Vashon News

The Vashon Loop

  • Cover our Community Pool
    One of the most common complaints we hear from Islanders is that there are not enough healthy activities for our youth during the winter months. So VARSA is pleased to support the Cover Our Pool initiative that hopes to cover the Vashon Community Pool with an inflatable bubble from Oct-May. read more

  • Engles Auto Show
    The annual Engles car show will take place Sunday August 20 from 10am to 4pm. For over 12 years the show has drawn Cars, Trucks, Tractors Motorcycles and Boats. Come see what the Islanders and friends have to show. Open to all makes and models.  read more

  • Blackberry Pie
    It is blackberry season. I walk thirty yards from my front door carrying an old plastic yogurt container and start picking. There is no need to bend over, no need to reach through or wrestle with canes to get to fruit that is hidden. read more

  • Cool Cooking
    It’s a rare cool, cloudy August day as I write this, but on the day I cooked the dish in the recipe below, the temperature in my kitchen was 81 degrees.  Son Steve, visiting from China, and I had no desire to turn on the cookstove. Instead, we pressed my microwave and rice cooker into doing cooler cooking. read more

  • Vashon Island Concerts in the Park
    Vashon Events and the Vashon Park District have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free outdoor concert series will begin on Thursday, read more

  • The Allison Shirk Band
    Local singer-songwriter, Allison Shirk, returns to the Red Bike on Friday, August 11th at 8:30pm to perform original songs and cover tunes for her birthday bash! read more

  • The Sugar Shack Hosts Summer Lawn Concert
    The Sugar Shack will host the Austin, Texas folk pop duo, Beth//James, for a free summer lawn concert on Thursday evening, August 10th in Town Center. read more

  • Mayor Tinkerbell
    On July 22nd Tinkerbell, representing the Interfaith Council for the Prevention of Homelessness (IFCH) became UnOfficial Mayor of Vashon, having raised over $20,000. read more

  • Vashon Island Pet Protectors Dog Walk!
    Come join us on Saturday, August 26th from 9a.m.-noon for the annual VIPP Dog Walk at Jensen Point!  Register on site the day of the event as either an individual or a team participant. read more

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Islanders gather to watch eclipse
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Dozens of islanders gathered at Sunrise Ridge on Monday morning for an impromptu viewing party to watch the moon make its way in front of the sun during the countr …

  • ‘Incredible’ Boeing Everett site turns 50 years young
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. In May 1967, Boeing employees moved into a new factory built beside Paine Field near Everett, Wash. Thirteen months later, the group that became known in aerospace …

  • New administrator, nurse, behavioral health provider at clinic
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of Neighborcare’s Vashon clinic and ushering in the milestone will be a new clinic administrator. New administrator, …

  • VCC receives grant to go toward generator
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. When the power went out during Vashon’s February snowfall, Puget Sound Energy’s Vashon Community Service Supervisor Patti McClements was awake at night thinking ab …

  • EDITORIAL: As funding is cut, it’s important not to forget seniors
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. In a recent discussion with islander and Rotarian Amy Huggins about the island’s Music Mends Minds program, the conversation turned to what she noticed as a discre …

  • Girl airlifted after fall off Dockton Marina building
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A 12-year-old Vashon girl is in stable condition and recovering at Harborview after a fall off a building at Dockton Marina Friday afternoon. Girl airlifted after …

  • Fleeing war, Syrian refugee families start lives on Vashon
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. * After months of fundraising and networking with the local Muslim community, the Vashon Resettlement Committee has brought one man and two families who had fled u …

  • Nearly full eclipse will be visible Monday
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. While millions are heading to Oregon this weekend to witness the nation’s first total solar eclipse since 1979, those staying on Vashon will be able to see a nearl …

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
Clear
Tuesday 08/22 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 82F. Winds light and variable.
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 08/23 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mainly cloudy. High 73F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 08/24 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 68F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Friday 08/25 10%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 73F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Saturday 08/26 10%
Clear
Sunny. High 77F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Sunday 08/27 0%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 79F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

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. www.VashonBePrepared.org

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