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
- Vashon woman reported missing
An island woman has been reported missing, and anyone with information about her whereabouts is encouraged to contact the King County Sheriff's Office.
- Homeshare program seeks homeowners with room to spare for renters
Vashon Household, the local nonprofit organization dedicated to affordable housing, is looking for islanders willing to rent out rooms in their homes
- Motorcycle mania roars onto Vashon
On Sunday, more than 1,000 motorcyclists gathered in downtown Vashon for the Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts’ 32nd annual Isle of Vashon TT.
- Fire board approves change to island emergency medical system
Vashon’s fire district will move forward with a plan to incorporate its paramedic program into the south King County emergency medical system, a transition that could happen as soon as January of next year.
- 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.
- Vandalism leaves the bike in the tree in poor condition
When Puyallup residents Dylan Hutson and Molly DelDuca took a day trip to Vashon Sunday, seeing the bike in the tree was high on the young couple’s list of things to do.
- State budget mix-up brings ferry worker instead of cadet to Fauntleroy dock
State funds that State Sen. Sharon Nelson (D-Maury Island) believed would fund a cadet to direct traffic at the Fauntleroy ferry dock ultimately went to pay for added ferry staff hours at the dock instead.
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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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
- Funeral for Borneo murder victim
The funeral of a medical student who was stabbed to death in Borneo is taking place at a Derbyshire church.
- AUDIO: Lottery winner's ticket bin hunt
A woman who won £1m on a lottery scratchcard had an anxious wait while a shop assistant looked through a bin for the missing corner of their winning ticket.
- Afghan election audit suspended
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdraws observers from an audit of votes, citing concerns over fraud.
- VIDEO: Eighty years married and still in love
A couple who met in 1928 are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary today and tell the BBC why they're still in love.
- South Sudan UN helicopter 'not shot'
Rebels in South Sudan deny an allegation that they shot down a UN helicopter, which crashed near the oil hub of Bentiu, killing three crew.
- Warnock named Crystal Palace boss
Crystal Palace appoint former boss Neil Warnock as their new manager on a two-year deal after choosing him ahead of Steve Clarke.
- Scottish doctors elect new leader
The organisation that represents doctors has elected Glasgow-based consultant psychiatrist Dr Peter Bennie as its new Scottish chairman.
- Wales to host investment conference
Wales will host an international investment conference after the Nato summit, UK Business Secretary Vince Cable announces.