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What does it take to become an Eagle Scout? Between earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating scout spirit and leadership within the troop, the journey can take up to six years to … more
A group of KP residents have organized online to deal with roadway trash on the Key Peninsula. The first “Key Pen It Clean” event was started by Sierra Fairley in mid-December 2020. … more
For environmentalists, the decision represented a victory. For shellfish farmers, it spelled potential disaster. more
Peninsula Community Health Services has leased office space off the Key Peninsula Highway in the building formerly occupied by Art Beads. more
The restoration of O’Callahan’s Pub and Grill is in full swing. The plan is to return to the thrilling days of yesteryear, 2005. more
The Lakebay Post Office was burglarized April 3 at approximately 3:30 a.m. It was the second successful break-in of the post office in the last 22 months. more
The current headquarters located in Key Center is unmanned as it lacks overnight facilities. Training exercises regularly take place as people drive through the parking lot where Moffett cited both space and safety as concerns. more
Dr. Van (Mimi) Chau began working as pediatrician in January at the Key Center Medical Center where her colleague, Dr. William Roes, said she is the first pediatrician ever to practice on the KP. more
RoxAnne Simon might be a relative newcomer to the Key Peninsula by the standards of some old timers, but that hasn’t stopped her from having a big impact on the community. more
Peninsula School District and the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation annually solicit nominations from PSD staff to identify graduating seniors for excellence in academics and leadership. Selected … more
After eight years of research, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources informed stakeholders and neighbors in February of its final plan to return Whiteman Cove to a functioning estuary. more
For those who have been able to continue working, navigating the various phases of restrictions and ever-changing guidelines has presented an extra set of challenges, especially for workers in positions that require face-to-face interactions. more
When classrooms closed across the state in March 2020, Peninsula School District’s many responsibilities to its students didn’t end, including feeding them. more
The property tax rate on the Key Peninsula fell for tax year 2020, payable in 2021, but most residents will owe more because of rising property values and a surprise revaluation of certain properties. more
The Peninsula School District board of directors unanimously voted to hire Krestin Bahr as superintendent during a live-streamed special meeting March 19. more
The Key Peninsula is no stranger to the work of dreams, innovation and unconventional thinking, and the latest example is a new house built on Rocky Bay. more
A year after its abrupt closure, Peninsula School District schools are now open to all students who want to attend in-person classes. Peninsula, Gig Harbor and Henderson Bay high schools, the last to open, welcomed students in mid-March. more
The Peninsula High School Seahawks defeated their perennial rivals and friends, the Gig Harbor Tides, 36-12 in the opening game of a resurrected season Feb. 19. more
Planning for the return of students to classrooms has been complicated. Logistics for transportation, meals, recess and passing from one class to another had to be taken into account. more
No one has escaped the impact of the pandemic — but some restaurants and bars have been hit especially hard, including longtime Key Peninsula haunts and hangouts. more
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