Vashon News

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  • Hope Takes a Break
    This has been a rough week in America. It started last Sunday night with a man using semi-automatic weapons to mow down over five hundred people at a country music festival in Las Vegas. Fifty-eight people died. Fifty-nine, counting the shooter, who took himself out before he could be caught. read more

  • Yum! Authentic Syrian Tabula
    I got my wish, folks, a lesson in how to make a delicious Syrian salad, by taking notes as Jamila made Tabula in my kitchen. Her daughter Iylaf, a third grader, and speaks excellent English already.  My daughter Suzanna has an app on her cellphone that translates between Syrian and English. read more

  • Spooktacular Halloween Bingo!
    Costumes encouraged at our “Spooktacular” Halloween Party Bingo. Outrageously attired Aunt Betty will caterwaul to the rest of the party goers at the Senior Center on Saturday, October 21st.  read more

  • Harbor School Open House
    Harbor School will hold an Open House on Saturday, October 21 from 12-2 PM for prospective students and their families. Harbor School is the only independent school on Vashon Island serving Kindergarten through 8th grade. read more

  • Bill Brown & The Kingbees
    Steve Minzel, 35 years behind the keyboard, has played all over the Pacific Northwest.  Leslie Shelton, 40 years on bass guitar and a vocalist in the band who has written and recorded an album and back in the day toured with Bo Diddly and from 1990 to 2000 played with Bill Brown and the Kingbees.  read more

  • Caspar Babypants – Jump for Joy!
    Perennial favorite Caspar Babypants plays from his 13th album, Jump For Joy! Full of super fun sing-along good time music for the whole family, the energy on the recording goes from upbeat and fun at the beginning to sleepy and mellow at the end. read more

  • Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra presents Arvo Pärt & Srul Irving Glick
    Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra Arvo Pärt & Srul Irving Glick Friday, October 13 @ 7:30PM “To understand your job as a composer is to be able to see God’s beauty everywhere, and I suppose the majority of what my music represents is looking beyond the suffering and evil in the world, and reaching toward the beauty and the oneness of God.” – Srul Irving Glick read more

  • Jeff Scroggins and Colorado
    “In an age when bluegrass music is sounding more and more generic, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado are a cut above the rest with their choice of songs, great musicianship and devotion to fine arrangements. – Craig North read more

  • Vitalism: An Essential Concept in Medicine
    Whether you know it or not, your body has an amazing ability to heal.  The ability of your body to heal is directed by an energy that Naturopathic Physicians call the vital force, or vis medicatrix naturae.  The belief in this force is called vitalism.  read more

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Series of three fall wind, rain storms expected in area this week
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The National Weather Service is predicting wind gusts up to 40 mph and the potential for power outages today, Wednesday, and into Thursday as the second in a serie …

  • Clarice Walgren
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Clarice Walgren Clarice Walgren Wire Service

  • Sally Lou Jacobs
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Sally Lou Jacobs Sally Lou Jacobs Wire Service

  • Boys’ tennis team ends regular season second in league
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The season is starting to wind down for the Vashon High School boys’ tennis team and it is beginning to prepare for post-season play. Boys’ tennis team ends regula …

  • Beachcomber wins 10 awards at annual, statewide WNPA newspaper contest
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Beachcomber brought home 10 awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers’ Association (WNPA) 2017 Better Newspapers Contest, a statewide competition for sma …

  • After nearly 40 years, islander puts framing business on the market
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Thousands of works of art on display in Vashon homes have been meticulously framed by Donna Kellum. After nearly 40 years, islander puts framing business on the ma …

  • Despite challenges, Neighborcare will continue mission
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. President Donald Trump has taken several actions that have undercut the Affordable Care Act and may make it more difficult for many to access health care. Despite …

  • Short films fill unscheduled afternoons
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Wondering what your children might do during parent-teacher conferences next week? Vashon Film Society and the Vashon Theatre have teamed up to provide two afterno …

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

Wind Advisory

Issued:
3:36 AM PDT on October 18, 2017
Expires:
11:00 PM PDT on October 18, 2017
Rain
Wednesday 10/18 100%
Rain
Windy with rain likely. High around 60F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Rain
Thursday 10/19 90%
Rain
Cloudy with periods of rain. Thunder possible. High 54F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Chance of Rain
Friday 10/20 50%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Rain
Saturday 10/21 100%
Rain
Rain likely. High 54F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Rain
Sunday 10/22 70%
Rain
Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 56F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 10/23 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 58F. Winds S 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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