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

‘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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Scholarships for women, summer camp for kids available

Feb 22, 2022 | By:

Minerva offering scholarships for women who have been out of school for a while. Camp Seymour to host children of wounded military personnel.

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People taking place of trees around historic gun club

Feb 18, 2022 | By:

Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club was far out of town when it opened in 1947, but housing developments have recently sprung up around it.

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New museum exhibits feature little boats, racing roosters

Feb 10, 2022 | By:

Boats from 14 inches to 14 feet are on display at Harbor History Museum, along with photographs and ephemera from Clarence Shaw’s racing roosters.

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City taking applications for non-motorized boat storage at Ancich Park

Feb 08, 2022 | By:

Spaces will be available for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards for six-month stints beginning in July, though the building might open early for the first group.

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Designers: PenMet facility won’t be just another cookie cutter recreation center

Feb 01, 2022 | By:

PenMet’s community recreation center is being designed to tie into nature and the Gig Harbor culture.

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BoatShop offering fishing crew school; Library seeking teen writing and art contest entries

Jan 25, 2022 | By:

Crew school will run for six days in April. Contest entries are due by the end of February.

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Keough returns to manage Gig Harbor parks

Jan 23, 2022 | By:

Matt Keough, who spent two years here as an associate planner, comes back to run the city’s parks department.

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New land conservation fund targets pockets in and around Gig Harbor

Jan 18, 2022 | By:

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.

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