Dec 2022 issue

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In this issue

  • Local Healthcare Systems Hit by Ransomware Attack

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    Two months ago, operations in several local hospitals, emergency rooms and outpatient clinics in the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health network hit a wall. The electronic health record system was not …

  • After 16 Years of Work, Assisted Living for Elders Comes to the Key Peninsula

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    The Mustard Seed Project celebrated its opening of the first assisted living residence for elders on the Key Peninsula November 12 after one year of construction and 16 of dreaming, planning, working …

  • Local Tree Farmers Beat the Summer Heat to Save Christmas

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    Walking into The Wreath Works gift shop in Port Orchard, the fragrant smell of freshly cut fir boughs is overwhelming. “I bet it smells nice,” said longtime owner Phil Hunter. “I …

  • The Bay in the Woods: The Story of Glencove

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    The site of YMCA Camp Seymour and of the Olde Glencove Hotel, the sheltered bay has a long history.

  • Eagles and the Genius of Bird Flight

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    I’m not sure how I see them. It is the most turbulent day of winter yet. Wind tears through the firs that surround Key Center. I scuttle across the highway and aim for Capitol Lumber, eyes …

  • ‘The War of the Worlds’ by H.G. Wells

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    A strange thing happened last winter when I was teaching H.G. Wells’ 1897 sci-fi novel “The War of the Worlds” to a class of college freshmen. All of a sudden, the story became …

  • Color Your Holidays: Champion the Vegetables!

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    Nutrition guidance can seem near-ridiculous, ever-changing and easily dismissed. In mid-life I went back to college to study nutrition, it was years and years of chemistry and not too much about …

  • Delayed SR-302-Purdy Culvert Replacement

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    The Washington State Department of Transportation announced November 15 that a culvert replacement beneath the State Route 302 spur on Purdy Drive, south of 144th Street NW, has been …

  • KP News Archive Updated With New Finds Dating Back to the 1970s

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    Key Peninsula News received two large boxes of past editions after the KP Historical Society did some end of summer cleaning in August. Most of the copies were duplicate editions that had already …

  • The Passing of Key Peninsula Icon ‘Chainsaw Sue’

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    Longtime Key Peninsula resident, champion tree-topper, Huckleberry Inn bartender and renowned leg wrestler Sue Taylor died peacefully at her Burley home October 20. She was 67 years old.

  • Crabbing Not Likely to Return Near KP in Foreseeable Future

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    A Key Peninsula tradition — rowing to a favorite spot to set out a crab pot or wading during low tide with a net or a pitchfork to scoop up a meal’s worth of fresh crab — came to a …

  • Working in Hollywood While Living the Key Peninsula Lifestyle

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    Late this summer Lexy Naut was in the backyard of her Key Peninsula home raking leaves. The chore isn’t as luxurious as her normal pencil-to-paper animation job, but it’s a nice break …

  • Two Peninsula School Levies on February Ballot

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    The Peninsula School District board of directors voted at its November 9 meeting to put two property tax levies to the voters in an election scheduled for Feb. 14, 2023.

  • Out & About December 2022

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

  • Hearing the Voice of the Key Peninsula

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    Time and again I’ve heard that “all politics is local,” but I’m beginning to wonder how true that is. We already know the outcomes of the November 8 election, but before we …

  • I’ve Got Wheels

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    I can’t walk anymore, so I move around in a power wheelchair. One young friend was surprised to learn that the chair must be plugged in at night to recharge. Because she had never seen me move …

  • A Warm Christmas Memory

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    I woke early on those cold winter mornings, the jangling alarm clock wrestling me from blissful Christmas dreams. As the rest of the family slept, I pulled on my wool socks and long underwear, topped …

  • Unexpected Gifts

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    I always try to follow the family credo, “do what you can with what you got” and “show appreciation for gifts — especially unexpected gifts.” My better half and I used to spend weekends …

  • The Disease That Is High School

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    Senioritis. The urban dictionary defines it as “A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include laziness, an excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, …

  • A New Season

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    The signs were unmistakable, but also unexpected. There was the change of leaves and the return of rain-soaked school buses, of course, and the annual appearance of the local bear on her hind legs …

  • Lost Dog

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    This is a humble note of thanks to the Key Peninsula community. Our family dog ran away from Bayside Animal Lodge November 7. We were out of town but after quick phone calls friends and family …

  • KP News Is Biased Liberal Mouthpiece

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    I respectfully ask you to post this in your biased editorial next to all the amateur writers so bent on constantly voicing their community gripes. Some of those you provide this outlet seem to be …

  • True Journalism

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    Your article about WayPoint South and Pastor Mark (“WayPoint South Finds the Key to Home Through Grace on the Peninsula,” November) made me want to go to church there — and I …

  • John D’Addamio

    Monday, November 28, 2022

    John Nicholas D’Addamio passed away October 4. He was 76 years old. Formerly of Monroe, John and his wife Jan retired to a farm in Longbranch for the past nine years. Born in …

  • Almost Cut My Hair

    Monday, November 28, 2022

    Graphic notes on local life


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