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Styrofoam Roundup

7 Reasons You Need to Recycle Your “Styrofoam” at STYRORoundup July 7

Expanded, or foamed, polystyrene (EPS), which people usually call Styrofoam, has long been on the radar of the environmentally conscious. Not only does this material take up a lot of space in the landfill, it’s also not biodegradable. And if you’re like many … read more

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Volunteering

Join in the Day of Caring This Friday

United Way of Kitsap County is rallying hundreds of volunteers to join the 25th Annual Day of Caring that takes place beginning at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 22. Check-in, which includes breakfast, a to-go lunch, T-shirt, water and other giveaways, will be at … read more

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gifts

Gift Giving Ideas for Nursing Home Residents

Finding the right gift for anybody can be tricky business — but specially when searching for something special for a friend or family member who resides at a nursing home. Although your loved one’s limited personal space may appear to be a barrier … read more

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Kayaking

Finding Peace Paddling in the Rain on Liberty Bay

Have you heard the sound of raindrops on calm water? It has a soothing effect on the soul, and when you add the sound of kayak paddles gently dipping and purple martins twittering above, one gets a sense that all is right with … read more

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pet therapy

Dogs Are All Ears in New Pet Therapy Reading Program

When 3-year-old golden retriever Brody walks through the halls of Minter Creek Elementary School, there is no doubt that this four-legged friend is regarded as the school’s newest “star pupil.” His arrival is greeted by happy hugs and huge smiles from both students … read more

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Beer Fest

Kick Off Summer with Annual Beer Fest — and for a Good Cause

Want to try some of the best craft beer in the state, experience great local music and help a wonderful local nonprofit organization? You can accomplish all three when you attend the 7th Annual Gig Harbor Beer Festival on Saturday, May 19. Festival … read more

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(Photo courtesy David Cohen)

The Creative Spirit Thrives at BARN — Are You Missing Out?

My experience with Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) began in a tiny office behind a room full of looms on Rolling Bay. I met there with three or four other writers so we could critique each other’s drafts. Occasionally, we got a bit … read more

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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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