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Weissman Garden, Bainbridge Island. (Photo courtesy The Garden Conservancy)

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Showcases Six North Kitsap Gardens

Six private gardens in Indianola, Kingston and on Bainbridge Island will be open to the general public on June 29 as part of Garden Conservancy’s Open Days. The mission of the Garden Conservancy is to preserve “America’s exceptional gardens” as well as educate … read more

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How to Choose the Right Table Lamp

How to Choose the Right Table Lamp

A common question I hear regarding home décor is how to choose living-room table lamps so they are the correct height. In most cases, tops of lampshades should be somewhere between 4 and 5 feet from the floor. A variation of 2 to … read more

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Get Ready for West Sound’s Festival Season

The sunshine is finally here to stay — and just in time for the launch of West Sound’s lineup of community festivals. Gig Harbor’s Maritime Gig and Poulsbo’s Viking Fest are behind us. But there are still plenty of celebrations left on the … read more

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Hansville Ladies Aid Society Hosts Garden Tour

Hansville Ladies Aid Society Hosts Garden Tour

The Hansville Ladies Aid Society Garden Tour on Saturday, July 26, will feature six gardens in the Hansville area. Each garden has a theme title and signs will be posted at the entrance to the gardens. The theme titles this year are Plant … read more

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A retractable, flush-mount range hood made by Imperial Kitchen

Clearing the Air Regarding Fans: How to Ensure Yours Works Properly

Most homeowners have a hate-hate relationship with their exhaust fans, be it the one in the bathroom or the one in the kitchen, and as a result they are seldom used. Exhaust fans are designed to remove moisture, grease and particulates from your … read more

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A fly angler prepares to release a one of Puget Sound's treasures: a wild sea run cutthroat.

Fly Fishing Has Broad Allure, Is Easy to Learn

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With perhaps only the exception of blue-water, big-game fishing, no other method of angling is as steeped in mystique as fly fishing. The allure of fly fishing is vast and varied. Some folks are drawn to the almost-meditative qualities of fly-casting, which can … read more

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When Buying a 'Flip' Can Be a 'Flop'

When Buying a ‘Flip’ Can Be a ‘Flop’

If you have been looking at a new home, you may have felt like you were in an episode of House Hunters. Outdated wallpaper, horrible shag carpet, kitchens and baths out of the 1950s. You might feel ready to give up. But then, … read more

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Ford Police Interceptors

Ford Claims Bigger Share of Police Vehicle Market

In just two years, Ford has revolutionized the police-vehicle market by equipping much of its Police Interceptor lineup with standard all-wheel drive, which works full-time for greater mobility and security; adding more fuel-efficient EcoBoost engines; and introducing two new body styles — including … read more

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How to Turn Your Yard Waste into Resources

How to Turn Your Yard Waste into Resources

If you are like me, this time of year brings a bit of (late) spring cleaning, coupled with hours of work getting your yard and garden back into shape. Unfortunately, the price we pay to live in such a lush and beautiful place … read more

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