Guest column | North Creek: Quality over quantity

Mar 20, 2024 | By: Jamie Glasgow

An article titled “Idle incubator largely responsible for absent chum run” was posted online by Gig Harbor Now on Jan. 16.  The article quotes a source who describes North Creek as a “glorified drainage ditch” and implies the watershed is incapable of supporting fish populations without the help of the remote site hatchery “incubator” at

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12 from GHFMO climb 1,356 steps in blood cancer fundraiser

Mar 11, 2024 | By: Ryan Shervanik

Congratulations to your Local 3390 Firefighters! Twelve members of Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One & Local 3390 conquered the 2024 Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 10, with grit and determination, reaching new heights not just in the Columbia Center but in their commitment to making a difference in the fight against blood cancer. Their

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Chapin Day | Turning 80 doesn’t seem as significant anymore

Jan 22, 2024 | By: Chapin Day

Each week,  a Sunday morning CBS television news magazine I frequently watch includes a brief segment of remembrance for notable deaths during the past week. Usually accompanied by photo portraits, brief summaries of the deceaseds’ significance, and muted elevator music, the feature can vary in length depending upon a tape editor’s judgment and how busy

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Special Veterans Day program marks 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

Oct 24, 2023 | By: Tina Shoemaker and Pat Schmidt

The 6th Annual 2023 Gig Harbor Veterans Day Celebration, November 11, 2023 will be held at the Gig Harbor Antique Aero Museum.  This year we are commemorating the 50th year anniversary of the Vietnam War with a special program and a pinning ceremony. Veterans are free, all others are $15.00.  Thanksgiving lunch is included. We

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Fox Island open house planned to discuss wildfire risk

Sep 13, 2023 | By: James M. Braden

Fox Island asks the question: Could a Lahaina type of wildfire happen here? Fox Island has but one way for emergency vehicles to arrive to help their Fire Station 53 crew on the island in a major conflagration — the Fox Island Bridge.  The island also is heavily wooded, providing fuel for a wildfire.  And

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Dolly Parton wants your kids to read, and we’re here to help

Aug 31, 2023 | By:

Hello Dolly! Dolly Parton came and conquered the State of Washington. By proclamation from Governor Jay Inslee, August 15 is now Dolly Parton Imagination Library Day. This program had delivered over 200 million books to children worldwide since it began in 1995 and gives over 2 million books each month! Dolly Parton dazzled an invitation-only

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In the Margins: Local author’s work picked for lunar library

Jun 21, 2023 | By: Leland Smith

We all have dreams and goals. And so often we hear the time-honored advice to just go for it. Shoot for the moon! Someday soon, C.J. Booth’s literary dream will land on the moon … literally. Introducing the Lunar Codex Project. NASA plans to put humans back on the moon sometime in 2026. Along with

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As fire season approaches, Gig Harbor mom says “Enough!”

Jun 14, 2023 | By: Heather Maher

We all know it’s coming: fire season. All year long, Gig Harbor-ites look forward to the summer months, when we can be outside and relish the beauty of living in the PNW. When summer arrives, I find myself sighing with relief: finally, my children can play outside! But it has come to be an unofficial

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The Brown lady who rang a doorbell in Gig Harbor

May 31, 2023 | By: Thelma Brown

My name is Thelma Brown.  My husband and I are retired educators from Los Angeles and moved to Gig Harbor seven years ago. We have developed many wonderful friendships and have become very involved in several community activities. We bought a home in the Bellesara development where we had wonderful neighbors, but in October 2022

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Guest editorial: YMCA helps foster open and honest dialogue

May 23, 2023 | By: Lew Napolitano

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties Bridge of Hope initiative sponsored two community dialogues on the topic of “Exploring the Complexity of Homelessness in the Gig Harbor Key Peninsula Community.” The Bridge of Hope‘s purpose is to “gather people within Pierce and Kitsap Counties who desire to increase civility, understanding, hope, and trust by

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