April 2021 issue

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In this issue

  • May 2021 issue

    Thursday, April 29

  • The Land of Swamp Lanterns

    Wednesday, March 31

    On a slanting boardwalk over a forested swamp, I pause. It’s not just Pacific wrens singing these days. Song sparrows and towhees fire off their songs. Salmonberry thickets stand with their …

  • Wauna Man Goes Solo Around the World — Again

    Wednesday, March 31

    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 …

  • Whiteman Cove Restoration Opposed by YMCA

    Wednesday, March 31

    After eight years of research, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources informed stakeholders and neighbors in February of its final plan to return Whiteman Cove to a functioning estuary.

  • 'Lunch Ladies Extraordinaire' Keep KP Kids Fed

    Wednesday, March 31

    When classrooms closed across the state in March 2020, Peninsula School District’s many responsibilities to its students didn’t end, including feeding them.

  • Back to School for the First Time

    Wednesday, March 31

    My two oldest children are 12 and 13, and until recently I had never cried at a school drop off; not the first day of preschool, not the start of full-day kindergarten, not when we moved to the …

  • Dirty Work at the Roundabout

    Wednesday, March 31

    One summer afternoon my friend Stony and I were leaning against an old boom log in the oyster shell gravel, squinting out at the water, when out of the blue he said, “When you’re at a …

  • Tearing Down to Build Again

    Wednesday, March 31

    The Lakebay Church is a mess. The church building is a mess, I mean. Not the people. The people are, all things considered, doing well. However, as I write this, the building is pretty torn …

  • Eric Leo Collins

    Wednesday, March 31

    Eric Leo Collins died from respiratory failure March 3, at home in Gig Harbor. As many know he only had one lung and it gave him 52 amazing years. Born Feb. 11, 1969, to parents James and Patricia …

  • Joyce Elaine Niemann

    Wednesday, March 31

    Joyce Elaine Niemann was born Sept. 18, 1929, to Elmer and Elsie Olson of Vaughn and died peacefully March 8 in the home where she was born. Joyce graduated from Vaughn Union High School and …

  • Sally Anne Niemann

    Wednesday, March 31

    Sally Anne Niemann of Vaughn died March 14 in her home, with loved ones near. She was 66. Born to parents Ron and Margaret Mitchell in Tacoma, she spent most of her life in the Gig Harbor and Vaughn …

  • Edward Allen Taylor

    Wednesday, March 31

    Born in Pittsburgh Feb. 13, 1932, Ed Taylor died peacefully in his sleep at St. Anthony Hospital Feb. 25, having left the world a better place after his 89 years on the planet. As a youth he …

  • The Season of Our Discontent: Property Tax Time

    Wednesday, March 31

    The property tax rate on the Key Peninsula fell for tax year 2020, payable in 2021, but most residents will owe more because of rising property values and a surprise revaluation of certain properties.

  • Peninsula School District Selects New Superintendent

    Wednesday, March 31

    The Peninsula School District board of directors unanimously voted to hire Krestin Bahr as superintendent during a live-streamed special meeting March 19.

  • New ‘Old Tech’ Homebuilding Comes to the KP

    Wednesday, March 31

    The Key Peninsula is no stranger to the work of dreams, innovation and unconventional thinking, and the latest example is a new house built on Rocky Bay.

  • All PSD Schools Open to In-Person Teaching

    Wednesday, March 31

    A year after its abrupt closure, Peninsula School District schools are now open to all students who want to attend in-person classes. Peninsula, Gig Harbor and Henderson Bay high schools, the last to open, welcomed students in mid-March.

  • Perennially Yours

    Wednesday, March 31

    For many a practical Key Peninsula gardener, this is the time to focus on the vegetable garden —planting seeds, nurturing starts — but this is also a time when the more fanciful aspects …

  • ‘The Fire Next Time’

    Wednesday, March 31

    The main branch of the New York City library at Fifth Avenue straddling 41st and 42nd Streets is one of the most famous public temples of knowledge in the United States. Even if you’re just a …

  • Food is Love

    Wednesday, March 31

    Food is love. Food is history. Food is a story. Most families have recipes passed down from preceding generations. It’s not because they are gourmet or have exotic ingredients; they can be …

  • Ed Bressette: Renaissance Man

    Wednesday, March 31

    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 …

  • Out and About April 2021

    Wednesday, March 31


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