Susan Riemer

CiderFest includes record number of apples this year

Vashon Island Fire Rescue will also host its annual open house at Station 55 on Bank Road.


Immunization law takes effect

Officials say further vaccine compliance is needed on Vashon


McMurray cross country teams place second

Last week’s races offered those new to cross country racing a glimpse of how racing is done.


Weekend catio tour highlights pet safety

Islanders interested in building safe outdoor spaces for their pets will have the opportunity to see several different designs on a catio tour this Saturday.… Continue reading

Park, hospital districts could coexist

“This is not an either-or-vote,” said Park District Executive Director Elaine Ott- Rocheford.

VIFR to launch rescue swimmer program

Various members of the fire district were divided in recent months about the program’s merits.

New videos highlight island’s tsunami risk

Vashon’s tsunami risk is evident in a simulation from the State Department of Natural Resources.

Fire district builds new search and rescue prop

The new structure designed to mimic a residential three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment.

PTSA, schools foundation merge

The Vashon Island Community PTSA has joined the Vashon Schools Foundation.

Summer’s harvest fills the market

Market Manager Perrin Meriwether said this market year has been a good one.

County funding for senior centers disappoints on Vashon

King County recently awarded more than $20.6 million to senior centers across the region, a disbursement that will include more than $1 million for some… Continue reading

Ferry altercation results in armed passenger’s arrest

After a vehicle cut in line at the Fauntleroy dock Saturday, a confrontation ensued.

Change, challenges at Vashon Community Care

An interim executive director took the helm at Vashon Community Care early this month, a time of transition and some controversy at the center, which… Continue reading

9 candidates file to run for hospital district

A candidate forum will be scheduled for the fall.

Ferry fares to rise twice

Increases are set to take effect this fall and again next spring.

Let’s minimize our waste at events

We need to invest in more zero waste solutions for Strawberry Festival and other large events.

VYFS’ susbtance abuse treatment program grows

Elements of Recovery provides confidential assessments tailored to the needs of those seeking help.

Care center proceeds with transition

Residents have moved; memory care expected by spring.

Deadline to vote is Aug. 6

Local ballots include only four items.

Amid raises and reductions, school district passes budget

Superintendent Slade McSheehy said it was clear the district will need to make deeper reductions.