The Vashon Loop
- A year in the life of a Family Support Specialist
In October, I found out I had been hired as the Family Support Specialist for our new ECEAP preschool. ECEAP stands for Early Childhood Assistance Program and is funded by the State of Washington and Vashon School District. It is a FREE preschool for 3, 4, and 5 year old eligible children. An affordable (free) preschool had long been a dream of many on Vashon. read more
In recent years, I’ve really gotten tired of the common use of simplistic labels that cause us to bypass our critical faculties to accept judgements about matters that our leaders and pundits would rather not look into too closely. read more
- Water Witcher
I was recently presented with a big problem at the Church wood lot. Steve, a fellow wood stacker, couldn’t find the water line to his house. His line is plastic and therefore undetectable. “Would water witching work to find the lost line”, I asked? read more
- Showdown in Clown Town
I don’t remember if I’ve ever told this story here- I certainly have thought about it. It has to do with a time capsule and a responsibility to your voting public. It has to do with the ongoing relevance of a lesson from the youthful times. It has to do with not making assumptions about what is important to others and what isn’t. read more
- The Onlies Play Vashon
Seattle band The Onlies, who play original and traditional fiddle-driven music, will give a benefit concert for Rock Island String Kollective (RISK) on Sunday, May 31st from 4:00—6:00at the Havurat Ee Shalom (15401 Westside Hwy. SW). Riley Calcagno, Sami Braman, and Leo Shannon are Garfield High School juniors who have played together since they were two years old. read more
- Jason Everett
The Hardware Store Restaurant decided to start having a regular live music night back in March of this year and it has turned out to be a lot of fun and a great venue to hear some really talented people perform. Starting in October, we’ve gone from a weekly live music night to a monthly live music night. read more
Britt’Mania brings the live Beatles experience to Western Washington featuring all your favorite hits and deep album cuts from the greatest rock and roll band of all time. Faithful renditions of the songs you know and love are brought to life with Beatles costumes, Beatle guitars and equipment, and Beatle harmonies by four of the northwest’s most talented musicians who are dedicated to bringing you along in a show that spans the band’s entire catalog. read more
- John Browne
Progressing from college sophomore to folk-music groupie-worshiper of Tom Rush, Fred Neil, Buffy St. Marie & Bob Gibson in early-60s Miami, John’s musical career has been what he jokingly refers to one long, downward spiral to this present time……but we all know differently. read more
- Limited Partnership
Limited Partnership uncovers the often untold history of the activism that has led us to a historical point, as the Supreme Court imminently is set to rule on same-sex marriage. The film chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino American Richard Adams and his Australian husband. read more
- Local artist works to keep Native traditions alive
At the Vashon Forest Stewards lumber yard last Friday, a group of second graders crowded around two 11-foot totem poles in the making. Shuffling their feet in wood chips and occasionally touching the colorfully painted poles, the Chautauqua students …
- With docks in question, officials reach out to public
Officials are reaching out to the public to help determine the fate of the Tramp Harbor dock as well as the marina at Dockton Park.
- Victim in December accident was driving under the influence
The young woman who died in a single-car accident on Vashon last December was intoxicated at the time of the crash, according to a report recently released by the King County Sheriff’s Office
- Garden information sheets point to safe practices and products
Islanders concerned about the effects of lawn and garden products can now get updated information at several local stores to help them choose options that are people, animal and earth friendly.
- Park district hopes to offer camp for teens and tweens this summer
In recent years, some islanders have criticized the Vashon Park District for cutting its program offerings, but this summer, the district hopes to serve island families by offering a summer camp for youth ages 11 to 15.
- Mukai dispute continues, with open house a backdrop to fight in court
The legal battle over the Mukai Farm and Garden continues, as Texas resident Mary Matthews works to prevent a group of Vashon activists who recently won in court from taking control of the historic property.
- Citing problems at the park district, islanders file to run for board
Seven candidates, including two incumbents, have filed to run for three positions on the Vashon Park District board.
- Two high school seniors recognized for achievement, leadership
Two students from Vashon recently earned the distinction of being named National Merit Scholarship finalists, an honor awarded to academically talented students.
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
Wednesday 05/27 0%
Partly cloudy skies. High 72F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 05/28 0%
Mainly sunny. High 76F. Winds light and variable.
Friday 05/29 0%
Abundant sunshine. High 76F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 05/30 10%
Mostly sunny. High 74F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday 05/31 10%
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 72F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 06/01 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 63F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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
- New laws promised in Queen's Speech
An EU referendum, tax cuts for low-earners and an extension of Right to Buy are to be promised in the first all-Conservative Queen's Speech since 1996.
- Fifa officials arrested in dawn raid
A number of Fifa officials are arrested in dawn raids at a Zurich hotel ahead of Friday's presidential election.
- Southern US flooding toll rises
At least 17 people are killed and dozens injured in the US states of Oklahoma and Texas following record rainfall over the weekend.
- Papers look forward to Queen's Speech
Wednesday's newspapers look forward to what will be in the Queen's Speech, and there is annoyance in some quarters that the Human Rights Act repeal is not expected to feature.
- Switzerland arrests Fifa officials
Swiss police arrest a number of officials from football world body Fifa over US corruption charges, the BBC learns.
- Row sparked over police helicopter
A row breaks out over the loss of a police helicopter base with claims there was not "one shred of opposition" to losing the service.
- Queen's Speech to confirm powers
Proposals to devolve further powers to Wales will be confirmed when the Queen announces the legislative plans of David Cameron's new government later.
- Decision due over Irish smacking law
A decision is expected later on whether the Republic of Ireland has violated a European charter by not banning all forms of corporal punishment, including parents smacking their children at home.