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Rachel Berry Vashon Meanderings Summer and early fall are the best times to visit areas that are bursting with berries, offer an abundance of sunshine, beaches filled with undiscovered … more
Meredith Browand Our District’s Future The failure of the Peninsula School District’s April bond was heartbreaking and confusing to many supporters, including me. For nearly two months … more
Phyllis Henry Equestrian Delight Shining groomed horses, brushed manes flaring, tails streaming behind, rushing along the paths at Gateway Park, topped by smiling children reveling in the sense … more
Christie Fierro To Pay or Not to Pay Summer has finally arrived. Our kids will be out of school and we dare to hope they will take a break, now and then, from screen time. They’ll have more … more
Rob Vajko Success is Counted Sweetest “Nothing is impossible if you want it hard enough and work hard enough!” You, like me, have probably been told something similar at some point in … more
Carolyn Wiley, KP News Shaking off the winter garb, I step into spring and my garden ritual begins. Just being in the garden brings back memories of our first Longbranch neighbor. I like the … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Graduation My daughter recently came home with a big box. “Hey, Dad,” she said. “Check this out!” She spilled its contents on the table, and I let out a … more
Polly Robinson, KP News The Three Hardest Words  I believe, when it comes down to it, the three most difficult words in the English language are not, as one might believe, “I love you,” … more
On my first day of school, along with all the other kids in my rural Iowa school, I saluted the United States flag. Once we had gathered in a circle around the … more
Rachel Berry Rediscovering Bremerton Bremerton has always been a city that rides on the fortunes of the maritime industry. With its close ties to the U.S. Navy, it boomed during times of war … more
Joseph Pentheroudakis Migratory Birds and the Law In December 2017, the U.S. Department of the Interior issued an opinion concluding that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, enacted 100 years ago, … more
Phyllis Henry You Have My Word Today it seems too many contracts and purchases include voluminous “Terms and Agreements,” and too often we push the “Agree” button or provide a … more
Rob Vajko Are You an Ultracrepidarianist?  It is probably hard to answer that question, because you have no idea what an “ultracrepidarianist” actually is; neither did I. If you know that … more
Christie Fierro Communication Blossoms By the time April tulip blossoms arrive, my New Year’s resolution is usually not only broken, it is not even remembered. This year, I did not even … more
Ted Olinger, KP News Here’s to Lookin’ Up Your Old Address It has been my observation in recent years that true Key Penners are not very familiar with change. Still, they are against … more
Dan White, Guest Columnist Against the Bond—There is a Better Way The deteriorated state of the Peninsula School District buildings is a known fact. Taxpayers have approved $190 million in … more
Shawn Jensen, Guest Columnist Vote to Raise Your Taxes? Why You Should Support the Peninsula Schools Bond Taxes—the very word provokes strong feelings. Frustration, aggravation and even … more
Carolyn Wiley, KP News Aging and the Insults Thereof Aging is the preferred alternative, but age is also encumbered with a variety of afflictions, inconveniences and personal insults. One … more
Polly Robinson, KP News Moving Home... to Home I like to think we’re not “just another one of those California couples” moving up to Washington. I was born at the Naval Hospital in … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Looking for the Truth Christians are now in the season of Lent. It is a time of reflection and refinement. It is also a time of anticipation, as Lent leads to … more
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