Vashon News

The Vashon Loop

  • Our Beach Community: Armored Citizens
    There is a group of beach residents who neither live with unprotected soft bodies, nor grow tough shells like clams and crabs. This is the group of odd crabs known as the hermits, which have soft, curled, bare abdomens, but also have armored claws and heads. read more

  • Whose Party?
    First off, the article in the last issue, “Politics Among The Billionaires,” was wrongfully attributed to me.  It was written by Ward Carson. As we approach the end of the 2016 primary season, we find the likely candidates of both parties to have the highest unfavorability ratings since such polls have been taken.  Trump at 57% and Clinton at 55% top the charts. read more

  • Dancers at a Gathering & Cinderella
    Classically trained in ballet, tap and modern, more than 200 dancers studying at the VCA Center for Dance present a robust, beautiful evening of dance in the inaugural season at the Katherine L White Hall. read more

  • Vashon Intuitive Arts welcomes Alexis St. John June artist of the month
    “Remembrances of Childhood” I create worlds; safe and tranquil places where Beings can come and rest for awhile. My ideas can manifest as paintings, sculptures, or stories. The medium or style is not as important to me as the experience that my pieces evoke. read more

  • Rooster
    Wailing guitar, swirling organ, thunder Bass, throbbing drums and the urge to make you dance are what we bring to the party. The group has made appearances in the last three Strawberry Festival lineups, two years at the “Cat Butt” festival, several dates at the “Red Bike” and a truly unique mid-summer party for Tony’s Going Away (that never happened, he’s still here). read more

  • To Cook or Not to Cook
    That is a question answered by the weather. Is it too hot to cook? We eat raw vegetable or fruit salads or bean salad accompanied by a plate of cold cuts and a sturdy whole grain bread, or a bean salad. Is it too cool not to cook? There we have more choices. We cook whatever we like or whatever the fridge or freezer yields. read more

  • The Funnyman in My Skull
    he incredibly loud noise in my head woke me at ten to six in the morning. I always have ringing in my ears, but this was ringing cranked up to eleven. read more

  • Free Educational Events Help Marine Shoreline and Bluff Property Owners Manage and Protect Land
    The steep bluffs, ravines, and beautiful shorelines of Vashon Island provide spectacular views of the Puget Sound, but they are also prone to erosion and landslides. On June 4th, from 9:00am to 3:30pm, the King Conservation District will hold a free, educational workshop for landowners on marine shoreline and bluff properties. read more

  • Biscuits Sans Oven
    Some days even back in April were too hot to think without raising a sweat. It looks like we’ll have a few true scorchers this summer, too, the sort of days when you just want to graze out of the refrigerator and freezer. You serve make-it-yourself sandwiches and iced tea for supper, simply putting out a platter of cold cuts and sliced tomatoes on lettuce and a plate of whatever bread you have on hand 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
Overcast
Thursday 05/26 10%
Overcast
Overcast. High 63F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Friday 05/27 40%
Chance of Rain
Mostly cloudy skies with a few showers later in the day. High 62F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Overcast
Saturday 05/28 20%
Overcast
Cloudy skies. High 62F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 05/29 40%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 66F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 05/30 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High near 70F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 05/31 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 78F. Winds N 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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