Susan Riemer

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

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