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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
Pierce County is seeking volunteers for its 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Jan. 27 and 28. According to the county, the PIT count provides data to review trends, plan programs and gather … 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
The Key Peninsula Fire District board of fire commissioners unexpectedly voted to put Assistant Fire Chief Hal Wolverton on paid administrative leave during its biweekly meeting Dec. … more
The Key Peninsula Fire District closed on its second piece of Key Center real estate Dec. 15, agreeing to pay $1.2 million for the property known historically as the Olson estate: the residence … more
The 1893 Vaughn Library Hall located at the corner of Hall and Van Slyke Road NW sustained substantial damage the night of Nov. 30 when a car smashed into a corner of the building. The driver fled, … more
“May Peace Prevail on Earth” was the message celebrating the installation of Peace Poles at Evergreen Elementary School Dec. 10. The phrase is posted on the monument in eight different … more
There is a strong feeling among residents that property crime rates are rising on the Key Peninsula and that law enforcement appears to be unwilling or unable to apprehend and detain suspects. … more
After nearly two years of challenges brought on by the pandemic, including the loss of a local program for younger Scouts, Scout Troop 220 and Cub Scout Pack 222 are back together again, meeting weekly at the Key Peninsula Civic Center … more
Longbranch resident Ava Tisino, 10, won a first place trophy for mastery of the piano in her category at the annual Gig Harbor Music Teachers Association Music Olympics Nov. 20 at Harbor Covenant … more
The Key Peninsula Fire District board of fire commissioners unexpectedly voted to put Assistant Fire Chief Hal Wolverton on paid administrative leave during its biweekly meeting Dec. 14. more
Blend Wine Shop closed its doors — eventually — for the last time Oct. 30. more
The Peninsula School District officially welcomed its third of four new buildings this year with a formal ribbon-cutting and public tour at Evergreen Elementary. It is the first new school built on the Key Peninsula in decades. more
Pierce County Fire District 16 Board of Commissioners appointed Assistant Chief Hal Wolverton interim fire chief for Key Peninsula Fire Department. more
In 1982, Smitherman became the first Black man elected to the Legislature from the 26th, which at that time included part of Tacoma, Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula, west to Gorst. more
Peninsula Community Health Services opened the doors to its new Key Peninsula Clinic, providing primary medical and dental care for children and adults. more
The Washington State Redistricting Commission failed to meet the deadline to submit its plans for new congressional and legislative district maps Nov. 15. Responsibility for redistricting now goes to … more
After over a year of adapting to changes brought on by the pandemic the Pierce County Library System has reopened its buildings to the public. more
Last spring new leadership stepped in at Food Backpacks 4 Kids. more
After 15 years of planning, working and fundraising, The Mustard Seed Project broke ground Oct. 23 for the first assisted- living home for elders on the Key Peninsula. more
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