Community

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

Lane of Borgen Boulevard closed for emergency repairs

Mar 09, 2022 | By: Gig Harbor Now staff

A westbound lane of Borgen Boulevard near Olympus Lane in Gig Harbor is closed for emergency repairs, according to a news release from the city.

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Gig Harbor boys basketball reflects on a season to remember

Mar 08, 2022 | By:

Gig Harbor boys basketball reached new heights this year — and they might be even better next season.

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Gig Harbor-based nonprofit helps assure that everyone can take the stage

Mar 07, 2022 | By:

Movies have the Oscars. Music has the Grammys. And web-based media have the Webby Awards, sponsored by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. On Feb. 28, IADAS presented its first-ever Anthem Awards, honoring people and organizations worldwide who are doing purpose- and mission-driven work that inspires others to take action in their own

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Gig Harbor’s Ukrainian community worries, prays and pleads for help

Mar 04, 2022 | By:

Gig Harbor’s sizable Ukrainian-American community watches and worries as war consumes their homeland.

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Gig Harbor’s season ends with loss to Mountlake Terrace

Mar 04, 2022 | By:

Gig Harbor’s boys basketball season came to an end one win short of a trophy. The Tides lost to Mountlake Terrace 73-71 on Friday at the Tacoma Dome, ending Gig Harbor’s season with a record of 23-4. Gig Harbor led by 14 points after one quarter and 11 at the half before Mountlake Terrace rallied.

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Gig Harbor City Council: Put climate change language back in comp plan

Mar 02, 2022 | By:

The Gig Harbor City Council on Feb. 28 approved plans to review four amendments to the city’s comprehensive land-use plan in 2022 — including restoring language pertaining to climate change. The previous council voted in 2018 to remove all references to “climate change” from the various plan elements. Because the current city council has noted

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Tight-knit Tides eager for school’s first Dome visit in 15 years

Mar 02, 2022 | By:

When the Gig Harbor Tides boys basketball team opens state tournament play at the Tacoma Dome on Thursday, it will be the first time the school has made the trip in 15 years. The 23-2 Tides are champions of the South Sound Conference and have won four consecutive postseason games. The latest was a 62-51

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Gig Harbor Now hires veteran newsman Dice as new editor

Mar 01, 2022 | By:

The 6-month-old online newspaper names longtime editor and reporter Vince Dice as its first full-time paid employee.

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‘Empty Bowls’ event helps fill hungry tummies

Feb 27, 2022 | By:

Artists donate the bowls, restaurants provide the soup for Altrusa fundraiser March 5 at Chapel Hill Church.

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Kopachuck State Park renovation moving forward without ceding roadway

Feb 26, 2022 | By:

Pierce County was requiring wider right-of-ways in case it needed to expand roads in the future, but made an exception for the park.

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