Susan Riemer

Island rowers, coach, heading to world champs on U.S. National Team

This week, two rowers who grew up on Vashon and learned to row in Quartermaster Harbor will head off to the World Rowing U-23 Championships… Continue reading

 

Vashon Fresh enters second season, expands offerings

Vashon Fresh, an online marketplace for locally grown and produced foods, is in its second season, with new vendors and options for customers this year.… Continue reading

 

Burn ban is now in effect

The King County fire marshal has issued a fire safety burn ban in unincorporated areas of King County, including Vashon. It went into effect last… Continue reading

 

State Senate hopefuls to join island forum

Several of the candidates vying for Sharon Nelson’s senate seat will be on Vashon next Wednesday evening for a moderated discussion at Ober Park. The… Continue reading

Treasure Island returns to heart of town

Treasure Island, a store that sells new and used jewelry, household items and home furnishings, is moving to the former home of Essentials 4 in… Continue reading

Chamber names Rick Wallace this year’s grand marshal

Rick Wallace, a frequent volunteer for island organizations as diverse as VashonBe Prepared and the Vashon Opera, has been named grand marshal of the Strawberry Festival.… Continue reading

Strawberry Festival returns this weekend

Vashon’s largest party, the Strawberry Festival, will begin this Friday and last throughout the weekend, with standard favorites as well as new features. The festival,… Continue reading

Neighborcare’s school clinic surpasses first-year goals

Neighborcare’s school-based clinic completed a successful first year and remains open one day a week this summer for dental and medical appointment for island youth.… Continue reading

Weather disrupts traditional hydro race around the island

It was a beautiful Fourth of July morning as the sun came up glowing red over Portage. Inner Quartermaster Harbor was flat calm, perfect conditions… Continue reading

Editorial: Fourth of July: Could we consider quieter options for island celebrations?

The Fourth of July is fading from memory as we head into Vashon’s largest celebration, the Strawberry Festival. But before the holiday becomes too far… Continue reading

On the wing: Keeping up with island butterflies

Last Saturday, with its afternoon sunny skies and 70-degree temperatures, was a good day for counting butterflies. In fact, about 20 islanders spent a portion… Continue reading

Volunteers needed for Strawberry Festival

The Strawberry Festival starts next week, and volunteers are still needed to make the event run smoothly. The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce organizes the… Continue reading

Holiday keeps fire department busy

On the July 4 holiday last week, Vashon celebrated as is tradition with an impressive community fireworks display over Quartermaster Harbor. The holiday is often… Continue reading

New members appointed to ferry advisory committee

King Councilmember Joe McDermott has appointed two new members to the Vashon Ferry Advisory Committee, islanders Justin Hirsch and Eric Beckman. The committees exist in… Continue reading

Dine out to benefit food bank

The Vashon-Maury Community Food Bank and three island restaurants are partnering in a new program, called Dine Out Against Hunger. The participating restaurants are The… Continue reading

American Hero Quilts continues to draw recognition for its work

Fourteen years after islander Sue Nebeker and a group of island volunteers created 100 quilts at a quilt-a-thon for soldiers wounded in Iraq, Nebeker’s American… Continue reading

Vashon teacher salaries will rise 10 percent this fall

Vashon public school teachers will see their salaries increase an average of 10 percent in the next school year, after union members approved a one-year… Continue reading

Shannon Braddock (Courtesy Photo)

District democrats, local alliance endorse two for senate seat

Earlier this month, the 34th District Democrats endorsed two of the 11 candidates running for the state Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Sharon Nelson,… Continue reading

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                                Crews work north of Center last Friday.

Highway paving project is underway — expect delays on the road, and possibly the ferries

For months, islanders have been hearing about the big paving project set for this summer and had their first experience with it last week, when… Continue reading

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                                Crews work north of Center last Friday.

Zombiez sold to island family, menu is not expected to change

After six years in business, Zombiez has changed hands. As of last week, the new owners are Matt and Jennifer Harvey of Vashon. The sale… Continue reading