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What Every Parent of Young Children Should Know about Plastics

Plastics is not a subject that most of us go to sleep obsessing over or wake up consumed by. But when you are writing a report for EARTHDAY.ORG titled “Babies vs. Plastics,” plastics literally become your life. Plastic is an omnipresent material in … read more

Josephine's Mercantile and Revival

Finding the Perfect Gift

Any fan of all things vintage and the...

Every holiday season, folks seeking one-of-a-kind vintage items line Bay Street in Port Orchard, waiting to explore the countless antiques ready for discovery inside Josephine’s Mercantile. This year, the shop is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with its 9th Annual Holiday Gala Nov. 9-12, … read more

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Recipe for Ornament Cookies

Cooking up a successful holiday gathering calls for everyone’s favorite recipes. From the centerpiece main dish to fresh salads and appetizers, roasted sides and baked sweets, you can take seasonal get-togethers up a notch by mixing traditional classics with newfound favorites. A decadent … read more

Dana's on Bainbridge

Dana’s on Bainbridge — A True Legacy

Dana’s on Bainbridge is a legacy and a fun store. The business has been around since 1977 and has been owned by three community-oriented people for 46 years, including current owner John Carson. He describes Dana’s as “what you would consider a traditional … read more

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7 Crucial Things to Do This Holiday Season to Stay Healthy

The holiday season is upon us, and while we may love the lights and fun feeling in the air, it can also be a time of the year that gets us in more ways than one. The holidays can make people feel stressed … read more

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Tips for Tackling Your Home Renovation Project

Taking on a home renovation of any kind can be a stressful process, but it can also be extremely satisfying to watch your plans and ideas come to life. Whether your ultimate goal is to make your home safer for your family or … read more

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Barb's Open Kitchen

Figgy Pudding

“Oh bring us some figgy pudding, and bring it right here!” Those familiar with the ancient traditional Christmas song, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” will recognize the second verse asking for figgy pudding. What is figgy pudding, and why is it included … read more

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This bamboo seed saver kit contains storage envelopes, glass vials and compartments to organize seeds and hold them in place. (Photo courtesy of Gardener's Supply Company/gardeners.com)

Ideas for Gifts with Multiple Functions and Styles

The holidays are quickly approaching and finding the perfect gift for those on your list can be challenging. With many people downsizing or striving for a minimalistic lifestyle, finding the perfect gift gets even more difficult. Gifting something that is unique, useful and … read more

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How to Winterize Your Landscaping Tools

Winter is just around the corner, and while most of us are busy preparing our homes and vehicles for the cold months ahead, it’s important not to forget about our trusty landscaping tools. These essential tools help us maintain our lawns throughout the … read more

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