Connecting communities and raising crime prevention awareness are goals of National Night Out (NNO), a free, nationwide block-party-style event hosted in Gig Harbor by the Gig Harbor Police Department.
Teachers Doug Smith and Matthew Mills made Vaughn Elementary’s annual fifth-graders’ rocket shoot happen June 10. Volunteers Dustin Wood and Ron Perez helped set up. Mills took photos at 15 frames a second with the GoPro camera a Peninsula Schools Education Foundation grant made possible.
In doing some background research on the initial plans for Key Pen Parks’ Gateway Park, as detailed in last weeks’ Peninsula Gateway, I found out that one of the five phases in the master plan of the project includes preliminary plans of putting in a spray park.
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Mike Kelly’s efforts to create a new competitive swim club in Gig Harbor. Kelly said he wants to offer an alternative to other competitive swim clubs, such as Tacoma Swim Club, which force many of its swimmers to travel over the bridge several times per week for practices, racking up bridge tolls and gas expenses.
Gig Harbor’s annual Peninsula Art League-sponsored Summer Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday along Judson Street was deemed a delight by all who visited the gathering of artists, photographers, authors, jewelers, furniture creators, iron works designers, glass works purveyors, clothing stylists, clever T-shirt offerings and a plethora of other attractions.
Drivers who use the state Route 302 bridge over Purdy Spit will encounter two total night closures of the bridge next week. The closures will allow Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews to make asphalt and bridge joint repairs.
On my recent trip to Israel I was reminded of just how intentional the Jews have been in building synagogues and the Temple with worshipers in mind before they come inside. Allow me to share four ways that synagogues in particular are designed to facilitate worship in the way they are structured.