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3g going away

3G is Going Away — What it Means for You

Similar to the ways we listen to music and watch movies have changed, cellular networks are evolving too — all major wireless providers plan to shutter their 3G cellular networks this year. 3G networks are the wireless equivalent of being on dial-up internet … read more

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Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour

Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour Marks 25 Years

The Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour (GHOST) will be celebrating more than 25 years of bringing artists and those who appreciate art together during a weekend celebration on Sept. 16, 17 and 18. This year’s tour features 23 local artists showing their work … read more

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teachers

How to Create Connections with Your Child’s Teacher

A new school year can feel like uncharted territory for children, parents, and teachers alike as they learn new things and meet unfamiliar faces. Building a relationship with your child’s teacher can help create a positive school experience for everyone involved. Plus, teachers … read more

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(Drone Photo courtesy Visit Gig Harbor)

Summer Concerts and Outdoor Movies Return to Gig Harbor

A longtime summer tradition, Summer Sounds at Skansie, is back to downtown Gig Harbor while an outdoor movies program has some exciting changes. Summer Sounds at Skansie, Gig Harbor’s beloved summer concert series, takes on the waterfront at Skansie Brothers Park, in the … read more

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kids learning

Three Fun, Easy Ways to Keep Kids Learning During Summer

With school out, summertime brings long, carefree days of play and fun. It can be easy to forget how much children learn through play, but they have a natural sense of curiosity. With a little thought and a few supplies, summer is a … read more

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traveling

Ready to Travel? Here Are the Popular Hotel Amenities for 2022

If you haven’t planned a trip in a while, you aren’t alone. Many Americans haven’t taken a proper vacation in almost three years. In that time, many travelers’ preferences have changed. “The pandemic impacted nearly every aspect of our lives, including how we … read more

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empty bowls event

Empty Bowls on March 5 to Raise Funds for Local Kids

“Because no child should go hungry,” Altrusa of Gig Harbor is working hard to make sure the children of this area don’t. In collaboration with about 20 local pottery artists, the Altrusa Empty Bowls committee is holding its annual fundraiser on March 5 … read more

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Great Peninsula Conservancy

Volunteers Needed to Plant 5,000 Trees at Belfair Wildlife Preserve

The Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) is seeking 200 volunteers to plant 5,000 native trees in Belfair through the end of January. GPC, the nonprofit land trust operating in Kitsap, north Mason and west Pierce counties, is restoring a native, climate-resilient plant community in … read more

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Robin and Ann Weiss, Knowles Studio, are demonstrating their work during a previous year's Art in The Woods.

Art in the Woods Nov. 12-14 Opens 18 Artist Studios to the Public

Art in the Woods, a unique, self-guided art studio tour, is an annual event by the Cultural Arts Foundation NW that takes place on the second weekend of November. Scheduled for Nov. 12-14 this year, the tour will include 18 North Kitsap working … read more

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