The Vashon Loop
- Friends of Mukai Event Features Historic Preservation Expert
Friends of Mukai will present a program featuring Michael Sullivan, Principal and Historian of Artifacts Consulting, Inc. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 29th at the Vashon Maury Island Land Trust Building. Friends of Mukai commissioned his firm to perform a detailed architectural assessment of the historic landmarked Mukai fruit barreling plant for Friends of Mukai. read more
- When All Else Fails, Do the Dishes
We watched the Seahawks game against the Packers. Before it started I said to my son that I hoped it was a good game. At the end of the fourth quarter with the score tied, my son turned to me and asked, “Is this tense enough for you?” read more
- Roger Fernandes: Teachings of the First People
The season of short days and long nights, of cold rain outside and warm fires inside the longhouse, was perfectly suited for the native Salish people of Puget Sound to tell stories in the evenings. According to Roger Fernandes, “For all of human history there has been storytelling. It is the most effective and powerful way of sharing, teaching, and communicating.” read more
- Vashon allied Arts & Voice of Vashon share in PSE Grant
Vashon Island emergency preparedness got a big boost last Friday when Puget Sound Energy Foundation delivered a truly big check to Voice of Vashon and Vashon Allied Arts. The two grants total $30,000. read more
- “Evocation” Part I- The Martin Luther King Jr Bit
He emerged from the finished basement which had become our family’s recreation room looking like he had been threatened with immediate death. His deep brown eyes had a tinge of “wild seeking escape” to them. His usually erect shoulders were even further drawn back. read more
- Your Mom Was Right
When she said, “Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you,” she had the nutritional fact right, but she could have put it in a more kid-enthusing way. And she could have cooked the veggies in chicken broth, or put a little butter with them. read more
- The Van Redeker Band
Vashon Island’s new musical trio, The Van Redeker Band, will be appearing live in concert at Havurat on Saturday, January 24th, at 7 PM. read more
- Sunday Social Hour returns!
With a New Year comes a fresh new Sunday Social Hour – a chance to listen, laugh, ponder, visit and enjoy life on this island of ours. The REV returns with a stage full of talented guests: Jeff & Cindy Hoyt, Terri Cole, Jon Whalen, Lyn McManus, Jim Farrell, David Godsey, Lou Mangione, Maijah Sanson-Frey and music from the band – Loren Sinner, Chaz Reed, Steve Meyer…and More!!!! read more
- Clinton Fearon
Always a crowd pleaser on Vashon Island, Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band is coming back to the Red Bicycle for another amazing performance of his roots reggae music on Saturday, Jan 24th. read more
- Schools to weigh options for 2016 bond measure
Vashon’s school district will take a hard look at its aging athletic facilities this winter with an eye toward asking voters to fund upgrades in about a year.
- Island to take part in wide survey of homeless
This week Vashon will take part in two annual events to count its homeless, part of a broader effort to document the extent of homelessness in King County and obtain funding for resources.
- Island fishermen awarded for heroic rescue in Alaska
Two local fishermen recently received prestigious national awards for a harrowing at-sea rescue they helped carry out two years ago off the coast of Alaska.
- A bowl of fun
Strains of Willie Nelson’s “Blue Skies” filled the air last week as skaters spent the late afternoon hours at the new skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (BARC).
- Struggling financially, women’s health center drops insurance
At a time when the island is facing challenges regarding health care, the Vashon Women’s Health Center is undergoing a large change and becoming a cash-only practice.
- Park district approves budget, will vote again on adjusting user fees
The Vashon Park District commissioners passed the district’s 2015 budget at their meeting last week and are expected to vote next week on the upcoming levy and on proposed changes to user fees for park and school facilities.
- Get set to spell at the annual benefit spelling bee
Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation’s annual spelling bee is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, and registration is under way.
- Day care center struggles to get licensed
Last fall, when Amanda Lawson set her mind on opening a licensed day care center, she had hoped it would be running by Jan. 1 . While that date has passed, the end of what Lawson says has been a difficult process may soon be in sight.
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
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National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
Sunday 01/25 0%
Areas of fog. Lows overnight in the mid 40s.
Monday 01/26 0%
Areas of fog early, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 59F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday 01/27 20%
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 53F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 01/28 20%
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 01/29 10%
Partly cloudy skies. High 52F. Winds light and variable.
Friday 01/30 10%
Partly cloudy skies. 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
- Hoax call made to David Cameron
Downing Street is to review security procedures after a hoax caller was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron, Number 10 says.
- Greece's Syriza headed for big win
Official projections suggest a clear victory for the anti-austerity left-wing Syriza party in Greece's general election.
- England's injury troubles worsen
Owen Farrell and Kyle Eastmond become the latest England players to be injured ahead of the Six Nations.
- Gabon 0-2 Equatorial Guinea
Hosts Equatorial Guinea make it through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals by beating Gabon.
- Boko Haram assaults Nigerian city
Nigerian Islamist Boko Haram fighters have attacked the strategically important north-eastern city of Maiduguri, with dozens reported dead.
- VIDEO: Birmingham rally after Fox 'no-go' comment
A multi-faith rally partly prompted by a US TV pundit who claimed Birmingham was a "no-go zone" for non-Muslims has been held in the city.
- Can Labour pay for university fee cut?
Labour leader Ed Miliband favours cutting the maximum university fees for students from £9,000 to £6,000, the BBC understands.
- Mark Ronson completes chart double
Mark Ronson takes the top spots in both the UK single and album charts – the first person to do so since Miley Cyrus in October 2013.