Vashon News

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  • Permaculture Workshop
    This fall on Vashon, Luke Currier, a Permaculture designer and educator from Duluth, MN will be leading a workshop on permaculture. This workshop will be helpful to people at any level of permaculture knowledge, from beginners to well-read certified designers, the theme of this workshop will revolve specifically around fruit-tree production and will be hosted by The All-Merciful Saviour Monastery south of Dockton. read more

  • Tales of Peter Rabbit, A Puppet Show presented by Thistle Theatre
    The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny have delighted children for generations, and are combined in a puppet show to reveal the beloved world of Beatrix Potter. After Peter sneaks into Mr. McGregor’s garden for some delicious vegetables, he realizes that he lost his new blue jacket.  How will he get it back? read more

  • The Cyclone Line
    In Oklahoma in the 1930’s, “The Cyclone Line” was a name for the telephone when it was used to pass information on the all-important weather; the tornadoes, the elusive rain, and the devastating dust storms. Kat Eggleston has written many songs inspired by her father’s memories of the Oklahoma dustbowl, and the songs have now grown into a play with music. read more

  • Frankenstein
    For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to the Vashon Theatre. read more

  • Our Homestead
    Our great-grandparents came from Denmark in 1892 and moved from Wisconsin to Portage in 1906 where Nels Mattson bought 300 acres that extended from the Portage store to the towers at KIRO and down to Luana beach.  Over the years this property has shrunk to a couple of lots and a house on the beach.  read more

  • Revisiting Peak Oil
    When I started writing this column years ago, it was intended to be a voice for the Transition Vashon group.  We were espousing the need to plan for decreasing energy use due to the dangers of CO2 concentration and consequent global warming, and the arrival of peak oil. read more

  • Darkness Illuminated: Tales of Darkness
    Fable Collections presents “Darkness Illuminated” in which handcrafted puppets, puppeteers, actors and musicians share the stage to tell three tales of darkness. Expect monsters and beasts to come to life as each grisly saga unfolds. Local artists experiment with blurring the lines between dreams and reality to keep you on the edge of your seat. read more

  • Vashon Wilderness Programs
    Coyote Mentoring: Raising Nature-Smart Kids in a Modern World, A 3-Part Workshop Series for parents, educators, and caregivers who care who deeply about the health of the children in their lives and the restorative power of nature in building healthy communities. read more

  • The “Spaciest” Fur Ball Ever
    Calling all Vashon Island pet lovers to sip, dine and bid your way through an “out of this world” evening that will entertain and inspire. read more

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
Chance of Rain
Friday 10/28 50%
Chance of Rain
Showers early, then partly cloudy for the afternoon. High around 60F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday 10/29 80%
Cloudy with periods of rain. High near 55F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Sunday 10/30 80%
Cloudy with rain developing later in the day. High 54F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of Rain
Monday 10/31 60%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High 53F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 11/01 40%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy early with showers for the afternoon hours. High around 55F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 11/02 60%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High around 55F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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.

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