Gig Harbor resident Mike Rice started the Puget Sound Sailing Institute 32 years ago. Since then, four of its sailors have won Outstanding Instructor of the Year from the American Sailing Association, including Rice who earned the honor for the eighth time in 2016.
Secrets of a successful sailing instructor
Beloved shop teacher crosses finish line of career
Young musicians benefit from Painted Violins fundraiser
Life on the run: Local mom's 50-state marathon quest.
Gig Harbor's new lift station, restrooms and view platform at Skansie Park
'Crazy Stan' will walk 300 miles for animal shelters
Key Peninsula Council opens office in Key Center to serve community
Stormtrooper delivers birthday bouquet to Gig Harbor PD's 85-year-old "mom"
Beagles in need get help from Gig Harbor rock band
Intricate, unique basket collection on display in Gig Harbor
Kelly Bolender, an engineering design teacher at Kopachuck Middle School, is retiring after 35 years in education. On his last day, he presided over his final CO2 car derby, a popular class project where students engineer and build small race cars from blocks of wood.
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.