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Harbor Happenings: Orca Recovery Day, Quilt Show and more

Oct 11, 2022 | By:

Events this week include Orca Recovery Day and the return of the Quilt Show, plus ongoing events that continue through the end of the month. Orca Recovery Day Orca Recovery Day is Saturday, Oct. 15. More than 40 events are planned throughout the Puget Sound area. Locally, an event at the DeMolay Sandspit Nature Preserve

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Photo gallery: Peninsula 45, Central Kitsap 13

Oct 11, 2022 | By:

Peninsula High stayed unbeaten in South Sound Conference play with a 45-13 win over Central Kitsap on Friday, Oct. 7, in Silverdale. Peninsula (5-1, 4-0 SSC) has scored at least 45 points in each of its last three games, outscoring opponents 141-31 in that span. According to statistics posted on maxpreps.com, Isaac Smith led the

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Artists take honors at Open Juried Art Show

Oct 10, 2022 | By:

Peninsula Art League’s 20th annual Open Juried Art Show is on display at the history museum through Oct. 28. The show features 100 artworks from artists throughout the U.S. Well-known pastel painter Teresa Saia juried the show and selected most of the artworks that received awards. Best of Show The Best of Show ribbon went

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Stink bugs making annual fall foray onto, into homes

Oct 10, 2022 | By:

Brown marmorated stink bugs are searching for warm spots to weather the winter. Relatively new to the Northwest, they’ve been largely undiscovered by predators that could keep their numbers down.

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Athletes from France, Quebec visiting Gig Harbor

Oct 07, 2022 | By:

Athletes from France and Quebec are visiting the region this week to train and compete with members of the national-champion Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team. The international athletes will join GHCKRT members and others in the Narrows Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 8. Twenty-three athletes and coaches from Arras, France, and the Canadian province

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Sports Beat: Gig Harbor team hopes to dance to a repeat title

Oct 07, 2022 | By:

We start this week’s Sports Beat with the talented and award-winning cheer and dance teams from both local high schools. Including the only local team that won a state championship last year: H2Whoa!, the Gig Harbor High School dance team. Last year’s team combined hip-hop dance choreography into precise routines that featured acrobatic moves, perfect

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Driver claims he’s not a person

Oct 06, 2022 | By:

Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One. A driver refused to answer an officer’s questions because “he was not a person but an entity and did not comply with state laws.” The officer pulled the man over Oct. 4 after he sped past his patrol car

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Community rallies to save Olalla Bay Market

Oct 06, 2022 | By:

The Olalla Bay Market was just weeks away from celebrating its grand opening when disaster struck. Early on the morning of Aug. 16, a fire broke out in the almost completely remodeled store, known for decades as Al’s of Olalla. The fire started in the kitchen and “completely destroyed” all the brand new appliances, according

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Poetry Festival draws leading regional voices

Oct 06, 2022 | By:

Poets and poetry lovers, rejoice. The Greater Gig Harbor Poetry Festival returns Sunday, Oct. 9, at Ocean5. This year’s gathering features workshops led by leading regional poets, small group poetry-writing sessions and open mic poetry readings. Tacoma publisher and poet Christina Vega is the host for this second annual event. Vega is a Queer Chicana

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Long-running Gig Harbor preschool closes, unable to secure a location

Oct 05, 2022 | By:

The evening before their daughter Thea was to start her first day at Rainy Dayz Preschool, Jon and Cecily Novotney stopped by the school to make sure they knew the drop-off location. Looking in from outside the building, they were surprised to see the classrooms empty. School was to start on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

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