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  • Cranberries: Delicious raw or cooked
    Down on the coast, this year’s cranberries have been raked, sorted and packaged for our pleasure and good nourishment. We’ve enjoyed them in baked goods this month, especially these scones, made with low-gluten barley flour or no-gluten sorghum flour combined with almond meal for texture and flavor. Almond meal supplies magnesium and calcium, plus protein […]

  • Common Ground
    Watching the news coverage of the fires in California the last few days it occurred to me that no firefighter, no police officer, no volunteer, no regular Joe or Joleen, stopped to ask anyone whose life they were saving if they were a Republican or a Democrat, if they were in the country legally or […]

  • Hope For The Courts
    I wanted to write something about my disappointment with the not entirely unexpected defeat of I 1631, the initiative proposing a fee on carbon, meant to begin weaning us off fossil fuels.  Given the widely discussed results of the report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), one would have hoped that more […]

  • An Incurable Trickster
    John Sweetman and I were sipping beer in front of a roaring fire in the cozy confines of my log cabin overlooking outer Quartermaster Harbor.  “Why don’t you write about that thieving raven you had in Republic,” John suggested. I laughed like hell when the raven tore out of the barn I lived in on […]

  • Will Sing for Vashon
    The holiday season is the perfect time to give the gift of charity to our Island nonprofits. For the sixth year, Vashon Events is hosting a “one call for all event” in which local musicians perform holiday songs to raise money for the Island’s nonprofit organizations. For the first time, the event will be presented […]

  • Stonewall to Border Wall: AIDS Activism As A Model For Change In Uncertain Times Forum
    For a brief moment each year AIDS enters public awareness across the globe as World AIDS Day is commemorated on December 1st. For most, it will be just another day in the hectic runup to the Christmas holiday. For others, it will be a time to remember the dark days of the epidemic’s early years […]

  • Getting the Band Back Together
    I recently found myself in another quandary of sorts. Having just returned from six weeks on the road, I was feeling rather traveled out and more than a bit hesitant about getting on a plane for a two day trip to the east coast. Our swimming excursion to Arizona back in April had somewhat more […]

  • Why Art? It’s Got to be Love!
    The Holiday 2018 Vashon Island Visual Artists Studio Tour will take place on Dec 1st-2nd and 8th-9th, from 10am-4pm each day.  Brochure/maps are available at most Vashon businesses, or go online at VIVArtists.com. I recently recounted to a few of my students the story of how I became a potter. I was in college and […]

  • When You’ve Seen It All, There’s More!
    The VIVA Holiday Art Studio Tour is fast approaching, and Waterworks Studio will fling wide the doors Friday, November 30 at 6pm, with its’ traditional Preview Party. Located on Maury, stop 27 on the tour brochure, the revelry features music by Richard Person and Jim Hobson, refreshments and fabulous treats created by the Waterworks artists, […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • WSF releases final draft of triangle route schedule
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Washington State Ferries released the final draft of its revised triangle route schedule this evening, just before tomorrow’s meeting about it in West Seattle. The …

  • Ferry schedule meeting set for Wednesday in West Seattle
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Free shuttle service to the meeting is available Ferry schedule meeting set for Wednesday in West Seattle Susan Riemer

  • Woman’s body found near Dockton Park
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. King County Sheriff’s Office deputies found the body of a 37-year-old woman in the water at Dockton Park today, Dec. 6, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt …

  • Plan to attend WSF meeting next week
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Washington State Ferries is holding its last meeting regarding its schedule for the triangle route next week in West Seattle, and we encourage all islanders who ar …

  • County to host shoreline management workshop
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. King County will host a workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this Saturday at the Land Trust Building to discuss marine shoreline ecology and management with waterfr …

  • Park district adjusts fiscal management policy
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Last week, board members voted to change the Vashon Park District’s general financial management policy in order to fulfill ongoing commitments, namely to support …

  • Paula Jeanne Hill
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. She was a cheerleader and he was the state wrestling champion. Paula Jeanne Hill Wire Service

  • Eugene “Gene” Clayton Sherman
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Gene was born in Seattle on 5/26/1919 to island pioneer Captain Francis M. Sherman and Julia Hanson Sherman of Vashon. Eugene “Gene” Clayton Sherman 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
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 12/12 60%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers this afternoon. High 47F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 12/13 60%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High around 50F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Friday 12/14 60%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 51F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday 12/15 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies. High 48F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 12/16 60%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High 48F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Monday 12/17 40%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High near 50F. Winds S at 10 to 15 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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