas
The Royal Opera House's production of William Tell, which was booed on its opening night because of a nude rape scene, is given a 15 certificate for cinema screenings.
- Greek splits threaten Syriza coalition
Publicly, the radical left Syriza party is maintaining a unified No before Sunday's referendum, but will the unity remain after the vote?
- English votes: What's going on?
The government says it will give a "veto" to English MPs on laws that don't affect Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Where has this issue come from?