Elizabeth Shepherd

The Wild Mermaid lures islanders for a view of the sea

The Wild Mermaid, a new restaurant next to Vashon’s north-end ferry dock, opened last week featuring specialty coffees, buttery baked goods and sandwiches-to-go, all served… Continue reading

Art appreciation: Felted sculpture and whimsy at Hastings-Cone Gallery

Monica Gripman creates astounding work while dreaming of establishing a studio space for artists.

Pop-up sale will feature Middle Eastern food and fashion

The spirit of the souq will come alive on Saturday

Curtain’s going up on bigger than ever Nutcracker

For Vadne White, it’s that time of year — when late at night, her husband might jolt her from a reverie of deep, silent contemplation… Continue reading

Music programs for youth turn up the volume

Vashon youth will make a joyful noise in choral and band concerts next week, in anticipation of new opportunities coming up for music-making island kids… Continue reading

Island singers come a-caroling for good causes

On Friday, dozens of talented islanders will give the gift of song in a special concert aimed at raising lots of money for local nonprofits.… Continue reading

New play tells stories of mothers and daughters

The world premiere of a new play about the bond between mothers and daughters, “My Mother, MySelf,” will have performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov.… Continue reading

Holiday studio tour begins this weekend

Islanders can experience art up close and personal when the members of Vashon Island Visual Artists (VIVA) collectively fling open their doors to the public… Continue reading

Beer Puppet Theatre comes to Vashon

A fanciful new series, Beer and Puppet Theatre, will launch at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Vashon Brewing Community Pub. The maestro of the… Continue reading

Storytelling series brings true tales to cozy pub

Mic Drop will offer a roster of performers every other Friday night.

Vashon Then & Now: New season looks at island’s Japanese-American past

Islanders can step back in time to examine the contributions of Japanese Americans on Vashon, as well as the tragedy and shame of their forced… Continue reading

Civic Rep offers a revelation in new production

“Dragon Country: Four Short Plays,” by Tennessee Williams.

Sharing the Stage headliners return to their musical roots

Local youth musicians will open for Snuff Redux.

Artist and youth create new public art

The whimsical sculpture adorns a spot by Vashon Pharmacy.

Tennessee Williams’ short plays to shine at Open Space

“Dragon Country” is presented by Civic Rep, a new theater company.

Erin Kenny, Aug. 3, 1960 – Oct. 19, 2018

Erin Kenny, an educator who received international acclaim for establishing Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten on Vashon, died on Friday, Oct. 19. She was 58 years old.… Continue reading

Stitch by stitch, a new business fulfills a dream

For Vashon Costuming, it’s the busiest time of year.

“14/48 Vashon” is back

A madcap whirlwind of theatrical creation will take place this weekend, when Vashon Center for the Arts again joins forces with Open Space for Arts… Continue reading

Arts & Humanities Series: ‘Legacy’

Vashon Center for the Arts will present the first talk of its 2018-19 Arts & Humanities series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, featuring a… Continue reading

New album has a big sound

The Deep Energy Orchestra, a band of accomplished, international musicians brought together by local composer and bassist Jason Everett, will have a concert at 4… Continue reading