The Vashon Loop
- A year in the life of a Family Support Specialist
In October, I found out I had been hired as the Family Support Specialist for our new ECEAP preschool. ECEAP stands for Early Childhood Assistance Program and is funded by the State of Washington and Vashon School District. It is a FREE preschool for 3, 4, and 5 year old eligible children. An affordable (free) preschool had long been a dream of many on Vashon. read more
In recent years, I’ve really gotten tired of the common use of simplistic labels that cause us to bypass our critical faculties to accept judgements about matters that our leaders and pundits would rather not look into too closely. read more
- Water Witcher
I was recently presented with a big problem at the Church wood lot. Steve, a fellow wood stacker, couldn’t find the water line to his house. His line is plastic and therefore undetectable. “Would water witching work to find the lost line”, I asked? read more
- Showdown in Clown Town
I don’t remember if I’ve ever told this story here- I certainly have thought about it. It has to do with a time capsule and a responsibility to your voting public. It has to do with the ongoing relevance of a lesson from the youthful times. It has to do with not making assumptions about what is important to others and what isn’t. read more
- The Onlies Play Vashon
Seattle band The Onlies, who play original and traditional fiddle-driven music, will give a benefit concert for Rock Island String Kollective (RISK) on Sunday, May 31st from 4:00—6:00at the Havurat Ee Shalom (15401 Westside Hwy. SW). Riley Calcagno, Sami Braman, and Leo Shannon are Garfield High School juniors who have played together since they were two years old. read more
- Jason Everett
The Hardware Store Restaurant decided to start having a regular live music night back in March of this year and it has turned out to be a lot of fun and a great venue to hear some really talented people perform. Starting in October, we’ve gone from a weekly live music night to a monthly live music night. read more
Britt’Mania brings the live Beatles experience to Western Washington featuring all your favorite hits and deep album cuts from the greatest rock and roll band of all time. Faithful renditions of the songs you know and love are brought to life with Beatles costumes, Beatle guitars and equipment, and Beatle harmonies by four of the northwest’s most talented musicians who are dedicated to bringing you along in a show that spans the band’s entire catalog. read more
- John Browne
Progressing from college sophomore to folk-music groupie-worshiper of Tom Rush, Fred Neil, Buffy St. Marie & Bob Gibson in early-60s Miami, John’s musical career has been what he jokingly refers to one long, downward spiral to this present time……but we all know differently. read more
- Limited Partnership
Limited Partnership uncovers the often untold history of the activism that has led us to a historical point, as the Supreme Court imminently is set to rule on same-sex marriage. The film chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino American Richard Adams and his Australian husband. read more
- With docks in question, officials reach out to public
Officials are reaching out to the public to help determine the fate of the Tramp Harbor dock as well as the marina at Dockton Park.
- Mukai dispute continues, with open house a backdrop to fight in court
The legal battle over the Mukai Farm and Garden continues, as Texas resident Mary Matthews works to prevent a group of Vashon activists who recently won in court from taking control of the historic property.
- Citing problems at the park district, islanders file to run for board
Seven candidates, including two incumbents, have filed to run for three positions on the Vashon Park District board.
- Two high school seniors recognized for achievement, leadership
Two students from Vashon recently earned the distinction of being named National Merit Scholarship finalists, an honor awarded to academically talented students.
- Islander creating public garden for pollinators
At a time when the decline of the bee population is frequently in the news, one islander has begun creating a garden specifically for bees and other pollinators.
- Islanders seek reelection to other boards, but some seats unfilled
While Vashon’s park board and school board will see races this fall, several islanders filed last week to run unopposed for positions on other public boards.
- Three school board seats to be contested in fall election
Three seats on the Vashon School District’s board of commissioners will be contested in the November election.
- Islander works to start an alternative program for middle school girls
Vashon may soon have an alternative education option for middle school girls, as the Vashon Learning Cooperative, a new program offered by islander Lisa DeFaccio, is now accepting applications.
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
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National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
Saturday 05/23 20%
Cloudy skies. High near 65F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday 05/24 20%
Overcast. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 66F. Winds light and variable.
Monday 05/25 10%
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 64F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 05/26 20%
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 70F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 05/27 10%
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 74F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 05/28 10%
Sunny skies. High 77F. 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
- Service to mark Dunkirk rescue
A service is to be held later in Dunkirk to mark the 75th anniversary of the rescue of thousands of allied troops during World War Two.
- Dozens dead in Mexico gang shoot-out
At least 43 people are killed in a gunfight between security forces and an armed gang in one of Mexico's most violent states.
- VIDEO: Mexico shoot-out leaves dozens dead
A shoot-out on the border between the Mexican states of Michoacan and Jalisco leaves at least 43 people dead.
- Spiders strum on leaves for love
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.
- End adoption delays, councils told
Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under new government powers to be announced next week.
- Baghdad halts Ramadi refugee flow
Authorities in Baghdad close a key bridge, stopping the flow of refugees fleeing the city of Ramadi captured by Islamic State militants this week.
- The strange day my father saved Harold Wilson’s life
The strange day my father saved Harold Wilson’s life
- VIDEO: Is this the new face of the £20 note?
Julia Margaret Cameron was a pioneering British photographer, and should be the face of the £20 note, says Will Gompertz.