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Insulating work on The Little White Barn, a Company + Cottage project

Three Things You Need to Know Before Insulating Your Home

Whether you’re building a house, renovating an existing home or simply giving your insulation an upgrade, it’s essential to know what to expect. Here are the three most important things that you need to keep in mind before insulating your home: 1. What … read more

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Black-Eyed Pea, Corn and Rice Salad

Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

Adding more fruits and vegetables is one of the simplest ways to make at-home meals healthier for your family. Focusing your plate on more of the good stuff — vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, plant-based proteins, lean animal proteins and fish — … read more

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dementia care

Activities to Successfully Engage Persons with Dementia

According to a 2019 Alzheimer’s Association report, an estimated 5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. This sad and startling statistic means many of us know someone who has this terrible illness and are all too familiar with the devastating effects … read more

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B-25 Bomber

Wings of Freedom Tour Returns to Bremerton National Airport

The Port of Bremerton will host the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom tour from Monday, June 17, to Wednesday, June 19. These historic war planes will be returning to the Bremerton National Airport to give visitors the opportunity to explore, learn more about … read more

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Dining Out

6 Calorie Bombs to Avoid When Dining Out

There’s nothing better than a night on the town. But when you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle, restaurant menus aren’t always your friend. Here are six foods to avoid — some are sneaky, some are loaded with calories and … read more

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Assisted Living Retirement

The Evolution of Senior Care Includes More, Better Choices

Over the last several years, the design of new skilled nursing, assisted living and memory-care facilities has made a dramatic shift away from the traditional medical model to one highly focused on providing a comfortable home environment. The concept of the nursing home … read more

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Teen Jobs

Teach Kids Critical Skills While Saving Thousands on Home Maintenance

A recent report suggests that on average, homeowners spend $2,000 every year on home maintenance, including landscaping, housekeeping and plumbing services. Parents can save money, as well as teach responsibility and financial skills, by hiring their own child to do household tasks. Below are some tips … read more

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BSO

BPA Season Finale Brings Symphony Spectacular: Music for All at Bainbridge Performing Arts

From Leonard Bernstein to John Williams, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s invigorating season finale encompasses music from an array of artistic disciplines. Join Maestro Mario Alejandro Torres, the BSO and the incredibly talented violinist Emily Acri to celebrate the significance and vitality of music in … read more

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