Susan Riemer

Ferry meeting regarding draft long-range plan tonight

Washington State Ferries will host a meeting on Vashon this evening about its draft long-range plan. The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m.… Continue reading

 

Overnight fire claims two homes on the west side

An early morning fire on Tuesday claimed two waterfront homes on the island’s west side. There were no injuries. Vashon Fire & Rescue was dispatched… Continue reading

 

Ferry advisory panel objects to potential schedule changes

After holding two meetings about the draft schedule changes Washington State Ferries recently presented, the Vashon Ferry Advisory Committee has sent a letter asking WSF… Continue reading

 

Island’s property values up 13 percent this year

The King County Assessor’s Office has begun the annual process of mailing valuation notices to over 700,000 property owners, including on Vashon, where property values… Continue reading

Neighborcare spells out financial challenges, listens

It was as a standing-room only crowd at the health care meeting last week, when Neighborcare Health officials shared information about the clinic and its… Continue reading

County targets stockpiles of asphalt millings

Weeks after the summer’s paving of the island’s main highway ended, King County has opened seven code enforcement cases regarding the stockpiling and use of… Continue reading

Volunteers needed for island senior assistance program

Neighbor to Neighbor, a program of the Vashon Senior Center intended to help island elders remain in their homes, needs additional volunteers. Currently, the program… Continue reading

Progress visible at Vashon High School field

Passersby at the Vashon High School fields will see obvious progress there. Workers started to install the turf last week Thursday, and by Sunday most… Continue reading

Ferries, health care meetings this week

Two meetings are happening this week regarding essential services to islanders: ferry service and health care. At 7:30 this evening, Aug. 29, the Vashon Ferry… Continue reading

Renovations underway at Mukai Farm

A variety of construction and restoration projects are underway at the Mukai Farm and Garden, where the Friends of Mukai are spearheading the effort and… Continue reading

New executive director in place at Vashon Community Care

Transforming Age elected a new executive director at Vashon Community Care last month. Mike Schwartz, who has worked for the Bellevue-based nonprofit for more than… Continue reading

Neighborcare officials will attend community health care meeting next week

Neighborcare Health officials will discuss Vashon clinic operations and challenges, and field questions from islanders at a public meeting next week on Thursday. The Vashon-Maury… Continue reading

Draft versions of new schedule options for the triangle route as proposed by WSF. (Courtesy Photo)

WSF seeks comment on new draft schedules

In preparation for a change to the triangle route schedule next June,Washington State Ferries presented two draft options last week, one of which would substantially… Continue reading

Draft versions of new schedule options for the triangle route as proposed by WSF. (Courtesy Photo)

K2 building sells: New owners say community interest will shape its future

The K2 building, for sale for more than a decade after once serving as a manufacturing hub on the island, has been sold. Public records… Continue reading

K2 building sells after more than a decade on the market

The K2 building, for sale for more than a decade after once serving as a manufacturing hub on the island, has been sold. Public records… Continue reading

Nguyen, Braddock will vie for state Senate seat

Democratic candidates Joe Nguyen and Shannon Braddock rose to the top of the 11-candidate field to win the Aug. 7 primary with the goal of… Continue reading

Island tours tell “mostly true” history, now from e-bikes

Islander Chris Austin, a fan of history, comedy and biking, is offering his Mostly True Vashon Tours for the second year in a row —… Continue reading

Island’s zen center to host open house at new property north of town

After many years of looking for property, the Puget Sound Zen Center has purchased nearly 7 acres just north of the Harbor School. This Saturday,… Continue reading

Be mindful of lone seal pups at island beaches

A harbor seal pup was spotted at KVI last week, raising several islanders’ concerns that it might be harmed by a loose dog. Ann Stateler,… Continue reading

Passengers on the triangle route are among the least satisfied ferry riders in the system. (Susan Riemer/Staff Photo)

Study shows triangle route passengers’ dissatisfaction with ferry service

Riders traveling the triangle route were among the most dissatisfied of ferry travelers who responded to the recent winter ferry performance study conducted by Washington… Continue reading

Passengers on the triangle route are among the least satisfied ferry riders in the system. (Susan Riemer/Staff Photo)