Founded in 1995, the Lakebay Fuchsia Society will hold its annual sale of fuchsia starts, mixed sunshine baskets, fuchsia baskets, hanging violet bags, some vegetable starts, fertilizer and more Friday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Key Peninsula Civic Center.
The Bayshore Garden Club is approaching its 70th year on the Key Peninsula. They are 25 women who love to garden and educate others on the beauty of gardening, providing information on pest problems and civic involvement.
Replacement of old creosote-laced wooden pilings at the Longbranch Marina began in early February. The $40,000 project has been years in the planning, according to Mark Runions, chair of the Longbranch Improvement Club dock committee.
On a sunny day in February, 256 mountain bike riders from all over Western Washington rode a combined 468 laps on a 6 1/2 mile track through 360 Trails for a combined 3,000 miles of riding in a single day. The Feb. 12 event start and finish lines were at Gateway Park on State Route 302 near Wauna.
A family of five lost their home on Wright-Bliss Road just north of Hall Road to fire the night of Feb. 9. No one was at home at the time and there were no injuries.
A new exhibit called “Then and Now” opens at the Key Peninsula museum at the civic center Feb. 4, 1 to 4 p.m. The Vaughn Library Hall, recently donated to the KP Historical Society by Donna and Gary Docken, will be highlighted. Pictures of the early construction of the hall and changes that have been made over the years, including current photos, are part of the display.
The Shellfish Partners, Special to KP News
During the cold, wet and short days of winter you probably enjoy spending more time inside with a blanket by the fire and less time outside enjoying the beauties of nature. As the days begin to lengthen, the temperatures rise and you start to think about spring-cleaning, keep in mind what’s in your yard that you don’t see—your septic system.
The three Rotary Clubs in Gig Harbor hold an annual event, Star of the Year Awards, to honor three non-Rotarians who exemplify the motto “service above self.” This year the Gig Harbor Midday Club will honor Key Peninsula resident Glen Erhardt for his efforts to start and support the Red Barn Youth Center.
Rob Manahan, PhD -
I am reflecting on the recent national, state, local and even school district events that have occurred following our presidential election. In some instances, we have seen a heightened number of hate-related incidents toward some populations—including women, sexual minorities and people from various racial, religious and ethnic groups.