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Gig Harbor's Cider Swig

Gig Harbor’s Cider Swig Is Counting on Hard Cider’s Resurgence

Discriminating drinkers, get your taste buds ready and head to Gig Harbor on Sept. 27 for Cider Swig — a new event that will feature about a dozen hard cider producers from our region, bringing a total of more than 50 types of … read more

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Red Plantation

Poulsbo’s Red Plantation is a Journey in Inspiration

In the charming little Nordic village of Poulsbo, you can find everything from Krumkake irons to Lefse paddles. You can also enjoy delicious scones and the original Poulsbo bread. Poulsbo definitely is the Kitsap Peninsula’s “Little Norway,” where you can buy a Scandinavian … read more

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Projects to Consider Before Seasonal Changes

Projects to Consider Before Seasonal Changes

We have been blessed with a long, warm summer, but as fall (and winter) loom, it’s time to think about the home maintenance and improvements that are common for the season. Furnace Service Have a professional heating company check and service your furnace. … read more

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Wild Game Meatloaf in Vintage Casserole Dish

Wild Game Meatloaf in Vintage Casserole Dish

It is not so much the food, but also the casserole dish that was selected for the job, a white opaque Pyrex 2.5-quart casserole dish introduced in 1963. As ingredients were added, the meatloaf grew until it wouldn’t fit in a standard loaf … read more

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edg3 FUND

Two West Sound Businesses Among Five Vying for Kitsap Bank’s Edg3 Grant

The TV show “Shark Tank” has nothing on Kitsap Bank. The Port Orchard-based community bank is giving local entrepreneurs a chance to share their fresh ideas for expanding their business — and to walk away with $20,000. The bank’s edg3 FUND competition, launched … read more

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How to Awaken the Artist Inside

How to Awaken the Artist Inside

Have you ever looked at a piece of artwork and thought, “I’m not artistic,” or, “I could never do that”? According to an Adage.com article, only 25 percent of people feel that they’re living up to their creative potential. That means that 75 … read more

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Gardening With Peg
Gardening With Peg

Vegetables to Plant Now for Winter Harvest

In the West Sound growing climate, gardeners can often plant seeds and starts in July through September for late fall, winter and sometimes even early spring harvest. The most important thing to remember is soil temperatures and how much water is needed. Many … read more

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Easy Summer Salsa

How to Make an Easy Summer Salsa from Fresh Ingredients

Great summer weather equals great vine-ripened tomatoes, and this summer is the poster child for both. Even if you aren’t growing your own tomatoes, you can find beautiful, local and delicious tomatoes ready to eat now at your local farmers market and store. … read more

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