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bee

How to Attract Pollinators with Container Planters

Container planters can help you play a part in attracting pollinators, even if you don’t have a yard. In the United States, one-third of all agricultural output depends on pollinators — we need pollinators and pollinators need us. Help the pollinators do their … read more

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Pressing Marine Greens

The Art of Science — Pressing Marine Greens

The pairing of seaweed science and art may sound like an unlikely combination, but on May 28, 30 event-goers got a taste of the fun at a seaweed pressing workshop in Bremerton. WSU Kitsap Extension, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the SEA … read more

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Patriotic Fruit Salad

4 Refreshing, Patriotic-Themed Watermelon Treats

There’s no time like a hot summer picnic to let your patriotic spirit show. These all-American snacks featuring a classic favorite fruit — watermelon — are the perfect solution for nearly any summertime celebration. Watermelon is a patriotic picnic staple for countless reasons, … read more

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Insulating work on The Little White Barn, a Company + Cottage project

Three Things You Need to Know Before Insulating Your Home

Whether you’re building a house, renovating an existing home or simply giving your insulation an upgrade, it’s essential to know what to expect. Here are the three most important things that you need to keep in mind before insulating your home: 1. What … read more

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Black-Eyed Pea, Corn and Rice Salad

Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

Adding more fruits and vegetables is one of the simplest ways to make at-home meals healthier for your family. Focusing your plate on more of the good stuff — vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, plant-based proteins, lean animal proteins and fish — … read more

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dementia care

Activities to Successfully Engage Persons with Dementia

According to a 2019 Alzheimer’s Association report, an estimated 5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. This sad and startling statistic means many of us know someone who has this terrible illness and are all too familiar with the devastating effects … read more

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B-25 Bomber

Wings of Freedom Tour Returns to Bremerton National Airport

The Port of Bremerton will host the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom tour from Monday, June 17, to Wednesday, June 19. These historic war planes will be returning to the Bremerton National Airport to give visitors the opportunity to explore, learn more about … read more

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Dining Out

6 Calorie Bombs to Avoid When Dining Out

There’s nothing better than a night on the town. But when you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle, restaurant menus aren’t always your friend. Here are six foods to avoid — some are sneaky, some are loaded with calories and … read more

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