Paralympian and Gig Harbor native Megan Blunk organized a wheelchair basketball game and thanked the community for all its support in her effort to bring home a gold medal at the Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball games, which start Sept. 8.
Construction begins Tuesday (Sept. 6) on the new Gig Harbor Welcome Plaza/Lift Station #4 project in Skansie Brothers Park in downtown Gig Harbor. The project is anticipated to be complete May 24, 2017.
GGHF EnviroCorps, a program of the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving the greater Gig Harbor and Key Peninsulas, presents Roses and Rosedale, an hour-long historical walking tour of Sehmel Homestead Park.
The Gig Harbor Literary Society will hold its first meeting on Tuesday (Sept. 6) and will feature the novel “A God in Ruins” by Kate Atkinson. This adult program is a partnership between the Harbor History Museum and the Pierce County Gig Harbor Library.
Gear Up for School, the Gig Harbor Kiwanis Club’s annual no-cost “department store” inside Key Peninsula Middle School, played to a large gathering of happy young recipients and their parents last month.
Bill Fay will climb Mount Rainier on Sept. 1 and 2 to raise money for Orphans Africa, a Tacoma-based nonprofit organization that works in Tanzania. The money Fay plans to raise will be used in one of the organization’s three schools.
Peninsula High School 2013 graduate Cody Olson has had a pretty successful collegiate lacrosse career at Grand Canyon University. In 2015, Olson won a Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division-I National Championship with the Lopes. Last season, the team made it all the way to the MCLA semifinals before being eliminated.
Our recent family reunion was a scorcher as far as some of us native Washingtonians are concerned, but others loved it, especially those from California. We had at least 60 this year, with the inclusion of relatives who’ve never been to one or hadn’t been for many years.
Regina and Darius Aldrige, co-owners of Waypoint CrossFit in Gig Harbor, have seen a sharp uptick in people over 40 who want to participate in CrossFit classes. So they started a Silver Nanos program in response to the demand.
Some 20 Gig Harbor leaders from the seven congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently gathered to train and inspire 44 young men who are preparing to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world as missionaries.
Roy Peratrovich Jr.’s children’s book, “Little Whale,” was recently published by the University of Alaska. Peratrovich Jr., a Gig Harbor resident, is of Tlingit descent. The Tlingit are an indigenous people of the southeastern part of Alaska.
After Alan Anderson, the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team coach and founder, retried earlier this year, Holm Schmidt took over the program. The program hasn’t missed a beat, capturing its fifth straight national title — Schmidt’s first has head coach — earlier this month.
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.