Gig Harbor Community Member

Letter to the editor: Here’s how to learn about city council candidates

Sep 21, 2023

To Gig Harbor residents, I say: “You make the difference.” As a new resident of Gig Harbor, there are a few topics that I hear from people who have lived

Letter to the editor: PenMet levy request by the numbers

Sep 20, 2023

PenMet’s advocacy for approving this November’s levy lid lift is supported mainly by the following two points: Describing how the tax rate has dropped since the last levy lid lift

Letter to the editor: Suicide prevention requires attention, compassion and action

Sep 13, 2023

Hello, Gig Harbor Now and Followers. I am Thelma Brown, President of the Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Suicide Prevention Coalition. On behalf of our Coalition, we would like to thank Mayor

Fox Island open house planned to discuss wildfire risk

Sep 13, 2023

Fox Island asks the question: Could a Lahaina type of wildfire happen here? Fox Island has but one way for emergency vehicles to arrive to help their Fire Station 53

Wellness Wednesday: Tips for healthy aging

Sep 13, 2023

Aging is inevitable. It may even be at the forefront of your mind, especially as your body begins to communicate it’s happening. Maybe you’re feeling pains in your knees, weakened

Dolly Parton wants your kids to read, and we’re here to help

Aug 31, 2023

Hello Dolly! Dolly Parton came and conquered the State of Washington. By proclamation from Governor Jay Inslee, August 15 is now Dolly Parton Imagination Library Day. This program had delivered

Gig Harbor Now and Then: Library hall used a form of lighting your insurance agent wouldn’t approve of

Aug 28, 2023

We concluded our last column with the question: What kind of lighting system upgrade was installed in the Vaughn Library Hall in 1920? Answer: Interestingly enough, the answer lies in

Minerva Fund awards scholarships to nine local women

Aug 16, 2023

The Minerva Scholarship Fund introduced recipients of the 2023 Minerva Scholarships on Sunday, Aug. 6. Minerva Scholarship Chair Pat Berger presented the awards in front of a proud assembly of

Letter to the Editor: Downtown Waterfront Alliance wants to know what you think

Aug 15, 2023

The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is the voice and ears for the merchants and restaurants for our downtown waterfront.  We ask that you take a very quick survey in

Gig Harbor Now and Then: Squatters were early adopters of tiny houses

Aug 14, 2023

Our previous question asked: What was the average size of the 32 squatters’ houses on Military Reservation 23, at point Evans, barely north of the Narrows bridges, in 1916? Answer: