Gig Harbor Now reporters provide information about where people can eat, shop and seek professional services, which businesses are opening or closing, and explain local trends and their relation to the national economy.

Rabbit Haven hoping (or hopping?) you can help

Apr 14, 2023 | By:

Russell Wilson is calm and docile. His large ears pop upright atop his soft furry head as he  stretches out casually in an oversized pen at Rabbit Haven, a non-profit rescue and shelter for rabbits in Gig Harbor’s Ray Nash Valley. Russell and his pals at Rabbit Haven could use your help. Since rabbits go

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Airport advisory meeting audience questions loss of trees, taxi lane

Apr 13, 2023 | By:

The FAA requires thousands of trees to be removed for safety; widening flight service company leases could displace taxi lane.

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‘The Old Church’ on Crescent Valley Drive for sale

Apr 10, 2023 | By:

The little roadside church on Crescent Valley Drive is a familiar landmark whose history dates back more than 100 years. Now it’s for sale, ready for its next chapter. Built in 1908, the church has seen two congregations come and go. During the latter portion of its life, three different owners used it as an

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Inside Gig Harbor Real Estate: Let’s talk about first-time home sellers

Apr 05, 2023 | By: Alison Paoli and Paige Schulte

Paige Schulte, founder of the Neighborhood Experts Real Estate office in Gig Harbor, writes a monthly column for Gig Harbor Now about the local real estate market. This week, she is joined by Neighborhood Experts agent Alison Paoli.     When we think of first-timers in the real estate market, we often think of first-time

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City residents discuss ideas for climate action plan

Apr 04, 2023 | By:

The city of Gig Harbor hosted an online workshop on climate change on March 29, as part of its efforts to craft a Climate Action Plan. Seattle-based Cascadia Consulting Group led the workshop, attended by more than two dozen people. The consultants gathered feedback on five “overarching sectors” of the action plan: transportation; buildings and

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Business Spotlight: Green Cottage Pets faces uncertain future

Apr 03, 2023 | By:

Green Cottage Pets, a holistic pet food and supply store that has been serving Gig Harbor’s furry four-legged friends and their humans for over two decades, is facing the possibility of shutting down by the end of April. Tucked away in a quiet courtyard behind the storefront buildings on Pioneer Way and Harborview Drive, the

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Key Peninsula’s first assisted living facility opening soon

Apr 03, 2023 | By:

Just a few inspections stand between Key Peninsula’s Mustard Seed Project and the completion of a nearly two decade-old goal.  The nonprofit, which serves seniors living in Key Peninsula communities, expects to open The Village, an assisted living facility, in the coming weeks. Opening an assisted living facility has been the organization’s goal since its

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Spring Market planned for mid-May near Civic Center

Mar 28, 2023 | By:

A festival planned for mid-May aims to bring tourists into town before the usual tourist season, get some mileage out of the under-utilized Civic Center Green and provide a boost for the suddenly homeless Local Makers Gig Harbor group. It’s set for the day before Mother’s Day, so the Local Makers Spring Market & Festival

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FISH Food Bank hits another milestone by hiring executive director

Mar 27, 2023 | By:

Not long after opening its new, state-of-the-art building, Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank reached another major milestone.  The food bank’s first executive director, Pam Leazer, started work at the agency March 1. She is the first executive director, and just the second paid employee, in the 47-year history of the volunteer-driven organization.  Leazer has

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Business Spotlight: Ekberg takes reins at Waterfront Alliance

Mar 20, 2023 | By:

Carrianne Ekberg grew up watching her family operate a small business on the Gig Harbor waterfront. Her parents owned the old Shorline restaurant on North Harborview Drive, located in the spot currently occupied by Anthony’s. In her new job, Ekberg has an opportunity to help a new generation of business owners. Ekberg is the new

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