The Vashon Loop
Swindler is a fresh take on deep pocket groove with a penchant for intricate fusion and improv magic. Hailing from the Emerald City, this exciting project features Mike Saskor (guitar), Willow Goodine (Keys), Rob Cochran (Bass) & Chris Martin (Drums). read more
- Flashpoint: An Evening of Contemporary Dance
Fire your imagination at an evening of dance featuring the latest works from four exciting choreographers. Each contributes an original work, snapshots of the varied voices of the contemporary dance world. read more
- Vashon Chamber Music’s 2016-17 Season
Season tickets are now available for Vashon Chamber Music’s 2016-17 series at the Katherine L White Hall. Artistic directors Rowena Hammill and Douglas Davis present four concerts of classical chamber music, beginning with “An Evening of Schubert and Schumann” on October 2nd at 7:30pm. read more
- How we Learned to Drive on Vashon
“Push Mike, push harder or we’re not going to make it.” My little brother and I were pushing Mom’s 1941 Chev up the gravel road beside our peach orchard to get it away from the house before we could start it, so Mom and Dad couldn’t hear the engine. read more
- Intersection PerpleX-tion
It was Monday. I was trying to drive through town. There were tourists everywhere and for crying out loud most of the shops were closed. Nonetheless, the tourists were clogging up the intersection. read more
- Terry Hershey to Offer Workshop on “Soul Gardening”
“There is something fundamentally spiritual about dirt under your fingernails,” says landscape designer and inspirational speaker Terry Hershey. To help islanders deepen their awareness of gardening as spiritual practice, the Vashon Episcopal Church is offering a free workshop read more
- A Positive Vision
Trying to get more involved in government policy decisions is a tough and thankless task when the emphasis seems to be on choosing the least worst power broker to run the nation who has the least objectionable plan (if any) to get us out of any number of messes that our established corporate power brokers have gotten us into. read more
- Celebrate all Things Cider at Ciderfest!
Cider has deep roots in American history. In colonial times, hard cider was by far the most popular alcoholic beverage, far more than whiskey, wine, or beer. Apple orchards were planted throughout the states, not for eating but for making cider. Many small farms grew cider apples and produced cider, sometimes supplementing farm worker wages with the fermented product. read more
- What We’re Told, What We Experience
Suddenly it became autumn, but it was not so cold or inhospitable on the kitchen porch this morning that the dog and I could not sit there staring into space and thinking deep thoughts. read more
- How about them apples? Islanders will celebrate autumn fruit harvest at CiderFest
It has been a banner year for island fruit crops, and Vashon will celebrate the bounty of the season this weekend with CiderFest.
- Turf expert to give presentation about field options next week
A turf expert who previously gave a presentation previously gave a presentation about the benefits and drawbacks of natural and synthetic turf to the Vashon school board will give another presentation to members of the public on Thursday, Oct. 6.
- State, county lift burn bans as fall begins
With the arrival of fall and the return of rain west of the Cascades, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and King County have both lifted their bans on outdoor burning in Western Washington.
- Neighborcare clinic set to open Monday
eighborcare Health at Vashon was a hive of activity on Monday morning with workmen on ladders, staff tucked behind computers and medical assistants preparing exam rooms.
- With background in natural health, island doctor will head new clinic
When Neighborcare Health opened its Vashon clinic on Monday, most of the providers were familiar to island residents, but Dr. Jessica Wesch, the clinic's medical director, is new to many on the island.
- Airlift Northwest to pay visit to Sunrise Ridge this weekend
On Mother's Day one year ago, islander Pete Welch celebrated with his family by having breakfast out and taking a trip to Tacoma to play laser tag, but the day ended in an unexpected way — with an emergency helicopter flight off the island to a …
- Proposed paramedic plan moves ahead
County emergency medicine officials will return to the island next week and present a revised plan regarding combining Vashon's paramedics with those of South King County Medic One.
- Island coyotes: Expert will share insights to keep livestock, pets safe
The island's animal predators have received considerable attention this summer, and next week islanders will have a chance to learn more about living with some of those predators — coyotes — at a presentation by an expert from the United States …
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 09/28 10%
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 40s.
Thursday 09/29 10%
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 09/30 10%
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 64F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 10/01 20%
Cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 61F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 10/02 40%
Chance of Rain
A few showers early with mostly cloudy conditions later in the day. High 63F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Monday 10/03 20%
Partly to mostly cloudy. High 61F. Winds SSW 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
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- Syria: US tells Russia it will end talks if bombing continues
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