Vashon News

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  • A year in the life of a Family Support Specialist
    In October, I found out I had been hired as the Family Support Specialist for our new ECEAP preschool.  ECEAP stands for Early Childhood Assistance Program and is funded by the State of Washington and Vashon School District.  It is a FREE preschool for 3, 4, and 5 year old eligible children.  An affordable (free) preschool had long been a dream of many on Vashon. read more

  • Labels
    In recent years, I’ve really gotten tired of the common use of simplistic labels that cause us to bypass our critical faculties to accept judgements about matters that our leaders and pundits would rather not look into too closely. read more

  • Water Witcher
    I was recently presented with a big problem at the Church wood lot. Steve, a fellow wood stacker, couldn’t find the water line to his house. His line is plastic and therefore undetectable. “Would water witching work to find the lost line”, I asked? read more

  • Showdown in Clown Town
    I don’t remember if I’ve ever told this story here- I certainly have thought about it. It has to do with a time capsule and a responsibility to your voting public. It has to do with the ongoing relevance of a lesson from the youthful times. It has to do with not making assumptions about what is important to others and what isn’t. read more

  • The Onlies Play Vashon
    Seattle band The Onlies, who play original and traditional fiddle-driven music, will give a benefit concert for Rock Island String Kollective (RISK) on Sunday, May 31st from 4:00—6:00at the Havurat Ee Shalom (15401 Westside Hwy. SW). Riley Calcagno, Sami Braman, and Leo Shannon are Garfield High School juniors who have played together since they were two years old. read more

  • Jason Everett
    The Hardware Store Restaurant decided to start having a regular live music night back in March of this year and it has turned out to be a lot of fun and a great venue to hear some really talented people perform.  Starting in October, we’ve gone from a weekly live music night to a monthly live music night. read more

  • Britt’Mania
    Britt’Mania brings the live Beatles experience to Western Washington featuring all your favorite hits and deep album cuts from the greatest rock and roll band of all time. Faithful renditions of the songs you know and love are brought to life with Beatles costumes, Beatle guitars and equipment, and Beatle harmonies by four of the northwest’s most talented musicians who are dedicated to bringing you along in a show that spans the band’s entire catalog. read more

  • John Browne
    Progressing from college sophomore to folk-music groupie-worshiper of Tom Rush, Fred Neil, Buffy St. Marie & Bob Gibson in early-60s Miami, John’s musical career has been what he jokingly refers to one long, downward spiral to this present time……but we all know differently.  read more

  • Limited Partnership
    Limited Partnership uncovers the often untold history of the activism that has led us to a historical point, as the Supreme Court imminently is set to rule on same-sex marriage. The film chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino American Richard Adams and his Australian husband. 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. 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
Overcast
Saturday 05/23 20%
Overcast
Cloudy skies. High near 65F. Winds light and variable.
Overcast
Sunday 05/24 20%
Overcast
Overcast. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 66F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 05/25 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 64F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 05/26 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 70F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 05/27 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 74F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Thursday 05/28 10%
Clear
Sunny skies. High 77F. Winds light and variable.

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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