The Vashon Loop
- Vashon Thriftway honored with special grocery industry award
Norm Mathews, owner of the Vashon Thriftway, was presented with the 2014 “Excellence in Operations” award by the Washington Food Industry Association. Mathews received the honor in a surprise ceremony which highlighted his many achievements within grocery business. read more
- KVSH 101.9FM to Air Monday, October 13
Voice of Vashon will make history at 7am on Monday, October 13 when KVSH 101.9FM begins broadcasting. It will be the first new community FM station to go on the air in the Puget Sound Region read more
- A Pool for All Seasons
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of my family at the moment, and since nothing of consequence is happening in that regard right now we will step back within the watery boundaries of this place until something of relative importance that is emanating from the northeast part of this country stirs my interest once again read more
- Drab to Fab
Hello, my name is Rachel Waldron. I am an interior designer, and a new addition to Vashon Island. I have been here with my family for about six months now and have loved every minute. read more
- Free Bilingual Preschool for Income Eligible Families
The Vashon Island School District (VISD) has received a highly sought after grant from Washington State’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) to start a free Spanish/English bilingual preschool for three to four year old children whose families are income eligible. read more
- National Theatre Live
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. read more
- Crop Circles Talk and Slide Show
The enigmatic subject of crop circles will be the focus of a talk and slide show presentation at Vashon Intuitive Arts. Crop circle enthusiast and former Vashon Islander Mark Schrader will be speaking on his five summertime visits to Wiltshire, UK between 2008 and 2013 to experience the crop circle phenomenon. read more
- Open Space for Arts & Community proudly presents the Cider Fest Stomp and FLY FRIDAYZ
We get a yearning every fall here at Open Space, an itching in our feet and a jiggle in our legs, and we start to hear the imaginary strains of something we need to move to – and we know it’s time to dance. read more
- Flashpoint: An Evening of Contemporary Dance
Snapshots of unique voices in contemporary dance: Flashpoint, an evening featuring the latest from six exciting choreographers in 10-15 minute works to inspire and fire the imagination. read more
- Long-awaited skate bowl to be built in Burton
Almost four years after the Vashon Park District received a King County grant to build an outdoor skatepark, commissioners have voted to move ahead with the project, and construction of a skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (BARC) is …
- Fitzgibbon opposed by newcomer who wants state to fund private schools
Joe Fitzgibbon, who has represented Vashon in the state House or Representatives for four years, is challenged this fall by a political newcomer running on the platform that the state should solve its education funding problem by indirectly funding p …
- Experts, Oso residents will speak at forum about landslides on Vashon
Islanders can learn about local landslide risk and preparing for landslides at a special Vashon Be Prepared meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at McMurray Middle School
- County says amendments dropped in 2012 were not ready for town plan
King County did not move forward on amendments submitted by Vashon’s Town Plan Committee in 2012 after the amendments came in at the last moment and weren’t all suitable for the town plan, according to John Starbard, director of the county’s Departme …
- At The Little House, an island icon bids farewell
After nearly 39 years as the owner of The Little House, Bettie Edwards has announced she will close the shop at the end of this month.
- Ferries may go to two-boat schedule this weekend
The triangle route may to go two-boat schedule this weekend, beginning on Saturday afternoon.
- State begins replacing contaminated yards
Mary Martin is getting a new yard. Last week, Martin looked out her kitchen window at a large excavator and explained how just days before, contractors had staked out the yard outside her modest Maury Island home and carefully scraped off a foot of t …
- The DoVE Project begins teen outreach with dating abuse workshops
In an effort to address the issues of abuse and violence in teen relationships, Vashon’s anti-domestic violence organization, The DoVE Project, will host free workshops for both middle and high schoolers next week.
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
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Chance of Rain59°/48°
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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
- VIDEO: Oscar buzz for Michael 'Birdman' Keaton
Critics are already hailing Michael Keaton's latest film Birdman a success, with many tipping it for an Oscar as Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.
- Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs – around a tenth of its entire workforce – over the next three years, the BBC understands.
- Fears over city drone flight dangers
Drones which could seriously injure or kill are being flown over cities and towns across England, despite laws designed to protect the public.
- NHS acting as 'barrier to families'
The NHS in England is told to stop being a barrier to infertile couples having children, according to the funding watchdog.
- 'More to do' on disabled hate crimes
Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.
- Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby
A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what Israeli police describe as a "terrorist attack".
- Military heads admit Afghan mistakes
Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.
- Police killer Roberts to be freed
Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after more than 45 years, after a decision by the Parole Board.