The Vashon Loop
- Vashon Thriftway honored with special grocery industry award
Norm Mathews, owner of the Vashon Thriftway, was presented with the 2014 “Excellence in Operations” award by the Washington Food Industry Association. Mathews received the honor in a surprise ceremony which highlighted his many achievements within grocery business. read more
- KVSH 101.9FM to Air Monday, October 13
Voice of Vashon will make history at 7am on Monday, October 13 when KVSH 101.9FM begins broadcasting. It will be the first new community FM station to go on the air in the Puget Sound Region read more
- A Pool for All Seasons
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of my family at the moment, and since nothing of consequence is happening in that regard right now we will step back within the watery boundaries of this place until something of relative importance that is emanating from the northeast part of this country stirs my interest once again read more
- Drab to Fab
Hello, my name is Rachel Waldron. I am an interior designer, and a new addition to Vashon Island. I have been here with my family for about six months now and have loved every minute. read more
- Free Bilingual Preschool for Income Eligible Families
The Vashon Island School District (VISD) has received a highly sought after grant from Washington State’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) to start a free Spanish/English bilingual preschool for three to four year old children whose families are income eligible. read more
- National Theatre Live
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. read more
- Crop Circles Talk and Slide Show
The enigmatic subject of crop circles will be the focus of a talk and slide show presentation at Vashon Intuitive Arts. Crop circle enthusiast and former Vashon Islander Mark Schrader will be speaking on his five summertime visits to Wiltshire, UK between 2008 and 2013 to experience the crop circle phenomenon. read more
- Open Space for Arts & Community proudly presents the Cider Fest Stomp and FLY FRIDAYZ
We get a yearning every fall here at Open Space, an itching in our feet and a jiggle in our legs, and we start to hear the imaginary strains of something we need to move to – and we know it’s time to dance. read more
- Flashpoint: An Evening of Contemporary Dance
Snapshots of unique voices in contemporary dance: Flashpoint, an evening featuring the latest from six exciting choreographers in 10-15 minute works to inspire and fire the imagination. read more
- Ferries may go to two-boat schedule this weekend
The triangle route may to go two-boat schedule this weekend, beginning on Saturday afternoon.
- Retired rescue dog saved after wide effort
A retired avalanche rescue dog was rescued himself last week after an community effort to find him when he became lost, and islanders then rallied to get the dog the medical help he needed.
- Vashon's first FM station goes live
On Monday morning there were cheers and tears as Voice of Vashon took to the airwaves on 101.9 FM, realizing what has been a dream of some in the organization for over a decade.
- Cross country’s ‘bench’ helps team succeed
How can a team be down two of its top cross country runners and still win a meet? It can happen when a team has a deep bench
- VHS soccer team sees success on the pitch
The Vashon Pirates girls soccer team continued to notch impressive matches this month, splitting two home games last week and boosting their season record to an impressive 6-2 while holding on to second place in the Nisqually League.
- Two-day event sheds light on the world of fiber arts and animals
A group of islanders interested in local fiber production has organized a two-day event to raise awareness about what they call an important but not well recognized part of agriculture and the arts.
- Acclaimed poet will slam at the Open Space
Internationally acclaimed poet, spoken word artist and storyteller Kealoha will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Open Space for Arts & Community.
- Burlesque returns for another tantalizing night
Burlesco Notturno will present its eighth show, called “Fantasma,” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community, with doors opening at 7 p.m.
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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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
- Land Girls memorial to be unveiled
A sculpture created in honour of women who served in the Land Army during World War Two – built with £85,000 in donations – is to be unveiled.
- Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised'
A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.
- 'Rapid deterioration' in jail safety
There has been a rapid deterioration in the state of jails in England and Wales with cracks in the system of widening, the chief prison of inspector warns.
- Tesco's sales fall faster than rivals
Tesco's sales are falling faster than any of its competitors as it loses market share to discounters Aldi and Lidl as well as upmarket rival Waitrose.
- Pedestrian 'critical' after tree fall
A pedestrian is in a "critical condition" after being hit by a falling tree in high winds in London, as the tail-end of Hurricane Gonzalo reaches the UK.
- Exam appeals change 45,500 grades
The number of complaints about GCSE and A-level marking rose sharply this year, with a fifth of challenges leading to grade changes, says Ofqual.
- Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman
The Pakistan Taliban sack their spokesman Shahidullah Shahid after he pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS).
- VIDEO: Storms hit UK amid hurricane aftermath
The view from County Down, Huddersfield and Heathrow airport, as the tail-end of Hurricane Gonzalo hits the UK.