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How to Ensure Success for Your New Year’s Resolutions

Three-quarters of Americans were planning to enjoy the end of the year and not worry about their diet — up from just half last year — according to a new survey. Results of a recently released survey by Herbalife, a global health and … read more

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Breaking Down the Barriers to Affordable Home Ownership

More than 275,000 people call the Kitsap Peninsula home. Some of them were born here. Others were stationed here. Still others moved here to enjoy our beautiful waterfront views. And our population continues to grow. Like the rest of Washington, population growth brings … read more

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Holiday Sparkling Wines

There’s something about bubbles that makes things seem more festive. Especially around the holidays. When gathering with friends and family to toast the season, grab a glass of bubbly! Washington state is home to over 1,000 wineries, and many of them produce amazing … read more

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Recipe for Filled Pumpkin Pie Spice Doughnuts

Nothing evokes the spirit of the holidays more powerfully than the hearty aroma of seasonal dishes and treats. To help you share in the joy, nostalgia and tastes of the season, while making meaningful new memories, the McCormick brand is putting twists on … read more

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Shopping for Holiday Sweets

Holidays sweets may be one of the best ways to put a smile on someone’s face. Hopefully, buying and eating the treats recommended in this article will make you, your friends and your loved ones smile, no matter where you live in West … read more

Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Shop Local and Support Small Businesses

Shopping small could be a good call for Christmas. You’ll find wonderful stores across West Sound — Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bremerton, Port Orchard and Gig Harbor. We feature 20 small businesses. We hope this gift guide will help you find the right … read more

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Christmas Collecting is a Family Tradition

Denise Harris and Margot Amestoy live on Bainbridge Island and collect Christmas treasures to decorate their homes. In addition to both of them being Christmas collectors, Harris and Amestoy are cousins and best friends. “She [Amestoy] was my best friend from birth,” says … read more

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How to Be a Philanthropist When Money is Tight

While contributing to a worthwhile cause is a common aspiration, actually doing so right now may feel unrealistic if you’re struggling with your own finances. According to an April 2023 Gallup study, 61% of U.S. adults said recent price increases have caused financial … read more

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Key HVAC Terminology You Need to Know

As fluctuating temperatures become the new seasonal norm, homeowners begin to seek optimal HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) performance. Many may be surprised to learn their HVAC system should be inspected yearly, as HVAC maintenance is a crucial to-do in order to … read more

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