John and Sarah Steiner on their sailboat Carbon.

The Art of Woodworking: An Interview with Artist John Steiner

John Steiner and Harris/Zommers Interiors have worked together on client projects for about 40 years. Steiner is a renowned Bainbridge Island woodworker, known for his furniture, cabinetry and other custom work. Before going to measure an oiled-walnut bookcase system for a new client, … read more

The Seaside Garden of Dody Solaas

The Seaside Garden of Dody Solaas

If you were to drive west toward Hood Canal after passing the Hansville General Store on the right, you could easily miss a charmingly beautiful seaside garden on the Hansville shore. The cozy home and garden of Hugh and Dody Solaas is tucked … read more


Kitsap Great Give

Kitsap Great Give Aims to Raise $750,000 in 24 Hours for Kitsap Nonprofits

The Kitsap community “stunned” organizers of Kitsap Great Give last year, donating more than $500,000 in 24 hours to 200 local organizations. This year, the ante is up — the goal is to raise $750,000, some of which will be matched by sponsors. … read more

The Forever Home on Mason Lake
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The Forever Home on the Lake…

What do you do when you own a beautiful piece of waterfront property on Mason Lake, and you’re not sure what to do with it? You build your forever home on it, of course. Mason Lake is one of those special places that … read more

The Wine Cabinet

The Wine Cabinet — Origins of the Names of Wine

I have been curious about the origin of wines and their names since I began writing about wine in 1988, so I decided to start researching the information. Here is the first look, along with some tasting notes, so be prepared for more … read more


Plant Sales 2015

Take Advantage of Local Clubs’ Plant Sales

Garden sales are a great way to stock up on new plants while also supporting the local garden clubs and other nonprofits. Here’s the plant sales we have been notified about for this year: April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friends … read more

2015 Toyota Camry
2015 Toyota Camry

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It — Sort of…

When Akio Toyoda became president and CEO of Toyota, one of his very first public pronouncements was, “Toyota will build no more boring cars.” So far, he’s been a man of his word. The 2014 Avalon — the first built under his regime … read more

Color Trends 2015

Color Trends 2015

In addition to unveiling the color of the year, Benjamin Moore introduced Color Trends 2015, a curated palette of 23 colors consisting of beautiful green, blue, blush and berry shades that can transform a space. The bold, more saturated hues represent an evolution … read more

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