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  • True Value Becomes an Ace
    On December 27, True Value Hardware, the hardware store and service center will become an Ace Hardware. read more

  • How Sweet It Is!
    The Christmas cookie-baking season rushes on in my neighborhood. There are going to be lots of children, and older people, too, high on sugar if we don’t lock up some of the cookies.  Also, we can choose our sugars wisely. read more

  • Dow Constantine tours Vashon Schools
    On December 3rd, Vashon Island School District Superintendent Michael Soltman hosted King County Executive Dow Constantine for a tour of schools, meetings with principals, and a “round table” discussion with District leaders that included students. read more

  • Three Holiday Stories
    Three times in the last week I have experienced people screwing up and then putting the blame on me. That’s actually kind of a low number of incidences for a week isn’t it? You experience that all the time don’t you? A lot of lies are told during the holidays. read more

  • Stuck
    We have a phrase that gets used on occasion around our house: “Zeek is stuck.” On the whole, Zeek is an active dog- more so than the other two. read more

  • Rumor Has It
    Rumor Has It began in 2009, when a group of long-time island musicians began loitering around a cabin on Vashon. From diverse musical backgrounds, they started jamming, pulled a rabbit out of a hat, and realized their musical destiny was string-band rock. read more

  • Will Sing For Food Vashon Events Holiday Show
    Vashon Events presents “Will Sing For Food,” on Saturday, December 20th starting at 8pm. Local musicians are signing up to perform holiday carols to earn tips to support the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank. We’ll have a list of songs and performers available soon! read more

  • The DoVE Project presents: A Classic lil’ Christmas
    A Classic lil’ Christmas features singer songwriter V. CONTRERAS , MARTIN FEVEYEAR & DELILAH PEARL performing songs of holiday cheer at the intimate and cozy Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, to benefit The DoVE Project. read more

  • Shakespeare Festival’s ShakesKIDS: Hamlet
    The Vashon Island Shakespeare Festival’s ShakesKIDS are proud to share their work on their one hour version of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. read more

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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
Rain
Thursday 12/18 100%
Rain
Cloudy with periods of rain. High near 50F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Chance of Rain
Friday 12/19 50%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High near 50F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Rain
Saturday 12/20 100%
Rain
Rain likely. High 52F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 12/21 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers early becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High 54F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Monday 12/22 50%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 53F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 12/23 70%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 49F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

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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