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Using science to limit slug damage. Slugs are different things to different people: a gardener’s nightmare, a forest worker breaking down decomposing forest vegetation, … more
Coyotes are singing on the peninsula. They wake me in the wee hours. My mind needs a good minute or two to figure out if the eerie sounds more
The Asian giant hornet, an invasive species with a craving for honey bees, has been spotted in northwestern Washington. A winged giant has found its way to Washington … more
“A Journal of the Plague Year,” Daniel Defoe’s short book about the 1665 outbreak in London of what is believed to have been bubonic plague, is never a comforting read; it is even less so in these times of a global pandemic. more
On my cookbook shelf sits a copy of a Key Peninsula Civic Center community cookbook from 1977. It is spiral-bound with plastic, and just a look at the sans serif font feels … more
Father, husband, coach and a driving force behind the enduring … more
The novel coronavirus is inspiring more people to grow their own fresh veggies this spring. Square foot … more
Springtime comes to the peninsula. The soil warms and bird songs light up the mornings. In the forest you no longer tramp recklessly … more
Flour. Water. Salt. Yeast. These are the basic ingredients of bread dough. (It’s also the title of an excellent cookbook). When I was growing up, bread baking was part of my … more
Walk the peninsula’s beaches this time of year and you won’t find much of a high tide line. Gone are the mounds of seaweed, the … more
A drop in demand due to closure of the Chinese market adds to the downturn for Washington shellfish growers due to trade war tariffs. more
After a year as pastor of Key Peninsula Lutheran Church, Anna Bonaro has gained new … more
Martha and Steven Konicek never planned to own a tree farm. But in 2017 their neighbor clear-cut 40 acres and considered selling a nearby 40-acre parcel, land more
Key Peninsula Middle School seventh grader James McCourt plays so many instruments it took a while for him and his mom, Eryn McCourt, to list them all. more
A desire for fresh eggs ignited a passion for raising chickens. Pets hold a … more
The community of Northwest archivists, historians, genealogists and writers as well as many ordinary citizens were shocked at … more
Our daily lives are drastically changing as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the country. While hunkered down at home as our food supplies dwindle, the idea of grocery shopping … more
While the Key Peninsula’s hillsides collapse under rain that reveals how we’re all just sitting on a … more
When I first moved to Louisiana I was often asked where I lived. A kind but accurate coworker stated “in her car — but she gets her mail in New Orleans.” I was working on a … more
I don’t remember what time it was, if I ever knew, but I do remember sitting at the bar holding up a guy I’d never seen before who’d draped his … more
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