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VISITORS GUIDE

2013�14

W A S H I N G T O N

AN OUTDOOR

OASIS NAMED ONE OF THE TOP FIVE SMALL TOWNS IN AMERICA BY SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE 2012

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WELCOME

CONTENTS

Gig Harbor is tied to the water; our heritage, our economy, our entertainment. The water flows intricately through all aspects of living, working and playing in Gig Harbor. Named one of Smithsonian Magazine’s Top Five Small Towns for culture, heritage and charm, Gig Harbor offers something for everyone whether you are here for a day, a weekend or a lifetime. Join us. www.gigharborguide.com

ON THE COVER Gig Harbor Photographer John Pleau has provided the beautiful photo we chose to use as the cover for this year’s Official Gig Harbor Visitor Guide. The image perfectly showcases Gig Harbor’s contrasts of living, working and playing in this spectacular little bay.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS ACCOMMODATIONS WEDDINGS MEETINGS AND CONVENTIONS GETTING HERE AND THERE SHOPPING HISTORIC WATERFRONT DINING SPIRITS THE ARTS THE GREAT OUTDOORS PARKS OUTDOOR RECREATION

40 BOATING 42 FISHING 44 GOLFING 46 FOUR�LEGGED FRIENDS

48 THE KEY PENINSULA 50 HISTORY 53 GETTING 54 57

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CREDITS A PUBLICATION OF THE PENINSULA GATEWAY A Division of The McClatchy Company 3555 Erickson Street Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253-358-4141 www.gateline.com

In Partnership with THE CITY OF GIG HARBOR ©2013

Design by Jim Appelgate Peninsula Gateway, Marketing and Design

Content Coordinator Laureen Lund City of Gig Harbor Marketing Director

CONTRIBUTORS Writers Rodika Tollefson and Laureen Lund Photographers Lee Giles III, Laureen Lund, Jim Nelson, John Pleau, Samantha McAlpin, Erin Hicks, Ann DiAngelo, Ronnie Glover, Josh Sherwin, Emily Cross, Hugh McMillan, Mindi LaRose and Scott Turner Advertising Evelyne Lloyd, Meridith Hatch, Fran LeMasurier, Clyde McDade, Hugh Merritt, Cristy Rivero, Sasha Korthuis, Terri Armour

AREA MAP HEALTH SERVICES

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2013 ALL SUMMER LONG

CALENDAR OF EVENTS MAY

25 I Gig Harbor Street Scramble! hunt! The largest in North America!

Free and fun urban treasure www.gigharborguide.com

JUNE

Harbor Maritime Gig 1/2 I Gig Festival

– Parade, entertainment and more. The Gig Harbor Community comes together at this annual event celebrating our maritime history with a parade, live entertainment, classic cars and more. www.maritimegig.com

SUMMER SOUNDS AT SKANSIE OUTDOOR CONCERT AT SKANSIE BROTHERS PARK Every Tuesday in the summer brought to you by the City of Gig Harbor, St. Anthony Hospital and CenturyLink. Enjoy a free music festival in the park featuring everything from rock to country.

FARMERS MARKETS Fresh flowers, produce, plants, baked goods, food, handmade crafts, expert advice from master gardeners, a kids’ tent, live entertainment, and much more.

MAKE IT A PICNIC!

Gig Harbor Farmers Market at Uptown

Returning in 2013 is the popular restaurant delivery service to the park by many of Gig Harbor’s favorite downtown eateries. Bring chairs or blankets.

Every Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April through September.

Gig Harbor Farmers Market at Skansie Brothers Park Every Wednesday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June through August in downtown Gig Harbor.

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25 I “Gothard Sisters”

– A dynamic all-female Irish music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest. The three girls (who are truly sisters!) perform Celtic arrangements. 6:30 p.m. www.gothardsisters.weebly.com


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Harbor 29/30 I Gig Garden Tour

Private gardens through the area. The Gig Harbor Garden Tour is a two day event. Profits go to fund literacy programs in the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula area. www.gigharborgardentour.com

Harbor WildWatch

JULY SUMMER SOUNDS AT SKANSIE PRESENTS

2 I “Blue Rocket Music”

– Four seasoned musicians with strong lead vocals and 3-part harmony. Music from the likes of Carl Perkins, Robert Cray, Queen and Tom Petty. 6:30 p.m. www.gigharborguide.com, www.pnwmusic.com

Based in Gig Harbor, Washington, Harbor WildWatch is a marine and environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring stewardship for the Puget Sound. Our educational programs are fun, intereactive, and aim to engage participants in the preservation of our natural marine resources. www.harborwildwatch.org

CINEMAGIG OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT EVERY OTHER WEEKEND A free event at Skansie Brothers Park. All shows begin at dusk. Movies are cancelled during rain or high wind. Bring chairs or blankets. Special thanks to Gig Harbor MultiCare Medical Park and Taylor Thomason Insurance for their sponsorship, the Gig Harbor Kiwanis and Kitsap Bank for popcorn, Harbor WildWatch and the Gig Harbor YMCA for special activities and the Gig Harbor Film Festival for support.

CINEMAGIG OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT PRESENTS

5 I “Field of Dreams”

at Skansie Brothers Park at 9:15 p.m. Brought to you by the City of Gig Harbor, Gig Harbor MultiCare Medical Park and Taylor Thomason Insurance. www.gigharborguide.com

6 I “Sandlot”

at Skansie Brothers Park at 9:15 p.m. Brought to you by the City of Gig Harbor, Gig Harbor MultiCare Medical Park and Taylor Thomason Insurance.

DID YOU KNOW... Harbor WildWatch’s “Pier Into the Night” program investigates marine life from a night-time perspective, placing underwater lights into the darkness drawing marine species into view that are seldom seen during the day. Visit www.harborwildwatch.org for more information

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UPTOWN THURSDAY NIGHT

CONCERT SERIES

Live music every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Uptown Gig Harbor Pavilion.

July MICHAEL ANTHONY PRATT 11 (Country) July ROB RIGONI AND BUDAPEST 18 WEST (Hungarian Soul) July THIRD IN LINE 25 (Classic Rock)

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6 I Wings & Wheels Air Show

at Tacoma Narrows Airport. Aircraft displays, fly-bys, helicopters, motorcycles, a custom bike show, race cars, a bicycle rally and hot rods. www.freedomfair.com S U M M E R SO U N DS AT S K A N S I E P R ES E N TS

Aug. COMMON GROUND (Modern Rock) 1

9 I The New Blues Brothers

Aug. ROCKIN’ CHAIR MONEY 8 (Country)

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Aug. BLUES REDEMPTION 15 (Blues) Aug. THE SHY BOYS 22 (Classic Rock)

LIVE MUSIC AROUND TOWN Catch a variety of live entertainment at Gig Harbor establishments throughout the year. Popular spots for live music include Forza, Morso Wine Bar, LeLe Restaurant, Java and Clay, Halftime Sports Saloon and more.

–A tribute band that presents a dynamic stage show featuring hits and humor. 6:30 p.m.

12/13 I Blue Willow Lavender Festival

– Join us as we celebrate the summer splendor of lavender at your local lavender farm - Blue Willow Lavender Farm! www.bluewillowlavenderfarm.com U PTOW N T H U R S DAY N I G H T CO N C E RT S E R I ES B EG I N S

11* I Uptown Outdoor Concerts

– Summer series kicks off with country artist Michael Anthony Pratt. 6 to 8 p.m. *See the full schedule at the left of this page. www.gigharborguide.com

12-14 I Key Peninsula Fair

at Gateway Park – Carnival, live entertainment, fireworks, car show. www.keyfair.org

S U M M E R SO U N DS AT S K A N S I E P R ES E N TS

Army National 16 I “133rd Guard Band”

– Music throughout the spectrum of military operations to foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad. 6:30 p.m. ww.washingtonarmyguard.org, www.gigharborguide.com

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19 I “American Grafitti” 20 I “The Princess Bride

at Skansie Brothers Park All shows are free and begin at dusk. Approx. 9 p.m. ” at Skansie Brothers Park Catch a movie under the stars. Approx. 9 p.m.

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20 I Chalk the Harbor 12-14 I Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival

– Outdoor chalk art on downtown www.ghhwa.org sidewalks! Fun for the whole family.

– One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the region happens every July in downtown Gig Harbor! “Voted Best Festival in the South Sound 2012 and 2013 www.peninsulaartleague.com by readers of South Sound Magazine.

S U M M E R SO U N DS AT S K A N S I E P R ES E N TS

23 I “The Beatniks”

First Saturday Art Walk

Music of the 60’s & 70’s (and 80’s, too); with energy and passion that you won’t find anywhere with their charisma, chemistry and natural talent. 6:30 p.m. www.thebeatniks.com www.gigharborguide.com

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“Steve Stefanowicz & Too Many Cooks” – The press has

dubbed him “the human jukebox.” 6:30 p.m.

