Jan 2022 issue

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  • County Homeless Point-In-Time Count Seeks Volunteers

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    Pierce County is seeking volunteers for its 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Jan. 27 and 28. According to the county, the PIT count provides data to review trends, plan programs and gather …

  • Two Years and Still Waiting for 2 Margaritas

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    Almost nothing went according to plan for 2 Margaritas owners Ricardo Sahagun and Edgar Anaya, the cousins and business partners who purchased the former site of Lulu’s Homeport Restaurant and …

  • KPFD Rejects ILA with Morrow, Approves New Chief Search, Puts Interim Chief Wolverton on Leave

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    The Key Peninsula Fire District board of fire commissioners unexpectedly voted to put Assistant Fire Chief Hal Wolverton on paid administrative leave during its biweekly meeting Dec. …

  • KPFD Buys Second Key Center Real Estate Parcel

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    The Key Peninsula Fire District closed on its second piece of Key Center real estate Dec. 15, agreeing to pay $1.2 million for the property known historically as the Olson estate: the residence …

  • Historic Vaughn Library Hall Damaged by Car Crash

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    The 1893 Vaughn Library Hall located at the corner of Hall and Van Slyke Road NW sustained substantial damage the night of Nov. 30 when a car smashed into a corner of the building. The driver fled, …

  • The Blue House on the Highway

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    Key Center can be a busy place, and unless one is an old-timer or paying close attention it’s easy to miss the blue house on the west side of the road, on a slope between Sunnycrest Nursery and …

  • Fear of Missing Out

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    Mark Zuckerberg was in first grade when a business school professor coined the expression “fear of missing out” 30 years ago. The researcher noticed how people struggle to choose when …

  • Being Diversity

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    First, I’d like to let everyone know that I am only exercising my First Amendment rights here. I am not discussing this subject from a scholarly perspective but as a civic-minded parent with a …

  • Learning Prejudice

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    At the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle there is a student leadership board for students from all over Washington who learn about the Holocaust and related issues, such as genocide, …

  • My 2022 New Year's Resolutions

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    I, Carolyn Wiley, being of questionably sound mind, resolve to make no New Year’s Resolutions — not this year, next year or ever again. If I don’t have the time or energy to make the change …

  • Remembering Afghanistan

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    Some of my teenaged relatives enlisted after 9/11.  One became a Marine and deployed to Afghanistan. He did convoy duty or was behind the wire, on base. When he came home, he had nothing but …

  • Rotary Club Dedicates Peace Pole at Evergreen Elementary

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    “May Peace Prevail on Earth” was the message celebrating the installation of Peace Poles at Evergreen Elementary School Dec. 10. The phrase is posted on the monument in eight different …

  • 2020 Census Shows Growth on the KP

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    As the population of the Key Peninsula has grown, so have complaints of terrible traffic and new construction. But the rate of increase over the last 10 years is comparable to that of the country, …

  • KP Property Crime Update

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    There is a strong feeling among residents that property crime rates are rising on the Key Peninsula and that law enforcement appears to be unwilling or unable to apprehend and detain suspects. …

  • Local Scouts Welcome New Leadership and Rechartered Cubs

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    After nearly two years of challenges brought on by the pandemic, including the loss of a local program for younger Scouts, Scout Troop 220 and Cub Scout Pack 222 are back together again, meeting weekly at the Key Peninsula Civic Center …

  • KP 10-Year-old Wins Gig Harbor Music Olympics Event

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    Longbranch resident Ava Tisino, 10, won a first place trophy for mastery of the piano in her category at the annual Gig Harbor Music Teachers Association Music Olympics Nov. 20 at Harbor Covenant …

  • KP Institution and Leader of the Band, Dr. William Roes Retires, Sort Of

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    After over 40 years practicing medicine on the Key Peninsula, Dr. William Roes is entering a phase of semi-retirement.  Starting Dec. 30, Roes will cut back to approximately two days a week …

  • Out and About January 2022

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

  • On a Ramble, Raven-watching in the New Year

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    Let’s take a ramble. Let’s head through this soggy pasture and aim for the woods. Think of all we’ve seen in the last year on the KP, the encounters with deer and moths, the …

  • Mom's Fried Razor Clams

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    When I was young, say about 65 years ago, our family enjoyed digging for razor clams on Washington’s beaches every time the tide was sufficiently low. In those days there were perhaps 30 brave …

  • KPFD Rejects ILA with Morrow, Approves New Chief Search, Puts Interim Chief Wolverton on Leave

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021

    The Key Peninsula Fire District board of fire commissioners unexpectedly voted to put Assistant Fire Chief Hal Wolverton on paid administrative leave during its biweekly meeting Dec. 14.


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