Gig Harborites love the natural surroundings in which they live, and Gig Harbor Now staff members keep them apprised of opportunities to enjoy and preserve their forests, waters and creatures.

Ecology seeks comment on Pierce shoreline changes

Feb 28, 2023 | By:

The state is reviewing Pierce County’s proposed changes to its Shoreline Master Program. One would place 52 more miles off limits to new residential docks and piers.

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Business spotlight: Egg prices stabilizing locally

Feb 27, 2023 | By:

Things are looking up — or maybe down — at the Gig Harbor Costco. The price for a Costco-sized carton of eggs is down 50 cents. “We have seen the deflation,” Assistant Manager Jason Sipe said, adding that it is impossible to predict future changes in prices and supply. For a period of two weeks,

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More snow, frigid low temperatures possible this weekend

Feb 24, 2023 | By:

After a dusting of snow Wednesday night and low temperatures in the 20s Thursday night, Gig Harbor could see more of the white stuff over the weekend. According to the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) outlook for March, it looks like temperatures will be below normal for the entire state. “The three-month outlook for spring (March through

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Two in Tow & On the Go | Harbor Family Park – A Forest of Fun

Feb 23, 2023 | By:

One thing I’ve noticed about Washington is the reminder that not all parks are playgrounds. What may seem like a simple synonym snafu is actually quite the conundrum when kids hear “park” and expect the slide-and-swing variety. Then again, the PNW might just sell us on the whole idea. Here’s why.

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Agritourism a growing concern for Gig Harbor farms

Feb 21, 2023 | By:

When Aileen Amico and her husband, Dennis, bought Blu Rooster Farm in 2016, she said, “all we had was a dog.” After living in Gig Harbor for a decade, they were drawn to the farmhouse on 12 acres with sweeping territorial views of scenic rural Ray Nash valley. It was a place where their “kids

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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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Rotary transforming Wollochet onramp area from field to forest

Feb 02, 2023 | By:

Club members and helpers will plant trees and shrubs Saturday in a 3-acre field circled by the Wollochet Drive onramp to westbound Highway 16.

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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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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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