The Vashon Loop
- Seersucker and the Gaza Strip
Certain things just mean summer. Movies shown outdoors, fireflies, outdoor pools, ordinary dinners cooked on the grill, concerts under the stars, salads, sunshine, seersucker. read more
- The Farmer’s Daughter Gets Back to Her Roots
Many people are planting vegetables this year, some of whom have never gardened before. I gardened with great passion and little skill before I had children. We have a near-sunless, sodden little yard, but I planted in faith. read more
- Senior Center is celebrating the big 30
Put on Your Dancin’ Shoes for the Senior Center. The Senior Center is celebrating the big 30 read more
- Teatro Minestrone’s Around the World in 8 Stories.
Open Space is thrilled to welcome this all-ages, super-fun outdoor theatre treat: Teatro Minestrone’s Around the World in 8 Stories. read more
- Club Shostakovich
Club Shostakovich is the roaming Seattle chamber music series that has brought the Shostakovich string quartets to Seattle-area venues over the last two years. read more
- Bill Carter
Bill Carter has been a pillar of the Austin music scene for nearly three decades, helping shape the city’s rich musical history along with his songwriting partner and wife, Ruth Ellsworth. read more
- Extreme Weekend
Fame makes a man take things over. Fame lets him lose, hard to swallow. Fame puts you there where things are hollow Fame ~David Bowie- Fame read more
- Many Paths Lead to the Vashon Sheepdog Classic
There are about 2,000 people in the (United States Border Collie Handlers Association (USBCHA,) the top level herding association in the US and Canada. Somewhat surprisingly, two thirds of the handlers are women. read more
- Morning Scramble To Go Live at FM Launch
This Fall, as Vashonians scramble to start their work days, KVSH-FM 101.9 will broadcast the live “Morning Scramble” show. Each morning a different host or host team will regale listeners with local music, ferry and traffic updates, Island weather and takes on Island life. read more
- Eyes are on local beaches as scientists study sea star die-off
When Rayna Holtz and Yvonne Kuperberg began monitoring a strip of west-side beach a few years ago, searching for dead sea birds as part of a citizen science project through the University of Washington, they soon realized they likely wouldn’t find an …
- Park district votes twice to comply with open meetings law
In its last meeting, the Vashon Park District voted on a severance agreement for a former employee who had worked for the district for several years. It was the second time the commissioners voted on the agreement because they first voted in a closed …
- Top names for new water taxis announced
The King County Ferry District announced last week the finalists in a contest to name two new water taxis. People can vote for their favorite names through Aug. 15.
- Vashon responders help battle state’s record wildfires
As the state sees record wildfires, some Vashon firefighters have aided in the effort to control the blazes in Central and Eastern Washington.
- Nearing construction, VAA works to keep momentum on arts center project
On a warm July afternoon, Bruce Morser stood on Vashon Highway drawing. While Morser, a professional artist, has done work for such clients as Starbucks, Rolex and National Geographic, that day he and his daughter were drawing with Sharpie markers on …
- Transient charged with rape
Douglas James Holt was charged with one count of third-degree rape in King County Superior Court last week.
- Archaeologists to offer expertise on Vashon
This weekend islanders will have two opportunities to learn more about Vashon’s native people through the clues found by archaeologists during the past century.
- Musician fundraises to record her music
Allison Shirk, a singer/songwriter and co-founder of Vashon Events, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the recording and distribution of her debut country-rock album. The album, “Break My Heart,” will be comprised of Shirk’s best origin …
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
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
- Israel calls up 16,000 reservists
Israel calls up 16,000 extra reserve soldiers as conflict in Gaza continues, amid criticism over a strike that killed 16 at a UN-run school.
- Russian experts to visit MH17 site
Russian aviation experts plan to visit the site of the Flight MH17 crash in the east, as Ukraine calls a one-day truce with the rebels.
- 400 jobs saved in oil refinery sale
A sale is agreed on the closure-threatened Murco oil refinery in Milford Haven, safeguarding 400 jobs.
- S Leone declares Ebola emergency
Sierra Leone's president declares a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak and order epicentres of the disease to be quarantined.
- Invictus Games a struggle, says Harry
Prince Harry says organising a Paralympic-style sporting competition for injured members of the armed forces has been a "real struggle".
- Warm weather hits British Gas profit
British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.
- DUP and Sinn Féin 'make budget deal'
The DUP and Sinn Féin reach agreement over Stormont's quarterly budget after weeks of deadlock, the BBC understands.
- Lloyds profits hit by PPI charges
Profit at Lloyds Banking Group falls after it is hit by PPI mis-selling charges and a Libor rate-rigging settlement.