Community

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

Day Tripper | A first exposure to the TV-famous town of Roslyn

Jun 25, 2024 | By: Mary Williams

Somehow, I managed to miss nearly everything iconic about turn-of-the-century TV. In those days, I was a working fool, and if I wasn’t working, I would hang out with friends. There was precious little time for TV viewing, and if I did record and watch something, it was most likely a prime-time drama like LA

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Harbor Happenings | Gig Harbor Garden Tour celebrates a quarter-century

Jun 25, 2024 | By:

Garden lovers, rejoice. Six local gardens will be open for viewing this weekend during the 25th annual Gig Harbor Garden Tour. The tour raises funds for local organizations that focus on literacy, according to board president Jan Reeder. Over the past quarter-century, the tour has given away more than $500,000 to those organizations. The Garden

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Summer Lunch in the Park returns July 9

Jun 24, 2024 | By:

Food Backpacks 4 Kids’ Summer Lunch in the Park program returns July 9 at four sites in the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula areas. The program fills a critical gap for many families who rely on free or reduced lunch programs during the school year. But it’s open to any kid who needs a meal

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Photo Gallery | Pride in the Park

Jun 22, 2024 | By:

Hundreds of people packed Skansie Brothers Park in downtown Gig Harbor for Pride in the Park on Saturday, June 22, 2024. Spectators enjoyed musical and drag performances, gymnastics by Ethereal Arts NW, vendor booths, food and fellowship. The theme was Cirque Du So-Gay. Click on any photo below to view pictures as a gallery.

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Photo Gallery | Make Music Day 2024

Jun 21, 2024 | By:

Photos from United By Music America’s Make Music Day on Friday, June 21, at Uptown Gig Harbor. Click on any image below to view the photos as a gallery.

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Gig Harbor Kiwanis Club a finalist for Signature Project award

Jun 21, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor Kiwanis Club is among 10 finalists out of 525 submissions from around the world for Kiwanis International’s eighth annual Signature Project Recognition Program. The winner will be announced at the Kiwanis International Convention in Denver next month. The local Kiwanis Club’s Signature Project is Kiwanis Cares for Kids, which provides new clothes

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State legislators considering fee on deliveries to fund roads

Jun 21, 2024 | By: Jerry Cornfield/Washington State Standard

Colorado and Minnesota already have implemented retail delivery fees. Washington may do the same to compensate for lagging gas taxes.

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Sports Beat | Gig Harbor wins another South Sound Conference All-Sports Championship

Jun 20, 2024 | By:

Gig Harbor High School won the South Sound Conference‘s 2023-24 All-Sports Championship for overall team success. The All-Sports Championship recognizes the school that earned the most points — accumulated according to their final position in league standings — in 21 boys and girls sports sanctioned by the league. South Sound Conference teams included Timberline, Capital,

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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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