Ted Kenney

Ted Kenney is a third-generation Gig Harbor Peninsula resident who grew up in Rosedale and attended Gig Harbor High School the year it opened. He has worked as a news reporter, software marketer and restaurant owner. He loves reading, especially Raymond Chandler novels and good non-fiction.

Return-to-office mandates roil the Gig Harbor area’s large remote workforce

Aug 10, 2023

Eric SanInocencio of Gig Harbor has what many would consider a dream job. From his house near the head of the bay, he is immersed in baseball all day, every day as vice president of social media for Perfect Game USA. The company bills itself as the world’s largest scouting organization and hosts tournaments and

Artondale firm competes with Big Boys of SpaceTech

Jul 20, 2023

With this state’s vibrant space technology sector, it’s no surprise that NASA in 2023 chose three Washington companies for its NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, which provides seed funding to nurture early-stage ideas that could transform future space missions. Washington firms awarded the highly competitive NIAC slots, each with a $175,000 grant, include a

On Fox Island, an old Navy acoustics lab gets a new life

Jul 07, 2023

As a youth, Ty Clarke liked to water-ski and wake-board from his parents’ beach on the southwest shore of Fox Island. Cutting through the glassy water of Carr Inlet, at the turnaround point on their runs, Ty and his friends couldn’t help noticing something off-putting: a neglected concrete box of a building squatting on the

The Battle for Carr Inlet pitted local community against the Navy

Jul 06, 2023

Think the fight against Walmart in the 1990s, or the more recent flap over building 35 new dwelling units at the bottom of Harborview Drive, stand as the biggest citizen crusades in peninsula history? Those were minor disagreements when compared to the Battle for Carr Inlet, fought in the early 1950s. Decades before the term

Current owners of Island View Market suing their predecessors

Jun 12, 2023

When sunny skies arrive, a waterfront business like Island View Market needs to focus on keeping the beer coolers full, boat gas flowing and sun screen stocked. This June, though, the iconic south Rosedale country store and filling station has a stressful distraction: A lawsuit between the current owners and the previous owners who sold

Pierce County Public Works to recommend replacing Fox Island Bridge

Mar 23, 2022

The future of the Fox Island Bridge became a little clearer this week, with the Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department disclosing that it has endorsed replacing the badly deteriorated structure rather than choosing the less costly, but shorter-lasting, refurbishment option. The department informed Gig Harbor Now that it will request funding in the

New land conservation fund targets pockets in and around Gig Harbor

Jan 18, 2022

Gig Harbor Land Conservation Fund will have matching funds available for other groups to quickly acquire grants. A condition of its contribution is that the public have access to the properties.

Census: Growth slowed considerably outside the city of Gig Harbor

Jan 09, 2022

There are still areas outside the city limits but inside the urban growth area where developments are being built.

Census: Gig Harbor population boomed during past decade

Dec 01, 2021

The city far outshot its growth target, ballooning from 7,126 to 12,029 with little attributable to annexation. The pace next decade shouldn’t be nearly as quick.

Proposed Burley Lagoon geoduck farm upsets neighbors

Oct 22, 2021

Converting the 25.5-acre farm site from Manila clams and oyster to geoducks wouldn’t significantly change the tidelands, according to the draft environmental impact statement. Opponents of the plan say this claim is slanted and they look forward to refuting it.