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Published: 04/16/13 15:23:59
The Harbor History Museums new special exhibition, Savage Ancient Seas, opened on Saturday and will run through July 14. The exhibit features fossil casts from Triebold Paleontology, a Colorado-based organization that has been traveling the country with the showcase, and its never been seen in the Pacific Northwest.
Published: 04/12/13 10:10:38
I've attended a number of Boy Scout Cub Pack pinewood derbies throughout the years. Some have been with the Key Peninsula Lions-sponsored Pack 222. They've all been fun and filled with excitement as the kids and their dads go into body contortions when they urge their vehicles to accelerate down the ramp. And there are cheers for the winning cars.
Published: 04/10/13 11:28:29
Jenny Adams, diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was nine months old, never wanted to be defined by her limitations. On May 4, Gig Harbor will host its fifth annual Great Strides walk to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event is Adams doing, with the help of her longtime employer, and its a testament to her desire to not let her condition keep her down.
Published: 04/08/13 20:22:49
The Gig Harbor City Council Monday night approved by a vote of 7-0 a city-sponsored Comprehensive Plan text amendment to incorporate the adopted Harbor Vision into the plan and develop implementation policies. A second text amendment was not included as part of the 2013 Comprehensive Plan Amendment voted on by the council, so it will not go on to the citys Planning Commission for processing at this time.
Published: 04/05/13 14:50:53
The fourth annual Knock My Socks Off 5-kilometer run in Gig Harbor was held Feb. 16. The event took place in large part because of the efforts of Gig Harbor High School senior Elise Saxon, who took over responsibility for several aspects of the run as part of her senior project.
Published: 03/28/13 16:59:42
Golf is more than just a game for many servicemen and women returning home after sustaining wounds in combat, be it the loss of one or more limbs or being blinded or suffering a traumatic brain injury. Recreational activities like golf can have a positive impact on the health and recovery of veterans and their families. That’s the driving force behind ongoing plans to add an additional nine holes to the American Lake Veterans Golf Course in Lakewood.
Published: 03/20/13 09:58:41
When he founded the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team, Alan Anderson wrote an ambitious mission statement for the nascent club: to develop athletes who could race in national, international and even Olympic competition. Eleven years later, Anderson said that goal is well on its way toward being realized.
Published: 03/19/13 12:39:21
Special education teacher Leslie Walker alerted me to Voyager Elementary School's "Dr. Seuss, Read Across America Day." I wanted to attend but couldn't. Doesn't matter.
Published: 03/14/13 10:05:04
Spending time on the trails of Gig Harbor’s parks, trimming leaves and clearing brush, was something that Vernon Young always liked to do. Now, as president of the nonprofit organization EnviroCorps and a leader of the new Sponsor-A-Trail program at McCormick Forest Park, Young works to bring other members of the community in to help him.
Published: 03/13/13 11:50:30
It's said the third time is the charm, but in Jason Crosby's case, the second time sufficed. Some four years ago marked the first time he came across an opportunity to purchase the fishing vessel Genius, a well-known Gig Harbor boat that had been in his family for more than 75 years. It may be familiar to many Gig Harbor residents, because its likeness appears in the ubiquitous Douglas Michie painting, "Genius."
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