Photo: Don Swensen Key Peninsula Middle School science and art teacher Chris Bronstad demonstrates his skill at Blend Wine Shop in Key Center Nov. 4 during as exhibit of his artwork. His collection will be on display until early December. Blend co-owner Molly Swensen said about her portrait, “I forgot how good I look.” SCH-I605, 4mm, f/2.6, ISO 800
Photo: Rosina Vertz “Bookworm” by Friends of Key Center Library earned one of three Best in Show honors in the scarecrow contest that was part of the annual KP Farm Tour in October. Honors also went to “Meat Pies” by The Yankee Clipper, “Race Ya’ to the Farm Tour” by Kathy Lyons, “Amazing Catch” by the Longbranch Improvement Club and “The Blender” by Blend Wine Shop.
Photo: Lisa Bryan, KP News Key Peninsula volunteer firefighter Todd Jacobsen with his wife, Junko, and daughter, Hana (16 months), enjoy their first Trunk or Treat party at the Longbranch Improvement Club Oct. 28
Photo: Ted Olinger, KP News KP Boy Scout Robert Quill, 16, of Troop 220, at his Eagle Scout project rebuilding the KP Civic Center sign Nov. 13. Quill noticed the sign needed work in April and planned to finish the project over the summer, but was seriously injured in June when he was struck by a van while riding his bicycle (See KP News, September 2016). Quill is the third scout to work toward Eagle Scout rank by building, repairing or, in this case, replacing the sign. A high school senior in Running Start at Olympic College, he also continues physical therapy to recover from the accident. Quill plans to fulfill the remaining requirements to become an Eagle Scout by his 17th birthday in February. Only 4 percent of scouts achieve the rank iPhone 5c, 4mm, f/2.4, ISO 50
Courtesy photo Many readers are reporting illegal garbage dumping on the rise on the KP. A truckload of trash bags and the remains of an animal carcass were recently found on a secluded stretch of road near Crescent Beach. Report illegal dumping at www.co.pierce.wa.us or call 253-798-4636. iPhone 6, 4mm, f/2.2, ISO 32
Photo: Ed Johnson, KP News The 9th Annual Winter Warm-up & Chili Competition at the KP Civic Center was a holiday season highlight Nov. 12. Bernard and Renee Givens won first place for their chili. NIKON D750, 24mm, f/7.0, ISO 1800
Photo: Ed Johnson, KP News PHS senior Seahawk No. 37 Blake Cantu (SS/TE), seen here during the Fish Bowl in September, was named the South Sound Conference Defensive MVP of the League for the 2016 season. Senior Kenny Easton (RB/MLB) earned MVP for offense. The Seahawks ended their season Nov. 18 with a playoff loss to Meadowdale (34-29) and a 10-2 record. They rank 26th in the state. NIKON D750, 110mm, f/4.0, ISO 1600