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  • With Salmon Bake, St. John Vianney Church carries on a tradition that has lasted more than half a century
    Follow the crowd to take part in an island tradition — the 54nd Annual Salmon Bake of St. John Vianney Church will be held from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, on the church grounds. read more

  • The Shape Up Vashon Summer Presidential Challenge has 36 winners!
    8 teams successfully challenged their members to win President’s Active Lifestyle Awards. This required ½ hour of exercise or more, 5 days each week and adding a healthy eating habit each week for 6 weeks out of 8.  The Methodist Team, United Method Walkers, won the prize for 11 members earning President’s Active Lifestyle Awards. read more

  • This Dragon is Delicious!
    In hot countries, hot dishes and spicy foods help people sweat, and thus cool off. Here, we rather like cold soups. Today, I give you a Chinese soup that’s served hot or tepid. My daughter Suzanna Leigh, whose inspirational motif is the dragon, gave me the name for it. read more

  • Touch Vashon’s Past During Archaeology Day
    Many Islanders have inherited artifacts from pioneer ancestors. Others have found their arrowheads or scrapers while gardening or walking along the beach. read more

  • Your ticket to amazement awaits!
    Vashon Opera’s sixth season kicks off in September with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, considered one of the greatest operas of all time. Watch as the Don pushes his limits and meets his ultimate demise in this brilliantly crafted masterwork.   read more

  • Vashon Allied Arts presents BRAMBLEFEST Outdoor Summer Concert
    VAA is proud to reprise our annual outdoor summer concert this August. We call it ‘Bramblefest’ in honor of the many brambles that naturally proliferate all across the Island and bear fruit at the peak of summer. read more

  • Picking Up My Baton
    Standing at the counter of the University of Washington Bookstore looking at conducting batons seemed odd and surreal. Standing next to me, instructing the clerk, was the man who had told me a decade before I couldn’t conduct adults or an orchestra or band because,  “(He) couldn’t handle the competition”. read more

  • Foggy Widow Breakdown
    On Sunday the 29th of June I stopped for a bowl of clam chowder at the Ivar’s Seafood Bar in Burien. It was a pleasant sunny afternoon, and the dozens of multi-colored petunias planted around the restaurant lit it up in a cheerful summery way. read more

  • VAA Summer Camps to Spark Creativity!
    Vashon Allied Arts offers several summer youth camps for arts and fun. 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
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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 Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM PDT on July 27, 2014
Partly Cloudy
77°/55°
It is forcast to be Clear at 11:00 PM PDT on July 28, 2014
Clear
79°/54°
It is forcast to be Clear at 11:00 PM PDT on July 29, 2014
Clear
81°/54°
It is forcast to be Clear at 11:00 PM PDT on July 30, 2014
Clear
79°/55°
It is forcast to be Clear at 11:00 PM PDT on July 31, 2014
Clear
77°/55°
It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 11:00 PM PDT on August 01, 2014
Mostly Cloudy
77°/54°

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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