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Gates-Paauw

The Past Meets the New

Jack Paauw and Susan Gates transformed their 1938...

After living on Mercer Island for 35 years, Jack Paauw and Susan Gates were ready to make a move. For a few years, Paauw had been commuting to a Kitsap-based job on the fast ferry, so he couldn’t wait for a shorter commute. … read more

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enjoying wines

The Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island Expands to Greater Kitsap, Rebrands

The Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island, a longstanding organization representing the vibrant wineries of Bainbridge Island, is expanding significantly. For over 12 years, the alliance has been dedicated to promoting and supporting the six wineries nestled on Bainbridge Island. Now, the organization is … read more

Candy Gratton Gardens

The Abundant Gardens of Candy Gratton

Candy Gratton began gardening at the tender age of 5 when she and her parents lived with her grandparents for a time in California. Her grandfather’s garden had been featured in Sunset magazine. Wanting to instill a love of gardening in her too, … read more

The Fairmount Empress hotel
Travel

The Short and Winding Road to Victoria, British Columbia

Interesting, long-weekend retreats from Kitsap

As the Black Ball Ferry “Coho” enters Victoria Harbor following its 90-minute crossing of the Salish Sea from Port Angeles, the stately Fairmount Empress hotel — Victoria’s centerpiece — comes into view. The scene is a bit “Oz” in nature: The stunning building … read more

Bareroot Planting
Teri's Tips

Spring Is Here!

March is my favorite month for planting bareroot trees, shrubs, roses and herbaceous edibles. By planting bareroot, you’ll save money. Here are some plant suggestions: Tree types: Flowering • Fruit • Shade Shrubs: Lilacs • Flowering currants • Dogwoods • Bridal spirea • … read more

Master Gardener Linda Broun

A Master Gardener’s Paradise for a Smaller Lot

Sometimes moving into a planned community poses challenges for a gardener. There are homeowner association (HOA) rules, smaller lots and restrictions for fences, and if the lot happens to be on a golf course, that just adds to the puzzle. Master Gardener Linda … read more

A black oystercatcher walks along the beach at Fort Flagler State Park near Port Townsend.

This Poorly Named Shorebird is an Attention Catcher

Birds are amazing creatures with a variety of adaptations. A hummingbird is quite different from an ostrich and a kiwi has little in common with a swan. While some species may seem drab and uninteresting, others are a collection of unique features that … read more

A Boat as a Muse
Local Artists

A Boat as a Muse

Close your eyes. Think of rowing, alone, across the Tacoma Narrows, maybe to Vashon, maybe to Commencement Bay. The currents are strong, wind fierce and, well, it is midwinter and sleeting. This was life before the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Yes, there were the … read more

Seabrook

Seabrook — A Bucolic Destination on the Washington Coast

After the three-hour drive from Kingston through vast differences in topography and aged towns, Seabrook almost jolts you awake, exuding charm, fresh ocean air and a pretty, decidedly Nantucket look. The first exploration downtown uncovers immaculate streets, cute stores and smiles. As you … read more

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