Vashon News

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  • Island Legends: The 3 a.m. Boat
    A couple of weeks ago, Dona Bradley, Michael Shapiro, and I went over to Gig Harbor on a Tuesday night to play at an open mike that is run by Thea Wescott at a place called the Markee. read more

  • Something Special from India
    People from India are noted for their high intelligence, for which they credit turmeric. It’s the spice that gives Indian dishes their  yellow color. The intricate blend of other spices gives Indian cooking it’s mysterious and delicious flavor.  Most gourmet cooks believe that, if a dish contains coconut in any form read more

  • Lucia di Lammermoor
     Sung in Italian with English Supertitles Caught between family honor and the man she loves, Lucia makes a choice that plunges her into a dark world of revenge and insanity. read more

  • The Van Redeker Band
    If you were on the dance floor the night of The Van Redeker Band’s electrifying Red Bike show in June, you know you’ll want to be there again as the group returns for another evening of Rock ‘n Roll love. read more

  • A Soldier Boy Hears the Distant Guns- Christopher Gaynor: a Vietnam Experience
    From 1967 to 1968, Chris Gaynor was a soldier “in country” in the Vietnam war. While there, he took pictures and wrote letters home. Through some of these photos and through letters he both wrote and received from home, he tells of his experiences during the war, and ties those experiences to the group known as the Vashon 12, the twelve Vashon sons who were lost to the Vietnam war. read more

  • Vashon Opera Season 9: 3 Events!
    For Vashon Opera’s Ninth Season, the company will be presenting 3 events:  Lucia di Lammermoor, Tenor Limmie Pulliam in Concert, and The Magic Flute. read more

  • Re-Entry: Life After Incarceration
    Re-Entry: Life After Incarceration, will take place, Sunday, September 24th, 4- 6 pm, at the Land Trust Building, Bank Road, Vashon. Doors open at 3:45. Admission by donation, $10-$20/person suggested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. read more

  • Bread for Circuses
    I get about a hundred emails every day.  I screen them for communications from people I know, but I end up deleting about 95 percent of them.  I have learned to screen quickly, so I don’t waste half my morning doing it.  I’ve considered unsubscribing to them, but there are so many, it would take a day or more to do it. read more

  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route reduced to two-boat schedule starting, Thursday Aug. 31
    During a scheduled inspection early this morning, Washington State Ferries maintenance crews on the Hyak discovered a problem with a vessel service generator, which provides electricity to the boat. Based on the inspection, crews decided to replace the generator immediately. read more

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Two islanders help fight area wildfires
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. As wildfires burned throughout the Northwest this summer, two islanders were among the thousands of firefighters on the front lines combatting them. Two islanders …

  • Leatrice (Lea) Ann Lundin Hamilton
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Leatrice (Lea) Ann Lundin Hamilton went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 12, 2017. She was 92. Leatrice (Lea) Ann Lundin Hamilton Wire Service

  • VHS football team still looking for first win
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Vashon Island High School varsity football team continues to struggle in the early season and suffered another brutal loss at home last Friday against the Lion …

  • Islander heading to Red Bull Art of Motion competition for second time
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. At 20 years old, islander Nate Weston is already a sponsored parkour and freerunning athlete who has traveled to Greece and China for competitions, and will soon a …

  • VISD begins incentive program for special-ed teachers amid shortage
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Given a state-wide shortage of special-education teachers, the Vashon school district and teachers’ union have authorized an incentive program, in which the distri …

  • EDITORIAL: Lawmakers should not be exempt from records requests
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Recall earlier this summer when the Legislature passed its $43.7 million operating budget — as well as its latest spending plan to address the state’s K-12 educati …

  • School district, Queer Spectrum Alliance create timeline for all-gender bathrooms
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Come January, Vashon High School will have more gender-neutral bathrooms, and outreach will begin in December to educate parents, teachers and students about the a …

  • More than one year after discussion began, school board approves racial equity policy
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Vashon school board last Thursday approved a racial equity policy that officially states the district’s commitment to eliminating factors within its control th …

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 09/24 0%
Clear
Partly cloudy. High 68F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Monday 09/25 50%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with showers at times. High 62F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 09/26 10%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy early, then afternoon sunshine. High around 70F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 09/27 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 73F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Thursday 09/28 10%
Clear
Sunny skies. High 79F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 09/29 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. High 71F. Winds SSW 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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