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New cooking class engages kids in making healthy choices, eating right

Kristi Fischer is working to engage kids in healthy eating and solve mealtime woes by involving them in the cooking and preparing of meals with her new Healthy Kids in the Kitchen classes. The class is designed for children ages 8 to 14 and Fischer teaches kitchen safety, measurements, how to read a recipe and check for ingredients, and proper knife handling.

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Students build character, leadership skills through Kiwanis Club’s TERRIFIC Kids program

Gig Harbor Kiwanis Club president Jeni Mallory invited me to join her and fellow Kiwanis member Beth Harvey, the current club chair for the Kiwanis Terrific Kids program, at Purdy Elementary for their awards program. You should have seen the expressions on the kids faces as they or their fellow students received the awards. It was drizzling outdoors but the school was flooded with sunshine.

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Blacksmithing demonstration at Harbor History Museum

The newest program from the Harbor History Museum brought sparks flying as history came alive for museum guests on Saturday. Doyle Lewellen, a volunteer on the Shenandoah restoration project, showed his tools, several personally crafted, and gave a demonstration of blacksmithing methods.

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Woodturning helps Gig Harbor man cope with effects of stroke

Dan Stromstad and Dennis Johnson have been friends for more than 35 years. Woodturning has brought them closer together.
Woodturning helps Gig Harbor man cope with effects of stroke 1:12

Woodturning helps Gig Harbor man cope with effects of stroke

Blacksmithing demonstration at Harbor History Museum 1:22

Blacksmithing demonstration at Harbor History Museum

Former PHS wrestler chases MMA career 2:42

Former PHS wrestler chases MMA career

No salmon eggs at Donkey Creek this year 1:52

No salmon eggs at Donkey Creek this year