Susan Riemer

Fire damages north-end home

Vashon Island Fire Rescue responded to the call shortly before noon with seven firefighters

 

Amid recent busy days, fire district moves ahead with planning efforts

district commissioners and chiefs are moving ahead withplans for next year and beyond

 

Island artist enlists help of woodshop students

At Bergstrom’s former home in Frankfurt, Germany, she made thousands of the fuzzy creatures

 

Islanders’ senior care business thrives, seeks island caregivers

Nearly seven years ago, islanders Rob and Marilyn Oswald started a caregiving business

Manka Dhingra, left, won her seat with 55 percent of the vote, giving Democrats control of the state Senate. At right, Dow Constantine, with 77 percent of the vote, coasted to victory and his third term as King County Executive. (Courtesy Photos)

Election Day victories bring change to state, county efforts

Last week’s election brought a substantial change at the state level, giving the Democrats control of Senate, while at the county level, Executive Dow Constantine… Continue reading

Manka Dhingra, left, won her seat with 55 percent of the vote, giving Democrats control of the state Senate. At right, Dow Constantine, with 77 percent of the vote, coasted to victory and his third term as King County Executive. (Courtesy Photos)

New machine at pharmacy expected to improve customer service

A new piece of equipment at the Vashon Pharmacy has been drawing a lot of attention since it was installed late last month: an automatic… Continue reading

Vashon and Maury Islands are home to an abundance of flora and fauna. To learn about these species and hundreds of others, stop by the exhibit that will open this Friday at the Land Trust Building. (Kieran Enzian Photo, left; Maria Metler Photos center top and right; Kelly Keenan Photo center bottom)

The nature of Vashon: Explore the island’s biodiversity an upcoming exhibit

By SUSAN RIEMER Reporter Islanders will soon have a new opportunity to discover the natural world around them with the opening of Vashon Nature Center’s… Continue reading

Vashon and Maury Islands are home to an abundance of flora and fauna. To learn about these species and hundreds of others, stop by the exhibit that will open this Friday at the Land Trust Building. (Kieran Enzian Photo, left; Maria Metler Photos center top and right; Kelly Keenan Photo center bottom)

Triangle task force will discuss schedule changes next month

The Triangle Route Improvement Task Force has moved on from trying to create a quick fix for loading procedures at Fauntleroy to other measures meant… Continue reading

Food bank begins strategic plan, focuses on island’s ever-rising costs

The Vashon Maury Island Community Food Bank has embarked on a strategic planning process and has established a vision to guide the agency: that all… Continue reading

Islanders help Kathy’s Corner rebuild after recent burglary, multiple losses

Thieves broke into Kathy’s Corner nearly two weeks ago, and since that time islanders have stepped up to help owner Kathy Wheaton replace what was… Continue reading

Musical duo to headline local benefit concert to aid Puerto Rico

The Shook Twins will return to the island to play an intimate duo set at a fundraiser for Puerto Rico next week, with islander Sarah… Continue reading

New van program available to all riders for trips on and off Vashon

The new Community Van program, announced last week, has already undergone a significant change: The vans are available to all island residents for off-island as… Continue reading

Chamber, county partner to begin community van program

Islanders in need of a lift will soon have a new way to get around: a community van. The van program is a partnership between… Continue reading

Climate change hits home: Rising seas may claim hundreds of houses on Vashon

More than 230 homes on Vashon could end up underwater if sea levels rise as much as scientists predict in the next 80 years, according… Continue reading

Poor ferry service proves bad for business, islanders aim for help from Olympia

After a difficult summer of ferry travel, the Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce and a small number of committed islanders are collecting data and crafting… Continue reading

News Briefs: Election, downtown business changes

Fire, schools, parks and more all on current ballot The island is in the midst of election season, with voters making determinations on a variety… Continue reading

After one year, growing clinic still seeks new patients

Neighborcare Health marked its first anniversary at the Sunrise Ridge clinic late last month, and while officials count several successes in setting up the clinic… Continue reading

CSA Plan approved, moves to full council

In the most recent step for Vashon’s Community Service Area Plan, the King County Council’s Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee took action on it last… Continue reading

Fire claims small cabin on Vashon’s south end

A small cabin in the woods located in the southeast portion of Vashon burned last week, according to Vashon Island Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief… Continue reading

Fire forum focuses on proposed levy

Beginning this week, islanders’ votes will determine the financial fate of the fire district, marking a milestone in the process that began months ago, when… Continue reading