The Vashon Loop
- Permaculture Workshop
This fall on Vashon, Luke Currier, a Permaculture designer and educator from Duluth, MN will be leading a workshop on permaculture. This workshop will be helpful to people at any level of permaculture knowledge, from beginners to well-read certified designers, the theme of this workshop will revolve specifically around fruit-tree production and will be hosted by The All-Merciful Saviour Monastery south of Dockton. read more
- Tales of Peter Rabbit, A Puppet Show presented by Thistle Theatre
The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny have delighted children for generations, and are combined in a puppet show to reveal the beloved world of Beatrix Potter. After Peter sneaks into Mr. McGregor’s garden for some delicious vegetables, he realizes that he lost his new blue jacket. How will he get it back? read more
- The Cyclone Line
In Oklahoma in the 1930’s, “The Cyclone Line” was a name for the telephone when it was used to pass information on the all-important weather; the tornadoes, the elusive rain, and the devastating dust storms. Kat Eggleston has written many songs inspired by her father’s memories of the Oklahoma dustbowl, and the songs have now grown into a play with music. read more
For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to the Vashon Theatre. read more
- Our Homestead
Our great-grandparents came from Denmark in 1892 and moved from Wisconsin to Portage in 1906 where Nels Mattson bought 300 acres that extended from the Portage store to the towers at KIRO and down to Luana beach. Over the years this property has shrunk to a couple of lots and a house on the beach. read more
- Revisiting Peak Oil
When I started writing this column years ago, it was intended to be a voice for the Transition Vashon group. We were espousing the need to plan for decreasing energy use due to the dangers of CO2 concentration and consequent global warming, and the arrival of peak oil. read more
- Darkness Illuminated: Tales of Darkness
Fable Collections presents “Darkness Illuminated” in which handcrafted puppets, puppeteers, actors and musicians share the stage to tell three tales of darkness. Expect monsters and beasts to come to life as each grisly saga unfolds. Local artists experiment with blurring the lines between dreams and reality to keep you on the edge of your seat. read more
- Vashon Wilderness Programs
Coyote Mentoring: Raising Nature-Smart Kids in a Modern World, A 3-Part Workshop Series for parents, educators, and caregivers who care who deeply about the health of the children in their lives and the restorative power of nature in building healthy communities. read more
- The “Spaciest” Fur Ball Ever
Calling all Vashon Island pet lovers to sip, dine and bid your way through an “out of this world” evening that will entertain and inspire. read more
- County announces plan to buy Mukai barreling plant
King County's department of natural resources has an agreement to buy the Mukai barreling plant, and county officials hope the sale will be completed by the beginning of next year.
- Public meeting with ferry chief, officials set for next Wednesday
This version of the story corrects the time of the Wednesday, Oct. 26, meeting. It begins at 6 p.m. at McMurray Middle School.
- Wildlife expert to discuss predators Thursday
With at least one cougar visiting Vashon since summer and a black bear reported on the island recently, a wildlife expert is slated to speak Thursday evening and provide information on the large animals, their behavior and how to avoid conflicts with …
- Burton Inn building sells to new owner with restoration plans
The Burton Inn property has a new owner who hopes to restore the main building with classic Victorian workmanship and turn it into a bed and breakfast.
- Granny’s Attic completes fall grant cycle
The members of Granny's Attic completed their fall granting cycle earlier this month and awarded $110,000 to local health-related programs.
- County seeks input on human service needs on Vashon
County officials will host a public meeting this Thursday, seeking input for the potential renewal of the Veterans and Human Services Levy.
- King County begins pilot property tax program
King County homeowners facing foreclosure of their homes because of delinquent property taxes may benefit from a program implemented this month that allows for partial payments, which previously have not been accepted.
- Islanders turn out to provide input on community plan
Last week a crowd of more than 100 islanders attended a meeting to provide feedback on some elements of the Community Service Area Plan, currently being drafted.
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
Friday 10/28 50%
Chance of Rain
Showers early, then partly cloudy for the afternoon. High around 60F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday 10/29 80%
Cloudy with periods of rain. High near 55F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Sunday 10/30 80%
Cloudy with rain developing later in the day. High 54F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Monday 10/31 60%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High 53F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Tuesday 11/01 40%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy early with showers for the afternoon hours. High around 55F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Wednesday 11/02 60%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High around 55F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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
- Abuse inquiry dropped investigation into lawyer's conduct
The child sex abuse inquiry dropped an investigation of its most senior lawyer despite a disclosure of alleged sexual assault.
- Oregon wildlife refuge occupiers cleared
The defendants in a standoff at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon are acquitted of felony conspiracy charges.
- Calais 'Jungle' stragglers and minors spend another night at camp
About 70 migrants remaining at the Calais 'Jungle' camp are allowed to sleep at the site, as work continues to dismantle it.
- I do (vote for Trump)
Gretchen and Tom are engaged. But she's voting for Clinton and he's voting for Trump.
- 'No longer welcome'
A rise in hate crime against the UK's Polish community is making some of them think about leaving the country as a result.
- Shanghai long ago
Rare 19th century photographs of Shanghai by English photographer William Saunders go on show in London in first public exhibition devoted to his work.
- US election 2016: Trump running mate Mike Pence's plane skids off runway
Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence's plane skids off a runway on landing in New York.
- China's forbidden babies still an issue
John Sudworth investigates the role of the state in China's family policy a year on from the end of the one-child rule.