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

RipTides lacrosse forms winning squad with players from both local schools

May 09, 2023 | By:

The Peninsula School District RipTides, a girls lacrosse team that includes players from both local high schools, used team chemistry and an aggressive style to win their league. Now they head into the state tournament on a hot streak. The RipTides (8-3-1 overall, 6-0 league) employed a suffocating defense and constant ball movement to overwhelm

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Students of Distinction awards ceremony is May 17

May 08, 2023 | By:

The 2023 Students of Distinction awards ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Ocean5 banquet room, 5268 Pt. Fosdick Dr. The awards honor about 36 graduating seniors from Henderson Bay, Gig Harbor and Peninsula high schools. Teachers, peers, community members or parents nominate award winners in seven categories: academics; athletics; career

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Students learning mental health first aid

May 08, 2023 | By:

Editor’s note: This story deals with mental health issues, including suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, text HOME to 741741, the Crisis Text Line, or call or text 988, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. When someone is having a heart attack, most people know to call 911 and start CPR. But what

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Sports Beat: Gig Harbor soccer finishes unbeaten regular season

May 05, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor boys soccer team finished the regular season with a perfect 16-0 record and a convincing 5-1 win over Peninsula on May 2. Now the Tides (16-0, 14-0 South Sound Conference) open the postseason against North Thurston at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Roy Anderson Field. Brackets are set to start District

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Two in Tow & On the Go: A family-friendly day at Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium

May 05, 2023 | By:

Remember that time I told you I wasn’t particularly sporty? Well, I can now say the tides – they are a turnin’ because I’ve been to what (I think) is my very first professional baseball game! Here’s why seeing the Rainiers at Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium could be your family’s next favorite thing to do.

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Burglary suspect says officers are cosmonauts

May 04, 2023 | By:

Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One. An 80-year-old homeowner called police after finding a woman he didn’t know sleeping on the floor near his couch around 11 a.m. April 27. The man told police he had been home all day, but didn’t hear the woman

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Gig Harbor YMCA pool closed from May 8 through June 26

May 04, 2023 | By:

 The closure of the aquatics center at the Tom Taylor Family YMCA in Gig Harbor will no doubt stifle early-summer fun for some families. But when it reopens near the end of June, it’ll be like a breath of fresh air. Literally. In addition to a new roof over the pool area, the aquatics center

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Two senior center proposals come to the fore

May 04, 2023 | By:

The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation and business owners Gary Parker and Joe Hillyer recently introduced ideas for senior facilities.

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Summer Sounds concerts and farmer’s market opening day announced

May 03, 2023 | By:

Summer approaches, and with it the return of two weekly staples that pack crowds into Skansie Brothers Park: The Summer Sounds concerts and the Waterfront Farmers Market. The Summer Sounds concerts are on Tuesday evenings, starting July 11. The farmers market is on Thursday afternoons, starting June 1. Farmers Market The market, sponsored by the

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PenLight board members re-elected

May 03, 2023 | By:

Marc Jorgenson, Scott Junge and Roger Spadoni were re-elected to the Peninsula Light board of directors at the utility’s annual meeting on May 1. Jorgenson earned 2,840 votes, Junge 2,682 and Spadoni 2,379 in balloting of participating PenLight customers. Challengers were Lise Kristiansen (2,039 votes), Mark Michel (1,051) and Cameron Smith (715). PenLight is a member-owned

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