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Boand Arena

Public Invited to Ribbon Cutting Celebrating Fairground Arena Upgrades

Kitsap County Parks has completed upgrades to the equestrian arena at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds and invites the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon, July 30 at the north end of the fairgrounds (enter off Nels Nelson Road) during a break in … read more

First Place — Northwest Dinner

Creative Tablescape Competition Winners 2017

This year, WestSound Home & Garden magazine received an abundance of creative tablescapes. The choices were all wonderful — but our tablescape judges, Linna Lawrence and Tami Blacknall, made the difficult decisions! Thank you to all who took the time to submit their … read more

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Red-necked phalarope

Enjoying Birdwatching from Aboard the Local Ferries

A ferry ride is an inexpensive way to do some birdwatching on the water. You don’t pay for an expensive guided tour. You don’t need to own or care for your own boat. Birding surprises often occur on many of the available ferry … read more

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Spring Cleaning

The Great Debate: What Eco-Friendly, Chemical-Free Cleaning Products Should You Use?

Spring-cleaning is more than just a phrase; it is serious business for many people. After being cooped up in the house all winter with a growing to-do list — and, for some, a case of Seasonal Affective Disorder — it can be refreshing … read more

Inside the Pacific Planetarium

The Great American Eclipse

This is a banner year for rare, once-in-a-life-time astronomical events. In February, NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting their own sun, serious evidence that life may exist in outer space. Dec. 13 will bring the king of meteor displays — … read more

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Freshly dug and ready to be cleaned and dried

What To Do with Garlic you Planted Last Fall

If you planted garlic cloves as I suggested last fall, you will be rewarded with complete garlic heads this month. If you plant in the fall, June supplies tasty garlicscapes that should be cut off and can be used to flavor your oil … read more

Satin-etched glass cabinet doors by Element Design (Kitchen design by A Kitchen That Works, LLC)

Beauty in a Grain of Sand

Glass, glass everywhere. From simple drinking glasses to Chihuly chandeliers, the making of utilitarian as well as decorative objets d’art from glass dates back to the middle of third millennium B.C. in areas such as Syria, Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. The primary chemical … read more

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Wonderful Washington Cherries
In the Market Now

Wonderful Washington Cherries!

It’s cherry season in Washington, and this year’s crop is better than ever! Mother Nature provided a long, cool, wet spring with warm sunshine coming just at the right time to produce beautiful, shiny, plump and very juicy cherries. Bings and Rainiers are … read more

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