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Typewriter Museum

‘Typewriter Fever’ Sweeps Bremerton

Ever wonder why some things that history leaves behind — like telephones, record players, 1969 Plymouth Barracudas — find new lives in today’s world? Perhaps they remind us of simpler times. Yep, those were the days. When we tap into memories — when … read more

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The Gift of Gathering

How to Plan a Tablescape for Your Party or Gathering

Editor’s note: This excerpt is adapted from “The Gift of Gathering: Beautiful Tablescapes to Welcome & Celebrate Your Friends and Family” by Bre Doucette, published by Harvest House Publishers. Reprinted with permission. Your table is your foundation. Whether it’s a picnic table, a … read more

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dust

Spring Cleaning for Spring Allergies

As days grow longer and new blooms appear, it can only mean one thing: Spring is here and with it comes the task of spring cleaning. For people with allergies, spring cleaning does more than spruce up a home. When done correctly, it … read more

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soundproof windows

The Countertrend of Replacing Replacement Windows

For homeowners, the trend is to replace old windows with new, modern, dual-pane, wood or vinyl frame, replacement windows. However, what is trendy isn’t always best for you. Replacement windows are fine if a new look and some energy savings are the goal, … read more

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container gardening

Get Maximum Yield from Minimal Garden Space

Growing on a deck or balcony is a great way to bring the garden to your backdoor. You can attract butterflies and hummingbirds into easy view and grow edibles within close reach when cooking. For some, it may be the only available space … read more

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retirement

Life in Today’s Senior Living Community

The model of senior living has changed immensely in recent years from focusing on providing health services and assistance for those of advanced age and increased infirmity, to one that recognizes the desire and ability to maintain vitality at every age. While health … read more

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Lavender Sweet Romance by Proven Winners

Make 2020 Your ‘Year of the Lavender’

The “lavender lifestyle” is real. Everywhere you look, people are incorporating this multifaceted plant into their daily lives: It’s seen in gardens, as well as in kitchens and décor. It’s even a special part of health and wellness routines. The texture, scent, attractiveness … read more

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salmon

How Food Affects the Way We Feel

The pressure is on, deadlines are looming, and stress levels are nearly maxed out. Cue the pizza order, drive-through stop or late-night run for ice cream. We’ve likely all been there. Whether it’s work stress, school assignments or a meeting gone horribly wrong, … read more

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Art of Science

‘Art of Science’ Combines Observational Drawing, Education

If you have not already joined one of WSU Kitsap Extension’s “Art of Science “events, you will want to put it on your list of things to do in Kitsap County. Events combine hands-on art workshops with opportunities to learn about local environmental … read more

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