Ed Friedrich

Ed Friedrich is a longtime local journalist and Gig Harbor resident. He worked 35 years at the Kitsap Sun as a sportswriter, copy editor, page designer, news reporter, news editor and rubber band shooter. A South Kitsap native, Ed first moved to Gig Harbor while a student at the University of Puget Sound in the late 1970s and has witnessed a new community grow from old roots during the ensuing half century. He is a creek freak, weather geek, scanner addict, and digs kayaking and saltwater swimming at his Key Peninsula cabin.

FISH toy drive putting Christmas presents under trees of 600 children

Dec 16, 2021

The effort, which is a drive-up affair again this year, achieves success through widespread support from the community.

Fire chief recommends bond for training center, upgrades to three stations

Dec 15, 2021

A live-fire training center would be constructed, the Kimball Drive fire station rebuilt, and Artondale and Swede Hill stations remodeled for about $80 million.

COVID-19 infections temporarily shut down landmark Tides Tavern

Dec 12, 2021

Though nearly 90% of Tides staff is vaccinated, enough workers were stricken by the virus to make scheduling difficult.

Seahawks’ Griffin, Tides’ Cedarland named league’s top volleyball, football players

Dec 10, 2021

Peninsula’s Katrina Cardinal was also cited as the South Sound 3A conference’s volleyball coach of the year and the Seahawks’ Schmidt Hall as the league’s top football lineman.

PenMet Parks board approves $31.6 million for community recreation center

Dec 08, 2021

The Peninsula Metropolitan Parks District approved a $31.6 million outlay Tuesday night to construct a community recreation center on the former Performance Golf Center site. Two weeks earlier, the parks board had passed a 2022 capital budget in which $23.7 million of the $33.1 million total is devoted to the center at 2416 14th Avenue

Legislation proposes to pay off Tacoma Narrows Bridge, remove tolls

Dec 06, 2021

Emily Randall, D-Bremerton, pre-filed the bill in the Senate on Monday and a companion bill was filed in the House.

Heritage event, sister city effort illuminate Norwegian ties

Dec 04, 2021

Rotary-led group close to finalizing sisterhood with Bodø, Norway; Heritage in the Harbor event Friday honors Norwegian culture, history and traditions.

Tacoma Narrows Airport could expand, but not to accommodate airliners

Nov 30, 2021

A commission exploring how to handle future passenger, cargo and general aviation traffic is asking for suggestions from the public.

Fire destroys house off of Rosedale Street

Nov 22, 2021

Three residents were able to escape, though one was taken to the hospital with injuries and the home is not habitable.

Veterans Day committee adapts with drive-in event

Nov 09, 2021

KING-TV newscaster and Peninsula High grad Greg Copeland will host the event that focuses on World War II veterans.