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(Photo courtesy PNW Smoke Cooperators)

Fire Smoke Stretches Across the Northwest — How to Stay Safe

Just as we thought the haze and smoke in the air was due to clear out last week, a fresh wave enveloped us this week. It’s not just a problem in the Puget Sound region — the entire Pacific Northwest and much of … read more

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anti-bullying

Cabaret to Raise Funds for Antibullying Resources

Join Michelle Abad and a bevy of stars from the BPA stage for a one-night-only cabaret to raise funds for antibullying resources in Kitsap County. As reported by the Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County, “bullying is a widespread, serious problem that can … read more

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School Shoe Shopping

Back-to-School Shoe Shopping: Finding the Right Fit

As you’re counting down the last days of summer, you’re checking off to-do lists to make sure everyone is ready to head back to school. While binders, calculators and combination locks may be required, new shoes are almost always at the top of … read more

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pirate booty

Lads and Lassies Asked to Give their Treasures to Benefit Communities In Schools of Peninsula

Communities In Schools of Peninsula will host its 2018 Jack Sparrow’s Birthday Bash Benefit 5:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, to raise funds for empowering students to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. The annual fundraising event has continued to grow in … read more

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automotive care

DIY Car Care Everyone Can Do

While taking your car to an auto service professional is a great way to ensure its performance, there are few simple vehicle checks that you can easily learn and do yourself to save a little money and help keep their vehicles running efficiently … read more

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back to school girl

The Proactive Parent’s Checklist for Back-to-School Success

A new school year is quickly approaching, and while you probably have supply lists and bus schedules in hand, there are a few other things parents should tackle to get a head start on the back-to-school season. Prepare kids for the best school … read more

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vaccines

CDC’s Guide on How to Navigate Vaccinations for Everyone in the Family

Today’s technology provides so much information that learning the essentials about an important topic like vaccination can be overwhelming. Vaccines play an important role in keeping you and your family members healthy, and when you make sure everyone receives the recommended vaccines at … read more

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Uncluttered Livingroom

Decluttering May Have Health Benefits — Here Are Some Tips

Getting your house in order can be a struggle, especially as we age. Sorting through decades of belongings is often emotional and stressful, as questions and decisions pile up: Is this jewelry valuable? What should I do with all these tools I no … read more

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