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Gifts for the Gardener

‘Tis the (shopping) season! And if you have a gardener on your shopping list for the holidays, you will have an easy time finding all sorts of wonderful presents. When the celebratory season is over and the chilly, damp reality of winter in … read more

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Roosting pockets provide some needed insulation for birds and are easy for them to enter and exit. (Photo courtesy Gardeners Supply Company)

Gift Ideas for Bird Watchers and Gardeners

Give a gift that provides beauty, entertainment and health benefits throughout the year. With the recent increase in people gardening and bird watching, what could be more perfect than a gift that supports both interests? Birds visiting feeders, munching on the coneflower seeds … read more

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Robin and Ann Weiss, Knowles Studio, are demonstrating their work during a previous year's Art in The Woods.

Art in the Woods Nov. 12-14 Opens 18 Artist Studios to the Public

Art in the Woods, a unique, self-guided art studio tour, is an annual event by the Cultural Arts Foundation NW that takes place on the second weekend of November. Scheduled for Nov. 12-14 this year, the tour will include 18 North Kitsap working … read more

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve done a little “scouting.” This page is a sampling of a few of the unique and special gift selections available right here in the West Sound. As The Content Scout’s CEO (Chief Exploration Officer), I find that one of my very favorite … read more

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vacation drive with family

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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