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In our culture today, it can be a sticky thing to talk about "God." God, it seems, has been very busy offending people. So much so, that he has found himself replaced. God is now only working part time, getting political gigs mostly. Around Christmas time, Santa Claus rents out space on metro busses to remind our children that God isn’t real.

The Vashon Loop along with our partner website are now offering a new online classifieds section. The classified ads run online for a period of 14 days and can include photos and description. The new classified ad section can be found on the Loops website www.vashonloop,com

As I write this, it is the morning after our church’s first Sunday in borrowed space – the cafeteria at McMurray middle school.  For several years now we have wanted to remodel and improve our building.  Raising the necessary finances to do so has been a challenge. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 will be the annual Vashon Maury Island Audubon Society meeting, featuring a program presentation by Nate Chappell. Nate Chappell is a lucky man who appears to be living a dream life that many would envy. He organizes and leads small (2-10 individuals) group tours to exciting birding hot spots all over the world

Join Vashon Drum Circle to drum and sing with Buffalo Heart, our big community drum, on Friday, June 10, 7 PM outdoors at Village Green. All ages are welcome. Buffalo Heart just returned from a 3000 mile journey to Flagstaff to witness and hold space for the birthing of a new sister drum to serve that community.

Now is the time of year that mother wild animals are having their young and raising them. Often wild mothers leave their young alone for stretches of time. So don’t panic if you see a baby fawn or seal pup alone.

Join the Vashon-Maury Heritage Association when it takes to the water for "The Gatsby Cruise," an around-Vashon Island trip aboard the historic steamboat Virginia V on Sunday, August 21.

Last March the Vashon Island Chamber of Commerce partnered with Comcast to put together a promotional piece for Vashon Island on their Neighborhoods series.

Have you dreamt about a career in politics? Here is your chance to become the Unofficial Mayor of Vashon Island AND support your favorite non-profit organization at the same time!

Vashon Allied Arts is sponsoring its fourth annual Father/Daughter Dance, to be held at the Vashon Island Golf and Country Club on Saturday, June 4th. Last year’s event was a huge success, and most of the dad’s were left breathless by the end of the evening.

During the first week in June, the Vashon Island Rotary Club will hold two events related to child health and immunizations: a PolioPlus fundraiser and an Immunization Symposium. In 1988, Rotary International (RI) began a program called PolioPlus whose ambitious goal was to eradicate polio from the face of the planet.  

Read Three, Get One Free Summer Edition & Read•Flip•Win.
Read three books, write three thoughtful reviews and get a prize!
This summer will also feature a video book review contest, Read•Flip•Win!
Ask at the library for details.

Did you know that Burton and Vashon were once fierce rivals?  The two high schools that is, that battled each other in sports and Islanders were quite divided by their teams. Did you also know that the Pirates (once there was onlyone school) won a football game 81 to 0? And yes, they also lost another 91 to 0.

The logo must have “Vashon Island Fruit Club” spelled out. It must be received by July 1.

Earlier this month, Julian Smith of Vashon Island, Washington, was one of two Washington State University seniors honored with the2011 Big Ten Senior Award in Academics.

During his life to date, Islander Joe Ulatoski has held 47 different jobs, lived in 26 different places and worked in 47 different countries. This fact alone tells you what a remarkable life Joe has led. On Sunday, May 15th, Joe will share interesting stories from his unique and varied life experiences as part of Vashon Community Care’s Telling Stories, a Speaker Series by and about Vashon Locals.