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  • Something Warm from the Oven
    One of the best things about winter, January in particular, is that now it’s cool enough for heating up the kitchen by baking something. We’re through making gingerbread men and gingerbread houses. We can bake something that goes with a simple supper, but with a little ingenuity make it special. Today’s recipe based is  on […]

  • RiverBend
    RiverBend is Paul Colwell, Peter Larsen, Chuck Roehm, Dave Lang, Dick Gordon and Mike Witmer. Paul is well known for playing many years with Island groups as well as Internationally with the “The Colwell Brothers” and the “Up with People” groups. Chuck & Peter, played for many years as part of the island band, “The […]

  • Tess Mueller fundraiser
    Benefit dance concert for Tess Mueller, former VCD dance alum who has been recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Tess has been an outstanding role model in the dance community on Vashon for many years and was a huge help and inspiration to the dance program. This showcase of a variety of dance works will […]

  • My Ambition
    There was a time when I stood five feet six and three-quarters inches tall. Never made that last quarter inch to five feet seven. Now they tell me I am five feet five inches. Once my hair was such a dark brown that people told me I had black hair. Now it is becoming more […]

  • Sold-Out Concert Raises Funds for Local Nonprofit
    Last fall, Open Space for Arts and Community hosted a successful benefit for LGBTQ+ youth. After the event, Open Space for Arts and Community donated $1,000 of the proceeds to DOVE, and used additional funds to benefit Open Space’s new youth center, ORBIT. DOVE is a nonprofit on Vashon that works to prevent domestic violence […]

  • Thoughts for the Season
    This is a column I wrote for this season in 2011.  With some minor changes, it still says what I want to say. For thousands of years, the winter solstice and the return of the light has been celebrated in all religious traditions as evidence that faith and hope are warranted.  I don’t profess an […]

  • Sounds of “New Years”
    I had just traded a black lab pup to Uncle Jerry for a Krag 30-40 rifle and was looking forward toward shooting it in the air as soon as the clock said it was midnight.  It was common practice to celebrate the coming of the New Year by shooting in the air, for sound at […]

  • 13th Annual Storytelling Festival
    Vashon Wilderness Program sponsors a free family friendly event on January 26th at the Vashon Theater. Vashon Wilderness Program will host its 13th Annual Storytelling Festival on Sunday, January 26 at 1pm the Vashon Theatre on Vashon Island. This event is free for one and all and will feature nature-based stories – personal, mythic, and […]

  • Moonlight Beachwalk
    Friday January 10th will be a big night on the beach. That night, the low tide of the first full moon of 2020 will be met with points of light floating under the North-end ferry dock. Bioluminescence, a much more common phenomenon than one might expect, will likely be on display from a few species […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at checkout
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Senate passes bill to ban single-use plastic bags, place 8-cent fee on reusable plastic bags. Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at checkout Wire Service

  • Republicans try to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hangup
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Lawmakers sponsor companion bills in the House and Senate. Republicans try to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hangup Wire Service

  • King County could bump up Metro electrification deadlines
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Transportation generates nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the state. King County could bump up Metro electrification deadlines Aaron Kunkler

  • What’s Happening Jan. 16 – 23
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Queer film series continues, one-minute “storython” festival returns, Caspar Babypants, and more. What’s Happening Jan. 16 – 23 Wire Service

  • Classical music thrills abound for island audiences | UPDATED
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Performances are slated for the Vashon Center for the Arts stage and Salish Sea Early Music Festival Classical music thrills abound for island audiences | UPDATED …

  • Morgan Ahern
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Her family and many friends will all miss her stories and her passion. Morgan Ahern Wire Service

  • Islanders gather to protest possibility of war
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Demonstration was in response to escalating tensions between U.S. and Iran. Islanders gather to protest possibility of war Paul Rowley

  • No comfort in health care district debt
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. King County money is already our money whether or not we lend it to the Vashon Health Care District. No comfort in health care district debt 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

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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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