Rosedale Gardens

The Inspirational Rosedale Gardens and Nursery

If there’s one good thing that came with the COVID-19 virus in the past year, it’s the increased interest in the joys of gardening. With more time to spend at home and the need to fill the gaps left by social distancing, home … read more

A Pacific-slope flycatcher surveys its surroundings.

The Whistler in the Woods

Birders measure the arrival of spring not by a date on the calendar, but by the sounds of birds returning from winter warmth in the South. From March to May, over two dozen species of migrant songbirds arrive for breeding in West Sound. … read more

Perennial Vintners Melon de Bourgogne (Photo courtesy Jefte Sanchez)
The Sip

Unique Washington Wines

If you are a wine lover, you live in the right place for great wines. Washington is the second-largest producer of wine in the United States, behind California. Washington state has over 1,000 wineries and 400 different grape growers and produces over 70 … read more

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3 Grilling Hacks and Recipes for Plant-Based Summer Menus

Cooking and entertaining outdoors can bring friends and family back together, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Simple, flavorful recipes can be easy on the home chef yet still tasty and enjoyable for those at the table. One of the best parts … read more

The remodeled guest house

Remodeling — A Home and a Career

Frank Tweten calls his years at Tweten’s Lighthouse Restaurant his inherited position. His father established the restaurant and Frank grew up in the business, eventually taking it over and building it into a fine-dining establishment. But when retirement came a few years ago, … read more

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tankless water heater

Six Reasons to Consider Upgrading to Tankless Water Heaters

Homeowners are using spaces in different ways and relying on household appliances more frequently, and as a result they’re seeking smart upgrades that make life easier and more convenient. That’s why tankless water heaters are gaining popularity: These modern systems can make your … read more

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Amy's One Painting

“Listen”

“Listen” (41 by 33 inches) is a painting that took center stage during an awkward period of 2020 when COVID restrictions blanked downtown Bremerton. This was the last year I owned the Amy Burnett Building. The 14,000-square-foot building has display windows that span … read more

Comfortable and durable furniture with an inviting layout
Design|Build 2021B

Reinventing the Formal Living Room

You may have noticed a popular trend in new home architecture and designs — grand open concepts. An “open concept” consists of a family room with little or no separation from the kitchen and dining areas. It’s a united space to gather, entertain, … read more

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Easy Recipe for Creamy Strawberry Mousse

A lazy Sunday afternoon cuddled up with family, playing in the rain with your kids and tasting a perfect, sweet treat on a summer day can be some of the simplest yet best parts of life. Recipes that can be made with clean, … read more

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