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AUGUST C I N E M AG I G O U T D O O R M OV I E N I G H T P R ES E N TS

2 I “The Lorax” 3 I “Fern Gully the Last Rainforest” at Skansie Brothers Park All shows are free. Approx. 8:30 p.m.

Gig Harbor’s First Saturday Art Walk was listed as “One of 5 Best Art Walks in the NW” by Sunset Magazine. On Harborview Drive in Downtown Gig Harbor’s beautiful historic waterfront district. Look for the Red Shoe banners and enjoy the art. www.gigharborguide.com

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2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS AUGUST Cruise the Narrows 4 I Classic Car Show” “

presented by the Gig Harbor Cruisers Classic Car Club- Fun for the whole family at Gig Harbor’s Uptown Shopping area. www.ghcruisers.org

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“Bump Kitchen” I Bump Kitchen cooks up the 6 hottest grooves and funkiest blues. Their

high energy stage presence combined with a unique, original sound will deliver the perfect mix of original tunes and spicy twists on popular favorites. 6:30 p.m. www.bumpkitchen.com www.gigharborguide.com

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13 I “Rye & Barley”

– Barley & Rye is an a acoustic band steeped in the traditions of Irish fiddle tunes, Irish ballads, Americana Roots music, and Old Time music. 6:30 p.m. ww.facebook.com/rye-and-barley www.gigharborguide.com

C I N E M AG I G O U T D O O R M OV I E N I G H T P R ES E N TS

16 I “Casablanca” 17 I “The Sound of Music”

at Skansie Brothers Park. All shows begin at dusk. Approx. 8:15 p.m.

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17 I Olalla Bluegrass Festival

Featuring local and national bluegrass, folk and jam bands, great food, handmade arts and crafts, old time craft demonstrations, Berry Pie Contest. www.olallabluegrassfestival.com

Harbor History Museum

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4121 Harborview Drive Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Admission Members Adults Military/Seniors (65+) Youth 7-17 Children 6 and under

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17 I “Kim Archer Band”

– Known for her raw, powerhouse performances and personable interaction with her audiences, Archer has attracted a large and loyal following. ww.kimarcherband.com www.gigharborguide.com

the Narrows Gig Harbor-Tacoma 10-mile 31 I Over run and 5k run, Tuesday Rotary Club.

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SEPT.

Hounds Walk the 14 I Harbor Town

Gig Harbor Boatshop

– Bring your pup and people too for this fun family friendly event in historic downtown Gig Harbor. Vendors, entertainment and fun. Skansie Brothers Park www.harborhounds.com

20-22 I Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour

– Visit local artists in their personal studios all around the peninsulas.

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Donkey Creek Chum Festival “It takes a fish to raise a village” Learn about salmon and their connection to Gig Harbor.

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Come experience Gig Harbor’s Working Waterfront at the Gig Harbor Boatshop! Birthplace of the Thunderbird Sailboat! Have you always wanted to build a boat, but didn’t want to go it alone? Join us as we build a classic 15’8” rowing boat. You’ll develop a combination of traditional and contemporary skills as part of a small crew guided by experienced boat builders. www.gigharborboatshop.org www.gigharborguide.com

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28 I Glass Pumpkins Shopping Center.

– A beautiful array on display at Uptown www.uptowngigharbor.com

29 I Race For a Soldier half-marathon supports local veterans and post traumatic stress disorder. A fun and inspirational weekend in Gig Harbor. www.raceforasoldier.org

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-Family fall event at beautiful Sehmel Homestead Park including a trail race around the dirt trails at Sehmel Homestead Park, and there will also be a free Kids Dash! www.penmetparks.org

5 I Key Peninsula Farm Tour Peninsula, Food, fund and much more.

– Tour the farms on the Key

5-6 I Annual Gig Harbor Yacht Club Art “Sail” More than 20 local artists works on “sail.”

An independent film festival with well known celebrity guests at Uptown’s Galaxy Theatre. Enjoy three days of events and films including the annual 72 hour film competition. www.gigharborfilmfestival.com

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– Watch a giant pumpkin being carved at beautiful Uptown

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TIDBIT: There are only six weekends during the year in Gig Harbor that do not have an event, festival or performance happening.

NOV.

14 I Gig Harbor Girls Night Out

– Gather your girlfriends for a fun shopping and events in historic downtown Gig Harbor.

Arts & 30/ 1 I Winterfest Crafts Fair Dec.

– Hundreds of craft vendors all under one roof. (253) 530-4400 www.phs.psd401.net

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2014 JAN. 2014

Steppin Up Women’s Conference – An inspiring

weekend of motivating speakers, friendship and pampering. Best Western Wesley Inn. www.steppinupconference.com

Turkey Trot 5K & 10K – 10th

Annual Harbor Chiropractic Turkey Trot 2013. Run for Gig Harbor F.I.S.H. and Peninsula Communities of Faith Food Banks. ww.holmeschiropractic.net

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Third Annual Gig Harbor Paddler’s Cup – Featuring

DEC.

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TideFest Art Fair – First class and well known Northwest artists exhibitors at this well known event. An annual tradition of fine art on display at Gig Harbor High School. www.tidefest.com

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Gig Harbor’s Annual Tree Lighting event kicks off the

holiday season the first Saturday of December every year with live music, Santa’s official arrival, refreshments and fun. Free! www.gigharborguide.com

Harbor Lighted Boat 14 I Gig Parade

– View all sorts of lighted boats as they circle the harbor. Great family fun -- and good viewing from Skansie Brothers Park. ww.gigharboryc.com

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APRIL 2014

Candlelight Christmas in the Harbor

competitive paddle racing for kayaks, canoes, outriggers and SUP (stand up paddle boards), benefiting the Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Club. www.gigharborpaddlerscup.com

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Gig Harbor Lighthouse 25th Anniversary Celebration and opening of the time capsule.

MAY 2014

Harbor Beer 10 I Gig Festival

– Featuring a wide variety of Northwest craft brewers offering event-goers a splendid mix of familiar favorites and new brews to taste. Uptown Gig Harbor area restaurants will offer patrons a wide variety of food to choose from. Live music.

Historic downtown Gig Harbor and its merchants celebrate the holidays with music and special events.� www.ghhwa.org

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A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

Finding the perfect room in Gig Harbor is easy -- because every room in Gig Harbor is perfect. Boasting a full service hotel, a cozy hotel plus suites, a quaint inn, one family motel, four guest homes, houseboats, an RV Park and multiple Bed & Breakfasts, the variety of styles and prices fits every need. Escape to Gig Harbor at any time of the year and enjoy the best kept secret in Washington.

BEST WESTERN PLUS WESLEY INN AND SUITES 6575 Kimball Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 1-888-462-0002 www.wesleyinn.com “We invite you to stay at the Best Western Plus Wesley Inn & Suites, where you come as guests and leave as family. Our classic Northwest-style hotel and gracious staff will ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Gig Harbor. When making reservations ask about our “You Stay, We Pay” rewards program.”

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82 beautiful sleeping rooms and suites designed with a classic Northwest flair in a stunning garden setting Complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning Complimentary wireless Internet available Pet friendly. We welcome your four-legged companions. The only outdoor pool and spa in the area (seasonal). Vibrant sales and marketing team specializing in retreats, weddings and conferences More than 5,000 square feet of meeting space, including an elegant ballroom Room blocks as well as Jacuzzi Fireplace Suites available for special events.

THE INN AT GIG HARBOR 3211 56th St. NW Gig Harbor, WA 98335 1-800-795-9980 www.innatgigharbor.com The INN is Gig Harbor’s only full-service hotel and conference center with 64 well-appointed guest rooms, including 12 jacuzzi and fireplace suites. The INN at Gig Harbor takes great pride in serving its guests. Let us help you create a memorable and productive meeting or a relaxing getaway in our beautiful craftsman-style hotel. We are pet-friendly!

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Full-service restaurant and lounge with Northwest-inspired cuisine 4,000 square feet of meeting space and inhouse catering service Door-to-door Kitsap Airporter shuttle service and Enterprise car rental on site Heated outdoor jacuzzi Exercise room Complimentary continental breakfast, WiFi, parking and in-room bottled water Walking distance to Uptown Gig Harbor shops and restaurants


THE MARITIME INN 3212 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 1-888-506-3580 www.maritimeinn.com Gig Harbor’s only Waterfront Boutique Hotel is located in the Historic Waterfront District, just steps from the water’s edge. Whether you are staying for business or pleasure, The Maritime Inn is the retreat that will rejuvenate you. Mind, body and soul. Come and stay with us.

