Vashon News

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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

  • What’s in a game?
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Inside the growing community of pinball-playing women making a scene in Seattle. What’s in a game? Seattleland Staff

  • Boeing releases Community and Economic Benefits Report
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Company’s wide-ranging influence includes employment, education, environment and charitable giving Boeing releases Community and Economic Benefits Report Boeing

  • It Can’t Happen Here: or could it?
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Resistance Productions will hold a staged reading of Sinclair Lewis’ 1936 book, “It Can’t Happen Here,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Vashon High School theater. It C …

  • COMMENTARY: Vashon needs to turnout for next week’s PSE hearing
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. “You need to move to Vashon!” COMMENTARY: Vashon needs to turnout for next week’s PSE hearing Wire Service

  • Mini-golf at the library: A Saturday night crowd pleaser
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. One hundred sixty islanders filled the library on Saturday for a night of mini golf. The event brought in $2,000 for library programs; Friends of the Vashon Librar …

  • Friends of Mukai will hold remembrance ceremony
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Friends of Mukai will mark the 76th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 with a Remembrance Day Ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Frien …

  • King County CSA grants awarded
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Last week, King County awarded $90,000 in grants for volunteer-led events and projects on Vashon and in other unincorporated areas. King County CSA grants awarded …

  • Drama Dock to hold auditions for its spring production
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Drama Dock will hold auditions for its spring production of “All in the Timing” at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18, in Ober Park’s meeting room. Drama D …

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
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 02/18 0%
Partly Cloudy
Windy with a few clouds. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.
Clear
Monday 02/19 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 36F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 02/20 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 39F. Winds light and variable.
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 02/21 0%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 38F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 02/22 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 41F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Overcast
Friday 02/23 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 41F. Winds S at 10 to 15 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. www.VashonBePrepared.org

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