The Vashon Loop
- The Best of All Possible Curries
If Voltaire’s characters Candide and Professor Pangloss had been a dinner guests at my house this week, the professor would have recommended the recipe I give you in today’s column read more
- How to Live a Victorious Life
Who knows why suddenly the tide turns and good things, blessing after blessing, start to happen? Some theorize it’s when we’ve learned our lessons, others think it’s when God is good and ready. read more
- Community Cinema Vashon presents Medrora
Years ago, Medora was a booming rural community with a thriving middle class. But the factories and farms are now closed and the population has dwindled. Poverty and despair have moved in. read more
- Soul Senate
Soul Senate is a 7-piece, high-energy, adrenaline-inducing, audience-oriented, original soul/funk party powerhouse. read more
- High and Lonesome
High and Lonesome was formed in 1985 and played all the bluegrass festivals throughout the Northwest. The band broke up at the end of 1989, but reunited in 1993 and were hired to play 3 shows at the very first Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival that year. read more
- Harbor School VFW essay recipients
Harbor School students had a great showing in the recent VFW “Patriot’s Pen” essay contest, earning places in all middle school grades. read more
- Vashon Will Get Our Own FM Radio Station!
On Friday, February 21, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Voice of Vashon’s application for an FM radio station. read more
- Oscar Night Benefit Returns to Vashon Theatre
Vashon Film Society and the Oscar Night committee are bringing the island’s annual Academy Awards bash back to the Vashon Theatre on Sunday, March 2. read more
- The Mysterious Leak
“I grew up in a town where if you see a sign like this on the ground, it means either they hit the sign to avoid the deer, or the teenagers got into their parents liquor cabinet again. read more
- Vashon applications lined up as state begins to issue pot licenses
As the state Liquor Control Board (LCB) begins to issue marijuana business licenses this week, several people are in line to start small marijuana growing and processing operations on Vashon
- Free seminar on aging will provide information on range of issues
A free seminar for islanders concerned about aging will take place this weekend and cover a variety of issues, ranging from retrofitting a home to making end-of-life decisions.
- Chautauqua to host open house for incoming kindergartners
Chautauqua Elementary School will host an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, for incoming kindergartners and their families.
- County moves forward on pot plan after mixed meeting
King County is moving forward with a proposal that would allow marijuana business at the K2 building after hearing mixed reactions to the plan at a public meeting attended by hundreds on Vashon.
- Study confirms concerns about poor health of harbor, sheds light on causes
During a break between rain showers Monday, a crew of young people from the Washington Conservation Corps tended to a wide patch of Oregon grape, snowberry and hawthorne recently planted at Raab’s Lagoon.
- VYFS sees continued demand for services, leap in numbers in 2013
Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS), the island’s largest social service provider, served nearly one-third more people last year than it had the year before, an increase that is part of a multi-year trend.
- Town plan amendment gets mixed reactions at public meeting
At a public meeting Wednesday evening, islanders spoke both for and against a proposed amendment to the Vashon Town Plan that would allow marijuana business at the K2 building as well as other locations around Vashon town and Center.
- State proposes only slight ferry schedule changes, improvements at dock
After proposing sweeping changes to the north-end ferry schedule last year, Washington State Ferries (WSF) has put forward a more limited schedule rewrite that would only eliminate one run on the triangle route
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
Chance of Rain61°/37°
Chance of Rain59°/36°
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
- 'Encouraging signs' for Schumacher
The family of former F1 racer Michael Schumacher says he is showing "small, encouraging signs" in his fight for recovery after a skiing accident.
- VIDEO: Live coverage of Pistorius trial
Live coverage of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013.
- Confusion deepens over missing plane
Teams scour seas both sides of the Malaysian peninsula, as a general denies the plane was tracked to the west and Vietnam investigates a possible sighting.
- Labour 'won't guarantee EU poll'
A future Labour government would not call an in/out referendum on the UK's membership of the EU unless it was being asked to transfer more powers to Brussels, Ed Miliband has said.
- VIDEO: Court of Appeal to hear pregnancy case
A long-running court case set to be heard in the Court of Appeal has reignited the debate over drinking while pregnant.
- Patient has pioneering 3D face op
The survivor of a serious motorbike accident has pioneering surgery to reconstruct his face using a series of 3D printed parts.
- Jockey Maguire brought out of coma
Jockey Jason Maguire has been brought out of an induced coma after being injured in a fall at Stratford on Monday.
- Russia 'refuses to talk to Ukraine'
Russia's leaders are refusing all negotiations with their Ukrainian counterparts, Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov says.