Vashon News

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  • High School Reunion Part 1: The Northern Coast
    The trip was interesting. I didn’t want to leave home, but had to in order to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event, my fifty year high school reunion. I made arrangements, and I went, in a mixed mood with lots of doubts. Driving down the Willamette Valley I was thinking, I hate driving. I don’t want to do this. read more

  • Ellisport Project Explores the Community’s History
    Ellisport and KVI beach is a quite corner of Vashon that best is known for its sandy beach and quite saltwater marsh. But at one time the Chautauqua Assembly located at Ellisport was the largest resort in Central Puget Sound. Ellisport once had a sawmill, a store, a post office, a hotel, greenhouses, its own water system, the island’s first electric generating read more

  • The Superfoods
    Americans seen to have become much more conscientious about choosing foods for nutritive value as well as flavor whether eating out or at home. Even fast food places like McDonalds have added some genuinely healthy foods. read more

  • Overcoming
     “There’s the mother”, she whispered loudly enough I could hear as she nodded her head to me. The couple next to me paced in place with artificial ease. “It’s OK” the husband said to the wife rubbing her shoulders as we all waited in line. read more

  • Bingo, Ballads, and a coupla broads
    Join The Famous Filson sisters for an evening of Bingo and Fairyoke Karaoke to support The DoVE Project on October 3rd at The Vashon Eagles! October First Saturday is gonna be NUTS. read more

  • Vaccines
    Living in a globalized world, public fears have been heightened by frightening news reports of deadly diseases such as Mad Cow disease and E. Coli. Smallpox was responsible for up to 500 million deaths in the 20th Century, and was the first demonstration of disease eradication through vaccination on a worldwide scale. read more

  • Swamp Bottom Cabaret
    From deep in the swamps of Vashon, where dreams are born and come to rest, comes an evening of inspired performance featuring some of our Island’s most imaginative entertainers. On October 3, Steffon and Arlette Moody present Swamp Bottom Cabaret—a spin-off of their roving outdoor Swamp Bottom Jamborees, adapted for the Blue Heron stage—featuring local musical groups The S Curves and The Nilbillies. read more

  • The Van Redeker Band
    The Van Redeker Band performs danceable interpretations of songs by pop music’s greatest songwriters, including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke and JJ Cale, as well as originals by veteran musician Daryl Redeker. read more

  • Art Film Series returns with fall lineup
    Vashon Film Society presents “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” a bracing documentary about the rise of the women’s movement in the mid-sixties into the seventies, on Friday, October 2. read more

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Final review set for VES Fields
    Five years after the park district broke ground at the VES Fields, the agency is poised to meet a major milestone there this week, when a county official conducts a final review of the project.

  • Girls Soccer records first league win
    Vashon Island High School's girls soccer team took on Seattle Christian at home Tuesday, Sept. 29 in what turned out to be the best game of the season.

  • Update: Dockton home nearly total loss after fire
    The cause of a blaze that left a home near the intersection of 97th Avenue SW and SW 270th Street nearly a total loss has been ruled accidental, and was likely an electrical issue, King County Sheriff fire investigator Tom Devine said Friday.

  • Fire chief: Financial ‘jigsaw puzzle’ awaits new commissioner
    Two women are vying for a spot on the five-person Vashon Island Fire & Rescue board of commissioners, and VIFR Fire Chief Hank Lipe said Thursday that the new commissioner will face a “jigsaw puzzle” of finances upon election.

  • School board bringing bond options to public ahead of ballot
    A more than $32 million plan to renovate Vashon High School’s gym, track, tennis courts, Building K and service buildings will be presented to the public beginning next week after a recent decision by the school board.

  • Land Trust finalizes purchase of Matsuda Farm, aims to protect it
    Nine months after it was announced that the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust planned to purchase the Matsuda Farm, the organization announced this week that the sale of the former strawberry farm has been completed, and a ribbon cutting will be held to …

  • Mortgage office slated to open soon on Vashon
    After nearly five years managing Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU), Patte Wagner has left to open a mortgage office on the island through Evergreen Home Loans.

  • Fire candidates will speak at Thursday’s debate
    In a change to Thursday’s school board debate, the two candidates vying for a seat on the fire board will speak and answer a small number of questions at the end of the evening.

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
Tuesday 10/06 0%
Cloudy skies. High near 70F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 10/07 90%
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 62F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Thursday 10/08 0%
Overcast. High 72F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Friday 10/09 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High around 70F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Saturday 10/10 90%
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 66F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Sunday 10/11 80%
Showers early becoming a steady rain later in the day. High around 65F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of 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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