While a good portion of Gig Harbor residents enjoy playing on the water whether boating, sailing, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding or swimming, there are many who also enjoy going all the way to the bottom for their recreation. Many assume that scuba diving is something done only while vacationing in warm water places like the Caribbean, Australia or Hawaii, but locals know that some of the most amazing waters in the world can be found right here in the South Sound.


“It’s like the whole Pacific Ocean is brought shallow. Some things that are o...

Spring is always a joyful time of year for the community, as the sun shines brighter and the days become warmer and longer. This is the time of year for many of those much-anticipated events the community has been waiting for—since last year—to once again take place.


This month would have marked the 87th Annual Daffodil Parade, ninth annual Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup, PenMet Parks Annual Spring Egg Hunt, the Washington State Spring Fair  and so much more. But due to the current situation facing the entire world, all has been put on hold, with some...

Ali was completely unprepared for the interest generated on Facebook. An overwhelming amount of dresses, shoes and other such in-kind donations were pouring in. The sheer volume of messages necessitated the need for a separate Facebook page.


“What should we call it?” Ali asked her husband. He answered with, “Ali’s Prom Project.” The name stuck.


That first year Ali collected donations at a local business, stored the dresses in a donated storage room, and did her first spring pop-up at the Tacoma Police Department. Local foster teens that Ali had...

As a business owner, do you ever wonder how people are finding out about your business, what’s drawing them in, and what potential customers you might be missing out on? In-person customer interaction can provide a sliver of this information, but to see the big picture you need to look to the digital side.


While 90 percent of all purchases take place in a physical store, 86 percent of customers read reviews before visiting, and a whopping half of all local online business searches end in that customer visiting the store within 24 hours. What do...

Luke Golden, Senior
Peninsula High School

Luke Golden knows that to be successful you have to put in the work, and if you want to truly achieve your goals you’ll need to go even farther. The Peninsula High School senior recently wrapped up a decorated career on the football field—and especially the wrestling mat. Luke earned conference honorable mention as a linebacker for the football team. He is also a multi-time state competitor and regional finalist in wrestling. Luke made it all the way to the state tournament during his junior season but f...

There’s a new place in town ready to help you with all of your business service needs! This past January, Postal Annex opened its doors in Gig Harbor, and owner Patrick King and staff are ready to provide you with everything you need when it comes to your shipping needs—and much more.


“We are your neighborhood business service center, offering many needed services under one roof,” smiles Patrick, who has served in the Navy for 20 years and is still active duty. “Shipping is something not a lot of people know about and understand, and I love hel...

With the number of small and boutique breweries rising faster than the head on a stout porter, craft beermakers in Washington have opened the tap to new customers in an increasingly thirsty market.


According to the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB), production almost doubled in terms of barrels per year at many breweries on the western side of the mountains over the past decade. For example, demand at Pike Brewing Company in Seattle jumped from 17,401 to almost 43,000 barrels in the five-year span, an increase more than 245 percent.


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Our own Danielle DeMott of Gig Harbor has been nominated to compete in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2020 Woman of the Year. Across the country money is being raised for the LLS in honor of blood cancer survivors. Candidates in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska chapter compete with other candidates across the country to fundraise the most money between March 27 and June 5. The winner is subject to much fanfare and will be featured in Forbes magazine and honored at Soho Park in June.


Then the greater competition begins: the national t...

The Paradise Theatre company has resembled a band of gypsies since it first presented the musical “West Side Story” with a live orchestra in the open-air amphitheater on Peacock Hill in 2000.


After staging musicals, comedies and dramas for almost two decades, the nonprofit theater company could have its final encore this summer—and as of press time, event sooner—despite their continuous efforts to find a permanent location to call home. The current fate of Paradise Theatre is still yet undetermined, which saddens both Jeff and Vicki Richards an...

Riley Schuller, Junior
Peninsula High School 

For many, bowling is a fun way to blow off steam on a Friday night or relatively cheap entertainment for the kids, but to Peninsula High School junior Riley Schuller and her teammates, it’s serious business. The competitive Seahawks Girls bowling team takes to the lanes throughout the winter against teams from around the region. While each player contributes a score, it’s the team effort that ultimately leads to who wins each competition.


Riley is a multiple 200 game bowler with a career high of 216....

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