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  • Preserving on Vashon
    I’ll always remember Mom’s cinnamon  apple sauce, darker than the rest and haunting in flavor on a cold Fall day.  Most everyone canned or preserved their food in some way.  It was during WWII, when we were using ration cards and sugar was hard to get. read more

  • Pets and Pesticides
    Many people are changing their garden practices when they learn that some pesticides can be very harmful to their pets who spend so much time playing in their landscape. read more

  • Tenth Annual Outdoor Movie Night
    Vashon Film Society wraps up summer with a celluloid bow and presents its tenth annual Outdoor Movie Night at the historic Vashon Theatre on Saturday, August 27.  read more

  • All The World’s A Stage: A Free Play Reading Series
    “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.” -As You Like it, by William Shakespeare.   read more

  • Long Lost Trio
    Island drummer Todd Zimberg will reunite with two of his closest musician friends once again, guitarist Michael Gotz and bass player Keith Lowe, for another epic performance at the Red Bicycle Bistro. The trio has had so much fun playing gigs at the Red Bike that they decided to come back and give the Island another spectacular night of jazz, rock and blues. read more

  • Enough Grace
    After writing so exhaustively about the grief process after my husband died, it hardly seems fair not to write about how it’s going after two and a half years, because things have changed. read more

  • The Paleo Diet
    You have probably heard or read of the Paleo or caveman diet. Heck, you may even already be on it. It’s theory is that we will thrive if we’ll eat as our remote ancestors did. Enough with all this GMO and Genetically Engineered food. Down with forbidding meat, or fats. Enough with all the sugar, MSG, and other chemical additives. Faugh to packaged foods. Cavemen were omnivorous. read more

  • Open Air at Open Space The 6th Annual Light, Bright, Outdoor Aerial Festival!
    “Remember when you were a little kid and you would spin until you had to fall down? Or run to cool off? Or jump from the back of a couch and really really fly?” read more

  • Viva La Revolucion!
    The conventions are over and our next president will be either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.  A few years ago, it looked like we were going to have a very humdrum choice of the two ruling family establishment candidates, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. read more

Vashon Beachcomber

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

Heat Advisory

Issued:
3:45 AM PDT on August 25, 2016
Expires:
8:00 PM PDT on August 26, 2016

Fire Weather Warning

Issued:
8:00 AM PDT on August 25, 2016
Expires:
10:00 PM PDT on August 25, 2016
Clear
Thursday 08/25 0%
Clear
Sunny. Near record high temperatures. High 89F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 08/26 0%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 90F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Saturday 08/27 0%
Clear
A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 76F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 08/28 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mainly cloudy. High 73F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 08/29 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 72F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 08/30 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 74F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 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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