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Styrofoam Roundup

7 Reasons You Need to Recycle Your “Styrofoam” at STYRORoundup July 7

Expanded, or foamed, polystyrene (EPS), which people usually call Styrofoam, has long been on the radar of the environmentally conscious. Not only does this material take up a lot of space in the landfill, it’s also not biodegradable. And if you’re like many … read more

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Volunteering

Join in the Day of Caring This Friday

United Way of Kitsap County is rallying hundreds of volunteers to join the 25th Annual Day of Caring that takes place beginning at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 22. Check-in, which includes breakfast, a to-go lunch, T-shirt, water and other giveaways, will be at … read more

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Travel with Pets

5 Tips to Take Pets on Trips

If your next big excursion is on hold until you can make arrangements for your four-legged friend, a solution may be closer than you think. Pet-friendly accommodations can be easier to find than ever, making it possible to simply take your pet along … read more

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Staying Cool

Easy and Breezy: 6 tips for Controlling Summer Cooling Costs

As we gear up for sun, surf, barbecues and all the other fun activities that represent summer, many of us are also concerned with how to keep ourselves and our homes comfortably cool this season. Of course, there are also concerns about controlling … read more

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hummingbirds

How to Make Your Yard a Haven for Wildlife

Last month, my husband and I visited a small public garden in Southwest Washington called the Wildlife Botanical Gardens. The garden is a project of the NatureScaping organization, devoted to showing homeowners ways to attract birds and other wildlife to their yards by … read more

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jury duty scam warning

Beware of the Jury Duty Scam (Again!)

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Office of the Kitsap County Clerk, is warning county residents of an ongoing telephone scam that has resumed, once again, in the West Sound area. Both the clerk’s and sheriff’s offices have received information … read more

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TurfMutt

Tips for Creating a Pet-Friendly Family Yard for Summer Fun

People aren’t the only ones who love to spend time in the family yard during the summer months. For the family pet, the outdoor living room serves many purposes — providing a place to relax, burn off some energy, play safely with friends … read more

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The B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress and P-51 Mustang are among the aircraft that the Collings Foundation takes on tour. (Photo courtesy Collings Foundation)

Wings of Freedom Return to Bremerton National Airport with Rare Aircraft

The nonprofit Collings Foundation has the mission to preserve and exhibit rare historical artifacts and to organize “living history” events that educate Americans about their heritage through direct participation. One of its signature events is the “Wings of Freedom Tour” — and in … read more

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