Jane Valencia

On The Rise – Fernhorn Bakery, Part 2
Island Resilience, June 2024

On The Rise – Fernhorn Bakery, Part 2

By Jane Valencia Thomas Vroom and Jordan Ashley Beck own and run Fernhorn Bakery. In true Island fashion, the story of their bakery is nested within several stories related to the local economy and resilience. In Part 2 of this series, we learn about the wheats that Fernhorn uses to create their delicious, nutrient-dense, and…

At The Roasterie
Advertisers, February 2024

At The Roasterie

Once upon a time, while sipping tea (Chocolate Mint Rooibus) on the Roasterie front porch, an Islander envisioned an ancestor right there with her, and painted her. Inspired by a recent conversation with Eva about ancestors, we share that painting with you now. Illustration by Jane Valencia

14/48 – The World’s Quickest Theater Festival Arrives
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14/48 – The World’s Quickest Theater Festival Arrives

By Jane Valencia Taking place at the Open Space is 14/48, a whirlwind production made up of Vashon artists and collaborators, in which 14 plays are created and performed in 48 hours. Here’s how 14/48 Vashon describes the process: “On Thursday night, this group of fearless creators gathers and throws themes into a hat. A…

The Bear King’s Lullaby
Children, January 2024, Literary, Poetry

The Bear King’s Lullaby

By Jane Valencia, inspired by the song “Binwag’s Lullaby,” lyrics by Debra Knodel Once upon a time, a Bear King lived in a great forest hall in the north. During summer and the time of abundance, he had many visitors to his hall – Deer, Chickadee, Raccoon, and Red Fox to name a few who…

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