Vashon News

The Vashon Loop

  • Call Your Mother
    Matriarchy and mortality are recurring themes in my Loop articles. Typically, I attempt to decipher the potential ramifications of births and deaths in Southern Resident orca matrilines. I fret most about the impact on surviving podmates when mature, elder females die. read more

  • Bean-Hole-Beans
    There is nothing more fragrant than the steam from an open pit of bean-hole-beans drifting thru camp. There were three gold colored cans in the pit and each weighed 30 pounds loaded. They were used to pack frozen strawberries in before the scouts got them. read more

  • Community Cinema Vashon presents a free screening of The Homestreach
    The Homestreach follows three remarkable homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a more stable future. Each of these smart, resilient teenagers – Roque, Kasey, and Anthony – challenge stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while coping with the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. read more

  • The Second Year
    There used to be a custom in British and American culture of literally wearing your grief. For a woman who had lost a spouse the rule was to wear full mourning, i.e., all black, perhaps including a black veil, for at least one year. read more

  • The Rise of the Frugal Economy
    Here is good news! Most of the above named article by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu with the permission of the website, Project Syndicate is reprinted here: read more

  • Big In Japan
    Things are looking bleak for the members of rock band Tennis Pro. They’ve been struggling to connect to an audience in the Seattle music scene, with a recent run of shows drawing sparse crowds and uninspiring day jobs that are quickly eclipsing their dreams. read more

  • Raise the Roof
    For some reason the writing of this piece has been a bit like attempting to move dried clay through a cake decorator bag, when it should have required much less effort. It seems though that for the moment I have run out of that vim and vigor that drives the bouncy cheerleader within to perform countless front and back flips while selling the soap of public good. read more

  • Kneeling at the Cross: A Protestant Looks at the Crucifixion
    It’s two hours past my bedtime. The building is quiet and in my little office cubby covered in chatchke of my narrative, the last four edits, teeny tiny minutiae of details having to do with the text, have just been sent to the printer. We are hours away from uploading to the distributor. read more

  • Non-Inflammatory Foods
    Nutritionists advise us to avoid inflammatory foods, but few tell us what foods aren’t inflammatory. It would take more space than this column to give you a complete list of inflammatory and non-inflammatory meats, so I’ll just list the most and the least inflammatory meats. 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
Chance of Rain
Sunday 03/29 40%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High around 60F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 03/30 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. High around 65F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Rain
Tuesday 03/31 60%
Rain
Rain likely. High 52F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 04/01 90%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
A few showers during the morning with thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 04/02 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 56F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain
Friday 04/03 60%
Rain
Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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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