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  • A Christmas Story
    “Mom, Mom, the cats are climbing the Christmas tree,” yelled brother Mike.  Our two Siamese cats, Meeko and Chakree were chasing each other up the tree and when Meeko reached the top, the tree fell over with a crash.  Smoke was coming from the broken lights and broken ornaments were all over the floor. read more

  • The Nature of Things
    Last column, I wrote about tribalism being a force that encouraged suspicion and hatred between different racial and ethnic groups.  A friend pointed out that our indigenous people, who call themselves tribes read more

  • Infinite
    There is something conflicted in thinking about infinity on the shortest day of the year. I suppose one could say there is something hopeful in it. But with the next delivery of hope balanced on the edge of some event horizon and threatening to disappear down a black hole, I guess hope is a requisite commodity once again.. read more

  • When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
    Dear hearts and gentle people, it is coming on Christmas (if you are like me, you will now have a Joni Mitchell song running through your head), and I have been clobbered by a virus. I’m spending lots of time asleep, which seems to be the best thing. read more

  • Christmas Morning Breakfast
    On Christmas morning seven of the of the eleven people who came for dinner and gift giving on Christmas Eve will be here for breakfast. What could I serve them with the least effort, yet achieve the expected gourmet touch? read more

  • Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation 30 year anniversary
    Thirty years ago now, Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” neared the top of the music charts.  “Peggy Sue Got Married” was on the big screen and “Family Ties” was still a TV hit.  The “Oprah Winfrey Show” had just aired for the first time, and Cindy Crawford was launching her modeling career. read more

  • Water quality victory in Quartermaster Harbor
    Thanks to improved water quality, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has opened 180 acres of shellfish beds in Quartermaster Harbor at Vashon and Maury islands to commercial and recreational shellfish harvesting for the first time in more than 20 years. read more

  • Will Sing For Vashon
    Vashon Events is once again partnering with the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi to host a showcase of holiday songs to benefit Island nonprofits this holiday season. The Fourth Annual Will Sing for Vashon will take place on Friday, December 23rd beginning at 8pm. The event is an open call from Vashon Island musicians to perform a holiday song. In the past over 25 acts perform through the night. read more

  • Black Light Ball New Years eve!
    Open Space’s New Year’s Eve extravanza returns, in a fabulous black light event… Music will be spinning, lights will be flashing, and Vashon’s biggest dance floor welcomes all ages. Islanders and visitors alike, join us to ring in 2016 with family & friends. Fancy dress, masquerade dress, or just comfy dress encouraged – everyone, wearing anything, is welcome. 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
Wednesday 01/18 70%
Rain
Mainly cloudy and rainy. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Rain
Thursday 01/19 90%
Rain
Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 47F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Overcast
Friday 01/20 20%
Overcast
Overcast. High 47F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain
Saturday 01/21 80%
Rain
Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon. High 46F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 01/22 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 46F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 01/23 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 45F. Winds light and variable.

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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