Feature City of the Month
Living In Tacoma (VIDEO)
Published on by Rob Wachter
The City Skinny journey continues with a close look at Tacoma, Washington. If there's one thing I've learned over the past six months doing this series, it's that every town has its own unique story to tell. Tacoma is no different.
The first thing I noticed is that people have a strong sense of pride living in Tacoma, and for good reason. Here are a few highlights I discovered filming this episode. Let me know what you think about Tacoma in the comment section below.
Gig Harbor's 2013 Maritime Parade
Gig Harbor Farmers Market at Skansie Brothers Park Kicks Off Wednesday
Farmers Market in downtown Gig Harbor will take place every Sundays and Wednesdays through September.
Posted by Akiko Oda (Editor),
June is here, and that means Gig Harbor Farmers Market expands to Wednesdays and Sundays.
The event will take place at Skansie Brothers Park in downtown Gig Harbor from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September.
The Gig Harbor Farmers Market offers a variety of vendors and activities including fresh flowers, produce, plants, handmade crafts and live entertainment.
The Saturday Farmers Market will continue at Uptown Gig Harbor from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, visit the Gig Harbor Farmers Market website.
Macomber writes about a place of healing in new series.
By Katie Scaff
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Port Orchard and Cedar Cove...click here to find out more!
The Gig Harbor community is invited to gather together for National Night Out
Tuesday, Aug 7.
The free event will include a barbecue and live music with the contemporary rock band “Third in Line” performing from 8:15 pm to 10 pm.
According to the Gig Harbor Police Department, the 29th annual National Night Out in America has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in its fight for a safer nation.
Gig Harbor Night Out will include:
· Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One
· City of Gig Harbor Police Display
· Pierce County Sheriff Department
· Crime Stoppers
· Neighborhood Watch
· Washington State Patrol
· Citizends Offering Police Support (COPS)
This event, presented by the City of Gig Harbor, is sponsored by Target, Walgreens, Wilco Farm Stores, The Jaycox Fund and the Gig Harbor Police Department.
For more information contact the Gig Harbor Police Department at (253) 851-2236.
Gig Harbor’s National Night Out
When: 5pm to 10pm on Tuesday, Aug. 7
Where: Lawn at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview St.
August Feature City: Gig Harbor, WA
When Does School Start in Gig Harbor, WA?
Boating & Recreation
The Gig Harbor Peninsula area is synonymous with water and recreation. Many local and state parks offer opportunities for visitors and residents to play. Sailing, kayaking and pleasure craft are a way of life on the Peninsula.
The Gig Harbor Lighthouse marks the entrance to the harbor and is a welcome site to many. The 15-foot lighthouse replaced a minor aid to navigation in 1988, when community members raised local funds and donated materials for its construction. It was dedicated in 1989 in conjunction with the Washington State centennial celebrations. The lighthouse is located on land owned by the US Coast Guard and is reachable only by water.
Summer months bring visiting yachts and boats into the harbor from all over the Puget Sound. Quieter in winter but a beautiful time to be on the water, you'll see fewer boats but a great deal of marine life and waterfowl. Opportunities for visitors to enjoy the water and other recreational activities include:
Located Approximately 5 Miles From Gig Harbor
Fox island is home to a variety of public places and non-profit organizations. Tanglewood Island is the most visible icon of the Fox Island are, with its non-operational lighthouse, the Fox Island Nature Center features trails and picnic areas traversing a wetland stream, the Fox Island Sand Spit with its naturally occurring gravel formation in Case Inlet, the Nichols Community Center and Fox Island playground, Boat Launch and Fishing Pier, located on the easternmost tip of the island.
Click on this map to go to the Fox Island Community Page and their interactive map.
Enjoy the sites and sounds of our communities!
Gig Harbor, WA & Key Peninsula
Gig Harbor is one of several cities and towns that claim to be "the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula". Due to its close access to several state and city parks, and historic waterfront that includes boutiques and fine dining, it has become a popular tourist destination. Gig Harbor is located along State Route 16, about six miles (10 km) from its origin at Interstate 5, over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. A 1.2 billion dollar project to add a second span to the bridge was recently completed. During off-peak traffic times, Tacoma can be reached in five minutes and Seattle in just under an hour.
Based on per capita income, Gig Harbor ranks 49th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.
Past feature cities:
Gig Harbor 2013 Maritime Festival Parade!
Aerial tour Seattle to Port Orchard via floatplane
Click HERE to see currently listed property in Port Orchard, WA
Port Orchard is located on the Sinclair Inlet of the Puget Sound. As a waterfront community we are proud of our amenities. Our numerous marinas provide visitors and boat dwellers alike with convenient accommodations. Our downtown corridor offers shopping, museums, entertainment, galleries and dining. With ferry access from Bremerton and Seattle, an excursion to Port Orchard is an easy day trip or a weekend getaway. When visiting our city, it is hard to miss the majestic view of the Olympic Mountains and the pride of military heritage just across the water at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
Trophy Lake Golf Course
McCormick Woods Golf
Port Orchard, Marina
Macomber's Port Orchard-inspired books being turned into TV series
Port Orchard becomes Cedar Cove
(Port Orchard IS Cedar Cove!)
Debbie Macomber Author
Celebrity Radio Host Delilah, Port Orchard Resident!
Celebrity Radio Host Delilah and hundreds of volunteers give the city of Port Orchard, WA a "Much needed facelift."
Coldwell Banker Bain, Gig Harbor & Kitsap Regional Office
Coldwell Banker Bain Gig Harbor
6565 Kimball Drive, Suite 101
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Coldwell Banker Bain Port Orchard
2021 Sedgwick, Road SE, Suite #1,
Port Orchard, WA 98366
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