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  • Protecting the Sacred an Afternoon with Winona Duke
    Join the community in an empowering and uplifting afternoon of live music, welcoming ceremonies by Puyallup tribal leaders, and an inspiring talk by internationally renowned post-petroleum activist, Winona LaDuke. Gather to raise money for Winona’s non-profit organization, Honor the Earth, and for the Puyallup Water Protectors. This event supports the important work of these indigenous […]

  • Where the Buffalo Roam
    The red man was pressed from this part of the West He’s likely no more to return, To the banks of Red River where seldom if ever Their flickering camp-fires burn. A verse of “Home on the Range” as rewritten by John Lomax While it wasn’t the first change of course along the way, when […]

  • Bodacious Botanical Bash
    The Vashon Wilderness Program is our island’s trusted resource for nature-rooted culture and education. They’re celebrating 12 years of mentoring 4,000 people of all ages to feel deeply connected with themselves, each other, and nature. And you’re invited to join the fun! Your WILD evening includes: – A wild array of foraged and farmed delectable […]

  • If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary?
    Backbone Meaningful Movies presents a one night screening of THE RELUCTANT RADICAL, Tuesday, February 12 at 6pm at Vashon Theatre. The documentary features climate activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken breaks the law as a last […]

  • Drama Dock presents The Odd Couple
    In tribute to a giant of the American theater who passed away in 2018, Drama Dock presents Neil Simon’s comic masterpiece, The Odd Couple (Female Version), opening February 15 in Kay White Hall at Vashon Center for the Arts. The show runs Feb. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 pm, and Sundays Feb. […]

  • A Recipe from where it’s Always Summer
    We’re talking about the capital of Thailand, home of Pad Thai and other noodle dishes. It’s capital, Bangkok, also known as  Krung Thep, is little more than 13 degrees north of the equator. It’s always summer there. Cools down to about 80 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Cooks there spend lots more of their kitchen time […]

  • Life Is Not Fair
    Writing is difficult this week. A dear family member is going through a rough patch, and it is hard to concentrate in between prayers and telling myself that since I can’t do anything, I shall try to lovingly detach. Yeah. That’s only the hardest thing in the world, as all you loving detachers know. Life […]

  • Regenerative Agriculture
    Few of us are not aware of the dire statistics of our present world.  The amount of carbon we release into the atmosphere continues to increase even though we’ve made some progress in limiting some sources.  Extreme weather events, climate refugees, and species extinctions herald the arrival of climate change while exploding population growth and […]

  • VCA Board Elects New Officers
    Vashon Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the election of a new Officers of the Board of Trustees, effective January 2, 2019.  Officers serve one year terms and may stand for election for three successive terms. John de Groen has been elected President of the Board of Trustees.  John is a small business […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted. President’s emergen …

  • Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way. Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Was …

  • A tale of two ferry captains
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Islander Marsha Morse follows the footsteps of the first woman steamship pilot on Puget Sound. A tale of two ferry captains Bruce Haulman

  • Susan Nelson
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Sue grew up on picturesque Vashon Island and graduated from Vashon High School in 1965. Susan Nelson Wire Service

  • Record snowfall delights, frustrates islanders
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The weather brought power outages, transportation challenges and school cancellations. Record snowfall delights, frustrates islanders Susan Riemer

  • What’s Happening Feb. 14 – 21
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. An Oscar party, a night at the opera, a tribute to a troubled Texas troubadour, and more. What’s Happening Feb. 14 – 21 Wire Service

  • Girls team sees hoops playoff dreams dashed
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. What started out with playoff aspirations ended up a tough season. Girls team sees hoops playoff dreams dashed Wire Service

  • Concert combines fancy footwork and banjo
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The show will be a celebration of traditional music and dance. Concert combines fancy footwork and banjo 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

Special Statement

Issued:
1:49 PM PST on February 16, 2019
Expires:
4:00 PM PST on February 17, 2019
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 02/17 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 42F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 02/18 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 42F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 02/19 40%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. High 41F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 02/20 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 41F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 02/21 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 44F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Friday 02/22 30%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day. High 42F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

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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