Vashon High School history teacher Martha Woodard (far right) laughs with students Anjali Gunewardena (middle) and Jesse during the last day of school.  -

‘Legendary’ Vashon High School teacher retires after more than 30 years

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 1:30AM

It's 10:30 a.m. on the last day of school at Vashon High School, and six of history teacher Martha Woodard's students are gathered around her reminiscing about the year and laughing. One student looks up the name "Martha" on a humorous reference site and reads that Martha is "a successful independent woman … well respected by everyone," a definition that fits Woodard just right.


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Burton Hill Farm recalls raw goat's milk due to E. coli

  • Today at 1:22PM

Vashon's Burton Hill Farm & Dairy is voluntarily recalling its Grade A Raw Goat Milk due to concerns it could be contaminated with E. coli

New options arise for island health care

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:17AM

With just six weeks before CHI-Franciscan Health closes the island's largest medical clinic, two health care networks have expressed interest in operating the clinic at Sunrise Ridge and may provide a viable option for Vashon.

Airlift Northwest to pay visit to Sunrise Ridge this weekend

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 1:30AM

On Mother's Day one year ago, islander Pete Welch celebrated with his family by having breakfast out and taking a trip to Tacoma to play laser tag, but the day ended in an unexpected way — with an emergency helicopter flight off the island to a Seattle hospital.

Meeting tonight to discuss Maury Island Marine Park campground

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 1:30AM

Islanders are invited to attend a public open house tonight, Wednesday, to hear about plans to create a primitive camping area at Maury Island Marine Park.

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