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2015 Volvo XC90 Interior Front

New 2015 Volvo XC90 Launch now Underway

One of Volvo’s’ most anticipated car launches of recent years — the all-new XC90 – has officially begun. Consumer insights have led to the development of many of the interior features of this all-new SUV — including style details first previewed in three … read more

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Top 4 Remodeling Mistakes

The Top 4 Remodeling Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

After years of dreaming and planning, you’re ready to remodel your house into the home of your dreams. Before you take the plunge, keep these four important mistakes far away from your project. 1. Not fully researching your remodeler By skipping this step, … read more

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The team behind the Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio , left to right: Lisa Stirrett, Stacy Brockberg, Erika Giesbrecht, Madi Bowe, Tara Morris and Anna Douglas.
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Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio Marks Anniversary with Special Event

Building community is the highest priority for the Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio, according to Silverdale artist and founder Lisa Stirrett. The studio’s anniversary party on June 20 will launch the team’s newest venture. Personally, Lisa’s focus has included both her local and … read more

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Large crowds of boaters and non-boaters are expected at the Bremerton Marina on June 13 and 14 for National Marina Day festivities.
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Bremerton Marina Plans Busy Weekend to Mark National Marina Day

The Bremerton Marina will join other marinas from around the country on June 14 to celebrate National Marina Day. It’s a day to both celebrate boating and give nonboaters a sneak peek at the boating lifestyle. Because of the event’s success last year, … read more

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This is our "recycled wine bottle wall," all lit up at the base of our deck/patio stairs.

Thinking Outside the Box with Color Design

When I was asked to be part of the West Sound Home & Garden’s blog, I was honored and grateful for the opportunity. I’d like to make my contribution a bit less broad-spectrum, and a lot more personal. So I’m going to open … read more

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Wings & Wheels brings will bring classic cars, vintage warbirds, live music and food to Gig Harbor's Tacoma Narrows Airport for the fourth year in a row.

Wings & Wheels rolls into Narrows Airport July 6

Wings & Wheels is back in Gig Harbor this July and organizers say this popular family event will bring back the same fun as in previous years, and more. Presented by USAA, the event includes a classic car show, jet car, vintage warbirds, … read more

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Salmon is rightfully one of the most popular species with local anglers.

Exploring the Angling Opportunities of the West Sound, Part 1: Salmon

One of the great joys of living in the Puget Sound region is engaging in the variety of fishing and shellfishing opportunities while becoming more intimately acquainted with the ecosystems that support the resource. The waters in our immediate vicinity and others within … read more

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Hiring a professional remodeler can make all the difference — transforming a plain, basic room into a custom-designed entertainment room like this.

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Remodeler

May is National Home Remodeling Month. If you are thinking about a remodel, consider these five primary qualities of professional remodelers that set them apart from “do it yourselfers.” Quality 1: Customer Service Knowledgeable home remodelers understand that they are providing a service, … read more

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