The Vashon Loop
- Call For Nurses Goes Unanswered
Vashon Community Care has a question for Vashon. Where are all of the Island nurses? “I know there are licensed nurses that are currently unemployed or partially employed on Vashon,” says Director of Clinical Services, Donna Zaglin. read more
- Learn how King County is creating a healthier landscape on tour of Island Center Forest
King County and the Vashon Forest Stewards have organized a walking tour on Thursday, Aug. 21 of Island Center Forest, where the county recently completed a stewardship project to improve the overall health of the forest. read more
- Humane treatment is a priority for Elissa Thau
Elissa Thau raises sheep on lush green grass in Roseburg, Oregon. It’s a gentle business. She and her husband, Mel, aim for a minimum of stress for both sheep and the dogs she calls her partners. read more
- Electronics Recycling Event
Who: VHS Class of 2015 Safe Grad Night Committee. What: Recycling fundraiser for need-based Grad Night scholarships. When: 10 AM–3 PM, Saturday, August 23, 2014 read more
- Traditional Coast Salish Weaving with Karen Reed
Chinook/Puyallup basket weaver Karen Reed will exhibit baskets, mats and other examples of her art at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum on Friday, August 22, 1-4pm, and again on Saturday, August 23, 10am-noon and 1-3pm. read more
- Passing Pain
One might ask, given all the entertainment and recreational activities open to one on Vashon on any particular weekend, why anyone would actively strive to join in on an event that touts a passage to pain as its main drawing card read more
- Subconscious Population
Subconscious Population….a band that everyone knows and is a huge part of Island history when it comes to music. If you think that maybe, just maybe… read more
- Clinton Fearon
Mark your calendars, Thursday, August 28th, 7-9pm. Bring the family! There’s plenty of grass and natural burms to spread out those picnic blankets and enjoy some wonderful music on a warm summer night. read more
- Open Air: The 4th Annual Outdoor Aerial Festival at Open Space
“Remember when you were a little kid and you would spin until you had to fall down? Or run to cool off? Or jump from the back of a couch and really really fly?” read more
- Paramedic proposal met with optimism, some concern
A proposal to absorb Vashon’s paramedics into the south King County paramedic system is garnering mixed responses at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR).
- No record, but a fun attempt
Quartermaster Harbor was a colorful scene on Sunday, as hundreds of people in canoes, kayaks and even stand-up paddle boards joined together just off Jensen Point.
- VIFR will hold public hearing on paramedic proposal
Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday to answer questions and take feedback on proposed changes to its paramedic program.
- Program to rent tools gets off the ground
In an effort to bolster Vashon’s community self-sufficiency, a group of volunteers has created a tool-lending library where islanders can go to borrow tools for any project.
- A decade old, Engels show will feature more than cars
This weekend’s car show at Engels Repair & Towing will include a lot more than cars, with antique tractors, hydroplanes and a vintage semi-truck on display at the annual event.
- Frequent ferry delays are expected to continue
Vashon’s north-end ferry route, which has been plagued by delays, had nearly 500 late sailings last month, more than twice the delays it had in July two years ago.
- Quartermaster Harbor closed for shellfish harvesting
Quartermaster Harbor has been closed for shellfish harvesting after unsafe levels of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison (DSP) were detected there.
- Shoreline permitting effort sees mixed response
In 2009, Rodney Hearne refaced his bulkhead at Sylvan Beach, something he said he and his family members have done many times since 1928, when his grandfather built their walk-in home.
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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Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
Chance of Rain66°/52°
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
- PM condemns journalist 'beheading'
The apparent beheading of a US journalist by militants Islamic State was "shocking and depraved", UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
- Gardener impaled on spikes dies
A gardener dies after being impaled on spiked railings while pruning a fir tree.
- Barcelona transfer ban appeal fails
Barcelona cannot sign players until 2016 once the current transfer window shuts, after Fifa reject their appeal over a ban.
- Most new jobs self-employed, ONS says
Two-thirds of the new jobs created since the financial crisis have been as a result of people becoming self-employed, according to the Office for National Statistics.
- Fierce fight for east Ukrainian town
Ukrainian government and rebel forces both claim control of a small town after fierce fighting, as the death toll among civilians mounts.
- Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
- Four arrested over letter bombs
Police investigating a series of letter bombs sent to addresses in Northern Ireland and England arrest four people.
- UK food supplies sent to Iraq refugees
The UK delivers its first batch of emergency food supplies to refugees fleeing Islamist militants in northern Iraq.