The Vashon Loop
- My First Car
We lived a half mile south of the Cove store on the Westside Highway and our Grandma Ollie lived at Cove where the post office occupied the basement of Mrs. Anderson’s house. I didn’t remember her name, so we’ll just call her Mrs. Anderson, because a lot of the people at Cove were Swede or Norwegian, it having been a fishing village before there were any roads. read more
- Vashon Schools Foundation spring fundraising drive
I view Vashon as something of an academic oasis. In a broader State educational landscape suffering from the “drought” of program cuts and staff reductions that result in incrementally failing each year’s “crop” of children, the Vashon Public School district stands as a thriving exception. read more
- Interior Design Conceptualizing
Back in January, I booked a large, fast-paced project, giving me very little time to sit down and write anything. We are nearing completion, time is opening up a bit, and I’m starting to look again at my own home, dreaming of all the things I would love to do, and remembering how important it is that I treat my own home as I would one of my client’s projects read more
- Ancient Future Pacific Northwest Concert Tour
This is the first Ancient Future tour of the Pacific Northwest in a decade. Celebrating its 36th year, Ancient Future is the world’s first and longest running ensemble dedicated to world fusion music. They’ve sold over 150,000 albums and millions of samplers, and performed over 1,000 concerts. read more
- Vashon Island Chorale Spring Concerts
The Chorale’s upcoming spring concerts feature Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” and Edward Elgar’s “From the Bavarian Highlands”. 75 singers under the direction of Gary D. Cannon will perform at Bethel Church on Sat. April 25 read more
- Enrique Henao Classical Guitar
World class master of the acoustic guitar, Enrique Henao will come to Vashon on Friday April 24 and perform a solo concert at the Vashon United Methodist Church. Earlier in the day, Mr Henao will play for students at McMurray Middle School. The concerts are sponsored by VIBES (Vashon Island Band Education Supporters). read more
- The Jeff Kanzler Band
Comparisons are as inevitable in music as in life and in this sense singer/songwriter Jeff Kanzler is no exception (“reminiscent of a young Bob Dylan” Don Yates – KEXP, “John Vanderslice” Maurice Dielemans – Kindamuzik (Dutch Music zine), “Doug Macleod or Steve Goodman” Dani Heyvaert – MazzMusikas ( Belgium ). read more
- Voice of Vashon Looks to Future: Launches Membership Program
Vashon Island’s community broadcasting operation has launched a membership program, looking to the future and the need for a steady and reliable source of funding to sustain all the services the organization provides. read more
- READ: Read, Enjoy, And Discover
Have you ever been enraptured by a good book? The hours slide away as the story unfolds, and you can’t help but continue to turn the pages. This past sentence summarizes a countless portion of my youth. I would read during family meals, at school, and even when I had friends over: read more
- Harbor School purchases Carpe Diem
Harbor School has purchased Carpe Diem Primary School, resulting in the island’s only private K-8 school.
- Schools foundation targets mental health, STEM for 2015 campaign
The Vashon Schools Foundation launched its annual spring fundraising drive this week with the goal of bringing in $247,000 for the island’s public schools.
- Local neurologist leads in unearthing the medical benefits of marijuana
Last week the grange hall was packed for a lecture by Dr. Ethan Russo. The standing-room-only crowd was silent as Russo, a neurologist, flipped through a PowerPoint presentation packed with charts, graphs and molecular diagrams, and easily rattled of …
- Activists plot to stand in the way of Shell
As a massive oil rig came into view last Friday morning in Port Angeles, protesters were already on the shore. As dawn broke, they slipped kayaks into the water, preparing to greet the incoming rig with a small rally.
- Mukai activists win in court, secure historic farmhouse
The local activists seeking to take possession of the Mukai Farm and Garden won in court earlier this month, when a judge ruled that they legally control the historic property.
- Zarit takes top honor at SEF Film Fest
Zavier Zarit has hopes of studying communications and video production at Western Washington University.
- Rowers bring a bevy of medals home from Oregon regatta
It has been a year since Vashon’s rowers journeyed to Dexter Lake in the Cascade foothills southeast of Eugene, Oregon. In that time the regatta has expanded to become one of the premier rowing events on the West Coast spring schedule, and a couple o …
- Construction of arts center begins
After tearing down the old McFeeds building last week, Vashon Allied Arts has begun construction of its new performing arts center, which is now expected to cost nearly $20 million.
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
Saturday 04/25 80%
A steady rain. The rain will be heavy at times. High 57F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.
Sunday 04/26 10%
Mostly cloudy. High around 60F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 04/27 0%
Partly cloudy. High 74F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday 04/28 50%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 62F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wednesday 04/29 20%
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 62F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 04/30 50%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 64F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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
- Scots role at Gallipoli remembered
A commemorative service is held in Edinburgh to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during World War One.
- Anzac centenary marked in Gallipoli
Australia and New Zealand hold ceremonies to mark the centenary of the military landings at Gallipoli during the First World War.
- 'I'd consider letting Jordan go'
Chris Jordan looks vulnerable in a predictable England attack, says Jonathan Agnew, while Moeen Ali also toiled.
- Strong earthquake strikes Nepal
A powerful earthquake strikes west of Nepal capital Kathmandu, causing extensive damage to buildings and some injuries, eyewitnesses say.
- Lib Dem veterans commissioner plan
A veterans commissioner should be created to help those who have served in the military, the Liberal Democrats say.
- Clegg: No SNP 'life support' deal
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says he would not join a coalition government dependent on "life support" from the SNP after the general election.
- VIDEO: Warning over Chile's Calbuco volcano
People living close to the Calbuco volcano in the south of Chile have been warned that it might erupt again at some point soon.
- Woman charged with man's murder
A 25-year-old woman is charged with the murder of a man in Rhondda Cynon Taff and will appear in court.