Elizabeth Shepherd

Hundreds of Islanders

Hundreds turn out to oppose Glacier

In one of the largest rallies on Vashon in years, more than 500 sign-toting Islanders gathered on the rocky shores south of Gold Beach Sunday to protest Glacier Northwest’s efforts to dramatically expand its mining operation.

Hundreds of Islanders
Hillstomp will return to Vashon on Saturday night.

A jam-packed weekend of music fills the Red Bike

Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi is offering a line-up of free music this weekend.The Vashon-based trio Track 19 — comprised of Bob Kueker, Phil Johnson… Continue reading

Hillstomp will return to Vashon on Saturday night.
“Division

The economy takes partial blame for the end of 070

Gallery 070 closed its doors Dec. 27 after five years of memorable exhibitions and rollicking First Friday receptions in downtown Vashon.The gallery, owned by Tara… Continue reading

“Division
Flutist Jeffrey Cohan will be joined by Martin Bohham and Stephen Creswell to perform on Vashon Jan. 6

A passion for the past

Vashon United Methodist Church will be the scene of a rare musical trip back in time at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, when Salish Sea… Continue reading

Flutist Jeffrey Cohan will be joined by Martin Bohham and Stephen Creswell to perform on Vashon Jan. 6
Ray Pfortner

Island photographer fills out fairy float crew at Macy’s Day parade

A childhood dream has finally come true for Ray Pfortner. Pfortner, 59, recently returned from a trip to New York City, where he marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

Ray Pfortner
Greedy Boys Noah Dolan
Greedy Boys Noah Dolan

Governor’s budget includes $1.115 million for VAA’s theater project

Gov. Christine Gregoire last week released her capital budget, which includes a line item for Vashon Allied Arts to receive $1.115 million to help pay for a multimillion-dollar new facility housing a theater, exhibition space, offices and classrooms.

Ian Moore is ready to rock.

Ride out the last night of the year at the Bike with Ian Moore

Ian Moore and his band The Lassy Coils will headline a special New Year’s Eve celebration at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi, with music slated to start at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31 and last into the wee hours of the first morning of 2009.

Ian Moore is ready to rock.
“Watching

Art takes flight

Vashon Allied Arts has announced the 2009 exhibition lineup for Blue Heron Gallery.The season will feature a mix of work by artists working in a… Continue reading

“Watching
Clinton Fearon is a renowned reggae bassist

Reggae legend brings soulful sound to Bike

Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band will return to Vashon at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, for a show of roots reggae music at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.

Clinton Fearon is a renowned reggae bassist
“Seven Flies

Studio art tour promises a wealth of gift ideas

The 2008 Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14, at 32 arts studios.

“Seven Flies
Chorale artistic director Gary Cannon

Vashon Island Chorale’s ‘A Celebration of Carols’ kicks off a festive season

When Vashon Island Chorale takes the stage with a 15-piece chamber orchestra this weekend to perform “A Celebration of Carols” at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, it will be a concert that has been almost two decades in the making.

Chorale artistic director Gary Cannon
Debra Paulsen’s photo of “The Lynx

Something for everyone

The 2008 Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec 6, 7, 13 and 14, at 32 art studios located all over the Island.

Debra Paulsen’s photo of “The Lynx

Vision for a new arts center begins to come into focus

Should the organization’s ambitious plans come to fruition, the new arts campus could include a 250-seat theater, exhibition space, offices, classrooms, outdoor spaces and room for a parking lot, replacing the McFeeds building and another small house that stands on a parcel of land next door to the Blue Heron Art Center.

Father Roach’s moving funeral served as his final gift

If there was one thing that anyone who ever attended St. John Vianney Catholic Church in the past 10 years knew, it was that our parish priest, the Rev. Richard Roach, was a man of many words.

Hans York will play a concert at Havurat Ee Shalom on Saturday night.

Hans York in rare Island concert

Hans York, an award-winning songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, will play a rare Vashon concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Havurat Ee Shalom at 115401 Westside Hwy.

Hans York will play a concert at Havurat Ee Shalom on Saturday night.
A rocker who has built a national fan base of kids and parents

Kid rocker plays high-octane music

Justin Roberts and his Not Ready for Naptime Players will serve up some memorable music for the whole family during a special concert slated for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Vashon Theatre.

A rocker who has built a national fan base of kids and parents
Obama supporters

Islanders celebrate Obama’s win at Backbone Campaign benefit

A crowd of 400 Islanders came together for a raucous election night party held in the cavernous warehouse now housing the "O" performance space.

Obama supporters

What recession? Dance away the blues for free

Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi is responding to tough economic times by eliminating the cover charge on more music shows, according to concert promoter Pete… Continue reading