Vashon News

The Vashon Loop

  • Skewer
    For a number of weeks recently we had our washer and dryer out on the back porch. The reason for this displacement was not as a banishing punishment or as a mini stay-cation to allow the machines a brief outside adventure before the wet of winter made time spent out of doors by objects with electronics an inadvisable alternative. read more

  • Affordable Housing?
    Back in 1988, Joy Goldstein strong-armed me into working with her and a handful of others on the Community Council Affordable Housing Committee.  We went on to form Vashon Household (Joy’s name). read more

  • Ground Beef Goes Gourmet
    You start with the leanest, cleanest, grass-raised beef. You can ask the butcher to grind a pound of round steak for you. Besides its yummy flavor, each low fat serving provides 20 grams of high quality protein, 3 mg Vitamin B12, 5 mg niacin (the happiness vitamin) and a smidgeon of B1, B2, and B6, also 258 mg of potassium. read more

  • The Cascadia Protocol
    The Cascadia Protocol is the latest evolution of my education project, The Natural Philosopher ~ A Curriculum for Ecological Intelligence.  This project is entirely a child of the extraordinary community that is Vashon Island read more

  • No, Really, It’s Winter
    According to all the calendars I have, winter begins with the solstice, on the twenty-first of December or thereabouts. I say that’s broccoli, and I say the hell with it. read more

  • Be Sure the Cans and Bottles Sink
    I read somewhere that the tide rolls in like a giant tornado on its side, carrying tons of food for fish and clams and other good things to eat.  That’s why seagulls and salmon hang around the tide line and the fishermen are right behind. read more

  • A Green and Safe Solution that reduces disease and insect pests on Fruit Trees on Vashon
    Diane Emerson and I have been researching and educating the public on pesticides and safe alternatives to them for three years.  Some of the most toxic pesticides are some of the ones used on fruit trees, including those with the following active ingredients: Captan, Carbaryl, Malathion, and the class of insecticides known as Neonicotinoids. read more

  • Dear Friends of VYFS and the Vashon Community
    I am writing to say farewell to a fantastic community and an agency that will always claim a piece of my heart. As you reported two weeks ago, I have resigned as Executive Director at Vashon Youth and Family Services. read more

  • Vashon Island Pet Protectors Online Auction
    VIPP hopes you will  “Throw Us a Bone” and support our Online Auction presented by Windermere.  Vashon Island Pet Protectors is pleased to announce a new venture following the necessary cancellation of the 2017 Fur Ball: an Online Auction full of the wonderful items usually featured at our annual event. Online Auction: November 10th through December 3rd. Auction link: https://vipp.ggo.mobi/ read more

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Fire damages north-end home
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. King County fire investigators say a faulty wall heater is to blame for the fire that caused considerable damage to a north-end home this week. Fire damages north- …

  • VIRC junior crew veteran commits to Stanford
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The fulfillment of a long-held dream came last Tuesday, Nov. 8, for Vashon High School senior Riley Lynch, as National Letter of Intent Day (for sports other than …

  • EDITORIAL: Time for elected officials to follow through on promises
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Results from the Nov. 7 general election are not yet certified, but the winners and losers on Vashon’s local boards are clear. Only two incumbents remain — Candy M …

  • Island musician plays unplugged solo show
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. JD Hobson will play an acoustic show from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Vashon’s Havurat Ee Shalom. Island musician plays unplugged solo show Wire Service

  • Arts Around Town Nov. 15 through 22
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Island native plays a solo show of original songs Arts Around Town Nov. 15 through 22 Wire Service

  • ‘It has not been sacrifice’: School board member steps down after 12 years
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Bob Hennessey believes in government. He has worked in it his whole life, first as a press secretary on Capitol Hill fresh out of college, then as a legislative di …

  • The nature of Vashon: Explore the island’s biodiversity an upcoming exhibit
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. By SUSAN RIEMER The nature of Vashon: Explore the island’s biodiversity an upcoming exhibit Susan Riemer

  • Triangle task force will discuss schedule changes next month
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Triangle Route Improvement Task Force has moved on from trying to create a quick fix for loading procedures at Fauntleroy to other measures meant to improve fe …

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
Monday 11/20 100%
Rain
Rain early. A mix of sun and clouds by afternoon. High 48F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Rain
Tuesday 11/21 100%
Rain
Rain likely. High near 55F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 11/22 70%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy. Some light rain is likely. Near record high temperatures. High near 60F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 11/23 80%
Chance of Rain
Steady light rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High around 55F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of Rain
Friday 11/24 40%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High around 50F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Rain
Saturday 11/25 80%
Rain
Cloudy skies with periods of rain later in the day. High 49F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.

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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