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Guests will be delighted with a welcoming glass of Washington wine The friendly, personal service provided by our charming, professional staff has made us one of Washington’s best places to visit Experience harbor views, walk to great restaurants, shops, parks and galleries Each room offers fine bedding, down comforters, fireplaces, views and free Internet access. Complimentary continental breakfast. Recipients of West Sound Home & Garden Magazine’s 2013 readers choice for “Best Hotel” of the West Sound

THE WESTWYND MOTEL 6703 144th St. NW Purdy, WA 1-800-468-9963 www.westwyndmotel.com Budget-friendly rates. Located in nearby Purdy, just minutes from downtown Gig Harbor, the Westwynd offers: > > >

Full-size apartments, complete with kitchens 24 units, Nearby access to beach Courtyard with picnic area and barbeque

VACATION RENTALS

Snug Harbor Hide-Away

The Waterfront Inn

The Cottage at Gig Harbor Vacation Rental

www.waterfront-inn.com

Above Gig Harbor Guest House

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Surf Shack

www.tranquilityvacations.com

www.gigharborcottage.com

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The Edgewater House

Cottage by the Sea

The Cottage at Gig Harbor Vacation Rental

www.tranquilvacations.com

Fox Island Beach House www.vrbo.com/143605

Harborside Bed & Breakfast email: tjassoc.comcast.net

Harborview

www.vrbo.com/459846

High Cottage Guest Cottage www.vrbo.com/247567

Madronita House & Beachwood Cabin www.filucybay.com

Neve’s Nest on Fox Island www.vrbo.com/307000

Rainbow View Cottage www.vrbo.com/467251

www.theedgewaterhouse.com

www.vrbo.com/61158

BED AND BREAKFASTS Aloha Beachside Bed & Breakfast www.alohabeachsidebb.com

Beach Bay Bed & Breakfast www.gigharborbeachbay.com

Beachside Bed & Breakfast www.beachsidebb.com

Bear’s Lair Bed & Breakfast www.bearslairbb.com

Cape E Farm & Vineyard www.cape-e.com

No Cabbages Bed & Breakfast www.nocabbages.com

Olde Glencove Bed & Breakfast www.glencovehotel.com

Pleasurecraft Houseboats

The Gig Harbor Guest House

www.pleasurecraftrentals.com

The Moosehead Cabin

www.theedgewaterhouse.com

Watersedge

www.vrbo.com/316190

www.vrbo.com/305653

www.mooseheadcabin.com www.vrbo.com/384260

Westbay Guest Cottage www.westbaycottage.com

Wisteria Hollow

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Wurlitzer Manor & Garden Vacation Home www.wurlitzermanor.com

The Edge Water House

The Parsonage Bed & Breakfast

CONCIERGE SERVICES Abigail’s Concierge Service www.abigailsconcierge.com (253) 432-1888

Gig Harbor Home Management

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ASK ABOUT THE YOU STAY WE PAY PROGRAM!

Wesley Inn & Suites of Gig Harbor

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• Pet Friendly • Gig Harbor’s ONLY outdoor heated pool & spa • Experience first class hospitality & professional staff • Complimentary full hot breakfast • Over 5,000 sq. ft. of Meeting Space • Onsite Laundry

www.wesleyinn.com • 1.888.462.0002 6575 Kimball Drive, Gig Harbor

Come as Guest, Leave as family!

Gig Harbor’s Only Full Service Hotel and Conference Center Featuring small Inn ambience with world-class service All rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, and flat screen HDTVs, as well as complimentary WiFi, parking, and bottled water. Luxurious high-thread count sheets and pillow top mattresses ensure a great night’s sleep. Enjoy a fresh brewed cup of coffee from your in-room Keurig®.

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Ask About Our Extended Stay Plans.

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SAY ‘I DO’

Beautiful setting, unique venues, convenient location, small-town atmosphere, extensive professional services — Gig Harbor has the perfect formula for an unforgettable day. It’s no wonder the town continues to receive national attention, including being named last year as one of the five best small towns in America by Smithsonian magazine. Here are just a few reasons Gig Harbor is consistently the top choice for one of the most memorable occasions in your life: 

A romantic, charming backdrop that will make not only the bride and groom feel special, but their guests, too;

Many hidden but dramatic venues allowing for a private yet conveniently located “retreat”;

Choices from beachfront and English gardens to classic elegance and rustic Northwest;

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Several options of overnight accommodations for guests who want to linger and enjoy a mini getaway;

A broad range of services, from florists and caterers to wedding photographers;

A relaxed, slower-pace atmosphere to help create long-lasting memories;

Plenty of recreational opportunities, from beach walking and kayaking, to shopping and bird watching.’

For ideas and inspiration, go to www. MeetInGigHarbor.com, where you can also contact some of the venues to help get your planning underway.

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Offsite venues of various sizes can accommodate both intimate groups and those with several hundred people, indoors and outdoors. The list includes:  Unique venues such as a modern museum, state-of-the-art theatre and a historic schoolhouse;  Outdoor settings such as a luscious English manor, an elegant golf course with a club, a lodge complete with a labyrinth, and an outdoor pavilion situated in a recreational complex with a variety of amenities. www.meetingigharbor.com

SERVING TACOMA NARROWS AIRPORT SINCE 1982! Since that time, the Pickett aviation company has grown from a one airplane, one instructor operation, into a full service operator with 12 aircraft and 18 employees. Family owned and operated since the beginning, Pavco has conducted over 150,000 flight operations with a remarkable no-injury safety record. Pavco turns out several successful flight students each year from private pilots, to commercially trained professionals ready for airline and military careers.

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 The INN at Gig Harbor, a fullservice hotel with conference rooms, an award-winning restaurant and an Enterprise Rent-A-Car outlet;  Best Western Plus Wesley Inn and Suites, offering more than 4,000 square feet of meeting space along with catering services;  Maritime Inn, a small, quaint hotel with beautiful waterfront views;  Numerous bed & breakfasts featuring intimate accommodations and themes ranging from Hawaiian to Northwest and maritime.

 Abigail’s Concierge • www. abigailsconcierge.com “Whether you’re planning a small company retreat or a large family reunion, Abigail’s can assist you for all your GIg Harbor needs.”  Gig Harbor Home Management www.gigharborhomemanagement.com “Helping with concierge services in Gig Harbor.”

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GETTING HERE AND THERE Gig Harbor makes it easy to get here. Arrive by car, boat or air — whatever your pleasure, you’ll find the right services. Tacoma Narrows Airport, owned by Pierce County (www.co.pierce.wa.us/ index.aspx?nid=1624) is home to 150 aircraft and sees more than 60,000 landings and takeoffs per year. The 644-acre facility offers support such as aircraft repair and maintenance, storage and parking, fuel and oil, supplies and equipment. You can also charter a plane for business or pleasure, including sightseeing flights. * Pavco Flight Center (www.flypavco. com) and Tacoma Narrows Flight Center (www.tacomanarrowsflightcenter.com) both offer a variety of services and amenities, from red carpet services to lounges with wireless internet. *(Note: The runway is undergoing a rehabilitation project in 2013 that will bring some runway closures; check with the airport prior to planning your trip.)

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RENTALS/SHUTTLE Enterprise Rent a Car Located at the Inn at Gig Harbor.

enterprise.com or (253) 853-3882

Kitsap Airporter Shuttle from Gig Harbor to SeaTac Airport.

www.kitsapairporter.com or (360) 876-1737

Pierce Transit

Gig Harbor Taxi & Towncar www.gigharbortaxi.com or (253) 666-6796

Gig Harbor Transportation Service www.gigharborlimoservice.com or (253) 777-4377

A Blessing To Serve

www.ablessingtoserve.com or (253) 307-5928

Aloha Cab

www.alohacab.com or (253) 428-9999

AIRPORT Tacoma Narrows Airport 1202 26th Ave. NW Gig Harbor, WA 98335

www.around-the-sound.net or (253) 858-7088

www.piercecounty.org or (253) 853-5844

Black Diamond Towncar & Limosine

Open Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

www.seattle-town-car-limo-service.com or (206) 660-4111

www.piercetransit.org

(360) 621-8819

TAXI SERVICES

Around the Sound

TAKE THE BUS

Gig Harbor Taxi

Runway lighted from dusk to dawn 24 hours per day, 365 days per year

Home Services

Personalized Transportation

Cleaning • Organizing Shopping • Vacation Home Watch Home Maintenance Oversight

Appointments Errands & Shopping • Downtown, Marina to Uptown or North GH • Door to door airports • To & From Kitsap Airporter • •

Local Pierce Transit Service: Adult: $2.00 Youth Fare: 75¢* Discounted Fare: 75¢^

* Ages 6 - 18. Children 5 and younger ride free with fare-paying passenger. ^ To be eligible for Discounted Fare, passenger must be a senior, have a disability or be a Medicare Card holder.

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The Peninsula’s kitchen store!

