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Brookside Veterinary Hospital, owned and operated by Dr. Lisa Woods for nearly 30 years, has survived over a year of Covid protocols and restrictions. Brookside has been busier than ever and a second veterinarian, Dr. Justine Zingsheim-Nadeau recently joined the practice. more
The Peninsula School District plans to expand its half-day Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) Pre-K classes to a full-day schedule for the 2021-22 school year. more
I am not a dog person. I’ve never had a pet, not even a goldfish. I’ve never wanted a pet, aside from a few minutes in the late ’80s when I was a small girl looking at a fluffy … more
When classrooms closed across the state in March 2020, Peninsula School District’s many responsibilities to its students didn’t end, including feeding them. more
In November, Purdy Cost Less Pharmacy changed ownership. Zimmerman’s son and daughter-in-law, Drew and Allison Zimmerman, bought the … more
Transportation Director Annie Bell will retire this month after 19 years with the Peninsula School District and over 30 years working in school transportation. more
“Stop getting out of bed,” I tell Violet every night around 9 p.m. “You need to go to sleep so you’ll feel good and have power for your day tomorrow.” I tell her to … 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
In the pre-pandemic era, over the course of a year the Greentrike organization’s Play to Learn outreach program served tens of thousands of people across 23 regional sites, including the Key Peninsula Civic Center in Vaughn. The grant-funded early childhood education program is now being offered virtually over Zoom, including thematic circle time, project-based activity time, pajama time and STEAM-focused lessons. more
My daughter talked to a spider for 30 minutes at breakfast this morning. “I gave Spidey a sip of my chocolate milk!” Violet said, her grin spreading across the room like a … more
A descendant of old timers Art and Hazel Fenton, who purchased 240 acres in the Minter area in 1939, Kolby Asbra has deep roots on the Key Peninsula. more
My 4-year-old and I were talking about running and I was telling her about different sports she can try if she wants to one day, like track, swim team, crew team, volleyball, tennis, softball, … more
Vaughn Elementary School has a new principal, Abbie Barabe (pronounced “bear-a-bee”), with an extensive background in the field of elementary education. After earning her … more
The Pierce County Library System started contactless curbside service at the Key Center Library Aug. 3. While the branch building remains closed to the public to help reduce the spread of … 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
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
When graduating senior Jonah Derrick began his junior year at Peninsula High School as a new student in the fall of 2018, he told his parents he missed his athletic team back in Colorado, part of the worldwide Special Olympics Unified Sports program.  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
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