Vashon News

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  • Vashon Island Pet Protectors Online Auction
    VIPP hopes you will  “Throw Us a Bone” and support our Online Auction presented by Windermere.  Vashon Island Pet Protectors is pleased to announce a new venture following the necessary cancellation of the 2017 Fur Ball: an Online Auction full of the wonderful items usually featured at our annual event. Online Auction: November 10th through December 3rd. Auction link: https://vipp.ggo.mobi/ read more

  • Shook Twins Return
    Debra Heesch, Snapdragon, Sue Carette & Vashon Theatre Present: Shook Twins return to the island November 15th at the Vashon Theatre to play an intimate DUO set at a fundraiser for Puerto Rico! Special Guest Islander Sarah Christine will be starting out the show. Funds raised will be sent directly to the island by the National Boricua Human Rights Network (NBHRN), an organization composed of Puerto Ricans in the US and their supporters that educates and mobilizes the Puerto Rican community, read more

  • Little Women Takes the Stage
    Vashon Center for the Arts Arts Education Program will present Little Women from November 10-12 in the Katherine L. White Hall.  We chose this particular play to do this fall to present several strong female characters and give students an opportunity to reflect on the progress women have made since the 1880s,” notes Wendy Finkleman, director for arts education at VCA. read more

  • Gail Pettis Trio at Vashon Center for the Arts
    Vashon Center for the Arts welcomes the Gail Pettis Trio on Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 pm as the second performance in this year’s Jazz Series.  A Pacific Northwest favorite, Pettis brings her soulful voice to the Katherine L. White Hall to warm up the fall night. read more

  • KVSH Third Birthday Bash Lip Sync Battle
    Island officials, celebrities and rock star wannabes are polishing up their air guitars for VoV’s Third Annual KVSH Birthday Bash, Friday, November 10, at the Red Bike.  It’s going to be a Lip Sync Battle hosted by Arlette Moody – Vashon’s version of Catherine Zeta-Jones – and starring the people you see or hear from regularly…in a whole new light. read more

  • Island Life
    I am often to mostly running these internal monologues, which more often than not are where these scribblings come from. Writing things down is a means of purging the echoes, and it works well enough that there are times when I find myself the next day wondering what it was that I just wrote about, since I’m usually fairly certain that what is currently running in my head is a new tangential, mental squash game, banging around in there in search of an exit strategy. read more

  • Joint Tasks
    Now that most of the deciduous trees have cast down their leaves and we’re having  cooler weather, often with a brisk breeze that makes it feel even cooler, we’re also hearing complaints of aching joints. Of course, those are always with us, but now the cold and the dampness actually interfere with people’s ability to do what they need and want to do. read more

  • More Things in Heaven and Earth
    My husband Rick has been gone for almost four years now, so you can imagine my surprise when I saw him walk out of the men’s room on the sixth floor of the James Tower one afternoon a few weeks ago. That’s the cardiology floor at the Cherry Hill campus of Swedish Hospital. read more

  • Direct primary care comes to Vashon
    For the first time, patients on Vashon can see a doctor without a co-pay or deductible at Maxwell Family Medicine. As part of the growing direct primary care movement, Maxwell Family Medicine is offering a membership structure to provide comprehensive care at a lower cost. read more

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Fire damages north-end home
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. King County fire investigators say a faulty wall heater is to blame for the fire that caused considerable damage to a north-end home this week. Fire damages north- …

  • VIRC junior crew veteran commits to Stanford
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The fulfillment of a long-held dream came last Tuesday, Nov. 8, for Vashon High School senior Riley Lynch, as National Letter of Intent Day (for sports other than …

  • EDITORIAL: Time for elected officials to follow through on promises
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Results from the Nov. 7 general election are not yet certified, but the winners and losers on Vashon’s local boards are clear. Only two incumbents remain — Candy M …

  • Island musician plays unplugged solo show
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. JD Hobson will play an acoustic show from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Vashon’s Havurat Ee Shalom. Island musician plays unplugged solo show Wire Service

  • Arts Around Town Nov. 15 through 22
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Island native plays a solo show of original songs Arts Around Town Nov. 15 through 22 Wire Service

  • ‘It has not been sacrifice’: School board member steps down after 12 years
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Bob Hennessey believes in government. He has worked in it his whole life, first as a press secretary on Capitol Hill fresh out of college, then as a legislative di …

  • The nature of Vashon: Explore the island’s biodiversity an upcoming exhibit
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. By SUSAN RIEMER The nature of Vashon: Explore the island’s biodiversity an upcoming exhibit Susan Riemer

  • Triangle task force will discuss schedule changes next month
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Triangle Route Improvement Task Force has moved on from trying to create a quick fix for loading procedures at Fauntleroy to other measures meant to improve fe …

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
Rain
Sunday 11/19 90%
Rain
Rain. Lows overnight in the mid 40s.
Chance of Rain
Monday 11/20 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 48F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Rain
Tuesday 11/21 100%
Rain
Periods of rain. High 56F. ENE winds shifting to S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 11/22 70%
Chance of Rain
Showers early becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High around 60F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Rain
Thursday 11/23 90%
Rain
Rain likely. High near 55F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Chance of Rain
Friday 11/24 30%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with a few showers. High 51F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

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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