Scott Turner
November 30, 2013
There’s a twinkle in his blue eyes and a gentleness in his voice that belie his 85 years. But those very qualities make Sanford “Sandy” Elken the perfect Santa Claus.

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Staff Report
November 30, 2013
A social media brainstorm turns into festive giving and collecting shopping opportunity.

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Rick Sorrels
November 30, 2013
Three local projects were selected by the KPAC to receive a total of $7,000 in matching fund grants to benefit the local community.

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Rick Sorrels
November 4, 2013
Seven thousand dollars is now available as grant money for local individuals and businesses (both profit and non-profit) to request and spend on local projects that would benefit the Key Peninsula.


Scott Turner
October 31, 2013
There’s good news for Key Peninsula teenagers: the long-anticipated Red Barn Youth Center will finally open early next year.


Scott Turner
October 31, 2013
When Maureen and Dave Hennessy were married in March of 2009, one of the vows Dave made was a promise that he would learn to ski.

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Jessica Takehara
October 31, 2013
Peninsula Hands on Art was born 10 years ago out of concern for disappearing art classes and shrinking budgets within greater Gig Harbor area schools.

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Staff Report
October 31, 2013
Tears of Joy Theatre from Portland, Oregon, will bring their production of “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” to the Key Peninsula Civic Center on Nov. 14.

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Staff Report
October 31, 2013
Increasing energy efficiency has been the talk, now local partners are taking action to make it happen.


Staff Report
October 31, 2013
With another rainy day in Washington and the onset of winter, Peninsula school bus drivers are gearing up for their 6th annual “Stuff the Bus” food drive.


Colleen Slater
October 31, 2013
Gail Alscott, whose ancestors in Vaughn include a great-grandfather who operated a store and his father who was a practicing physician, has a house in Home with husband David, who also has roots on the Key Peninsula.


Jessica Takehara
October 31, 2013
Walking down the halls of any Key Peninsula elementary school reveals the hustle and bustle of learning in action.


Alice Kinerk
October 31, 2013
Hugh Maxwell, Evergreen Elementary School’s new principal, breaks into a grin as he recalls the warm welcome he has received in his first months on the job.


Peter Ruble
October 31, 2013
When Minterbrook Oyster Farm owner Kent Kingman took over the reins from Beverly Wiksten in 2011, he bought an industrial pillar of the Key Peninsula community with roots that date back to 1931.


Irene Torres
September 27, 2013
Lakebay’s Megan Blunk has the heart of a champion and the arms to prove it.


Scott Turner
September 27, 2013
Communities in Schools-Peninsula, better known as CISP, is part of a nationwide organization that’s rated as the No.1 dropout prevention organization in the United States.


Scott Turner
September 27, 2013
Miracle Ranch on Horseshoe Lake might not be on the Key Peninsula, but it draws many KP residents every year to its horse camps, day camps, sports camps, cheerleader camps and even church camps.


Charlee Glock-Jackson
September 27, 2013
Two Waters Arts Alliance is probably best known on the Key Peninsula for the art shows and other special events it produces, such as the art show currently on display at the Key Center Library.


Alice Kinerk
September 27, 2013
About 30 volunteers, organized by Pierce Conservation District, gathered recently at a Longbranch farm to plant more than 450 native trees and shrubs alongside an agricultural ditch draining into Filucy Bay.


Colleen Slater
September 27, 2013
Roger Gemelle’s musical career began in New York City at age 19, when he hustled to a studio from school to play on a keyboard.