Elizabeth Shepherd

Local music promoters line up a new place for Vashon entertainment

For island couple Pete Welch and Allison Shirk, spreading the word about Vashon’s lively arts, cultural and charity scenes has become a passion in recent months.

Film on UFO sighting unfolds on Maury Island

One of the weirdest chapters in island history will soon light up the big screen.

Take a walk on the arty side

The Hardware Store Restaurant’s gallery will be filled with two exhibits organized by island photographer Ray Pfortner. Viewers will be able to cast People’s Choice Award ballots for both shows

Another era on Vashon comes back to life over social media

A treasure trove of old photos has been making its way out of dusty photo albums and onto the internet, filling a Facebook page aimed at celebrating Vashon’s past.

New CD has global flair

Tarana, a world fusion group that includes islander Jason Everett, will release its first CD, “Waves of Sound,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Vashon Havurat. The group plays original music influenced by Indian, Arabic, Eastern European, Latin and flamenco styles

Talented women will strut their stuff in a show

A slew of talented island singer/songwriters will have a showcase of their work at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bicycle Bistro

Music comes back to Ober Park

A summer tradition on Vashon will kick off Thursday with the first in a series of outdoor concerts in Ober Park.

Marley’s Ghost heats up Open Space

Marley’s Ghost, a well-traveled music ensemble made up of singers and multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr. and Jerry Fletcher, will play a show at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Well-traveled musicians are bringing it on home

A Vashon-centric night of songs will come to Red Bicycle Bistro this Saturday, when local favorite Ian Moore brings his band, the Lossy Coils, to the stage for a blistering night of music

Acclaimed UMO Ensemble to present new work

UMO Ensemble will debut a new work, “Box Set,” at Vashon Allied Arts on Saturday.

Artist’s show looks back at 50 years of creativity

Carol Schwennesen, a founding member of VALISE, will exhibit “Hunting in the Bends of Time,” a 50-year retrospective of her artwork, at the artists’ cooperative gallery this month.

Book reading: New novel tells of drama on the high sea

Vashon resident, fisherman and writer Richard Bard recently published “West of Spencer,” a novel that draws on his experience in the salmon trolling industry.

A roaming artist returns, with a show about home

What makes a house a home? And can home be a feeling as much as an actual place? A new show, performed this weekend as part of Vashon Allied Arts’ New Works Series, aims to answer these questions and more.

Kindergarten teacher caps off a favorite Chautauqua program

Jamie Olive is only 6 years old, but he already knows that a peregrine falcon can fly as fast as a cheetah can run.

An author shares the tale of a mighty river

Islanders can celebrate a monumental environmental victory that is also, quite literally, a fish story, at a reading tonight.

Puccini twofer is Vashon Opera’s next star-studded show

Vashon Opera’s production of two one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini will bring both tragedy and comedy to the stage of Bethel Church next weekend.

Plan has created a chance to reach out to liveaboard | Editorial

As the saying goes, there are two sides to every story. A good newspaper strives to get both sides, but sometimes in reporting a story, one side can elude us. This is especially true when that side lives on the water.

Shop owner has built a following with his tattoos and custom machines

Shop owner has built a following with his tattoos and custom machines

Art is skin deep for local entrepreneur

Shop owner has built a following with his tattoos and custom machines

Eager young actors will storm the stage in ‘The Music Man’

Vashon Allied Arts’ Youth Musical Theatre will perform “The Music Man, Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, at Vashon Methodist Church.