The Vashon Loop
- Preserving on Vashon
I’ll always remember Mom’s cinnamon apple sauce, darker than the rest and haunting in flavor on a cold Fall day. Most everyone canned or preserved their food in some way. It was during WWII, when we were using ration cards and sugar was hard to get. read more
- Pets and Pesticides
Many people are changing their garden practices when they learn that some pesticides can be very harmful to their pets who spend so much time playing in their landscape. read more
- Tenth Annual Outdoor Movie Night
Vashon Film Society wraps up summer with a celluloid bow and presents its tenth annual Outdoor Movie Night at the historic Vashon Theatre on Saturday, August 27. read more
- All The World’s A Stage: A Free Play Reading Series
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.” -As You Like it, by William Shakespeare. read more
- Long Lost Trio
Island drummer Todd Zimberg will reunite with two of his closest musician friends once again, guitarist Michael Gotz and bass player Keith Lowe, for another epic performance at the Red Bicycle Bistro. The trio has had so much fun playing gigs at the Red Bike that they decided to come back and give the Island another spectacular night of jazz, rock and blues. read more
- Enough Grace
After writing so exhaustively about the grief process after my husband died, it hardly seems fair not to write about how it’s going after two and a half years, because things have changed. read more
- The Paleo Diet
You have probably heard or read of the Paleo or caveman diet. Heck, you may even already be on it. It’s theory is that we will thrive if we’ll eat as our remote ancestors did. Enough with all this GMO and Genetically Engineered food. Down with forbidding meat, or fats. Enough with all the sugar, MSG, and other chemical additives. Faugh to packaged foods. Cavemen were omnivorous. read more
- Open Air at Open Space The 6th Annual Light, Bright, Outdoor Aerial Festival!
“Remember when you were a little kid and you would spin until you had to fall down? Or run to cool off? Or jump from the back of a couch and really really fly?” read more
- Viva La Revolucion!
The conventions are over and our next president will be either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. A few years ago, it looked like we were going to have a very humdrum choice of the two ruling family establishment candidates, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. read more
- With no financial reserves and growing ridership, future of water taxi hinges on council approval of county budget
King County's water taxi system is running on the last of its financial reserves and is awaiting the approval of a budget that could bring in the funds necessary to preserve service.
- Ferry Advisory Committee tells WSF: Improve service at Fauntleroy
After a difficult summer of ferry travel, people in and outside of the ferry system are seeking improvements to the triangle route, including state Sen. Sharon Nelson and members of the Vashon Ferry Advisory Committee.
- VHS alumna volunteers in Louisiana as extreme flooding continues
As rain continues to fall in southeastern Louisiana and the national media's interest in this country's worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy remains fleeting, one former islander offers a first-hand account of the devastation and h …
- Island’s only marijuana dispensary closes
Island Cure Collective, Vashon's only marijuana dispensary, has closed after the owner received a warning letter Saturday from the county's prosecuting attorney directing him to close his business or face civil or criminal action.
- Outdoor burn ban in effect amid August’s hot, dry weather
The King County Fire Marshal on Friday announced a fire safety burn ban is in effect for all unincorporated areas of the county, meaning only small outdoor fires are allowed until the ban is lifted.
- Island organization brings books to Indonesian village
By LESLIE BROWN
- Amid staff cutbacks, VYFS receives funding from county
Weeks after Vashon Youth & Family Services was forced to cut back staff hours due to financial issues, the organization has received $80,000 from King County to help fund its behavioral health programs.
- Longtime islander loses van to fire
Thick black smoke billowed up from the parking lot of Seattle Distilling on Saturday evening as a Volkswagen van was engulfed in flames.
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
- 3:45 AM PDT on August 25, 2016
- 8:00 PM PDT on August 26, 2016
- 8:00 AM PDT on August 25, 2016
- 10:00 PM PDT on August 25, 2016
Thursday 08/25 0%
Sunny. Near record high temperatures. High 89F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 08/26 0%
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 90F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 08/27 0%
A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 76F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 08/28 20%
Mainly cloudy. High 73F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 08/29 20%
Partly cloudy skies. High 72F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 08/30 20%
Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 74F. 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
- Australia backpacker murder: Man charged over Mia Ayliffe-Chung death
A 29-year-old Frenchman is charged with the murder of 21-year-old British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung at a hostel in Australia.
- Camber Sands deaths: Five men still to be identified
Five people who died at Camber Sands in East Sussex on Wednesday have yet to be identified, police say.
- Sean Coughlan: What parents really mean about exam results
GCSE results are being published, and parents will have to react to the news. What will they really mean?
- Trump can beat polls, Farage tells rally
Outgoing UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage tells supporters of Donald Trump to get out and campaign for the Republican presidential candidate.
- Camber Sands: Police try to identify beach bodies
Sussex Police try to identify five men who drowned at Camber Sands in East Sussex yesterday.
- Hope Solo: USA goalkeeper suspended for six months for 'cowards' comment
United States goalkeeper Hope Solo is suspended for six months for describing Olympic opponents Sweden as "a bunch of cowards".
- Tornadoes rip through Indiana
Several tornadoes moved through central Indiana on Wednesday, demolishing homes and cutting off power to thousands of residents.
- How Americans responded to Nigel Farage
Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage addressed supporters of US presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Mississippi.