The Key Peninsula Fire Department received new fire protection class ratings May 1, 2016, resulting in insurance cost savings for most KP homeowners, no changes for others and substantial increases for residents of Longbranch and Herron Island.
A free preschool learning program for children 3 and 4 years old and their parents or guardians got underway Jan. 25 at the Key Peninsula Civic Center. The cooperative class is sponsored by the Children’s Home Society of Washington-Key Peninsula Family Resource Center.
Emily Reaney, 10, of Lakebay raised $5,000 for her fifth-grade class to attend a three-day, two-night Environmental Learning Class at Camp Seymour. The cost of the overnight trip for the 36 fifth-graders of Evergreen Elementary School, including accommodation and transportation for staff and volunteers, is $5,700.
Alexander Lopiccolo, 30, of Wauna, is an occupational therapist who helps children with a range of behavioral, social and physical challenges. His patients may be autistic or have attention deficit disorder or be hyperactive, but he focuses on treating one element they often have in common: sensory processing disorder.
Key Peninsula firefighter/EMT Ed Swanson received the first Lifesaving Pin ever awarded by Fire District 16 in recognition of his actions to save the life of a KP resident in September.
Politics has become a toxic subject at social functions. As executive editor of this newspaper, I am frequently called upon to attend such functions in an official capacity and make small talk that is rigidly quotable and often dull (my own included). But at one recent event, a political issue evolved into a new question: Is it patriotic to abstain from voting?
Nine candidates running for county, state and national offices answered audience questions at a KP Civic Center forum Oct. 4 organized by the KP Business Association, KP Civic Center Association, KP Community Council and the KP News. Community Council President and Key Peninsula Fire Department Battalion Chief Chuck West moderated.
Former U.S. Army Sgt. Edward Dvorak, 68, of Lakebay, was awarded the Silver Star by Undersecretary of the Army Patrick Murphy during a ceremony at the Tacoma Narrows Bridge VFW Aug. 24.
The Flavors of Fall fundraiser has been a tradition at the Key Peninsula Civic Center in Vaughn for a long time.
The Mustard Seed Project plans to build assisted living homes for elderly residents on 5 acres of undeveloped property in Key Center and create a gathering place for the community at large in the former Roadhouse restaurant building directly across the street at 9016 154th Ave.