The Vashon Loop
- With Salmon Bake, St. John Vianney Church carries on a tradition that has lasted more than half a century
Follow the crowd to take part in an island tradition — the 54nd Annual Salmon Bake of St. John Vianney Church will be held from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, on the church grounds. read more
- The Shape Up Vashon Summer Presidential Challenge has 36 winners!
8 teams successfully challenged their members to win President’s Active Lifestyle Awards. This required ½ hour of exercise or more, 5 days each week and adding a healthy eating habit each week for 6 weeks out of 8. The Methodist Team, United Method Walkers, won the prize for 11 members earning President’s Active Lifestyle Awards. read more
- This Dragon is Delicious!
In hot countries, hot dishes and spicy foods help people sweat, and thus cool off. Here, we rather like cold soups. Today, I give you a Chinese soup that’s served hot or tepid. My daughter Suzanna Leigh, whose inspirational motif is the dragon, gave me the name for it. read more
- Touch Vashon’s Past During Archaeology Day
Many Islanders have inherited artifacts from pioneer ancestors. Others have found their arrowheads or scrapers while gardening or walking along the beach. read more
- Your ticket to amazement awaits!
Vashon Opera’s sixth season kicks off in September with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, considered one of the greatest operas of all time. Watch as the Don pushes his limits and meets his ultimate demise in this brilliantly crafted masterwork. read more
- Vashon Allied Arts presents BRAMBLEFEST Outdoor Summer Concert
VAA is proud to reprise our annual outdoor summer concert this August. We call it ‘Bramblefest’ in honor of the many brambles that naturally proliferate all across the Island and bear fruit at the peak of summer. read more
- Picking Up My Baton
Standing at the counter of the University of Washington Bookstore looking at conducting batons seemed odd and surreal. Standing next to me, instructing the clerk, was the man who had told me a decade before I couldn’t conduct adults or an orchestra or band because, “(He) couldn’t handle the competition”. read more
- Foggy Widow Breakdown
On Sunday the 29th of June I stopped for a bowl of clam chowder at the Ivar’s Seafood Bar in Burien. It was a pleasant sunny afternoon, and the dozens of multi-colored petunias planted around the restaurant lit it up in a cheerful summery way. read more
- VAA Summer Camps to Spark Creativity!
Vashon Allied Arts offers several summer youth camps for arts and fun. read more
- Nearing construction, VAA works to keep momentum on arts center project
On a warm July afternoon, Bruce Morser stood on Vashon Highway drawing. While Morser, a professional artist, has done work for such clients as Starbucks, Rolex and National Geographic, that day he and his daughter were drawing with Sharpie markers on …
- Transient charged with rape
Douglas James Holt was charged with one count of third-degree rape in King County Superior Court last week.
- Archaeologists to offer expertise on Vashon
This weekend islanders will have two opportunities to learn more about Vashon’s native people through the clues found by archaeologists during the past century.
- Musician fundraises to record her music
Allison Shirk, a singer/songwriter and co-founder of Vashon Events, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the recording and distribution of her debut country-rock album. The album, “Break My Heart,” will be comprised of Shirk’s best origin …
- County thins trees for health of popular forest
Last week King County Forester Bill Loeber and Dave Warren of the Vashon Forest Stewards stood at the edge of what at first glance appeared to be a large logging operation in the heart of the island.
- Granny’s Attic awards grants to wide range of island health services
Now in its second year of funding community health programs, Granny’s Attic recently awarded several grants intended to address a range of health-related needs on the island.
- Constantinople to close its doors this summer
After more than 20 years outfitting women in downtown Vashon, Constantinople will close this summer.
- Former Country Store bookkeeper charged with stealing from business
A former employee of The Country Store and Farm has been charged with theft for allegedly embezzling more than $30,000 from the business over two years.
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
- Power cut compensation increased
People whose power is cut off for long spells during bad weather will be eligible for much higher compensation payments.
- Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy
Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.
- Google to face Europe data watchdogs
Google will meet data regulators from across the EU to discuss the implications of the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.
- Big rise in council redundancy costs
Cash-strapped Welsh councils have spent nearly twice as much on making staff redundant as they did last year, BBC Wales learns.
- Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues.
- Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow
The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.
- VIDEO: Aerial view of new Glasgow landscape
Glasgow has been getting ready for the Games and investing money in 13 sporting venues across the city for more than six years.
- Watchdog launches full energy probe
The Competition and Markets Authority launches a full investigation of the UK energy market.