Carolyn Wiley, KP News

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At the end of the school year, the big question for parents is: “How will my kid spend the summer?” The Red Barn Youth Center’s summer program may have an … more
When driving along the Key Peninsula Highway through Key Center, pay attention to the litter-free roadside and notice the hanging baskets, large flower-filled pots and weeded beds along the road. The … more
A simple idea garnered big rewards for students and families at Minter Creek Elementary School in May. The Minter Creek PTA fundraiser, spearheaded by Jessica Gamble, raised almost $10,000 in two … more
Most people who drive the section of Key Peninsula Highway between Home and Whiteman Road get a lift from seeing the white picket fence, the blossom-filled yard and the little flower stand on the … more
Feeding the hungry has become more of an imperative in recent years on the Key Peninsula. Local volunteers and groups have expanded their work by maintaining “Little Food Pantries” on the … more
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $133.5 million to the national nonprofit Communities in Schools Feb. 3. It was the largest unsolicited and unrestricted gift in the organization’s … more
The Angel Guild has had a positive impact on the lives of Key Peninsula residents for more than four decades, according to Carla Parkhurst, who has been coordinator at the thrift shop for 11 … more
“May Peace Prevail on Earth” was the message celebrating the installation of Peace Poles at Evergreen Elementary School Dec. 10. The phrase is posted on the monument in eight different … more
Most of the year, Santa Claus can go about in public without a single child noticing him. But come autumn, he breaks out his red fedora and starts waxing his moustache; he is no longer incognito. more
Band leader Roes did some digging to verify the new band’s 30-year history and identify some highlights. more
In recognition of World Ocean Day, five Key Peninsula Middle School students organized and hosted a community beach cleanup on the Purdy Spit June 12. more
Peninsula School District and the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation annually solicit nominations from PSD staff to identify graduating seniors for excellence in academics and leadership. Selected … more
In this era of social distancing, being out of the loop has been an adjustment, especially since there are no loops to be in. With meetings … more
Being native Texans born and bred, my cousins, brother and I celebrated Easter traditions with far more enthusiasm than ordinary children — … more
My paternal grandmother was tiny, about 94 pounds fully-clothed and dripping wet. I seriously doubt that anyone ever described her as a … more
The Pierce County Library System Board of Trustees met Aug. 14 at the Key Center Library, giving locals the opportunity to share what the library means to the Key Peninsula community. more
The veteran administrator and teacher mentor became a Seahawk in July. One of the new staff members at Peninsula High School this year is … more
To my knowledge, scientific inquiry into the topic of Corpulent Polarity is limited. My serious research began in the early 1980s, … more
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