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  • Free Bilingual Preschool Opens!
    On Monday, November 3rd, 20 children excitedly entered room 105 at Chautauqua for their first day of Mi Escuelita Spanish/English bilingual preschool. Earlier this year, Vashon Island School District secured an annual $150,000 grant to fund this groundbreaking free preschool program for income eligible families on Vashon. read more

  • Water Walking into the Darkness
    Well, my SAD friends, it is that time of the year, when the sun goes down early and comes up late, and there are fewer minutes of daylight every day. For people who have SAD, it is the least favorite time of the year. read more

  • Free Range Folk Choir Concert
    Vashon Island’s own Free Range Folk Choir will present a Concert on Sunday November 23rd, 7pm at the Burton Church (23905 Vashon Hwy SW). Come enjoy the harmonies of a cappella choral music from around the world! read more

  • Vashon family Film Festival
    Vashon Film Society presents the Vashon Family Film Festival on Saturday, November 22 from 12 noon to 2:15 pm. The afternoon of live action and animated short films is brought to the Vashon Theatre every year by Northwest Film Forum’s Liz Shepherd. read more

  • Cranberries: Delicious raw or cooked
    Down on the coast, this year’s cranberries have been raked, sorted and packaged for our pleasure and good nourishment. We’ve enjoyed them in baked goods this month, especially these scones, made with low-gluten barley flour or no-gluten sorghum flour combined with almond meal for texture and flavor. read more

  • The Reunion
    The caseworker, who had been with us for five years already after our first adoption, sidled up to me as  we prepared to take our weekend respite charge home with us and said, “I wouldn’t mind if you fell in love with this one. We don’t have anywhere to place him.” read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet Coming this Fall to the Vashon Theatre
    The Pharaoh’s Daughter performed by the Bolshoi Ballet. Will be shown Sunday November 23rd, 1:00pm. Music Cesare Pugni  Libretto Jean-Henry Saint-Georges and Marius Petipa  Choreography, sets and costumes Pierre Lacotte. read more

  • Vashon Island Singer Songwriter Showcase
    Vashon Events presents an evening song and story.The first annual singer-songwriter showcase will feature over a dozen artists. Each artist will have 5 minutes to play 2-3 songs and tell the stories behind them. This is an evening not to be missed. read more

  • Pat Reardon & Jenny Bell at The Hardware Store
    This month, on November 20th, we bring you local musicians Pat Reardon & Jenny Bell. The music takes place from 7:30-9:30pm. 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 Rain at 10:00 PM PST on November 23, 2014
Rain
48°/37°
It is forcast to be Rain at 10:00 PM PST on November 24, 2014
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50°/46°
It is forcast to be Rain at 10:00 PM PST on November 25, 2014
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55°/46°
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 10:00 PM PST on November 26, 2014
Chance of Rain
54°/45°
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 10:00 PM PST on November 27, 2014
Chance of Rain
50°/37°
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 10:00 PM PST on November 28, 2014
Chance of Rain
46°/37°

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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