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

Peninsula beats GH in wrestling rivaly match

Jan 27, 2023 | By:

Peninsula won an intense wrestling rivalry match — known as the Shark Tank Dual — over Gig Harbor, 48-21, on Wednesday, Jan. 26 in Purdy. As the lineups were announced it became apparent that the Tides were at a distinct disadvantage. Gig Harbor couldn’t field qualifying wrestlers in five middle and heavy weight classes. But

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Kids’ Gig playground charms with nods to local landmarks

Jan 27, 2023 | By:

After two decades of play, faded paint and missing parts, much of The Kids’ Gig local history is lost to Gig Harbor newcomers like us. Until now.

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Officers seize range of pills, powders, other drugs

Jan 26, 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 officers seized a variety of illegal drugs from a car parked in an apartment complex on Soundview Drive early on the morning of Jan. 22. Officers said the department had received numerous reports of possible drug activity

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PenMet Parks unveils Rosedale Hall renovation plans

Jan 26, 2023 | By:

The parks district and architect discussed measures to invigorate for the 91-year-old community center during two open houses Wednesday.

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Council approves repayment plan for delinquent water and sewer customers

Jan 25, 2023 | By:

Gig Harbor residents who are behind on their water or sewer bills now have options for paying the overdue bills and interest penalties. The Gig Harbor City Council approved a Deferred COVID-19 Payment Program at a meeting Monday, Jan. 23. The city suspended collection of delinquent bills and interest charges in March 2020, at the

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Harbor Happenings: Youth invited to show their talents

Jan 25, 2023 | By:

Entry deadlines are near for two chances for local young people to display their talents. The entry deadline for the Gig Harbor Has Talent showcase is Feb. 3. The event, a fundraiser for local charities, is scheduled for March 25. Any Gig Harbor-area student in kindergarten through eighth grades can enter. Applicants must include a

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Gig Harbor speech and debate making a persuasive case

Jan 24, 2023 | By:

Members of the Gig Harbor High School speech and debate team are competing in person this year for the first time since the pandemic. During the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, they debated virtually. For the first of those years, they were completely at home. It was a daunting challenge in a competition centered on interpersonal

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Two ballot drop boxes moving to new locations

Jan 24, 2023 | By:

Two Gig Harbor-area ballot drop boxes are moving to new locations ahead of the Feb. 14 Peninsula School District levy request. The downtown Gig Harbor drop box will now be at the Civic Center, 3510 Grandview St. It previously was at Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One Station 51 on Kimball Drive. The Purdy drop

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Former mayor Chuck Hunter left highly visible legacy on city

Jan 23, 2023 | By:

Chuck Hunter’s legacy from his tenure as mayor of Gig Harbor is visible just about everywhere one looks in the city. His term in office, from 2006 to 2014, saw the opening of St. Anthony Hospital (2009), the Tom Taylor Family YMCA (2007), and the Uptown Gig Harbor shopping complex (2008). The city acquired the

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School district investigating alleged racist comment at girls basketball game

Jan 23, 2023 | By:

Peninsula School District has launched an investigation into claims of racist comments made at a Jan. 11 girls basketball game between Peninsula High School and Gig Harbor High School. The district on Wednesday, Jan. 18, hired an independent third party to investigate allegations that a Gig Harbor player used a racial slur against a member

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