Keeping it Coastal

Keeping it Coastal

Love, locale and living space: A Bainbridge couple...

On the cover of Craig and Jen Dolezal’s wedding book is a quote by novelist Ivan Doig: “Life is wide. There’s room to take a new run at it.” These words to live by have layers of meaning for the couple, who came … read more

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Trees

9 Reasons to Plant a Tree this Spring

Did you know that planting a tree is one of the easiest and most powerful things you can do to have a positive impact on the environment? Trees clean the air, prevent rainwater runoff, help you save energy and even combat global warming. … read more

Multigenerational Housing
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Multigenerational Housing

Changing the Way We Grow Old and Young

Gig Harbor resident Dawnita Parkinson, a former Russian linguist and captain in the U.S. Air Force who is currently a stay-at-home mom, said she usually gets two reactions when people hear that her father-in-law lives with her. “They either say, ‘Oh my gosh, … read more

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Manchester Library Plant Sale

Annual Plant Sale Helps Keep Roof over Manchester Library’s Home

As the cornerstone of a healthy community, libraries are more than books. No one understands this more than the Friends of the Manchester Library, whose commitment to the residents of Manchester has spanned more than four decades. The Annual Plant & Book Sale … read more

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Tulips

Enjoy the Year of the Tulip

Tulips are equated with spring, and every year between late March and mid May, millions of people flock to see acres of these iconic flowers in bloom during tulip festivals throughout Western Washington. This year, the National Garden Bureau named the tulip “perennial … read more

A Simple Farmhouse

A Simple Farmhouse

Simplicity has a timeless allure. Perhaps farmhouses derive their popularity from that simplicity that piques memories of a simpler time and place called home. But as Chris and Julie Anne Madson discovered, simplicity takes a serious commitment. They made choices, sat with them … read more

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refrigerator

How to Save Money by Reducing Food Waste

Editor’s note: These tips were contributed by the experts at Smarter. It happens in households across America on a daily basis. Someone opens the fridge, peers inside and declares there is absolutely nothing to eat. Then two days later a pile of rotten … read more

Internationally Known Sculptor Mardie Rees

Internationally Known Sculptor Mardie Rees

Enter the brightly lit studio of Gig Harbor artist Mardie Rees and you might find her working on a larger-than-life sculpture honoring the founder of a Canadian school, a World War II memorial to U. S. Marine Raiders or some other high-profile commission. … read more

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