Published: 06/18/13 15:30:58
As dozens of cancer survivors completed the honorary survivor's lap to kick off the Relay For Life of Gig Harbor on Friday evening, organizers announced to the hundreds gathered at Goodman Middle School that the event was only around $6,000 from reaching its goal: $200,000 in support of cancer research.
Published: 06/11/13 21:43:32
The Lakebay Marina, quiet for decades, was uproariously welcomed to its rebirth as a resort last month.
Published: 06/04/13 15:34:27
The schoolhouse on Fox Island was first built by the Works Progress Administration in 1934, part of the New Deal plan to reinvigorate Depression-era communities through public works projects. Almost 80 years later, the building is in the midst of a capital campaign for a series of renovations that organizers hope will ensure it serves that same community for a long time to come.
Published: 05/30/13 13:14:02
The first Sunday in May was a scorcher with temperatures in the low 80s. But the heat didn’t dissuade 117 high school mountain terrain bike racers from throughout the state who gathered at the Key Peninsula’s 360 Park as part of the Evergreen Washington Student League mountain bike race series.
Published: 05/21/13 16:11:10
The Gardens of Fox Island Tour, held Saturday at five homes around the island, is small in scale. But the featured gardeners still had a chance to show their outdoor creations during the 11th annual event to nearly 200 attendees, many of whom left motivated to work with their own green thumbs.
Published: 05/14/13 21:43:22
Adrizzly day did not dampen the spirits of some 60 Discovery Elementary School kindergartners, who spent a whole day at the Gentle Giant Meadows Ranch on the Key Peninsula a few weeks ago.
Published: 05/08/13 09:46:32
In 2006, a childhood dream of Randy Muellers one hed held and worked toward for 50 years was fulfilled when he launched Starlight Express, his restored 1956 Matthews Martinique Express classic cruiser. Next weekend, Mueller hopes to spread his love of historic crafts to Gig Harbor with the Tides Tavern Classic Boat Show.
Published: 04/30/13 16:02:37
As he flicked through photos on his iPad, Jim Kenney remembered the founding of the Sound Exposure Photo Club, back in the days of film and slide projectors.
Published: 04/26/13 12:34:32
One of the most active of the many Boy Scouts of America troops in our area is Key Peninsula’s Troop 220, sponsored by the Key Peninsula Lions Club. A few weeks ago, members of the troop, their scoutmasters and accompanying dads braved the snow-smothered but fabulously beautiful slopes of Mount Rainier at its centerpiece, the area known as Paradise. While on the adventure, the troop hiked with snowshoes, set up camp, endured a pretty serious blizzard, ate hotdogs, dug snow caves, built igloos and survived sleeping in the latter without a single case of frostbite.
Published: 04/16/13 15:44:02
Four childhood friends from Gig Harbor are behind Music Giving Back, a series of concerts during the past few years to benefit everything from breast cancer research to the Lakewood Police Department after four of its officers were killed in 2009.
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