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Outdoor Play Each Day Will Help Keep the Screens Away

It’s difficult to distance ourselves from screens; they follow us everywhere — in the car, into stores, at restaurants and all around our houses. Children often become reliant on screens for entertainment, and parents sometimes use screens as a distraction. While there’s high-quality, … read more

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How to Plant a Meadowscape for Natural Beauty

Are you tired of spending every Saturday mowing your lawn instead of relaxing in the garden? Was your last water bill higher than your car payment? Would you rather spend money on pretty plants for the garden — instead of fertilizer for the … read more

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Peanut Butter Cookie Banana Pudding

Recipe for Peanut Butter Cookie Banana Pudding

Put delicious desserts back on the menu all summer long with savory favorites that don’t call for wasting sunny days in the kitchen. Single-serve solutions are perfect for sharing with guests, whether you’re hosting a pool party or calling over loved ones for … read more

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Gig Harbor Garden Tour Marks 25 Years of Supporting Literacy

For a quarter of a century, the Gig Harbor Garden Tour has inspired master gardeners as well as the weekend weed puller with stunning ideas for their own gardens while fostering literacy efforts in the Gig Harbor community. The 2024 event marks the … read more

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Hearing Loss and Brain Health

For years, individuals viewed hearing loss as a minor inconvenience or didn’t think about it at all. We now know through advances in medical scientific research that this perception is far from the truth. In study after study around the world, the evidence … read more

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WestSound’s Dee Coppola Featured on BKAT’s ‘Engaging Kitsap’

Colleen Miko, host the “Engaging Kitsap” program produced by Bremerton-Kitsap Access Television (BKAT), recently interviewed Dee Coppola, founding editorial director of WestSound magazine and owner of Wet Apple Media. Dee highlighted how the magazine got started and why it has been successful for … read more

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Grow Fast, Fun and Easy Microgreens

Have fun growing some delicious and nutritious microgreens on your kitchen counter, in a sunny window or under lights any time of the year. In as little as a week to 10 days, you’ll be making your first harvest to use as a … read more

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Country Caramel Apples

Recipe for Country Caramel Apples

Perfect for entertaining or simply enjoying after a long day at the office, easy snacks with a few ingredients can help satisfy cravings without spoiling dinner plans. Versatile produce, like apples, provide a sweet, fruity backdrop in favorite recipes that can be enjoyed … read more

Owner Alfonso Ramos (center) with son Alfonso "Tati" Ramos and wife Ana Michel Ramos
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Chef Alfonso Ramos

Chef and owner Alfonso Ramos’ Carbon Mexican Steakhouse has four locations throughout Kitsap. They serve up delicious and authentic Mexican food in substantial portions. The atmosphere is festive and the staff helpful and professional. The steakhouses also specialize in margaritas featuring Mexican fruits … read more

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