Christina T Henry

Christina T Henry is a freelance journalist reporting on local news from the Kitsap Peninsula and beyond. Chris lives in Port Orchard and formerly wrote for the Kitsap Sun. Her beats have included education, local government and that quirky and capricious grab-bag we call community news. She enjoys our beautiful PNW trails, open water swimming and cycling.

“The Old Church” on Crescent Valley has a new owner

May 30, 2023

“The Old Church” on Crescent Valley Drive has sold. The property, with a history dating back to 1908, went on the market in early fall for a listing price of

Gig Harbor High students put their passion into action … and earn college credit

May 22, 2023

Gideon Eilers and his late grandfather used to listen to the Beach Boys before his death in 2020 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. “He grew up listening to the them,

Gig Harbor student helped pass bill to aid military families

May 17, 2023

Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed into law a bill recognizing school districts that show commitment to military students and their families. House Bill 1346 creates a Purple Star designation

Students learning mental health first aid

May 08, 2023

Editor’s note: This story deals with mental health issues, including suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, text HOME to 741741, the Crisis Text Line, or call or

Peninsula High film students’ work showcased at the Uptown Galaxy

May 01, 2023

It’s a sunny day on a country road, as an old man riding a blue scooter greets the mail carrier and invites him to dinner. Three teens appear walking down

Peninsula School District cuts target district office, deans

Apr 24, 2023

Peninsula School District on Friday shared details of positions eliminated or reduced because of $12 million in budget cuts for the upcoming year. The announcement revealed some teaching staff positions

‘The Old Church’ on Crescent Valley Drive for sale

Apr 10, 2023

The little roadside church on Crescent Valley Drive is a familiar landmark whose history dates back more than 100 years. Now it’s for sale, ready for its next chapter. Built

Peninsula School District issues layoff notices to 15 in non-teaching roles

Apr 07, 2023

Peninsula School District has given layoff notices to 15 employees in non-teaching positions. The district will cut the hours of 31 more as it trims $12 million from its 2023-24

11 from Gig Harbor speech and debate team headed to nationals

Apr 05, 2023

Eleven members of Gig Harbor High School’s speech and debate team qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament, to be held in June in Phoenix. In January, coach Chris

Peninsula School District to eliminate 40 non-teaching positions

Mar 24, 2023

The Peninsula School Board on Thursday approved a plan to cut $12 million from next school year’s budget by eliminating 40 staff positions, none of them teachers. The district needs