If you’ve meandered through one of the many car shows of the Northwest, you’ve probably seen some pretty cool rides. It’s a great way to get up close to a piece of history. The common vehicles featured in most of these shows are mid ‘50s to late ‘70s American-made automobiles. Some shows have rules as to how old the car must be to be shown, what condition it is in or where it was made. While these shows can be a lot of fun, especially for those who grew up driving one of these muscle machines, being able to see a wider variety of automotive his...

The Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing team is nationally renowned. Each year the team sends members to national and international events, and championships and medals always seem to come home with them. While the youth and adult levels, individuals and teams continue to dominate, it’s in the Master’s Class that you find one of the more incredible stories on this team.

It’s the offseason, so Bee Dietz is in the gym three times a week training for the upcoming race season, with her eyes set on another trip to nationals. Bee is a multiple medal win...

The Gig Harbor area has had several years of above average economic and home price growth, as well as local employment growth due to expansion in our area. However, we have also had low home inventory during this time.

As I write this article during the fourth quarter of 2019, we are still experiencing a seller’s market, multiple-offer situations, high buyer demand and low mortgage rates.

Year in Review 

2019 mid-fourth quarter housing statistics for Gig Harbor, Fox Island and the Key Peninsula show home sales were down 16 percent due to low inven...

“I have always enjoyed helping others. Whether through my job or in my community, I get great satisfaction in helping those in need of help.”


In August of 2019, Chris Maharry started Harbor Family Law, which opened its doors to the Gig Harbor community this past November. “I am very excited to bring my family law practice across the bridge to Gig Harbor. I am proud to be a business owner in the town in which I live and raise my family,” says Chris. “Gig Harbor is a special place, and I look forward to being of assistance to anyone who may need...

Maeve Griffin

Peninsula High School
 

Senior Maeve Griffin, is someone who gives 100 percent effort, no matter what. This is evident from both her efforts on the volleyball court and in the classroom. Maeve carries a 4.0 GPA while taking a challenging schedule of advanced placement classes. She was selected to the National Honor Society both her junior and senior years.

“One of the biggest challenges in the sport of volleyball for me has been finding the right balance of time between school and sports,” she said.

As far as volleyball players go, Ma...

Jill Wambold has been a familiar face at Harbor Fit Studio, where she’s enjoyed participating in their various class offerings. Over the years, she recognized the immense potential of this “hidden gem” along the Downtown Gig Harbor waterfront. So, when the opportunity presented itself, Jill purchased the business. Today she is the proud owner of Harbor Fit Studio.


“I have always been incredibly focused on health and fitness. Working at the big community fitness center on the hill as well as in small intimate locations, I knew that when I had th...

The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation is a boots-on-the-ground, hands-in-the dirt sort of community foundation. This is both a literal statement (the foundation donates a large majority of its funds toward parks and environment) and a figurative one. Along with being a foundation that writes checks (provides community grants), the community foundation implements programs according to community need. The everyday people who make up the greater Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula communities are represented face to face; actively involved with the people wh...

The concept of driving across the country today is no small undertaking. It can take weeks of planning, stacks of road maps and an unquenchable thirst for the road.


The first passage by automobile more than a century ago—in 1903 to be exact—was a challenge to both the vehicle and the brave individuals who tested the limits to travel from sea to shining sea.


A bicycle racer who made his home in Tacoma, Washington, was half of the duo to successfully make the first journey by motorcar across the country more than 115 years ago. His name and the v...

It was her turn, and she had forgotten her lines.


She was in sixth grade, and she had practiced every day for weeks. Not just on the stage with her teachers and peers; but everywhere else. In front of the mirror. On the bus. The words were in her head as she went about her classes and in front of her eyes as she drifted to sleep.


When the day came for her first performance, she felt confident that she knew her lines backward and forward; the only thing left to do was to get up there. To do it. And now she was here. And there were so many people...

It’s December. The sun rises at 7:30am and sets just after 4pm. The temperatures remain below 50 degrees most days. Clouds, fog and rain have come to stay, and finding light can be a challenge, even during the holiday season.
Thankfully, the City of Gig Harbor, Chamber of Commerce, Waterfront Alliance and PenMet Parks offer a wide variety of events to help residents and visitors alike feel the warmth of the holiday spirit. From baking cookies with Mrs. Claus and meeting Santa to taking in a lighted boat parade or hayride, the weekends this mont...

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