Colleen Slater
July 2, 2016
"If you’ve never come to our lavender festival, this is the year to come," said Tracy Ketts, owner of Blue Willow Lavender Farm on Wright-Bliss Road in Vaughn.

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Sara Thompson
July 2, 2016
There are 65 miles of waterfront on the Key Peninsula. Less than 2 miles are currently farmed.


Danna Webster
June 27, 2016
On May 15th, 1841 the Charles Wilkes expedition identified Gig Harbor as the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula after establishing with their survey gig, the Porpoise, that the bay was too small for a ship but just right for a gig.


Alice Kinerk
June 23, 2016
Local drinkers can raise a glass to the expansion at the Key Center Food Market.


Colleen Slater
May 29, 2016
The original Vaughn High School, constructed in stages beginning in 1906, had come to the end of its serviceable life by 1955.


Staff Report
May 28, 2016
KPMS seventh grader Bobbi Worden won first place in the seventh- and eighth-grade photography category in the Pierce County Library System's 20th annual teen writing and art contest, Our Own Expressions, in May.


Staff Report
May 28, 2016
The National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) last month appointed local writer and former Key Peninsula News editor, Rodika Tollefson, as editor-in-chief of The Pen Woman magazine, its quarterly membership publication.

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Ted Olinger
May 28, 2016
The Dr. Penrose Guild was honored Feb. 29 at a dedication ceremony for its contribution to the construction of a new wing of surgical and pediatric intensive care units at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma.


Ted Olinger
May 28, 2016
Lakebay resident Jeff Harris visited Cuba for the first time in February to determine the feasibility of a community development project on behalf of the Gig Harbor Rotary Club's International Committee and the Olson Foundation, which he serves as president.


Irene Torres
May 28, 2016
Cheyenne Anderson, 20, of Vaughn, has set her eye on a goal.

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Alice Kinerk
May 28, 2016
Every year, just before Labor Day, 5-year-olds around the country look forward to their first day of school. But what if that first day comes when you’re 17?


Karen Lovett
May 28, 2016
With the resignation of the previous pastor of the Key Peninsula Lutheran Church, the church council moved quickly to find a replacement.


Lisa Bryan
May 28, 2016
Drivers have grown accustomed to road construction signs just north of the Longbranch Marina.