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The Key Peninsula Community Services building in Home is a bit of a head-turner these days. Exciting changes are in the works inside and out for the nearly 100-year-old structure, home to the former Lakebay Elementary School until the 1940s. more
Communities in Schools of Peninsula, whose mission is to identify at-risk students and surround them with a community of support, has been serving students on the Key Peninsula and in Gig Harbor for nearly two decades. When the pandemic closed schools in March 2020, the organization had to adjust quickly. more
The Gig Harbor-Key Peninsula Suicide Prevention Coalition was formed in 2012 after two local teens died by suicide in close succession. The coalition has since developed programs to support survivors and their loved ones and to train for prevention. more
Chuck West of Lakebay, who served three previous terms as president, was again elected president of the Key Peninsula Community Council by a vote of its seated 2021 directors during its regular meeting Dec. 9 via Zoom. more
Food Backpacks 4 Kids, now just over a decade old, transformed during the pandemic. In a matter of months, the organization more than doubled the amount of food going to families. more
Key Peninsula Bischoff Food Bank must vacate its current location at 1916 Key Peninsula Highway NW, having outlasted its welcome on the rental property it has called home since June 2013 based on a verbal agreement with the late Jim Solberg to pay $800 a month in rent. more
For the third consecutive year, the Key Peninsula News won top honors for writing, photography and advertising in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, held Oct. 9. more
Ten candidates for six local public offices ranging from the Washington State House of Representatives to Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer participated in a 90-minute candidate forum online hosted by the Key Peninsula Community Council Oct. 13. more
The five-year dream of building a residential addiction treatment center on the Key Peninsula ended in August when the nonprofit Hope Recovery Center board of directors withdrew its application for a conditional use permit. more
The parking lot of the Key Peninsula Civic Center became a massive drive-through back-to-school supply donation festival Aug. 8, thanks to the efforts of the Children’s Home Society of … more
New Key Peninsula News website offers fast streaming, eEditions, feature-filled calendar and new feature sections. It's online, it's free and it's easy to use. more
Volunteer Dan Stokes hangs the first baskets Memorial Day weekend. Photo: Bob Anderson“We’re people of action, and we like to see things happen,” said Lisa Larson, president of the … more
When Gov. Jay Inslee mandated school closures, Two Waters Arts Alliance started brainstorming ways to help local kids and families. In May, TWAA launched a collaboration with Food Backpacks 4 Kids, providing fun and easy Creativity Kits alongside student meal pick-ups. more
Angelic volunteers reopen the Angel Guild Thrift Shop in Phase 2. Photo: Caleb Galbreath, KP News Pandemic and unexpected expenses present problems to local institution … more
We believe each person carries the divine image of our creator. We believe the words of the Psalmist who wrote, “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your … more
Solid leadership and energetic volunteers backed by a generous community combine to meet the challenge of rising childhood food insecurity. more
When schools closed and the coronavirus shut down their public programs, the local nonprofit went into overdrive to meet the needs of a rising tide of new clients, many living … more
Three years ago, the publishing board set a strategic goal of financial stability. As local community newspapers around the country falter, consolidate or suspend operations, the … more
Church doors may be shut but church services continue.The events of the last two months have shaken up … more
Key Peninsula Community Services senior center and food bank suspended all group activity in their programming March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Mustard Seed … more
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