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  • Birding project integrates science & art lessons for 4th graders
    Every spring, 4th graders at Chautauqua take a deep dive into the study of Vashon birds. A longstanding focus of Vashon Island School District’s science curriculum, the 4th grade birding unit brings together teachers and community read more

  • Buteyko Breathing Technique: Controlling Asthma Without Medication
    Asthma is at record levels in the United States, near epidemic in some ethnic and income groups. And while experts are at a loss to name a cause, two things are agreed upon: asthma kills read more

  • Friends of Mukai Program features the Mukai Garden
    A program focused on Kuni Mukai’s historic landmark garden will be offered by Friends of Mukai at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23rd at the Vashon Maury Island Land Trust Building. read more

  • Lenten Liberation
    The seals are barking and morning is a long ways off. They started about the same time the cover band next door stopped playing Jimi Hendrix ‘Changes” followed by Average White Band’s “Play that Funky Music White Boy” read more

  • Dorsal Dread
    Since the Southern Residents left us in January, Vashon-Maury waters have been drearily devoid of tall dorsal fins. That changed on April 4, when ten or more Transient killer whales blazed down the Sound from Edmonds. In East Passage, NOAA researchers clocked one male in the group read more

  • Flight
    From a time way before the magic of shopping the internets, I’m still trying to remember how I wound up in a hobby shop in New York City buying that radio controlled plane kit. read more

  • There’s something special taking shape on Vashon Island
    As many of you know, Hestia Retreat is being created as dedicated space for all women to nurture their personal development and emergence. read more

  • FEMME: Women Healing the World
    Woman’s Way Red Lodge launches its 2014 Women’s Film Series with FEMME: Women Healing the World, Tuesday, April 15th, at 6 PM at the Vashon Theatre read more

  • A Community Conversation About Health and Responsibility: Vaccines and Beyond
    For humans, the drive to learn is as powerful as the drive to eat. There’s a good reason for this. Eating and learning are both equally vital for our survival. read more

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Find out when School Schedules change due to weather

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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.

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