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March 2006 Issue
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KP News exclusive Terry Lee announces intention to run for reelection
As Terry Lee tells the Key Peninsula News he plans to announce in a few weeks his bid for reelection, the KPNews went out into the community to find out his impact on the local area.

Logging practices continue to drive concern
Logging has long been a concern for Key Peninsula residents; a March workshop will address issues of what is legal under county and state laws.

KP salt water intrusion distant but possible threat
Although the Key Peninsula does not have any major salt water intrusion issues, as population grows and development continue, the concern will increase

Unsung heroes series: Veteran KPMS teacher hangs up his hat
Key Peninsula Middle School teacher David Tarabochia, a Peninsula School District graduate himself, retires after a 30-year teaching career

‘Good Stuff’ coming to Key Center
A Key Pen family brings healthy foods to local residents

The Sign Man turns commercial niche into art
Chuck Kraft, aka The Sign Man, mingles artistry with design skill to create unique, attractive business signs.

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Throughout March - Lakebay Fuchsia Society pre-sale, in connection with the spring plant sale. Flats and half-flats of geraniums, assorted annuals, and bedding plants are available for order before April 1. Flyers are available from Society members, or call 884-2283.

Mondays - TOPS, WA, #1091 at 6:30 p.m. at Wright Bliss fire station. You can be a TOPS loser too.

Wednesdays: March 15, and March 29 - Community Planning Board, 7 p.m. at KPMS Library. General public encouraged to attend. Information at: www.piercecountywa.org/landuse.

Thursdays at 10 a.m. - new grief support group meets at the Fire Station #5 building (near the Wright/Bliss and SR-302 intersection). Information: contact Claudia at 884-2054.

March 11 - The Key Peninsula Lions Club invites everyone to the 22nd annual Key Peninsula Citizens of the Year Awards dinner at the KP Civic Center in Vaughn on Saturday,. KIRO Radio’s Dave Ross will be the event’s keynote speaker. The doors open at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 884-5097; for questions, call 853-2721.

March 11 to Monday, March 20 - The Key Center Library will be closed for painting and carpet installation. The book drop will remain open. The Family Story Time on Wednesday, March 15, 11 a.m., will be held at the Key Center Fire Station Courtesy room.

March 16 - “Gardening in the Northwest”, by speaker Ed Hume, one of the best-known local experts on the subject. Sponsored by Friends of the Key Center Library. Hume will show slides and make copies of his new book available. 7 p.m. at McColley Hall at the Key Center Lutheran Church (corner of Lackey and K. P. Highway). Memberships in Friends of the Key Center Library will also be available at the meeting. It costs only $5 a year to support this precious community resource.

March 18 - TWAA’s fourth annual Spring Fling event featuring many local artists presenting their originals, prints and cards, 6-10 p.m., at the Key Peninsula Civic Center, at 17010 S Vaughn Rd KPN. $15 suggested donation. $10 for members. Hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar are available. Attend and support the community in the arts.

March 23 - Book discussion group at 7 p.m., Key Center Library. This month’s selection is One Man’s Bible by Guo Zingjian, a fascinating novel about China during the Cultural Revolution. Copies of this book will be available at the checkout desk before March 11 and after March 20.

March 23 - Key Peninsula Historical Society presents John Jewell, artist and sculptor of the children at the Key Center Library, who will discuss the historical research he did for his sculpture of Meriwether Lewis and Lewis’ dog, Seaman, which was erected at Fort Lewis last September. Officer elections will also be held at this meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Whitmore Room at the Key Peninsula Civic Center. Information: 884-3272.

April 1 - Crab feed and dance at KPCC. Crab feed from 4-7 p.m.; dance from 8- 12:00 p.m.. The prices are as follows: Dinner and Dance: $25 Dinner Only: $20 Ages 6 – 12: $10 Under five years: Free Dance Only: $10 Come and have fun with your family and friends!

Just a reminder of other classes happening on a regular basis: Clogging on Mondays; Karate on Monday and Thursday; Tennis on Monday and Thursday; Tae Kwon Do on Tuesday and Thursday, and for your little ones, Indoor Park on Tuesday and Thursday.

The Key Peninsula Metro Park District (KPMPD) is accepting team registrations for men’s and women’s weeknight double header softball league. Teams will play a 12-game season plus a double elimination end of the season tournament. Games will start the week of April 17 and will take place on either Wednesdays or Thursdays. Individuals without a team may contact KPMPD and request to be put on a player availability list. Cost of the league and end of season tournament is $650. Registrations accepted till April 4 or until full. Information or to request a team registration flyer, call 884-9240.

Anthology writers wanted The Key Peninsula Key Peninsula Writers’ Guild invites Key Pen writers to submit entries to the 2006 edition of “Voices from the Key,” an anthology produced by the KPWG, an associate of the nonprofit organization Two Waters Arts Alliance. The deadline is May 1. Submissions must be original, unpublished works of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Writers may submit any number of submissions but the total page count may not exceed 10 pages. An editorial committee will select the final works to be included in the anthology. Submission guidelines are available at Key Center Library or by contacting Danna Webster, 884-6455 or email: dwebster@centurytel.net.

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