Tag: history

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Jim Barnes' grandfather, Charles Goranflo, sits proudly on one of his agency'e Oldsmobiles. (Photo courtesy Barnes family)

Olds — the True Inventor of the Stationary Assembly Line

The beef I have with modern history is that as time marches on, it tends to be either watered down or rearranged to suit some purpose. Take, for example, the legend of Henry Ford. Madison Avenue would have you believing that he invented … read more

Arnold's Home Furnishings
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Rising from the Ashes

Even a devastating fire can't destroy the success...

In the wee hours of a summer morning in 2009, three teenagers broke into Arnold’s Home Furnishings on Kitsap Way in Bremerton and set the landmark store ablaze. The devastating fire dashed the dreams of Betty Arnold, who started the store with her … read more

Bainbridge Organic Distillers
The Sip

World’s Best Organic Spirits in Our Own Backyard

Twelve years ago, Keith Barnes, whiskey lover and full-time creative director for his own spirit marketing company, sought out to make world-class whiskey. His personal whiskey collection contains over 1,700 bottles from around the world, but he wanted to see if he could … read more

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Tom Stockley

New Book Shares Recipes and Journal Pages of Renowned Bremertonian Tom Stockley

Bremerton native Tom Stockley, a longtime wine columnist at The Seattle Times, had a passion for food and wine. He captured that passion, along with the culinary lifestyle and travels he shared with his wife, Peggy, in a cookbook journal. The late couple’s … read more

The Essence of Home

The Essence of Home

Current times may not be normal but all hearts will still come home for the holidays. Reimagining holidays leads to thoughts about what a home is. The word itself triggers longings from a primal place where you intuitively know home is the heart … read more

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A Ryan M-1 NC2073 preserved airworthy in Pacific Air Transport markings at the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum, Creve Coeur airport, Missouri. (Photo courtesy RuthAS, via Wikimedia)

How United Airlines Took Off from Gorst

Did you know that United Airlines took off from Gorst? Sounds a bit far-fetched; however, there just may be a bit of truth tucked away in there somewhere. Let’s go back and see if we can connect the dots. The story begins as … read more

Ciscoe Morris

Love the Tweedle out of ‘Oh, La La!’

Garden books are often dry and read more like an encyclopedia. Yet not so with Ciscoe Morris’ book, “Oh, La La!: Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom.” Well known for the tales he peppers into his garden talks, Morris has a talent … read more

The White House

An Evening Fit for a President

Not one of our nation's chief executives has...

Americans vote on Nov. 3 for the president of the United States — the 59th presidential election since George Washington was elected in 1788. Celebrate this quadrennial occasion by hosting a dinner party fit for a president, featuring food, libations and pastimes enjoyed … read more

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old gas station

Filler Up: The Fascinating History of Gas Pumps

Unless you are one of those folks gliding around it an electric vehicle, you will be making a stop at a gas station of your choice any number of times in a month. It has become a part of everyone’s routine and those machines … read more

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