Vashon News

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  • #5: Points of Reference
    One way to think about our thinking is that at every level, from sensory perception to the highest levels of abstraction, it involves an act of comparison to a point of reference.  At the level of sensory perception, an incoming stimulus is compared to the threshold of stimulation of a neuron.  read more

  • Cover Up
    I have been staring at the floor now for years, even though it has not been a pretty sight. While the collective sprawl of white pine decking came along to replace the pressboard sheets that had made up the first floor in this house just about thirty years ago, read more

  • Buy Dirt
    A lot of people who had to sell their homes at a loss in the last ten years might disagree with that sentiment, but it has worked for Charlotte. She stood her ground, er, dirt, through the recession, and now her dirt is worth more than ever. read more

  • Foods That Fight Cancer
    Each year, according to Brad Lemley, in his book The Secrets of Underground Medicine published in 2017, 2,00,000 people in America get the frightening diagnosis of cancer of some sort.  Despite millions of dollars spent yearly on cancer research,  and on treatments, the percentage of those cured does not rise. read more

  • Credit Where Due
    In the article in The Beachcomber about housing prices on Vashon, several things seemed clear to me:  1) demand far exceeds supply, 2) properties always go to the highest bidder, 3) low and moderate incomes lose out, and 4) everybody seems to think this is an inexorable situation like the tides or the seasons. read more

  • Vashon Audubon Program
    Vashon Maury Island Audubon Society presents Maria Mudd Ruth and her two recent books on Thursday, January 11th at 7 pm.  Event is free and open to the public read more

  • Bob Shacochis: Kingdoms in the Air
    Best known for his sweeping international and political fiction narratives, including The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, winner of the Dayton Peace Prize and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Shacochis is novelist, essayist, journalist and educator read more

  • #4: The Glass Bead Game
    As a reminder from last time, what I’m addressing, to a large extent, in this column is epistemology…the theory of knowledge…the study of how we make sense of things.  I was first introduced to epistemology by reading Hermann Hesse’s 1946 Nobel Prize winning novel, The Glass Bead Game, as a junior in college.  However, read more

  • For Soul and Body: Chicken Soup
    In my previous column  I mentioned Chicken Soup for flu prevention and to ease symptoms if you already have a cold, stuffed up nose, or the flu. How do you know the difference between a cold and the flu ? With a cold you don’t have a fever; with the flu you have cold symptoms plus both a fever and aches. Both are caused by viruses. read more

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Island woman, in critical condition, rescued by Coast Guard early Sunday morning
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A Vashon Island woman was admitted to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition early Sunday morning following a Coast Guard rescue near Burien’s Seahurst Pa …

  • Flu is widespread, few cases confirmed on Vashon so far
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The flu has been making frequent headlines, with reports of widespread illness in nearly all states. Flu is widespread, few cases confirmed on Vashon so far Wire S …

  • Maribeth Coulter Petrino
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Maribeth passed away on December 29, 2017, from metastatic cancer. Maribeth Coulter Petrino Wire Service

  • LETTER: Thirftway makes it easy to support island’s food bank
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. As a relatively new member of the Vashon community, I was unaware of all the ways Thriftway supports the Vashon-Maury Island Community Food Bank. Specifically, alt …

  • Marjorie Stuard Rollo
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Marjorie Stuard Rollo, age 86, passed away on Vashon Island on December 20, 2017, with family by her side. She was born September 8, 1931, in Ancon, U.S. Canal Zon …

  • Robert Franklin Lawson
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Robert Franklin Lawson went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 20, 2017. He was born to Ralph and Maude Lawson in David City, Nebraska, o …

  • Richard Campbell
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Richard Campbell passed peacefully in his home on Vashon Island December 27, 2017, with his family beside him. Richard Campbell Wire Service

  • LETTER: New Arts center headed in good direction
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The venerable arts organization, Vashon Allied Arts, underwent a dramatic shift while realizing the vision of former director Molly Reed and the completion of the …

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
Chance of Rain
Monday 01/22 30%
Chance of Rain
A few showers this morning with overcast skies during the afternoon hours. High 47F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Rain
Tuesday 01/23 100%
Rain
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 44F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall may reach one inch.
Rain
Wednesday 01/24 90%
Rain
Periods of rain. High 46F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 01/25 70%
Chance of Rain
Showers early becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High 43F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Chance of Rain
Friday 01/26 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 01/27 70%
Chance of Rain
Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 46F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

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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