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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 -- 8:34 pm
Art Auction 2015: Vive la France
Vashon Loop - Vive la France! On September 18 and 19, be transported to Provence and Paris for two nights of French festivities in support of Vashon Allied Arts. The 2015 Art Auction begins with Friday's "Picnic in Provence" and continues with Saturday's "Soire Paris" - a Francophile's dream come true. Read more...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 -- 8:34 pm
Vashon Opera Presents - The Elixir of Love
Vashon Loop - One of the world's most frequently performed operas, The Elixir of Love is cherished for its whimsical wit and endearing characters, not to mention the many intoxicating duets and "Una furtiva lagrima," one of the most hauntingly beautiful of all tenor arias. Season Seven of Vashon Opera opens in September with this charming comedy that'll have you rolling in the aisles! The production will feature a stunning professional cast, a chorus of Vashon singers and chamber orchestra. Read more...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 -- 8:34 pm
Vashon Sheepdog Classic 2015 trials
Vashon Loop - The Vashon Sheepdog Classic will host its nationally sanctioned sheepdog trial for the 6th consecutive year at Misty Isle Farms September 10-13. The VSDC has become the most well attended sheepdog trial on the West Coast. Read more...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 -- 5:34 pm
Ferry Alert: Bigger boat rejoins Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route
West Seattle Blog - After almost a week with reduced capacity on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route, Washington State Ferries announced this afternoon that M/V Cathlamet has replaced the out-of-mothballs M/V Evergreen State - that's a 124-car vessel replacing an older, slower 87-car vessel. Read more...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 -- 2:57 pm
PHOTOS: Large container ships cruise past the shores of Burien
The Waterland Blog - Resident Elston Hill recently photographed two large container ships cruising past the shores of Burien, which he shared with us : OOCL Seoul built in 2010 capable of carrying 8063 containers en route from Tacoma to Tokyo with Vashon and Olympics in the background. The YM March on a recent morning with Blake Island in the background on its way from Shanghai, China, and Busan, Korea to Tacoma. Read more...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 -- 2:40 pm
Butcher Pigs on Vashon, Seattle Cider Company Turns 2, Epic Ales and Gastropod Close
Seattle Weekly - Pig slaughter season is on the horizon and if you've ever considered learning to butcher your own mea t in case of a zombie apocalypse then you will want to head over to Farmstead Meatsmith on Vashon Island . There you'll learn how to eviscerate animals with the best of them as the team performs a hands-on demonstration of animal butchery. Read more...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 -- 10:09 am
Guest Editorial: Today Is Women's Equality Day, but in...
The Stranger - Sharon Nelson is the Democratic leader of the Washington State Senate and represents the 34th District, which includes parts of Burien, North Highline, Vashon and Maury Islands, and West Seattle. Women's Equality Day, August 26, honors the day women gained the right to vote in the United States. Read more...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 -- 9:31 am
5 new get-away-from-it-all hotels in the West
Sunset Magazine - ... 18 tasting rooms and the wineries of the surrounding Santa Ynez Valley . From $225. Rainy, remote locales like Vashon Island often prompt the designers of new hotels to think outside the box. Make that inside the box. And by box, we mean ... Read more...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Hodges, David Roland
The Lakeland Ledger - DAVID ROLAND HODGES, 45 VASHON, WA. - David Roland Hodges, 45, formerly of Lakeland, FL, died at his home in Vashon, WA, on August 13, 2015, as the result of a pulmonary embolism. Read more...
Monday, August 24, 2015 -- 8:25 am
Traffic/Transit Today: Monday on the move; ferry changes
West Seattle Blog - Starting , customers are advised to prepare for at least a week of longer-than-usual wait times due to a temporary vessel downsizing on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route. The temporary downsizing is needed to maintain a full, system-wide sailing schedule while the Tokitae and Elwha are out of service for necessary repairs and maintenance. Read more...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 -- 11:09 pm
Chautauqau Music Festival
Vashon Loop - An all day music festival featuring prominent young and older established musicians from Vashon and Seattle to raise money for underprivileged kids in the Chautauqau and McMurray music and other arts programs. We are working with our sponsors with the support of the Vashon School District to provide a full day of music and food and fun for the whole community. Read more...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 -- 11:09 pm
RJ's Kids Kenpo Karate Classes
Vashon Loop - ... 27 years of experience in the martial arts and is a retired public school teacher. For more information, visit the Vashon Park District website and Vashon Kenpo on Facebook. Scholarships are available for young adults through RJ's Kids and through ... Read more...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 -- 11:09 pm
The Ring of Truth
Vashon Loop - ... My ring says, "I am not coming on to you, thanks, I am simply being friendly." Friendliness is usually okay on Vashon, but not always. Being married and widowed takes a lot out of you. It has taken a long time for me to begin coming back to the ... Read more...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 -- 11:09 pm
Real Island Life Television News
Vashon Loop - ... not edit or comment on the broadcast. They did nothing that was self-serving. That tradition changed last month at a Vashon Park District meeting. Our local camera-person and Park District Commissioner candidate, created the "news", by indicating I ... Read more...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 -- 11:09 pm
VYFS Announces 2nd Annual Raft Up
Vashon Loop - Building on the success of last year's event, Vashon Youth & Family Services today announces the second annual Raft Up! event will be held at Jensen Point Sunday, September 20th, 2015. Grab your human-powered watercraft , your friends and family and head to Quartermaster Harbor for a final summer fling! Raft Up is the uniting of a community to defend the WA state record for the most kayaks, paddleboards and rafts linked together. Read more...
Sunday, August 16, 2015 -- 8:09 pm
The Vashon Loop
Vashon Loop - ... have also found that for the bulk of the year that I can live without it. As a reluctant joiner on to the Friends of Vashon Pool group, I knew that another big project, in this case the possibility of covering the pool for year 'round use seemed ... Read more...
Sunday, August 16, 2015 -- 8:09 pm
Everything Is Alive and Has a Gift to Give: Gratitude for Nature's Round
Vashon Loop - Last summer, I met my friend Dunja at the Vashon Island Historical Museum to view the exhibit "Vashon Island's Native People: Navigating Seas of Change." Sunlight streamed in as we pondered each display, grateful to be learning about the pre-contact history of the island. Read more...
Sunday, August 16, 2015 -- 8:09 pm
Hunting on Vashon
Vashon Loop - ... that is the way it was. Hunting ducks at Portage in the Fall with Dad and the dogs was the best. The gap between Vashon and Maury Islands was a flyway where the ducks with the wind would come by our old log like bullets. The little Butterball or ... Read more...
Monday, August 3, 2015 -- 8:09 am
Traffic/Transit Today: Monday updates and alerts
West Seattle Blog - No other problems right now on the outbound routes from here. VASHON FERRY-DOCK WORK: Cheryl reminds us that the big earthquake-safety project at the main Vashon Island ferry dock got under way at the end of last week, and that means big changes for traffic in the area. Read more...
Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- 10:49 am
King County deputy to be fired for sleeping on duty
KREM-TV Spokane - ... he said. "In this case, the employer happened to be the taxpayers of King County." "We have two deputies assigned to Vashon Island at any one time. So if one of them is asleep, the other one has no backup. There's no way to get to Vashon, nobody ... Read more...




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