Sept 2020 issue

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In this issue

  • Out and About September 2020

    Friday, August 28

  • Being Mindful for Kids

    Thursday, August 27

    Mindfulness can boost the quality of our lives in numerous ways. The question is, what is mindfulness? What does it do to spark “just being” in ourselves and our …

  • The Edge

    Thursday, August 27

    My 4-year-old and I were talking about running and I was telling her about different sports she can try if she wants to one day, like track, swim team, crew team, volleyball, tennis, softball, …

  • Plague Parenting

    Thursday, August 27

    My 4-year-old and I were talking about running and I was telling her about different sports she can try if she wants to one day, like track, swim team, crew team, volleyball, tennis, softball, …

  • The Magic Seine of the Minter Bay People

    Thursday, August 27

    Salmon and cedar were the lifeblood of Native people on Puget Sound. For the S’Hotlemamish of Minter Bay, the coho, chum and cutthroat trout runs were so productive that the villagers were …

  • County Mandates Virtual School; Most Parents Want In-Person Teaching

    Thursday, August 27

    UPDATE: The Peninsula School District announced Sept. 4 that in-person classroom instruction will begin Sept. 21 for K-1 students with remote learning options available. It has since been delayed to Sept. 28.

  • Community Rallies with Back to School Supplies

    Thursday, August 27

    The parking lot of the Key Peninsula Civic Center became a massive drive-through back-to-school supply donation festival Aug. 8, thanks to the efforts of the Children’s Home Society of …

  • Supermajority Renews Fire Levy

    Thursday, August 27

    The Key Peninsula voted to renew the existing maintenance and operation levy for KP Fire District 16 in the primary election Aug. 4. The department will continue to receive $800,000 a year from KP …

  • Key Peninsula voters can vote with confidence

    Thursday, August 27

    Does voting really matter? Key Peninsula voters say yes. And 2.5 million people in Washington State agree. An impressive 54.44% of registered voters cast ballots in the Aug. 4 primary election …

  • Vaughn Elementary Welcomes New Principal

    Thursday, August 27

    Vaughn Elementary School has a new principal, Abbie Barabe (pronounced “bear-a-bee”), with an extensive background in the field of elementary education. After earning her …

  • KPFD Promotes, Assigns Captains to Stations

    Thursday, August 27

    Key Peninsula Fire District 16 promoted three firefighters to lieutenant and three lieutenants to captain at a swearing-in ceremony July 28.

  • Meet Some of Your 2020 Election Candidates

    Thursday, August 27

    Key Peninsula News interviewed candidates for three important local races, asking each: What are your priorities for the KP? What is the No. 1 thing you want to accomplish in office? Why are you qualified to do it?

  • Auditor Says Pierce County Sets the Standard for Mail-in and Drop Box Voting

    Thursday, August 27

    With over a decade of experience, Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson knows a thing or two about running elections. Other states look to Washington as a leader in …

  • Key Pen Parks Hires New Executive Director

    Thursday, August 27

    Tracey Perkosky, previously employed by the City of Bothell as parks planning and grants manager before COVID-19 costs and decreasing revenues caused layoffs in June, began her new job as executive …

  • New Website Offers Much More

    Thursday, August 27

    New Key Peninsula News website offers fast streaming, eEditions, feature-filled calendar and new feature sections. It's online, it's free and it's easy to use.

  • Pickles, from Sour to Sweet

    Thursday, August 27

    My mother-in-law Edna was a wonderful cook, reigning supreme in the kitchen. She excelled at making pickles (and pies, but that’s for another column at another time). Her recipes, handed down …

  • Key Center Library Offers Curbside Service

    Thursday, August 27

    The Pierce County Library System started contactless curbside service at the Key Center Library Aug. 3. While the branch building remains closed to the public to help reduce the spread of …