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Orchids

Keep Orchids Beautiful and Blooming

Lift your spirits, enliven your indoor décor or give the gift of beautiful blooming orchids. You’ll enjoy these exotic blossoms for months with just minimal care — once you know what to do. Start with a healthy flowering plant. The phalaenopsis or moth … read more

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Easy Pumpkin Carving

Traditional Pumpkin Carving Techniques

Editor’s note: Are you among the estimated 64 million Americans who will be carving a pumpkin this Halloween! This excerpt was adapted from the newly published book “Easy Pumpkin Carving: Spooktacular Patterns, Tips & Ideas” can help you make the best jack-o-lantern on … read more

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Trick-or-Treat

Trick-or-Treat for a New Kind of Thrill

For most kids, Halloween is all about costumes and candy, but it can also be a chance to demonstrate how helping others brings its own set of rewards. This October, children, families and schools across the country will join in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, … read more

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West Sound Quilters' Annual Quilt Show

West Sound Quilters’ Annual Quilt Show Brings Theme of ‘Tradition with a Twist’

West Sound Quilters’ annual show features around 300 quilts made by members, plus wearable art, vendors, demonstrations, quilt turning, a raffle quilt, a treasure chest, auction blocks, community quilts, a café and more. The show has the theme “Tradition with a Twist” this … read more

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Drafts and Drums

Sept 30. Festival Helps Fund New Program for Soldiers Returning from War

Leaders, veterans and family members behind the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation want to change the post-traumatic stress discussion to an effort focused on post-traumatic growth. The foundation is launching a new program that cultivates and facilitates post-traumatic growth in warriors coming home … read more

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"I Will Survive" — Bo Mellinge as Felicia, Matty McCaslin as Bernadette and Troy Wageman as Mitzi

Smash-Hit Musical Based on Smash-Hit Movie Comes to Bainbridge

Based on an Oscar-winning movie, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert — the Musical” is an iconic hit musical that has won various awards. The musical recounts the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends — Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio … read more

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Cheeseburgers

What’s Contributing More to Climate Change, SUVs or Our Dinner Plate?

It may surprise you to learn the global impact of the humble cheeseburger. The climate impact of food has not been discussed as much as driving or deforestation, but there is an increasing awareness of the role that our food plays in climate … read more

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Storm Season

12 Tips to Help Home and Business Owners Prepare Ahead of Storms and Floods

The preparations you make now, ahead of storms or floods, can help you recover faster and stay safe during cleanup. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers, reminds … read more

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