Susan Riemer

School district hires new superintendent

Vashon’s search for a new superintendent ended last week after a series of interviews and considerable community input. In the end, the school board chose… Continue reading

Arts center names longtime employee to new artistic director position

Vashon Center for the Arts announced last week that it had appointed long-time employee Angela Gist to the artistic director position. Gist most recently served… Continue reading

New film stars former islander

One of Vashon’s own will appear on the big screen at the Vashon Theatre next week as part of the Her Story Film Festival Showcase.… Continue reading

Hundreds turn out for gun safety march

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets coast-to-coast last Saturday as part of March for Our Lives demonstrations, including hundreds on Vashon, all… Continue reading

Senior center seeks new director

The Vashon Senior Center is in the midst of transition, as Executive Director Ava Apple is stepping down after nearly six years, and a search… Continue reading

Scholarship foundation revamps ceremony, seeks financial support

For the past 30 years, nearly all graduating Vashon High School’s seniors have been sent on to their next venture with a bit of extra… Continue reading

Six superintendent finalists selected, public invited to interviews

Six finalists have been selected for the superintendent position at the Vashon Island School District, and the public is invited to attend an all-day interview… Continue reading

Ferry travel: State to fund independent study, increased traffic control at Fauntleroy dock

Before the recent legislative session ended earlier this month in Olympia, law makers approved a supplemental transportation budget that allocated funds to improve service on… Continue reading

Preparing for emergencies: Forum, CERT class coming up

To help islanders prepare for emergencies and disasters, VashonBePrepared will offer a free five-hour informational forum on Saturday, March 31. For those who want more… Continue reading

King County effort may create opportunity for affordable housing

As the cost of housing continues to rise throughout the region, King County is promoting a demonstration project that could lead to a new affordable… Continue reading

County officials to investigate tree cutting

County officials from the sheriff’s office and the permitting department are investigating the topping of several alder trees on Van Olinda Road to determine if… Continue reading

High school sailing regatta expected to draw crowd to Quartermaster Harbor this weekend

Quartermaster Harbor is expected to draw more than 150 sailors this weekend, when the Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association holds a regatta with approximately 40 high… Continue reading

Building that holds Family Place, preschool back on the market

Less than a year after islanders Coco and Brennan Banks bought the Gorsuch Road building that housed the Vashon Youth & Family Services Play Space,… Continue reading

The Iditarod: Islander helped launch ‘Last Great Race on Earth’

Last Saturday in Anchorage, Alaska, nearly 70 mushers and their dog teams set off on a 1,000 mile race to Nome, all competing in the… Continue reading

Islanders’ ideas wanted for creation of possible Vashon ‘makerspace’

Makerspaces — centers for working on projects and sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge — have increased dramatically in the last decade, and this weekend, islanders… Continue reading

Legislature expands tax exemption program

The Washington State Legislature has recently voted to expand the state property tax exemption program, which primarily serves seniors with low incomes. At the King… Continue reading

New care center administrators end long-standing business relationship with Vashon Pharmacy

Vashon Community Care is now fully affiliated with Transforming Age, and among the changes the new agency has made is to end its business relationship… Continue reading

Ferries, VCC, may receive state funds

The State Senate passed its supplemental capital and transportation budgets last Friday, proposing that funds be allocated for the state ferry system and Vashon Community… Continue reading

Community van program grows, offers solutions to some transit challenges

By SUSAN RIEMER Editor Five months after launching on the island, King County’s Community Van program is growing, with nearly 30 volunteer drivers recruited and… Continue reading

Have something that needs repair? Head to the Fix-it Cafe

Islanders who want to have something repaired — from a bicycle to a vacuum cleaner — may wish to head to the Eagles on Saturday… Continue reading