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Solar Boat Challenge

Local Students Put Solar Energy to Work at the Maritime Gig Fest During Maritime Gig Fest weekend, dozens of Purdy and Voyager elementary students held a friendly competition in the inaugural Solar Boat Challenge. It was all part of a science program learning how to harness the power of clean energy. Called Solar 4R Schools, […]

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In the Beginning

Traveling from Purdy to Olympia in 1925 wasn’t as easy as it is today, even if you factor in the traffic through Joint Base Lewis-McChord. You had three choices: car, boat or train. Regardless, you had to give yourself plenty of time to travel the 42 miles to Olympia–especially considering the condition of roads and […]

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Fox Island Fair is August 12

The Fox Island Fair is an island tradition, hosted by the Fox Island Community and Recreation Association. Through the years, it has become their biggest community event of the year, featuring their popular Music and Food Court that lasts the entire day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be hot dogs, burgers, kettle […]

Solar Boat Challenge participants
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Solar Boat Challenge

First-Ever Local Effort of Students Putting Solar Energy to Work During the recent Maritime Gig Fest Weekend, fun, festive, and water-friendly activities were held for people of all ages along the Gig Harbor Waterfront.  That was especially true for an enterprising group of Purdy and Voyager Elementary School students who put both sun and water […]

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#ThankALineman

Since the invention of the telegraph in the 1840s, linemen have kept communication and power flowing throughout our country. At PenLight, our linemen and women have a long history of ensuring that both Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula are connected by nearly 1,000 miles of electrical line. Each year, we take the opportunity to […]

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Ring-Ring… PenLight is Calling

Member Survey Begins Late June As technology and social media expands by leaps and bounds, we are communicating with you, our members, more frequently and through more channels than ever before. It represents quite a change from when we began as a member-owned mutual corporation in 1925. With today’s telecom innovations, we often don’t answer […]

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Scammers target PenLight members again

05/17/2017 TWO phone scams are currently targeting small business owners AND residential members in the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula areas. Scam 1:  The caller impersonates PenLight, stating that the member’s account is delinquent and power will be disconnected unless a payment is made immediately using a prepaid card.  If you question or resist, he politely declares that your power […]

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2017 PenLight Board Election Results

Three members were elected to the Peninsula Light Co. board of directors as the cooperative utility held its annual meeting at company headquarters yesterday. Board incumbents Marc Jorgenson, Roger Spadoni, and Scott Junge were re-elected to serve three-year terms. Of the 31,201 ballots mailed for the 2017 annual Board election, 4,964 valid ballots were returned, […]

PenLight marching in Maritime Gig Parade
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Get Giggy at the Annual Maritime Gig Fest

04/28/2017 Gig Harbor’s annual summer kick-off celebration is the Maritime Gig Fest, held the first weekend in June each year along the waterfront of our picturesque fishing village.  First settled by immigrants who made their livelihoods on Puget Sound waterways and beyond, the event honors the rich heritage of our community.  Each year, Maritime Gig […]