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Brook Hurst Stephens New Year? Piece of Cake! Like many people, I start to think about what I’ll be making and doing to celebrate the holidays not long after Halloween. It’s hard not to … more
Cathy Warner Live Like the Mountain Is Out I received a mug emblazoned with the words “Live Like the Mountain Is Out” and an outline of Mt. Rainier a few months ago. I filled it with tea … more
Joseph Pentheroudakis The Annual Christmas Bird Count It was a beautiful Christmas morning at Fresh Pond Reservoir in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Clear skies, very light winds out of the … more
Meredith Browand White Supremacy Groups on the Peninsulas I love living here. When my husband and I moved to the Pacific Northwest over a decade ago, we knew instantly that this was where we … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Love is the Answer Winter is rapidly approaching. Outside my window, fog shrouds bare-limbed trees as rain fills the creek coursing into Mayo Cove. Thanksgiving … more
Rachel Berry A Winter Wildlife  Walk in the Rain? Yes, Please. Winter in the Pacific Northwest can be grueling. It’s not so much the rain and snow as it is the lack of sunshine that makes us … more
Ted Olinger, KP News Expeditionary forces identity card of 2nd Lt. Raymond F. Olinger. The First Armistice Day When the United States entered World War I, my grandfather was recalled to … more
Frank Slater Winter Storm Preparation I grew up on the southwest side of the Olympics. We spent most of the rest of the year preparing for winter. We had wood heat and started cutting our … more
Cathy Warner Thanksgiving In a Box It was November 1993 when my husband and I undertook our first kitchen remodel along with the honor and responsibility of preparing Thanksgiving … more
Brook Hurst Stephens Faraway on the Farm Tour Draws Hundreds For the first time in its 103-year existence, Faraway was a stop on the Key Peninsula Farm Tour. We were one of 13 farms to open our … more
Bill Trandum Bill Trandum The ‘Ghosts’ of Key Pen Beaches You stroll across a Key Peninsula beach, the tide is out but is not particularly low. Suddenly your foot plunges nearly 2 feet … more
Rob Vajko We Don’t Care Anymore We have a real problem with President Trump’s presidency and it isn’t what you think it is. It isn’t the problem of whether or not Russia meddled in the … more
Brook Hurst Stephens Deer-Free on the Key Of all the things we’ve discovered here at Faraway, those I was least prepared for were the garden marauders—they come in all shapes and sizes and … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh The Least of These Shortly after President Trump announced his plan to overturn DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), many Christians voiced their … more
Rachel Berry Cider Tasting Just a Drive Away Fall and apple cider are almost synonymous. In fact, this year’s annual Cider Swig in Gig Harbor saw 24 Northwest cider makers offering over 90 … more
Alice Kinerk There’s No Place like the KP for Halloween Deep, dark woods. Tall trees wrapped in fog. A silence that seems to settle inside your bones. Locals know there’s no place like the … more
Ted Olinger, Executive Editor The Voice of the Key Peninsula The Key Peninsula News has been published more or less continuously by the KP Civic Center Association for 43 years. By now, even … more
Frank Slater Safe Spaces and Free Speech Ours is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. It derives its just power from the consent of the governed. It is founded … more
Lorraine Hart On Lyme Disease Meet a Survivor This fall, my daughter Anna enters her 20th year fighting neuroborreliosis (Lyme disease) and co-infections. We’ve written articles, done … more
Sara Thompson Blackberries and Me There is a time in August when I forget how ambivalent I feel about blackberries. I walk along the road or the beach. Knobby globes of dark purple hang from … more
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