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Be Informed and Help Support Our Local Schools: Bo...

Article by Colin Anderson | Article provided by Gig Harbor Living Local The Peninsula School District Bond, which passed in 2003, is set to expire next year, and you will have the opportunity to vote on a new Capital Facilities bond on April 24. The Peninsula School District is proposing a $220 million 20-year bond at a stable tax rate of $45 per $100,000 of assessed property value. The numbers and goals were reached after a community-lead nine-month planning process which found four key areas the committee felt were in need of serious attention for the district: • Updating safety and...
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Family Fun: Something for everyone at the 7th Annu...

  Article by Patty Hutchens | Article provided by Gig Harbor Living Local With the gray dark days of winter quickly subsiding, we are anxious to get back outside and enjoy all that our beautiful community has to offer. And what better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than to attend the Seventh Annual Paddlers Cup? Hosted by the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team in cooperation with the Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission and the City of Gig Harbor, the two-day event will take place April 21 and 22 at Skansie Park in historic Downtown Gig Harbor. With...
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Teacher of the Month: Alyse Yeaman

Article by Colin Anderson | Article provided by Gig Harbor Living Local Our teachers are the lifeblood of our community and have more influence over our young people than just about anyone other than their parents. They work early mornings and are grading tests and papers far past 5 o’clock when most others are clocking out. They commit after school as advisors for speech and debate teams, coach young athletes and musicians, and guide students to new passions outside of the standard study material. It is our great privilege to unveil a new monthly feature in which we highlight a local...
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Electrify Your Ride

Article by Brett Marlo De Santis | Article provided by Gig Harbor Living Local Chances are that most of you will buy a different car in the next seven years. According to R.L. Polk, the average length of time a driver will keep a new vehicle is six years. Even if you are pondering keeping your vehicle longer, you may think twice due to the major leap in technological advancements such as better safety protection, navigation or automation, and fuel economy or fuel alternatives. If you decide to give up the gas, you may choose to charge at home, at...
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