Published: 03/02/13 12:20:12
In the “RatG” down a quiet Gig Harbor street, posters celebrate I for Eye’s accomplishments, and the band plans for new ones. Their practice space, “RatG” for “roof above the garage,” isn’t the only thing that elevates I for Eye above other teenage garage bands. The young musicians, three sophomores from Gig Harbor High School and a friend from Tacoma, were semifinalists in this year’s Sound Off! competition at Seattle’s Experience Music Project, one of the most prominent underage battles of the bands in the Northwest.
Published: 02/22/13 12:49:25
When Lisa Kelly’s son, Liam, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a little more than five years ago, she wanted to do something, and fast. She was determined to make sure her son could live a normal teenage life.
Published: 02/12/13 15:56:47
The fourth annual Star of the Year Awards from the three Rotary Clubs of Gig Harbor were presented Friday during a ceremony at Canterwood Golf & Country Club. The awards recognize extraordinary citizens from the community and are given in coordination with the Rotary clubs of Gig Harbor, Midday and Gig Harbor North.
Published: 02/07/13 09:52:23
Among many programs at the Washington Corrections Center for Women that are designed to prepare inmates to resume life on the outside as productive citizens is a school of cosmetology. Early last month, 15 students graduated from the school, wearing green caps and gowns and ceremonially tossing their tassels to the correct side of their caps.
Published: 01/31/13 11:43:27
Homelessness is not just a “Tacoma problem,” John Oldham said. Oldham double-checked the supplies in the back of his truck parked outside the Gig Harbor Skate Park near the civic center. A founder and member of the board of directors for Peninsula Communities of Faith, a nonprofit that brings together volunteers from church and service groups, he was getting ready for a day on the road, driving between volunteers posted at different points in Gig Harbor and on the Key Peninsula to help conduct the annual Pierce County homeless survey.
Published: 01/28/13 09:26:07
As a senior at Gig Harbor High School, Conner Keliher was required to complete 25 hours of community service as part of his senior project. So he looked to his grandmother, Gail, for inspiration. “She’s been volunteering at FISH Food Bank for a long time,” Keliher said. “The senior project gave me an opportunity to follow in her footsteps.”
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