Organizing

Is There Such a Thing as Too Organized?

With downsizing, “finding joy” in your belongings, and the tiny-house phenomenon, organizing is on the front page of current trends. But how much is enough? And can there be too much? When beginning any organizing project, whether it be a whole house, top-to-bottom … read more

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Be a Hero for UNICEF this Halloween

Being a hero goes beyond dressing up in a costume this Halloween season. Children, families and schools across the country can channel their own superpowers to help deliver lifesaving supplies to children in need this October. One way to use your superpowers is … read more

(Photo courtesy Linda McWhirter)

Rockin’ Art

Linda McWhirter’s art rocks. Literally. McWhirter paints lovely images — some whimsical, some very detailed and realistic — on small, smooth stones she finds here and there. She’s been doing her little rock paintings since she retired from 20-plus years of teaching — … read more

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog More Active

Face it, getting enough exercise is tough for everyone, and it’s certainly true when it comes to our pets. The amount of exercise your dog may need varies, depending on the age, size and breed, but most dogs need more exercise than they’re … read more

French 75 Twist (Photo courtesy Jefte Sanchez)
The Sip

Wine Cocktail Recipes

I’m a wine lover at heart and love a good glass of whatever the weather, season, food and mood call for, but sometimes I like to mix things up (literally) with a cocktail. Here are some of my favorite cocktail recipes that really … read more

A Place Apart

A Place Apart — The Home and Garden of Rick Gudmunson and Judi Cleghorn

In 1975, an almost derelict cottage overlooking Case Inlet sat overgrown with blackberry brambles. The previous owner, who was Judi Cleghorn’s uncle, had died, and when the estate was settled, Cleghorn and her husband, Rick Gudmunson, made arrangements to buy the little house. … read more

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Chum salmon checking out the scene at Kitsap Salmon Tours (Photo by Cisco Valez)

The Salmon Are Coming! Come See Them at Kitsap Salmon Tours

It’s that time of year again — time to see Pacific salmon make their way home to the Kitsap streams, where their lives began. Not only does their migration offer a unique opportunity for people to observe this iconic species, but their journey … read more

Battle Point Park, Bainbridge

From Backyard Game to International Sport

Born on Bainbridge, pickleball is attracting fun-seekers and...

The fastest-growing sport in America was developed one rainy day on Bainbridge Island when some bored teens were sent outside to play on a badminton court with some paddles and a perforated ball. It was the genesis of pickleball. And since its simple … read more

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