Elizabeth Shepherd

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.

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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.

Veterans carry out a somber task on Memorial Day

Last weekend, flags were placed by the graves of island veterans in tribute to their service.

There’s no place like home to enjoy the arts

Homegrown entertainment is easy to find.

Our Town: a tile maker follows her passion

Mary Lynn Buss, a tile and mosaic master, in her own words.

Rediscovering Vashon’s restaurants, reinvented

Food is life. It took 71 days for me to learn that, fully.

For decades of deep dedication, beloved teacher is recognized

Lopez has taught for 56 years, including 45 years at McMurray Middle School.

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An islander fell ill — but couldn’t get tested

“We’re all trying to figure this one out.”