Vashon News

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  • O Death
    O death O death Won’t you spare me over to another year? read more

  • A Passel of Potato Salads
    In England, not celebrated for great cuisine, we were served a simple potato salad consisting of pieces of cooked potato and mayonnaise. In Germany, the potato “salad” arrived at our table piping hot and doused with bacon drippings and vinegar. read more

  • Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery
    Everyone knows that people go to Florida to die, but fewer people know that there are people who get born there too. Caught between the dualistic disenchanting scenes of Buffet cover bands and high school hardcore, a young Joshua Powell transplanted to the Midwest in pursuit of education and new art. read more

  • Mike Love & his 6-piece reggae band
    Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. read more

  • Voice of Vashon’s Challenge
    Just four months ago, Voice of Vashon opened its Storefront Studio in uptown Vashon. Today, there are twenty-two new live shows on the air, each with its own unique reflection of life here on Vashon and hosted by Island residents.   read more

  • Fear Not
    Those of you that have read my column for some time remember that my primary subject has always been transitioning our society away from a fossil fuel-based economy bent on infinite growth.  One of the reasons for transition is that the ever-growing use of fossil fuels is creating a change in our climate that threatens the existence of the world we know. read more

  • Orca Sting
    During our six-day stay on San Juan Island in June, Southern Resident orcas were nowhere to be found. The west side of the island was a lonely place without J, K and L Pods. Sure, Transient killer whales and a few Minke whales swam by, but June is customarily the time when Residents do the West Side Shuffle. Except for kayaks and commercial shipping traffic, Haro Strait looked empty. read more

  • The Big Log at Portage
    “Can we make it to the big log”, I asked my brother Mike. He was four years younger. I was the better swimmer. Mike never liked the water and like myself, had barely made it through swimming lessons. read more

  • Vashon Intuitive Arts Hosts a Summer Kirtan on Vashon
    Jonathan Burgess and Tim Hulley will co-lead this Kirtan, along with talented and enthusiastic friends, including Scott Wurtz on tabla (Indian drums) and Solana Chavez on response vocals. read more

Vashon Beachcomber

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
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 07/23 0%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 72F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Sunday 07/24 10%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 78F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Monday 07/25 10%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 82F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 07/26 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 80F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Wednesday 07/27 10%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 82F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Thursday 07/28 10%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High near 85F. Winds N 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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