Community

Gig Harbor Now reporters cover community events and efforts that benefit and entertain the community.

Rehab and physical therapy clinic in Port Orchard closing

Jun 20, 2024 | By:

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health confirmed Monday that it will close its outpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy clinic in Port Orchard next month. St. Michael Medical Center President Chad Melton said the clinic is no longer financially viable given current insurance reimbursement rates, especially for Medicaid. The office plans to close July 12. The care of

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Wellness Wednesday | What you need to know about Alzheimer’s and dementia during Brain Awareness Month

Jun 18, 2024 | By: Scot Fleshman

Imagine looking into the eyes of your closest longtime friend but unable to place them or remember their name. Or remembering suddenly, in the grocery store aisle, you need coffee, only to come home and find several unopened packages of coffee in your cupboard because the same situation has happened several times before. What about

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Gig Harbor Real Estate | Reimagining your home to fit your needs when you can’t move

Jun 18, 2024 | By: Alison Paoli

If you were lucky to buy or refinance during the COVID-19 pandemic, when interest rates were around 3% or less, you know you are sitting on a gold mine. But if the needs of your family changed in the meantime – you need another bedroom, an office, or want something updated and fresh – you

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What to do when honey bees swarm

Jun 18, 2024 | By:

Have a swarm of honey bees on your property? Don’t spray them with water or insecticide. Call the Pierce County Beekepers Alliance.

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Harbor Happenings | Summer starts this week. Here are some ways to celebrate

Jun 18, 2024 | By:

Start your summer on a high note with Make Music Day on Friday, then show your Pride on Saturday.

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Madrona Links Golf Course not going anywhere

Jun 17, 2024 | By:

PenMet plans to continue to operate Madrona as a golf course, but there are issues with ownership of the land that makes up part of it.

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Gig Harbor Now and Then | The dumbest way to kill a shark

Jun 17, 2024 | By: Greg Spadoni

E. E. may not have had all his Marbles, given his curious reaction to finding a shark on a beach near Rosedale in 1907.

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Sports Beat | Gig Harbor boys basketball testing themselves during summer league

Jun 14, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor boys basketball team doubled up Capital, 68-34, on June 12 during summer league action. The Tides are playing in the Curtis summer league, generally one of the top summer circuits in the Puget Sound area. The Tides are coming off another 20-win season (20-7) for head coach Billy Landram. Their 2023-24 season

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Pickleballers swarm Peninsula Gardens visioning workshop

Jun 14, 2024 | By:

Pickleball fans made a big first impression on consultants putting together a master plan for the former nursery.

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Pierce County participating in regional evacuation alert system

Jun 13, 2024 | By:

Ahead of what could be a busy wildfire season, Pierce and six other Puget Sound-area counties are promoting a regional evacuation alert system. The Ready, Set, Go program creates a standardized three-step evacuation messaging system for most counties bordering Puget Sound, including Pierce, Kitsap, King, Skagit, Thurston, Snohomish and Whatcom. Emergency Management officials are hoping

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