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  • Invisible Illness: Migraine
    Here is a partial list of invisible illnesses: allergies, food intolerances, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, depression, mental illness, diabetes and other blood sugar issues, digestive disorders such as IBS, colitis, and celiac disease. read more

  • Soups for Winter
    On these rainy, blustery winter days, there’s no food that warms you as well as a steaming hot soup.  Son Steve and I have have warmed our souls  and bodies with fish chowder, shrimp in coconut sauce, beef stew, minestrone, lentil and vegetable soup, and chicken in various soup and sauce modes. 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. It took two or three Boy Scouts with shovels to lift one of the cans of beans from the ashes in the 4 x 6 foot hole. By sliding a shovel under the can, one could drag the beans out the end of the pit and it was hot work. read more

  • Reality Check
    At the recent town hall, Congresswoman Jayapal said that, among her constituents, Vashonites were probably way ahead in addressing climate change.  It seemed to me at that point that, if that is true, then we are in big trouble. read more

  • World War II Japanese American Incarceration, Why it Matters Today
    2018 marks the 76th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 innocent Japanese Americans.   read more

  • Waking Up White – Finding Myself in the Story of Race
    Author and activist, Debby Irving, will offer a presentation on the subject of white privilege and the role it plays in perpetuating systemic racism. Through her personal story of waking up to her own whiteness and the wisdom she has gained from people of color, she provides a positive approach to healing and liberation. read more

  • The Vagina Monologues returns to Vashon
    In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the V-Day Movement, a non-profit organization created by playwright Eve Ensler to stop violence against women and girls worldwide, Take A Stand Productions presents The Vagina Monologues March 20, 24 and 25 at The Vashon Theatre. read more

  • Natural Slope
    Part one: Back in the 1970s I lived for a time in a house with some friends, one of whom was an engineer. He introduced me to the concept of natural slope by saying the house had achieved natural slope, i.e., it needed cleaning. Not that he was going to clean it. Cleaning was not men’s work. read more

  • Oyster Time
    Oysters have never been better than they are right now. Their fattening time begins in October as the weather cools off.  They go right on improving and being well worth eating until early spring. read more

Vashon Beachcomber

  • LETTER: WSF response to suggestion falls short
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. I would like to report my interchange with Washington State Ferries regarding a schedule issue. The communication highlights how unresponsive WSF is to even the mo …

  • Laurel Marie Kuehl
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Laurel Marie Kuehl died at home on Monday, February 5, after a battle with cancer. She was born on July 15, 1964 in Tubingen, Germany and was raised in Salt Lake C …

  • Stephen Andrus
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Steve Andrus passed away on February 6, 2018, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family at home on Vashon Island, Washington. Born in Hood River, Oregon on F …

  • LETTER: Many have suffered in this country in ways contrrary to the laws of the land
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. On Dec. 8, 1941, my paternal grandfather was arrested by two FBI agents at the family home in the Wallingford district of Seattle. LETTER: Many have suffered in th …

  • William D. Green
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Bill Green, former teacher, civil rights leader, poet, husband, parent, grandparent, and all around good guy, died February 5, after a battle with cancer. William …

  • In wake of criticism, VCA hosts town hall
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. By ELIZABETH SHEPHERD In wake of criticism, VCA hosts town hall Wire Service

  • Marcia Jane Montgomery
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Marcia came into the world with the festive celebration of fireworks July 4th 1932, Seattle, WA. With an appropriate legacy to her fun-loving, giving and spirited …

  • LETTER: Anti-choice tactics troubling
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Charles Lovekin is inspired to action by Dr. Martin Luther King’s words, “We must show up and stand up for change,” (Feb. 7), so Mr. Lovekin suggests attending Rac …

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
Snow Showers
Friday 02/23 30%
Snow Showers
Cloudy this morning. A few snow showers developing during the afternoon. High 38F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 30%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 02/24 20%
Partly Cloudy
Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. High 44F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Overcast
Sunday 02/25 20%
Overcast
Cloudy skies. High 43F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 02/26 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 43F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 02/27 40%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy in the morning, then off and on rain showers during the afternoon hours. High 43F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 02/28 50%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 42F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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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