Julie Warrick Ammann

Julie Ammann is a freelance writer, photographer, and producer. Following her degree in architecture from the University of Washington, Julie discovered the power of storytelling. Her early career in national TV news (The Christian Science Monitor’s World Monitor TV, PBS NewsHour) and documentaries (PBS Frontline) would inform the journalist and creative storyteller she is today. Julie lives in Gig Harbor with her family, in a house of filmmakers and photographers. She doesn’t like scary movies, and she’s named after Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music). Her favorite film director and inspiration is Jane Campion.

Business spotlight: Egg prices stabilizing locally

Feb 27, 2023

Things are looking up — or maybe down — at the Gig Harbor Costco. The price for a Costco-sized carton of eggs is down 50 cents. “We have seen the

More snow, frigid low temperatures possible this weekend

Feb 24, 2023

After a dusting of snow Wednesday night and low temperatures in the 20s Thursday night, Gig Harbor could see more of the white stuff over the weekend. According to the

Agritourism a growing concern for Gig Harbor farms

Feb 21, 2023

When Aileen Amico and her husband, Dennis, bought Blu Rooster Farm in 2016, she said, “all we had was a dog.” After living in Gig Harbor for a decade, they

A Valentine’s Day guide to Gig Harbor

Feb 10, 2023

Love it or hate it, it’s raining pink and red in the harbor. Valentine’s Day (Week!) has arrived. Whether you want to Salsa with your sweetie, sip cosmos with the

Business Spotlight: Gig Harbor family brings Louisiana flavor to the Northwest

Feb 06, 2023

“It’s not too hot, but still has a lot of flavor,” says Elsie. “It comes from a place of love,” adds her husband James. Heat, flavor, and love: the ingredients

Business Spotlight: Patterson’s Market facing eviction

Dec 19, 2022

Clipped to a strawberry box and sandwiched between bags of mistletoe and the cash register hangs a legal document with a handwritten message. “We are being evicted”, “Landlords shutting us

Spirits of the Season at Heritage Distilling

Dec 08, 2022

Editor’s note: Danielle Kartes’ appearance was canceled due to illness. The Sugar Plum Fairy has arrived in the harbor, in cocktail form. She’s pink, sweet, and bright like the splendor