December 1, 2018
January 2019 will mark the 25th year since Dr. Lisa Woods-Zabari built Brookside Veterinary Hospital.


November 1, 2018
Micah and Emily Dahl became the proud new owners of 3 Clouds Bakery in August.


November 1, 2018
Figaro’s Pizza was selected for the company’s Franchisee of the Year award in October.


May 1, 2018
DK Property Management celebrated their grand opening on April 14th.


May 1, 2018
Lake Kathryn Village Mall will soon be doubling its retail capacity.


May 1, 2018
Blend Wine Shop is the place where newcomers can meet the locals over a glass of wine.


April 1, 2018
Just over 90 years ago, Jan. 8, 1927, electricity flowed for the first time on the west side of the Tacoma Narrows.


April 1, 2018
Close to Home Espresso has been the stopping place for the Key Peninsula coffee-loving public for 25 years.


January 1, 2018
Virginia Volz was found dead behind the counter at Buzz Liquor Store, from what appeared to be a massive cardiac event.


December 1, 2017
Part 2 of a visit with the volunteers at Angel Guild Thrift Shop.


December 1, 2017
Debbie Cassidy fulfilled a lifelong dream when she recently purchased Sunnycrest Nursery.


November 1, 2017
Future fate of Marnie Farmer's Vintage and Antiques is unknown, as building goes up for sale.


November 1, 2017
Chuck Ellis of Goin' Postal helps the community with much more than their mailing needs.


September 1, 2017
Lori Deacon reaches across the country using technology to check in on her clients with Your Daily Hello.


September 1, 2017
The Glen Cove Repair automotive business materialized from the study, planning and determination of Eric Moreland’s youngest son, Mathew in 2012.


August 1, 2017
Tom and Julie Boardman have operated Master’s Dry Carpet Cleaning as a husband and wife team for nearly 20 years.


July 1, 2017
DeeAnn Thomas opened It's All Good in Purdy in December 2016 after a career spanning 18 years in shopping malls.


July 1, 2017
Lulu’s Homeport is officially for sale.


July 1, 2017
Dale and Claudia Loy, owners of Sunnycrest Nursery in Key Center, celebrated 35 years in business in June.


January 29, 2017
It took a call to “Get Jesse” Jones before Stephanie Brooks’ food truck business got started in August 2016.


September 2, 2016
Meet Gloria Napualani Kalamalamakailialoha Fujii Nahalea. Her name means “full of life or vivaciousness."


July 30, 2016
The barbershop in the Purdy Shopping Center is sporting a new style.


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


May 28, 2016
Local business owners say goodbye.


April 3, 2016
The Pierce County Council voted Dec. 15 to hold a one-issue advisory-only election April 26 to gauge whether or not local residents want retail marijuana stores and growers to operate in unincorporated areas of Pierce County, like the Key Peninsula.


April 2, 2016
There is no more "Makin’ Bacon" at the corner of 134th Avenue and the Key Peninsula Highway, where Marnie Kirk has reopened her vintage and handmade home decor store, "Marnie Farmer’s."


April 1, 2016
A new taproom has opened at the top of the Key Peninsula


February 26, 2016
Bradley Levine is a liquor lover and a liquor expert.


February 3, 2016
John Burg has almost four decades of working in the small-engine repair business — over half of it running his own Key Peninsula operation, John’s Small Engine Repair.


February 3, 2016
Nearly four decades ago Angels arrived on the Key Peninsula. They weren’t called Angels at first; they were simply seven women responding to a call.


February 3, 2016
David Anderson has two passions: coins and fossils.


January 3, 2016
Marijuana is big business, and growing marijuana is where that business begins.


December 9, 2015
For those whose exposure to marijuana is limited, or ended several decades ago, the cannabis landscape presents a whole new world, and the Key Peninsula is in the middle of that changing landscape.


September 2, 2015
Customers are rolling up in increasing numbers at the new Peninsula Perk coffee stand in Purdy.


July 31, 2015
Longtime Home resident Mary Hammeley has an unusual business.


May 28, 2015
People like Nita Garnier help make the Key Peninsula extra special.


May 5, 2015
'Threads’ and ‘Finding Thea’: Stories of inspiration, determination and liberation.


September 24, 2014
Related stories: There’s a New Gardener in Town Fuchsias and More at 21st Annual Sale New Owner Brings Ideas, Plans to Sunnycrest The Nygards’ 65 Years New Haunted Forest to Explore on the KP Camp Stand By Me Builds Hope and Health New Options at Livable Community Fair Gateway Park ‘Pioneer’ History


June 3, 2014
“Winners” in the state marijuana license lottery were announced by the State Liquor Control Board (LCB) on May 2.


