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

Sports Beat: Gig Harbor cheer wins state title

Feb 10, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor High School cheerleading team won the Class 3A Game Day Small division state title at Battle Ground High School on Feb. 4. It’s the first state championship for the school’s accomplished cheerleading program. The Tides turned in a near-flawless routine to score 93.3 points, winning comfortably over second-place Auburn Riverside, who scored

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A Valentine’s Day guide to Gig Harbor

Feb 10, 2023 | By:

Love it or hate it, it’s raining pink and red in the harbor. Valentine’s Day (Week!) has arrived. Whether you want to Salsa with your sweetie, sip cosmos with the girls, or escape to a luxury yacht for a romantic night away, Gig Harbor has you covered. Eats Devoted Kiss Cafe has Valentine’s Day written

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Peninsula-Gig Harbor girls basketball game closed to fans

Feb 09, 2023 | By:

Peninsula School District will bar spectators from a girls basketball game between Gig Harbor and Peninsula high schools on Friday, Feb. 10. The district announced the restriction in a news release sent the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 9. Alleged racist comment The restriction is related to alleged racist comments by a Gig Harbor player toward

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Three Mom Hacks for Walking the Tacoma Narrows Bridge with Kids

Feb 09, 2023 | By:

Being from Southern California, I’ve never lived in a town with bridges before. You know, besides the concrete jungle freeway overpass variety. But I’ve always been wowed by crossings that span a divide. And the surprisingly long, green-tone Tacoma Narrows Bridge, with its harrowing “Galloping Gertie” backstory, is no exception. Walking across the bridge was

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PenMet Parks approves steering committees for aquatics, senior center studies

Feb 08, 2023 | By:

The 16-person committees will provide public input to a consultant conducting feasibility studies on aquatics and senior centers.

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Wellness Wednesday: How to stay heart healthy

Feb 08, 2023 | By: Scot Fleshman

Exercise, diet and hydration are important for preventing heart disease, health columnist Scot Fleshman writes.

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Hundreds of teddy bears on way from Peninsula High to Ukraine

Feb 08, 2023 | By:

How do you pack more than 700 teddy bears for a trip roughly halfway around the world to the middle of a war zone? Answer: With loving care and messages of encouragement. Peninsula High School Kiwanis Key Club members collected teddy bears over the winter for children in war-torn Ukraine. The club is partnering with

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Inside Gig Harbor Real Estate: Tips for buyers and sellers

Feb 07, 2023 | By:

The housing market continues to show us that you can’t time it perfectly. Market snapshot Interest rates have stabilized. We are currently in the high 5% range (at time of printing) for conventional/20% down. Inventory continues to slide backwards. The number of homes on the market remains very low, while buyer confidence increases. At time

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Harbor Happenings: Music in the air

Feb 07, 2023 | By:

Music is in the air all around Gig Harbor this week. Music students from throughout the Peninsula School District will perform at the District Jazz Festival at Peninsula High School starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. The festival features jazz ensembles from Gig Harbor and Peninsula High Schools, plus bands from all four middle

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Peninsula beats Gig Harbor to win girls basketball league title

Feb 06, 2023 | By:

The Peninsula Seahawks are the 2023 South Sound Conference girls basketball champions after an impressive 63-23 win over Gig Harbor on Friday, Feb. 3, in Purdy. The Seahawks (17-3, 13-1 SSC) are No. 10 in the WIAA Class 3A RPI rankings. They won each of their last seven league games by 20 points or more.

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