Elizabeth Shepherd

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.

Religion shouldn’t affect health care services

Withholding medical procedures from patients that want it is about power, not medicine. The only religious values that matter in a doctor-patient relationship are, frankly, the patient’s.

A new ensemble aims to fill a variety show void on Vashon

A merry band of local performers will bring homegrown humor, songs, clowning, video and true stories to the stage of Vashon Theatre on Sunday.

Vashon dancers bring beauty to a tragic tale

A company of young dancers will take the stage in Vashon Allied Arts Center for Dance’s production of “Romeo and Juliet,” coming up this weekend at the Vashon High School theater.

‘Black Comedy’ lights up the stage with laughs

What funny business happens when the lights go out? That question is at the heart of Drama Dock’s spring offering, “Black Comedy,” set for a run at Vashon High School this weekend.

Talented local teens will open up for hip-hop artists

It’s time for the latest in a series of innovative concerts that pair top Seattle music acts with young island performers. The series, called Sharing the Stage, will bring Seattle hip-hop sensations The Physics and Kublakai to the Open Space for Arts & Community on Saturday night.

Island kids find the rhythms in a play by Shakespeare

A group of 7- to 13-year-old island kids has teamed up to tackle the high drama of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and they’ll show off what they’ve learned about sword-fighting, family feuds and doomed romance at a free performance this weekend.

Vashon native finds purpose in sharing music

Jacob Bain remembers the nights when he had to stand outside in the cold between sets because he was 17 — too young to be admitted to the bars where his band got its first gigs.

Latino group comes together to support its youngest

A group of islanders working to support Vashon’s Latino population is gaining traction, and their latest effort — to ensure that more Spanish-speaking toddlers get a chance to attend preschool on Vashon — will bring a mouth-watering spread of Latin cuisine to this Friday’s Gallery Cruise.

Local arts shop to close

A small shop with a distinctly local flair will be the scene of a farewell party during this Friday evening’s Gallery Cruise.

Americana darlings are set to strum on Vashon

Two powerhouse players in Seattle’s vibrant music scene will play a local benefit for Vashon Youth & Family Services on Sunday.

An award-winning film shows the power of activism

An alliance of local groups and student organizations will present a screening of the acclaimed new documentary “How to Survive a Plague” at 7 p.m. Friday in the Vashon High School theater.