Vashon News

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  • Nature immersion program for 5-8 year olds
    Vashon Wilderness Program will expand our programs with a new nature immersion program for 5-8 year olds. Coyote Kids is a new place-based, nature immersion program that will meet on the campus of Vashon’s Chautauqua Elementary on late start Thursdays when teachers are engaged in staff development. read more

  • Ride the Bus, if You Behave
    Mr. Spaulding was a mean old man who didn’t like kids and us kids made him mean.  He wore a worn out old fedora and was our school bus driver on the Cove/Colvos run in 1949.   Hubert Spaulding lived down the worst road on Vashon, the Burma Road.  It was so steep and twisty that the school bus didn’t even go down there.  The kids who lived down Burma Road walked out. read more

  • Strengthening What Matters Most To Us
    At All Island Forum meetings we take the questions, What’s like it for you? What’s it like for me?, as purposeful leverage points to grow our capacity and health in community. In 2017, AIF has been convening almost monthly since the maelstrom hit us hard in pre-inauguration and continues as the resistance digs in for the long-haul. read more

  • Owning
    Last issue, I was talking about the various dichotomies that define each of us, conservative/liberal, authoritarian/libertarian, naturist (my version)/ humanist.  There is another that we mostly don’t freely choose but has a very great influence on our lives. read more

  • Water World Two
    I sort of remember last time saying something about a partial report from Arizona in need of completion. As it is, sort of remembering is kind of how it is these days, which I believe can at least partly be attributed to creeping old fartism, combined with a certain lack of urgency in many of my filing systems. read more

  • Celebrate Springer!
    “Celebrate Springer!” marks the 15th anniversary of the dramatic rescue in the waters off of Vashon Island of the orphaned orca Springer (A-73) and the heroic efforts by Washington and British Columbia teams working together to return her safely to her home 300 miles north in Johnstone Strait at the north end of Vancouver Island. read more

  • There’s a Dance or Two in the Dinosaurs Yet
    Consider our indigenous people. We believe that they came across a land bridge from Siberia and from there spread south through the Americas. There is some evidence that aboriginal people from Australia sailed in and settled in South America and Baja California, as well. read more

  • A Vegetarian Main Dish
    This week’s column features an Italian recipe for vegetarians and vegans, but anyone can enjoy it, even those who normally shun beans for fear of flatulence. The trick is to start a couple of days before you want to serve the delicious  dish. You start from scratch with dried beans that you soak overnight, drain, read more

  • “Granny’s Gift” Talk + Witch Hat
    Help us close out Earth Month with an Indigenous tribute to an Orca Legend. Saturday, April 29, 2:00 PM, at the Ober Park Performance Room, Orca Annie and Odin unveil “GRANNY’S GIFT – J2: A Sacred Matriarch’s Legacy.” Their special guest is researcher Mark Sears. read more

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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
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 05/30 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms developing during the afternoon. High around 60F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 05/31 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Considerable cloudiness. High 68F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 06/01 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Considerable cloudiness. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 63F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Friday 06/02 40%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 64F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 06/03 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 67F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 06/04 10%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 62F. Winds W at 5 to 10 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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