Susan Riemer

Fire officials object to proposed ferry schedule

The Vashon fire district chief and commissioners have released separate public letters this week to Washington State Ferries, with one letter asking for improved service… Continue reading

Island’s oldest Marine takes a look back

Midge Grace is proud of her service with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

State senate candidates debate on Vashon

Last week, as part of Ballotpalooza at Vashon High School, state senate candidates Shannon Braddock and Joe Nguyen participated in a debate that included close-to-home… Continue reading

Political forum informs about issues, candidates

The political season was in full swing last Monday night at Ballotpalooza at Vashon High School, an event that raised more than $1,000 for The… Continue reading

Ferry meeting tonight on proposed schedule

Washington State Ferries will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. at Vashon High School this evening about its most recent schedule proposal… Continue reading

School district seeks input on community field use

Final work on the new Vashon High School turf field is being completed, but community access has been delayed beyond the end of October, the… Continue reading

New superintendent: Strength of district is in relationships

Slade McSheehy settles into role at a challenging time for schools

Senate candidates Braddock, Nguyen set for island debate

With the fall election just weeks away, islanders will have a chance to hear the island’s two state senate candidates debate, learn about the initiatives… Continue reading

Director named to county’s new local services department

With the goal of better serving residents in unincorporated areas, King County is establishing the Department of Local Services and last week named John Taylor… Continue reading

Islander’s motorcycle trip across the country honors the past

From the time he was a boy, islander Chris O’Brien heard stories about his grandmother’s cousin Alan Bedell, who set a record crossing the country… Continue reading

Woman reported missing last Thursday found safe

King County Search and Rescue was called to the island last Thursday to search for a missing 73-year-old woman, who, early the next morning, was… Continue reading

Vashon educator draws life’s work to a close

A decade ago, on 5 acres of old growth forest near the heart of Vashon, islander Erin Kenny started something rarely heard of at the… Continue reading

Two island stores discontinue Roundup sales

The herbicide Roundup has been in the news recently for its potential to cause cancer. Last week, Island Home Center & Lumber created news of… Continue reading

COMMENTARY: PIE enriches island education for students and teachers

Vashon Partners in Education (PIE) continues its support of teachers and students through its annual phone-a-thon, which takes place Oct. 9 to 11. Since its… Continue reading

VYFS offers bilingual playgroup

Vashon Youth & Family Services has recently received its third Best Starts for Kids grant from King County. This grant funded the creation of a… Continue reading

First Japan Festival draws a crowd

An estimated 800 guests attended the Vashon Japan Festival at Mukai Farm and Garden last Saturday, such a good turnout that organizers have already started… Continue reading

Islanders consider possible health-care services for Vashon

Community members make wish list for health care services

Naturopathic clinic closes

After nine years working as a naturopathic physician on Vashon, Nicole Maxwell is leaving the island with her family for Boise, Idaho, where the cost… Continue reading

School district, support staff continue contract negotiations

Last week on Wednesday, members of one of the island’s unions stood on the corner of Vashon Highway and Cemetery Road with signs declaring what… Continue reading

Fire department buys new aid car

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue has purchased a new ambulance, which will soon be put into service as the first-out aid car for many of… Continue reading