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7 Things You May Not Know About Your Child’s Safety in Cars

Parents and caregivers want to keep kids safe in the car, but keeping up with the latest recommendations can be tricky, especially as the children grow and their needs change. It’s sometimes hard to know if you’re doing everything you can to keep … read more

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Melanie Dressel and Windy Bluff

An Incomparable Home For a Visionary Woman

Melanie Dressel was a banker and the CEO of Columbia Bank. She knew values. She knew the value of small towns like Colville, Washington, where she grew up; and the value of her husband, Bob, and their family. She knew the value of … read more

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Howe Farm

Howe Farm Park Community Event Focused on Stewardship

Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) is partnering with REI and Kitsap County Parks Department to connect people to the outdoors through a community stewardship event at Howe Farm Park in Port Orchard on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28. Volunteers will work together … read more

Trades in Motion Kitsap

Trades in Motion Program Benefits Kitsap-Area Youth

In one week, 24 students learned about the...

Disney & Associates, one of Kitsap County’s premier builders, and the Kitsap Building Association (KBA) recently joined forces for a new educational program designed to make high school students aware of the construction trades as a dedicated career path and an alternative to … read more

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identity theft

What You Should Know About Identity Theft

With so many major data breaches in the last few years, chances are there’s no one whose personal information hasn’t already been compromised. Every time your information is stolen, you are at risk of identify theft. But, according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure … read more

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Why Children Should Spend More Time with Their Grandparents

Play is important for everyone, no matter their age — and when grandparents, parents and children play together, that’s where the real benefits of unstructured fun are discovered. “Play time with adults of different ages is not just a chance for families to … read more

Il Lucano Ristorante Italiano

Il Lucano Ristorante Italiano

Farm-Style Cuisine from Southwestern Italy

The unmistakable, booming, Italian-accented, jovial voice of Michele “Mike” Simone leaves no doubt Il Lucano is Gig Harbor’s iconic Italian restaurant. Simone makes the rounds of tables, greeting customers, inquiring about the quality of food and thanking them for patronizing his business. “I … read more

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Prepare for a Natural Disaster and Protect your Possessions by Taking a Home Inventory

Nearly two-thirds of American homeowners are living without a critical safeguard. According to data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, just 34 percent of U.S. homeowners have taken a home inventory. That leaves 66 percent, or two-thirds, who lack this important protection. … read more

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