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  • Norm Mathews named 2019 Strawberry Festival Parade Grand Marshal
    Norm Mathews, founder of Vashon Island’s Thriftway Grocery Store and stalwart advocate of giving back to the community, has been named Grand Marshal of the 2019 Strawberry Festival Grand Parade. Matthews will have a place of honor over the Strawberry Festival weekend at the head of Grand Parade. Mathews will also be wearing the traditional […]

  • Ice Cream Social
    It’s an island tradition for the Heritage Museum to kick off Strawberry Festival with a Friday evening event. This year an Old Time Ice Cream Social with build-your-own sundaes will be held in the museum’s back yard with seating for guests under an array of tents. “Aeggy’s” will have bbq available. The museum volunteers will […]

  • Life at the End of the World
    And in the death As the last few corpses lay rotting on the slimy thoroughfare The shutters lifted an inch in temperance building, high on Poacher’s Hill And red mutant eyes gazed down on Hunger City No more big wheels…. Excerpt from Future Legend by David Bowie Some of you may know- I have fairly […]

  • It’s Vashon Summer Arts Fest Time!
    It was such a success last year that Vashon Center for the Arts is doing it again this year.  We’re talking about Vashon Summer Arts Fest, VCA’s annual two-month long summer arts festival that is set to run from Friday, July 5th through Sunday, August 25. “The Summer Artsfest is the ultimate celebration of Vashon […]

  • Seattle Dance Collective to make its debut with Program One featuring five choreographers from around the globe
    Seattle Dance Collective (SDC), under the direction of Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) principal dancers Noelani Pantastico and James Yoichi Moore, will present works by five choreographers from three continents for the company’s debut performances July 12-14 at Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA). The featured choreographers represent both established and emerging voices in the world […]

  • Quicker than Quiche
    A quiche presents an appealing appearance, aroma, and taste for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s equally delicious and nutritious served hot or cold. But when the weather turns hot and you don’t care to turn on your oven, you can forget the crust, and make an augmented Danish omelet instead. Omelets can vary as much […]

  • Hand Me Down My Walkin’ Cane
    In January 2000, I was in a rollover car accident. A few weeks later I woke up one morning to find the room whirling around me. It was like being in the middle of a carousel, in a way. Maybe it was because of the painkillers they had me on for my broken back, but […]

  • The Land Belongs to Everybody
    There has been a bit of a revolution recently in the possible expansion of human rights, at least in this country.  The assertion that “healthcare is a human right” that first emerged in Bernie Sanders’ campaign in 2016 seems to have taken hold, as most of the Democrats now running for president have embraced it.  […]

  • Wildfire Danger Raised to the Red Zone
    In a few days, the annual community fireworks show will blast off at Quartermaster Harbor. The rite of summer on 4th of July draws huge crowds to Burton and residents around the Harbor eagerly await the display in a picnic type atmosphere as night falls. At the same time, Vashon Island Fire and Rescue has […]

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Police kill islander at Tacoma detention center
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Large police presence assists on island with search warrant Police kill islander at Tacoma detention center Susan Riemer

  • Speaker will discuss changing technologies, ethical questions
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Presentation of the Vashon Havurah’s Speakers Program Speaker will discuss changing technologies, ethical questions Wire Service

  • Beachcomber increases rate
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Single-issue price is increasing from 75 cents to $1. Beachcomber increases rate Wire Service

  • Strong unions make for stronger island
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Island employees, earning a good wage with job security, is what is needed. Strong unions make for stronger island Wire Service

  • Excitement for Union Workers
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. We hope to create a much safer and healthier work environment for Water District 19 employees. Excitement for Union Workers Wire Service

  • Against the parks levy
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Campaign felt hastily put-together, was asking for a large increase, and wasn’t being transparent. Against the parks levy Wire Service

  • Hot dogs at Strawberry Festival?
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Hot pavement will burn your dog’s feet. Hot dogs at Strawberry Festival? Wire Service

  • Kerry Anne Langton
    Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Family was always Kerry’s top priority. Kerry Anne Langton 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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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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