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It’s July. In the late evening, when a touch of moisture returns to the sky and I linger in the dregs of the day’s light, worn out by the farm, an occasional nighthawk adds its lonesome … more
This closer look at the legend of how the bay got its name helps us understand the breadth of the Key Peninsula's history. First installment of a two-part series. more
The other night I had a huge hankering for some nachos. Usually, in that situa- tion, I would go to the store and get a jar of queso. However, in an effort to avoid eating anything containing ingre- … more
On most summer days you’ll find me toiling away in the garden, crawling around on all fours or standing at a 90-degree angle, hands on my hips, staring into the green and brown abyss like a mad … more
A Baptist missionary named Nathan Price leaves Georgia and takes his wife and four daughters to a small town in the Congo in 1959. What could go wrong? more
I love bread in pretty much all of its forms. When I first learned how to make my own, I didn’t own a stand mixer, never mind a digital thermometer or kitchen scale. I enjoyed kneading dough by … more
Captain Robert Bosch, the last of the Bosch legacy at Key Peninsula Fire District 16, retired on May 27, marking the end of an era for the department. more
Peninsula athletes excelled in a variety of sports this spring season, while a former softball star continues to shine in college. more
When I was 12 years old I joined a cult. Some people know it as 4-H, which is not generally considered a cult but based on how I recruited others into it, you could have been fooled. Looking back … more
Seven Peninsula High School student-athletes announced their intentions to play college sports starting next fall. more
The rubber boa is a non-venomous, constrictor snake native to the American West, known for its smooth, velvety skin, slow-moving behavior, and unique defensive tactics. more
Scott Stone, the new director for Harbor Soccer Club’s Key Peninsula recreational, program wants his coed players to learn the fundamentals of soccer and have enough fun that they want to continue playing the sport. more
Just nine years after the Treaty of Medicine Creek in 1854, Isaac Pennypacker Hawk of Olympia filed the first claim on the Key Peninsula. more
Stephanie Brooks, the owner of Gnosh food truck knew something didn’t feel right the week before Christmas. She was suffering from a heart attack that helped shift her priorities. more
Mid-spring marks the starting line for the crucial race against nature’s clock. It’s the second installment of the pruning season when spring flowering shrubs become the object of my garden fixations. more
My appreciation for asparagus took time to develop. I was a child of the 1950s, a time when vegetables were overcooked or canned. Hardly a winning combination for asparagus. Not to mention what … more
The great travel writer Jonathan Raban survived a stroke while sitting at his Seattle dinner table one evening with his 18-year-old daughter, Julia. more
Gig Harbor Lacrosse brings home the Fire Stick Trophy for the first time since 2016. more
You have earth for the taking, full of everything a plant needs. more
Just like a novel, reading cookbooks has been a lifelong love of mine. While my cookbook collection has diminished over the years, thanks in part to both the internet and a need to downsize, it is … more
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