Susan Riemer

Fire at Point Robinson damages logs, causes concern

A fire at Point Robinson Park early last week burned much of the driftwood in a 300-foot stretch of beach before firefighters extinguished it. Days… Continue reading

Longtime vet to open clinic north of town

Island veterinarian Teri Byrd is in the process of buying the Gorsuch Road building that is currently the home of the Vashon Family Place and… Continue reading

State’s education funding plan comes up short on Vashon

The Vashon Island School District is expected to pass its 2018-19 budget at its June 14 meeting, but there is frustration among some teachers and… Continue reading

Ferry Advisory Committee application deadline is June 13

Islanders interested in serving on the Vashon Ferry Advisory Committee are encouraged to apply by the 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, deadline. Two positions are… Continue reading

Familiar duo is back on the ballot for unofficial mayor

Two additional unofficial mayor candidates have tossed their hats into the ring, and their names will be familiar to many: Bernie and Hilary. This Vashon… Continue reading

Soccer club to host golf fundraiser for VES Field lights

The Vashon Island Soccer Club is raising money to install lights at the VES Fields and is planning a golf fundraiser for next month. The… Continue reading

County to host town hall next week

King County officials will host a meeting on Vashon next week, where island residents will be able to hear from county representatives and ask questions… Continue reading

After success under the dome, pool opens Thursday for the summer

The Vashon Pool opens for its early summer season May 24 after five months under its new dome, which created winter and spring swimming possibilities… Continue reading

Island business news

For Sale Currently, there are several commercial buildings for sale on Vashon. The most recent addition is the Red Bike, which was listed last week… Continue reading

VYFS restores substance abuse treatment services

Four years after Vashon Youth & Family Services closed its drug and alcohol treatment program, the agency is offering the services again, with its leaders… Continue reading

Dungennes crab season won’t open in south sound this summer

Last year, many islanders who have crabbed off Vashon’s shores for years were dismayed by the lack of Dungeness crabs nearby and were concerned about… Continue reading

Weekend fundraiser meant to empower girls

A fundraiser on Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community will raise funds to send girls to empowerment camps this summer. The event,… Continue reading

Leadership changes underway at DOVE

Vashon’s DOVE Project, the island’s domestic violence agency, is in the midst of transition, as Executive Director Betsey Archambault is stepping down this summer after… Continue reading

Neighborcare takes steps to firm up clinic’s financial state

Facing significant financial challenges less than two years after opening its clinic on Vashon, Neighborcare Health is altering its lineup of health care providers there,… Continue reading

PIE marks 30 years of supporting island education

Seventh graders at McMurray Middle School this year are traveling the island, learning from local historians and listening to guest speakers as a way to… Continue reading

In Kenya, on Vashon, work to improve cookstoves continues

Eight years ago, a standing-room-only crowd of islanders attended a meeting at Courthouse Square to hear a Canadian transplant new to Vashon talk about designing… Continue reading

Island paving project to begin this month with revised rumble strips

The Vashon Highway Southwest paving project will begin this month with preparatory work followed by paving that will take place the length of the Vashon… Continue reading

DOVE moves to interim office space

The DOVE Project, the island’s domestic violence agency, has moved out of its offices at Courthouse Square and will be working on a mobile basis… Continue reading

State audit finds no problems with Vashon Island School District

The Vashon Island School District recently underwent its annual state audit, and for the fourth year in a row, it received a clean report in… Continue reading

A favorite ferry worker moves on

The skies were blue at the Fauntleroy ferry terminal last Thursday, but as word traveled that a beloved ferry worker was working his last shift… Continue reading