Tag: holidays


Hydrangea Wreath

How to Make Your Own Hydrangea Wreath

Hydrangeas are among the most popular shrubs in West Sound, and they make beautiful wreaths. Floral wreaths can cost as much as $50, but if you have your own hydrangeas, you can make a wreath for less than $6. Early fall is the … read more

Best Pumpkin for Carving

10 Tips for Picking the Best Pumpkin for Carving a Perfect Jack-o’-Lantern

Halloween Fun Fact: Ninety percent of parents admit to secretly snatching some candy from their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bags! Never carry your pumpkin by the stem. It’s part of the visual allure, and if the stem snaps, it can accelerate the pumpkin’s rotting. … read more


Rock the Dock

Stage Improvements, Bigger Acts Part of This Year’s Rock the Dock Concert Series

Now in its fourth year, the Rock the Dock concert series on the Louis Mentor Boardwalk at the Bremerton Marina kicks off with a bang on July 4. This summer’s entertainment line-up features 16 special performances over eight nights that encompass a wide … read more


Carrot Cake Swirled Cream Cheese Bars

Spring into Easter with Reinvented Family Recipes

Vegetable casseroles and carrot cake have been Easter menu mainstays for decades, but with the majority of millennials now hosting holiday family gatherings, retro dishes are getting a flavorful facelift with new ingredients and flavor twists. Chef Kevan Vetter of the McCormick Kitchens … read more


Easter Topiary

Weekend Craft Project: ‘Candy is Dandy’ Easter Topiary

Create a fun and festive Easter celebration your entire family can enjoy! This easy project adds a punch of color to your holiday dinner or dessert table. This fun craft also makes a great candy table centerpiece at birthday parties or weddings. Supplies: … read more


valentines roses and chocolates

Five Tips for Approaching Your New Love

There’s a sweet scent rolling across the fields. Can you sense it? Do you feel it? That’s the aroma of new love in the air. It’s a glorious feeling, isn’t it? There are secrets untold, mysteries yet to be discovered and new avenues … read more


Tree Recycling

Green Living: Don’t Trash Your Tree!

During the weeks after Thanksgiving, I saw numerous trees on top of cars and in pickup trucks — heading home for their two to four weeks of glory, decorated as the family or office Christmas tree. The sadder side of this story is … read more



Sparkling Celebrations: Get Crafty for 2016

Bring in the New Year with a little extra glam. These sequined 2016 numbers make a great centerpiece, mantel decoration or addition to your party decorations. Supplies: Papier-mâché 2016 numbers Silver spray paint Sequins in a variety of sizes and shapes Krazy Glue … read more

Personalize a gift box or choose one of Boehm's prepared boxes with the shop's most popular chocolates.

The Perfect Gift — Hand-Dipped Holiday Chocolate

Hand-dipped. Carefully crafted. Family recipes. Locally made. Quality ingredients. There is nothing like handmade chocolate. Who wouldn’t want to receive a beautiful box of chocolates as a holiday treat? Candy and chocolate have always been a part of holiday celebrations, and in the … read more

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