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Gig Harbor Now reporters chase down news that affects community residents, providing facts with context and perspective.

Chum coming soon to a stream near you

Oct 20, 2022 | By:

Chum salmon arrive in throngs to spawn in small streams like those around the Gig Harbor and Key peninsulas. Here are some good places to watch them.

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Purse-snatcher drags 87-year-old woman

Oct 20, 2022 | By:

Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One. A man snatched a purse away from an 87-year-old woman in a hardware store parking lot on Oct. 12, then dragged her at least 15 feet when she refused to let go. The victim sustained cuts and bruises on

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Harbor Hope Center helps homeless youths help themselves

Oct 19, 2022 | By:

For most people, standing in line to get a driver’s license or open a bank account is a chore.  For Liam McEvilly, it’s a joy. McEvilly is the case manager for boys at Harbor Hope Center, a Gig Harbor-based nonprofit that supports young people experiencing homelessness. Key to fulfilling that mission is helping young people

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St. Anthony providers again have access to patient records

Oct 18, 2022 | By:

Providers at St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor are once again able to access the electronic health records of patients, according to a statement from a public relations firm representing its parent company. CommonSpirit Health, which owns St. Anthony and other Virginia Mason Franciscan Health facilities in Washington state, took some systems offline following what

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Harbor Happenings: Make Waves for Harbor WildWatch

Oct 18, 2022 | By:

This is a bit of a quiet week, as local groups gear up for Halloween happenings. But several events are taking place that are worth noting: Harbor WildWatch happenings Harbor WildWatch hosts its back-in-person “Make Waves” fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Gig Harbor Yacht Club, 8209 Stinson Ave. The 21-and-older event will feature live

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KettleFish aims to bring good food in a casual setting to Gig Harbor location

Oct 17, 2022 | By:

It’s not just a clever name. The “kettle” in KettleFish, which recently opened on Pioneer Way in downtown Gig Harbor, refers to the seafood spot’s unique method of preparing its food. KettleFish employs a steam kettle cooking system, in which superheated steam is pumped into the jacket of a metal kettle. A half-cup of water

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Peninsula, Gig Harbor score lopsided victories

Oct 17, 2022 | By:

The Peninsula and Gig Harbor football teams both had their way against conference opponents on Oct. 14, cruising to lopsided victories. Peninsula 50, Capital 27 Peninsula handled the Capital Cougars 50-27 in the Seahawks’ Homecoming game. They remain unbeaten in the South Sound Conference, sporting a 5-0 league record and 6-1 overall record. The Seahawks

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Editor’s column: About that email newsletter … Gig Harbor Now does not endorse candidates

Oct 14, 2022 | By:

A technology glitch left many readers of the Oct. 14 Weekly Newsflash — our email newsletter — with the impression that Gig Harbor Now endorsed a legislative candidate. As an independent, nonprofit news organization, we do not make political endorsements. We have not and will not endorse in the 26th District State Senate race, or

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Quilt Show says ahoy to the Harbor

Oct 14, 2022 | By:

More than 180 handmade quilts are on display this weekend as the Gig Harbor Quilters Guild brings back Quilts Ahoy, its (usually) annual quilt show. The Quilts Ahoy show takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer Elementary School (formerly the Boys & Girls Club),

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Sports Beat: Peninsula wins volleyball rivalry game

Oct 14, 2022 | By:

We start this Sports Beat with the game of the week, a battle for local volleyball supremacy. The Gig Harbor Tides came into the Peninsula gymnasium on a roll and looking to keep their conference championship hopes alive on Tuesday, Oct. 11. But Seahawks coach Katrina Cardinal came fittingly dressed in all black as her

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