Taylor Shellfish Farms of Shelton, the state’s largest shellfish grower, recently applied for a permit to convert part of its Burley Lagoon operation to geoduck farming. The farm is over 300 acres in size, with about 100 acres planted with manila clams and oysters at any given time. Taylor proposes to convert approximately 25 acres from clams and oysters to geoduck.
Rob Manahan, Peninsula School District’s new superintendent, has had a busy few months. He officially started work in July, but has spent time getting to know the district and meeting with staff and community members since April. He reflected on his experience during an interview with the KP News in October.
The Key Peninsula Partnership for a Healthy Community is nearly 1 year old, and co-directors Ben and Susan Paganelli are ready to build on the foundation that has been laid.
Wendy Wojtanowicz, the Communities In Schools of Peninsula site coordinator at Key Peninsula Middle School and Peninsula High, has seen the face of homelessness in our community too many times.
Jim Lynch, best-selling Olympia-based author of such books as “Against the Wind” and “The Highest Tide,” will share his insights as the featured speaker and in a workshop at the Write in the Harbor Conference sponsored by Tacoma Community College in Gig Harbor Nov. 4 and 5.
Savana Oberts, 26, of Lakebay, is a pioneer. She didn’t set out to be one, but in August she became the first adult in the Pacific Northwest to receive a liver/pancreas/small intestine transplant.
“Entering politics was never on my list of things I needed to do,” said Randy Spitzer, the Democratic candidate running for state representative for the 26th Legislative District now held by incumbent Michelle Caldier (R).
Michelle Caldier (R), just completing her first term as state representative for the 26th Legislative District, was first drawn to politics after she successfully got adult dental coverage reinstated for Medicaid patients in 2012. “It is my mission to help people,” she said. “And I was inspired by the opportunity to help on a different level.”
The Olalla Bluegrass and Beyond Festival celebrated its quarter century mark Aug. 20. As founder Charlee Glock-Jackson said it came into being because of “an aligning of the planets.”