Charlee Glock-Jackson

Freelance writer Charlee Glock-Jackson was the primary reporter for the weekly Gig Harbor Life until it folded in 2018. She is the founder of the Olalla Bluegrass & Beyond Festival and the caretaker of an enchanted Olalla forest that's been in her family nearly 70 years.

Harbor Happenings: Basket Brigade campaign kicks off

Nov 01, 2022

Hail, November, heralding the holiday season and the plethora of events planned in the coming weeks. Basket Brigade This year’s Basket Brigade kicked off Nov. 1. Community members can donate food or money, or volunteer to help collect, package and distribute baskets — filled with all the fixings for Thanksgiving dinners — to families in

City plans to buy 24 acres adjacent to Cushman Trail

Oct 27, 2022

The city of Gig Harbor hopes to close next week on the purchase of 24 acres of land off Burnham Drive, adjacent to the Cushman Trail. The city plans to pay for the property by issuing a 10-year private placement bond for $4.2 million. But city Finance Director Dave Rodenbach said the city can’t finalize

Harbor Happenings: Halloween edition

Oct 25, 2022

Trick-or-treaters have a couple of options, including downtown and Uptown, this Halloween.

Harbor Happenings: Make Waves for Harbor WildWatch

Oct 18, 2022

This is a bit of a quiet week, as local groups gear up for Halloween happenings. But several events are taking place that are worth noting: Harbor WildWatch happenings Harbor WildWatch hosts its back-in-person “Make Waves” fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Gig Harbor Yacht Club, 8209 Stinson Ave. The 21-and-older event will feature live

Quilt Show says ahoy to the Harbor

Oct 14, 2022

More than 180 handmade quilts are on display this weekend as the Gig Harbor Quilters Guild brings back Quilts Ahoy, its (usually) annual quilt show. The Quilts Ahoy show takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer Elementary School (formerly the Boys & Girls Club),

City council approves purchase of new police cars

Oct 12, 2022

The Gig Harbor City Council on Monday authorized the purchase of two new Ford hybrid SUV police cars from an out-of-state dealer. City Administrator Katrina Knutson noted that purchasing police patrol vehicles has become difficult due to supply-chain issues. Wait times for new patrol cars are routinely longer than eight months. Meanwhile, the standard method

Harbor Happenings: Orca Recovery Day, Quilt Show and more

Oct 11, 2022

Events this week include Orca Recovery Day and the return of the Quilt Show, plus ongoing events that continue through the end of the month. Orca Recovery Day Orca Recovery Day is Saturday, Oct. 15. More than 40 events are planned throughout the Puget Sound area. Locally, an event at the DeMolay Sandspit Nature Preserve

Artists take honors at Open Juried Art Show

Oct 10, 2022

Peninsula Art League’s 20th annual Open Juried Art Show is on display at the history museum through Oct. 28. The show features 100 artworks from artists throughout the U.S. Well-known pastel painter Teresa Saia juried the show and selected most of the artworks that received awards. Best of Show The Best of Show ribbon went

Community rallies to save Olalla Bay Market

Oct 06, 2022

The Olalla Bay Market was just weeks away from celebrating its grand opening when disaster struck. Early on the morning of Aug. 16, a fire broke out in the almost completely remodeled store, known for decades as Al’s of Olalla. The fire started in the kitchen and “completely destroyed” all the brand new appliances, according

Poetry Festival draws leading regional voices

Oct 06, 2022

Poets and poetry lovers, rejoice. The Greater Gig Harbor Poetry Festival returns Sunday, Oct. 9, at Ocean5. This year’s gathering features workshops led by leading regional poets, small group poetry-writing sessions and open mic poetry readings. Tacoma publisher and poet Christina Vega is the host for this second annual event. Vega is a Queer Chicana