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A labor of love reveals Gig Harbor’s early history in new exhibit at Harbor History Museum

Capturing the diverse heritage and history of Gig Harbor into a single exhibit is no easy task, but a challenge that Joann Hale eagerly undertook when putting together the Harbor History Museum’s newest exhibit. Called ‘Arts & Artifacts: An Excellent Little Bay’ and inspired by the history book of the same title, the exhibit covers the first 90 years of Gig Harbor’s history, from 1860 to 1950.

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Arts center feasibility study shows Gig Harbor to be prime location

With a high median income and a population supportive of the arts, Gig Harbor is seen as a prime location for the proposed Gig Harbor Arts Center (GHAC) in an market feasibility study performed by Johnson Consulting and released in August. The study was paid for by the Gig Harbor Arts Center Alliance, a nonprofit organization of artists and Gig Harbor residents who have organized to advocate for a regional arts center.

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Gig Harbor seniors marry after unexpected romance blooms

Gig Harbor residents Sandy Rose, 76, and George Eckhoff, 103, never expected to get married a second time. But then fate intervened and they just couldn’t say no.
Joshua Bessex jbessex@gateline.com
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Gig Harbor seniors marry after unexpected romance blooms

9Round kickbox gym offers unique workout 0:53

9Round kickbox gym offers unique workout

Gig Harbor equestrian sets sights on national dressage competition 1:19

Gig Harbor equestrian sets sights on national dressage competition

Aerial Fitness provides a complete workout though climbing 2:13

Aerial Fitness provides a complete workout though climbing