Community

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

Pickleball popularity evident on the courts of Gig Harbor

Jun 23, 2022

Pickleball, the grassroots sport born in a Bainbridge Island backyard in 1965, is often said to be having a moment, thanks to an impressive growth spurt over the last few

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Gig Harbor Garden Tour returns; here’s what you will see

Jun 23, 2022

Garden lovers, rejoice. The Gig Harbor Garden Tour is back this weekend, after a two-year COVID hiatus. Five gardens, three on Fox Island and two in Gig Harbor, are featured

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Man arrested after assault at grad party

Jun 23, 2022

Editor’s note: The Police Blotter is written based on information in Gig Harbor Police reports.  A man was arrested early on the morning of June 19 after officers responded to a reported assault at

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School District Strategic Plan sets stage for changes to come

Jun 22, 2022

If Peninsula School District were a corporation, its 2022-26 Strategic Plan would be the equivalent of a long-term business plan. But instead of delivering commercial goods or services, the district

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Gig Harbor Fire to train at marina on Wednesday

Jun 20, 2022

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One will practice its response to a marina fire from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at the Gig Harbor Marina. The

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Make Music Day rings in summer at Uptown

Jun 20, 2022

Summer officially arrives Tuesday, June 21 – or so the calendar shows. Uptown will mark the occasion with Gig Harbor’s second annual Make Music Day. Make Music Day is a

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Gig Harbor Council considering fireworks ban to take effect in 2023

Jun 17, 2022

The Gig Harbor City Council will decide on June 27 whether to permanently ban fireworks, starting next year. The council held a public hearing Monday on the ordinance, which would

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Gig Harbor Police blotter: Shots fired at suspected car prowler

Jun 16, 2022

Editor’s note: The Police Blotter is written based on information in Gig Harbor Police reports.  A 76-year-old man fired a handgun at another man, whom he suspected of possibly stealing

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Class of 2022: ‘There’s no time to waste’ after pandemic’s disruptions

Jun 16, 2022

The Class of 2022 has lived the arc of the COVID-19 pandemic. They began with a normal freshman year. In spring of their sophomore year, schools shut down and learning

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Wings & Wheels airshow first postponed, now canceled at Tacoma Narrows Airport

Jun 15, 2022

Pierce County sent the Tacoma Events Commission a letter on June 3 stating that it couldn’t accommodate the event because of lack of space and support from airport businesses.

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