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Willow and Mabel Garden Co.

A Dream with Petals

When Carolyn Thompson worked in an office nearly a decade ago, doing data entry day after day was tedious. She yearned for something different — and found inspiration in a magazine article about two women who grew flowers in England. This inspired Thompson. … read more

Karen Sawyer, owner and operator, Pier Six Press

Pier Six Press — Creating a Community through Letterpress Cards

With the creation of new technology, many antique skills have disappeared. One of these is the art of letterpress. Karen Sawyer, the owner and operator of Pier Six Press, says that letterpress “is the old style of printing — that’s how all printing … read more

Kitsap Fresh

Kitsap Fresh: Keeping Food Local

Preserving farmland is an indispensable part of Erin Smith’s life. “I want to save farmland,” he shares. “I believe the best way to prevent farmland from turning into developments is to incentivize its use as farmland. In other words, make it easy to … read more

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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

Bob Rau

‘Playable Art’

The Verksted Gallery in Poulsbo is home to many talented artists, including Bob Rau. He creates what he calls “playable art.” That is, he builds musical instruments out of beautiful cigar boxes. This artistic craft bloomed during his retirement. He worked as an … read more

Agate Restaurant

The Art of Fine Dining at Agate Restaurant

At 3:45 p.m. on a weekday afternoon, Agate Restaurant is abuzz with staff preparing for the doors to open at 4:30 p.m. Napkins and silver are freshly rolled and carefully placed on each gleaming table, along with water glasses and candles. As the … read more

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Seabeck Builder Receives BIAW’s Excellence in Remodeling Award

From kitchens to bathrooms to entire homes, the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) recently celebrated its 2022 Excellence in Remodeling Awards at Skamania Lodge. Seabeck’s Candid Construction, LLC won the award for Bath $60,001 – $80,000 – Plain Jane Bathroom Transformed to … read more

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The HUB Shop

They were on the floor in an open cardboard box, conspicuously in plain sight at The HUB Shop thrift store in Belfair, located a block or so from the QFC grocery store. The thrift shop was packed that day but no takers, not … read more

Swift Plumbing

Swift Plumbing Grows Through Second Generation

Like a lot of his fellow tradesmen, Ty Swift is almost giddy about doing business in Kitsap and Jefferson counties. “It’s a good spot for business,” says the 46-year-old CEO of Swift Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Kingston. “There’s a lot of growth … read more

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