Vince Dice

Vince Dice became the editor of Gig Harbor Now on March 1, 2022. A graduate of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Dice worked in the newspaper industry for more than 20 years, primarily in neighboring Kitsap County. Dice lives in Bremerton with his wife, Angela; son, Dean; and dog, Luna.

Business Spotlight: Gig Harbor Thai Cuisine opens on waterfront

Jun 06, 2022

A Georgia Tech-trained engineer and a U.S. Naval Academy-trained helicopter pilot walk into a restaurant. And they buy it. It wasn’t quite that simple, but the result is a new Thai restaurant on the Gig Harbor waterfront. Chonnipa Katnitee (the engineer) and Lt. Andrew Schnur (the pilot) stumbled upon a then-vacant spot at 8825 North

PenMet seeks input on strategic plan

Jun 06, 2022

PenMet wants the public’s help in developing a multi-year strategic plan. The plan will guide decision-making, policy development, annual strategic goals and objectives, long-range planning, and services the district provides for the community. “Community input is an essential component of developing the strategic plan,” said PenMet Executive Director Ally Bujacich. “The mission of PenMet Parks

Maritime Gig Festival: Here’s what you need to know

Jun 03, 2022

Among the many events that are back after two years of Covid cancelations, none is bigger for the community than this weekend’s Maritime Gig Festival.  An estimated 6,000 to 8,000 people typically turn out for the festival, according to the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, which organizes it. It was last held in 2019 before

Gig Harbor Police blotter: Six-figure shoplifters at Target stores

May 26, 2022

Gig Harbor Police arrested a man suspected of stealing more than $100,000 worth of merchandise from Target stores in the region on May 20. Store security, who had recognized the suspect in the Gig Harbor store, called police around 9:30 p.m. The officers noted a maroon Nissan Altima in the parking lot that is associated

Harbor Happenings: Memorial Day observances

May 25, 2022

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer. That’s not true on your calendar. It looks like it won’t be true in your weather forecast, either. According to the National Weather Service, unofficial summer will begin with steady rain on all three days of the Memorial Day weekend. So if you’re planning to go

Five candidates seek Pierce County Council seat as filing week concludes

May 20, 2022

The field is set. Now the 2022 campaign season can officially begin. Candidate filing week concluded at close of business on Friday, May 20. Candidates can still withdraw from races through Monday. The primary election will be on Aug. 2. The general election will be Nov. 8. Candidates who filed with the Pierce County elections

Police blotter: Weapons violation in hardware store parking lot

May 19, 2022

A Gig Harbor Police officer on a “theft deterrence” patrol of the Home Depot parking lot on May 13 spotted a man passed out in a vehicle. When the officer went to check on the man, he saw a 9 mm handgun wedged between the driver’s seat and the center console. After waiting for other

Harbor Happenings: First Bike Bash set for Saturday

May 18, 2022

The first PenMet Parks Bike Bash pedals into Sehmel Homestead Park this weekend. The event, described as a “celebration of all things cycling,” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. The event is free. Planned activities include:  A bicycle rodeo skills course for kids. A “traffic garden,” which helps children

Forecasters warn of significant mid-week rain storm

May 17, 2022

It’s starting to feel like May-vember. Forecasters from the National Weather Service in Seattle are warning that a November-level storm may hit the region on Wednesday, May 18. Rainfall totals of up to a half-inch are possible in the Puget Sound lowlands, the weather service said. “Wednesday will be wet, windy, and cool,” according to

Business spotlight: Iscreamery brings unique flavors to downtown Gig Harbor

May 16, 2022

Don’t be fooled by the forecast. We’re approaching ice cream season. And there’s a new spot in Gig Harbor to celebrate it.  Iscreamery opened inside Brimstone PNW Smokehouse, 7707 Pioneer Way, last fall. And while business at Iscreamery was solid during the dreary seasons, owner Katie Doherty expects the shop to really hit its stride