Susan Riemer

Island woman, in critical condition, rescued by Coast Guard early Sunday morning

A Vashon Island woman was admitted to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition early Sunday morning following a Coast Guard rescue near Burien’s Seahurst Park.… Continue reading

EDITORIAL: Vote ‘yes’ on school levy

This week, islanders will receive their ballots and begin voting on a four-year levy for the Vashon Island School District. The levy is a renewal… Continue reading

Islanders take to the streets on Vashon and in Seattle

About 175 islanders turned out in light rain on Vashon on Saturday morning, carrying signs, walking dogs and marching for a variety of causes, from… Continue reading

County awards $330,000 grant to VYFS for home visitation program

Vashon Youth & Family Services will soon expand its services and offer home visits to families with young children, thanks to a large grant from… Continue reading

Long-standing school levy is up for renewal, ballots to arrive next week

A levy that supports Vashon schools is up for renewal, and islanders should expect to see a ballot with the measure in their mailboxes next… Continue reading

Vashon Kids program expands to better serve older children

Vashon Kids, the Vashon Youth & Family Services before- and after-school and summer enrichment program located at Chautauqua, has recently expanded its program for kids… Continue reading

Fire department launches subscription service

The fire department has recently launched a subcription service that covers patients’ portions of the cost of hospital transports in non-life threatening medical emergencies. The… Continue reading

Program honoring Martin Luther King set for Monday

For the 27th year, Emma Amiad will host an evening program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King. The program is always on King’s true birthday, and… Continue reading

Music library lends instruments for free

Islanders walking through downtown Vashon in recent weeks may have spotted something new in store windows: an array of musical instruments, all ready to be… Continue reading

Transition to new management underway at island’s care center

Vashon Community Care has been under new management since last month, and leaders with the new organization VCC is affiliating with say while the transition… Continue reading

Make a splash at the Vashon Pool, now open for swimming

After months of work from community members and Vashon Park District staff, the Vashon Pool opened on Monday for year-round swimming. Vashon Park District’s Kelly… Continue reading

Quick response, luck, keeps Christmas Day house fire damage minor

The fire department responded to a house fire on Christmas day, but there was little damage as firefighters were able to quickly control the flames.… Continue reading

New apuncture, massage practice opens in town

Two island women have recently joined together to create a space for acupuncture and massage in the heart of town. Acupuncturist Karin Nelson and massage… Continue reading

Luminarias at Fisher Pond lit longest night

Islander Karen Biondo and many “solstice elves” transformed Fisher Pond with 1,000 luminarias lining the footpath and glowing in the night last Thursday. Biondo, who… Continue reading

Vashon housing prices continue to climb, reflect regional trend

As housing prices escalate around the region, Vashon reflects the trend, with housing costs rising and people with moderate or lower incomes priced out of… Continue reading

Get set to swim: Dome project nearly complete at Vashon Pool

The long-awaited dome at the Vashon Pool was installed last week, and public swimming sessions are expected to begin shortly after the first of the… Continue reading

Dungeness crab population declining in south sound

The winter crabbing season is set to close at the end of the month, but several marine areas did not even open for crabbing in… Continue reading

State wildlife officials apprehend squid poachers at Tramp Harbor

State wildlife officers recently apprehended several squid fishers at the Tramp Harbor dock for breaking laws regarding limits and inspection of their catch. Sgt. Erik… Continue reading

With change in leadership, VYFS increases community outreach, expands services

By SUSAN RIEMER Reporter Vashon Youth & Family Services is heading into the new year with new leadership, and officials there say the agency is… Continue reading

VYFS offers free, safe-sleeping baby boxes, support to island families with infants

Islanders who welcome an infant into their family this year can receive a free new baby box along with baby supplies and a list of… Continue reading