For all your kitchen needs. Cookware Small Appliances Cutlery Glassware Bakeware Tools & Gadgets •

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• Large Fabric Showroom • Antique Restoration • Furniture Restyling • Slip Covers & Pillows • Headboards • Made-To-Order Furniture • Walls • Furniture Repair • Automotive • Boat Interiors • ATV's

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Saturday Farmer’s Market April through September, 8:30am-2 pm

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A year-round Christmas Shop. Come experience the fun and anticipation of Christmas every day! • German Made Products • Huge selection of ornaments • Dept 56 Villages • Willowtree • Fontanini

A unique place to shop in Gig Harbor, since 1969. • Coastal Decor • Gig Harbor Sweatshirts & Souvenirs • Casual Sportswear • Jewelry and Fashion Accessories

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Affordable, Quality Custom Jewelry & Redesigns

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Your Backyard Birdfeeding Specialists

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:: Garden Art & Furniture :: Bird Feeders & Houses :: Field Guides, Binoculars, Scopes & More! :: Tilley Hats Open 7 days a week

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Summer brings outdoor movies and concerts, as well as several festivals and a farmers market. Winter includes a lighted boat parade and Santa visits. Fall and spring celebrate the seasons with unique events such as a beer festival and a dog event. Then, there’s year-round fun, from family-friendly art walks and pottery painting, to beer and wine tastings for some adult time. And for history buffs, all roads lead to the waterfront, where you’ll find a state-of-the-art maritime museum, a historic boat-building shop and self-guided walking tours — and that’s just for starters. Indulge your sweet tooth or your craving for microbrew; rent a kayak, paddle board or a boat; hop on a tour boat to see Gig Harbor from the water; visit the many art galleries for just the right artsy “souvenir.” And in between, treat the kids to ice cream, grab a cup of latte or a home-made muffin, or stop in at one of the many restaurants for a casual or finedining atmosphere. Whatever your mood, downtown will gladly oblige — whether you arrive by car, foot or boat.

Nobody Brings People and Nature Together Like the Certified Specialists at Wild Birds Unlimited!

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Homemade Fudge and Chocolates Old Fashioned Favorites :: Gourmet Brittles Jelly Belly and So Much More!

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Destiny Harbor Tours

On the corner of Pioneer and Harborview in Downtown Gig Harbor

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Your Local Discovery of Wildlife, History, Ecology and Adventure on Puget Sound!

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Safe and fun Halloween along Gig Harbor’s downtown waterfront. Singing Pumpkins, professional photos, candy, and more!

Guided Sightseeing : Charters : Memorials

GIRLS NIGHT OUT November 14, 2013

A day of shopping, friends and prizes. An evening of dining & spirits. A fun way to kick off your holiday shopping season!

Go to See!

HARK the HARBOR December 8, 2013

Daily tours

Community Caroling in Skansie Park while awaiting the arrival of the Argosy Christmas Ship.

summer season

CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS in the HARBOR

and by charter

December 13-14, 2013

Holiday Hayrides with Santa, Shopping, Music, Window Decorating Contest, Scavenger Hunt, and more!

year round! 253.225.6306 : DestinyHarborTours.com

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Downtown is a bustling district year round, and especially vibrant during the summer with a variety of activities. In addition to exhaustive shopping opportunities, a few other things to do within walking distance: Visit the Harbor History Museum where you will find toprate exhibitions, larger than life experiences, and lots of opportunities for hands-on exploration of our region’s rich history. Catch a seasonal event. Check out the event listings in this guide and at www.gigharborguide.com; summer events include popular outdoor concert series and outdoor cinema at waterfront parks. Try a water sport. If you’re missing the water already but not ready to leave, rent a kayak at Gig Harbor Rent-A-Boat or a SUP at Lee’s SUP. Learn about Puget Sound critters and ecology with Harbor WildWatch. Activities include nighttime marine life investigation and beach walks. Find out more at www.harborwildwatch.org. 26

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3116 Harborview Drive

253.853.4579 • 866.346.GEMS www.reverencejewelry.com HIGHEST PRICES PAID • LOWEST PRICES SOLD!

Green Cottage Pets A Health Food Store for Dogs and Cats

See what a difference a good diet will do for your pet. 253.851.8806

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Artwork • Furniture • Lighting • Rugs • Décor

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Grocery Essentials, Snacks & More!

3308 Uddenberg Ln. Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253-853-5994 Monday - Saturday 10-5

At the north end of the bay near Anthony’s

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Locals Favorite Waterfront Fine Dining 253-851-3167 www.thegreenturtle.com

2905 Harborview Drive • Gig Harbor

SERVING BREAKFAST ALL DAY

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NEW LOCATION IN PORT ORCHARD Close to the Ferry • 360-874-7690 7806 Pioneer Way, Gig Harbor • 253-851-8697 KellysGigHarbor.com

Authentic Italian

Tuesday Night Wine Special Cooking Class 3rd Monday of each month 6-9pm - Includes 3 dinner items and 3 wines from Italian region. Call for info.

Gluten Free Menu

253-514-8945 illucanoristorante.com 3119 Judson Street #B, Gig Harbor

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DINING OUT Gig Harbor and the surrounding area have transformed in recent years into a great dining destination with a unique and delicious mix of options. The array of dining establishments offer everything from burgers and beer to Thai Curry or a wine bar with the fashionable “Small Plates”. Outsiders are beginning to notice as well and local eateries and local

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If you’re in the mood for something original for breakfast or lunch, drop in at NetShed No. 9, Gig Harbor’s newest addition to downtown. Owners Thad Lyman and his wife, Katie Doherty, have been in the business for a long time and are responsible for another downtown dining destination, Brix 25. At NetShed No. 9, you’ll find some familiar names on the menu, like waffles, paninis and biscuits. But take a closer look and you’ll realize that each item has a twist. Thad Lyman, who is the creative brain behind the menu, loves to show off with bold flavors and unique spinoffs on old classics. He says flavor and technique are important, but just as important is for his dishes to be fun. The french toast and the breakfast burger are two examples. Frenchy’s French Toast, one of the most popular items, is made with crème brulee batter and topped with Chantilly and Bartlett pear fruit compote. The Sausage Breakfast Burger is the ultimate English muffin “sandwich” with sausage, bacon, fried egg and cheese. It’s a good thing NetShed No. 9 serves breakfast all day long! (Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.)

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Everything on the menu is made from scratch, even the hot chocolate and the English muffins. The food is fast — the goal is to have it prepared within 15 minutes — and nothing is fried. The menu includes clam chowder, waffles made in 100-year-old cast-iron waffle makers (kept warm in the oven), several kinds of paninis and stuffed biscuits, among other things. Don’t miss the cinnamon roll skillet — order it to go if you must.

Summer dining comes with a bonus: NetShed has the biggest dining deck in the Harbor. Enjoy the warm sunshine outdoors while watching sailboats come and go. The atmosphere is family friendly but adults can enjoy beer and wine, too. The name, NetShed, is not coincidental. The restaurant is located in what used to be “Netshed No. K” in local inventory. No. 9 comes from its location: It was the ninth netshed as the fishing boats

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THEGREEN.HOUSE Uptown Gig Harbor’s Green.House has become a popular local hangout in the two-plus years since its opening. The restaurant’s casual but elegant atmosphere and organic, made-from-scratch food attracts regular crowds — becoming one of those places where everyone seems to know each other.

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And now, the new owners, chef Scott Fuller and his wife, Gail, are kicking things up a notch. The couple, who took over the restaurant in March, brought more than 30 years of industry experience to Green.House and have been adding their personal touches to the menu and the atmosphere. Steak and seafood take the center stage on the menu and Chef Scott likes to feature seasonal items that are sourced from sustainable farms, ranches and fisheries. He kept all the menu favorites but added a few things of his own — from award-winning recipes he has perfected over the years, such as crab cakes made from fresh crab. The menu will rotate every season. Summer, for example, will showcase Alaska’s bounty: salmon from various rivers. Toward the end of August, the salmon will come from local and Washington state spots. Once the salmon season is over in the fall, seafood such as oysters will be served and winter will bring things like comfort foods. Part of the appeal is the variety. Lunch choices vary from pasta and salads to burgers and seafood entrees, and the lunch hours have been extended to 4 p.m. There’s also a “small and bigger bites” menu for the bar and the patio, with items priced in the $6-$14 range. The casually elegant atmosphere m a k e s G re e n . Ho u s e a p e r f e c t destination, whether it’s a business lunch or a romantic dinner. There are two fireplaces—one inside and another on the patio (open April through midSeptember) — and an extensive beverage menu that includes spirits, boutique wines and microbrews. Specialty cocktails are being added to the Happy Hour menu and a Wine Night and other events are in the works. The Fullers love the “everybody knows everybody” atmosphere of Green.House and say they are looking forward to getting to know the community and visitors alike.


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Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a date or going out with a group of adult friends, you won’t be disappointed by all the options. Where else can you find a brewery, a distillery, a winery and wine shops, all in the same area?

WINE SHOPS

1 I 7 Seas Brewing:

Now located in the downtown area, this craft microbrewery mixes tradition with innovation to create beers that have a unique character. The 7 Seas Tap Room and the newly open NW Beer Garden are the place to be for those who want to enjoy fresh beer right at its source — and get an insider’s view of the production facility. Locals have been raving about 7 Seas for years; find out what the buzz is about for yourself.

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A relative newcomer to Gig Harbor, this craft distillery lives by its tagline, “Every spirit has a story.” More than a place for fine spirits, Heritage offers a program that allows you to customize your spirits to your own flavor profile. Or, come in for a hands-on session of making your own — the only place you can legally do so yourself! Heritage Distilling also offers tours complete with tastings, as well as special event and corporate meeting hosting.

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GIG HARBOR’S PREMIER HEALTH AND FITNESS CLUB • Largest Free Weight Floor in Gig Harbor • Extensive Cardio Area • 40+ Free Classes per Week including Zumba, Kickboxing, Spin, Yoga, Pilates and Senior Classes (Silver and Fit Certified) • Personal Training, Custom Designed Group Personal Training • Co-Ed Sauna • Towel Service • Kid’s Club • Extreme Bootcamps and Body Barre Camps

Catering Services – Any where, any time, our Box Lunch is an ideal meal. Stackable & easily transportable – call our stores or 1-877-360-CATER to order yours today!

