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Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Editor, KP News At Key Peninsula News our focus is local. The very word “local” means different things to many people––to the point it feels as if we need a … more
Carolyn Wiley, KP News Blue Organdy A couple of my early formative years were spent in El Paso, Texas. There are random snapshots in my head of San Antonio, but I have clear memories of the El … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Collaboration in our Competitive World Friday nights in Purdy will soon mean tailgate parties, boisterous crowds and the epic struggle that is high school … more
Rob Vajko Seeing People as People I recently discovered something about myself that I really don’t like at all. As much as I want to believe that I care about people, I am forced to admit … more
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Editor, KP News It’s time to kick back in the hammock or slide into a comfortable Adirondack chair to relax and take it all in. August––the reliably delicious month … more
Joseph Pentheroudakis A marvel of crows Crows. You’ve watched them mob large raptors like eagles and hawks, chasing them with angry caws; you’ve heard their complex, high-decibel chorus at … more
Anne Nesbit Self-Care for Your Life You’re overwhelmed at work. Projects are piling up at home and your calendar is crammed with overdue tasks. To make room for all that you skip lunch, stop … more
Brook Hurst Stephens Summer Refresher I’m writing this on a bright and sunny day, with temps soaring in the upper 80s. This might even be considered an uncomfortably hot day by Pacific … more
Rachel Berry Vashon Meanderings Summer and early fall are the best times to visit areas that are bursting with berries, offer an abundance of sunshine, beaches filled with undiscovered … more
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Editor, KP News Summer solstice celebrations complete, the longest day of the year in 2018 is behind us. Enter July––a season ushered in by Dr. Roes and his old-time … more
Meredith Browand Our District’s Future The failure of the Peninsula School District’s April bond was heartbreaking and confusing to many supporters, including me. For nearly two months … more
Phyllis Henry Equestrian Delight Shining groomed horses, brushed manes flaring, tails streaming behind, rushing along the paths at Gateway Park, topped by smiling children reveling in the sense … more
Christie Fierro To Pay or Not to Pay Summer has finally arrived. Our kids will be out of school and we dare to hope they will take a break, now and then, from screen time. They’ll have more … more
Rob Vajko Success is Counted Sweetest “Nothing is impossible if you want it hard enough and work hard enough!” You, like me, have probably been told something similar at some point in … more
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Editor, KP News It might appear gratuitous to be celebrating this graduation season; I don’t personally know anyone in Peninsula High School Class of 2018, but since … more
Carolyn Wiley, KP News Shaking off the winter garb, I step into spring and my garden ritual begins. Just being in the garden brings back memories of our first Longbranch neighbor. I like the … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Graduation My daughter recently came home with a big box. “Hey, Dad,” she said. “Check this out!” She spilled its contents on the table, and I let out a … more
Polly Robinson, KP News The Three Hardest Words  I believe, when it comes down to it, the three most difficult words in the English language are not, as one might believe, “I love you,” … more
On my first day of school, along with all the other kids in my rural Iowa school, I saluted the United States flag. Once we had gathered in a circle around the … more
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Editor, KP News Sometimes it feels like we live on an island. We’re surrounded by abundant, natural beauty, skirted by sparkling Puget Sound, dazzled with … more
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