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Poulsbo-opoly

Play ‘Poulbo-opoly’ — Support Scholarships and Other Good Causes

There’s a new game in town. “Poulsbo-opoly” is in the house. Or rather, at Hill Moving & Storage, which graciously agreed to store 1,000 of these limited-edition games. Yes, it’s just like that game that we have all played before. But this time … read more

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Memory and Aging

Memory and Aging: Misconceptions and Realities

Must we resign ourselves to a poor memory as we age? Research emphatically says we do not. Actually, the opinion of many in the brain health field is that severe mental decline is usually caused by disease and most age-related loss related to … read more

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Simple Decorating: 50 Ways to Inspire Your Home

Inspire Your Rooms, Inspire Your Life

Editor’s note: This excerpt was adapted from “Simple Decorating: 50 Ways to Inspire Your Home” by Melissa Michaels. Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, Oregon. Used by permission. A home should be more than just something pretty to look at. Our homes should … read more

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Earth Day Awards

Kitsap County Commissioners, Public Works surprise winners of ‘Earth Day awards’

Kitsap County Public Works has presented the annual Earth Day awards since the early 1990s. The awards are presented to individuals, organizations, schools and businesses for their distinguishing environmental programs or projects. In the past, the recognition ceremony took place at the Board … read more

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Downsize Your Home
Downsizing, Part 1

Downsize Your Home — Upgrade Your Life!

Why downsize? Just look around your home or any other. Americans love stuff, and we consume more than people in any other country. We live in larger homes than any other country. We like having our things — they bring us comfort and … read more

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All sorts of materials were recycled to help retain the soil in the original terraced beds over two decades.

Terracing a Vegetable Garden

The first time we saw our property, we were not smitten. Most of the land sloped significantly and faced north. The house did not make us jump with excitement either, at first. As our choices were pretty limited, we took a second look, … read more

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Linda's Ruby Red Salad
In the Market Now

Beets, Cabbage and (Dried) Cherries! Oh MY!

Visiting a health minded friend in Arizona recently, we were served a most delicious, crunchy and satisfying salad that utilized market-fresh ingredients. My friend, Linda, lives in a community where everything is trucked in, and seasonal items are not the focus of her … read more

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Friends of Manchester Library Plant Sale

Friends of Manchester Library’s Plant Sale Helps Library Have a Home

Manchester Village is a hidden gem in Kitsap, on the waterfront of Puget Sound, and at its heart is the Manchester Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library. The relationship of this library to the community is unique. While the branch is staffed and … read more

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