Party Rooms Available!

Catering 1-877-360-CATER

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2619 Jahn Avenue NW, Ste G Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Located just above the Toll Booths

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Reliable local provider of high speed internet, phone, TV and wireless CenturyLink proudly supports the local community. CenturyLink knows a successful future is built on a strong foundation and hard work. Together, we are building a thriving and prosperous community.

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THE ARTS

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IMAGINATION Gig Harbor’s greatest treasure is its vast collection of artists, many living and working quietly among us. There are sculptors and painters, dancers and musicians - art abounds in this small town, abundant with imagination. Visitors can enjoy the wealth of art on any given day at galleries, performances and festivals. The first Saturday of every month is First Saturday Art Walk in historic waterfront Gig Harbor. During the summer Tuesday evenings explode with music at the free Summer Sounds at Skansie outdoor concerts. Enjoy movies throughout the year at the state-of-the-art Galaxy Theatre, and in the summer outdoors at CinemaGig Outdoor movies at Skansie Brothers Park and at Key Peninsula Parks Outdoor movies. Symphony, Civic Orchestra, Community Theatre, and Ballet performances take place throughout the year. Several art shows also occur at multiple locations many including sales and art auctions. Art focused festivals such as the Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival, Chalk the Harbor, the Open Studio Tour, the Longbranch Fibre Arts Show, the Olalla Bluegrass Festival, Tidefest, Winterfest and Hark the Harbor dot the calendar of events throughout the entire year. Learn more about art in Gig Harbor and check out the calendar of events at www. PARADISE THEATRE © gigharborguide.com

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What’s Happening Find a listing of performance and artrelated events and festivals daily by visiting Gig Harbor’s most comprehensive community calendar of events at www. gigharborguide.com

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THE GREAT

OUTDOORS

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Outdoor recreation is bountiful on the Peninsula, and residents and visitors alike don’t wait for a sunny day to enjoy the local bounty. Water recreation is high on the list, given the area is surrounded by the beautiful Puget Sound. Additionally Gig Harbor has a variety of golf courses, hiking and walking trails and pathways and cycling is growing in popularity. Many special events and festivals take place as a result of the wide variety of recreation opportunities in and around Gig Harbor. To stay up-to-date on events visit our community calendar at www.gigharborguide.com. Here’s is a partial list of local options for recreation in Gig Harbor. Additional information can also be found at www. gigharborguide.com.

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AREA PARKS

City Parks Adam Tallman Park 6626 Wagner Way

Eddon Boat Park

3805 Harborview Drive Historic boat building, water access park. Future amenities: landing for hand-powered boats, sandy beach and kitchen facility at brick house. Restrooms. Street parking only.

Passive use wildlife park with walking trails and wetlands. Interpretive signage & viewing platforms. No restrooms. On-site parking.

Kenneth Leo Marvin Veterans Memorial Park 3580 50th Street Ct.

Combined baseball/soccer ďŹ eld with bleachers, play structure, bike rack, drinking fountain, covered picnic area with tables, trails and open space. Restrooms. On-site parking.

Sand Volleyball Courts 3303 Vernhardson Street

Austin Estuary Park

Two courts located adjacent to City Park at Crescent Creek. No reservations. Restrooms and parking at Crescent Creek Park.

4009 Harborview Drive

Picnic table. Human-powered watercraft landing. No restrooms. Street parking only.

Bogue Viewing Platform 8803 North Harborview Drive

Panoramic views of Mount Rainier with seating. No restrooms. Street parking only.

Crescent Creek park 3303 Vernhardson Street

Covered kitchen with water, sinks, wood stove, play structure (5-12), swings, baseball ďŹ eld with bleachers, picnic tables, streambed viewing platforms. Power outlets. Free-standing BBQs and interpretive signage. To reserve shelter and tables call (253) 853-7638. Restrooms and on-site parking.

BMX Park

9702 Crescent Valley Road Bike track. Sand volleyball courts. On-site parking. Restrooms and additional parking at Crescent Creek Park (adjacent).

Civic Center Green 3510 Grandview Street

Open space lawn for informal soccer and recreation. Restrooms located at Grandview Forest Park (adjacent). On-site parking.

Finholm View Climb

8826 North Harborview Drive & 8917 Franklin Street Panoramic views of Mount Rainier with 100 stairs that scale the hillside. Drinking fountain, seating and view landings. Restrooms. Street parking only.

Grandview Forest Park 3488 Grandview Street

Passive use wildlife park with trails next to City Hall. Benches and walking trails. Restrooms. On-site parking.

Old Ferry Landing 2700 Harborview Drive

Landing with picnic tables overlooking the entrance of the bay with 180 degree view of the sandspit, Colvos Passage and Mount Rainier. Drinking fountain. No restrooms. Street parking only.

Cushman Trail

Cushman Trailhead Park 2626 Hollycroft Street

8714 North Harborview Drive Open space passive use park bordered by salmon-bearing Donkey Creek. Benches. Restrooms. Street parking only.

3207 Harborview Drive Large waterfront open space, covered pavillion, historic netshed and home adjacent to Jerisich Dock. Picnic tables, power outlet and hosebibs for water. Restrooms. Street parking only.

Skate Park

3510 Grandview Street Large concrete bowl for skaters, kids climbing wall, play structures, benches and trails. Video surveillance. Restrooms located at Grandview Forest Park (adjacent). On-site parking.

4118 Rosedale Street

Paved, non-motorized trail for pedestrian and bike use. Approx. 5 miles. Trailhead and onsite parking at 14th Avenue NW. Restrooms, trailhead and on-site parking located at 3908 Grandview Street.

Donkey Creek Park

Skansie Brothers Park

Wilkinson Farm Park

Reid Drive NW (14th Ave NW) to 96th Street NW

Trailhead for Cushman Trail biking and walking path. Drinking fountain and power. Restrooms. Street parking only.

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Jerisich Dock

3211 Harborview Drive Dock landing, picnic tables, transient moorage for boaters and seasonal pump-out station (April 1 thru Nov 1) in the heart of downtown. 48-hour short-stay: no slips, no power, no reservations, no charge. Restrooms. Street parking only.

16-acre wildlife park with wetlands, holly groves, meadows, community garden and trails. Power outlets, water fountain and water hosebib. Historic homestead includes a barn, house and outbuildings that will be stablized for public access in the future. No restrooms. On-site parking.

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PenMet Parks

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Sehmel Homestead Park

10123 - 78th Ave & Sehmel Dr. NW 93 acres. Includes Boundless Playground, artificial turf soccer/football field, Boeing Mariners Care baseball field, two softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, 1000-person amphitheater, 100-person pavilion, picnic areas, 3-acre open grass meadow, heritage garden, pond, over 4 miles of trail, and 70 acres of natural area.

Rosedale Park

8050 - 86th Ave NW & Rosedale St. Includes a 200’ baseball field, picnic shelter, play equipment and two tennis courts (north of field on 86th Ave). All facilities are available to reserve.

McCormick Forest park

10301 Bujacich Rd NW, north of prison 122 acres. Has abundant wildlife with over four miles of trails of varying ease and difficulty for walkers, runners, cyclists, and horses. Trails wander through old growth forest and offer views down into the McCormick Creek canyon. There is also a meadow with picnic tables 100 yards from the entrance.

Wollochet Bay Estuary

20 acres in 10 parcels, Wollochet Dr & Artondale Dr NW Undeveloped but includes 854 linear feet of shoreline between the confluence of Artondale and Wollochet Creeks with the saltwater marsh and estuary area of Wollochet Bay.

Harbor Family – Knight Forest 6620 32nd St NW & 70th Ave

19 acres, will eventually become a park with ball fields, active recreation, and natural forest areas. Primitive trails currently cross the property.

Madrona Links Golf Course

Fox Island Fishing Pier

79 acres. An 18-hole Ken Tyson designed course. The course includes a pro shop and restaurant. For additional course information, call 253.851.5193 or visit the website at www.madronalinks.com.

5.5 acres. The picturesque great fishing spot includes a concrete fishing pier accessible via paved pathway and handrails, restroom and picnic area.

Narrows Park

82 acres, 10015 Sunrise Beach Dr. NW

3604 - 22nd Ave NW

34 acres, 1502 Lucille Pkwy NW Offers over 1000 feet of Tacoma Narrows shoreline access, excellent fishing and views of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Entrance sign leads down a paved road taking visitors inside the park and its partially landscaped grounds. A paved path winds toward a gazebo and the sandy-rock beach. Two telescopes provide beach and bridge buffs alike an up-close view of the bridge.

Hales Pass Recreation Area 3507 Ray Nash Dr. NW & 36th St

3.6 acres includes a rustic 1938 CCC building and picnic shelter, tennis courts and a small ball field. The site has served as a school and community hall, and is available for meetings, classes and social gatherings.

