Tag: eco-friendly

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Flower Power in the Pollinator Victory Garden

Editor’s note: This excerpt is reprinted with permission from “The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening” by Kim Eierman, EcoBeneficial, published Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. 2020. Flowers are some of the most important food sources for pollinators, but … read more

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Orca Pod

Volunteers Wanted to Help Endangered Orcas and Salmon Recover

Kitsap County Parks, the Kitsap Conservation District and partner organizations will host eight COVID-safe events as part of Orca Recovery Day, aimed at improving conditions for critically endangered southern resident orca whales and their main food source, salmon. Volunteers are invited to participate in … read more

Movement in Time
Amy's One Painting

‘Movement in Time’

After a year of withdrawing and isolating, we emerge from our COVID-19 hibernation eagerly but hesitant, like a fish wanting to dart from the safe shadows to the fast flowing currents in the middle of the river. We are ready to rejoin the … read more

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Where to Take Household Hazardous Waste in Kitsap County

Before you dispose of your household hazardous waste, check your product labels. If a container has the words caution, warning, flammable, combustible, danger, toxic or poison and still has product inside, it doesn’t belong in the garbage, recycling or down a drain. But that … read more

Dana's Heating & Cooling
West Sound Business Spotlight

Dana’s Heating & Cooling Has a Solution for Everyone

Dana Pieze, owner of Dana’s Heating & Cooling Inc. in Bremerton, first spied his wife, Donna, riding a motorcycle in the early 1970s. “You didn’t see too many gals riding bikes back then,” recalls Pieze, with a bit of a chuckle. “I thought … read more

Brothers Kezek, 9; Maccabee, 5; Ryser, 7
Young Entrepreneurs

The Birdhouse Boys of Kitsap

Three young entrepreneurs — Kezek, age 9; Ryser, age 7; and Maccabee, age 5 — are brothers with a passion for animals and power tools. And with a little help from their mom, Keldy Spainhour, they create custom birdhouses out of reclaimed lumber. … read more

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Six Reasons to Consider Upgrading to Tankless Water Heaters

Homeowners are using spaces in different ways and relying on household appliances more frequently, and as a result they’re seeking smart upgrades that make life easier and more convenient. That’s why tankless water heaters are gaining popularity: These modern systems can make your … read more

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New Recycling Option: Contact Lenses

When it comes to recycling, you may not often think about something as small as your contact lenses. Did you know, though, that 45 million Americans who wear contact lenses flush anywhere between 1.8 and 3.36 billion lenses down the toilet or sink … read more

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How to Fight Climate Change from your Backyard

Your backyard or local park is home to ballgames and barbecues with family and friends. But did you know that it’s so much more? The trees, grass, plants and flowers in your yard, local parks and ballfields play an important role in fighting … read more

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