Tag: Christmas

Decking the Halls

Decking the Halls

Christmas starts in October at Ann Ryan’s home on Oyster Bay. That’s when she hauls out the boxes and boxes of holiday decorations she’s collected over the years and starts decking the halls of the 100-year-old home. Ryan’s collection includes Christmas-themed paintings, dozens … read more

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A Visit with Santa

Yes, there is a Santa Claus. He lives on the Key Peninsula when he is not at the North Pole tending his reindeer or supervising the elves in the toy shop. His “Ho! Ho! Ho!” is most convincing, and he has a bag … read more

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Christmas Distancing

Five Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Family while Social Distancing

Although heading into the holidays looks a bit different this year, that doesn’t mean those who are staying home have to miss out on all of the spirited activities and quality time that we look forward to all year. There are many ways … read more

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Christmas brownies

Savor Holiday Fun with Seasonal Sweets

Festive fun and baking holiday treats go hand-in-hand, and these Christmas Tree Cheesecake Brownies provide a perfect way to enjoy a holiday tradition in the kitchen with loved ones. Decorate your own version using green and white frosting, sprinkles of your choice and … read more

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Christmas Stairs

Tips for Decorating Interior Stairways for the Holidays

Greenery? Stockings? Lights? Decorating interior stairways can take many forms. This holiday season, as people are quarantined indoors, they can expand decorations beyond the tree and mantel to include unique stairway accents. L.J. Smith Stair Systems, experts in manufacturing stair parts for more … read more

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Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

Three Delectable Desserts for Holiday Celebrations

Whether you’re a chocolate lover or prefer traditional seasonal flavors like peppermint and gingerbread, these tasty, dairy-inspired treats from Milk Means More provide heartwarming ways to tingle your taste buds while bringing everyone together. Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding provides a sweet, fruity, hearty … read more

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How to Help Families Struggling this Christmas Due to COVID-19

Nearly half of low-income Americans reported that they or someone in their household experienced some type of income loss during the pandemic, according to information published by Pew Research Center. Because more people are facing hardship this year due to the impacts of … read more

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Christmas Presents for Caregivers

Christmas Presents for Caregivers to Give to Themselves

Holidays are stressful for everyone, but even more so for those who are caregivers to loved ones. Peter Rosenberger, author of “Hope for the Caregiver,” offers these great tips for caregivers to give to themselves for this holiday season and time of visiting … read more

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Recycle Christmas Wrapping

How and Where to Recycle Your Holiday Waste

The holidays bring in records amount of waste and recycling. Use this guide provide by Kitsap County on what, where, and when to recycle. And remember, many holiday waste items belong in the trash instead of the recycling — download and print our … read more

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