The Vashon Loop
- Vashon Schools Foundation spring fundraising drive
I view Vashon as something of an academic oasis. In a broader State educational landscape suffering from the “drought” of program cuts and staff reductions that result in incrementally failing each year’s “crop” of children, the Vashon Public School district stands as a thriving exception. read more
- Interior Design Conceptualizing
Back in January, I booked a large, fast-paced project, giving me very little time to sit down and write anything. We are nearing completion, time is opening up a bit, and I’m starting to look again at my own home, dreaming of all the things I would love to do, and remembering how important it is that I treat my own home as I would one of my client’s projects read more
- Ancient Future Pacific Northwest Concert Tour
This is the first Ancient Future tour of the Pacific Northwest in a decade. Celebrating its 36th year, Ancient Future is the world’s first and longest running ensemble dedicated to world fusion music. They’ve sold over 150,000 albums and millions of samplers, and performed over 1,000 concerts. read more
- Vashon Island Chorale Spring Concerts
The Chorale’s upcoming spring concerts feature Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” and Edward Elgar’s “From the Bavarian Highlands”. 75 singers under the direction of Gary D. Cannon will perform at Bethel Church on Sat. April 25 read more
- Enrique Henao Classical Guitar
World class master of the acoustic guitar, Enrique Henao will come to Vashon on Friday April 24 and perform a solo concert at the Vashon United Methodist Church. Earlier in the day, Mr Henao will play for students at McMurray Middle School. The concerts are sponsored by VIBES (Vashon Island Band Education Supporters). read more
- The Jeff Kanzler Band
Comparisons are as inevitable in music as in life and in this sense singer/songwriter Jeff Kanzler is no exception (“reminiscent of a young Bob Dylan” Don Yates – KEXP, “John Vanderslice” Maurice Dielemans – Kindamuzik (Dutch Music zine), “Doug Macleod or Steve Goodman” Dani Heyvaert – MazzMusikas ( Belgium ). read more
- Voice of Vashon Looks to Future: Launches Membership Program
Vashon Island’s community broadcasting operation has launched a membership program, looking to the future and the need for a steady and reliable source of funding to sustain all the services the organization provides. read more
- READ: Read, Enjoy, And Discover
Have you ever been enraptured by a good book? The hours slide away as the story unfolds, and you can’t help but continue to turn the pages. This past sentence summarizes a countless portion of my youth. I would read during family meals, at school, and even when I had friends over: read more
- Common Sense Economics
A friend of mine recently said, “If you are born on this planet, you are an owner.” It seems that a lot of the problems we have, especially today, revolve around who owns what. It has always seemed ridiculous to me that a person born into our country does not have an unalienable right to stand in one place, much less claim the space to build a shelter and grow or forage for some food. read more
- Mukai activists win in court, secure historic farmhouse
The local activists seeking to take possession of the Mukai Farm and Garden won in court earlier this month, when a judge ruled that they legally control the historic property.
- Foundation aims to fill a widening gap at the care center
One year after the Vashon Community Care Foundation was created to raise funds for the island’s skilled nursing and assisted living facility, a new executive director is at the foundation’s helm, and a fundraising effort to raise at least $500,000 is …
- Islanders work to make car washes safe for local creek
Drivers who waited in line for Vashon rowers to clean the grime off their vehicles on Sunday may not have realized the event marked what many expect will become an island norm: fish-friendly car washes.
- Food bank director steps down after 10 years at nonprofit
After 10 years at the helm of Vashon’s food bank, Yvonne Pitrof will step down as the organization’s executive director.
- Spring rains make way for Pirate baseball to hit the field
The Vashon High School baseball team finally got a full week of ball in, playing four games in five days, winning three and losing one. The team’s overall season record stands at 6-1 going into the week of spring break.
- Vashon Highway targeted for anti-skid treatment
King County plans to apply an innovative anti-skid road treatment at two-dozen locations throughout the county, and a section of Vashon Highway is included on the list.
- New restaurant to open
Vashon will have a new restaurant in a familiar space when islander and chef Chris Lueck opens the Mediterranean-influenced Isola in the old Express Cuisine location.
- Many find joy, camaraderie in the ukulele
A drenching, cold rain fell on Vashon last Thursday, but in the studio above Vashon Island Music, the spirit of Hawaii filled the air as members of the Vashon Island Ukulele Society started to play.
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
Tuesday 04/21 70%
Partly cloudy skies this morning will give way to cloudy skies and rain during the afternoon. High around 65F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Wednesday 04/22 40%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High near 60F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Thursday 04/23 20%
Overcast. High around 55F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 04/24 70%
Chance of Rain
Showers early becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High near 60F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Saturday 04/25 20%
Partly cloudy skies. High around 60F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 04/26 80%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with periods of light rain. High around 60F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
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
- Miliband: Cameron risking future of UK
Ed Miliband warns David Cameron to "take on, not talk up" the SNP as a row over its possible role in a future government intensifies.
- Champagne from 1840 shipwreck tested
Bottles of champagne salvaged from a 170-year-old shipwreck have been analysed in the lab
- NI midwives vote for strike action
Midwives in Northern Ireland vote to strike on 30 April, in a dispute over pay.
- Wonga reports £37.3m loss for 2014
Short-term lender Wonga made a pre-tax loss of £37.3m in 2014 amid a major overhaul of the controversial company.
- Sky profits boosted by strong demand
Pay-TV broadcaster Sky reports a 20% rise in operating profits, helped by strong demand for its services across Europe.
- 'Online diet pills' inquest to open
An inquest into the death of a student from Shrewsbury thought to have taken "highly toxic" diet pills bought online is due to open.
- South Korea PM offers to resign
South Korea's Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo offers to resign just two months into the job after accusations of accepting bribes.
- In pictures: New Order
Kevin Cummins' photographs of the Manchester band