Elizabeth Shepherd

As online school rolls out, district touts progress

Vashon teachers, students, and administrators are getting into the groove of online education.

New group aims to help support online learning

FAVE will offer support in handling internet connectivity problems, new computer setup, and more.

At Subway, a family perseveres to live their dream

At Subway, a family perseveres to live their dream

In this ongoing series, we hear from island restaurateurs about how they are faring in the pandemic.

At Subway, a family perseveres to live their dream
A night at the drive-in is for the birds

A night at the drive-in is for the birds

Two programs, both Vashon bird-centric, will be shown on the big screen on Tuesday.

A night at the drive-in is for the birds
Arts center pivots to hold its gala auction in a new way

Arts center pivots to hold its gala auction in a new way

The livestreamed event will include entertainment, special guests, “door” prizes and more.

Arts center pivots to hold its gala auction in a new way
As schools prepare for online learning, parents speak up

As schools prepare for online learning, parents speak up

A letter asked for the administration and the board to take more time to address learning loss.

As schools prepare for online learning, parents speak up

Survey says: buy it here, local businesses need a lift

The results offer a glimpse into an increasingly dire situation for at least some island businesses.

Prosecutors say police shooting of Vashon man was justified

Prosecutors say police shooting of Vashon man was justified

Willem Van Spronsen was fatally shot by police officers outside Tacoma detention center in 2019.

Prosecutors say police shooting of Vashon man was justified
Upstart producers keep Vashon’s arts scene humming online

Upstart producers keep Vashon’s arts scene humming online

Vashon Live shows have had close to 250,000 views since the series began in early March.

Upstart producers keep Vashon’s arts scene humming online

Weeks from start date, schools announce big calendar change

A cascade of public comments reflected strong opposition to the district’s remote learning plan.

Latino community calls for equity in online education

The group stepped forward in many ways when schools went online in the spring.

Summer Arts Fest to open its final set of shows

Summer Arts Fest to open its final set of shows

For this week, the walls of Vashon Center for the Arts will be filled with works by 22 local artists

Summer Arts Fest to open its final set of shows

Islanders look for answers about online school in the fall

The Vashon Island School District will begin school in the fall with remote learning only.

Local author sheds light on how to cope with climate change

Local author sheds light on how to cope with climate change

The book explores how climate change indicators affect the daily work of scientists.

Local author sheds light on how to cope with climate change
The results are in: new fab four to reign as Vashon’s mayors

The results are in: new fab four to reign as Vashon’s mayors

This year marked the first time a group of young people had been elected to the unofficial office.

The results are in: new fab four to reign as Vashon’s mayors
Heritage Museum launches a walking tour exhibit

Heritage Museum launches a walking tour exhibit

The show consists of interpretative photo panels installed in the windows of 34 businesses.

Heritage Museum launches a walking tour exhibit
Vashon superintendent announces online start for schools

Vashon superintendent announces online start for schools

All district schools will have weekly schedules, assigned work and attendance requirements.

Vashon superintendent announces online start for schools
UPDATED: Bank employees newest island COVID cases

UPDATED: Bank employees newest island COVID cases

The bank was first locked and dark last Friday afternoon.

UPDATED: Bank employees newest island COVID cases
Stitch by stitch, volunteers strive to keep Vashon safe

Stitch by stitch, volunteers strive to keep Vashon safe

Masks For Vashon has quietly sewed up a storm to provide free face coverings for every islander.

Stitch by stitch, volunteers strive to keep Vashon safe
Art by appointment comes to Vashon

Art by appointment comes to Vashon

Vashon Island Visual Artists has developed a new way to stay ahead of COVID-19.

Art by appointment comes to Vashon