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Rachel Berry Cider Tasting Just a Drive Away Fall and apple cider are almost synonymous. In fact, this year’s annual Cider Swig in Gig Harbor saw 24 Northwest cider makers offering over 90 … more
Alice Kinerk There’s No Place like the KP for Halloween Deep, dark woods. Tall trees wrapped in fog. A silence that seems to settle inside your bones. Locals know there’s no place like the … more
Frank Slater Safe Spaces and Free Speech Ours is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. It derives its just power from the consent of the governed. It is founded … more
Lorraine Hart On Lyme Disease Meet a Survivor This fall, my daughter Anna enters her 20th year fighting neuroborreliosis (Lyme disease) and co-infections. We’ve written articles, done … more
Sara Thompson Blackberries and Me There is a time in August when I forget how ambivalent I feel about blackberries. I walk along the road or the beach. Knobby globes of dark purple hang from … more
Cathy Warner Don’t Climb Every Mountain A dozen mountain goats halted my husband and me in our tracks near the summit of Mount Ellinor. I’d read the guidelines and watched the video on … more
Meredith Browand Education Funding Battle Isn’t Over Washington state has been in violation of its own constitution for years—specifically the section that requires the state to fully fund … more
Colin Evoy In the Garden: Growing Great Compost Do you want a great garden? Do you throw away food every month? Are you aware that you are throwing money away? Most people know that … more
Rob Vajko Be a Blessing, Not a Burden I recently read that half of all trash on the roadsides comes from someone intentionally littering. The other half is unintentional, meaning that it flies … more
Alice Kinerk Key Summers Around here summer is a short season, preceded by a drizzly June and ending abruptly when the rain returns. The Key is always beautiful for those of us who love it, … more
Carolyn Wiley Stop Showering: Lose Weight I have long suspected that ankles, knees and hips would function better with a lighter load, so it was no surprise when my doctor noted at my annual … more
Dan Whitmarsh Churches Lend a Helping Hand A group of volunteers gathered along the Key Peninsula Highway to build a garden in March. The Lakebay Church owns the property, but the workers came … more
Jeff Minch Give Hemp a Chance My active involvement within the cannabis industry began with doing product development for concrete construction. I have been promoting the use of insulated … more
Colin Evoy In the Garden: Growing Great Vegetables Garden season is in full swing on the Key Peninsula, so it is also the season of figuring out how to get plants growing and keeping pests … more
Rob Vajko You Can’t Change My Mind We all have those Facebook friends; you know, the ones who share every post that backs what they believe. Whether we’re talking about Trump-haters, … more
Cathy Warner Cathy Warner Whale Wishing It’s Sunday morning just after 10 and I'm standing in my bathtub fully clothed, scanning the horizon between towering neighborhood firs, binoculars … more
Sue Surratt Farewell Captain Farris Seventeen years ago, Herron Island needed a dedicated captain for our ferry, the M/V Charlie Wells. We got that, thankfully, plus a resilient and effective … more
Brook Hurst Stephens An Ode to Rhubarb Fewer things conjure up stronger emotions than the word rhubarb. Love it or hate it, it’s here for a few weeks and chances are you’re going to … more
Guest Column Archive Natural Yards Help Make Your Water Healthy The Shellfish Partners, Special to Key Peninsula News Lakes, streams and beautiful Puget Sound beaches surround Key Peninsula. … more
Brook Hurst Stephens April Showers Bring Edible Flowers When we hear the word “foraging,” some of us think about hiking through the woods, carefully picking the tender leaves of a stinging … more
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