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Orca Pod

Volunteers Wanted to Help Endangered Orcas and Salmon Recover

Kitsap County Parks, the Kitsap Conservation District and partner organizations will host eight COVID-safe events as part of Orca Recovery Day, aimed at improving conditions for critically endangered southern resident orca whales and their main food source, salmon. Volunteers are invited to participate in … read more

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Farm Tour and Fiber Arts Fest

Fiber Arts Show and Key Peninsula Farm Tour Return on Oct. 2

For 15 years, “Fiber Arts: Threads Through Time” has been a focal event of the Key Peninsula Farm Tour. This free, family-friendly event returns to the Longbranch Improvement Club (LIC), located at 4312 Key Pen Hwy SW in Longbranch, on Saturday, Oct. 2, … read more

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Heronswood Gardens

Heronswood Garden Reopens, Expands Garden Open Schedule for 2021

Heronswood, the iconic botanical garden in Kingston, reopened gates to visitors on April 1. The garden, owned by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe (PGST) and managed by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation, is also expanding its 2021 open days. Heronswood will be open … read more

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Heronswood Gardens

Heronswood Garden Turns the Reins to New Garden Director

Patrick McMillan took over garden management at Heronswood Garden, owned by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, from founder and renowned plantsman Dan Hinkley. McMillan takes on the role of garden director after two decades as a professor at Clemson University, 10 years as … read more

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financial ppp

3 Tips for Landing a PPP Loan That Works for Your Small Business

COVID-19 has sparked unprecedented impact across industries and has changed the way almost every business operates. And while many of these businesses have probably sought funding in the past — whether business loans for expansion, venture capital to launch or otherwise — the … read more

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A Ryan M-1 NC2073 preserved airworthy in Pacific Air Transport markings at the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum, Creve Coeur airport, Missouri. (Photo courtesy RuthAS, via Wikimedia)

How United Airlines Took Off from Gorst

Did you know that United Airlines took off from Gorst? Sounds a bit far-fetched; however, there just may be a bit of truth tucked away in there somewhere. Let’s go back and see if we can connect the dots. The story begins as … read more

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salvation army

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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Car parade for a little boy at the Seabeck Conference Center.

The Heart of Local Auto Touring (in Pandemic Times)

It’s always a good day when you get to enjoy your hobby. But on those occasions when you get to share that hobby and put a smile on someone’s face — I have always found those to be the best days. In years … read more

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family walking

The Easiest and Simplest Way to Walk Away from Back Pain

The man who wrote the words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” was later quick to document what he discovered to be another unquestioning truth. “The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises, walking is best,” Thomas … read more

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