Susan Riemer

Susan posted 825 stories to Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber.
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Candidates declare runs for local boards

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, two seats on each of the island’s three…

  • May 24th, 2017 12:32pm

With summer coming, island pools are set to serve members, public

Both of the island’s outdoor pool’s are slated to open Memorial Day…

  • May 24th, 2017 9:52am

Firefighters respond to Sunday morning blaze

Vashon firefighters were called to a fire at an outbuilding early Sunday…

  • May 24th, 2017 9:54am

State officials: Report livestock predation

Islanders continue to lose livestock to predators, and wildlife officials are encouraging…

  • May 24th, 2017 10:05am

WSF officials optimistic after pilot program trial at Fauntleroy

Days after Washington State Ferries tested a new approach to loading boats,…

  • May 24th, 2017 10:17am

LETTER: Thanks for fighting oppression

I want to thank Amanda Blaine for her thoughtful article and the…

  • May 24th, 2017 10:44am

Longtime island doctor remembered for his dedication, kindness

Health care on Vashon has undergone many changes since the first clinic…

  • May 24th, 2017 10:47am

Vashon SAFE launches this week, businesses aim to create safe places for all customers

Vashon SAFE is a new collective of island bars, restaurants and other…

  • May 16th, 2017 10:37am

After assault, islanders join forces to prevent violence, promote safety

Six months after an island woman says she was drugged and raped…

  • May 17th, 2017 11:17am

Fire department’s buildings, vehicle fleet are aging, require attention

The fire department’s facilities and fleet of vehicles are at an advanced…

  • May 16th, 2017 10:58am

Valkyries end season with win

The Vashon Valkyries ended their season Monday evening at the Vashon High…

  • May 9th, 2017 11:53am

Ferry system will test new loading procedures next week at Fauntleroy

Changes to the vehicle-loading process at the Fauntleroy ferry dock are slated…

  • May 9th, 2017 10:05am

Event will mark dark day in island’s, U.S. history

Next week, islanders will recognize a painful portion of U.S. history with…

  • May 9th, 2017 11:54am

Granny’s awards grants for health and wellness

Granny’s Attic recently completed its spring grant cycle and awarded $90,000 to…

  • May 9th, 2017 11:42am

Vashon boys’ lacrosse continues successful season with two more victories.

The Vashon Vultures met the Gig Harbor Tide on Tuesday, April 25,…

  • May 2nd, 2017 12:25pm

Region’s teen Explorers gather at Camp Sealth to practice emergency response skills

Last weekend, 36 teens from fire Explorer posts on Vashon and surrounding…

  • May 2nd, 2017 12:26pm

VIFR’s ability to respond to emergencies questioned as volunteer force falls

Facing a decline in its volunteer ranks, many at Vashon’s fire department…

  • May 2nd, 2017 12:27pm

VIPP seeks foster homes for dogs

Vashon Island Pet Protectors, the island’s pet rescue organization, is looking for…

  • May 5th, 2017 5:31pm

Pet boarding, day care business to close, fundraising effort launched

Avalon Pet Care, which has served island pets and their owners for…

  • Apr 25th, 2017 10:46am

School district fields warnings about potential gun violence at VHS

Last week, school district officials received several warnings about a possible shooting…

  • Apr 25th, 2017 11:00am

Ferry officials study Fauntleroy dock procedures for ‘quick fix’ effort

Last Friday, several Washington State Ferries officials visited the Fauntleroy ferry dock…

  • Apr 25th, 2017 11:00am

More than a decade in the making, new affordable housing development opens

While the subject of affordable housing has been debated on the island…

  • Apr 25th, 2017 11:55am

Providence Health to cut ties with VCC

For more than 20 years, Vashon Community Care has partnered with Providence…

  • Apr 18th, 2017 10:31am

Island restaurants will soon display food safety ratings

As early as next week, Vashon’s restaurants may begin to display window…

  • Apr 11th, 2017 10:10am

King County to host town hall Thursday

Several King County officials will be on Vashon Thursday to host the…

  • Apr 19th, 2017 11:29am

Hidden history of Ellisport exhibit opens at Heritage Museum

Guests who stopped by the Heritage Museum during last Friday’s art walk…

  • Apr 11th, 2017 10:17am

Comment on draft CSA Plan at Tuesday open house

Islanders will have a chance to comment on the first draft of…

  • Apr 11th, 2017 10:20am

Lonny Kaneko, Vashon’s poet laureate, dies at 77.

* Editor’s Note: This version of the story corrects an error in…

  • Apr 12th, 2017 3:25pm

Ferry system aims to make changes to ease summer schedule problems

The Triangle Improvement Task Force working with Washington State Ferries completed the…

  • Apr 4th, 2017 12:04pm

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