Susan Riemer

With Puget Sound booming, panel will discuss island’s fate

As people continue to flock to the Northwest and people in communities far from Seattle cope with the resulting changes, islanders will address the subject… Continue reading

 

County awards grant money for sports-related projects

King County recently awarded $3.6 million in sports-related grants to local government agencies and nonprofits, including more than $500,000 for Vashon. The grants, announced late… Continue reading

 

EDITORIAL: Take part in the “big things” islanders have organized

In the commentary on the right, the author Rob Briggs quotes a former professor saying, “Vashon is full of interesting people doing big things.” This… Continue reading

 

New leader settles in at island’s largest water purveyor, Water District 19

The island’s largest water purveyor has had a change in leadership, and now islander Jim McRae is at the helm of Water District 19. McRae… Continue reading

On mortality: Workshop will offer insight into end-of-life care

Last year, hundreds of islanders attended a four-day event focused on death and dying. Next week, the same team of people who created that opportunity… Continue reading

VIFR increases personnel, adds firefighting staff, volunteers

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue has reached a new agreement with the local firefighters’ union that ensures a minimum of three career firefighters will be… Continue reading

State capital budget allocates funds for Vashon-Maury projects

After a long delay, the Washington State Legislature passed a capital budget late last month, providing $4 billion to projects statewide and allocating more than… Continue reading

Swingin’ in the Stacks: Play mini golf to support the Vashon Library

On Saturday, if islanders find themselves longing for the pastimes of summer, they can head to the Vashon Library, not for a good book to… Continue reading

New ferry report: Economists analyze data, suggest change

A new study about ferry service from Fauntleroy shows that the loading procedures instituted last summer moved slightly fewer cars than in the same time… Continue reading

Climate change: Islanders engage, recommend action

Several island residents are actively engaged in climate change issues and are encouraging others to get involved in the weeks ahead. Lobbying in Olympia Last… Continue reading

History of Japanese Americans offers lessons for current times

Next week, the Friends of Mukai will host Tom Ikeda, the executive director of Seattle’s Densho, an organization dedicated to preserving, educating and sharing the… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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