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Band leader Roes did some digging to verify the new band’s 30-year history and identify some highlights. more
On a given Friday in recent months a crew of enthusiastic painters gathered at Whiteman Cove, between Joemma State Park and Camp Colman. The number may fluctuate depending on other commitments and … more
The notorious Down Home Band directed by Dr. William Roes will throw off the shackles of the pandemic to (safely) begin rehearsals for its 2021 “Back from Behind” season June 24, 7 p.m. … more
A passion for art, a love of water and a capacity for nurturing that comes with being the eldest of five children — these are a few of the things that have shaped the arc of Vaughn resident Margo Macdonald’s life. more
Board member Cathy Williams had read about the Downtown Storefront Mural Project in Seattle, a plan to transform boarded up storefronts into canvases. Although Key Center is not plagued by plywood windows, TWAA decided to run with the idea. more
Local students Angelina Cruz and Kyleigh Helland each won first place in the Pierce County Library System’s 24th annual Our Own Expressions Teen Writing & Art Contest, which celebrates the creative visions and voices of Pierce County youth and awards winners cash prizes and publication. more
Two members of Peninsula High School’s junior class, Indigo Clark and Issabella Marchio, qualified for the All-Nationals Mixed Choir, part of the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honors Ensembles (ANHE) program. They are the first PHS students to be accepted. more
Key Peninsula writer and teacher Alice Kinerk has self-published her first full-length novel. “The Octopus Under the Bridge” follows the adventures of Jay, a 14-year-old who lives in a … more
For some, tie-dye never died. It flowed on through the decades after Woodstock as an everlasting symbol of counterculture, peace and love, and the backdrop for the Grateful Dead Bears. Vivid, … more
Supplies: All-purpose dye Plastic squirt bottles Rubber bands Plastic gloves Plastic bags or plastic wrap   1. Select your workspace: Tie-dye can get messy, so working … more
“It went systemic. It took my whole mind, body and soul. Nothing could interfere with the concentration of it.” That is how Brynn Rydell described her first experience making glass … more
When Gov. Jay Inslee mandated school closures, Two Waters Arts Alliance started brainstorming ways to help local kids and families. In May, TWAA launched a collaboration with Food Backpacks 4 Kids, providing fun and easy Creativity Kits alongside student meal pick-ups. more
Local Native American artist Shana Lukinich and her daughter, Satiana “Tia” Foote, have produced and distributed over 2,000 free masks since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington state.  more
Key Peninsula Middle School seventh grader James McCourt plays so many instruments it took a while for him and his mom, Eryn McCourt, to list them all. more
The Key Center Library will host an exhibit in February of photographs from Yemen taken by the late photojournalist Luke Somers. Somers, who lived in Palmer Lake from 2009 to 2011, was abducted by al-Qaida … more
“What is music?” is the first thing Mel Hing said as he sat down in Lulu’s … more
Anna Brones is a prolific writer and artist living in Vaughn. Her distinctive papercut artwork became … more
Artists Dick Notkin and Phoebe Toland moved to the Key Peninsula five years ago … more
Thirty-two artists gathered at the Longbranch Improvement Club Oct. 5 to … more
The annual public art installation is a blend of popular nostalgia and artistic ingenuity. more
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