Off-Leash Dog Park 10222 Bujacich Rd. NW

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1453 Ozette Drive, south end of Fox Island

Sunrise Beach Park

Includes beach access with over 2,400 feet of waterfront on Colvos Passage, open grass areas, walking trails, is a popular diving destination, and has spectacular views of Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier.

Cushman Trail

5 miles, 3100 – 14th Ave NW to Burnham Drive Owned by Tacoma Public Utilities and permitted for use to PenMet Parks (2010) and the City of Gig Harbor. Trail heads at 14th Ave, Olympic Drive, Kimball Drive, Grandview Street and 96th Street. The Trail is a 16-foot wide paved asphalt pedestrian route exclusively for non-motorized uses. Trail is great for kids of all ages south of Olympic; hillier between Grandview and 96th St.


DOCKS/MARINAS

Key Pen Parks 360 Regional Park SR 302 at 114th St.

This 360 acre property located on the north end of the Key Peninsula includes over 3.5 miles of trails accessible to walkers, equestrians, and mountain bikers (non-motorized). The main trial is a 2.5 mile loop that takes about an hour to walk and smaller trails that cut back and forth through the meadow. There are 6 benches along the main loop, trailhead kiosk with map, and limited parking space at trailhead.

Rocky Creek Conservation Area SR 302 at 150th Ave.

The area covers over 224 acres of park, open space, and conservation land and is managed jointly with Pierce County and Key Pen Parks for enjoyment of existing ecosystems. Rocky Creek has over 3 miles of walking (non-motorized) trails, 2 benches, trailhead kiosk with map, and limited parking space at trailhead. The property consists of wetlands, two streams, and various plants and wildlife.

Volunteer Park

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Maritime Pier

Arabella’s Landing

3003 Harborview Drive Pier and 12x20-ft. load/unload float for mixed use. Load/unload facility for commercial vessels. Restrooms and seating. On-site parking.

Jerisich Dock

3323 Harborview Drive Gig Harbor, WA 98332 (253) 851-1793 www.arabellaslanding.com

Lakebay Marina

3211 Harborview Drive

15 Lorenz Road KPS Lakebay, WA 98349 (253) 884-3350

Restrooms and seating. On-site parking.

5514 Key Peninsula Hwy N. Lakebay, WA (Key Pen Parks District Office location) This 20 acre park includes four ball fields, main field with lights, skate park, basketball court, 6 lit horseshoe pits, walking trail, covered picnic shelter, restrooms, limited camping sites, concession building, playground, meeting room, maintenance shop, and a 9 hole disc golf course.

Maple Hollow Park

4411 Van Beek RD KPN, Lakebay, WA This 58 acre site offers a circular trail with mid-point access to a stretch of beach along Puget Sound with views of Mount Rainier. This park includes an improved walking trail, picnic area, and walking access to the saltwater below.

Home Park

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Taylor Bay Park

17803 76th St. KPS, Longbranch, WA This is a non-motorized water access park, which includes wetlands, pocket estuary, mudflats, lagoon, salt marshes, small creek, and patches of open space. A great place for a picnic!

Provider of parks, recreation, and special events on the Key Peninsula. www.keypenparks.com email: answers@keypenparks.com phone: 253-884-9240

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TIDBIT: The Cushman Trail, being built in stages, is currently 5 miles long. A new 1/3 mile spur will be built late in 2013 with the final 2/3 mile constructed in 2014.

Barbeque, Eat and Relax CYCLING Gig Harbor’s Old Town Bicycle

Ace Hardware Is Your Outdoor Entertainment Headquarters

6820 Kimball Dr. Suite B1 Gig Harbor, WA (253) 858-8040 www.oldtownbikes.com Providing additional cycling information for the region, including safe riding areas.

KAYAKING Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Club www.ghck.org

Gig Harbor Rent-a-Boat

8829 N. Harborview Dr. Gig Harbor WA (253) 858-7341 – Hours change seasonally www.gigharborrentaboat. com

Guided Kayak Tours with Jackie Susan (253) 312-5252

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Tacoma Yacht Club Sailing Program on Wollochet Bay

5401 N. Waterfront Dr., Tacoma WA (253) 752-3555 www.tacomayachtclub.org

Gig Harbor Sailing Club

3226 Harborview Dr. Gig Harbor WA (253) 858-3626 www.gigharborsailing.com

FISHING AND BOAT TOURS The Three Ladies

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Gig Harbor Fly Shop

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Destiny Harbor Tours www.destinymarine.com

Fox Island Salmon Charter

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FISHING AND BOAT TOURS Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club

www.sportsman-club.org

SWIMMING AND BEACH COMBING Purdy Spit, Hwy 302 Kopachuck, Joemma and Penrose Point State Parks www.stateparks.com

Horseshoe Lake County Park

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Harbor WildWatch Guided Beach Walks

www.harborwildwatch.org

CAMPING Penrose Point State Park

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Kopachuck State Park www.stateparks.com

Gig Harbor RV Resort ghrv@comcast.net

HIKING AND WALKING TRAILS Fox Island Nature Center & Wildlife Preserve www.foxisland.net

Penrose Point State Park

Key Peninsula www.stateparks.com

Key Peninsula Parks www.keypenparks.com

PenMet Parks, Parks and Trails www.penmet.org

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RUNNING AROUND

SPINNING YOUR WHEELS

In the past few years, Gig Harbor has become a popular destination for runners. The local running community has embraced a variety of races year-round including a half-marathon. Many formal and informal running groups are active in the area.

RUNS, RIDES ANDWALKS JANUARY

JUNE

Resolution Run for the Hero’s 5k and 10k

Summer Fun Run – 360 Trails

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FEBRUARY ‘You Knock My Socks Off’ 5k

www.ontherunevents.com/ youknockmysocksoff

MARCH Run for Burma 5K www.chapelhillpc.org

MAY Street Scramble

www.streetscramble.com

JUNE Maritime Gig Run 5K www.maritimegig.com

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AUGUST Over the Narrows 10m run and 2m run/ walk & kids run www.overthenarrows.com

SEPTEMBER Race for a Soildier 13.1m and 2m & kids run www.raceforasoldier.org

OCTOBER Dirty Dash 5K

www.penmetparaks.org

NOVEMBER Turkey Trot 10k and 5k run or walk

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Gig Harbor has a good network of bicycle-friendly paths that includes paved lanes, shared-use trails and bicycle lanes. The relatively low traffic, the scenery and the mix of easy and challenging roads make this an attractive area for bikers. Stop by Old Town Bicycle on Kimball Drive for maps, gear and minor repairs, or make an appointment if your bike needs more extensive work. If you love the idea of scenic “touring” on your bike, check out the annual Ride Around Puget Sound (RAPSody) event in August. The two-day, 85-mile experience includes riding over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and through Gig Harbor; participants may also opt for one day instead. Another organized ride through the area is The Peninsula Metric in June, and if you’re looking for serious competition, check out the Gig Harbor Circuit Race that is part of the Lake Washington Velo Circuit Race Series.

BEST PLACES TO GO ...

Harbor 1 I Gig Waterfront:

2 I Cushman Trail

: This 5-mile walking and biking trail meanders through Gig Harbor from the Narrows Bridge to Gig Harbor North with rolling hills, smooth pavement and easy accessibility.

This beautiful walk around Gig Harbor Bay is two miles round trip. Enjoy beautiful scenery and heritage and environmental markers as well as parks and open spaces along the way. LESLIE SMITH ©

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AHOY!

DESTINATION: GIG HARBOR It’s no secret that one of the best views in Gig Harbor is from the water. That’s only one of many reasons that make this a popular destination for boaters. The idyllic waterfront scenery creates the perfect backdrop for a relaxed visit, but don’t let the quiet pace fool you — there are plenty of activities to enjoy while you drop the anchor in the bay. Boaters will find several shops within walking distance that offer staples ranging from groceries and supplies to wine for a sunset picnic and munchies for the pets. Below is a sampling of available services; go to gigharborguide. com for more, or ask any friendly downtown merchant.

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Gig Harbor Farmers Market

Cleaning supplies, safety equipment, parts, some groceries

Wednesday and Sunday, June-September. Locally grown produce, arts and crafts

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West Marine Express 3119 Judson Street

Boating parts, life jackets and safety equipment, raingear and other clothing

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FARMERS MARKET

Finholm Market

8812 N. Harborview Drive (253) 851-2229 Convenience foods — cereal, frozen pizza, milk etc. plus beer and wine

Ship to Shore

3315 Harborview Drive (253) 858-6090 Ice, sundries, marine supplies

www.safeway.com Deliveries

Java & Clay

3210 Harborview Drive (253) 851-3277 Beer, wine, food, coffee

Kelly’s Café and Espresso 7806 Pioneer Way (253) 851-8697

Groceries, ice, restaurant

Skansie Brothers Park

MISCELLANEOUS Gig Harbor Fly Shop 3115 Harborview Drive

Insulated apparel all year round, polarized glasses, plus fishing gear

Green Cottage Pets and Sophie’s Touch

3024 Harborview and 3302 Harborview Pet food and supplies

Anthony’s Restaurant and Tides Tavern 8827 N. Harborview and 2925 Harborview

Boat slips for diners — pull up in your boat and come in!

