The Vashon Loop
- True Value Becomes an Ace
On December 27, True Value Hardware, the hardware store and service center will become an Ace Hardware. read more
- How Sweet It Is!
The Christmas cookie-baking season rushes on in my neighborhood. There are going to be lots of children, and older people, too, high on sugar if we don’t lock up some of the cookies. Also, we can choose our sugars wisely. read more
- Dow Constantine tours Vashon Schools
On December 3rd, Vashon Island School District Superintendent Michael Soltman hosted King County Executive Dow Constantine for a tour of schools, meetings with principals, and a “round table” discussion with District leaders that included students. read more
- Three Holiday Stories
Three times in the last week I have experienced people screwing up and then putting the blame on me. That’s actually kind of a low number of incidences for a week isn’t it? You experience that all the time don’t you? A lot of lies are told during the holidays. read more
We have a phrase that gets used on occasion around our house: “Zeek is stuck.” On the whole, Zeek is an active dog- more so than the other two. read more
- Rumor Has It
Rumor Has It began in 2009, when a group of long-time island musicians began loitering around a cabin on Vashon. From diverse musical backgrounds, they started jamming, pulled a rabbit out of a hat, and realized their musical destiny was string-band rock. read more
- Will Sing For Food Vashon Events Holiday Show
Vashon Events presents “Will Sing For Food,” on Saturday, December 20th starting at 8pm. Local musicians are signing up to perform holiday carols to earn tips to support the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank. We’ll have a list of songs and performers available soon! read more
- The DoVE Project presents: A Classic lil’ Christmas
A Classic lil’ Christmas features singer songwriter V. CONTRERAS , MARTIN FEVEYEAR & DELILAH PEARL performing songs of holiday cheer at the intimate and cozy Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, to benefit The DoVE Project. read more
- Shakespeare Festival’s ShakesKIDS: Hamlet
The Vashon Island Shakespeare Festival’s ShakesKIDS are proud to share their work on their one hour version of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. read more
- One person killed in single-car accident on Wednesday night
A woman was killed in a single-car accident near the north end on Wednesday night.
- Schools begin wide effort to prevent suicide
Vashon, the school district is beginning a three-year project to increase suicide prevention efforts in island schools.
- A Star sighting for Seahawks fans
Hundreds of people descended on the Vashon Thriftway last week for a chance to meet Seattle Seahawks linebacker and Superbowl MVP Malcolm Smith.
- Preschool provides more than learning
The sounds of English and Spanish filled the air last week at the island’s newest preschool as children gathered for a snack before heading out for a romp on the playground.
- Legal pot grow begins business
Vashon’s first retail marijuana is nearly ready for harvest.
- Two programs help heat Vashon homes
As colder weather settles in, low-income households that need help paying for heat and electricity can apply for assistance through programs that are supported by several island fuel vendors as well as Puget Sound Energy.
- Fire department passes a ‘lean’ budget for 2015
The board of Vashon’s fire department has approved what officials there call a lean budget for next year.
- Program covers cost of emergency contraception for teens
In a continued expansion of the Granny’s Attic-funded medical voucher program, teens can now use the vouchers to purchase emergency oral contraception (EOC) at the Vashon Pharmacy.
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
Saturday 12/20 70%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with periods of light rain. High around 55F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Sunday 12/21 20%
A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 54F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday 12/22 10%
Partly cloudy skies. High around 50F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday 12/23 70%
Chance of Rain
Occasional light rain. High around 50F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Wednesday 12/24 80%
Chance of Rain
Occasional light rain. High 46F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Thursday 12/25 10%
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 44F. Winds light and variable.
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
- Cairns children's mother arrested
Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.
- Jobs go as Pelamis sale bid fails
The remaining staff at a collapsed wave power company are to lose their jobs after no buyer was found for the business.
- N Korea seeks joint Sony hack probe
North Korea urges a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.
- Hart still UK's most desirable place
The most desirable place to live in the UK is named as Hart in Hampshire where residents are found to be the healthiest and live the longest.
- £1.2bn spent on 'Panic Saturday'
UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn buying Christmas presents and groceries on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".
- 'Progress made' to keep 24-hour A&E
The health board for a west Wales hospital says 'good progress' is being made towards keeping 24-hour A&E cover.
- Meet ice hockey’s 'Roman Abramovich'
How a multi-millionaire "hockey geek" who looked after the players’ sticks as a boy returned to revive a club’s fortunes.
- Ballance in England World Cup squad
Gary Ballance is recalled to England's one-day squad for next month's tri-series in Australia and the World Cup.