Susan Riemer

Susan posted 796 stories to Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber.
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DOVE’s services grow in response to range of community needs

Six years ago this spring, islanders launched The DOVE Project, Vashon’s domestic…

  • Mar 28th, 2017 12:21pm

Vashon Farmers Market returns this weekend

With days lengthening and trees blooming, spring has arrived, heralding another growing…

  • Mar 28th, 2017 12:36pm

Park board may delay action on pool proposal

Next week, Vashon Park District commissioners will decide if they will delay…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 11:26am

Sale pending on VYFS building

A sale is pending for the Vashon Youth &Family Services Playspace building,…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 12:11pm

Fire chief evaluating all aspects of agency

Those close to the fire district have been talking for some time…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 12:13pm

LETTER: Principal acts with best interests of students in mind

This letter is written in support of Mr. Danny Rock, VHS principal.…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 12:31pm

VHS basketball players meet with 95-year-old alum

The Vashon High School boys’ basketball team took a trip to Vashon…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 1:46pm

Firefighter Stairclimb

A team from Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) took part in…

  • Mar 14th, 2017 10:19am

Recent fraud prompts advice: Be vigilant with debit, credit cards

Many Vashon residents have recently fallen victim to attempted or actual debit…

  • Mar 14th, 2017 10:20am

Logging underway on south-end property, future sale still possible

Logging began last week on 22 acres of a large parcel of…

  • Mar 14th, 2017 10:24am

Island clinic adds staff to better address urgent, primary care needs

As the Neighborcare clinic marks its sixth month on Vashon, clinic officials…

  • Mar 14th, 2017 10:28am

‘Dying’ events draw large turnout

Fourteen events were held last week as part of the four-day Vashon…

  • Mar 7th, 2017 11:37am

Boys’ basketball team receives multiple end-of-season awards

The Pirates boys’ basketball team won the Nisqually League Sportsmanship Award for…

  • Mar 7th, 2017 11:39am

Islanders get busy, respond to political climate

Political activism has increased since the November presidential election, and on left-leaning…

  • Mar 7th, 2017 11:50am

Weekend fire causes extensive damage to Maury Island home

A fire broke out late Saturday night at a home in the…

  • Mar 7th, 2017 11:09am

Teens’ rollover crash results in ticket for driver, minor injuries for passengers

A single-vehicle crash occurred in the 19200 block of Beall Road SW…

  • Mar 2nd, 2017 11:43am

COMMENTARY: Take action to protect animals: Install good fences and be mindful of pets

Good fences make good neighbors … especially when it comes to protecting…

  • Feb 28th, 2017 11:16am

Islander, friend kayaking to Alaska

Come Saturday, islander Connor Herrington and his friend Michael Stone will head…

  • Feb 28th, 2017 11:33am

Housing forum draws crowd, islanders express varied views

More than 100 people attended the forum on affordable housing last week…

  • Feb 28th, 2017 11:34am

Islander seeks donations for prom, will host free boutique next month

With prom season coming up, islander Mardi Ledbetter is collecting formal wear…

  • Feb 28th, 2017 12:00pm

Islander recounts legal effort in state’s travel ban fight

Late last month islander Colleen Melody was spending a Saturday morning working…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 10:38am

Vashon recognizes ‘Day of Remembrance’

An overflowing crowd filled the front room at the Mukai House and…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 10:39am

Theater’s Oscar Night ending after 20 years

When the doors at the Vashon Theatre open this Sunday, it will…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 10:45am

Local journalists talk shop in eraof ‘alternative facts,’ ‘fake news’

Four local journalists spoke about the media’s current tasks and challenges last…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 10:59am

VYFS’ Playspace for sale, Vashon Children’s Center will close

Vashon Youth &Family Services placed its Playspace building up for sale earlier…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 11:10am

COMMENTARY: Current affordable housing proposal provides opportunity

There has been much controversy about zoning recommendations under the recent King…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 11:19am

Repair cafes coming to Vashon

The Vashon Tool Library and Zero Waste Vashon have partnered to bring…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 11:30am

Public meeting set to address affordable housing, community plan

King County will host a public meeting on affordable housing next week…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 11:31am

Island group still working to settle refugees on Vashon

Refugees have been much in the news since President Donald Trump’s recent…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 11:34am

Landslides close 103rd near ferry dock, Quartermaster Road

A landslide has closed 103rd Ave. S.W. near the ferry dock parking…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 11:44am

Number of islanders without power drops, more than 500 still waiting

As of mid-afternoon Wednesday, 525 islanders were without power after Sunday’s snow,…

  • Feb 9th, 2017 9:04am

Thousands without power after heavy Sunday night snowfall

Islanders woke to a thick blanket of snow on Monday morning, many…

  • Feb 7th, 2017 3:17pm

Letters to legislators requested regarding ferry service, budget

The head of Vashon’s Ferry Advisory Committee is urging islanders to write…

  • Feb 7th, 2017 1:41pm

Island employers: Housing expenses out of reach for many employees

The cost of Vashon rental housing has climbed in recent years while…

  • Feb 8th, 2017 1:51pm

Planning advisory group puts forth two proposals for denser zoning

In a contentious public meeting last week, the Community Advisory Group working…

  • Jan 31st, 2017 10:46am

EDITORIAL: AmeriGas has fallen short in serving many on Vashon

With the release of the King County fire investigators’ report regarding the…

  • Jan 31st, 2017 10:52am

County, Neighborcare Health officials address expected repeal of Affordable Care Act

After President Donald Trump signed an executive order mandating the “swift repeal”…

  • Jan 31st, 2017 10:53am

Long in coming, paramedic transition complete, new firefighters hired

Nearly three years after questions arose about best practices for Vashon’s paramedic…

  • Feb 1st, 2017 12:50pm

County sheriff says deputies will not ask about immigration status

King County Sheriff John Urquhart joined a chorus of other city and…

  • Jan 31st, 2017 11:41am

Vashon boys’ basketball sits at first in league after two wins

Pirates sweep Charles Wright Academy Charles Wright Academy crossed the channel to…

  • Jan 31st, 2017 11:52am