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back to school prep

Tips for an Organized and Stress-Free Back-to-School Season

The new school year is just around the bend. The back-to-school season can be a hectic time for parents, guardians and kids alike, as it means everyone needs to be back on a daily schedule, and homework, tests and after-school activities are back … read more

Serene Home Port Remodel
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A Serene Home Port Remodel

The U.S. Navy brings many people to the shores of Kitsap Peninsula. Some of them come and go. Some recognize the beauty of the peninsula as the home of their heart. When Kimbra Wells Metz and her children first disembarked here, they had … read more

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Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Pie

Recipe for Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Pie

Some desserts deliver sweet taste that satisfies taste buds, while others provide a rich flavor that lingers long after you’ve finished that last delicious bite. When you’re pondering which type of dessert you’d like to make at home, it may be difficult to … read more

A male wood duck shows off his spectacular plumage on a sunny day at the lake.

A Dazzling Duck and a Triumph for Conservation

As is typical with many things in life, when it comes to birds, people gravitate toward the ones with visual beauty. While birders are thrilled to see a drab-looking rarity, nonbirders get excited about birds that look the best. Not surprising, colorful birds … read more

Teri Cole Tips
Teri's Tips

Time for Edible Flowers

We’ve had a very chilly spring! I just can’t wait for my garden to start blooming. I’m thinking we are five to six weeks behind because we’ve had so little sunshine. I will pick beautiful bouquets, have garden tours, and host some very … read more

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Controlling Mold

Keeping Mold at Bay During Summer

Between the pool, beach, lake and the various other ways to stay cool, plus the stifling humidity and warm weather storms, summer is one of the top moisture-filled times of the year. This season brings a few extra problems that may not be … read more

The extremely rare Wollemia nobilis tree covered in globular female cones (Photo courtesy of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium)

The Botanical Wonders of the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

On the other side of the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium entry gates, you step into another world of exotic plants and animals. Or should it be said you step into many parts of the world in one location? For people who love … read more

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pepperoni pizza sliders

Recipe for Simple, Kid-Friendly Sliders

For those busy nights, plan on this simple yet savory sliders recipe. Kids are almost certain to love the taste and you will enjoy how quick and easy they are to make. For more recipes, visit culinary.net. Pepperoni Pizza Sliders Ingredients: 1 package … read more

Monicas Salad

A Fun Summer Salad

I’ve been making this salad for 20 years and have tweaked it enough times to make it my own by now. This salad is best at the height of summer, when fresh corn, beans and tomatoes are at their peak of flavor. I … read more

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