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Orca whales sighted in Gig Harbor area (Photo by Katie Schmetzer)

Viewing Orca Whales Never Gets Old

It’s not rare to spot the iconic orca whale (Orcinus orca) here in the South Sound; you just have to know where to look. Whether you view them from a boat or from shore, it is always a delight. Orcas belong to the … read more

Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor

A Graceful Rebirth of a Historic Town

A sleepy fishing village until the 1980s, the scenic town of Gig Harbor occupies the southernmost tip of the Kitsap Peninsula and commands a majestic view of Mount Rainier. Nearly 150 years after the first settlers arrived and 68 years after incorporation, the … read more

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Christmas Home Prep

Easy Updates to Make Your Home Sparkle for the Holidays

You’ve invited all the guests, planned menus and then you realize that it might be nice to do some little fix-ups around the house. Don’t fret, there are lots of little things you can do to make your house look fresh and sparkle … read more

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Worm compost set-up with leaves being held for later addition.

Fallen Leaves, a Gift from Above

Fall brings a bounty not everyone is excited about: piles of fallen leaves. In my garden, this abundance feels like early Christmas. All that organic material is at my disposal, and the only cost is a bit of exercise! I hope you will … read more

A Garden for Tea

A Garden for Tea

Tea time will stop business in some cultures; it can also conjure up images of romantic and floriferous parties or bring warm relaxation to a cold winter day. Tea… Is it a ritual, an herb or a beverage? Technically, tea is the plant … read more

Stephanie Cline

Unsung Hero — Stephanie Cline

Executive Director, Harrison Medical Center Foundation

Stephanie Cline has served as the Harrison Medical Center Foundation’s executive director since June 2002. She has been involved with philanthropy and nonprofit fundraising and development for nearly 30 years. Since taking the helm of the foundation, Cline has successfully expanded the hospital’s … read more

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Experience the First Christmas on Bainbridge Island

Experience the First Christmas on Bainbridge Island

If you are looking for a fun, low-key way to get into the Christmas spirit, I have an idea for you. Check out the Bethlehem Experience at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church on Bainbridge Island on Friday, Dec. 5 or Saturday, Dec. 6. It’s … read more

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Daffodil Flowers
Gardening With Peg

Bulb Planting Tips

There’s still time to plant bulbs, whether it’s directly into the garden or into containers. Bulbs are one of the easiest things to plant and then not much work to do after that. If you choose the correct kinds of bulbs, they’re also … read more

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Santa With Doggy

Humane Society Hosts Adoption Event, Santa Pet Pics

This Black Friday, you can “Adopt till You Drop” at Kitsap Humane Society. On Friday, Nov. 28, Kitsap Humane Society is opening its doors two hours early at 10 a.m. and offering reduced adoption fees on all animals available for adoption. All dog … read more

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