The Vashon Loop
- February in the Gallery Allison Crain Trundle and Jon Schmidt
In February the gallery features two artists who use light, shape and color to express movement and emotions. The exhibit showcases paintings by Allison Crain Trundle and stone sculptures by Jon Schmidt. read more
- Classical Concert Series Beethoven Sonatas
Angelo Rondello is a powerfully expressive pianist whose career has brought him across the United States and the globe, playing locally with Bainbridge Symphony and Lake Union Civic Orchestra. Brittany Boulding has appeared as a soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Auburn Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and internationally. read more
- OneNiteStand & The Sirens
OneNiteStand is gaining ground with more rocking tunes and incredible vocals by Terri Cole – the good news is, they’re ready to show off the new polish! This band is ‘nothin’ but rock & blues with the emphasis on classic rock tunes as well as some originals sprinkled in there. read more
- VoV’s Storefront Studio nears completion
VoV’s Storefront Studio nears completion for an open house, ribbon cutting and live broadcast during First Friday Gallery Cruise on Friday, February 5 from 6 to 9PM.
- A Diet to Defeat Diabetes
Diabetes seems to be edging into epidemic status. Native Americans and people with African ancestors are the most at risk, but none of us is immune to that disease. People in my family are susceptible to it. My mother and her grandmother had it. read more
- Rainy Camp
This past weekend a folk singing retreat called Rainy Camp was held in the foothills of the Cascades, out beyond Maple Valley. The attendees were mostly people of a certain age – my age, or thereabouts, although there were some younger adults in attendance. read more
- King County to form Community Advisory Group
King County recently resumed its long-range community planning services after a long hiatus, and we’re happy to announce that the Vashon-Maury Island Community Service Area (CSA) has been slated as the first CSA plan to be prepared under this program. Throughout 2016, we will be creating a CSA Plan Profile (which is defined below) and updating the Vashon Community Plan and Vashon Town Plan. read more
- The 2nd Annual UMO Circus Spectacular!
An event for the whole family! Full of tumbling, performances, prizes, music, desserts, music and more! All to Benefit the UMO Ensemble and UMO School of Physical Arts! WHEN: Saturday, February 6th; Doors open at 6pm read more
- Hunting for Crab
Bob T. was my best friend and we managed to get into a lot of trouble together such as the day we stole some pigeons from old man Therkelsen and Sheriff Starr made us take them back to the henhouse we had stolen them from. We were guilty. read more
- At 40, Granny’s Attic sees business boom in town
When Granny’s Attic closed its doors last week for its annual break, it marked 40 years supporting health care needs on the island and one year at its new location, where it had its busiest year ever.
- Woman pulled from water off Manzanita Beach identified
The deceased woman pulled from the water off Manzanita Beach on Jan. 15 has been identified as a Puyallup woman. King County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cindi West said the county Medical Examiner's Office is investigating the death as a p …
- Dockton bike trails move ahead, construction to begin soon
King County Parks and the Vashon Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) on Thursday night presented final recommendations for the Dockton Forest Mountain Bike Trail Project, setting in motion the process to begin construction on the trails.
- Methanol plant meeting draws hundreds in Tacoma
An estimated 1,000 people descended on the Tacoma Convention Center Thursday night to voice their opinions about a proposed methanol production plant in Tacoma, and two clear sides of the issue emerged.
- County homeless population up from 2015
More than 1,100 volunteers spent three hours combing the streets throughout King County last Friday in the annual effort to count the increasing number of men, women and children who are homeless and sleeping outside.
- Chautauqua Elementary School principal retiring
Chautauqua Elementary School principal Jody Metzger will retire at the end of the school year, six years after she began leading her pod of 542 “orcas” and their more than 30 teachers.
- Park district commissioners approve increases to user fees for parks, schools
Vashon Park District commissioners voted last week to approve a 5 percent increase in fees for the use of several island park and school district facilities.
- County closes Sea Breeze Farm investigation, finds no cruelty, neglect
One month after King County Regional Animal Services opened an investigation into the conditions at one of Sea Breeze Farm’s pig holding areas, the case has been closed with no concerns, authorities said.
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
Tuesday 02/09 0%
Partly cloudy. High near 60F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 02/10 30%
Chance of Rain
A few showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 57F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Thursday 02/11 90%
Periods of rain. High near 55F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Friday 02/12 90%
Periods of rain. High near 55F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Saturday 02/13 60%
Chance of Rain
A few showers early, becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High 51F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Sunday 02/14 80%
Rain likely. High 53F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
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
- German trains in deadly head-on crash
Two passenger trains collide head-on in the German state of Bavaria, with police saying at least four people have been killed and many others injured.
- Labour Trident deal 'may be impossible'
Shadow home secretary Andy Burnham says it may be "impossible" for Labour to reach an agreed position on Trident.
- Kenya could miss Rio over Zika fears
Kenya could pull out of the Rio Olympics if the Zika virus in Brazil reaches epidemic levels, says Kenya's Olympic committee.
- Andy Murray's wife gives birth to girl
Tennis star Andy Murray's wife Kim Sears has given birth to a girl, the BBC understands.
- Starbucks employee wins dyslexia case
A woman with dyslexia wins a discrimination case against her employer Starbucks after she was disciplined for falsifying documents.
- UK trade gap widens by £300m in 2015
The UK's trade gap with the rest of the world widened by £300m in 2015, official figures show.
- No safe way to suntan, experts warn
There is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) warns.
- Eddie The Eagle discusses Jump injuries
The former ski-jumper says the celebrities in The Jump "must bear the brunt of the blame" for injuries.