May 29, 2014
When Jeff Minch announced he was looking for a buyer for Blend Wine Shop, customers Don and Molly Swensen wanted to make sure the shop would stay the way it was.


March 28, 2014
Barbara Whitt, owner of Happy Paws Pet Grooming, moved to the Key Peninsula in 2011 with a dream of one day locating her business in a brick and mortar store.


February 1, 2014
A lot of heavy equipment is moving dirt and trees at the Lake Kathryn Shopping Center.


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.


September 27, 2013
Cars, trucks, bikes and all manner of vehicles whip past the spot every day on State Route 302.


August 29, 2013
Every week, Lakebay resident Joanne Johnston makes a stop at Ray’s Meat Market in Purdy to stock up on fresh meat.


August 29, 2013
Owner Karen Horan offers up affordable luxury at her new salon in Lake Kathryn.


June 28, 2013
In 1975, Florida girl Mindy Wilkins moved to Key Peninsula.


May 29, 2013
In 1989, fed up with the city life of Seattle, Laura McClintock moved to Key Peninsula.


May 1, 2013
Earth-toned walls set the mood in the Serenity Salon and Spa.


May 1, 2013
Key Peninsula Master's Dry Carpet Cleaning celebrated 15 years of successful operation with a fundraiser for the Key Peninsula Civic Center.


May 1, 2013
Claude Gahard had been making raspberry and blackberry wines for 20 years before moving to the Key Peninsula in 1992.


March 27, 2013
In the three years Michelle Spruell has owned NNRI Consulting, Inc., she has helped more than 400 clients find work.


March 27, 2013
Meet Barbara Whitt, the owner of Happy Paws Pet Grooming.


March 1, 2013
Growing your own food provides a means to control our exposure to the vast number of chemicals in our food system.


February 13, 2013
Business is booming for pet travel equipment manufacturer SturdiProducts, located in Key Center.


February 13, 2013
Subway is closer to opening in Key Center. The permits took longer than was expected for the fast-food restaurant.


February 13, 2013
Fresh Food Revolution, a Key Pen food co-op, marked its first-year anniversary earlier this summer.


February 13, 2013
Related stories: Camp Stand By Me Pool Reopened Dorothy Bouvia Lusby enjoys 104th birthday lunch with former students Key Center Food Market Opens ‘The Cellar’ Purdy Good Haircuts Purdy Man Has Passion for Booze and Educating Customers Behind the Scenes with Two Angels New Owner Brings Ideas, Plans to Sunnycrest 25 Years of Espresso ‘Close […]


February 5, 2013
A 12-year-old girl’s fascination with horses has turned into The Red Mare, an equestrian supply business specializing in dressage saddles, tack, accessories, and related items.


January 31, 2013
When Greg Murphy’s father started his barbecue business in 1968, he told his son “It’s better to work for yourself, because you’re getting paid for what you do.”


January 31, 2013
When the Hetterscheidt brothers, Chris, 34, and Nick, 27, moved to the Key Peninsula from Las Vegas a few years ago, their dream was to open a disc golf shop.


January 30, 2013
The Angel Guild is a thrift store, tucked into an inconspicuous space in the Key Center Corral.


January 30, 2013
Jerry Davis started his business 13 years ago. He did not intend to open a feed store, but that’s what it is.


August 1, 2011
The medical marijuana co-op in Key Center opened under a new owner and new management March 25.


August 1, 2010
Early in the morning of July 11, unknown persons broke out a window at the KP Smoke Shop in Key Center.


July 1, 2010
Artist Laura McClintock has inspired the Key Peninsula with more than art for over 18 years.


November 1, 2009
It’s the first craft brewery in the area, and just in time for the dreary rainy season, 7 Seas Brewery opened its taproom Oct. 15.


November 1, 2009
A merger of MilePost Credit Union into Sound Credit Union was completed on Aug. 31.


September 1, 2009
Espresso stands are opening everywhere, and along with the variety of coffee comes a variety of baristas to sell it.


May 1, 2009
Construction of a new store for Peninsula Market in Key Center is expected to start sometime this summer.


April 1, 2009
Steve “Wink” Lodholm sells fresh seafood at his store, Winks Seafood shop in Purdy.


April 1, 2009
Peninsula businesses maintain hope and stay open amidst a declining economy.


February 1, 2009
Angel Guild is a highly profitable non-profit organization supporting many local organizations.


July 1, 2008
The Key Peninsula Farmers Market is official, after a kickoff fundraiser on June 15.


June 1, 2008
Chris Gilliam is the kind of man who looks at a problem and sees an opportunity.


June 1, 2008
The KP News turned to some local businesses for an analysis of the recession.


December 1, 2007
In the heart of Home, situated on a hill off Key Peninsula Highway, is a small rural business called Home Feed and Grocery.


