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Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:31

Bruce Dammeier

Former state Sen. Bruce Dammeier (R) of Puyallup is in the race for Pierce County executive.

“The Key Peninsula is a very special place with a ton of culture, unique to itself,” he said. “When the country was hit by the recession, the KP recovered much more slowly. It’s the farthest out, the most disenfranchised.”

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:08

New Executive Director at the Red Barn

The hiring committee for the Red Barn had just two weeks to find a replacement when the former executive director Laura Condon’s husband was transferred to Texas. They found Clint Rosson, a teacher who holds master’s degrees in counseling and education administration. Board Chair Glen Ehrhardt said, “In short order, we got exactly who we needed for who we are.”

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:01


Joseph “Joe” Barrow describes his art group as “a great gang, loving art.” He and six others, calling themselves the ArtPhARTs, have been meeting weekly on the Key Peninsula since 2004. They gather every Tuesday at the Longbranch fire station, spread out their art supplies and “dabble in different mediums,” Barrow said.

Friday, 02 September 2016 16:50

Wicked Good Eats on the Key Peninsula

Sarah Webb said she only agreed to come to the Key Peninsula to draw the lobster graphic on the blackboard in front of the kitchen at Wicked Good Eats, located at State Route 302 at 118th Avenue. “That’s all I’m doing,” she had said.

Friday, 02 September 2016 16:44

KP Athlete to Compete in Rio Paralympic Games

Megan Blunk will spend her 27th birthday in Rio de Janeiro playing for the USA National Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team at the 15th Summer Paralympic Games.

Saturday, 30 July 2016 13:27

KP Artist Welcomed By Choctaw Nation

Key Peninsula artist Adria Hanson will exhibit her work during the Choctaw Cultural Meeting at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center Aug. 5. The program will include an art show, pottery, ancient weaponry, stickball, social dancing, a beading class, a language lesson and Choctaw songs.

Saturday, 30 July 2016 13:02

R.N.J. Smoked Meats Comes to the KP

Rob Haworth has been smoking meats for Boy Scout campouts and special events for the last five years. Many of the scouts’ parents encouraged him to start selling his product commercially. He opened for business on Memorial Day weekend in the parking lot at Charboneau Construction and Supply to sell his product out of a custom-built trailer. The Longbranch resident specializes in smoked, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, ribs and brisket.

When Theatre Puget Sound placed a call for auditions, Lake Minterwood resident William Michael Paul showed up with a smile. Casting began for a movie, "Shade of Music," July 23, 2015.

Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:55

Tiedman Neighborhood Launches Crime Watch

After being the victim of a series of car prowls, Kristen Granroth decided she’d had enough. She formed the Tiedman Road KP Neighborhood Watch Group on Facebook and started planning a strategy to deter crime.

Cheyenne Anderson, 20, of Vaughn, has set her eye on a goal.

In 2012, she was struggling with school. She was 15 years old. She was being bullied. She was failing science.

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