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Gen Z Students

Six Basic Financial Tips for Gen Z

As more states nationwide adopt laws requiring high schools to offer personal finance classes, a new survey suggests that generation Z is on board with the trend. Seventy-six percent of recent high school graduates agree personal finance education should be required, according to … read more

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Pet Rescue

Emergency Preparedness Tips to Help Ensure Pet Safety

Preparing for an emergency can be a challenge. When it comes to managing pet safety during an emergency, the unpredictable can make the preparation process even more difficult. Regardless of a pet’s size or demeanor, a disaster can take a toll on a … read more

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plant

How to Incorporate Plants and Flowers into Your home decorating

Gardening is one of the most popular hobbies in countries all over the world and with good reason. It adds a little bit of beauty to the planet, it’s great exercise and it brings life into the world. However, if you’re spending more … read more

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retirement

What to Expect from Retirement Communities of Today

Retirement communities of today feature best-in-class contemporary architecture with open layouts, clean lines and modern finishes with all the amenities one could imagine. A common trend is taking cues from surrounding areas, whether it be beautiful, lush greenery or vast desert landscape, and … read more

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car seat safety

7 Things You May Not Know About Your Child’s Safety in Cars

Parents and caregivers want to keep kids safe in the car, but keeping up with the latest recommendations can be tricky, especially as the children grow and their needs change. It’s sometimes hard to know if you’re doing everything you can to keep … read more

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Howe Farm

Howe Farm Park Community Event Focused on Stewardship

Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) is partnering with REI and Kitsap County Parks Department to connect people to the outdoors through a community stewardship event at Howe Farm Park in Port Orchard on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28. Volunteers will work together … read more

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identity theft

What You Should Know About Identity Theft

With so many major data breaches in the last few years, chances are there’s no one whose personal information hasn’t already been compromised. Every time your information is stolen, you are at risk of identify theft. But, according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure … read more

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Why Children Should Spend More Time with Their Grandparents

Play is important for everyone, no matter their age — and when grandparents, parents and children play together, that’s where the real benefits of unstructured fun are discovered. “Play time with adults of different ages is not just a chance for families to … read more

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