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Recipe for an Easy-to-Make Summer Sweet: Strawberry Ice Cream

When it’s beyond hot outside and the kids are begging for a delicious afternoon snack, sometimes it’s difficult to know where to turn. The pantry is full and the refrigerator is stocked, yet nothing sounds appetizing when it’s scorching outside. Combining three simple … read more

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Five Trends Driving New Vehicle Purchases

Buying or leasing a new vehicle involves plenty of planning and consideration. You think about what features you’d like to add, like self-parking technology or heated seats. And you ask how your needs might be changing, which could mean moving from a compact … read more

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How to Enjoy ‘Playtime’ as an Adult

While most of us associate playtime with childhood, adults are increasingly acknowledging the importance of play and leisure time for themselves. A new survey commissioned by The Genius of Play and conducted by OnePoll finds that 89percent of adults have learned to appreciate … read more

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Coconut Key Lime Pie: The Perfect Summertime Pie

Summer is the time to relax, refresh and indulge in sweet and heavenly treats. While you’re lounging poolside and watching the kids play, enjoy a cool, creamy and absolutely divine dessert that’s perfect on a hot day. This luscious Coconut Key Lime Cream … read more

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Swimming Safety Tips for Summer

Playing in or around water is one of the joys of summer, but this treasured seasonal pastime comes with some serious risks. Drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14 in the United States, according to … read more

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Gig Harbor Brings Back Summer Concerts, Outdoor Movies

The City of Gig Harbor Tourism Department is bringing back the much-loved summer series of concerts and movies at Skansie Park for 2021. Due to state guidelines, both series were unable to occur in 2020. Both events, Summer Sounds at Skansie and Friday … 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

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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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strawberry mousse

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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