7 Seas Brewing 3006 Judson St. Beer

The Keeping Room 7811 Pioneer Way

Wine plus gifts and décor

Morso Wine Bar

9014 Peacock Hill Ave. Wine, food to go

Wholefoods Market 3122 Harborview Drive (253) 851-8120

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FISHING AROUND

FISHING AROUND The Gig Harbor area is one of the best sought-after fishing spots in Puget Sound, thanks to its access to many water bodies and the variety of fish species. Fishing happens here almost all year round. Cutthroat trout is in abundance, as is salmon if you know where to look. Popular spots include Kopachuck State Park, the Olalla beach, Purdy Sand Spit, Minter Creek Hatchery and Bay Lake. And if you get tired of the local lakes and beaches, Gig Harbor-based guides will gladly swoop you away to one of region’s hot spots or major rivers and lakes. They’ll even outfit you with whatever you need, whether it’s gear or a water craft, and throw in some tips for best fishing.

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If you’re feeling a little rusty, you can always start with a class. The Gig Harbor Fly Shop offers them year-round, with winter classes focused on skills like flytying and the summer ones complete with practice on local beaches. The shop is also your stop for any gear you need, including rentals of sturdy kayaks that are perfect for fishing. SAMANTH A

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GOLFING

Canterwood Golf & Country Club

12606 54th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor WA (253) 851-1845

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Chambers Bay Golf 6320 Grandview Dr W University Place, WA 877.29.LINKS (5-4657)

www.chambersbaygolf.com

Gig Harbor Golf Club 6909 Artondale Drive NW Gig Harbor WA (253) 851-2378

www.gigharborgolfclub.com

Gold Mountain Golf Club

7263 W. Belfair Valley Road Bremerton WA (360) 415-5432 www.goldmt.com

Horseshoe Lake Golf Course

1250 SW Club House Court Port Orchard WA (253) 857-3326 www.hlgolf.com

Madrona Links Golf Course 3604 22nd Ave NW Gig Harbor WA (253) 851-5193

www.madronalinks.com

McCormick Woods

5155 McCormick Woods Dr. SW Port Orchard WA (360) 895-0130

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U.S.OPEN IS COMING June 2015 will be a busy time for the Puget Sound area, as Pierce County-owned Chambers Bay Golf Course hosts the U.S. Open national golf championship. Located in University Place, just on the other side of the Tacoma Narrows from Gig Harbor, Chambers Bay is only the third municipally owned facility to have this honor bestowed upon it. More than 200,000 people are expected to descend on the area for the U.S. Open week of June 15-21. All local hotels and other overnight accommodations will be in high demand — and in shortage — during this exciting event. That means planning your trip early for the best and most convenient accommodations. Gig Harbor is the perfect place to stay during the U.S. Open. Not only are Gig Harbor’s local hotels the closest ones to the site, the drive from Gig Harbor is much less crowded. Plus, when you’re not out on the links watching the champions, you’ll find everything you need in town, from exquisite dining and shopping to recreational outlets — not to mention a relaxing atmosphere with gorgeous views and friendly locals. And if you find the urge for some hands-on golf action, we’ve got you covered: The Gig Harbor area boasts close to 10 golf courses, some right in town and some within a short drive. Go to gigharborguide.com for a complete list of places to stay and play including hotels, bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals.

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Trophy Lake Golf and Casting

3900 SW Lake Flora Road Port Orchard WA (360) 874-8337 www.trophylakegolf.com

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MAN’S BEST FRIEND

TIDBIT: Merchants around Gig Harbor leave doggy water bowls outside their shops for thirsty pups.

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GIG HARBOR CATERS TO CANINES Gig Harbor’s hospitality doesn’t extend only to two-legged visitors. Dogs of all breeds, sizes and inclinations are not only welcome but pampered — if they’re well-behaved, of course. The two main hotels, Wesley Inn and the Inn at Gig Harbor, are both pet-friendly, as are many of the bed & breakfasts. While visiting around town, doggies should also be on the lookout for the many friendly shops that stock up on free treats — all they have to do to get one is use their manners. When it’s time for exercise, pooches have plenty of choices. They can say hello to fellow dogs while strolling downtown. Or they can take their owners for a walk at any of the local parks, as long as they keep those owners

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on the leash and remind them to pick up (complementary bags for scooping are available throughout town). Dogs not too fond of restrictions have their own place where they can freely play Frisbee or socialize with each other to their tails’ content. Thanks to a partnership among several local groups, Gig Harbor has a new offleash dog park, a piece of forest with more than a mile of trails and an open area. Leased from the Peninsula School District and managed by PenMet Parks, this fully-fenced area is located across Bujacich Road from McCormick Forest Park (park at Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One headquarters and go south from the parking lot). Gig Harbor loves its four-legged friends so much, it has an entire party for them every year. Harbor Hounds, hosted downtown each September, is an opportunity for dogs and owners alike to show off, meet each other and raise money for a good cause at the same time. Best kissers (the furry

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Gig Harbor’s rustic neighbor is a unique community that mingles an idyllic rural setting with a range of recreational possibilities, from bird watching to kayaking and boating. You’ll find views of the Olympic Mountains from Joemma Beach and of Mount Rainier from Penrose Point, both state parks with overnight camping and beach access. Several other parks offer abundant beaches, hiking, kayak access and playgrounds. Nicknamed the Key, the area is also home to several fishing hot spots. If you love history, don’t miss a stop at the Key Peninsula History Museum, or take a driving tour of the peninsula and

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be on the lookout for historic markers at different landmarks. Also watch for signs for one of the many local farms, which sell fresh produce during the season. Additionally, the farms welcome visitors in the fall during a popular farm tour. Dining choices range from Mexican fare at El Sombrero to home-style American food at Lulu’s, and there’s no shortage of espresso stands. Or stock up on baked goodies at the Two Clouds Bakery (located inside the Ravensara coffee shop), assemble a picnic at the new Food Market in Key Center and stop

by Blend Wine Shop for a suggestion of best wine for your open-air meal. Shopaholics will find local souvenirs, items by local artists, vintage treasurers, lavender gifts and more at several Key Peninsula shops. Check the community schedule for seasonal events, which include outdoor movies in August and a variety of festivals and fairs in spring and summer, along with dances, feasts and holiday celebrations. You’ll also find year-round live music, poetry readings and open mics — the Key is full of surprises.


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must-stop on the Key Peninsula April through October is the Blue Willow Lavender Farm. The farm, located on a 15-acre property, boasts 15 lavender beds on about an acre and a half. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the fields, take photos, even bring a picnic lunch. Lavender blooming season starts around the third week

of June and goes through the end of August or early September, peaking midto end-July. Stop by the lavender store on the farm, pick your own lavender and enjoy the sights and smells of this magic plant. The farm is open Tuesday through Saturday but if you stop by on a Saturday in June, July or August, you will find owners Bill and Tracy Ketts dressed in American Revolution costumes. The couple tell visitors about life on a lavender farm in Colonial times, show how candles were made, give tours and answer questions. For all things lavender — and more — visit the farm for its third annual Lavender Festival, hosted this year on Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13. Blue Willow will have food and craft vendors, live music and, of course, u-pick lavender and lavender products. And if you visit outside of the blooming season, you can still enjoy this wonderful farm. Take a tour of the grounds, shop at the lavender store and say hello to lavender experts Bill and Tracy.

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HISTORY

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espite its major growth, Gig Harbor has stayed true to its roots. The community proudly honors its maritime and boat-building heritage, and a visit to downtown will give you a glimpse into one of Northwest’s most-intriguing historic grounds. A busy commercial fishing fleet still calls the Harbor home and during the off-season, you’re likely to spot local fishermen working on their boats or equipment. Many Croatian and Scandinavian families settled in Gig Harbor at the turn of the 20th century, and descendants of those pioneers continue the tradition. Several historic netsheds owned by 50

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THE CLOCK fishing families for multiple generations remain working today. One of oldest, the Skansie Netshed, is city owned and is located at the Skansie Brothers Park. It has become a public jewel, thanks to local restoration efforts. Known as the birthplace of the Thunderbird sailboat, Gig Harbor continues to pay tribute to its boatbuilding history. The historic Eddon Boatyard, now called The Gig Harbor Boatshop, is where the Thunderbird was perfected, and is now a maritime educational facility that hosts various


classes and displays. Another great stop for history and boating buffs is the Harbor History Museum, where the first Thunderbird hull and the 65-foot fishing vessel Shenandoah are displayed. You can watch the Shenandoah restoration in action and even join other volunteers on the weekends to help shipwright Nate Slater do some of the work. Other permanents exhibits feature artifacts about Native Americans, ferries, steamboats and the three Tacoma Narrows Bridges, among other things. Additionally, special exhibitions rotate throughout the year. Watch for historic markers sprinkled throughout the waterfront to learn interesting facts about local landmarks. You’ll also find the heritage markers beyond downtown, as far as Fox Island and Key Peninsula, providing information about historic and environmental points of interest. Use your smart phone to take the tour via the community mobile website at www.gigharborguide.com.

