Elizabeth Shepherd

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

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

More than 1,000 marchers take to the street on Vashon
At Vashon vigil, hundreds line the street to protest racism

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.

At Vashon vigil, hundreds line the street to protest racism
Local artist shares his talent in a new way

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.

Local artist shares his talent in a new way
Culinary power couple keeps the flavor coming at Gravy

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.

Culinary power couple keeps the flavor coming at Gravy
Set your browser to visit arts center

Set your browser to visit arts center

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

Set your browser to visit arts center
In a turbulent time, islanders demonstrate, too

In a turbulent time, islanders demonstrate, too

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

In a turbulent time, islanders demonstrate, too
Evocative poetry blooms at Mukai Farm & Gardens

Evocative poetry blooms at Mukai Farm & Gardens

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

Evocative poetry blooms at Mukai Farm & Gardens
Local churches take cautious approach to resuming services

Local churches take cautious approach to resuming services

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

Local churches take cautious approach to resuming services
Keep getting your arts fix at home

Keep getting your arts fix at home

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

Keep getting your arts fix at home
After sudden shift, The Ruby Brink perseveres and innovates

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.

After sudden shift, The Ruby Brink perseveres and innovates
A performer dons an eye-catching costume to welcome visitors

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.

A performer dons an eye-catching costume to welcome visitors
Veterans carry out a somber task on Memorial Day

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.

Veterans carry out a somber task on Memorial Day
There’s no place like home to enjoy the arts

There’s no place like home to enjoy the arts

Homegrown entertainment is easy to find.

There’s no place like home to enjoy the arts
Our Town: a tile maker follows her passion

Our Town: a tile maker follows her passion

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

Our Town: a tile maker follows her passion
Rediscovering Vashon’s restaurants, reinvented

Rediscovering Vashon’s restaurants, reinvented

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

Rediscovering Vashon’s restaurants, reinvented
For decades of deep dedication, beloved teacher is recognized

For decades of deep dedication, beloved teacher is recognized

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

For decades of deep dedication, beloved teacher is recognized
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An islander fell ill — but couldn’t get tested

An islander fell ill — but couldn’t get tested

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

An islander fell ill — but couldn’t get tested
Vashon Events offers ways to still connect with music

Vashon Events offers ways to still connect with music

Efforts include live-streamed internet concerts and a ramped-up free musical instrument library.

Vashon Events offers ways to still connect with music
Coronavirus dims the lights on Vashon arts scene

Coronavirus dims the lights on Vashon arts scene

Mandated closures of venues have shut down Vashon’s normally vibrant arts community.

Coronavirus dims the lights on Vashon arts scene