October 1, 2007
Huckleberry Inn owner Martha Swanson sold her restaurant to Pablo and Cathy de la Cruz, owners of El Sombrero in Port Orchard.


September 1, 2007
One of Key Peninsula’s newest home-based businesses is Embrace Art Enterprises, LLC, the brainchild of its president, Lynelle Scheid-Kearney.


September 1, 2007
The Key Peninsula world of business is on the move.


June 1, 2007
Claudia and Dale Loy celebrate the 25th anniversary of their business.


May 1, 2007
Chere’ Stebbins and her husband, Corky, opened “A OK Nursery and Garden” on April 1.


April 1, 2007
Jody Stark and Tara Frode are celebrating eight years in business this April as co-owners of Ravensara Espresso.


March 1, 2007
After months of renovations, the owners of The Landing open doors to the new retail and office building, with two tenants ready to move in.


February 1, 2007
A Burley resident overcomes major health setbacks to follow long-held dream of opening an antique shop.


February 1, 2007
The Key Peninsula Business Association offers businesses, nonprofits and community members a chance to network, stay abreast of important events, and give back.


November 1, 2006
A local couple and their teenage son help people with their athletic endeavors at a newly opened Gig Harbor business.


October 1, 2006
The owner of a Mayo Cove herring pen operations lost his appeal to a decision that ordered his business to cease operations.


October 1, 2006
Two unique stores opened in the building that was formerly used by Northwest Experience, whose owner, George Kenny, recently downsized his business but still offers his school of chainsaw carving in part of the building.


September 1, 2006
Danielle Young takes her pet grooming business on the road—bringing the service to the customers’ front yards.


August 5, 2006
Several commercial buildings projects under way include the home of a future pizzeria, a medical services building, and a potential gas station.


July 1, 2006
The Northwest Experience returns to its roots of chainsaw wood carving, eliminating the other aspects of the former gift shop.


June 1, 2006
Lakebay Roofing owner Tom Rolfzen may soon be ready to turn the business over to the second generation--his daughter.


May 1, 2006
Despite a short notice about the winery’s opening day, owners Claude and Claudia Gahard get an unexpected flux of visitors.


April 1, 2006
A local craftsman uses wood skills, love for pool to create a unique business catering to other game aficionados.


April 1, 2006
Key Peninsula native Kevin Canavan builds a successful business to suit the local community’s needs.


January 1, 2006
Two Key Pen teachers create successful business in their spare time.


January 1, 2006
After two hit-and-run accidents damage Serenity Salon on 118th Street, the property owner tries to get help from transportation officials.


January 1, 2006
The Key Pen’s newest diner is celebrating one year in business--but it’s been an uphill battle, according to its owner.


December 1, 2005
Gig Harbor couple buy historic Key Center Trading Post, plan to renovate and make big changes to the building.


August 1, 2005
Two Key Pen residents team up to bring a deli back to the building that formerly housed “Lisa’s Deli.”


July 1, 2005
Sunnycrest Nursery’s garden spotlights Key Pen and wows the crowd at the first Point Defiance Flower and Garden Show.


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


April 1, 2005
Despite lower prices, the real estate market on the Key Peninsula reflects regional trends—and is becoming more appealing.


March 1, 2005
Over the last year, many Key Pen area businesses opened doors or changed owners, bringing new or improved services.


March 1, 2005
Local couple nurtures plants, friendships and community involvement while turning their nursery into a blooming business.


February 1, 2005
The shopping center, built about three decades ago, undergoes its first major renovation.


January 1, 2005
The much-awaited opening of Key Pen’s new restaurant, Blondie’s, meets rave reviews from diners.


November 1, 2004
Owning an eating establishment has long been a dream of Ron Bustad, owner of The New Brookside Restaurant.


November 1, 2004
Wood stoves, cook stoves, coal stoves, heat stoves, when you step into Don Fegley’s Key Center Trading Post, history abounds.


November 1, 2004
Moreland and Sons had planned to move their corner shop at the flashing light in Key Center in about 18 months, but Eric Moreland and Steve Skibbs, of Windermere, reached a mutual agreement that made now the right time.


May 1, 2004
Writer William C. Dietz sets off to learn all he can about the new restaurant getting ready to open in Key Center.


April 1, 2004
KC Computer Repair owner Bill Horwitz with assistant Sheryl Mirenta and his sidekick KC the cockatiel offer everything from classes to house calls


April 1, 2004
Burger King is promised to be finally on the way—along with another “major” development kept under wraps by property owners for now


January 1, 2004
Owner Jerry Davis turns one unique concept into another.


December 1, 2003
If you've pushed your holiday shopping until the last minute, you don't need to compete for a spot on the busy highway and overcrowded parking lots at the supermall--local shops have a surprising variety of gift ideas.