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GETTING CONNECTED VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER The official Gig Harbor Visitor Information Center is located at 3125 Judson St. in historic downtown Gig Harbor. It is open Monday through Saturday during the winter and seven days per week in the summer. The visitor information center is operated by the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce and offers first-class service to guests and residents alike on all things Gig Harbor. To find online information, including a downloadable Visitor Guide and a community calendar, go to www.gigharborguide.com.

HOSPITAL St. Anthony Hospital 11567 Canterwood Blvd. N.W. Gig Harbor, WA 98332 253-530-2000

FIRE DISTRICTS Fire District No. 5 and Medic One: 10222 Bujacich Road NW, Gig Harbor www.piercefire.org/pcfd5

Peninsula Light Company www.penlight.org Main office:253-857-5950 Customer service: 253-857-1510, or toll-free at 1-888-809-8021. Engineering: 253-857-1545 Outages — emergencies: 253-857-5950 Product services: 253-857-1514 253-857-1521 253-857-1534 Vegetation management: 253-857-1571 Water department: 253-857-1511

NATURAL GAS Puget Sound Energy

Fire District No. 16

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TELEPHONE CenturyLink

WATER City of Gig Harbor 253-851-8136

Peninsula Light Co.

8102 Skansie Ave. 811 (local) or 800-550-8110

POPULATION

Public Works: Jeff Langhely, director: 253-851-6170

Planning: 253-851-6170

Mayor: Chuck Hunter

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HUNTING AND FISHING 360-902-2200

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Gig Harbor Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce 3125 Judson St. Gig Harbor, WA 98332 www.gigharborchamber.com 253-851-6865

LIBRARY Pierce County Library 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW Gig Harbor, 253-851-8002

WELCOME New Neighbors

Gig Harbor Welcome Club

Raft Island Water Co. 253-265-2389

PO Box No. 1122 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 gigharborwelcomeclub.com 253-857-8313

City Administrator: Denny Richards, 253-851-6127

Finance Director: Dave Rodenbach

City Clerk: Molly Towslee

Operations: Marco Malich, 253-851-6170

Planning Director: Jenn Kester, 253-851-6170 City Hall: 253-851-8136

Washington Water Service

Point Fosdick Water 253-884-9089

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Fox Island Mutual Water

Repair service: 611 or 800-533-4171

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7,200 residents Incorporated in 1946

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QUICK FACTS

BY THE NUMBERS TRAVELING DISTANCES Tacoma ................................................................................11 miles Bremerton ........................................................................ 30 miles Sea Tac Intn’l Airport ......................................................33 miles Tacoma Narrows Airport ...................................................5 miles Olympia (State capitol) .................................................. 45 miles Seattle ............................................................................... 49 miles Olympic National Park (Staircase Rapids area)................................................... 65 miles Mount Rainier (Paradise Area) ................................................................ 83 miles Mount St. Helens (Johnstons Ridge Area).................................................. 141 miles Portland, Ore. ..................................................................146 miles

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 Driest month is July  Wettest month is December  Average rainfall: 37 inches  Altitude: Sea level to 440 feet  Area code: 253  Zip codes: 98335, 98332, 98329  Square miles: 6.13  State parks: 3  City parks: 17  Swimming pools: 2  Golf courses: 3

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Gig Harbor Welcome Club PO BOX 1122 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253 857 8313

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Gig Harbor Yacht Club Altrusa International Club and Foundation of Gig Harbor PO Box 1394 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253-858-7699 www.altrusagigharbor foundation.org

American Legion

PO Box 993 Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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Beta Sigma Phi

13912 55TH Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA 98332 253 851 3192

Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound

8502 Skansie Ave Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253 502 4671, 253 572 8449 www.jcmfhc.org

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Gig Harbor Commercial Fisherman’s Club

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Gig Harbor Eagles

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Gig Harbor historic Waterfront Association

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Gig Harbor Lions CLub 1016 29th Street Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253 858 8109 www.gigharborlions.org

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Gig Harbor Professional Firefighters Union

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Habitat For Humanity/ GHKP Chapter

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Harbor Soccer Club

PO BOX 1123 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253 514 1894 www.harborsoccerclub.com

Key Peninsula Business Association

PO BOX 439 VAUGHN, WA 98394 253 884 5433, 253 884 5434 www.kpba.org

Kiwanis Club of Peninsula Gig Harbor 3604 22nd Ave NW PO Box 1491 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253 970 9950 www.gigharborkiwanis.com

Maritime Playzone

3303 Vernhardsen Street Gig Harbor, WA 98335 www.maritimeplayzone.com

Narrows Baseball Club

3110 Judson Street Box 189 Gig Harbor, WA 98332 360 98103513 www.narrowsbaseballclub.org

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Peninsula Youth Football Association

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PO Box 2163 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253 509 4029

Peninsula Amateur Radio Association 3877 SE Mullenix Rd Port Orchard, WA 98367 Ken Baker N7KDB 253 851 9345 kjbaker1974@comcast.net www.penpara.org

Peninsula Athletic Association

7108 Pioneer Way PO Box 1220 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 Sandra Kern, Athletic Director 253 858 7678 www.paayouth.org

Peninsula Branch of the Pierce County Library

4424 Pt Fosdick Drive NW Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253 548 3305 http://piercecountylibrary.org

Peninsula Education Association

5209 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW Gig Harbor, WA 98335 Karin Ashabraner, President 253 851 8710, 253 851 8229 pea@narrows.com

Peninsula FISH Food Bank

4425 Burnham Drive NW PO BOX 154 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253 851 8800, 253 858 6170 www.gigharborpeninsulafish.org

Peninsula Spay/Neuter Project PO Box 306 Gig Harbor, WA 98332 Holly Bukes, President 253 884 1546

PO BOX 306 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253 973 1163, 253 851 8356

Rotary Club of Gig Harbor PO Box 342 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 Regan Gonzalez 253-851-6397 tgonzo@centurytel.net

Rotary Club of Gig Harbor North

11511 Canterwood Blvd, 2nd Floor Gig Harbor WA 98332 http://www.clubrunner.ca

Safety First Personal Protection Strategies, LLC 8307 27TH St W University Place, WA 98466 253 238 6556 www.safetyfirstpps.org

Soroptomist International of Gig Harbor PO Box 2761 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 Dianna Putnam 877-435-4474 www.soroptimistgh.org

United Way of Pierce County

1501 Pacific Avenue 4th Floor POB 2215 Tacoma, WA 98402 253 597 6231, 253 597 7481 www.uwpc.org

Veterans of Foreign Wars Gig Harbor PO Box 2282 Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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YOUR LIFESTYLE IS IMPORTANT

At Merrill Gardens, We Understand

Make the move to Merrill Gardens and choose the way you want to live. It’s retirement living your way. Call today to schedule a visit and enjoy lunch on us! (253) 292-3874 3213 45th Street Court NW Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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TIDBIT: Gig Harbor’s first hospital, St. Anthony, opened its doors in 2009.

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the country for patient satisfaction. St. Anthony Medical Park, located in west Gig Harbor, is home to Olympic Pharmacy, which attracts customers from all around the region. MultiCare Gig Harbor Medical Park, also on West Side, includes a popular medical and day spa, a Mary Bridge Child Express clinic and a YMCA women’s fitness center and an on-site YMCA dropin nursery, among many other services. Massage therapy, homeopathy and herbal medicine are among the holistic services available in Gig Harbor. And whether you’re visiting for a short time or a longer stay, you have no excuse for not staying fit. Not only is Gig Harbor a mecca for outdoor fitness, it also has many fitness clubs offering everything from classes and personal training to swimming pools. Those who love fresh air and scenery will find running and biking trails, tennis courts, skateboard parks and BMX facilities. Two very active park districts, one on the Gig Harbor peninsula and another on the Key Peninsula, offer year-round classes and recreational opportunities for kids and adults alike.


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An active life + 24/7 emergency care

It adds up to peace of mind. Should you or a loved one have an emergency, St. Anthony Hospital is at the ready – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And we’re close by in north Gig Harbor, just seconds off Highway 16. Rated #1 in the nation for patient satisfaction, our emergency department has the latest imaging technology, state-of-the-art operating rooms and the area’s most advanced critical care unit. St. Anthony plus you. Let us help you get back to living the life you love. Looking for a Franciscan doctor for you and your family? Call our free referral line at 1 (888) 825-3227.

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FOR ADVANCED MEDICINE AND TRUSTED CARE, CHOOSE ST. ANTHONY HOSPITAL.

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Advanced primary care, close to home in Gig Harbor. Franciscan Medical Clinic 6401 Kimball Drive N.W. Suite 201 (253) 858-9192 Franciscan Medical Clinic on Pt. Fosdick 4700 Pt. Fosdick Drive N.W. Suite 202 (253) 858-9192 Franciscan Women’s Health 11511 Canterwood Blvd. N.W. Suite 145 (253) 530-2955 St. Anthony Prompt Care Walk-ins welcome 4700 Pt. Fosdick Drive N.W. Suite 102 (253) 853-2050


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