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A year ago, readers gave us their thoughts about COVID-19. This month, we asked some of the same readers how the pandemic has affected their lives. more
The Peninsula School District opened its doors to the last of its online students in mid-March for those who wanted to return. Not everyone did. 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
On the morning of April 22, 2021, Earth Day, Erden Eruç of Wauna, 59, plans to row a boat through San Francisco’s Golden Gate all the way to Hong Kong alone. It will be the first nonstop … more
Ed Bressette wants to make his little corner of the world a better place. That desire made him a lifelong learner. It led him to a career at the YMCA. It is why he’s fascinated by alternative … more
A passion for art, a love of water and a capacity for nurturing that comes with being the eldest of five children — these are a few of the things that have shaped the arc of Vaughn resident Margo Macdonald’s life. more
Transportation Director Annie Bell will retire this month after 19 years with the Peninsula School District and over 30 years working in school transportation. more
To celebrate Valentine month, we've dedicated this issue to our furry, friendly 4-legged family members, our beloved dogs, champions of unconditional love and undying devotion. more
Deborah Krishnadasan stepped down in December after serving her two year term as president of the Peninsula School District Board of Directors, but continues in her second elected term on the board. … more
Danna Webster discovered the Key Peninsula in 2000 after a nearly 30-year career as a teacher. She then spent the next 20 years becoming an indispensable part of KP life by volunteering as a member of the KP Community Council, a post she left at the end of December. more
For some, retirement is all about rest and relaxation. Others struggle with their identify after leaving a lifelong career. For Sara Thompson, it’s the freedom to pour herself into her passions. more
A descendant of old timers Art and Hazel Fenton, who purchased 240 acres in the Minter area in 1939, Kolby Asbra has deep roots on the Key Peninsula. more
Vaughn Elementary School has a new principal, Abbie Barabe (pronounced “bear-a-bee”), with an extensive background in the field of elementary education. After earning her … more
Theresa Gano has been a rural mail carrier on the Key Peninsula for 23 years. What started out as a part-time job while tutoring students and raising her three daughters developed into a lifelong … more
“It went systemic. It took my whole mind, body and soul. Nothing could interfere with the concentration of it.” That is how Brynn Rydell described her first experience making glass … more
Washington is for beer lovers. The state produces more hops — an integral ingredient for brewing beer — than any state, with well over four times as much acreage in hop production than … more
Being a student of life is a commitment to lifelong learning. It’s the acceptance that no matter how much someone knows, there is always more to learn. Mark Ambler is many things: a carpenter, general contractor, bus driver — but above all, he’s a student of life. more
Firefighters discovered the bodies of Ted Ralston, 71, and Joanna Gormly, 73, in the basement of their burning home on Vaughn Bay the evening of May 17. They also discovered evidence the two had been murdered and that accelerants were used to start the fire and cover the crime. more
When graduating senior Jonah Derrick began his junior year at Peninsula High School as a new student in the fall of 2018, he told his parents he missed his athletic team back in Colorado, part of the worldwide Special Olympics Unified Sports program.  more
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