Tag: holidays


Table-Setting Tips

Table-Setting Tips for Your Next Party

Holidays can be stressful especially if you’re hosting a party. If you’re planning on entertaining this season, take a few tips from Rosemarie Burns and Linda Reed, authors of “Which Fork Do I Use? Confident and Comfortable Dining.” Here’s some of their advice … read more


Turkey Meatballs

A Non-Traditional Twist on Turkey

Although much is made about the traditional family gatherings that abound this time of year, some of your most anticipated events of the season may actually revolve around your closest friends. With everyone contributing a dish, friend-focused potluck celebrations are the perfect time … read more



Creative Projects for the Season

A holiday-ready home is filled with small touches that celebrate the season. Extend a warm greeting to your guests with a faux fur wreath that dresses up the front door, such as this design from the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. … read more


Harvest time at Creek House Farm

Pumpkins and Squash: Beyond the Jack-o-lantern!

Cooler temperatures and shorter days evoke the primal instinct in us to walk along leaf-strewn pathways, set in stores for the winter, and look forward to warming soups and luscious baked goods from our ovens. Perhaps no other foodstuff is better suited to … read more


Old Mill Days

Celebrate Tradition at Old Mill Days Americana Festival

The Old Mill Days Americana festival will return for its 10th year to the picturesque town of Port Gamble on July 3-5. The weekend will offer a new entertaining lumberjack show, chainsaw carving competitions, ice sculptures, entertainment, live music, carnival rides, and food … read more


Old Time Fourth of July in Kingston

A Real, Old Time Fourth of July in Kingston

For years on the Fourth of July, people have lined Main Street in Kingston with lawn chairs and blankets, and kids have waited with bags ready for the candy to rain down. Even the Kingston ferry pauses out of respect. People who want … read more


Pork and watermelon kabobs

Celebrate Dad with Grilling and Golf

This year for Father’s Day, skip the tacky tie and give dad something he truly wants — quality time with the kids who gave him such an honorable title. Plan an intimate family gathering with all his favorite foods and a few special … read more


Grilled Steak Recipe

Food and Wine Pairing Tips for Your Memorial Day Party

Memorial Day heralds the start of grilling season. Perfect your fireside techniques and enhance outdoor dining by learning how to pair wine with grilled dishes. “The right wine makes every meal better, especially with meals cooked on the grill,” says Michael Trujillo, president … read more

New Nutcrackers From Old

New Nutcrackers From Old

Local artist Linna Lawrence gets neglected dolls cracking

The lights dim. The curtains part. The music soars and the performers take the stage for the Nutcracker ballet. But wait, what’s this? Where are the ballerinas? Where are the tutus? The stage is full of — well — nutcrackers. Ever wonder what … read more

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