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Three poets turn a poem a day into new book

It all began one autumn afternoon in 2012 at a tea shop on the top of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. Over a pot of… Continue reading

Singer-songwriter and his band ride the last train to Vashon

When singer-songwriter Gregg Curry talks about his guitar, his Alabama accent grows a little softer. Sometimes his guitar has been his best friend, he said,… Continue reading

New book by local author, farmer includes recipes and essays about life on the farm

It’s been seven years since former restaurateur and chef, now farmer and author Kurt Timmermeister stopped serving his famed farm-to-table Sunday dinners celebrated by foodies… Continue reading

Retired political economist turns to writing poetry

When islander Jack Churchill retired from his career as a political economist writing policy about stewarding our nation’s public lands and waters, he intended to… Continue reading

State and island poets laureate read from new poetry book

Why do words matter? Do words matter? What is the matter with words? For current Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, words not only matter,… Continue reading

Drama Dock presents a concert within a play

When does artistic passion cross the line into obsession? When does that drive create works of lasting beauty, and when does it shut loved ones… Continue reading

World-class musicians record in Seattle, perform on Vashon

If the music quality is high, then the audience will come. If individual songs are great and free online, the album will still sell. If… Continue reading

Lelavision reveals new kinetic sculpture

Island musician/sculptor Ela Lambin and Leah Mann are the dynamic duo behind Lelavision. The couple recently exhibited Lambin’s 30-foot tall sculpture featured above in Blackrock… Continue reading

Island artist exhibits drawings for a new children’s book

Once upon a time — about 20 years ago — a father, his young daughter and their dog set out in a dinghy to row… Continue reading

World-class slack-key guitarist brings Hawaii to Vashon

If you’ve ever heard world-class slack-key guitarist Makana play a show, then you’ll know the magic one man can create with one guitar. Not only… Continue reading

Dozens of islanders collaborate, release Vashon-crafted album, music video

Valentine’s Day is still several months away, but island musician and singer-songwriter Ike Harmon is sending Vashon an early love missive in the form of… Continue reading

Island poets shares her ‘A’ poems

Walk into poet and longtime islander Carey Hunter Davis’ house, and the first thing to catch one’s eye is a display of bird feathers and… Continue reading

Internationally acclaimed cartoonist draws from island home

Do what looks normal but isn’t. For Jim Woodring, that directive, in 1989, launched the artist

Islander’s book documents history of Fisher Pond, legacy of Bill Fisher

There is a legacy that stands at the center of the island, a gift of heart and hard work given by one man to Vashon’s… Continue reading

Legendary folk musician returns to Vashon to play concert

Back in the day, singer Bob Haworth — Bo Mooney as his cohorts knew him in the 1970s and 80s — took part in the… Continue reading

Inspirational evening with islanders making a difference

Please note: The event has been changed to Friday, Sept. 8. Islander Peter Serko has a habit of pursuing — and successfully achieving — creative… Continue reading

Legendary jazz singer comes full circle back to Vashon

Legendary jazz vocalist Diane Schuur played her first gig on Vashon over 30 years ago. This weekend will be a homecoming of sorts for Schuur… Continue reading

Vashon’s next poet laureate to be announced

Merna Ann Hecht has been named Vashon’s next poet laureate and will be handed the title by the island’s outgoing poet laureate, Cal Kinnear, at… Continue reading

Renowned author discusses Buddhism

The New York Times bestselling author, evolutionary scientist and Buddhist practioner Robert Wright will read and sign his new book, “Why Buddhism Is True,” at… Continue reading

Art auction preview party features art and local fare

Vashon Center for the Arts promises an evening of visual and gustatory delight during its annual art auction preview party, artist reception and Taste of… Continue reading