Though some may think of librarians as stern, bookish and bespectacled, this is not the case with Jan Riley, head of the Vashon Library. Even as she is set to retire this Friday, Riley has exemplified the new model librarian, devoted to public service, adept with the latest technology for information gathering and flexible.
Temperatures reaching into the 90s last weekend didn’t stop hordes of island residents and visitors from heading to town for the Strawberry Festival, the annual celebration that typically draws 40,000 to 50,000 people.
Local real estate broker and community activist Emma Amiad has been selected as the grand marshal for this year’s Strawberry Festival.
Strawberry Festival, boating and history enthusiasts should plan to chart a course to the Quartermaster Yacht Club (QYC) this weekend and take a tour of the MV Lotus for a step back in time to the Puget Sound of the early 20th century.