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Manchester Library Plant Sale

Annual Plant Sale Helps Keep Roof over Manchester Library’s Home

As the cornerstone of a healthy community, libraries are more than books. No one understands this more than the Friends of the Manchester Library, whose commitment to the residents of Manchester has spanned more than four decades. The Annual Plant & Book Sale … read more

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Tulips

Enjoy the Year of the Tulip

Tulips are equated with spring, and every year between late March and mid May, millions of people flock to see acres of these iconic flowers in bloom during tulip festivals throughout Western Washington. This year, the National Garden Bureau named the tulip “perennial … read more

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refrigerator

How to Save Money by Reducing Food Waste

Editor’s note: These tips were contributed by the experts at Smarter. It happens in households across America on a daily basis. Someone opens the fridge, peers inside and declares there is absolutely nothing to eat. Then two days later a pile of rotten … read more

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Ocean5

Gig Harbor’s Newest Gathering Space Ocean5 Comes with New Restaurant

If you’ve always wanted more things to do for kids and kids at heart in Gig Harbor, your wish has come true. Gig Harbor’s newest venue, Ocean5, is a gathering space that includes a place to play laser tag and bowl, plus a … read more

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coffee with a cop

Enjoy ‘Coffee with A Cop’ in Kingston

Kitsap County Sheriff Gary Simpson, together with sheriff’s corrections officers and sheriff’s deputies, extends an invitation to the residents of Kingston and North Kitsap to join them for a community outreach and communications venture titled Coffee with A Cop. There are no agendas … read more

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lilacs

Some of the Best Flowers for Beautiful Vase Displays

Spring is undoubtedly my favorite time of year. Each spring, I especially look forward to cutting fresh flowers from my yard to arrange in a vase on my kitchen windowsill or dining room table. In some ways, the finished display is like a … read more

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Moving in.

7 Things to Inspect before Making an Offer on a House

House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you’re lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the “must have” boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love. Before making an … read more

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Green Home

Shades of Green you Might Not See

When remodeling or building, we often hear how prospective clients might want to incorporate “green” methods into their projects. They typically cite items like solar panels, low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) materials, ground-source heat, ICF foundations, on-demand water heaters and more. Many of these … read more

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