Elizabeth Shepherd

Upstart producers keep Vashon’s arts scene humming online

Vashon Live shows have had close to 70,000 views since the series began in early March.

 

Some churches re-open their doors, while others Zoom on

For all services, a wide range of safety measures are required by the state.

 

Get ready for shopping at Granny’s again

Granny’s will expand in-store shopping and donations to Wednesdays as well this week.

 

Summer Arts Fest and portrait show set to open in July

The island’s arts scene is gearing up for the summer.

Drive-in movies coming soon to a lawn near you

A lineup of classic films on the lawn at Open Space for Arts Community will show throughout July.

VCA reopens gallery as part of continued efforts to adapt

Arts center director calls recent layoffs ‘a loss that can’t be overstated.’

Sawbones, in ‘painful’ move, reduces its workforce

About 90% of those laid off were island residents.

Performers bring a message: get tested, Vashon

White-coat-clad “doctors” in downtown last week agree: testing on Vashon is easy to arrange.

Time for Pride, with online events including a dance party

Celebrate in a socially distant way by joining a number of online community programs.

More than 1,000 marchers take to the street on Vashon

Friday’s march marked the third time islanders gathered to protest police killings of Black Americans

At Vashon vigil, hundreds line the street to protest racism

Vashon’s response to Floyd’s death has taken place against a backdrop of demonstrations in Seattle.

Local artist shares his talent in a new way

Steffon Moody, a well-known islander, is now The Beachcomber’s “go-to” artist for editorial cartoons.

Culinary power couple keeps the flavor coming at Gravy

This is the latest installment of a new series hearing from island chefs and restaurant owners.

Set your browser to visit arts center

Vashon Center for the Arts will continue its shift to online presentations with upcoming shows.

In a turbulent time, islanders demonstrate, too

Holding signs, demonstrators recited the names of African-Americans killed by police officers.

Evocative poetry blooms at Mukai Farm & Gardens

The oldest winner of the organization’s haiku contest took the top prize in the Nature category.

Local churches take cautious approach to resuming services

Despite an easing of restrictions, faith leaders on Vashon said they will still hold online services

Keep getting your arts fix at home

Recommended: More artful experiences to enjoy from the comfort of your own sofa.

After sudden shift, The Ruby Brink perseveres and innovates

In this ongoing series, we hear from island restaurateurs about how they are faring in the pandemic.

A performer dons an eye-catching costume to welcome visitors

The performance was intended as a reminder that Vashon’s population is vulnerable to the coronavirus.