Vashon News

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  • Who’s Hungry on Vashon? You may be surprised
    Tuesday, December 8, 6:30PM at the Penny Farcy Building, Voice of Vashon (VoV) will partner with Vashon Community Care Foundation (VCCF) and the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank to present a community Town Hall and a new twist on VCC’s Telling Stories series.  “Who’s Hungry on Vashon” will explore, with stories and a community forum, the current state of food insecurity on the Islands.  read more

  • The Nutcracker Ballet
    On December 4, 5 and 6, VAA Center for Dance presents its annual Nutcracker at Vashon High School Theater. This production features more than 50 dancers, showcasing five graduating seniors. New choreography includes the Arabian Princess danced by senior Hannah Van Dusen read more

  • Annual Open House, Point Robinson Light Station
    The Keepers of Point Robinson and the Vashon Park District invite you to our annual open house, on Sunday, 6 December, from noon to 4 PM. read more

  • Thankful
    As I write it is the week before Thanksgiving, and I am thinking about things for which I am thankful, and how hard it is to feel thankful when the brokenness of the world seems to be anything but a gift. I turn my attention from woes to gratitude. read more

  • Counting Your Blessings
    “Pieces of April” and “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” are must haves in my Thanksgiving traditions.  At some point, in the coming days, I will watch both of them. They will both make me feel hopeful for humanity and grateful for all I have. They are stories of people with little, who find out they have much. read more

  • Rippin’ Chicken
    Formed from deep within the Westsound Union, Rippin’ Chicken plays a greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz, executed with creative ease by three funky brothers from different mothers who LOVE to play together. read more

  • Vashon Youth Chorus
    The Vashon Youth Chorus under the direction of Marita Ericksen will perform with the Vashon Island Chorale at their Winter Wonderland concerts on Saturday, Dec 5 (7:30pm) and Sunday, Dec. 6 (3pm) at Bethel Church. read more

  • Post-Thanksgiving Day Turkey Treat
    Cooking the traditional centerpiece of a Thanksgiving meal is easy; the directions come with the bird. But what do you do with the leftover carcass? There’s a lot of good meat on it, well worth the time to cut off that meat and transform it into a big pot pie, or a casserole. read more

  • Dockton Forest mountain bike trail plan Meetings
    Two community meetings have been scheduled this fall on Vashon Island, when community members can learn more about a proposal to build mountain bike trails in King County Parks’ Dockton Forest. read more

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Vashon Weather, Forecast, Pass Report & Tide Table

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National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
Tuesday 12/01 80%
Cloudy skies with periods of rain this afternoon. High 46F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Wednesday 12/02 80%
Cloudy skies with periods of rain later in the day. High near 50F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Thursday 12/03 90%
Cloudy with periods of rain. High near 50F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Chance of Rain
Friday 12/04 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers early becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High 48F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 12/05 50%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 49F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Sunday 12/06 80%
A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 49F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

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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