Making Your Home Shine

Curb Appeal Tips for Making Your Home Shine

There are many things you can do to improve your homes curb appeal, ranging from doing simple things yourself to hiring a professional. Here is a quick rundown of great curb appeal enhancers that almost everyone can manage. Paint your entry door. Or, … read more


Mossy rose gall

Mossy Rose Gall — A Fascinating Pest

I love plants with interesting foliage, be it the striking color, shape or fragrance. Rosa glauca, with her lovely bluish foliage, captured me the first time I saw it. Its flowers and hips are a bonus, always appreciated for their color and delicate … read more

Seventies Coffee Cups

Seventies Coffee Cups

Dime a dozen, can’t throw them away fast enough — mid-century coffee cups sprout up faster than spring field daisies. Or so I thought. It is night and day. Seems like a month ago they flooded thrift stores, and antique shops wouldn’t waste … read more


Farmer's Market

Veggies, Flowers and Meats — Oh My! Downtown Gig Harbor Farmers Market Booms

Every Thursday afternoon, more than 40 farmers and food producers gather at Skansie Brothers Park on Gig Harbor’s picturesque waterfront in order to supply eager shoppers with organic and sustainably produced local fare. Organized as a collaborative effort between the city of Gig … read more

Bay Hay and Feed

It’s All About Community — Bay Hay and Feed

If you can’t find what you’re looking for at Bay Hay and Feed on Bainbridge Island, the chances are you don’t need it. And, after inquiring, if it’s not on hand, just ask — and it’s possible it will soon be carried in … read more


Deception Pass

How Long is Truly Our West Sound Coastline? It’s a Bit of a Paradox

The length of our coastline depends on the...

By simply using prominent points around the peninsula and measuring by the mile, the Coastal Zone Atlas of Washington (a product of the Washington State Department of Ecology) says the coastline of Kitsap County is 246 miles, Mason County’s 218 miles and Pierce … read more

Kelsey and Stacy Marshall, Bainbridge Island

Unsung Heroes — Kelsey and Stacy Marshall

Owners, Grounds for Change Coffee Roastery in Poulsbo

Since opening their business, Grounds for Change, 12 years ago, Stacy and Kelsey Marshall have been an example of not only building a sustainable company but also of giving back to their local and global community. Grounds for Change joined 1% for the … read more

Chef Mike Holbein (left) and Chef Tom Humbock in the heat of Battle Lamb at Gig Harbor’s Fight Night.

‘Chef Fight Night’ a Treat for Foodies

Fight Night is to a foodie what a...

Are your ready for a fight? Gig Harbor’s NetShed No. 9 has found a wildly successful formula with its organically grown Chef Fight Night (think “Top Chef” or “Chopped”), all while finding a way to utilize its beautiful waterfront facility in the evening … read more

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