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How an Ounce of Prevention Can Save Your Life

The rising health risks associated with our overplanned, busy lifestyles have become common knowledge in the popular press over the last 10 years. It is well advertised that Americans are more overweight than other developed countries, with 39.8 percent of adults categorized as … read more

A male bushtit carries lichen for nesting material by Long Lake near Port Orchard.

The Pint-Sized Powerhouse of Structural Engineering

Small songbirds are easy to overlook. Most people will notice a bald eagle on a pole but will miss a little gray bird in a nearby shrub. In the world of birds, the largest ones will always make a lasting impression. Someone seeing … read more

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Gardening Books to Read This Spring

Now that spring is officially here and all the bulbs, annuals and shrubs are planted, perhaps there is time to breathe a little between pulling weeds and watering to do some garden reading. With the Pacific Northwest being a gardener’s paradise, expertise abounds, … read more

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Ideas for Simple Holiday Hams

Whether you’re new to hosting or simply looking for ideas to make Easter entertaining easier than ever, there are plenty of ways to save time and stress in the kitchen. Go with what you know. Trying out new recipes is fun, but it … read more

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A Walk Down Primula Lane

“Down by the banks of the sweet prim-e-roses, there I beheld a most lovely fair.” ~ Author unknown What is a primrose? Shakespeare would say in Romeo and Juliet, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Primulas are not roses, … read more

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How to Get Your Lawn Ready for Your Easter Egg Hunt

Easter morning will be here before we know it. Families will be in their yards and seeking perfect Easter photo opportunities. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has some tips on how to make sure you have an enjoyable and safe hunt. “You … read more

Gardening Made Easy for Boomers

Gardening Made Easy for Boomers

As you get older, don’t let your interest...

You’re a baby boomer. Your green thumb, and your knees and back, seem to bend with more effort. (Was 1968 really 50 years ago?) Don’t let your interest in gardening wane — gardening is important to physical and mental wellbeing as you get … read more

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Downsizing in the Digital Age

Downsizing. Does the mere mention instill fear in your heart? It seems that the pace of life has become so frenetic that there simply isn’t time to consider, let alone implement, the process of eliminating your treasured possessions. The days of preparing for … read more

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