Elizabeth Shepherd

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Jazz, Glorious Jazz, Comes Back to Kay White Hall on Sunday

Jazz fans, rejoice: the first live jazz concert to take place at Vashon Center for the Arts in more than a year will happen this… Continue reading

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Fourth-Grade Birds Migrate Back to Arts Center

In all, there are 90 student artworks on view.

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Island Author Will North Is Back, With a New Novel

Local author Will North has been quiet for a while. But it wasn’t writer’s block. After a three-year battle to overcome two life-threatening cancers and… Continue reading

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School Board Looks at Budget Ahead of Vote

The Vashon Island School Board considered the district’s 2021-2022 budget, set for a vote next week.

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At the Six Month Mark, Sea Mar Finds Its Footing on Vashon

“This is your island and your island clinic.”

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Middle-School Youth Join the Vaccinated on Vashon

Hope was in the air as more island youth received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Schools: New Start Times Might Come in Fall and Other News

It was another packed agenda for Vashon’s School Board at a meeting on May 13.

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To Mask Or Not To Mask is Suddenly The Question | UPDATED

Note: This article has been twice updated from the version that appears in The Beachcomber’s May 20 print edition. The first updated article, written on… Continue reading

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Jack Chevalier, Who Found His Life’s Purpose in Art, Dies at 72

The artist created a vast body of work from his small, longtime home on Vashon.

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The Shows Must Go On: Live Theater Returns This Summer

A summer festival featuring four productions held on multiple stages is on its way, and there’s more.

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With ‘Histories and Mysteries,’ Museum Looks to Its Future

“We have so much history on this island a lot of people might not know about.”

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A Collage Artist’s Book Tells Story of Mental Health Journey

“Mental wellness is not a destination but rather a strong yet fragile state of being.”

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James Batey, Marilina Kim, and Jay Wyatt of Team Southeast Asia are interviewed before the RTCE at Mã Pí Lèng Pass. (National Geographic)

For Islander, Competing on NatGeo Show Was Filled Was Thrills

James Batey is a member of one of four teams that competed in the extreme adventure competition.

James Batey, Marilina Kim, and Jay Wyatt of Team Southeast Asia are interviewed before the RTCE at Mã Pí Lèng Pass. (National Geographic)

School Board Considers Full Docket in April Meeting

Hybrid education, staff raises on the table at April 22 school board meeting.

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May Brings Poetry, Plant Sale and Remembrance to Mukai

Mukai’s grounds are bursting with blooms and greenery, and the simple, beautiful poetry form of Haiku

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Valise Gallery and Open Space Keep It ‘Close to Home’

The exhibit, taking place at VALISE, opens this week and will run through June 26.

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Exhibits and a Re-Imagined Gift Shop Fill VCA With Art

Visual artists will present their work in the Gallery Shop space in the atrium of the arts center.

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New Radio Series Delves Into Vietnam Era With Local Vets

The series is timed to mark the 46th anniversary of the official end of the war, on April 30, 1975.

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Vaccination Day at Vashon High School

Approximately 80 students, ages 16 and older, were vaccinated against COVID-19 on campus this week.

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Opal Montague, Co-Founder of Vashon Health Center, Dies at 95

One fact about her life is clear: she changed the place she lived for the better.

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