Community

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

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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Gig Harbor track setting a fast pace

May 02, 2023 | By:

After winning the South Sound Conference’s Male Track Athlete of the Year award in 2022, Ben Stevens of Gig Harbor is once again dominating the league’s sprint events in 2023. The 6-foot-4 Stevens’ owns the league’s top times this year in the 100 meters (11.01) and 200 (22.23). His top time in the 400 (50.92)

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Harbor Happenings: Arts Walk returns to downtown Gig Harbor

May 02, 2023 | By:

The capital “A” Arts take center stage this week, as downtown galleries host an Art Walk from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Ebb Tide Gallery, Gallery Row and Waters Edge Gallery will have live art-making demonstrations from 1-3 p.m. Woodstock Gallery will be open with original paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, wood,

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Gig Harbor Fire puts general levy renewal to voters in August

May 02, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One commissioners voted last week to put a renewal of its general levy before voters in August. Gig Harbor Fire is asking for a renewal of its levy equal to 32 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. For the owner of an average-priced Gig Harbor-area home (worth $865,000),

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Peninsula High film students’ work showcased at the Uptown Galaxy

May 01, 2023 | By:

It’s a sunny day on a country road, as an old man riding a blue scooter greets the mail carrier and invites him to dinner. Three teens appear walking down the road, and the plot twists wretchedly. Just wait ‘til the postman takes a bite of Edith’s pot roast. “The Scoot-Scoot Man,” a horror short

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Guest editorial: Midday Rotary delivers $4,000 worth of goods to Food Backpacks 4 Kids

May 01, 2023 | By: Jill Dabbs

Gig Harbor Midday Rotary initiated a project to provide extra food for Food Backpacks 4 Kids, a local food bank that provides essential food items for families with food insecurity on the Key Peninsula. The project’s objective was to mitigate food insecurity in the region, particularly during the months of March and April, which are

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Sports Beat: Gig Harbor soccer looks to stay unbeaten with win over Peninsula

Apr 28, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor boys soccer team continues to mow down opponents like a John Deere on a sunny day. The Tides are still undefeated at 15-0 and are ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 3A by high school sports website MaxPreps. The Tides are No. 2 in WIAA’s RPI rankings. 👀 Current 3A

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Officers Taze ‘frantic’ suspect

Apr 28, 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 fired Tasers at a fleeing suspect on April 21 in the Target parking lot, striking him twice. Officers said they observed no injuries from the Taser strikes, but medical crews took the suspect to the

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