If you're looking for a different physician, here's an established doctor who takes new patients. Dr. Schulze is thorough and competent. His good listening skills and calming personality help patients feel comfortable in discussing all types of symptoms and medical problems. In addition, he has a well-trained support staff that offers exceptional follow-up services. Best of all, it's not necessaryt to wait weeks for your first appointment.
PROS: No long waits to see the doctor.
Whether you need an engraved trophy for one person or for a whole team or group, you won't be disappointed with the services offered by Peninsula Trophy. This business offers a well organized ordering process, along with timely delivery times and affordable rates. Besides traditional trophies, they have an impressive selection of plaques, trays, bowls (glass and china) and many other engravable items. This is Gig Harbor's only full-service engraving business. Check them out; you won't be disappointed.
Although her specialty is weddings, where she "creates designs that are reflective of her clients' personal style, taste and heritage, owner Kendra Yaple is no slouch when it comes to smaller arrangements for birthdays, luncheons, get well wishes or "just because" occasions. Customers rave about her exceptional eye when it comes to choosing the right flowers, colors and materials. No job is too big or too small. Many satisfied customers describe Kendra's floral arrangements, including the bridal bouquet, as real highlights of their wedding. Loves Me Flowers is a business you can trust to get the job done with perfection. Call Kendra or email her at lovesmeflowers.com for a complimentary consultation. You definitely won't be disappointed when you choose Kendra Yaple, owner of Loves Me Flowers!
PROS: Competitive Prices, Service You Can Trust
Sometimes we find ourselves needing physical therapy but haven't a clue as to who's good, who's conveniently located and who's adept at negotiating the insurance paperwork that accompanies most medical services. NWWPT offers all that and more. Their location on Kimball Drive provides easy access to Highway 16, as well as to the downtown and the greater Gig Harbor community. The therapists are well trained and exceptionally personable. The facility is well stocked with equipment. The therapists and their staff work hard to accommodate patient needs, including early morning and evening appointment times. Give NWWPT a try -- it's not likely you'll be disappointed.
PROS: Operae on time; capable and friendly staff.
Dr. Ettlinger offers some of the best medicine around. He and his staff are exceptionally knowledgeable, thorough, well trained and pleasant. There's no doubt that the people in this office listen to you carefully and then do their best to solve your medical problems. Other patients agree that they've rarely felt better informed and more comfortable following an appointment with Dr. Ettlinger and his staff. Their on-site lab, as well as x-ray and other technical services make this "one-stop shopping" for services and treatment very convenient. This is a medical office that I actually don't mind visiting.
PROS: Almost always run on time; courteous and friendly staff
Once you've discovered Snuffin's, you needn't look any further for a competent and well-established caterer. No matter how big or small the catering job, Snuffin's won't disappoint you. Along with unique foods and menus, this caterer offers a competent and friendly staff. Their prices are competitive and fair. They are so popular that it's best to book Snuffin's as far in advance as possible. Check them out; you won't be disappointed.
PROS: Very friendly and competent staff; fair prices
The Starlite Swap & Shop is offers up a great assortment of things for buyers and sellers alike. Vendors sell food but I didn't see any soup. However, hot dogs were abundent. As for nuts, lots of them -- the kind that are sold in hardware and automotive stores. While most of the stuff for sale is "traditional" -- used TVs, clothes, military artifacts and the like -- every once-in-a-while something very unique appears in one of the many stalls. For example, I once passed up buying a fully stretched and preserved buffalo hide (way too big for any room in my house!). Another "treasure" I managed to avoid was an "authentic" eye from one of the Cyclops movies. No home should be without one. The Starlite Swap & Shop used to be the Starlite Drive-In. Therefore, lots and lots of space for stalls and parking. They're open rain or shine. If you're into this type of shopping, this is a great place to go.
Located on 54 acres surrounding Snake Lake (named for its shape), the Tacoma Nature Center is home to dozens of trails and bridges, as well as an interpretive center and native plant nursery. The Center features nature education, nature tours, science education, wildlife observation and several hands-on experiences. It caters to individuals and families, as well as large groups. You can even rent the Center for a wedding or other special occasion. Open from sunrise to sunset, admission is free. The Nature Center is truly a little gem --particularly considering its location underneath Highway 16! Check this place out. Lots to see and do in a "feel good" setting.
The Playhouse offers unexpected quality at very reasonable prices. This is a great place to see traditional musicals such as My Fair Lady, The King and I and Ragtime, as well as some lesser known but equally enjoyable productions. Single performance tickets are $21 for regular admission, $19 for seniors and military, and $14 for children under the age of 12. The Playhouse occupies a former movie theater, so the seats are comfortable with adequate leg room. If you're in the mood for live theater, you should check out the Tacoma Musical Playhouse.
PROS: Well acted local theater.
If you're seeking a parohical alternative to the public school system, why not consider St. Charles Borromeo? Offering challenging classes at the pre-K to 8th grade level, St. Charles employs an impressive staff of educators who are consistently rated "excellent" by parents and others within the community. The school stresses "character, compassion and values" at affordable prices. St. Charles Borromeo School is worth investigating.