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  • KIDS

    ‘Upcycling’ teaches values of teamwork, patience to area students

    Jessica Smeal and I became friends during her days with the Key Peninsula Parks where she came up with a plethora of interesting, kid-captivating programs. One of her ideas is "upcycling," literally creating art out of garbage and recyclable materials otherwise cast off. Working with Key Peninsula...

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    Sisters’ green thumb helps supply local food banks

    For three years, Peninsula High School's Hettick sisters, Shawna, a sophomore, and Erika, a junior, members of the Gig Harbor 4-H Club, have been growing a garden in Gig Harbor called Katie's Krops. All the food they grow is donated to the Fish Food Bank and neighbors in need. In 2014, the sisters...

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    Harbor Heights fulfills great need in local community

    Harbor Heights Elementary hosted its annual Sharing and Caring assembly last month, which offered an opportunity for students, staff and families to give back through the donation of toys, clothes and food.

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    Longtime Fox Island Scoutmaster had great impact on many lives

    Last month John Ohlson retired as Scoutmaster of Fox Island's Boy Scout Troop 27. It was my pleasure to attend the Court of Honor at the Fox Island Alliance Church where, in his words, "a new era of adult leaders, led by Adam Plymale," took over. The farewell celebration attended by Troop members...

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    Musical opportunities available for developmentally, intellectually challenged

    United By Music is holding auditions on Saturday (Dec. 6).

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    Student participation helps make PHS’ Winterfest a success

    You know the holiday season is upon us right after Thanksgiving because that's when Peninsula High launches its annual Winterfest gala. This one kicked off Saturday, and it was a doozie. Truly happy times for everyone in the festive, booths-crowded facility. I didn't see a frown anywhere.

  • KIDS

    Halloween one more chance to celebrate with friends

    Halloween found me, camera in hand, at the Key Peninsula Civic Center for its annual celebration of the spooky event. The Center was crowded with games, folks bobbing for apples, an inflated jump-bounce room, hoop tosses, bowling, bean bag toss, and you name it. It was there.

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    Fundraiser event will benefit Scouting program

    ScoutReach, a nationwide program of the Boy Scouts of America and administered locally by the Pacific Harbors Council in Tacoma, is presenting "An Evening with Wine and Chocolate" at 7 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 8) at the Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor.

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    Beloved Eagle Scout loses battle with cancer

    Almost to the day a month ago, Kids' Corner wrote about Boy Scout Troop 220's Court of Honor promoting seven new Eagle Scouts at the Key Peninsula Civic Center (Gateway, Sept. 17). Among those attending was Scott Odell, who earned his Eagle rank years previously. Scott was there to honor his brother...

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    Boy Scout troop 220 raises money for one of its own

    Aggressively combating the ravages of a cancer he is determined he will beat, Eagle Scout Scott Odell participated in Key Peninsula Boy Scout Troop 220's Sept. 14 Court of Honor at which his brother, Michael, was one of seven Troop 220 scouts who simultaneously received their newly earned Eagle ...

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