Susan Riemer

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)

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