Community

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

Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Officers find stash of guns, ammo and drugs in car

Jul 21, 2023 | By:

Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One. Gig Harbor Police officers arrested a man on suspicion of possessing a stolen firearm on the evening of July 15 in the parking lot of the Fred Meyer store on Point Fosdick Drive. An officer noticed the man because

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Artondale firm competes with Big Boys of SpaceTech

Jul 20, 2023 | By:

With this state’s vibrant space technology sector, it’s no surprise that NASA in 2023 chose three Washington companies for its NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, which provides seed funding to nurture early-stage ideas that could transform future space missions. Washington firms awarded the highly competitive NIAC slots, each with a $175,000 grant, include a

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Gig Harbor grad Toglia back with Rockies

Jul 20, 2023 | By:

One Gig Harbor High School graduate is back in the Major Leagues. Another hopes to join him after being selected in the Major League Baseball draft on July 10.  Toglia homers for Rockies The Colorado Rockies called up 2016 Gig Harbor grad Michael Toglia for his third stint in the big leagues on Friday, July

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PenMet hires firm to build community recreation center

Jul 19, 2023 | By:

Besides approving the $20.7 million construction contract, the board moved to place a levy lid lift renewal on the November ballot and heard from supporters pushing to reinstate a fired employee.

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In the Margins: Can’t we find better ways to celebrate a birthday?

Jul 19, 2023 | By:

We returned to Gig Harbor at the end of June after a family vacation in the north woods of Canada’s Great Lakes region. Unfortunately, this year the typically fresh lake air and photogenic views were compromised by a gray layer of noxious wildfire smoke from northern Ontario. It reminded us of Puget Sound’s summer of

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BECU to open Gig Harbor location in 2024; Commencement Bank coming sooner

Jul 18, 2023 | By:

BECU plans to open a location in Gig Harbor in 2024, the credit union announced this month. Meanwhile, Tacoma-based Commencement Bank will open in a recently vacated spot in the Peninsula Shopping Center on Judson Street. BECU’s plans The credit union, which bills itself as Washington’s largest, plans to open in The Shops at Harbor

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Harbor Happenings: A little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll

Jul 18, 2023 | By:

This week’s musical high note is a sold-out performance at the Gig Harbor BoatShop by Kathryn Claire and Margot Merah. Portland-based Claire plays violin, guitar and ukulele. Merah lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They share a love of music, harmony singing and storytelling. They play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the BoatShop, 3805 Harborview

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Gig Harbor Now and Then: Gig Harbor Lumber Company wood built this home, but it’s not in Gig Harbor

Jul 17, 2023 | By: Greg Spadoni

Our last question concerned the lumber sawed at the mill of the Gig Harbor Lumber Company, which operated from 1888 to 1891. There is only one remaining building known to have been constructed with Gig Harbor Lumber Company lumber, a house built in Gig Harbor in 1888. Where is the Gig Harbor house built from

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Two in Tow & On the Go: A whole lotta fun at the Harbor History Museum

Jul 14, 2023 | By:

This week, the kids and I played out some epic 1990s throwback skills at the Harbor History Museum’s new “I Spy: The Secret Museum” exhibit inspired by the brain-teaser pop culture picture books of (almost) the same name. Here’s how it works.

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‘Operation Doors’ at Discovery Elementary has begun, addressing school safety concerns

Jul 13, 2023 | By:

Peninsula School District intends to install interior doors on the open-concept school by the first day of classes on Sept. 5.

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