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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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Builder/Designer Spotlight — Joe Gates Construction
Builder/Designer Spotlight

Joe Gates Construction — Remodelers with a flair for making the impossible, probable!

For more than a decade, WestSound Home & Garden has been featuring some of the best local home and garden professionals who can help your dream project — or just take some maintenance to-do work off your hands. Now, we’re adding one more … read more

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Nursing Home Visits

How to Make Your Nursing Home Visit Successful

Many people avoid visiting loved ones who reside at a nursing home. However, studies show that visits with elderly people help them stave off depression and cognitive decline and even infections and mortality. Despite these clear benefits, family members frequently confess that they … read more

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Port Gamble General Store and Cafe

17 of West Sound’s Best Coffee Shops

If you love going out for coffee at a place where you can unwind, study or enjoy some music, you are sure to find it in West Sound. When I want to go to a coffee shop that has ambiance, sit on comfy … read more

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Doug Woodside, builder of the Big Chairs of Kingston

New ‘Big Chairs’ Pop Up Around Kingston

“It makes me feel like a child again!” Susan Rodgers smiles as she talks about sitting in one of the big Adirondack chairs that seem to be multiplying around Kingston. You can’t miss the “Big Chairs” if you walk off the ferry or … read more

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Wesley Schulz

Copland’s Opera, Relevant to Today’s World, Ends BSO Season

A common but lamentable occurrence in classical music is the disappearance or mishandling of certain composers and works. For example, Johann Sebastian Bach’s music was not in circulation at his death in 1750, and his local legacy was headed toward obscurity. It was … read more

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Madrone Lane (Photo courtesy Bainbridge Island Paint Out)

Paint Out Poulsbo and Bainbridge: Watching Plein Air Artists at Work

French painter Claude Monet was an accomplished early proponent. So was his compatriot August Renoir. Because French Impressionist painters were the ones who took the act of painting out of stuffy French drawing rooms and studios and into the great outdoors, the art … read more

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Friends of Manchester Library Plant Sale

Friends of Manchester Library’s Plant Sale Helps Library Have a Home

Manchester Village is a hidden gem in Kitsap, on the waterfront of Puget Sound, and at its heart is the Manchester Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library. The relationship of this library to the community is unique. While the branch is staffed and … read more

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