Community

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

Letter to the editor: Community donated nearly 900 teddy bears

Apr 26, 2023 | By: Peninsula High Key Club

Kiwanis Club of Gig Harbor’s Key Club members at Peninsula High School, would like to express their appreciation to the entire community for generous contributions of teddy bears and money towards the Operation Teddy Bear project. Key Club members wanted to collect 600 new or gently-used teddy bears and enough money to ship the bears

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Harbor Happenings: It’s time to get outside again

Apr 26, 2023 | By:

With warm, sunny weather in the forecast (at last!) outdoor activities are ramping up. PenMet Parks hosts a Beach Bonfire Bonanza for teens ages 12-18 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28, at Sunrise Beach Park. The event includes games and sports before socializing and roasting marshmallows by the fire pit. Sunrise Beach

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Caldier returns to House Republican Caucus after leadership change

Apr 26, 2023 | By:

Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Gig Harbor, returned to the House Republican Caucus this week after Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, stepped down as its leader.  Caldier left the caucus late last year, citing a conflict with its leadership. The conflict involved what Caldier said was insufficient accommodations to help her serve while experiencing vision loss. Wilcox served

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Wollochet road improvements among projects receiving state funds

Apr 25, 2023 | By:

State budgets also included money for PenMet’s community recreation center and restoration of Whiteman Cove on Key Peninsula.

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Gig Harbor businessman convicted for participating in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Apr 24, 2023 | By:

A jury found David Charles Rhine guilty of four misdemeanors for entering the Capitol Building and walking the hallways for 22 minutes.

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Peninsula School District cuts target district office, deans

Apr 24, 2023 | By:

Peninsula School District on Friday shared details of positions eliminated or reduced because of $12 million in budget cuts for the upcoming year. The announcement revealed some teaching staff positions — including deans at some elementaries and high schools — will be among those affected, along with non-teaching support staff. In addition, the district office

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The man behind Adam Tallman Nature Park

Apr 24, 2023 | By:

Giant lily pads and colorful duck sightings are all well and good, but I know what you’ve been thinking since reading my latest kid-venture story on Gig Harbor’s Adam Tallman Nature Park:

“Just who is this Adam Tallman fellow, anyway?” 

Don’t worry, I’ve got the answer. You didn’t think I’d leave ya hanging, did you?

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Sports Beat: Peninsula rallies past Gig Harbor, still unbeaten in league play

Apr 21, 2023 | By:

Gig Harbor and Peninsula both came into their fastpitch game on April 17 unbeaten in South Sound Conference play. Only the Seahawks could say that after the rivalry game, as they rallied for a 16-8 win. Gig Harbor (4-5, 4-1) jumped out to a early one run lead in the first inning against Peninsula (9-2,

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Nature, but nearby, at Adam Tallman Nature Park

Apr 21, 2023 | By:

Today’s adventure explores Gig Harbor’s Adam Tallman Nature Park, a mostly paved half-mile path that weaves you through wild wetlands and boasts a surprise duck pond obscured from the street. 

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Olalla Bay Market open, serving food, conversation and community

Apr 20, 2023 | By:

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the little country store once known as Al’s of Olalla has re-opened, transformed into Olalla Bay Market. After a soft opening on April 12, the mercantile-cum-pizza restaurant officially opened at 9 a.m. April 13. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Restaurant

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