The Vashon Loop
- With Salmon Bake, St. John Vianney Church carries on a tradition that has lasted more than half a century
Follow the crowd to take part in an island tradition — the 54nd Annual Salmon Bake of St. John Vianney Church will be held from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, on the church grounds. read more
- The Shape Up Vashon Summer Presidential Challenge has 36 winners!
8 teams successfully challenged their members to win President’s Active Lifestyle Awards. This required ½ hour of exercise or more, 5 days each week and adding a healthy eating habit each week for 6 weeks out of 8. The Methodist Team, United Method Walkers, won the prize for 11 members earning President’s Active Lifestyle Awards. read more
- This Dragon is Delicious!
In hot countries, hot dishes and spicy foods help people sweat, and thus cool off. Here, we rather like cold soups. Today, I give you a Chinese soup that’s served hot or tepid. My daughter Suzanna Leigh, whose inspirational motif is the dragon, gave me the name for it. read more
- Touch Vashon’s Past During Archaeology Day
Many Islanders have inherited artifacts from pioneer ancestors. Others have found their arrowheads or scrapers while gardening or walking along the beach. read more
- Your ticket to amazement awaits!
Vashon Opera’s sixth season kicks off in September with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, considered one of the greatest operas of all time. Watch as the Don pushes his limits and meets his ultimate demise in this brilliantly crafted masterwork. read more
- Vashon Allied Arts presents BRAMBLEFEST Outdoor Summer Concert
VAA is proud to reprise our annual outdoor summer concert this August. We call it ‘Bramblefest’ in honor of the many brambles that naturally proliferate all across the Island and bear fruit at the peak of summer. read more
- Picking Up My Baton
Standing at the counter of the University of Washington Bookstore looking at conducting batons seemed odd and surreal. Standing next to me, instructing the clerk, was the man who had told me a decade before I couldn’t conduct adults or an orchestra or band because, “(He) couldn’t handle the competition”. read more
- Foggy Widow Breakdown
On Sunday the 29th of June I stopped for a bowl of clam chowder at the Ivar’s Seafood Bar in Burien. It was a pleasant sunny afternoon, and the dozens of multi-colored petunias planted around the restaurant lit it up in a cheerful summery way. read more
- VAA Summer Camps to Spark Creativity!
Vashon Allied Arts offers several summer youth camps for arts and fun. read more
- Nearing construction, VAA works to keep momentum on arts center project
On a warm July afternoon, Bruce Morser stood on Vashon Highway drawing. While Morser, a professional artist, has done work for such clients as Starbucks, Rolex and National Geographic, that day he and his daughter were drawing with Sharpie markers on …
- Transient charged with rape
Douglas James Holt was charged with one count of third-degree rape in King County Superior Court last week.
- Archaeologists to offer expertise on Vashon
This weekend islanders will have two opportunities to learn more about Vashon’s native people through the clues found by archaeologists during the past century.
- Musician fundraises to record her music
Allison Shirk, a singer/songwriter and co-founder of Vashon Events, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the recording and distribution of her debut country-rock album. The album, “Break My Heart,” will be comprised of Shirk’s best origin …
- County thins trees for health of popular forest
Last week King County Forester Bill Loeber and Dave Warren of the Vashon Forest Stewards stood at the edge of what at first glance appeared to be a large logging operation in the heart of the island.
- Granny’s Attic awards grants to wide range of island health services
Now in its second year of funding community health programs, Granny’s Attic recently awarded several grants intended to address a range of health-related needs on the island.
- Constantinople to close its doors this summer
After more than 20 years outfitting women in downtown Vashon, Constantinople will close this summer.
- Former Country Store bookkeeper charged with stealing from business
A former employee of The Country Store and Farm has been charged with theft for allegedly embezzling more than $30,000 from the business over two years.
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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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
- Tory MP David Ruffley to stand down
Conservative MP David Ruffley, who had been criticised after receiving a police caution for common assault, is to retire from Parliament at the next election.
- Carlin earns Wales 800m freestyle gold
Jazz Carlin becomes the first Welsh woman to win Commonwealth gold in the pool in 40 years with victory in the 800m freestyle.
- VIDEO: Busker about to hit the big time
A musician who spent 20 years busking on the streets of London is about to hit the big time with the release of his first album on a major record label.
- Lightning kills man on US beach
One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.
- Deadly violence in Gaza and Israel
Gaza and southern Israel see an upsurge in violence despite a plea by the UN secretary general for a cessation of hostilities.
- VIDEO: 'Training' issue over smoke scare Tube
A Tube driver who took four minutes to open the doors of a train filling with smoke lacked training, an accident investigation report has found.
- How faces drive first impressions
UK scientists model the physical attributes that underpin our social judgements about strangers.
- Chicken factories given all-clear
Poultry processing plants in Llangefni and Scunthorpe alleged to have committed hygiene breaches are rated "good" and "generally satisfactory".