Susan Riemer

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)

Primary results: Braddock, Nguyen will compete 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

Amid immigration crisis, islanders work for change

Stories regarding immigration, increasingly in the news, are often difficult for many people to learn about, but on Vashon several islanders are working for change:… Continue reading

Rochelle Munger remembered as beloved teacher, musician and athlete

Rochelle Munger, teacher, musician, athlete and islander, died July 27, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. She was 54. Many in the community knew… Continue reading

County awards $84,000 to Vashon Senior Center

Vashon’s Senior Center recently received some good news from King County: an $84,000 grant from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy. Last week, when… Continue reading

Following fatal injury on site, lighthouse is closed for investigations

The Point Robinson lighthouse is closed for insurance and Coast Guard investigations after a woman fell there during the Low Tide Celebration last month and… Continue reading

Back-to-school drive under way for Vashon public school students

The annual back-to-school drive is under way for youth at Vashon’s public schools. Sponsored by the Vashon PTSA, the drive provides needed supplies for students… Continue reading

RV, cars, boat burn in weekend fire at Spring Beach

Vashon’s fire department responded to a fire in the Spring Beach neighborhood last Saturday morning. The blaze started in an unoccupied RV and then spread… Continue reading

Vashon Pool is busy, making changes this summer

This summer, with one of the warmest Julys on record, has been perfect for swimming, and the Vashon Pool has been a busy place, according… Continue reading

Strawberry Festival, an island tradition, continues

Vashon’s 109th Strawberry Festival came to a close last Sunday, after a weekend full of parades, music, art, food, and fun. The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber… Continue reading

Public meetings on supporting local healthcare coming soon

The Vashon-Maury Health Collaborative, which was active in trying to secure health care for the island after CHI Franciscan left, has reconvened and will hold… Continue reading

VIFR to buy new fire engine

Vashon’s fire department has begun the process of buying a new fire engine, following the failure of another engine last spring. The age of the… Continue reading

Preschool, outdoor camp opens for young islanders

All through the dark days of winter, the beginning of a new outdoor playschool took shape on Vashon with pictures posted on Facebook to prove… Continue reading

Island Quilter to reopen in town

Three years after closing in downtown Vashon, Island Quilter will open again next month in the former Windermere building. Owner Anja Moritz shared the news… Continue reading

Construction underway at island’s public schools

More than a year ago, islanders passed a nearly $10 million bond for capital improvements at the school district, and this summer much of the… Continue reading