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  • Ham Radio Field Day
    Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. Field Day combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since […]

  • Drama Dock presents The Who’s ‘Tommy’
    Rock! Opera! Drama Dock! Vashon’s longstanding community theatre organization pulls out all the stops with its summer production of The Who’s ‘Tommy.’ The show opens June 27 for a two-weekend run at Vashon Center for the Arts. Drama Dock’s all-island cast features Allison Shirk, Tony Mann, Haily Quackenbush, Chair Ste.Marie, Sarah Howard, Elise Ericksen, Julea […]

  • Ciscoe Morris Lecture
    Grab your garden gloves and sun hat, Ciscoe Morris is coming to Vashon! Ciscoe Morris, celebrated Master Gardener, actor and author, is joining us at the 2019 VCA Garden Tour! Always entertaining, insightful and provocative, Ciscoe will speak about “Gardening and Climate Change” while moderating a game of Garden BINGO in the VCA theater. This […]

  • It’s Garden Tour Time
    This year’s Garden Tour will feature four stunning properties and the historic Mukai Farm and Garden that truly capture the beauty of Vashon, thanks to the love, ingenuity, and mastery of the garden hosts. Start your Garden Tour at Vashon Center for the Arts to take in the wonderful garden-inspired visual arts exhibition specially curated […]

  • Trim Ship; Don’t Rock the Boat
    Our last instructions from Papa Jim had been to carry the rowboat, “not to drag it; lest the barnacles and rocks tear up the bottom. “  Mike and I had a hold of the sides while Cousin Jim carried the bow.  “I can’t hold it,” Jim yelled and dropped the boat onto the rocks.  Just […]

  • What Do You Do with an Artichoke?
    In the Eiffel Tower near the bank of the River Seine, in the summer of 1957, I ate my first artichoke ever. It came to the table with a little bowl of melted butter and fresh lemon juice. Delicious and exotic! Our artichokes and their dipping sauce cost our family a dollar a serving, an […]

  • Tie Me Weltschmerz Down, Mate
    There was an election in Australia the other week. I have no understanding of Australian politics, so I read up on the subject. Their Liberal Party is conservative. The National Party, a smaller party, joined with the Liberal Party to form the Coalition, a group large enough to form a government. Australia has many parties, […]

  • Parsing It Out
    I’m wondering if you have noticed that the plants are flowering at different times this year.  The rhododendrons are usually pretty much done by the end of April, but this year, they are a little past full bloom toward the end of May.  On the other hand, I have seen flower buds on Himalayan blackberries […]

  • The Pat Reardon Band
    From various incarnations as neighbors & roommates in West Seattle during the 1990’s, these friends/musicians gelled and molded into who they are now: one groovaliciously synchopated unit. In the 20 years of jamming & laughing together – they’ve found the perfect pathways to roam through Pat’s eclectic array of originals. You’ll hear rock folk country […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Students receive scholarship from island foundation
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Awards are open to any Vashon resident graduating senior. Students receive scholarship from island foundation Wire Service

  • Rowing with juniors helps me stay young at heart
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. In what other sport will you find both 9th graders and retirees competing together? Rowing with juniors helps me stay young at heart Wire Service

  • Host a Public Hospital District presentation
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. It is very important for all of us to ask questions, voice our opinions and learn about our options. Host a Public Hospital District presentation Wire Service

  • Groundbreaking female Gambian musician comes to Vashon
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The show will be a must-see island occasion. Groundbreaking female Gambian musician comes to Vashon Elizabeth Shepherd

  • A hope for sea stars, healthy oceans
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Islanders search for ways to help following a wasting disease outbreak in 2013. A hope for sea stars, healthy oceans Paul Rowley

  • Drama Dock attracts new talent for production of ‘Tommy’
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. In many ways, the show is about the quiet and long process of recovering from trauma. Drama Dock attracts new talent for production of ‘Tommy’ Elizabeth Shepherd …

  • Recommendation: ‘Tree,’ at Vashon Center for the Arts
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Artist Dawna Holloway is curating the works of 20 well-known artists in the Pacific Northwest. Recommendation: ‘Tree,’ at Vashon Center for the Arts Elizabeth Shep …

  • Jean Ernst
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. She was adventurous with a strong sense of humor and a practical, forward-looking view of life. Jean Ernst 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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