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
Peninsula High students building their own futures
Is the Fox Island bridge ready for repairs or to be replaced?
Will Ellen DeGeneres wear a Gig Harbor #GIRLPROMISE shirt? ‘Definitely,’ says fashion creator
Restoring an old dance hall in Vaughn
Gig Harbor's HGTV Dream Home 2018 offers dramatic views
Technology upgrade for Gig Harbor ambulance
Swing dancing the night away in Gig Harbor
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Orcas nearly capsize peninsula family on a Jet Ski
Gig Harbor residents Diane Stefanowicz and Robin Saathoff recently created a clothing line called Girl by RODI wear. The premise of the clothing line focuses on girls being nice to each other, and it's about starting the conversation about it. It's aimed at teenagers and younger mothers.
The Key Peninsula Historical Society now owns the Vaughn Library Hall and is restoring the structure, since it was placed on the Pierce County register of historic buildings. The community center was built in 1893.
Your Daily Hello is a web-based service started by two Lakebay women, Lori Deacon and Leah Perfect, that checks in on members daily via email. If they do not get a response within 24 hours, a text is sent, and then a phone call. If the member doesn’t pick up, the service calls the fire department or police to make a wellness check.
Pierce County officer Jeff Papen won the Washington State School Safety Resource Officer of the Year Award. Papen has worked as a resource officer for ten years. He works as a resource officer at the Puyallup School District.