The Vashon Loop

  • WSF temporarily reducing service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth
    Washington State Ferries is temporarily reducing service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route beginning on Sunday, March 29 due to significant declines in ridership. The reductions are tentatively scheduled to last through April 25. In addition to the route operating on its two-boat schedule, the following daily sailings will be cancelled: 1:25 a.m. from Vashon to Fauntleroy 1:45 […]

  • Crises and Opportunities
    Well, it appears that the world turned upside down since the last issue.  I’m sure we are all amazed at how quickly and how completely things can change due to the presence of something that most of us have as yet to personally see any evidence of—a mighty civilization laid low by the tiniest and […]

  • Vashon Loop Delays Printing until April 2
    Due to distribution issues during the Coved-19 outbreak the Vashon Loop will be out in print on April 2. The website is still being updated with relevant stories. Our website remains free to use for all. If you have information or a story for the Vashon Loop please send it to At this time […]

  • YFS is Continuing to Provide Essential Community Services During COVID-19 Crisis
    As the Vashon Island community faces the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vashon Youth and Family Services continues to provide vital social services to the island community. VYFS programs have adapted how they operate to both meet the need of the community and to comply with all instructions from the CDC. One of VYFS’s biggest […]

  • Local physicians explore COVID testing for Vashon residents
    The Vashon Island’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has established a COVID Testing Steering Committee. The committee is exploring options for testing island residents for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Humans have no immunity and currently no medications are available. Vashon Island currently has no cases confirmed by Public Health – Seattle and King County […]

  • 2020 Spring Fix-It Café Canceled
    The Vashon Fix-It Café, dedicated to reducing waste and building community, scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 10am to 2pm at the Vashon Eagles Club has been canceled. As Vashonites shelter in place and take on home repairs and projects check out the Fix-It Café website at There you will find a number […]

  • I’d Like to Talk About Something Else, But …
    The last week or so, all the talk on radio and television has been about the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and the competition of Democratic would-be presidential candidates, who were dropping like flies. My philosophy is, when we have a Democratic candidate, I’ll vote for him. I will not […]

  • The Time of Epiphanies
    You know how it is when you look at a photograph or a painting that at first looks like nothing you can recognize and then, as if by magic, it all sorts itself out into something very familiar, and you wonder for a moment how such a minor adjustment in your brain can turn gibberish […]

  • Goin Fishin
    The sun is up and we are going fishing, sometimes with a pole and sometimes just a skinny willow branch with green cuttyhunk tied to the top of the six foot stick.  Rolling or unrolling the stick made the line shorter or longer. For bottom fishing for cod, perch or sole, we used a pole […]

Vashon Beachcomber

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.

Stay updated on most King County Schools here: Public Schools Emergency Communication System.

South Sound and Kitsap School information can be found here:

Vashon Weather, Forecast, Pass Report & Tide Table

Puget Sound Tide Tables
3 Tide tables for Vashon
National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
The location could not be found.

Extended Forcast and more Current Weather Conditions on the New Weather Page

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.

BBC News