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It seems like a circus act, but it’s in a barn. It looks like gymnastics, but there’s no mat. It feels like figure skating, but it’s on dirt. It’s kind of like dancing, but … more
Mary McGriff looks like she may blow over in the breeze. The 5 foot-2 inch, 100-pound 60-year-old Vaughn resident walks slowly because of a bad hip. Her shoulder movement is a little stiff and her … more
Jury selection began May 1 in the trial of Ezra Ralston and Sean Higgins for the murders of Ted Ralston, 71, and Joanna Gormly, 73, in their Vaughn home in 2020. Testimony began May 11. The trial is … more
KGHP-FM station manager Spencer Abersold saw the proverbial writing on the wall that his job was nearing an end. He had been hearing rumblings that the 35-year-old Peninsula School District … more
“What’s the beach offering today?” Shannon Fenton asked herself. A recent storm had churned the water in Case Inlet. It was high tide and overcast on a late March morning, and … more
Three years after COVID-19 stopped its work, Friends of the Key Center Library is reconstituting to continue supporting the library and Key Peninsula community, and they’re looking for … more
With things like supply chain issues, avian bird flu and inflation driving egg prices up, some Key Peninsula residents are fighting costs by going straight to the source. The idea of pet poultry … more
For Jim Watts, spring means time on the road with hundreds of thousands of bees in his truck. One by one he visits an ever-growing list of home orchards, hobby farms, clearcuts and gardens. At each, … more
The month of May is when the garden finally starts to look like a garden. The seeds I sowed two to four weeks before the last frost date have finally sprouted and the transplants of lettuce and kale … more
While the calendar tells us summer is still a little way off, it’s never too early to plan ahead for the warm days we know are surely coming.  Thoughts of picnics, barbecues and spur of … more
Do you know what nonbinary means? If you don’t care to know, do you think others should have the opportunity to read about it if they so choose, like at a library? What if … more
The wren is basically a mouse. It weaves through ferns. Then it appears on a stump not 10 feet away. It glances at us and, without a second thought, goes about its inspection of the stump’s … more
Marcia Harris of Longbranch received the 36th Key Peninsula Lions Club Citizen of the Year Award during a ceremony and celebration at the KP Civic Center March 25 for her decades of service to the … more
Hailey Ruckle isn’t afraid to admit it: School isn’t easy for her. She has a tough time reading. Big classrooms make her nervous. She doesn’t like when … more
Besides the occasional sound of plastic hitting a metal chain, Volunteer Park is quiet on an early Friday afternoon. “Look, disc golfers are the only ones here when there’s no baseball … more
Jennifer Buys quickly deflected all questions about her. As her team prepared for a tournament, the Peninsula High School Unified Basketball coach made sure the focus was on her team. Her … more
Wauna resident Erden Eruç, 61, ended his quest to complete his second human-powered solo circumnavigation March 15 in the Philippines … more
One of the greatest summers of my life was spent in New York City in 1986. I had worked my way through a prestigious university with honors, survived a year of lymphoma, and landed my dream job … more
If you want to feel like a shrimp in a kelp forest, a good place to start is in a real forest on a windy day, your back on a log, trees flexing like grasses above you, the sky crowded with clouds … more
Those of us who cook often find ideas for new recipes in a myriad of ways. Whether it is a classic food combination used in unusual ways, a fusion of two cultures or a mashup of family favorites … more
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