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It’s a small world: Gig Harbor alums meet at Airborne training in Georgia

Jun 28, 2023

Two Gig Harbor High School alumni earned their Army Airborne wings on June 23, 2023, at Fort Moore (formerly known as Fort Benning) in Columbus, Georgia. Ethan Baker, a 2020

In the Margins: Local author’s work picked for lunar library

Jun 21, 2023

We all have dreams and goals. And so often we hear the time-honored advice to just go for it. Shoot for the moon! Someday soon, C.J. Booth’s literary dream will

Gig Harbor Now and Then: The Vine sailed into local history

Jun 19, 2023

With this, the debut of Gig Harbor Now and Then, Vince Dice, the editor of Gig Harbor Now, has placed his employment in great peril by trusting me to provide

As fire season approaches, Gig Harbor mom says “Enough!”

Jun 14, 2023

We all know it’s coming: fire season. All year long, Gig Harbor-ites look forward to the summer months, when we can be outside and relish the beauty of living in

Wellness Wednesday: Alzheimer’s awareness and brain health

Jun 14, 2023

Alzheimer’s Disease is a sickness that we are all too familiar with. While factors play a role in contributing to one’s risk, there is no definite cause as to who

Forest bathing at Crescent Valley Lavender Farm

Jun 12, 2023

“Shinrin-yoku” is a Japanese term that translates to “forest bath.” It is the practice of spending time in the forest to absorb nature. Steeping your senses in natural surroundings encourages

The Brown lady who rang a doorbell in Gig Harbor

May 31, 2023

My name is Thelma Brown.  My husband and I are retired educators from Los Angeles and moved to Gig Harbor seven years ago. We have developed many wonderful friendships and

Letter to the editor: Keep cats inside during this noisy season

May 25, 2023

Many cats are reported lost here in Gig Harbor. Organizations advocating for animals do not advise allowing cats to roam outside. Cats are at the mercy of coyotes, raccoons, and

Guest editorial: YMCA helps foster open and honest dialogue

May 23, 2023

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties Bridge of Hope initiative sponsored two community dialogues on the topic of “Exploring the Complexity of Homelessness in the Gig Harbor Key Peninsula

In the Margins: Bruce the boat whisperer keeps history afloat

May 17, 2023

Ask those who have owned an old wooden boat, and it’s likely they will tell you a story involving family lore, lessons learned, and a few blissful moments on the