The Vashon Loop
- sxwobabc Exhibit Wins Awards
The Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum’s special exhibit on its indigenous people, the sxwoabc, which was displayed from June 2014 through mid-March 2015, has received three awards from state and national organizations. read more
- Vashon Dance Academy performs Mary Poppins at VHS Theatre
Every year, Dance!Vashon brings a familiar tale to life through the beautiful art of dance. These productions feature original choreography and music and are performed by students of Vashon Dance Academy. read more
- Marj’s Home Remedies Part 2: Burns
Of course, your best bet is to avoid burns in the first place. I keep hot pads in the kitchen drawer next to the stove, and know from experience to use them. read more
- Fighting Fire with Water: An Open Letter to Rachel Dolozal, Dylann Roof, and My Little Village
Dear Rachel, Dylann, and My Little Village, read more
One of the feelings which is part and parcel of grief but seldom is mentioned is relief. The relative silence on the subject is perhaps due to the guilt a person might feel admitting that he or she feels relief that someone has died. read more
- Gratefull Dead Fare Thee Well
Come join us on beautiful and funky Vashon Island, at the one and only Open Space for Arts & Community, on July 3, 4 and 5 – to celebrate, to dance, and to party one last time with the Grateful Dead. read more
At it’s core, the band consists of Henry Kammerer (Guitar, Banjo, Vocals) and John Johnson (Buckets, Drums, Clanks, Grunts); two worn, but exuberant voices singing and shouting above a swirling mass of banjo, buckets, slide, washboard, and car parts. read more
- Vashon Island Garden Tour 2015
To help plan your Tour, here is a preview of the amazing gardens and Garden Art Market, a schedule of gardening seminars, and sneak peek of artists in the gardens. Tickets—$25, valid both days—are available at VAA, Heron’s Nest and VashonAlliedArts.org. read more
- Before there were Skis on Vashon
“Oh-No, another red light”, I said to myself, as I pushed hard on the brake pedal, trying to stop my 38 Pontiac for the light. The mercury in the back seat slopped yet another time and rolled out the rusty holes in the floorboards to grease the street between East Marginal Way and the Fauntleroy ferry dock. read more
- VIFR looks to expand volunteer force
Vashon’s fire department will close the window on a new round of volunteer applications next week, and district officials say they hope many islanders will step forward, willing to serve.
- Heights Water cancels boil alert
Heights Water has cancelled its boil-water alert for customers living south of its water towers.
- No injuries after Port Townsend Rhododendron float burns following Grand Parade
No one was injured when the Port Townsend Rhododendron float exploded and burned just after it has completed participating in the Fathoms O' Fun Grand Parade in Port Orchard Saturday night (June 27).
- Port Townsend Rhododendron float explodes after the Grand Parade
The Port Townsend Rhododendron parade float exploded just after completing is journey along the Port Orchard Fathoms O' Fun Grand Parade tonight (June 27).
- Small fire occurs in downtown Vashon
A small fire with heavy smoke broke out in downtown Vashon at lunchtime today.
- Biologist brings his passion for jellyfish to local aquarium
Chad Widmer thinks jellyfish have gotten a bad rap.
- As CERT changes hands, volunteers continue to prepare for the worst
Under Sunday’s bright afternoon sun, a group of people, flanked by horses and their riders, made their way across an island field, eyes cast down, searching the waist-high grass for a missing person, a role played by a 3-foot stuffed mouse.
- Unseasonably dry weather prompts burn ban
A burn ban was issued this week for unincorporated King County due to the recent unseasonably dry weather.
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
Monday 06/29 10%
Mainly clear. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.
Tuesday 06/30 10%
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 83F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 07/01 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High around 85F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday 07/02 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High 89F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 07/03 0%
Sunny skies. High 87F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 07/04 0%
Sunny skies. High 87F. Winds N 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
- National minute's silence for Tunisia
A national minute's silence will be held in the UK at 12:00 BST on Friday to remember the victims of the Tunisian beach attack, David Cameron announces.
- How terrorist attacks affect tourism
There's been an exodus of tourists from Tunisia after an Islamist gunman killed 38 in a single attack. Will they ever return?
- Resistance to US gay marriage ruling
Texas's top law officer vows to support state workers who refuse to marry gay couples on religious grounds after US Supreme Court legalised gay marriage.
- Sharapova knocks out GB's Konta
Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova knocks out Great Britain's Johanna Konta in straight sets on day one.
- New ferry strike closes French port
Strike action in Calais leads to the closure of the port and the cancellation of ferry sailings from Dover.
- VIDEO: Tunisia survivor 'played dead'
Angela Evans has told the BBC how she lay face down in the sand so that she was not killed in the Tunisian beach attack.
- Greece fears send stock markets lower
Financial markets in Europe see big falls as Greece closes its banks and imposes capital controls.
- EU chief feels 'betrayed' by Greece
The European Commission chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, attacks the Greek government, saying he feels "betrayed" by "egotism" and "populism" in the failed debt talks.