Vashon News

The Vashon Loop

  • More About Plastic
    My column on affordable housing in the last issue was one that was first published several months ago.  I was delirious with fever at the time last week’s column needed to be in and didn’t even get it together to tell as much to The Loop.  One of my older columns was chosen to fill in, one of my better one’s, if I do say so myself. read more

  • Yellow
    Well, for those who have been counting, or reading what goes on here, I have to say that so far the whole exercise thing has been a bust. I would say that in part, I have been avoiding the physical side of things because I’ve been trying to finish up other projects in deference to all those pre-resolution day sales and specials- the ones where if I finally edit the lectures I’ve been recording at the VCA for the past year, a certain local station will send me a check. read more

  • Thanksgiving Feast And After
    On Thanksgiving Day eleven to fourteen family members–counting heads is like trying to count a flock of chickens–will gather around my dining table to feast on smoked turkey, cranberry relish and whatever  dishes the others contribute. read more

  • The Cascadia Protocol
    The Cascadia Protocol is a model for self-directed, eco-logically structured learning, and deep local Nature connection, in the context of a natural, bioregional mode of human social self-organization. read more

  • Art Studio Tour: Driven By Art!
    It might start with material, process, idea or feeling. And then, the work of the artist begins to propel itself!  The regular rhythm of the Art Studio Tours each December and May certainly drives the productivity of the artists, who structure their work cycles around their studio sales.  read more

  • Mad as a WetHen Or the Creosote Cure
    I put a coffee can over Matilda’s head so she wouldn’t peck me and reached under her warm body for the eggs.  There were quite a few, as Matilda had been hiding her eggs in the woodshed.    I could hear her pecking the inside of the coffee can as I cleaned her nest of eggs, bound for the breakfast table and other good things read more

  • OneNiteStand
    OneNiteStand is gaining ground with more rocking tunes and incredible vocals by Terri Cole – and the good news is, they’re ready to show off the new polish! This band is ‘nothin’ but rock & blues with the emphasis on classic rock tunes as well as some originals sprinkled in there. read more

  • The Met: The Exterminating Angel
    The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Buñuel film. read more

  • Chorale’s Holidays Concerts
    Plan now to enjoy music of the holiday season by attending the Carols & Cantatas concert on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30pm and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3pm in The Kay White Theater! Ninety-five singers (including a Youth Chorus) and thirty orchestra members will entertain concert-goers with traditional carols and two cantatas. read more

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Charlie Brown and gang ring in Christmas
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Vashon Center for the Arts’ Youth Musical Theatre will present “A Charlie Brown Christmas!” at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kay White Hall. Charlie Bro …

  • Tania Ellen Alumbaugh
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Tania Ellen Alumbaugh, age 62, passed away in her apartment in the community of the Vashon Manor Terrace Apartments in Vashon, on Tuesday, December 4, 2017. She wa …

  • EDITORIAL: Opinions: Best and worst thing about them? They’re all yours.
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Two ideals that should, all things considered, partner each other well. That is until they don’t, which some believe to …

  • Vashon land preservation hits crucial point
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. When a large property recently came on the market on Wax Orchard Road, several people expressed to me the hope that the Land Trust could purchase and protect it. W …

  • Blazing a trail: New firefighters graduate
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Nine men and women graduated from Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s firefighter academy on Saturday, including seven who will go on to volunteer for the district. …

  • Vashon varsity boys’ basketball team splits last two games
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Last Thursday afternoon, the Vashon High School boys’ varsity basketball team traveled for a friendly game against our southern district neighbors from the 1A Ever …

  • LETTER: Hijab is a symbol of oppression
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. I take exception to Leslie Enzian’s comment about “women wearing hijabs” in her letter LETTER: Hijab is a symbol of oppression Wire Service

  • LETTER: Island should consider its own PUD
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Two of our basic daily needs are a home and its electricity. In America, 60% of us own our LETTER: Island should consider its own PUD Wire Service

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

Air Stagnation Advisory

Issued:
12:49 PM PST on December 12, 2017
Expires:
2:00 PM PST on December 14, 2017
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/13 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sun and clouds mixed. High 44F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 12/14 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 44F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Friday 12/15 50%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 42F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Overcast
Saturday 12/16 10%
Overcast
Overcast. High 42F. Winds light and variable.
Overcast
Sunday 12/17 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 44F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Monday 12/18 40%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High around 45F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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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