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Designer Vanity

Go Upscale with a Designer Vanity

How much thought do you give to your bathroom vanity? If you’re like most of us, then the answer is, almost none at all. As long as it’s large enough to hold all your sundry items, you’re good to go, right? I’m here … read more

The Sip
The Sip

Wow your Party Guests with these 4 Easy Food and Wine Pairing Tips

Pairing wine with food is one of the joys in life. I love cooking a good meal and picking a delicious wine to go with it. With holiday parties and family gatherings in full swing, impress your guests with a delicious meal and … read more

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Retirement

How to Have ‘The Talk’ with Your Adult Children

Seniors have ample options when it comes to retirement and embarking on their next life journey. Many adults do not want to burden their children with talk about retirement, but are also concerned about the financial tolls retirement may take. Many adults are … read more

Garden to Glass

From Garden to Glass — and a Spoonful of Sugar

Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. So goes the famous song, “A Spoonful of Sugar,” sung by Julie Andrews in the classic Disney movie “Mary Poppins.” Not intended to be about liqueur; however, the song hints to why liqueur … read more

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Neckties with an Attitude

Who said ties have to be boring? Bremerton-based PKo Designs certainly doesn’t think so. This three-year-old company is comprised of artists — and it shows. The company’s focus is on producing new, original, hand-painted neckties in a broad range of designs, motifs, patters … read more

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Fair Trade for the Holidays

Buying Fair Trade for the Holidays

So you want to buy ethically this holiday season, but you’re not sure how? Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church has you covered. On Nov. 18 and 19, the Gig Harbor church is hosting its annual Festival of Hope, a community-wide event dedicated to selling … read more

La Fermata

La Fermata — A Steady Presence in the Local Food Scene

Before Bremerton’s La Fermata Restaurant opens for business in the late afternoon, locals out walking their dogs or going for a run pause to wave through the windows at owner Sam Schicker, as she goes about her front-of-the house preparations. Schicker seems to … read more

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Sweet potato fries
In the Market Now

Sweet Potatoes

Is it a sweet potato or a yam? Much confusion abounds as to whether they are the same thing or not, and what, if anything, is the difference. Unless you visit an ethnic-foods market that imports vegetables from Africa, it is doubtful that … read more

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