July 2022 issue

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In this issue

  • Stir Crazy (Angel of Death Fluttering Overhead Edition)

    Wednesday, June 29

    Graphic notes on local life

  • Softest Things

    Wednesday, June 29

    Graphic notes on local life

  • KP Bus Connects - July 2022

    Wednesday, June 29

    A partnership of KP Community Council, Puget Sound Educational Service District and the Peninsula School District.

  • Out & About July 2022

    Wednesday, June 29

  • The Show Must Go On

    Wednesday, June 29

    The 33rd Annual Key Peninsula Logging Show & Festival has seen its share of change and growth since it began in 1985. The longest running annual community event on the KP will take place this …

  • Hastkaka and Drottningsylt: Not Just for Swedes Anymore

    Wednesday, June 29

    Summer offers us the chance to slow down a bit, spend a little more time in the garden, linger in the extended daylight hours. It’s a time to be outside with friends, to gather and converse. …

  • 'The Violence Project'

    Wednesday, June 29

    When it comes to murder and mass shootings, America is a freak among nations. Murder rates are highest in countries with the most income inequality, and the U.S. is high on that list with the likes …

  • Keep Calm and Garden On! Yes, You Can Do It!

    Wednesday, June 29

    Before I started my garden, I was constantly daydreaming about starting my garden. I don’t know what sparked this mild obsession, but I assume one Pinterest post led to another and after a …

  • Longtime KP UPS Driver Retires, Reflects and Builds

    Wednesday, June 29

    Greg Matson of Tacoma, 67, retired from the United Parcel Service June 10 after 43 years, 37 spent driving. Seventeen of those years were delivering packages on the Key Peninsula.

  • Summer at the Red Barn Just Got More Fun

    Wednesday, June 29

    At the end of the school year, the big question for parents is: “How will my kid spend the summer?” The Red Barn Youth Center’s summer program may have an …

  • Where Eagles Gathered

    Wednesday, June 29

    This is a tale of two homes. They sit side by side above me, a low old house among big trees and a nearly finished new construction. I am here to watch the eagle show. The homes overlook one of …

  • The Beautification of the Key Peninsula in Full Bloom

    Wednesday, June 29

    When driving along the Key Peninsula Highway through Key Center, pay attention to the litter-free roadside and notice the hanging baskets, large flower-filled pots and weeded beds along the road. The …

  • Local Leader Wins Rotary Star Award for Years of KP Volunteering

    Wednesday, June 29

    The collective Rotary Clubs of Gig Harbor conferred the Rotary Star Award on Sara Thompson during a ceremony May 20 at Canterwood Golf and Country Club in Gig Harbor. 

  • Can You Spot Every Phishing Scam?

    Wednesday, June 29

    Email-based phishing scams have been around almost as long as the internet. Bad actors regularly send malicious email messages disguised to look like they’re from a legitimate company. They …

  • Cryptocurrency

    Wednesday, June 29

    When bitcoin first appeared on my radar in the early summer of 2012, it was already three years old and had a small but dedicated cult following. Back then, one bitcoin was worth roughly $5 but …

  • Better Cement Can Save Us

    Wednesday, June 29

    Thin sheets of carbon, one atom thick, called graphene dramatically improve the strength of cement and concrete. A pinch or two of graphene can also improve the properties of other materials — …

  • Emily or Jesse?

    Wednesday, June 29

    Our legislative district, the 26th, has the distinction of having the most-watched and hotly contested legislative race in the state, between incumbent Democrat Sen. Emily Randall (Bremerton) and …

  • Letter from Prague, 1968

    Wednesday, June 29

    The column “1968” by Joseph Pentheroudakis (May 2022) compelled this response. It is the first time in about 54 years that I have read of anyone else experiencing the same kind of …

  • Whale Ho!

    Wednesday, June 29

  • A New Day for Lakebay Marina

    Wednesday, June 29

    Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz visited Lakebay Marina June 4 in part to celebrate the partnership to save the iconic facility and to see for herself what the Department of …

  • Of Roads and Bridges: The Third Purdy Bridge

    Wednesday, June 29

    It was 1919, and the age of the automobile was in full swing. The nation’s rural roads and bridges, until then built for and used primarily by farmers, were …

  • After the Storm: Life in a Smaller Place

    Wednesday, June 29

    I rise early this time of year, too early, because a woodpecker starts the day banging its head against the side of my house. What at first I took to be gunshots or a jackhammer when we moved out …

  • About That Climate Crisis

    Wednesday, June 29

    In response to the guest column in the June edition, “Climate Change Comes Home,” here are a few interesting facts. The Earth was formed roughly four billion years ago and has been …

  • Letter from Ukraine

    Wednesday, June 29

    Thought I’d check in and say hello. (“Local Man is Saving Animals in Ukraine,” June.) I am currently in Kyiv at a home of two fabulous people who went from contacts to friends. …

  • Marilyn Hartley

    Monday, June 27

    Marilyn Sue Hartley died peacefully surrounded by family at her Gig Harbor home near Rocky Creek June 10, 2022. She was 80 years old. She was born and raised in Alliance, …

  • Marilyn Love Davis

    Monday, June 27

    Marilyn Love Davis of Seattle passed away May 19 at the age of 95, peacefully and with family members at her side.

  • Marcy Sparks

    Monday, June 27

    Marcia “Marcy” Coefer Sparks, 62, of Longbranch died unexpectedly May 22 in Lakebay. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany, Feb. 4, 1960, to parents Margaret Coefer and U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. …

  • Robert Newkirk

    Monday, June 27

    Robert (Rob) P. Newkirk, long-time resident of Gig Harbor, passed to heaven surrounded by love May 15 at age 54 from esophageal cancer.

  • LuVerne Petersen

    Monday, June 27

    LuVerne Lois Wilson Petersen was born May 17, 1925, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, and died May 29 in Tacoma at age 97. She moved to Washington with her parents at the age of 17.


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