Over the past several months I have observed that the major newspaper for our county has run articles weekly, and sometimes even more frequently, with a very negative bent on living in my town, on the real estate market in my area, and everything that could possibly affect someone's decision on moving to this location. Consequently, all of the surrounding counties are still strong market activity; whereas, our county--and my town specifically--has a glut of homes on the market. Our unemployment rate is the same or lower as the other counties, many companies and industries are currently expanding to our town--bringing with them an additional 5,000+ jobs (our population is under 7,000), we no longer have major traffic backups as our new bridge is working splendidly--giving us quick access to the surrounding major metropolitan areas by car, bus, train, & ferry. Yet, this paper continues to disparage this beautiful, quiet, charming village with upscale homes as a place to be avoided. When the reality is Gig Harbor is a wonderful place to live.