Vashon News

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  • Party Like a Rock Star!
    After a year’s hiatus and last fall’s online-only fundraiser, we invite you to join supporters and friends at Vashon Island Pet Protectors biggest fundraising event of the year – The Fur Ball™!!  This year’s theme is The Rock ‘n Rolliest. In true pet-lover fashion, auction guests arrive dressed for the occasion, wearing costumes and decorating […]

  • Between Eras
    The November election will be a national bellwether on how we as a people decide to face our future.  Will we vote for change or to stay the course?  Will that decision be mostly motivated by reason or fear?  Or will it be the result of the majority of us deciding not to vote at […]

  • Deer Hunting and Shameless Promotion
    This is a deer hunting story. I’ve told it before, but I can’t find the original version, so I’m going to tell it again. Vegans and vegetarians: deer hunting. You have been warned. Long, long ago, in a state and county far away, Rick and his friends Chris and Bill had fallen on hard times. […]

  • Scorched Earth
    I have been on the road for a week now. Just yesterday, somewhere between Modesto and Stockton I surpassed the 1500 mile mark- I am counting on many more miles between now and November. The idea is to follow history. We are not talking just any collection of events from the past. There is a […]

  • Soups of Autumn Part 2: Chicken Soups
    We hear a lot of sneezing and coughing now that the weather has turned cooler, and you can get caught in a shower while out for a stroll. Or you can just be around someone else who is sneezing and coughing, then find yourself sneezing or coughing, too. These are the days when a bowl […]

  • Harbor School Open House
    Harbor School will hold an Open House on Saturday, October 20 from 12-2 PM for prospective students and their families living in West Seattle and on Vashon. Harbor School is the only independent school on Vashon Island serving Kindergarten through 8th grade. Open House Highlights: Head of School, Mark McGough, will be on hand to […]

  • Limited deer hunt set for Oct. 13-31 at King County’s Island Center Forest
    King County Parks will open Island Center Forest to deer hunting for an eighth-annual limited season, Oct. 13-31, when no other access will be permitted on 200 acres of forestland. While hunting will be allowed on the former state lands that now make up Island Center Forest, the 140-acre Natural Area properties – located in […]

  • VoV Celebrates Four Years of KVSH Community FM Radio
    It’s a reboot by popular demand – It’s the KVSH Birthday Bash Lip & Sync Battle.  Last year was so much fun, we’re doing it again – for all those folks who were inspired by last year’s show and those who are itching for a comeback. Island officials, celebrities and rock star wannabes are polishing […]

  • Indoor Tennis is Coming to Vashon
    Indoor tennis and pickleball are coming to Vashon this November, offering islanders a new way to beat the winter blues. Similar to the bubble that was installed last year to cover the King County pool in the winter, the Vashon Golf and Swim Club will cover its two tennis courts for six months about Nov. […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Stephen Charles Perry
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. In life, Steve pursued meaning and relationships over material possessions or pleasure. Stephen Charles Perry Wire Service

  • Ann E. Larson
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. She was an amazingly faithful member of the Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra (VMCO) for 16 years Ann E. Larson Wire Service

  • “14/48 Vashon” is back
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. A madcap whirlwind of theatrical creation will take place this weekend, when Vashon Center for the Arts again joins forces with Open Space for Arts & Community …

  • Pirate tennis ends regular season
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The Vashon Boys tennis team finished the regular season on a positive note. Pirate tennis ends regular season Pat Mulvihill

  • Mustangs hit winning stride in cross country
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The McMurray Middle School Mustang cross country teams moved into the last half of the season continuing their winning ways. Mustangs hit winning stride in cross c …

  • Islander’s fundraiser will support VYFS voucher program
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Responding to a need he saw demonstrated by friends in the community, islander Rich Osborne has been working to support Vashon Youth & Family Services’ Case Ma …

  • Vashon girls’ soccer fights for top spot in league standings
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. On Oct. 9, the Vashon girls soccer team traveled to Annie Wright and had an amazing game. Although the field was short and the ground was hot, they finished the ga …

  • Arts & Humanities Series: ‘Legacy’
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Vashon Center for the Arts will present the first talk of its 2018-19 Arts & Humanities series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, featuring a discussion about the awar …

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
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 10/21 10%
Partly Cloudy
Areas of patchy fog early. Partly cloudy skies. High 57F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 10/22 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 63F. Winds light and variable.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 10/23 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 58F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/24 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 56F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 10/25 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers early becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High 54F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Rain
Friday 10/26 80%
Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy with periods of rain later in the day. High 56F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.

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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