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Five Trends Driving New Vehicle Purchases

Buying or leasing a new vehicle involves plenty of planning and consideration. You think about what features you’d like to add, like self-parking technology or heated seats. And you ask how your needs might be changing, which could mean moving from a compact … read more

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Wild Society — a Full-Service Hair and Clothing Boutique

Hair Salon Meets Clothing Boutique in Poulsbo Village

It was an unexpected Content Scout find located in Poulsbo Village, the strip mall that once hosted Albertsons and now seems to be making a resurgence. I was fortunate enough to walk into not only a full-service hair salon but a secret spot … read more

Arnold's Home Furnishings
Design|Build 2021B

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

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How to Recognize Ripe Fruits

Keeping fresh fruit around the house provides a healthier alternative when your sweet tooth comes calling. Understanding how and when to buy at the peak of ripeness (or just before, in some cases) can help you avoid food waste while keeping your doctor … read more

Bainbridge Island store
Design|Build 2021A

Small Business Series — Peninsula Paint Centers

A Paint Store for Any Job

To contractors, interior designers and homeowners, Ray and Diane Donahue could easily be called the king and queen of paint. The West Sound couple, who call Kingston home, own five paint stores, from Gig Harbor to Bainbridge Island, under the moniker of Peninsula … read more

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How to Build (or Rebuild) Your Emergency Savings

The new year provides an opportunity to reevaluate different aspects of your life, and that includes your budget and savings habits. Planning for emergencies by building  or rebuilding a savings account to withstand the unforeseen can increase confidence in your overall financial health … read more

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Downtown Poulsbo — The Norway of the Pacific Northwest

Norwegian fishermen sailed into Liberty Bay in the late 1800s and began the creation of the city of Poulsbo, which some still call “the Norway of the Pacific Northwest.” Incorporated in 1907, Poulsbo is now a city of 10,000 residents and has one … read more

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Why Food Prices Are Rising and How to Save a Little Money

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected food prices more than nearly any other part of the household budget. In April, the Food-at-Home Consumer Price Index increased 2.7 percent, which was the largest monthly jump since 1974. From June 2019 to June 2020, food prices … read more

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How to Buy a Car Virtually

Online car buying has become more popular in recent years, and it may be even more popular right now. Instead of having to go out to visit dealer lots, many car shoppers find it’s easy to look at inventory, set up test drives, … read more

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