The Vashon Loop
- Who’s Hungry on Vashon? You may be surprised
Tuesday, December 8, 6:30PM at the Penny Farcy Building, Voice of Vashon (VoV) will partner with Vashon Community Care Foundation (VCCF) and the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank to present a community Town Hall and a new twist on VCC’s Telling Stories series. “Who’s Hungry on Vashon” will explore, with stories and a community forum, the current state of food insecurity on the Islands. read more
- The Nutcracker Ballet
On December 4, 5 and 6, VAA Center for Dance presents its annual Nutcracker at Vashon High School Theater. This production features more than 50 dancers, showcasing five graduating seniors. New choreography includes the Arabian Princess danced by senior Hannah Van Dusen read more
- Annual Open House, Point Robinson Light Station
The Keepers of Point Robinson and the Vashon Park District invite you to our annual open house, on Sunday, 6 December, from noon to 4 PM. read more
As I write it is the week before Thanksgiving, and I am thinking about things for which I am thankful, and how hard it is to feel thankful when the brokenness of the world seems to be anything but a gift. I turn my attention from woes to gratitude. read more
- Counting Your Blessings
“Pieces of April” and “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” are must haves in my Thanksgiving traditions. At some point, in the coming days, I will watch both of them. They will both make me feel hopeful for humanity and grateful for all I have. They are stories of people with little, who find out they have much. read more
- Rippin’ Chicken
Formed from deep within the Westsound Union, Rippin’ Chicken plays a greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz, executed with creative ease by three funky brothers from different mothers who LOVE to play together. read more
- Vashon Youth Chorus
The Vashon Youth Chorus under the direction of Marita Ericksen will perform with the Vashon Island Chorale at their Winter Wonderland concerts on Saturday, Dec 5 (7:30pm) and Sunday, Dec. 6 (3pm) at Bethel Church. read more
- Post-Thanksgiving Day Turkey Treat
Cooking the traditional centerpiece of a Thanksgiving meal is easy; the directions come with the bird. But what do you do with the leftover carcass? There’s a lot of good meat on it, well worth the time to cut off that meat and transform it into a big pot pie, or a casserole. read more
- Dockton Forest mountain bike trail plan Meetings
Two community meetings have been scheduled this fall on Vashon Island, when community members can learn more about a proposal to build mountain bike trails in King County Parks’ Dockton Forest. read more
- County to award more than $1 million to four island organizations
Culture agency and county team up to give Kingdome funds to arts, preservation nonprofits
- Storm packed a punch, but island fared well
The first storm of the season blew in to Vashon with heavy rain and high winds yesterday, taking out power to the whole island for several hours in the process. Most customers had power restored by morning, but scattered local outages have lingered. …
- First month of yard, food waste pilot program concludes
Recycling at Vashon’s transfer station is up 20 percent since June, and Zero Waste Vashon’s (ZWV) Jim McRae says the uptick is because of the compactors that were installed over the summer.
- School board finalizes bond for 2016 election
Board agrees on $26.9 million bond for February ballot
- King County Metro launches transit survey, seeks community input
King County Metro Transit is working to improve Vashon’s public transit options and is asking islanders to complete a survey to help officials better understand transportation use on the island and its limitations.
- In historic decision, gay islander wins legal battle for military benefits
An island widower made history this fall when he was awarded military benefits following the death of his husband, a decorated Vietnam veteran.
- Election: Islanders choose several new members for public boards
Nearly 55 percent of Vashon’s more than 8,300 registered voters cast ballots in last week’s election, unseating two incumbents and sending several islanders to seats on community boards, where they will be sworn in this December and January.
- Feasibility study begins for new affordable housing project
It has been 10 years since islander and graphic designer Mike Masi bought his 7-acre plot of land on Gorsuch Road with the intention of turning more than half of it into an affordable housing development.
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
Wednesday 11/25 0%
Plentiful sunshine. High 42F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday 11/26 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High near 45F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 11/27 0%
Sunny. High 44F. Winds light and variable.
Saturday 11/28 10%
Partly cloudy skies. High 43F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday 11/29 10%
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 43F. Winds light and variable.
Monday 11/30 10%
Partly cloudy skies. 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
- Pakistani female fighter pilot mourned
The first Pakistani female fighter pilot to die on operational service is laid to rest after a funeral at a Karachi air force base.
- The Pope's five big issues in Africa
Pope Francis is visiting Africa for the first time where he is likely to talk about peace, poverty, the environment, homosexuality and contraception, writes the BBC's Caroline Wyatt.
- Work ahead on the long road to realistic casting
Criticism over Benedict Cumberbatch's cameo as a transgender model in a new film is just the latest episode in a long and controversial history of portrayals of minorities, says Samira Ahmed.
- The hunt for Einstein's missing waves
The hunt for Albert Einstein's missing waves
- Ramayana: Indian children playing god with royal patronage
Photographer Saibal Das meets the children who play god in the annual Ramlila festival, based on the Hindu religious epic Ramayana.
- Fifa probes second HK-China booing
Fifa is investigates the Hong Kong Football Association after fans booed the national anthem during a match against China, despite a previous warning.
- Osborne to unveil homes cash amid cuts
George Osborne is to set out government spending plans up to 2020 later, which will include billions of pound in cuts but also new money for house building.
- Experts call for caution over Ritalin
Stimulant drugs like Ritalin should be used judiciously in hyperactive children because they can have unpleasant side effects, say experts.