At 80 years old, Bee Dietz is the oldest member of the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Race Team. She recently competed with the team at the USA Sprint Canoe and Kayak National Championships in the Masters division, taking home several medals.
George Fairhart coached at Eatonville for 24 seasons. Don Clegg was at Wilson for 29 years. Now they’re coaching together at Gig Harbor High School, with Fairhart as the head coach and Clegg working with the defensive backs.
Gig Harbor resident Sherrie Wilkie didn’t think much of it when her elderly father asked to walk back to ManorCare Health Services after the two finished running an errand at Uptown Shopping Center on Thursday afternoon in Gig Harbor.
Communities In Schools of Peninsula program director Laurel Shultz and I had a delightful day last week at Harbor Heights Elementary School’s Camp Read-a-Lot. Kids from kindergarten to high school were a gush of excited, happy learning and mentoring activity under the guidance of CISP site coordinator Lara Unger.
Lakebay Community Church’s new community garden, built in partnership with Hope Recovery Center, is located on its 7-acre parcel and stands as a living example of the church’s partnership to bring resources to the Key Peninsula community.
A Call for Artists has been released by the Gig Harbor Arts Commission for proposals toward a public art piece that will be permanently installed at Ancich Park, 3615 Harborview Drive in downtown Gig Harbor.
The local choir awarded a $6,000 program-building grant to Gig Harbor High School and a $6,000 grant to Bremerton High School. In addition, $1,000 in scholarships will be awarded to college-bound students at each school next year.