Mukai activists win in court, secure historic farmhouse

The Friends of Mukai are already making plans to restore the Mukai farmhouse just outside Vashon town. - Natalie Martin/Staff Photo
  • Apr 15, 2015 at 6:00AM

The local activists seeking to take possession of the Mukai Farm and Garden won in court earlier this month, when a judge ruled that they legally control the historic property.


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Islanders work to make car washes safe for local creek

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 11:58AM

Drivers who waited in line for Vashon rowers to clean the grime off their vehicles on Sunday may not have realized the event marked what many expect will become an island norm: fish-friendly car washes.

Foundation aims to fill a widening gap at the care center

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 11:58AM

One year after the Vashon Community Care Foundation was created to raise funds for the island’s skilled nursing and assisted living facility, a new executive director is at the foundation’s helm, and a fundraising effort to raise at least $500,000 is under way.

Food bank director steps down after 10 years at nonprofit

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 11:56AM

After 10 years at the helm of Vashon’s food bank, Yvonne Pitrof will step down as the organization’s executive director.

Spring rains make way for Pirate baseball to hit the field

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 11:45AM

The Vashon High School baseball team finally got a full week of ball in, playing four games in five days, winning three and losing one. The team’s overall season record stands at 6-1 going into the week of spring break.

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