The Vashon Loop
- Snow White and Black History
Donald Trump. Well, my goodness is he just something or what!? My host family for the year and I have divergent views on politics, but this we agree on: Donald Trump requires the shaking of the head. Yes, he is scary. But what is really scary is his following. read more
- February in the Gallery Allison Crain Trundle and Jon Schmidt
In February the gallery features two artists who use light, shape and color to express movement and emotions. The exhibit showcases paintings by Allison Crain Trundle and stone sculptures by Jon Schmidt. read more
- Classical Concert Series Beethoven Sonatas
Angelo Rondello is a powerfully expressive pianist whose career has brought him across the United States and the globe, playing locally with Bainbridge Symphony and Lake Union Civic Orchestra. Brittany Boulding has appeared as a soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Auburn Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and internationally. read more
- OneNiteStand & The Sirens
OneNiteStand is gaining ground with more rocking tunes and incredible vocals by Terri Cole – the good news is, they’re ready to show off the new polish! This band is ‘nothin’ but rock & blues with the emphasis on classic rock tunes as well as some originals sprinkled in there. read more
- VoV’s Storefront Studio nears completion
VoV’s Storefront Studio nears completion for an open house, ribbon cutting and live broadcast during First Friday Gallery Cruise on Friday, February 5 from 6 to 9PM.
- A Diet to Defeat Diabetes
Diabetes seems to be edging into epidemic status. Native Americans and people with African ancestors are the most at risk, but none of us is immune to that disease. People in my family are susceptible to it. My mother and her grandmother had it. read more
- Rainy Camp
This past weekend a folk singing retreat called Rainy Camp was held in the foothills of the Cascades, out beyond Maple Valley. The attendees were mostly people of a certain age – my age, or thereabouts, although there were some younger adults in attendance. read more
- King County to form Community Advisory Group
King County recently resumed its long-range community planning services after a long hiatus, and we’re happy to announce that the Vashon-Maury Island Community Service Area (CSA) has been slated as the first CSA plan to be prepared under this program. Throughout 2016, we will be creating a CSA Plan Profile (which is defined below) and updating the Vashon Community Plan and Vashon Town Plan. read more
- The 2nd Annual UMO Circus Spectacular!
An event for the whole family! Full of tumbling, performances, prizes, music, desserts, music and more! All to Benefit the UMO Ensemble and UMO School of Physical Arts! WHEN: Saturday, February 6th; Doors open at 6pm read more
- New radio studio, exercise space open in town
Former quilt shop transformed after nearly yearlong process
- Preliminary election results: Proposition 1 short of supermajority vote
Preliminary results of the Proposition 1 election show 53 percent of votes in favor of the $26.9 million school bond, short of the 60 percent supermajority required to pass, according to King County Elections.
- Vashon social service agencies seek increased funding from King County
Less than two months after the head of Vashon’s largest social service agency met with local government officials to request increased county support for island nonprofits, it appears Vashon may benefit from additional funds or services as early as n …
- Ferry Advisory Committee bill moving through legislature
A bill making its way through the Washington State Legislature and the House Transportation Committee could reinstate the legitimacy of Vashon's ferry advisory committee.
- At 40, Granny’s Attic sees business boom in town
When Granny’s Attic closed its doors last week for its annual break, it marked 40 years supporting health care needs on the island and one year at its new location, where it had its busiest year ever.
- Frozen yogurt shop opens at laundromat
Downtown’s newest business, a frozen yogurt shop, opened recently in the front portion of the Suds Laundromat, and the owners say it has already become a busy after-school spot.
- Woman pulled from water off Manzanita Beach identified
The deceased woman pulled from the water off Manzanita Beach on Jan. 15 has been identified as a Puyallup woman. King County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cindi West said the county Medical Examiner's Office is investigating the death as a p …
- Dockton bike trails move ahead, construction to begin soon
King County Parks and the Vashon Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) on Thursday night presented final recommendations for the Dockton Forest Mountain Bike Trail Project, setting in motion the process to begin construction on the trails.
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
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National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
Thursday 02/11 100%
Mainly cloudy and rainy. Lows overnight in the upper 40s.
Friday 02/12 100%
Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Saturday 02/13 90%
Cloudy skies with periods of rain later in the day. High around 50F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Sunday 02/14 80%
Rain. High 53F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Monday 02/15 80%
Chance of Rain
Occasional light rain. High 54F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Tuesday 02/16 40%
Chance of Rain
Mostly cloudy with some showers in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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
- Mexico prison riot leaves 52 dead
A battle between rival groups at a prison near Monterrey in northern Mexico leaves 52 people dead and 12 injured, state officials say.
- Salford 44-10 St Helens
Salford Red Devils produce a stunning display to demolish St Helens with an eight-try hammering at the AJ Bell Stadium.
- Anxiety hits US and European markets
The FTSE 100 has fallen 2.4%, with US and European markets also posting sharp declines amid continued anxiety about the state of the global economy.
- Warnock named new Rotherham manager
Former Sheffield United and QPR boss Neil Warnock is appointed Rotherham manager until the end of the season.
- VIDEO: Top Gear's top seven
The full line-up of presenters set to front the new series of Top Gear has been announced.
- VIDEO: 'Mind-boggling' breakthrough
Scientists say the discovery of gravitational waves will open the window on the formation of the universe.
- VIDEO: Bosch paintings in historic homecoming
The strange and terrifying works of the painter Hieronymous Bosch have been gathered in his home town, Den Bosch, in the Netherlands for the first time.
- Kenya misses athletics doping deadline
Kenya misses a deadline to prove to the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) it is tackling cheating in athletics.