The Vashon Loop
- Our Beach Community: Armored Citizens
There is a group of beach residents who neither live with unprotected soft bodies, nor grow tough shells like clams and crabs. This is the group of odd crabs known as the hermits, which have soft, curled, bare abdomens, but also have armored claws and heads. read more
- Whose Party?
First off, the article in the last issue, “Politics Among The Billionaires,” was wrongfully attributed to me. It was written by Ward Carson. As we approach the end of the 2016 primary season, we find the likely candidates of both parties to have the highest unfavorability ratings since such polls have been taken. Trump at 57% and Clinton at 55% top the charts. read more
- Dancers at a Gathering & Cinderella
Classically trained in ballet, tap and modern, more than 200 dancers studying at the VCA Center for Dance present a robust, beautiful evening of dance in the inaugural season at the Katherine L White Hall. read more
- Vashon Intuitive Arts welcomes Alexis St. John June artist of the month
“Remembrances of Childhood” I create worlds; safe and tranquil places where Beings can come and rest for awhile. My ideas can manifest as paintings, sculptures, or stories. The medium or style is not as important to me as the experience that my pieces evoke. read more
Wailing guitar, swirling organ, thunder Bass, throbbing drums and the urge to make you dance are what we bring to the party. The group has made appearances in the last three Strawberry Festival lineups, two years at the “Cat Butt” festival, several dates at the “Red Bike” and a truly unique mid-summer party for Tony’s Going Away (that never happened, he’s still here). read more
- To Cook or Not to Cook
That is a question answered by the weather. Is it too hot to cook? We eat raw vegetable or fruit salads or bean salad accompanied by a plate of cold cuts and a sturdy whole grain bread, or a bean salad. Is it too cool not to cook? There we have more choices. We cook whatever we like or whatever the fridge or freezer yields. read more
- The Funnyman in My Skull
he incredibly loud noise in my head woke me at ten to six in the morning. I always have ringing in my ears, but this was ringing cranked up to eleven. read more
- Free Educational Events Help Marine Shoreline and Bluff Property Owners Manage and Protect Land
The steep bluffs, ravines, and beautiful shorelines of Vashon Island provide spectacular views of the Puget Sound, but they are also prone to erosion and landslides. On June 4th, from 9:00am to 3:30pm, the King Conservation District will hold a free, educational workshop for landowners on marine shoreline and bluff properties. read more
- Biscuits Sans Oven
Some days even back in April were too hot to think without raising a sweat. It looks like we’ll have a few true scorchers this summer, too, the sort of days when you just want to graze out of the refrigerator and freezer. You serve make-it-yourself sandwiches and iced tea for supper, simply putting out a platter of cold cuts and sliced tomatoes on lettuce and a plate of whatever bread you have on hand read more
- Open Space kicks off renovation with gala fundriaser
For the past three years, in a sunny office on the second floor of the Open Space for Arts & Community, co-founders Janet McAlpin and David Godsey have been putting their considerable creative talents toward a brand new act. Calling it a makeover …
- County demolishes failing north-end structure
The building that most recently housed Vashon Island Realty was torn down on Monday, five years after being deemed unsafe.
- Court documents: Families suing school district seeking more than $30 million
The two families suing Vashon’s school district, alleging their children’s repeated bullying and harassment was not addressed by the district, are asking for at least $31.5 million in damages plus attorneys’ fees, according to documents released by t …
- Young farmer ventures into field with humanitarian perspective
Twenty-eight-year-old Caitlin Ames never thought she would be a farmer. “I wanted to study social issues and actually came across agricultural colleges and would say, ‘Oh, heck no.’ In my head, a farmer is some guy in his 50s driving a tractor and sm …
- Man remembers family, island struggles 74 years after Japanese internment
Seventy-four years ago this week more than 120 Japanese-American islanders were forced to leave Vashon, bound for Seattle and then on to Tule Lake Concentration Camp in California later that summer.
- Experts’ report shows wide range of work needed at public pool
Some 40 years after it was built, the Vashon Pool is in need of architectural, electrical and mechanical upgrades, according to a recent evaluation conducted by a team of aquatic center experts who evaluated the facility.
- County leaders hold open house, town hall meeting Wednesday evening
Several King County officials will host a public meeting Wednesday evening and provide information about a wide range of issues.
- Local agencies, county, begin talks about island health care
With the closure of the Franciscan medical clinic coming this August, members of state and county governments have said they will support the island in whatever ways they can, while agencies in Vashon's broader health care community are making p …
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
Thursday 05/26 10%
Overcast. High 63F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 05/27 40%
Chance of Rain
Mostly cloudy skies with a few showers later in the day. High 62F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Saturday 05/28 20%
Cloudy skies. High 62F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 05/29 40%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 66F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Monday 05/30 10%
Partly cloudy skies. High near 70F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 05/31 0%
Sunny. High 78F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
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
- FA Cup quarter-final replays scrapped
FA Cup quarter-final replays have been scrapped from next season, the Football Association announces.
- Boy, 7, applies for football boss job
A letter written by a seven-year-old boy asks a Scottish Premiership club for its vacant job as manager.
- Mourinho and Man Utd agree deal
A deal has been agreed for Jose Mourinho to become the new Manchester United manager, with confirmation expected on Friday.
- Gorilla-suited pro-EU man 'assaulted'
Police are investigating claims two men, one dressed as a gorilla, were assaulted at a Vote Leave rally attended by Boris Johnson.
- VIDEO: Footage of migrant boat capsize released
The Italian navy has released footage of a migrant boat that capsized on Wednesday.
- Delph set to miss Euro 2016 – Hodgson
Midfielder Fabian Delph is unlikely to make England's final 23-man Euro 2016 squad because of a groin strain, Roy Hodgson says.
- US hiker 'lost for 26 days before dying'
A hiker who got lost on a remote part of the Appalachian Trail in the US sent text messages appealing for help for 26 days before she died.
- Call for clarity over UK forces in Libya
There should be more transparency over what British special forces are doing in Libya, MP Crispin Blunt says, after reports that UK troops destroyed an Islamic State truck there.