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The Key Peninsula is a community where being different turns out to be a very good thing.  When the Key Peninsula News joined the Washington … more
Volunteering for civic organizations on the Key Peninsula is often associated with rearranging furniture, separating the recyclables, and raising enormous … more
If you’re lucky enough to live on the Key Peninsula, you probably have the chance to visit Puget Sound beaches more often than the … more
First to break the morning stillness is the drumming and wik-wik-wik of a flicker, muffled somewhat by a thick clump of alder and cedars. A band-tailed pigeon … more
Washington State is located in the soggy northwest corner of the continental U.S. The Key Peninsula is the southernmost peninsula of Puget Sound, an inner … more
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Thank you for another great edition of the KP News in July. I’ve had the honor to pilot a couple of Honor Flights. We treat these as an opportunity to show our respect for the … more
An accidental summer guest flew in on a wing and quickly realized he’d made a big mistake. Like most startled birds, he instinctively flew … more
To my knowledge, scientific inquiry into the topic of Corpulent Polarity is limited. My serious research began in the early 1980s, … more
Because an earthquake could happen at any moment, a wise thing to know is what to do when that earthquake begins. Here are the first of nine steps that emergency … more
Remember the last time you were wading at the shore in your bare feet, anticipating the next wave, letting the water rush over your toes and up your ankles and … more
Last fall my wife and I were approached by a good friend of ours who has a developmentally delayed (we shall henceforth refer to this as DD) son of … more
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Executive Editor, KP News It began with a chorus of frogs heralding the arrival of spring, a profusion of hardy flowering bulbs, followed by blossoming fruit trees – … more
On a hot Saturday night in July our family ate supper a bit early and then Dad washed the dishes while Mom got the rest of us ready to celebrate the marriage of my … more
Frank Slater Civil Civics A front-page article in The New York Times April 7, 2019, entitled “A More Perfect Civics Lesson?” raised the issue of “whether the United States is a unified … more
Anne Nesbit Responding to Mental Illness Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR or at the very least call 911. How many of us would know … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Be the One Who Helps In my previous column (“Five Thoughts on the Opioid Crisis,” KP News, March 2019), I made reference to a story Jesus told, known as … more
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Executive Editor, KP News The official opening day of boating season, the KP Livable Community Fair, the Lakebay Fuchsia Society’s annual sale, Mother’s Day, … more
Meredith Browand Reclaiming Mother’s Day Mother’s Day 2019 marks the 111th anniversary of Anna Jarvis creating the holiday to honor her own mother and acknowledge the profound role of … more
  Nancyrose Houston In Praise of Stinging Nettles Until last year, my relationship with Urtica dioica, commonly known as stinging nettle, was less than positive. I got to know stinging … more
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