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Walking into The Wreath Works gift shop in Port Orchard, the fragrant smell of freshly cut fir boughs is overwhelming. “I bet it smells nice,” said longtime owner Phil Hunter. “I … more
Key Peninsula residents have turned to wireless hotspots and satellite service for solutions to inadequate internet access as Pierce County’s plan to expand access to broadband moves forward. … more
In October Pierce County plans to sign a contract with a broadband franchise to provide high speed internet service through a privatized fiberoptic network to 526 households on the north Key … more
The former Trillium Creek Winery in Home has new owners. Tedra and Kyle Hett grew up in Kansas and moved to Tacoma in 2014. They met in the eighth grade and have been together for more than half … more
Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz visited Lakebay Marina June 4 in part to celebrate the partnership to save the iconic facility and to see for herself what the Department of … more
Six months after breaking ground on the first assisted-living homes for elders on the Key Peninsula — a dream that took over a decade to launch — the Mustard Seed Project received the … more
Removing derelict or abandoned boats from the waters of Puget Sound is a high priority for the Department of Natural Resources. The department’s underfunded Derelict Vessel Removal Program got … 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
After two years of negotiation and fundraising, the purchase of Lakebay Marina from owner Mark Scott closed Dec. 28 for $1.6 million in a joint effort by the Recreational Boating Association of … more
Almost nothing went according to plan for 2 Margaritas owners Ricardo Sahagun and Edgar Anaya, the cousins and business partners who purchased the former site of Lulu’s Homeport Restaurant and … more
Blend Wine Shop closed its doors — eventually — for the last time Oct. 30. more
For the first time since 2017 the Key Peninsula Community Council will no longer have a paid office manager and will depend on volunteers to keep the office in the Key Center Corral open. more
The Taylor Shellfish Co. moved one step closer in its quest to replace part of its existing Manila clam and oyster beds in Burley Lagoon with geoducks when it submitted a draft environmental impact … more
After celebrating its 10th anniversary Oct. 8, Blend Wine Shop will close its doors permanently Oct. 30. “Even as we were recovering and revenues were slowly starting to return … more
Kris Hagel, executive director of digital learning for Peninsula School District, commissioned an appraisal and educational assessment in July of KGHP-FM to consider its options as a school district and a radio station owner. more
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
Funding needed to complete the Recreational Boaters Association of Washington Marine Park Conservancy purchase of Lakebay Marina from owner Mark Scott is guaranteed. more
The restoration of O’Callahan’s Pub and Grill is in full swing. The plan is to return to the thrilling days of yesteryear, 2005. more
For those who have been able to continue working, navigating the various phases of restrictions and ever-changing guidelines has presented an extra set of challenges, especially for workers in positions that require face-to-face interactions. more
The Key Peninsula is no stranger to the work of dreams, innovation and unconventional thinking, and the latest example is a new house built on Rocky Bay. more
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