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  • Vashon Sheepdog Classic 2015 trials
    The Vashon Sheepdog Classic (VSDC) will host its nationally sanctioned sheepdog trial for the 6th consecutive year at Misty Isle Farms September 10-13. The VSDC  has become the most well attended sheepdog trial on the West Coast. Known for its bucolic location and tough competition, spectators come to see some of the best handler and dog teams from Canada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California compete on one of the most challenging fields around. This year’s judge, Luca Fini, comes from Italy. read more

  • What You Can do About An Eye Infection
    Several issues ago, I began a series of home remedies for common ailments. To carry on with that series, here’s what I’m doing for an eye infection: It’s another application for my Magic Potion. I call it that because it works fast in most cases and can help for many health problems. read more

  • Vashon Opera Presents – The Elixir of Love
    One of the world’s most frequently performed operas, The Elixir of Love is cherished for its whimsical wit and endearing characters, not to mention the many intoxicating duets and “Una furtiva lagrima,” one of the most hauntingly beautiful of all tenor arias. Season Seven of  Vashon Opera opens in September read more

  • Fendershine
    Vashon Island band Fendershine’s members hail from five distinct corners of America, and their respective swampy, poppy, psychedelic, prog-rock and folk-punk influences come together in their own concoction of danceable rock. read more

  • Please Help Me, I’m Falling
    Went out into the yard to put in the cone flower I bought on an impulse yesterday. Cone flowers are perennials, and I am in favor of plants that have the sense to come back on their own. So I found a spot, added soil from a new bag of potting soil, and put the cone flower in. It looked great, but only time will tell if it does great where I planted it. read more

  • Natural Services
    This last Friday, I watched in utter amazement, joy, and gratitude as the rain pounded the ground to the accompaniment of lightning and thunder!   In the 44 years that I have lived here, I have never seen a dry spell like the one we have been experiencing. read more

  • Art Auction 2015: Vive la France!
    Vive la France! On September 18 and 19, be transported to Provence and Paris for two nights of French festivities in support of Vashon Allied Arts. The 2015 Art Auction begins with Friday’s “Picnic in Provence” and continues with Saturday’s “Soirée à Paris”—a Francophile’s dream come true. read more

  • Passport To Pain
    Situated on beautiful Vashon Island, PASSPORT TO PAIN (or P2P) is an extraordinary cycling challenge that offers 3 levels of vertical climb — the 80-mile Idiot ride with a climb of 10,000 vertical feet, the 50-mile Weasel ride (6,500 vertical ft.), or the 30-mile Weenie ride (3,400 vertical ft.). read more

  • Afloat in Time
    I hadn’t really thought about it until I sat down to write this, but it was a year ago (possibly to the weekend) that my sister informed me that she had gotten tickets for a lake cruise and I was being asked to tag along on that Sunday afternoon with her, my brother-in-law and his two sisters who were visiting. 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 09/03 90%
Rain
Periods of rain. High 64F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 09/04 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 67F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Saturday 09/05 10%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 72F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 09/06 60%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High near 65F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 09/07 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 70F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 09/08 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 73F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

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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