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Get to Know Your Mayor

Interview with Gig Harbor’s Mayor Kit Kuhn Photo of Mayor Kit courtesy of The City of Gig Harbor | Article provided by Gig Harbor Living Local Q. How would you best describe your experience as mayor at this point in your term? A. Very positive. I jumped right in having studied the city and what it takes. I was ready to give it everything I had, but I need to eat and get sleep and I have put that on the back burner, which I realize I can’t anymore. Stressful is another good word. Each day is a 70-page chapter. I don’t have...
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Teacher of the Month: Dave Rucci

By Colin Anderson | Photo Courtesy of Peninsula School district | Article provided by Gig Harbor Living Local Elementary-aged school children have a lot of energy to burn off, and it’s up to Dave Rucci to help them accomplish that. For 21 years, Rucci has helped kids from kindergarten through fifth grade experience the joys of physical activity, exploring new sports and games, and learning how to compete and work as a team. “The thing I find most rewarding is the pure joy and excitement children at this age have in regards to coming to school and to then use that same joy...
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The Power of GIRLPromise

Empowering females for generations to come | By Alison Henslee | Photos by Jessica Cedarland Article provided by Gig Harbor Living Local When people take negatives and turn them into positives, people enjoy sharing those stories. When a negative like bullying is turned into a positive like The Girl Promise—a movement started by two Gig Harbor women that has led approximately 4,000 girls to pledge to honor other females—it’s a story you hope will be shouted from mountain tops!  Robin Saathoff and Diane Stefanowicz are close friends, moms and full-time employees (Robin teaches preschool, Diane is a dental hygienist) who have become the...
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Maritime Gig Festival

Gather with the community at this annual event  |  By Colin Anderson Photo courtesy Julie Reed  |  Article provided by Gig Harbor Living Local June 2 and 3 will be a time of celebration for the greater Gig Harbor community. Maritime Gig Festival 2018 is a time to come together as a community and celebrate the wonderful history and present-day community spirit of such a special town. The annual two-day festival provides community members a chance to interact with businesses and nonprofits, be entertained by local and regional artists and musicians, and take part in many fun annual traditions. The parade...
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