The Vashon Loop
- Oscar Night Benefit Returns to Vashon Theatre
Vashon Film Society and the Oscar Night committee are bringing the island’s annual Academy Awards bash back to the Vashon Theatre on Sunday, March 2. read more
- The Mysterious Leak
“I grew up in a town where if you see a sign like this on the ground, it means either they hit the sign to avoid the deer, or the teenagers got into their parents liquor cabinet again. read more
- Harbor School Presents Voyage of Discovery 15th Annual Benefit Auction
“Voyage of Discovery,” Harbor School’s 15th Annual Benefit Auction, is a fun-filled fundraising event that includes a silent and live auction (with an array of fantastic items), sit-down dinner, and a special appeal in support of the school’s Travel Study program. read more
- Letter from K2 to King County
King County Executive and Council Members: It is publicly known that, in the near future, K2 Sports intends to close on the sale of its original factory buildings and property on Vashon Island. read more
- An open letter to Vashon Island:
We at BAKKHOS Holding llc, the makers of EdiPure products, found on Vashon Island what we believe to be the best opportunity to become part of a vibrant community, where our values match those of the people who will become our neighbors. read more
- Let’s All Move Vashon Park District Forward!
We are past the election and have our new commissioners on board, as of January 1st. Some things are the same: we still have wonderful parks and we have islanders participating in all kinds of active sports including hiking, soccer, horseback riding, softball, skateboarding, etc. read more
- Can you spell ‘kyoo ne form?’
The Visiting Angels, a team made up of caregivers, Julea Gardener, Marilyn Oswald and Fran Brooks, correctly spelled cuneiform for a victory at the recent community spelling bee competition. Fourteen costumed teams took their places on the stage at Burton Lodge for the 8th annual Bee. read more
- Good Fats vs. Bad Fats
The convictions that all fats are bad and that we should throw out egg yolks seems to have run their course. Now we’re learning that some saturated fats are actually necessary. read more
- Never Give Up! Never Surrender
This next month a new series of classes “Equally Artistic” is beginning at Vashon Allied Arts for Special Needs Kids. read more
- Vashon applications lined up as state begins to issue pot licenses
As the state Liquor Control Board (LCB) begins to issue marijuana business licenses this week, several people are in line to start small marijuana growing and processing operations on Vashon
- Free seminar on aging will provide information on range of issues
A free seminar for islanders concerned about aging will take place this weekend and cover a variety of issues, ranging from retrofitting a home to making end-of-life decisions.
- Chautauqua to host open house for incoming kindergartners
Chautauqua Elementary School will host an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, for incoming kindergartners and their families.
- County moves forward on pot plan after mixed meeting
King County is moving forward with a proposal that would allow marijuana business at the K2 building after hearing mixed reactions to the plan at a public meeting attended by hundreds on Vashon.
- Study confirms concerns about poor health of harbor, sheds light on causes
During a break between rain showers Monday, a crew of young people from the Washington Conservation Corps tended to a wide patch of Oregon grape, snowberry and hawthorne recently planted at Raab’s Lagoon.
- VYFS sees continued demand for services, leap in numbers in 2013
Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS), the island’s largest social service provider, served nearly one-third more people last year than it had the year before, an increase that is part of a multi-year trend.
- Town plan amendment gets mixed reactions at public meeting
At a public meeting Wednesday evening, islanders spoke both for and against a proposed amendment to the Vashon Town Plan that would allow marijuana business at the K2 building as well as other locations around Vashon town and Center.
- State proposes only slight ferry schedule changes, improvements at dock
After proposing sweeping changes to the north-end ferry schedule last year, Washington State Ferries (WSF) has put forward a more limited schedule rewrite that would only eliminate one run on the triangle route
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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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
- Stolen jet passport 'no terror link'
One of the holders of a stolen passport on the missing Malaysian airliner was a young Iranian, not believed to have terrorist links, Malaysian officials say.
- MPs debate hospital closure power
MPs are set to debate a controversial measure which would give the health secretary the power to impose the closure of local hospital services.
- Co-op boss offers his resignation
Co-op Group chief executive Euan Sutherland has written a resignation letter, the BBC's Robert Peston learns
- GB suffer heavy loss to Finland
GB's wheelchair curlers lose 13-4 to Finland at the Winter Paralympics as skiing is delayed because of fog.
- Man is injured in city gun attack
A man in his 20s is shot in both legs in an attack at a house in the Brandywell area of Londonderry.
- Fire station destroyed in fire
A fire station and fire engine in a Norfolk town are destroyed in a fire overnight.
- Lending to small firms in spotlight
Lending to small and medium firms is being analysed by the OFT on fears they may not be getting the best deal from their banking providers
- £280m race circuit in cash request
Developers building a £280m racetrack in Ebbw Vale are asking the Welsh and UK governments to commit up to £50m towards the scheme, BBC Wales learns.