Vashon News

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  • Vashon Schools Foundation spring fundraising drive
    I view Vashon as something of an academic oasis.  In a broader State educational landscape suffering from the “drought” of program cuts and staff reductions that result in incrementally failing each year’s “crop” of children, the Vashon Public School district stands as a thriving exception. read more

  • Interior Design Conceptualizing
    Back in January, I booked a large, fast-paced project, giving me very little time to sit down and write anything. We are nearing completion, time is opening up a bit, and I’m starting to look again at my own home, dreaming of all the things I would love to do, and remembering how important it is that I treat my own home as I would one of my client’s projects read more

  • Ancient Future Pacific Northwest Concert Tour
    This is the first Ancient Future tour of the Pacific Northwest in a decade. Celebrating its 36th year, Ancient Future is the world’s first and longest running ensemble dedicated to world fusion music. They’ve sold over 150,000 albums and millions of samplers, and performed over 1,000 concerts. read more

  • Vashon Island Chorale Spring Concerts
    The Chorale’s upcoming spring concerts feature Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” and Edward Elgar’s “From the Bavarian Highlands”. 75 singers under the direction of Gary D. Cannon will perform at Bethel Church on Sat. April 25 read more

  • Enrique Henao Classical Guitar
    World class master of the acoustic guitar, Enrique Henao will come to   Vashon on Friday April 24 and perform a solo concert at the Vashon United Methodist Church.   Earlier in the day, Mr Henao will play for students at McMurray Middle School.    The concerts are sponsored by   VIBES (Vashon Island Band Education Supporters).  read more

  • The Jeff Kanzler Band
    Comparisons are as inevitable in music as in life and in this sense singer/songwriter Jeff Kanzler is no exception (“reminiscent of a young Bob Dylan” Don Yates – KEXP, “John Vanderslice” Maurice Dielemans – Kindamuzik (Dutch Music zine), “Doug Macleod or Steve Goodman” Dani Heyvaert – MazzMusikas ( Belgium ). read more

  • Voice of Vashon Looks to Future: Launches Membership Program
    Vashon Island’s community broadcasting operation has launched a membership program, looking to the future and the need for a steady and reliable source of funding to sustain all the services the organization provides. read more

  • READ: Read, Enjoy, And Discover
    Have you ever been enraptured by a good book? The hours slide away as the story unfolds, and you can’t help but continue to turn the pages. This past sentence summarizes a countless portion of my youth. I would read during family meals, at school, and even when I had friends over: read more

  • Common Sense Economics
    A friend of mine recently said, “If you are born on this planet, you are an owner.”  It seems that a lot of the problems we have, especially today, revolve around who owns what.    It has always seemed ridiculous to me that a person born into our country does not have an unalienable right to stand in one place, much less claim the space to build a shelter and grow or forage for some food. 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
Rain
Tuesday 04/21 70%
Rain
Partly cloudy skies this morning will give way to cloudy skies and rain during the afternoon. High around 65F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 04/22 40%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High near 60F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Overcast
Thursday 04/23 20%
Overcast
Overcast. High around 55F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Friday 04/24 70%
Chance of Rain
Showers early becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High near 60F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 04/25 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High around 60F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 04/26 80%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with periods of light rain. High around 60F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

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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