Vashon News

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  • For Orca Babies
    This Earth Month, we have four Southern Resident orca babies to celebrate — cautiously. Technically, the calves are not included in the census until they have survived one year. With roughly 50% mortality in the first year, not all four newborns may survive. read more

  • Vote No on Parks
    Yes, you read that correctly, and no, I haven’t lost my mind- just my patience.  Admittedly, my patience is being tested in a number of arenas at the moment, so a thinning is perhaps an understatement. As it was, the thin film of tolerance and credibility achieved a certain snapping-ness at last night’s Park District board of commissioners meeting- at least it did for me. read more

  • Think you can be a Meat & Dairy Environmentalist? Think Again
    There has been a lot of talk lately about “going green” and reducing your ecological footprint. Many environmentalists suggest switching to compact florescent lights, taking shorter showers, and driving a hybrid car. While these things do help, the environmental benefits of these actions pale in comparison to the good done by going vegan read more

  • A Simple Glass of Water
    Some friends were complaining about chlorine in their water the other day. I sympathize. No one likes that taste or smell. read more

  • Heart of Vashon: Telling our Story
    HEART OF VASHON: telling our story is a new community project that aims to weave a narrative celebrating the collective story of our community. All Islanders are invited to share personal stories – written or spoken – that illuminate the spirit of this place, stories that speak to our sense of identity and connection. read more

  • Vote NO now!
    Six years ago when we last voted for the park levy, we had a vibrant Park District.  We had numerous summer camps, summer concerts in both Ober Park and the Village Green with weekly dancing at the Village Green.  Parents were able to register their children for sport activities and their own adult classes at the Ober Park office.  read more

  • Patience, and Waiting, and Living in the Middle
    My little cubby brings me such happiness. I really love how it’s situated. The light is always perfect. Flowers grow easily when I’m there to water them adequately. I’m surrounded by that which encourages both industry and pleasure. read more

  • Feast Your Eyes
    A real feast for your eyes is not merely beautiful, but also superb nourishment that promotes eye health. Want to keep your night vision? Avoid macular degeneration? Counteract the fatigue of working under fluorescent lights?  For the vitamins and other nutrients that support eye health, go for raw or lightly cooked colorful vegetables, also eggs. read more

  • The North Pool
    Islanders Marc Powell and Chaim Rosemarin appear in Rajiv Joseph’s The North Pool, a dramatic two-person play that examines the tension between a high school vice-principal and a Middle-Eastern born transfer student. 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
Clear
Sunday 04/19 0%
Clear
Plentiful sunshine. High 68F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Monday 04/20 0%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 73F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 04/21 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 66F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 04/22 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning with some clearing in the afternoon. High 61F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Overcast
Thursday 04/23 10%
Overcast
Overcast. High 61F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Friday 04/24 40%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High 61F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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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