Susan Riemer

Tree cutting draws county response

Earlier this year on Van Olinda Road, many trees were pruned extensively, some of which belonged to the owner of the property responsible for the… Continue reading

COMMENTARY: Movements are made up of moments; let’s join together against sexual assault

Editor’s Note: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In this column, the author uses “she” when talking about survivors of sexual assault because the majority… Continue reading

Islanders raise questions, concerns, over proposed Maury cleanup plan

Officials with the state Department of Ecology presented their proposed cleanup plan for the Maury Island Natural Area to mixed reactions on Vashon last week.… Continue reading

Islanders support legislative efforts to remove financial barrier after incarceration

On March 27, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill removing a significant barrier to people trying to re-establish their lives after serving time. Two island… Continue reading

Granny’s supports island health care needs with $125,000 in recent grants

The members of Granny’s Attic recently awarded $125,000 in grants to seven island organizations that tend to islanders health and well being in a variety… Continue reading

Island’s second cannabis store opens, promises large selection

Just south of town, the island’s second cannabis store, Kush21, opened last week. The owner of the store is Michale Beraki, who also owns another… Continue reading

New museum exhibit will feature Japanese-American history on Vashon

The history of Japanese Americans on Vashon from 1900 to the present will be featured in a new exhibit at the Heritage Museum opening this… Continue reading

State Senator Sharon Nelson concludes her political career

State Sen. Sharon Nelson made big news last week on the island and beyond when she announced that she would not seek re-election for another… Continue reading

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