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Rum and Cola Holiday Ham

Celebrate the Holidays with a Special Ham Recipe

Few things bring family and friends together quite like the holidays, and serving up an elegant, seasonal meal centered around a mouthwatering main dish is a recipe for creating lasting memories with the ones you love. Forging a fabulous holiday experience for the … read more

Art as Quiet Introspection

Every visit to Heidi Jack’s studio in Kingston uncovers new facets to this woman’s many talents. Jack has a garden-maintenance business in Kingston (one of the beautiful gardens she and her crew maintain on Hidden Cove, Bainbridge Island, was featured in the Jan/Feb … read more

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The New Homeowner’s Moving Checklist

If you’ve recently closed on your first house, congratulations on becoming a homeowner. Before you can get comfy in your new place, you need to actually move in. If you’ve never moved into a new house, there are a few things you may … read more

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kids bento boxes

Japan’s Answer to Boxed Lunch: The Bento Box

In Japan, the word “bento” is associated with the word for convenience. The bento box is a convenient way to carry a home-packed lunch — or any meal, but especially a single meal eaten during work or school day. The earliest take-along meals … read more

Picea sitchensis ‘Papoose’

Conifers — Anchors of the Garden

"When we plant trees, we plant the seeds...

Everyone who lives in Washington knows the official nickname “The Evergreen State” comes from an abundance of evergreen fir, spruce, cedar and pine trees that grow within its borders. Another nickname, “The Green Tree State,” also comes from a plenitude of shrubs and … read more

Bloedel Reserve

The Restoration of Bloedel Reserve’s Bird Marsh into Wildlife Haven

Bloedel Reserve, a botanical garden on Bainbridge Island, has been open to the public since 1988. Over its approximately 140 acres are several varied garden types, including a moss garden and a nationally recognized Japanese garden. One featured area visitors encounter soon after … read more

Watering can

Gifts for the Gardener

‘Tis the (shopping) season! And if you have a gardener on your shopping list for the holidays, you will have an easy time finding all sorts of wonderful presents. When the celebratory season is over and the chilly, damp reality of winter in … read more

Two Gardens
Nature and Nurture

Two Gardens, Two Different Ways of Living the Island Life

These two gardens illustrate the variety and creativity of two contrasting Bainbridge Island lifestyles. A visit to the first garden feels like a walk in the forest while a visit to the second one is like a walk on the beach. A Northwest … read more

Derrin Doty — Resident of Silverdale, married, three children and two cats

Unsung Hero — Derrin Doty

Owner/Agent of an Allstate Insurance Agency and Head...

A former professional baseball player, Derrin Doty got involved with Kitsap youth sports after his family moved to Poulsbo in 1999. He had recently served as head coach for Olympic College baseball and in 2001, was asked to help coach a North Kitsap … read more

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