The Wollochet American Legion baseball team recently qualified for the state championship tournament in Spokane after a strong season. The 16U team plays in the north division of Area Two of the American Legion League, competing against teams from Olympia, North Thurston, Capital and Graham-Kapowsin.
Dundon Motorsports, housed in a 6,000-square-foot warehouse in the back of a business park off Burnham Drive, is the brainchild of Jaime Bopp and Charles Dundon. The shop is aimed at serving as a “dealer alternative” for Porsche owners and enthusiasts in Gig Harbor and around the South Sound.
Gig Harbor High senior Patrick Fredrickson is continuing an impressive streak of Narrows Baseball Club players being selected to participate in the prestigious Area Code Games. He’s the third player in three years from the club to be selected, following University of Oregon pitcher Matthew Henckel and UCLA signee Mike Toglia.
A collaborative project between a Gig Harbor citizens group and the Puyallup Tribe to place an art piece in Austin Estuary Park was approved to move forward in discussions by the Gig Harbor City Council at Monday night’s meeting.
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.
Headlines and news clips announcing new drug epidemics and the increasing need for both treatment centers and mental health care can be seen nearly every day in newspapers and various news websites, both local and national.