Vashon News

The Vashon Loop

  • Chautauqua Music Festival
    What we are: Now in its third season, Chautauqua Music Festival was started to support the elementary and middle school music programs on Vashon Island.  To date, the festival has raised over $14,000 to support young musicians who lack the means to buy instruments, sheet music and other expenses. read more

  • Veteran Director Helms Little Shop of Horrors
    Once upon a time, Susan Hanson ran Vashon Island High School and co-directed its musical productions. She retired just before the new theater opened at VCA, and luckily Drama Dock snagged her to debut the Island’s newest stage. read more

  • The JD Hobson Band
    Welcome to the Outlaw Blues! Welcome to the JD Hobson Band. On the busiest night of the year on Vashon Island! read more

  • Jessika Satori for Unofficial Mayor of Vashon
    Jessika Satori is running for Unofficial Mayor of Vashon.  She is representing and fundraising for American Hero Quilts, founded on Vashon by Sue Nebeker in 2004. read more

  • Take a Ride on the Virginia V
    For one day only, the Vashon Maury Island Heritage Association brings The Virginia V back to her home shorelines.  The Virginia V is the last operational Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet steamer.  She was once part of the Mosquito Fleet that served Vashon’s 32 steamer docks from the 1880s to the 1930s. read more

  • Haircut, with a Side of Sexuality
    Went and got a haircut last week. When I went in I figured, who knows when I’ll be able to afford a haircut again? And, it’s summer. And, I’m tired of messing with my long bushy hair. read more

  • Cold Foods for Hot Days
    Don’t tell me there’s no global warming, Mr. Trump. We’ve already had some pretty hot days, and there are more to come. Our first winter in Washington after arriving  from Okinawa where the temp never goes below 50 degrees, here it snowed two feet. read more

  • A Forgotten Vashon Berry
    David Church’s Mother heard crying coming from across the road.  It was 1940, and Mrs. Church was cleaning up after breakfast, having seen her five boys off to school.  They lived at Center, so the boys went to Burton.  She wiped her hands and walked outside where she saw Peter Erickson lying face down in his gravel driveway.  Peter was a Vashon berry farmer, older than dirt and had cut his hand badly.  read more

  • Night Air
    We are once again to that time of the year when one can walk outside at most any time of the dark period and either sit or stand to drink in the darkness in a relatively comfortable ambient environment. It is also that time of year where nobility pays a brief but highly anticipated visit here. read more

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Persistence, patience needed to improve ferry service on Triangle Route
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. As you are aware, Washington State Ferries (WSF) is testing changes to vehicle processing at the Fauntleroy ferry terminal this summer with the goal of getting mor …

  • Work beginning on new cafe in Fuller Store building
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Vashon’s most historic commercial building is in the process of being turned into a café. Work beginning on new cafe in Fuller Store building Anneli Fogt

  • LETTER: How do we ban fireworks on Vashon?
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Can anything be done about the firecrackers that we are subjected to on Vashon Island for several days around every 4th of July? This year they started Friday even …

  • Water taxi service to be suspended for up to one week starting Aug. 7
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The King County Water Taxi will suspend all service for up to one week starting Monday, Aug. 7, as the downtown Seattle terminal is relocated to accommodate constr …

  • JD Hobson returns to Red Bike
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The JD Hobson Band will return to the Red Bike at 9 p.m. Saturday. JD Hobson returns to Red Bike Wire Service

  • Transportation alternatives set to serve Vashon-Maury soon
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Nearly three years after King County Metro sought islanders’ input to improve transportation options on Vashon, the first changes are set to take place. Transporta …

  • Kinetic sculptures fill Open Space meadow
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A five-year work in progress will come to fruition Saturday with the opening of the Kinetic Sculpture Garden in the 10-acre meadow adjacent to the Open Space for A …

  • Fundraiser underway for VPD’s free swim lesson program, rowing club
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Vashon Park District’s new free swimming lesson program is underway, and an island-wide raffle has been organized to help raise funds to keep it going. Fundrai …

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
Monday 07/24 0%
Clear
Abundant sunshine. High 77F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 07/25 10%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 81F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 07/26 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 81F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 07/27 10%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy early, then afternoon sunshine. High 76F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 07/28 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High near 80F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 07/29 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 83F. Winds SW 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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