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Why Food Prices Are Rising and How to Save a Little Money

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected food prices more than nearly any other part of the household budget. In April, the Food-at-Home Consumer Price Index increased 2.7 percent, which was the largest monthly jump since 1974. From June 2019 to June 2020, food prices … read more

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Physical Therapy

October is National Physical Therapy Month, and Kitsap County physical therapist Hayley Siegenthaler wants to remind community members about the important role improved and restored movement has on well-being. “Movement is central to a person’s quality of life, no matter the age or … read more

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‘Project Isolation:’ Behind Glass

Amy Burnett's window exhibition reflects current times

Amy Burnett sees opportunities where others don’t and therein lies her creativity. She was busily clearing out her art gallery and Pyrex museum where she had created and connected with her beloved Bremerton when the pandemic lockdown came in March. Burnett went home … read more

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How to Help Families Struggling this Christmas Due to COVID-19

Nearly half of low-income Americans reported that they or someone in their household experienced some type of income loss during the pandemic, according to information published by Pew Research Center. Because more people are facing hardship this year due to the impacts of … read more

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Noninvasive Technology Makes You Look Younger

As COVID-19 forced many people to work virtually, it became apparent that video conferencing was here to stay. But many people worry about how they appear on video. That’s exactly how 50-year-old Kelle Kitchel-Cooper felt. She became increasingly self-conscious about her appearance on … read more

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5 Things to Do Now to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

Although preparing your home for winter is a fairly consistent process year-to-year, many homes have seen significantly more use this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. If your home will serve as your office or school throughout the winter months, it’s important to address … read more

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Understand Your Options when Mortgage Payment Forbearances End

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) wants you to understand your mortgage status if you have not been making payments after being financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For starters, make sure you know whether you are in forbearance status or … read more

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Hard Hat Winery

As with many wineries, things started as a hobby for Jim and Colette Davenport, producing wine out of their garage. Jim has a passion for wine and wanted to see what his own product would taste like. Friends loved it and soon he … read more

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Five Fall Trends for an Instagram-Worthy Kitchen

As the leaves start to fall, the days start to get gloomier and the landscape changes in color around us. This soft change of season is the perfect time of year to make your home cozier and more comfortable as we prepare to … read more

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