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Ted Olinger

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A group of local high school students spent their spring break in China from April 15 to 23, and came home with a greater appreciation for another culture and their own.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 16:36

PHS Band Wins Big in Hollywood

Members of the Peninsula High School band took top honors at a contest in Hollywood during a music festival April 27 to 30.

“It’s not about giving toasts; that keeps people away,” said Rozina Vertz, the Key Center-Pierce County library branch supervisor and a KP Toastmaster club member.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 15:57

Orcas Pay Extended Visit to the KP

A pod of eight or more orcas visited the waters surrounding the Key Peninsula at the end of April for more than 10 days, according to local residents and whale researchers.

The Longbranch Improvement Club and its charitable fundraising arm, the Longbranch Foundation, are out to raise nearly a quarter of a million dollars to pay for renovations and upgrades to the Longbranch Marina mandated by the Department of Natural Resources, which manages the water environment under the marina.

Simon Calcavecchia, 34, of Olympia, visited Evergreen Elementary School April 7 to talk to students about his books, his music and his disability.

The Key Peninsula Parks Foundation is raising money to pay for enhancements to one or more of the new structures planned for Gateway Park in Wauna. The Gig Harbor Rotary Club has committed $20,000 and volunteer labor for a planned picnic shelter, now referred to as a pavilion.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 10:37

Vision Comes to Free Clinic

The weekly Key Free Clinic began offering vision services to walk-in patients after a dedication ceremony Saturday, April 8, in its offices next to the library in Key Center.

The work of photojournalist and one-time Key Peninsula resident Luke Somers will be exhibited in a show at Seattle University April 29 to May 1.


UPDATE: Scruffy has been spotted in the Jackson Lake area since April 3. She is skittish and wary of humans. Call 884-1907 with any information.

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