April 2023 issue

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In this issue

  • May 2023 issue

    Thursday, April 27, 2023

  • Another Attempt to Address Transportation on the Key Peninsula Emerges

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    KP School Bus Connects, the only regularly scheduled transportation program available to the community, will come to an end June 30. The demise of the program has led to a new push to meet the …

  • Food Backpacks 4 Kids Receives Largest Donation to Date

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Jerri Turner, manager of the Pioneer-Kimball Starbucks, was named a Hero of the Deep at the Seattle Kraken home game March 9. She was honored with a video about her work in the community and a grant …

  • Making Space for Makers Space at Minter Creek Elementary

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Minter Creek Elementary School Principal Todd Hering is enthusiastically supportive of the Makers Space program launched in January 2023. The program is set up to serve one grade level per session, …

  • Key Peninsula Firefighters Climb to Cure Cancer

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Key Peninsula Fire District 16 was well-represented at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 32nd annual firefighter stair climb fundraiser held at the Columbia Tower in Seattle March 12. Over …

  • Chasing the Perfect Toss: Lakebay Residents Advocate for More Disc Golf

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Besides the occasional sound of plastic hitting a metal chain, Volunteer Park is quiet on an early Friday afternoon. “Look, disc golfers are the only ones here when there’s no baseball …

  • Assistant Fire Chief Hal Wolverton Retires After 33 Years

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    After 33 years with KP Fire District 16, Assistant Fire Chief Hal Wolverton, 59, will retire March 31.

  • PHS Unified Basketball Team Wins District 3 Championship

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Jennifer Buys quickly deflected all questions about her. As her team prepared for a tournament, the Peninsula High School Unified Basketball coach made sure the focus was on her team. Her …

  • Meet the Most Accident-prone Stretches of SR 302 and the KP Highway

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Everyone has experienced it. Aggressive drivers. Tailgaters. Swervers. Shoulder and solid-line passers. Defensive driving is an essential skill on the Key Peninsula. It encourages drivers to …

  • End of a Dream: Wauna Man Stops Second Solo Journey

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Wauna resident Erden Eruç, 61, ended his quest to complete his second human-powered solo circumnavigation March 15 in the Philippines …

  • Life Under Construction at Key Peninsula Middle School

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    For teachers, staff and students, school goes on despite construction all around …

  • Critical Indigenous Theory

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    One of the greatest summers of my life was spent in New York City in 1986. I had worked my way through a prestigious university with honors, survived a year of lymphoma, and landed my dream job …

  • Where Trees Are Thrown by the Wind

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    If you want to feel like a shrimp in a kelp forest, a good place to start is in a real forest on a windy day, your back on a log, trees flexing like grasses above you, the sky crowded with clouds …

  • Easter in a Dish: The Anatomy of a Recipe You Could Invent

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Those of us who cook often find ideas for new recipes in a myriad of ways. Whether it is a classic food combination used in unusual ways, a fusion of two cultures or a mashup of family favorites …

  • Longbranch Improvement Club Plans to Raise a Roof and Keep a Lid on Cost

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Marsha Kremen thought she had fulfilled her major commitments. After more than five years in leadership at the Longbranch Improvement Club, first as vice-president, then president, and finally as …

  • Side Effects

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Given the opportunity, wouldn’t we all choose to be shiny, happy people? Advertisers know the vast majority do. But when I watch sports on television with my young daughter, uncomfortable …

  • Melting Pot Meets Mosaic

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    I have been living on the Key Peninsula since Oct. 25, 2007. I moved here to increase the diversity and to be as close as I can to the water. I also thought that because I made it out of the trap …

  • It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Election season is creeping up on us and, unsurprisingly, tribal power games are becoming more inflammatory. Hair-on-fire-reporting fills the airwaves, and my hair is getting singed. For …

  • Is ‘Everyone’ the Problem?

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    All over the world and throughout all time, I’m betting, society has been creating a certain profile or image of who the perfect people are. No matter who you are or where you come from, everybody …

  • Remembering Easter Traditions

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Those Easter mornings, my mother made hot cross buns. I remember them well, their butter-basted crowns glistening in the light with cross-shaped frosting dripping down the sides. I can smell their …

  • The Long Overdue Spring of the Soul.

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Over the last month, I’ve heard from many people questioning whether the Key Peninsula is still the same friendly community it was prior to 2020. It does not feel that way to them. It’s a big …

  • Out & About April 2023

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

  • Grocer at Lake Kathryn Village

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    We’ll miss the Lake Kathryn Food Market. The store always has customers from the post office there and Cost Less Drugs. Such a great neighborhood and the workers are friendly. You don’t …

  • Lake Kathryn Marijuana Store and More

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    I have always been proud of my community in the Wauna-Gig Harbor area of the Key Peninsula. But after reading the March edition of Key Peninsula News about the proposed plan to open The Gallery, one …

  • Letter from Ukraine

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Just when you get used to having electricity, water and peaceful sleep, the Russians launch a barrage of missile attacks all over Ukraine (March 9). They’re currently shelling Kherson. I counted 14 …

  • Grocery at Lake Kathryn

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    I am both shocked and frustrated reading that the Lake Kathryn Food Market is to be turned into an Ace Hardware. This has been a main reliable source of groceries for thousands of people in the local …

  • Treefall

    Sunday, March 26, 2023

    Graphic notes on local life

  • Randy C. Squance

    Sunday, March 26, 2023

    With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Randy C. Squance, 69, of Gig Harbor, who passed away March 12 at a family member’s home.

  • Deborah Rae Burwell

    Sunday, March 26, 2023

    Deborah Rae Burwell of Gig Harbor passed away peacefully with her loving husband by her side the morning of Feb. 10. She was 69 years old.


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