The Vashon Loop
- Labor of Love Auction Begins February 25!
Vashon’s favorite auction, the Labor of Love online auction to benefit Vashon Community Care will soon be open for bidding! The Labor of Love auction begins at noon on Wednesday, February 25, and runs for two weeks, concluding at noon on March 11. read more
- It’s Your Move
My main concern in the Road to Resilience is how we approach and prepare for what many see as a major civilizational paradigm shift. What is forcing the shift is the arrival of natural limits to the further development of the existing political, economic, and social institutions we rely on today. At the base of it is a profligate use of resources and poor housekeeping. read more
Through the fog of years, I still remember the pool I learned to swim in. I was four, and the water was clear and warm. It was actually someone’s private, backyard pool- I do not remember their name. read more
- Kanaka Celebration at Open Space for Arts & Community
Hula, songs, stories and a film from the islands celebrate the legacy of the Hawaiians here in the Pacific Northwest. Join us to learn about and celebrate the ‘Forgotten Hawaiians’. read more
- American Denial sheds a unique light
Community Cinema Vashon, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and Voice of Vashon (www.voiceofvashon.org) is excited to offer a screening of American Denial, a film by Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers, and Kelly Thomson. read more
- Bill Brown & The Kingbees
Bill Brown & The Kingbees continue to work on refining their show and most recently have gone into the studio to work on their second album. Elliot Bay Recording Studio, a top notch studio in Seattle, has helped the band put together what is sure to be a crowd pleaser! read more
- Dear Granny’s Attic: Thanks. We Heart You
For some of us, Granny’s Attic is a cornerstone of island life. A week without Granny’s is a sere and arid week. Even if you don’t have time or reason or money enough to go, it’s comforting to know that Granny’s is there, waiting for you. read more
- Acrobatic Conundrum Performs “The Language of Chance”
Acrobatic Conundrum’s West Coast tour of “The Language of Chance” comes to Open Space for Arts & Community, in Vashon, WA at 7:30 pm on Saturday March 7, 2015. read more
- Oscar Night shines spotlight on creativity, fun and thrift shop glamour
Vashon Film Society rolls out the red carpet for its eighteenth annual Oscar Night at the Vashon Theatre on Sunday, February 22. read more
- Dock at risk amidst a lease dilemma
Vashon’s only public fishing pier may soon close, as the Vashon Park District considers a new report that the aging dock is unsafe and vets a state demand to replace it with a more environmentally friendly structure.
- Navy captain to visit Island Quilter
A former leader of the military trauma hospital located in Kandahar, Afghanistan, will be on Vashon next week to recognize American Hero Quilts and those who have supported it.
- Vashon buses to be replaced with hybrids
Vashon’s small fleet of King County Metro buses will soon be replaced with new hybrid models.
- Catching a ride on Vashon: Islander works to expand local transportation options
In an effort to increase transportation options for islanders, Doug Skove is working to recruit local drivers to contract with ride share companies and provide on-demand rides.
- County pushes for septic fixes, hoping to open harbor to shellfishing
After working for years to get waterfront homeowners to update their failing septic systems, King County says it nearly has something to show for its effort.
- Farmers market remodel is explored
The Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA) is on the road to revamping the farmers market, starting with help from local architecture students in redesigning the Village Green.
- With few houses on the market, buyers find options limited
Missing life in the countryside, Seattle artist Emily Browne has been looking to relocate to Vashon since last fall, but like many others hoping to buy a home on the island, her progress has been slow because the number of homes on the market is near …
- Quilt shop to move off-island as building sells
Island Quilter hummed with activity last Friday morning as a group of women bent over sewing tables in the front of the store, caught up in a class, while a steady stream of customers came to shop.
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
Friday 02/27 80%
A steady rain early...then remaining cloudy with a few showers. High 51F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Saturday 02/28 0%
Sunny. High 53F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 03/01 0%
Sunshine and some clouds. High around 55F. Winds light and variable.
Monday 03/02 20%
Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 52F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 03/03 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High 49F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 03/04 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High 52F. 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
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- HK woman jailed for abusing maid
A Hong Kong woman is jailed for six years for severely abusing her Indonesian maid, in a case that sparked international concern.
- Osborne rebuked on EU surcharge claim
MPs say Chancellor George Osborne's claim to have "halved" the UK's £1.7bn EU budget surcharge last year is "not supported by the facts".
- Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years'
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.
- Leukaemia changes 'almost inevitable'
It is "almost inevitable" that people's blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia, researchers show.
- Online motoring plea service launched
A service allowing motorists in England and Wales charged with summary motoring offences to enter a plea online is being launched by the government.
- Labour to confirm tuition fee cut plan
Ed Miliband is to say tuition fees have been a "disaster" and will set out Labour's plans to cut them by a third.
- Japan's shares at fresh 15-year high
Shares on Japan's main index were up on Friday morning due to a weaker yen against the US dollar and despite a raft of mostly disappointing economic figures.