Mar 2021 issue

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In this issue

  • Seahawks Notch Historic Win in (Empty) Fish Bowl 42

    Wednesday, February 24

    The Peninsula High School Seahawks defeated their perennial rivals and friends, the Gig Harbor Tides, 36-12 in the opening game of a resurrected season Feb. 19.

  • More Students Return to PSD Classrooms

    Wednesday, February 24

    Planning for the return of students to classrooms has been complicated. Logistics for transportation, meals, recess and passing from one class to another had to be taken into account.

  • KP Bars and Restaurants Adapt to Survive the Pandemic

    Wednesday, February 24

    No one has escaped the impact of the pandemic — but some restaurants and bars have been hit especially hard, including longtime Key Peninsula haunts and hangouts.

  • Gateway Park: A Refuge in Pandemic

    Wednesday, February 24

    Herb Clippert remembers coming to the Renaissance Faire on the property that is now Gateway Park. When he saw earth-moving equipment in 2017, he “didn’t know what it would turn out to be.”

  • Another Time

    Wednesday, February 24

    When I Google “alone” I find a bunch of synonyms: single, friendless, solitary, lone, lonesome and more. I’m alone a lot these COVID-19 days. Today I spoke six words. Each time a …

  • Cycles

    Wednesday, February 24

    This winter has been difficult, perhaps more so than I had anticipated, the result of a combination of winter blues, too much political news and the “endless endlessness” of an ongoing …

  • The Price of Safety

    Wednesday, February 24

    I have had a great deal of time to think over the past year. These days, there’s not much to do on a Friday night once the dishes are done and the laundry is folded. So if I’ve got …

  • Renewable Energy is Real and Profitable

    Wednesday, February 24

    On his first day in office, President Joe Biden brought the U.S. back into the Paris Climate Accord, revoked permits for the Keystone XL Pipeline and imposed a temporary moratorium on oil and gas …

  • Another “Lost Valentine” Found

    Wednesday, February 24

    I just couldn’t resist writing to tell you that Ted Olinger’s column “Lost Valentine” (Feb. 2021) reminded me of a similar situation I had at Stadium High School in the …

  • A Pleasant Outcome

    Wednesday, February 24

    After what felt like a truly hellish struggle mired in circular technology for hours a day over several weeks, trying to find a vaccination appointment somewhere, I happened upon a Facebook post …

  • Inspired

    Wednesday, February 24

    A belated thank you to Lisa, Ted and the staff for all your talents creating such an incredible newspaper. Living on the fringe of Key Pen on Social Security, hanging on to my cottage on an acre of …

  • Harry Grant Faas

    Wednesday, February 24

    Harry was born at Madigan General Hospital Center on Fort Lewis May 2, 1934. He died peacefully of natural causes at St Anthony in Gig Harbor Jan. 7, 2021 at the wonderful age of 86, earning his …

  • Mark J. Nelson

    Wednesday, February 24

    Mark John Nelson of Gig Harbor died peacefully Oct. 28 surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his home. He was 57 years old.

  • COVID-19 Cases Fall, But County Remains at ‘High Risk’

    Wednesday, February 24

    COVID-19 cases in Pierce County began to fall in January from their historic highs but remain at “high risk” levels, according to the state Department of Health. County COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths have also fallen.

  • From the Naturalist's Notebook

    Wednesday, February 24

    Bald Eagle vs. Common Goldeneye The goldeneye duck, separated from its compadres, came to the surface to suck in some oxygen. The eagle swooped. The duck frantically dove. The eagle climbed to 10 …

  • KPFD Live-Fire Training Provides Real Life Experience

    Wednesday, February 24

    Key Peninsula Fire Department personnel gathered Jan. 31 at Station 47 in Home before proceeding to the site of a two-bedroom mobile home they would burn to the ground before day’s end.

  • Margo Macdonald: Artist, Teacher, Mentor

    Wednesday, February 24

    A passion for art, a love of water and a capacity for nurturing that comes with being the eldest of five children — these are a few of the things that have shaped the arc of Vaughn resident Margo Macdonald’s life.

  • Broadband Survey Illuminates Digital Divide on Key Peninsula

    Wednesday, February 24

    KPC Broadband Committee Chair Mark Cockerill said the recently completed broadband survey will help create a targeted and effective response.

  • A Few Thoughts on Weeds

    Wednesday, February 24

    In these times of polarization, when it comes to weeds, Key Peninsula gardeners exhibit a refreshingly cheerful agree-to-disagree attitude. Weeds are the bane of many a gardener’s existence. …

  • Early Days of the Key Peninsula

    Wednesday, February 24

    When George Vancouver explored Washington’s inland waterways in May of 1792, he quickly came under the spell of “the serenity of the climate, the innumerable pleasing landscapes, and the …

  • Cooking Dandelions

    Wednesday, February 24

    In 1978 Cora Chase of Vaughn published “The Weed Eater’s Cookbook.” Born in 1898 at Kamilche, home to the Squaxin Indian Tribe, her grandparents taught her about living off the …

  • New Generation Brings New Life to Local Pharmacy

    Wednesday, February 24

    In November, Purdy Cost Less Pharmacy changed ownership. Zimmerman’s son and daughter-in-law, Drew and Allison Zimmerman, bought the …


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