The Vashon Loop
- Dorsal Drought Ends
The advent of December brought with it a refreshing end to our dorsal drought. Two killer whale ecotypes, Resident and Transient, visited Vashon-Maury waters at the start of the month. read more
- Ah, Youth
In 1966, after my first year of college, my parents and I had a disagreement which led to a parting of the ways. read more
- Find Some Great Birds on the Christmas Bird Count!
The Vashon-Maury Island Audubon Society is sponsoring the local Christmas Bird Count (CBC) again this year, and we’re looking forward to seeing some great birds. read more
No matter how you slice it, you do not drift, bask, bob or immerse oneself in forty nine degree water. In that sense, Scott Bonney got it totally right when he dubbed the recent day after Thanksgiving, Burton to Dockton harbor swim as the "Too Much Turkey/ Pilgrim Plunge". read more
- The Jeff Kanzler Band
First Friday at The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi, The Jeff Kanzler All-Star Band read more
- Alaska Native Art at Vashon Woodworkers on Island Studio Tour
This weekend, December 7 – 8, and the next, December 14 – 15, Tlingit artist Odin Lonning is at Vashon Woodworkers on Bank Road, Stop #6 on Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour. read more
- The Nutcracker
When the clock strikes midnight in the Nutcracker ballet, a world of fantasy and dreams leap onto the stage, with dancing mice and fairies and a mesmerizing parade of delicious sweets and candies. read more
- Progressive Foodies, Diabetics & Environmentalist Unite!
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with ‘incurable’ diabetes switching their diet and getting off insulin. read more
- Coping with The Season
Here we are again in the season of consumer frenzy. It is easy for most of us to heap scorn on the Black Friday shootings and fist fights in WalMarts and the like. read more
- Application submitted to grow marijuana at K2 building
An application has been submitted to the state to grow marijuana at the K2 building.
- Winterfest returns with tree lighting, parade
Vashon will kick off the holiday season this weekend with activities for all ages.
- Birder’s latest guide is a compendium of local avian life
Over the years, Vashon Island Audubon President Randy Smith has gotten phone calls from birders wondering how they could snag a copy of Ed Swan’s book, “The Birds of Vashon Island.” Printed in 2005, all 750 books sold quickly, and it was a rare day t …
- When fire strikes, many turn out to help islander
After a local farmer’s barn burned to the ground in a large fire that also destroyed thousands of dollars of tools and equipment, islanders turned out in droves to help the longtime Vashon man handle the scene left behind.
- Company applies to grow pot at K2
If an off-island company’s plans pan out, the K2 building could one day hold a large marijuana growing operation.
- Health center moves ahead under Franciscans
Five months after the Franciscan Health System took ownership of the Vashon Health Center, Franciscan representatives say that clinic upgrades are planned and a patient advisory council has formed, while some islanders continue to be concerned about …
- History of childhood trauma high on Vashon
A high number of parents on Vashon report they experienced multiple traumas as children, according to a statewide study, and are at an increased risk of chronic disease, mental illness and a host of societal problems — as well as the increased possib …
- Sudanese refugee has a home, a mission on Vashon
A journey that began when a family was torn apart by war has a chance to end with a homecoming and reunification, as a Vashon resident and Sudanese refugee is raising money to help return his surviving family members to their home village in South Su …
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/
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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
- Biden in Seoul amid Asia tensions
US Vice-President Joe Biden meets the South Korean president, with China's air zone and developments in North Korea high on the agenda.
- Fierce storms force mass evacuations
A man dies and thousands of homes are evacuated or left without power as fierce winds batter the east coast of England.
- Mandela tributes – the UK press
As people across the world digest the news of Nelson Mandela's death, the British media reflect on the life of Africa's most famous son.
- Prince William in tribute to Mandela
The death of Nelson Mandela is "extremely sad and tragic", Prince William said after hearing the news at a film premiere about the ex-South African president.
- Qantas credit rating cut to junk
Australian airline Qantas sees its credit rating downgraded to below-investment level, or junk, by the ratings agency Standard & Poor's.
- Storm forces thousands from homes
Thousands of people have had to leave their homes as a storm, which has killed two men, causes the biggest tidal surge for 60 years.
- Europe buffeted by deadly storm
A major storm hits northern Europe, leaving at least three people dead, causing transport chaos and threatening the biggest tidal surge in decades.
- Cameron pays tribute to Mandela
Prime Minister David Cameron leads politicians in tributes to the former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95, saying he was a "hero".