Vegetable garden with banana trees in the background

A Globe-Trotter’s Garden

On a south-facing bluff in Indianola sits a botanical “salad bowl” known as Windcliff. A garden mixture of plants from around the world, it houses a diverse array of species. Plants from China and Vietnam are well represented but South African species especially … read more

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Is Your Dinner Contributing to Plastic Pollution in the Ocean?

Did you know that the choices your local grocery store makes can have a global impact on the environment? From the types and brands of seafood sold to the way foods are packaged and carried out of the store, oceans worldwide are affected … read more

Scrabble Party

Scrabble Party

From Thelma Higbee’s 1959 dictionary to CJ’s Evergreen General Store rhubarb strawberry pies — it was a wild Scrabble game. This isn’t my first rodeo, I mean Scrabble party. Over the years, I have had a few of the giddy, giggly get-together events. … read more

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How to Throw a Wine Party with Wow

Wine, food and music. These are the key elements of any great party and as the height of party season, you’ll want to get your party A game dialed in. First and foremost is wine. Select a few different bottles to complement the … read more

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6 Tips for Avoiding Charity Scams

Charitable giving is a significant part of many people’s lives and budgets, especially during the holiday season, and individuals are often eager to give back and lend a helping hand to those in need. Unfortunately, not every organization seeking a donation is exactly … read more

The Lively Olive Tasting Bar

Gifts for Foodies

As societal trends move away from accumulating dust catchers and personal possessions, gifts of experiences and consumables become more appreciated. Fall and winter also bring attention indoors to warm and cozy kitchens fragrant with aromas of good things to eat. Those who love … read more

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The "The Wizard of Oz" cast: Emily Fox as Dorothy, Matty McCaslin as Cowardly Lion, Shane Patrick Hoffmann as Scarecrow and Jon Payne as Hickory/Tinman (Photo courtesy Derek Villanueva)

Spend Your Holidays with the Wizard of Oz

In December 2018, Bainbridge Performing Arts takes you down the yellow brick road in a live-stage performance of beloved classic “The Wizard of Oz,” Dec. 7-22. It’s just like you’ve seen the story on the silver screen: Dorothy thinks she is lost forever … read more

Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide

Olalla’s Magical Strings Family Celebrates 40 Years of Celtic Yuletide Concerts

For many West Sound families, the holiday season officially begins with Magical Strings’ annual Celtic Yuletide concert. Magical Strings is an internationally known musical family centered on the Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer of Olalla residents Philip and Pam Boulding. During the holidays … read more

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