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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

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Don't Be Scammed

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

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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

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Safe Holiday

12 Holiday Safety Tips for a No-Worries Noel

The fun, festive activities during the holiday season make it a favorite time of year for many people. At the risk of sounding like a Grinch, though, all that festivity can lead to unintentional safety hazards. For example, some 30 percent of all … read more

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Frozen Pipes

Tips for Keeping Your Pipes Safe this Winter

Burst water pipes due to freezing can leave you, your family and your home in a state of crisis. When water freezes in your pipes, they expand, and that expansion can cause a rupture. Typically, the rupture doesn’t occur at the point in … read more

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Cranberry-Beet Bundt Cake with Orange-Walnut Glaze

Savor the Season with Comfort Foods

Few things go together quite like the holidays and comforting seasonal recipes. When time is short during the season’s hustle and bustle but you’re craving a savory meal, reach for an ingredient like READ German Potato Salad, which can be the shortcut you … read more

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Grow herbs or other leafy greens indoors under a Growbar LED light fixture or near a sunny window.

Plants for Every Room of Your Home

Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being, and the outcome is always good — added beauty or tasty nutritional food. But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have … read more

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Simple Sides for Holiday Entertaining

Like many hosts, you are likely searching for perfection in your holiday get-togethers. With an ever-expanding guest list, each year may seem more and more difficult to pull off the perfect gathering. Make things easier and still delicious by serving ready-to-eat options like … read more

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