Bill Dietz
June 1, 2005
The Key Center “Rural Activity Center” features a new business—but not everyone is glad to see it.


Rodika Tollefson
June 1, 2005
The Legislature’s $8.5 billion transportation package includes funds for State Route 302—but Key Pen residents should read all the fine print before giving it the thumbs up.

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Rodika Tollefson
May 1, 2005
The annual Memorial Day celebration at the Vaughn Cemetery will include a special event: the dedication of a permanent memorial to honor veterans.


Various Contributors
May 1, 2005
A local duo knows what it takes to make moms-to-be comfortable and relaxed through the baby birth process.


Hugh McMillan
May 1, 2005
An auction to raise funds for the historic Longbranch Improvement Club brings a packed house, to the organizers’ surprise and delight.

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Rodika Tollefson
May 1, 2005
A dream several years in the making was set to become reality in April, as the state Legislature appropriated funds to turn a 350-acre Key Pen property into a park.


Rodika Tollefson
May 1, 2005
A sixth-grader dreams of racing for NASCAR some day—and is adding up trophies toward that dream.


Irene Torres
May 1, 2005
The Livable Community Fair on May 7 is a chance for Key Pen residents to learn about services, volunteer opportunities and numerous organizations that help make the community attractive.

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Various Contributors
May 1, 2005
A small room packed with hundreds of artifacts preserves local history—thanks to the dreams and volunteer work of local history enthusiasts.


Various Contributors
May 1, 2005
A forum that looks at the perils of methamphetamine is one of several planned public outreach events to help local residents fight meth in their neighborhoods.

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Danna Webster
April 1, 2005
A volunteer team of dental professionals brings free services to Key Pen’s people who couldn’t afford dental care otherwise.


Rodika Tollefson
April 1, 2005
The Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District hires a full-time parks director as a first step in getting “organized” and expanding programs.


Rodika Tollefson
April 1, 2005
As more people discover the Key Peninsula, the challenge of balancing growth and preserving quality of life becomes a priority. A community planning board is working on a plan that will impact how the area grows in the next 20 years.


Rodika Tollefson
April 1, 2005
Cristi Watson receives much-deserved recognition for helping the community, while planning to leave to Oregon in two months.