Susan Riemer

Fire department cancels ‘Your Call’ program, sees worsening fire protection rating

Fire district officials recently announced two changes that may affect some islanders financially. Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) has discontinued its membership program, Your… Continue reading

Effort underway to connect licensed caregivers with those who need services

In recent weeks, an effort has taken root on the island to find families and individuals who may qualify for caregiving services paid for by… Continue reading

Vashon High School class of 2018 graduates

Vashon’s class of 2018 graduated in the gym last Saturday evening, with a spillover crowd watching the ceremony via a live feed in the theater.… Continue reading

Ferry chief outlines challenges

With increased summer travel in the state underway, the head of Washington State Ferries recently spoke about the triangle route and some challenges and possibilities… Continue reading

Downtown self-storage business is sold to Everett-based firm

The activity in Vashon’s commercial sector continued last month with the sale of Island Security Self Storage. Islander George Hill, of Point Robinson Properties LLC,… Continue reading

Sheepdog trials and fans undeterred by rain

The ninth annual Vashon Sheepdog Classic met under sometimes stormy skies and hard rain last weekend, but that did not stop organizer Maggi McClure from… Continue reading

Take a book and leave a book at new PTSA book boxes

To encourage reading this summer and throughout the school year, the Vashon Island Community PTSA recently placed four free book exchange boxes around the island.… Continue reading

DOVE Project to relocate to new office in town this month

The DOVE Project, the island’s domestic violence agency, is moving into a new home in town this month. For the last several weeks, DOVE staff… Continue reading

Neighborcare clinic loses another provider

Katie Konrad, a nurse practitioner at Neighborcare Health, has resigned. Her last day will be in July, according to Mary Schilder, Neighborcare’s director of marketing… Continue reading

Transforming Age announces leadership change at care center

Vashon Community Care, now managed by Transforming Age, announced a change in facility leadership last week. Jose Brita, the administrator who began in February, is… Continue reading

County’s town hall meeting covered issues ranging from crime to community needs

King County officials hosted a town hall meeting on Vashon last Thursday, where they spoke about issues ranging from roads to housing and fielded questions… Continue reading

Park board votes to boost staff salaries

In a sometimes contentious public meeting on Saturday morning, Vashon Park District commissioners approved a plan to increase employee pay over two years to bring… Continue reading

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