Paul Dunlap, who has been a barber for 18 years — 12 of them in Gig Harbor — took over the former Gentleman Jim’s barbershop in October 2015 and completely transformed the layout, making it his own. He says his business has increased by 50 percent since that time, mostly due to word of mouth.
The inaugural Fly In Drive In movie night is set for Saturday (Aug. 27) as a fundraiser for Friends of Tacoma Narrows Airport and the Gig Harbor Film Festival. Vintage airplanes, automobiles and Disney’s “Planes” movie will be shown, along with food from community businesses at this family-friendly event.
Students in Kelly Bolender’s Building Communities class at Kopachuck Middle School combine shop skills and business skills to complete projects that benefit the community. A two-year project to construct a sign for Voyager Elementary was recently completed.
There is a beautiful, enormous tree in PenMet Parks’ Sehmel Park at which, more than once, I’ve taken photos of Boy Scouts engaged in projects near. The latest of these was to catch the final act of Boy Scout Troop 212’s Eagle Scout project by Anders Carlson, who’d decided the tree needed protection and chose as his Eagle project creation of a guardian split rail fence.
Home is where the heart is, and this is especially true for Claude and Claudia Gahard — owners and operators of Trillium Creek Winery — who have been pouring their hearts into their home and their wine for the past 16 years. But the couple is now looking to sell the winery.
The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) and Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound have announced a strategic partnership which will include joint use of the Jim and Carolyn Milgard Family HOPE Center facility on Skansie Avenue in Gig Harbor.
The Harbor Fire girls lacrosse program is following the path of local boys lacrosse and will represent Gig Harbor High School starting in spring of 2017. While the sport isn’t yet recognized by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, players will wear “Tides” jerseys and gear.
This year marked the fourth year for Obliteride and the third year the event has had a rest stop in Gig Harbor. Ellen Betit is the team captain, and she and her volunteers at the Gig Harbor Cares rest stop cheered and greeted the riders at Skansie Park on Saturday when they stopped for some food, water and a bathroom break.
Drivers who use the state Route 16 over the Narrows bridges are encouraged to plan ahead for weekend and weeknight delays in late August and early September. During the weekends of Aug. 26 to 29 and Sept. 9 to 12, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce SR-16 to two lanes in each direction at the Narrows bridge for bridge paving.
The Gig Harbor Welcome Club made a donation to Harbor WildWatch on Friday. Harbor Wildwatch is a Gig Harbor based nonprofit marine environmental organization that provides educational activities to inspire stewardship of the Puget Sound.
Kaytlyn Brabham constructed a new trail and information kiosk at Rotary Bark Dog Park in Gig Harbor during the summer of 2015 to give back to local canines and fellow dog lovers. The project earned Brabham her Gold Award.
The idea for “Underwear Throughout the Ages,” on display at the Fox Island Historical Society Museum until Sept. 1, came about because of the great amount of clothing donations to the museum from individuals in the area over decades. Curators also thought it would be a neat exhibit with intricate articles of clothing to put on display.
The Chalk the Harbor competition, hosted by Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance, took place last month on the downtown waterfront and featured more than 250 chalk artists of all ages. The following contestants received a Certificate of Award for placing first in the category they competed in: