The Vashon Loop
- People’s Climate March, Sept. 21
Since we live in a part of the world that has been minimally impacted by chaotic weather, we may tend to downplay the urgency of addressing climate change. On my weather page, I have seen severe weather march across the Midwest and East virtually non stop all summer. read more
- Tears of a Clown
Now there’s some sad things known to man. But ain’t too much sadder than. The tears of a clown, when there’s no one around Smokey Robinson read more
- The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce announces photo contest for 2015 Heart of the Sound Map cover
The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce is looking to put your photograph on the cover of the 2015 Heart of the Sound Map! Show the world the visual delight that is Vashon! Submit an image of Vashon that you want to share with visitors, friends and the Island community. read more
- Harbor School’s Arts Initiative Teams with Metal Artist To Visually Enhance Campus and Fields
In 2013, Harbor School launched a comprehensive Arts Initiative to expand the scope of the school’s art curriculum, but also to strategically improve our campus design through artistic endeavors which would enhance our day-to-day environment and beautify the community in which we live. read more
- Hot Dishes for Cool Days
As the weather cools, we seem to get energized. We involve ourselves in new activities. One way we save our personal time for these is to cook once to eat twice. read more
- A Family Affair
It was the last session with a ‘client’. I sat in the chair actively listening, putting to use all that I knew and had learned. The classes were all done: Human Development at each age and stage, Learning Theory, Ed Psych, Deviant Psych, Intro to Counseling.A Family Affair read more
- I Am Not Over High School
My high school’s class of 1965 is planning a 50-year reunion. Every day or two I receive an email that says there are new pictures on the web page, new classmates signed up, or there is new information about the reunion, which is a year away. read more
- 2014 an Art Odyssey
This year, VAA’s Art Auction is held in a new location at the spectacular Outer Space of Open Space for Arts & Community, only a few stars down Vashon’s interplanetary superhighway. read more
- Coast Salish Art Discussed by Noted Artist Shaun Peterson
In these late summer days two hundred years ago, the people of Vashon were occupied with harvesting horse clams, fish, and the berries of salal and huckleberry bushes. read more
- Some hope island will go 'Salmon Safe'
In the coming week, representatives from the environmental organization Stewardship Partners will visit the island twice with information about their Salmon Safe certification program, part of an effort to get more island farms and other organization …
- Man arrested after firing gun in suspected drug house
A Vashon man was booked into jail last weekend and could face charges after shooting a gun in a suspected drug house.
- Coyote killings draw attention to local population
The killing of two coyotes at the Vashon Sheepdog Classic has prompted some to call for a community conversation about how to best live with the island’s increasing coyote population.
- Man hit by car, seriously injured near KVI
A man who was run over by a car near KVI beach early Tuesday suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Harborview.
- Five island women put their best feet forward for company challenge
Twelve weeks ago, JP Morgan Chase issued a challenge to its employees: team up with coworkers and try to walk up to 10,000 steps per day, and the company will donate up to $5 million to charities that fight hunger all over the world.
- Char Phillips wins award for volunteer efforts
Longtime Vashon Island School District employee and community volunteer Char Phillips was recently named the Doors of Opportunity award winner for 2014.
- Islanders to gather for Suicide Prevention Day
In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, islanders are invited to attend a candlelight gathering this evening in town or light a candle in their homes.
- A ride with hills and attitude draws hundreds
It’s been called arduous and grueling. “It almost killed me,” one person said. But for a fourth year, cyclists from all over the state and even the country will pay for the chance to burn their legs on Vashon’s — and perhaps the region’s — tallest an …
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
- US man tried to 'swim to N Korea'
South Korean authorities say they have detained an American man they believe was trying to swim to North Korea.
- Fiji coup leader faces electorate
Fiji's coup leader and former military ruler Frank Bainimarama faces voters in the first election since he seized power in 2006.
- China leader Xi heads for India
China's President Xi Jinping makes his first official visit to India, with a focus on improving trade ties and resolving the decades-old border dispute.
- VIDEO: Clashes in Brazil following eviction
There have been clashes in Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo following the eviction of 200 families occupying an old hotel in the city.
- US man charged with supporting IS
A man from Rochester, New York has been charged with trying to recruit people to join Islamic State and to shoot people in the US, say prosecutors.
- Chin strap turns chewing into power
Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.
- UN brokers Gaza reconstruction deal
The UN brokers a deal on rebuilding in the Gaza Strip, giving roles to the Palestinian Authority and private sector, its top Mid-East envoy says.
- 'I loved/loathed my 1960s high-rise block'
'Why I loved/loathed my 1960s tower block'