Vashon News

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  • “Spell It!” 2015
    Saturday, February 7th at 7:00 pm at Camp Burton. Calling All Logophiles! Are you a verbophile? Graphophile? Oenophile? Apiophile? read more

  • This Changes Everything
    This week, I’d like to further discuss the basic premise of Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything.  The “this” she is referring to is human-caused climate change.  Up until now, the general consensus has been that taking environmental factors more seriously in making our economic decisions is all that is required to mitigate this crisis. read more

  • Slick Baby Mama
    Mother Slick (J16) is an exceptional J Pod matriarch. 1972 is her estimated year of birth – that is significant because she could be slightly younger or even older. A preponderance of photographic evidence shows that Slick is the Southern Resident Baby Mama of precious newborn female J50. In four decades of field studies, J16 is the only known Southern Resident female to give birth to a thriving calf at age 43-ish. read more

  • The Flow
    For almost a year now I have been a part of the Seattle Minute Movies group. Every month a group of us get together at the Seattle Film Institute, drink some sort of beverage with snacks and then go into the screening room to watch the films most of us have put together over the past month. Normally, as per human nature, most of the films are finished somewhere around the Saturday before the Sunday of the screening   read more

  • Singing In The Rain
    Hollywood, 1927: the silent-film romantic team of Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) is the toast of Tinseltown. While Lockwood and Lamont personify smoldering passions onscreen, in real life the down-to-earth Lockwood can’t stand the egotistical, brainless Lina. read more

  • The Eric Apoe Band
    The experience of Eric Apoe is a walk through a cinematic time capsule, his lyrical masterworks chill the soul and enlighten the mind. Eric Apoe’s songwriting crosses genres like fiberoptic cable crosses the world. The song is the focus not the style, the song decides the style it desires to exist in. read more

  • Club O
    Come dance yourself warm on Vashon’s biggest Dance Floor! All-ages, and all are welcome. $5 Cover at the Door, no one turned away for lack of funds! read more

  • A Path Appears:Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
    A Path Appears:Breaking the Cycle of Poverty goes to the USA, Colombia, and Haiti to reveal the incredible adversity faced every day by millions of women and girls, while also presenting glimpses of hope and change. From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky: read more

  • Friends of Mukai Event Features Historic Preservation Expert
    Friends of Mukai will present a program featuring Michael Sullivan, Principal and Historian of Artifacts Consulting, Inc. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 29th at the Vashon Maury Island Land Trust Building.  Friends of Mukai commissioned his firm to perform a detailed architectural assessment of the historic landmarked Mukai fruit barreling plant for Friends of Mukai. read more

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Take the 'Are You A True 12?' quiz
    Seems like everyone is on the Seattle Seahawks bandwagon now, but the question remains: "Are You A True 12?"

  • New year, new director bring new attempt to right the ferries
    As lawmakers convene this month in Olympia, they’ll again look to find permanent funding for the state’s troubled ferry system, while new ferries chief Lynne Griffith plunges into reforms that aim to set the ferries on the right course.

  • Eric Gill, architect who worked for school district, dies at 62
    Eric Charles Gill, a local architect and capital facilities director at the Vashon School District, died on Tuesday, Jan. 20, after a battle with cancer.

  • Vashon siblings share the trek of a lifetime
    A drizzle of rain soaked the well-worn backpacks of Lizzy and Josh Corliss last September when the siblings took the final steps to complete their long-held dream of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Undaunted by the low clouds, the duo and their hikin …

  • Schools to weigh options for 2016 bond measure
    Vashon’s school district will take a hard look at its aging athletic facilities this winter with an eye toward asking voters to fund upgrades in about a year.

  • Island to take part in wide survey of homeless
    This week Vashon will take part in two annual events to count its homeless, part of a broader effort to document the extent of homelessness in King County and obtain funding for resources.

  • Island fishermen awarded for heroic rescue in Alaska
    Two local fishermen recently received prestigious national awards for a harrowing at-sea rescue they helped carry out two years ago off the coast of Alaska.

  • A bowl of fun
    Strains of Willie Nelson’s “Blue Skies” filled the air last week as skaters spent the late afternoon hours at the new skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (BARC).

Find out when School Schedules change due to weather

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Vashon Weather, Forecast, Pass Report & Tide Table

Puget Sound Tide Tables
3 Tide tables for Vashon
National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
Sunday 02/01 100%
Cloudy. Periods of rain this morning. High 49F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Chance of Rain
Monday 02/02 90%
Chance of Rain
Showers early becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High near 50F. E winds shifting to SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 02/03 40%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy in the morning, then off and on rain showers during the afternoon hours. High around 50F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 02/04 40%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. High 51F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Thursday 02/05 90%
Periods of rain. High 51F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Friday 02/06 80%
Rain. High near 55F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a half an inch.

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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