Vashon News

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  • County Buys Mukai Fruit Barreling Plant
    A historic structure on Vashon Island that tells the story of an entrepreneurial immigrant family — as well as the devastating effects of relocation and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II — will be saved. read more

  • New Action Thriller for YA Readers About to be Launched
    Bob Jonas, local Vashon author, will be reading from his latest young adult novel, Death Brew at the Vashon Bookstore, June 14, at 6 p.m. Death Brew is a sequel to his last international thriller, Imposter. After reading to a packed audience at this same venue last year, Jonas anticipates another large turnout, filled with readers anxious to hear what has become of Imposter’s main character and his family. read more

  • Tickle the Giant
    Backbone Campaign brings the new documentary “Tickling Giants” to Vashon Theatre, Tuesday, June 27 at 6 pm. Dubbed “The Egyptian Jon Stewart,” heart surgeon turned comedian Bassem Youssef creates – in the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring – a satirical program poking fun of politics, religion and media. read more

  • Forced to Eat Ants
    The sticky burning marshmallows were dripping fire as they melted on Brother Mike’s stick, they had been above the coals too long.  He started chasing me around the fire with his flaming marshmallows and I ran until the fire burned through his stick and the end fell off.  read more

  • The Road to Resilience
    Most of us remember, however vaguely, being taught in grade school that our government has an ingenious system of checks and balances between the three branches of government that insures that no branch wields excessive power.  I, at least, don’t remember going over the US Constitution line by line, and, in fact, would have been bored to death if we had. read more

  • Captain Chlorine & the Swim Squad run for Vashon’s Unofficial Mayor!
    They have been living among us, quietly going about their business taking math exams and waiting in school lunch lines. But Vashonites made the call, and they have answered. Snapping on caps and donning lycra, these goggled crusaders have amassed from the four corners of this fair Island with a single purpose—to Cover Our Pool. read more

  • VYFS One of Two Island-based Organizations Funded in Latest Round of BSK Awards
    King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the awarding of more than $860,000 in funding from Best Starts For Kids, for projects that will improve access to healthy foods, safe environments and health care on Vashon-Maury Island. read more

  • Living Derangements
    The new property tax assessments for 2018 arrived in the mail. You could hear the howls of pain and rage all over the island. Some of those howls were mine. read more

  • Adios, Allergies
    The colors and scents of spring and summer flowers cheer us, but not their pollen. Some us must cope with continual runny noses, bouts of sneezing , and sinus congestions when we combat those effects with antihistamine. I thank the good Lord and the highway department for eliminating most of the Island’s Scotch broom, but there’s still grass pollen, alder pollen, ragweed and many others. 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.

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Vashon Weather, Forecast, Pass Report & Tide Table

Puget Sound Tide Tables
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National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast

Special Statement

1:15 PM PDT on June 22, 2017
5:00 AM PDT on June 23, 2017
Thursday 06/22 0%
Clear. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.
Friday 06/23 0%
Mainly sunny. High around 75F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 06/24 0%
Mainly sunny. High 82F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 06/25 0%
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 91F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 06/26 10%
Sunny skies. High 77F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 06/27 10%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy early, then afternoon sunshine. High 67F. Winds SSW 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.

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