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  • Island Non-profits Inspire on KVSH GiveBIG Day
    Tuesday, May 3rd is a day of inspiration for all.  It’s GiveBIG Day– the one-day online event when donors can give to all their favorite non-profits at once and every donation is “stretched” by The Seattle Foundation. read more

  • Pronouns Are the Hardest Part
    Lately there has been a foofaraw about where transgender people go to the bathroom. Some people have this idea that if transgender people are allowed to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify, male pedophiles will put on dresses so they can go into women’s restrooms and abuse little girls. At least I think that’s the argument. read more

  • Two Cool Greek Soups
    Today’s column is inspired by Steve Silha’s request for more Greek recipes. Some of the best dishes we ever tasted were those we ate in small Greek restaurants, the kind with only three tables and the cook working at the back of the room or in her adjacent kitchen. read more

  • KRISHA: The Next First Friday Art Film is an Indie Film Sensation
    From the opening shot of Krisha, this month’s First Friday Art Film offering from the Vashon Film Society, the viewer gets the feeling of being dragged by a locomotive that’s about to go off the tracks. read more

  • The Portage Fill Band
    Comprised of about 20 Islanders ranging from professional musicians to amateurs, the community musical group is celebrating its 41st anniversary this year. Charter member Lou Engels still plays in the band. read more

  • Reality TV Star Runs for Public Office on Vashon
    With a flip of his unkempt white wool, and a sheepish grin, Noodle the Sheep announced his candidacy for Unofficial Mayor of Vashon. Noodle rose to prominence after his appearance on an episode of the HGTV show Island Life.  He is also known locally for his heroism, as seen in video footage posted on read more

  • The White Enamel Wash Pan with the Red Ring
    Johnny had invented a test tube holder to measure the cream content of milk in Wisconsin near the start of the last century. He and his brother had owned a dairy and Uncle Johnny lived off the patent for the test tube holder for the rest of his life. read more

  • Mukai House and Garden Cherry Blossoms Herald State Court Decision
    As venerable cherry trees bloom on the Mukai House and garden grounds, the landmark farm property, after years of dispute, has finally returned to community control. On April 4th, State Court of Appeals Judges Spearman, Appelwick and Leach issued a unanimous and definitive decision affirming King County Judge Monica Benton’s 2015 ruling granting Friends of Mukai full legal rights to the landmark Mukai House and Garden read more

  • Run for Unofficial Mayor of Vashon
    Have you dreamed about being an elected official? Want to ride the coat tails of the national election? Here is your chance to become the Official Unofficial Mayor of Vashon Island AND support your favorite Island non-profit organization at the same time! 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.

Stay updated on most King County Schools here: Public Schools Emergency Communication System.

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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
Monday 05/02 0%
Abundant sunshine. Record high temperatures expected. High 83F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 05/03 20%
Mostly Cloudy
More clouds than sun. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 73F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 05/04 50%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 61F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 05/05 10%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 66F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 05/06 0%
Sunny. High 73F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 05/07 0%
Sunny. High 79F. Winds NNE 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.

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