Vashon News

The Vashon Loop

  • The Truck with No Engine and Other modes of Transportation
    Kit Bradley first heard about it from Dennis McCormick, an old buddy of mine, whose brother Glenn had a “truck with no engine” and we went to see it.  We started making plans to ride our bikes from Cove to the Burma Road, the most dangerous road on Vashon, unpaved gravel with cliffs above steep canyons, sometimes on both sides. read more

  • Rooster
    Rooster plays their own unique take on a mix of “free range” rock, blues, pop, new wave, fusion, soul, and funk from the 60s though today. Nothing seems to be off limits for these guys. The group has rocked the last four Strawberry Festivals, several dates at the “Red Bike”, and Vashon’s infamous “Cat Butt” festival as well as casuals and private parties. read more

  • Living in the 19th Century
    So, dear hearts, how long was the electricity off at your house last week? In my neighborhood, it was out for almost exactly 53 hours. Give or take an hour. I woke up around 4 a.m. Monday when the power went out. That was the first day. read more

  • A Real Anti-Diabetes Diet
    Diabetes recently surged to the top of nutrition writer Brad Lemley’s list of his readers’ main health concerns. It’s no news that overweight, the “standard American diet” and even the American Diabetes Association’s diet, ostensibly designed to prevent or remedy diabetes, pre-diabetes, and/or an overweight problem–well, it does not.  It makes no mention of reducing carbohydrates. read more

  • The Glenn Cannon Blues Trio
    The Glenn Cannon Blues Trio will be performing for the second time at the Red Bike on Vashon Island on Friday, 090916-glenn-cannon-blues-trio-watermarkedFebruary 17th and they’ll be playing some rockin’ covers from the likes of Robin Trower, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn and more! read more

  • The Blue Janes
    The Blue Janes are a Seattle ukulele trio made up of three women’s voices and three ukeleles. Veterans of Seattle’s folk, folk-pop, and singer-songwriter communities, the trio sings sweet, melodic original and cover tunes, a few from the traditional Americana repertoire, and some very funny and raucous numbers. read more

  • Dirt! The Movie
    This documentary film tells the story of Earth’s source of fertility.  The fate of humans has always been linked to dirt, our planet’s skin. Soil is alive, teeming with organisms typically so tiny we ignore them.  Stories from around the world show how we can re-connect in a beneficial relationship to our soil. read more

  • Responding To The Maelstrom: Shaping The Stories That Guide Us
    The All Island Forum will host the second in a series of community conversations on “Responding to The Maelstrom” at The Vashon Library on Thursday, February 26, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. read more

  • Subsistence
    The world we find ourselves in today has thrown most of us into a real quandary.  The fact is that nobody knows what is going to happen next, and most of the options are not that appealing.  It is easy enough to see utter disaster looming.   read more

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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

Puget Sound Tide Tables
3 Tide tables for Vashon
National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 02/21 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers early becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High around 45F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 02/22 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Rain showers in the morning with scattered thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon. High near 45F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 02/23 40%
Chance of Rain
Mostly cloudy with some showers in the afternoon. High around 45F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Snow Showers
Friday 02/24 40%
Snow Showers
Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. High around 45F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 40%.
Clear
Saturday 02/25 10%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 48F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Sunday 02/26 10%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 46F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forcast and more Current Weather Conditions on the New Weather Page

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

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