Vashon News

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  • A Sacred Matriarch’s Legacy
    With the shattering deaths of their matriarch extraordinaire J2 and nine others in 2016, our vanishing tribe of endangered Southern Resident Orcas is on the precipice of oblivion. Will the distracted humans continue to squander Granny’s legacy? Only 78 whales remain in J, K, and L Pods – something to ponder during Earth Month. read more

  • Erased
    I walked passed a bag of papers on the way to the recycling place the other day and noticed a cover to a nursery catalogue- my first nursery catalogue- partly sticking out of the rest of the papers there. It was part of a bunch of stuff Wendy was hauling out of what used to be my office. read more

  • Earth Day
    If you are a believer in climate change, you really don’t need to know who is in charge of the various federal agencies that deal with it.  You can pretty much assume that the person in charge of the agency in question is probably the worst possible choice for that position.  We are all walking about in a daze, having a hard time believing what is happening. read more

  • West Seattle to Vashon 1944
    All the windows in our house were covered with black cloth to stop any light from coming through.  We lived in West Seattle before moving to Vashon in 1944.  Grandma Ada was a Mattson and they had been at Portage since 1892.  read more

  • 2017 School Bond
    In February 2016, Vashon voters rejected a $27 million bond to repair and upgrade facilities throughout the school district.  In response to that defeat, the school board drastically scaled back its proposal to include $9.9 million in the highest priority projects. read more

  • An Overdue Thank You to VISD and some thoughts
    Yes, I am guilty of procrastinating. I feel very fortunate as a member of this community to have a fantastic school system. My family has found VISD to be supportive, caring and enriching. This is to my surprise… read more

  • The Vashon Senior Center’s most popular program: Bridge
    If you judge by the numbers, the most popular program at the Vashon Senior Center is bridge. Bridge players show up at the Center’s red brick building in the town’s business district on Monday and Tuesday evenings, Wednesday mornings and afternoons, read more

  • Zero Waste Vashon Celebrating Earth Day
    Zero Waste Vashon is celebrating Earth Day on the GreenTech movie night Tuesday, April 18th at the Vashon Theater.  Starting at 6 pm, we are showing the documentary Trashed. Some of us don’t think twice once the garbage is out of the house, but your neighbors in ZWV are working to reform the current model creating garbage.  Like our local efforts, this movie tracks trash deposits and efforts to reduce waste. read more

  • Auditions for Little Shop of Horrors to begin April 17th
    One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop Of Horrors, is coming to Vashon Island.  Directed by Susan Hanson and produced by Drama Dock, the musical will run from July 27 – 30 at the Vashon Center for the Arts. 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. 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
Tuesday 04/25 80%
Rain
Periods of rain. High 54F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 04/26 50%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 54F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Rain
Thursday 04/27 80%
Rain
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to cloudy skies and rain in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 04/28 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 57F. Winds light and variable.
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday 04/29 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 58F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 04/30 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 56F. Winds SW 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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