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.

City celebrates North Creek Salmon Heritage Site purchase

Oct 03, 2022

Gig Harbor will celebrate two milestones this week, according to Mayor Tracie Markley. The city, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and the Lyons Family Trust will celebrate the acquisition of

Harbor Happenings: Launch your weekend with Scarecrow Fest

Sep 27, 2022

The reemergence from COVID continues with several in-person events returning this week, starting with the Scarecrow Festival at Sehmel Homestead Park on Saturday, Oct. 1. Sponsored by PenMet Parks, the

Painted rocks brighten Gig Harbor Civic Center

Sep 21, 2022

If you’re walking around downtown Gig Harbor, or on the Cushman Trail, or just about anywhere in the area, you might be lucky enough to spot a little painted rock.

Harbor Happenings: Film Fest, Cider Swig and more

Sep 20, 2022

Movie lovers, rejoice. The Gig Harbor Film Festival returns this week after a two-year COVID-induced hiatus. The festival runs Sept. 22-25, with 61 films scheduled for screening at the Galaxy

Gig Harbor Film Festival back on big screens this week

Sep 19, 2022

After an unexpected two-year intermission, the Gig Harbor Film Festival is back in full force this week. For four days – Sept. 22–25 – the screens at the Galaxy Theatres

Open Studio Tour offers a peek inside artists’ workplaces

Sep 16, 2022

This weekend’s Open Studio Tour is an annual opportunity to meet local artists and learn how they work and what inspires them to create. The 2022 tour features 23 professional

City Council again extends moratorium on new short-term rentals

Sep 14, 2022

The Gig Harbor City Council on Monday voted unanimously to extend a moratorium on new applications for short-term rentals in the city. The extension spans another six months. Residents on

‘Our Fisherman, Our Guardian’ the culmination of years-long effort to honor area’s original inhabitants

Sep 13, 2022

It has taken many generations, but Gig Harbor will finally acknowledge and honor the first people who lived in this area – the sx̌ʷəbabš band of the Puyallup Tribe of

ChuSeok Festival, Korean celebration of autumn, set for Sunday

Sep 09, 2022

In America, the full moon closest to the autumn equinox is known as the Harvest Moon. In Korea, people celebrate the fall full moon at ChuSeok – meaning “autumn eve”

Harbor Happenings: Several “lasts” coming up this week

Sep 06, 2022

For many, Labor Day signals the end of summer as many seasonal activities wind down and indoor events begin. This week brings several “lasts,” and a couple of firsts to