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  • The Annual 5” x 5” Show is back!
    VALISE is pleased to invite you to our Annual 5” x 5” show opening First Friday, November 6, 5-8pm! A resounding gallery of insightful, evocative, and often zany observations about our place in the universe and the relationships we engage in. You may wonder what can be depicted in such an exquisitely small area. Ponder […]

  • Mukai Farm & Garden Introduces New Master Class Series
    Mukai Farm & Garden has a new series of Mukai Master Class online experiences that encourage us to dig deeper into the food, culture and art of the Japanese and Asian American experience. The classes include showing how to make Japanese and Korean pickles, classic Japanese stitching, flower arranging, sumi-painting and even sake-making. Several authors […]

  • “A Vashon Adventure through the Alphabet”
    Island photographer and educator, Barbara Gustafson, has just released her newest children’s book entitled “A Vashon Adventure through the Alphabet.”  Filled with colorful images of Vashon’s  rural, unique, and iconic sights, this book is a feast for the eyes. As young readers move through the alphabet they are challenged to examine the details of each […]

  • Many Treats, Few Tricks
    Our Grandma Ollie was one of five daughters of a wheat farmer in the Palouse south of Spokane.  Though she was married to a giant in the food distribution industry, she never shed the mischievous tricks that she and her sisters came up with, including the time she showed us a bloody finger she had […]

  • American Fatigue Syndrome
    We are having a rough time after all these months of the “new normal.” The pandemic, economic and housing struggles, and our racist chickens once more coming home to roost. I am calling it American Fatigue Syndrome at this point. There has been a lot of buzz on the internet and elsewhere about suicide prevention […]

  • Life for the Pumpkin after Halloween
    Were you lucky enough to find an edible pumpkin for your jack-o-lantern? If so, you can peel it, cut it into 1-inch squares, and steam it. When it’s very tender, puree it in a blender or food processor to a smooth pulp. Now you can turn it into Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Soup, or Pumpkin Pie. […]

  • Pandemic Fatigue
    Eight months is a long time for your life to be in upheaval to a greater or lesser extent.  For people who have lost their job and/or have school-age children and/or have little in the way of financial reserves, this has been a really trying time.  And that with only 3% of the people in […]

  • Is That a Fact?
    I will admit it, although I have no real good explanation for what I am admitting to. I can tell you that as a kid, I often woke up early on Saturday mornings. This led to a fair amount of free time spent in waiting for the Saturday morning cartoon shows to come on. As […]

  • What to Do on November 3, Election Day — Walk Together at the Vashon Cemetery
    Living with anxiety about COVID, addressing issues of institutional and personal racism and witnessing the vitriol of this election season have been a mighty challenge for just about all of us.  The Vashon Conversation for Living about Dying team offers an antidote that is both beautiful and peaceful.  Consider a quiet, slow walk in one […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Washington releases new forest plan
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. It outlines ways the state will protect and maintain forest health. Washington releases new forest plan Aaron Kunkler

  • Safe medication return program gets underway in state
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. At drop boxes or mail them Safe medication return program gets underway in state Wire Service

  • King County Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. King County Council on Nov. 17 passed a $12.59 billion biennial budget for 2021-2022, providing funding for anti-racist programs, transformation of the criminal le …

  • Cross Country Captain Ella Yarkin Leads the Charge
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Yarkin deeply appreciates the time she spends on the move. Cross Country Captain Ella Yarkin Leads the Charge Wire Service

  • Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Here’s what you need to know about Nov. 10 to Nov. 16. Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report Wire Service

  • Orcas Pay a Visit to Vashon’s Shores
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Endangered Southern Resident orcas — 24 in J Pod and 17 in K Pod — recently visited Vashon-Maury waters. Orcas Pay a Visit to Vashon’s Shores Wire Service

  • With Pandemic, Time To Resist Magical Thinking
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. There will be a whole lot of pain between now and mid-2021 when a new-normal becomes possible. With Pandemic, Time To Resist Magical Thinking Wire Service

  • A Beloved Coach Dies in Motorcycle Accident
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The accident took place in Puyallup on the evening of Nov. 12. A Beloved Coach Dies in Motorcycle Accident Elizabeth Shepherd

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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