Elizabeth Shepherd

Bullying at homecoming prompts concern at high school

“What comes out of these experiences … is we get to create more opportunities to learn empathy.”

Health care hangs in the balance | Updated

A look at how islanders, particularly the elderly, would be impacted without island primary care

Helping immigrants the focus of two fundraisers

Poet Merna Ann Hecht will be joined by cellist Michelle Dodson for “Singing Hope in a Dark Time.”

Jazz fans, rejoice: a virtuoso of vibes visits Vashon

Joel Ross’s island performance is the latest stop on a busy tour of major West Coast jazz venues.

Benefit aims to help sick islanders with ferry costs

The second annual “Home 2 Vashon” will include music by The Kings of Mongrel Folk.

Harbor School looking for a new head of school

Mark McGough, who joined the staff in 2016, has stepped down.

Scenes from Homecoming

A Pirate Pride was on display at Vashon High School last Friday.

Poets will introduce a film that ‘cries out for conversation’

“If one person truly gets it and changes, it will be well worth it.”

The Church of Great Rain strikes back after hiatus

Island talent will serve up a series of skits, musicals and monologues this weekend.

A reclusive poet steps out of the shadows in ‘The Myth of Amherst’

Debbie Dimitre, a Northwest storyteller, will perform her show about Emily Dickinson on Oct. 19.

Fall art season rolls on with October’s gallery cruise

Most galleries are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Earshot Jazz Festival comes to Vashon

LaVon Hardison will perform at Vashon Center for the Arts as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.

‘The Cyclone Line’ tells a story of hard times and resilience

The play with music is the islander Kat Eggleston’s ode to her father.

Mountaineering movie shows bridge between generations

“Return to Mt. Kennedy” will have a screening at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Vashon Theatre.

Change in store for island eateries

Island Subway restaurant, Kenny’s Brainfreeze for sale; Maven Mercantile closing.

Open Space launches teen center

Includes a recreation area with ping pong and foosball, a pool table, piano, and open art studio.

Fidel Nadal will bring his music, message to Vashon

His sound fuses roots reggae, ragga, dance hall and other beats with powerful lyrics and grooves.

The Church of Great Rain is ready for its resurrection

It has been seven years since the popular variety show was staged.

The stage is set for arts center’s ‘Masquerade’

Appetizers and dinner will be served by Herban Feast as guests bid on silent auction items.

Classic car cruise coming up

A treat for aficionados of all things automotive will take place on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15, when classic car collectors from the island and beyond… Continue reading