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    Participation activities good ways to stay fit

    The third annual Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo will return to the bay on Saturday and Sunday and will feature both competitive racing and vendor booths. You can read more about the event in our story on page A1.


    How can we prepare for a disaster like Oso?

    The recent fatal landslide in the small Snohomish town of Oso raises some difficult questions. What would we do in a similarly catastrophic event? Are we prepared as a community? Are there sufficient assets and qualified responders to rise to the occasion?


    St. Anthony plays big role in community

    Five years ago this week, Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula welcomed St. Anthony Hospital to the community. With it came medical care closer to home, as well as jobs and other measures of economic development. Above all came a greater quality of life.


    SOD program welcomes new class of students

    We kicked off the 2014 class of Students of Distinction last Friday with visits to Henderson Bay, Gig Harbor and Peninsula high schools. We were greeted by the same smiles we’ve seen throughout the years, but they’re on different faces, and we’re looking forward to learning ...


    Waterfront Alliance works collectively

    The Gig Harbor Waterfront Alliance has what some might call a unique approach to doing business. What got its start under the national Main Street Program and was formerly known as the Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Alliance has shifted its focus ever so slightly in the past year.