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  • Seersucker and the Gaza Strip
    Certain things just mean summer. Movies shown outdoors, fireflies, outdoor pools, ordinary dinners cooked on the grill, concerts under the stars, salads, sunshine, seersucker. read more

  • The Farmer’s Daughter Gets Back to Her Roots
    Many people are planting vegetables this year, some of whom have never gardened before. I gardened with great passion and little skill before I had children. We have a near-sunless, sodden little yard, but I planted in faith. read more

  • Senior Center is celebrating the big 30
    Put on Your Dancin’ Shoes for the Senior Center. The Senior Center is celebrating the big 30 read more

  • Teatro Minestrone’s Around the World in 8 Stories.
    Open Space is thrilled to welcome this all-ages, super-fun outdoor theatre treat: Teatro Minestrone’s Around the World in 8 Stories. read more

  • Club Shostakovich
    Club Shostakovich is the roaming Seattle chamber music series that has brought the Shostakovich string quartets to Seattle-area venues over the last two years. read more

  • Bill Carter
    Bill Carter has been a pillar of the Austin music scene for nearly three decades, helping shape the city’s rich musical history along with his songwriting partner and wife, Ruth Ellsworth. read more

  • Extreme Weekend
    Fame makes a man take things over. Fame lets him lose, hard to swallow. Fame puts you there where things are hollow Fame ~David Bowie- Fame read more

  • Many Paths Lead to the Vashon Sheepdog Classic
    There are about 2,000 people in the (United States Border Collie Handlers Association (USBCHA,) the top level herding association in the US and Canada.  Somewhat surprisingly, two thirds of the handlers are women. read more

  • Morning Scramble To Go Live at FM Launch
    This Fall, as Vashonians scramble to start their work days, KVSH-FM 101.9 will broadcast the live “Morning Scramble” show.  Each morning a different host or host team will regale listeners with local music, ferry and traffic updates, Island weather and takes on Island life. read more

Vashon Beachcomber

  • Eyes are on local beaches as scientists study sea star die-off
    When Rayna Holtz and Yvonne Kuperberg began monitoring a strip of west-side beach a few years ago, searching for dead sea birds as part of a citizen science project through the University of Washington, they soon realized they likely wouldn’t find an …

  • Park district votes twice to comply with open meetings law
    In its last meeting, the Vashon Park District voted on a severance agreement for a former employee who had worked for the district for several years. It was the second time the commissioners voted on the agreement because they first voted in a closed …

  • Top names for new water taxis announced
    The King County Ferry District announced last week the finalists in a contest to name two new water taxis. People can vote for their favorite names through Aug. 15.

  • Vashon responders help battle state’s record wildfires
    As the state sees record wildfires, some Vashon firefighters have aided in the effort to control the blazes in Central and Eastern Washington.

  • Nearing construction, VAA works to keep momentum on arts center project
    On a warm July afternoon, Bruce Morser stood on Vashon Highway drawing. While Morser, a professional artist, has done work for such clients as Starbucks, Rolex and National Geographic, that day he and his daughter were drawing with Sharpie markers on …

  • Transient charged with rape
    Douglas James Holt was charged with one count of third-degree rape in King County Superior Court last week.

  • Archaeologists to offer expertise on Vashon
    This weekend islanders will have two opportunities to learn more about Vashon’s native people through the clues found by archaeologists during the past century.

  • Musician fundraises to record her music
    Allison Shirk, a singer/songwriter and co-founder of Vashon Events, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the recording and distribution of her debut country-rock album. The album, “Break My Heart,” will be comprised of Shirk’s best origin …

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
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National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
Weather for Vashon Island
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It is forcast to be Clear at 11:00 PM PDT on July 31, 2014
Clear
81°/52°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM PDT on August 01, 2014
Partly Cloudy
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It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM PDT on August 02, 2014
Partly Cloudy
82°/54°
It is forcast to be Clear at 11:00 PM PDT on August 03, 2014
Clear
79°/54°
It is forcast to be Clear at 11:00 PM PDT on August 04, 2014
Clear
84°/55°
It is forcast to be Clear at 11:00 PM PDT on August 05, 2014
Clear
79°/52°

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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