Vashon News

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  • VYFS Announces 2nd Annual Raft Up!
    A Uniquely Vashon Event is Back and Better! Building on the success of last year’s event, Vashon Youth & Family Services today announces the second annual Raft Up! read more

  • Real Island Life Television News
    In the early 1960s, when many of us still had black and white televisions, the three major networks dominated the market.  Back then the news was much less filtered. As Joe Friday would say, we got “Just the Facts”. Walter Cronkite was the CBS Evening News anchor who delivered the Nation and the World to our living rooms. read more

  • The Ring of Truth
    When your spouse shuffles off this mortal coil you have to take care of a lot of business. As time goes on and the angst recedes a little, the less pressing issues begin to arise, one of which is, should I keep wearing my wedding ring? read more

  • Pointers for Perfect Pancakes
    Pancakes are the quickbread I make most often. They’re perfect for a guest breakfast or a Sunday night supper. You can dress them up with real maple syrup, or more healthfully with yogurt and fresh fruit. Or bake them with fresh or frozen blueberries folded in just before baking. Added before the last minute, frozen berries tend to bleed blue juice, spoiling the beauty of our product. read more

  • RJ’s Kids Kenpo Karate Classes
    Kenpo Karate self-defense fall season classes for adults and continuing children will start Wednesday, September 9, at the Ober Park Performance Room.  A new class has been added for beginner children every Tuesday starting September 15. read more

  • Nobody Dies Today
    There is a poster used by Domestic Violence educators that shows the different roles of DV. Nobody is a real person in situations involving DV. Everyone just plays a role. That’s the point they are trying to make. Real only happens in healthy. read more

  • Chautauqau Music Festival
    An all day music festival featuring prominent young and older established musicians from Vashon and Seattle to raise money for underprivileged kids in the Chautauqau and McMurray music and other arts  programs. read more

  • Concerts in the Park
    Vashon Events and the Vashon Park District have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free outdoor concert series will begin on Thursday, July 2nd and run through Thursday, September 10th. All concerts start at 7pm and are held in Ober Park on Vashon Island. read more

  • Bill Carter
    Bill Carter has been a pillar of the Texas music scene for three decades. Over 200 artists have found gold in the songwriting genius of this legendary Texas troubadour, 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
Rain
Saturday 08/29 100%
Rain
Cloudy, periods of rain. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.
Rain
Sunday 08/30 70%
Rain
Rain early. A mix of sun and clouds in the afternoon. High 71F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Rain
Monday 08/31 90%
Rain
Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 69F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 09/01 50%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 68F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 09/02 40%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 68F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 09/03 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Showers early then scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 68F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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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