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Featured Articles from the West Sound. These are the highlighted articles from the WestSound Home & Garden Magazine.

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Poulsbo-opoly

Play ‘Poulbo-opoly’ — Support Scholarships and Other Good Causes

There’s a new game in town. “Poulsbo-opoly” is in the house. Or rather, at Hill Moving & Storage, which graciously agreed to store 1,000 of these limited-edition games. Yes, it’s just like that game that we have all played before. But this time … read more

Heather used for brewing can be tucked into the landscape.

Go from Garden to Glass with a Beverage Garden

Where does alcohol come from? If you answer from brewers and distillers, you are correct — yet before the intermediary, the ingredients originated from a garden. Growing plants for adult beverages is all about freshness and flavors, since freshness equals flavor. Consumers choose … read more

Walt Le Couteur

Unsung Hero — Walt Le Couteur

Co-founder and Executive Director, Kitsap Rescue Mission

Walt Le Couteur co-founded Kitsap Rescue Mission with Larry Cooney. The two Kitsap residents had met at Bread of Life Mission in Seattle. They founded what was originally called the Bremerton Rescue Mission after recognizing the local need. Starting with the first meal … read more

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Memory and Aging

Memory and Aging: Misconceptions and Realities

Must we resign ourselves to a poor memory as we age? Research emphatically says we do not. Actually, the opinion of many in the brain health field is that severe mental decline is usually caused by disease and most age-related loss related to … read more

Lennard K's Boat House Restaurant and Bar

The Boat House at North Bay

While zipping along State Route 3 between Belfair and Shelton, the speed limit slows to 25 through the little hamlet of Allyn. Smack-dab in the middle of town, on the water side of the street, sits “Lennard K’s Boat House.” Part of the … read more

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Simple Decorating: 50 Ways to Inspire Your Home

Inspire Your Rooms, Inspire Your Life

Editor’s note: This excerpt was adapted from “Simple Decorating: 50 Ways to Inspire Your Home” by Melissa Michaels. Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, Oregon. Used by permission. A home should be more than just something pretty to look at. Our homes should … read more

Orchids as Houseplants

Orchids as Houseplants

Once grown exclusively as a hobby of the wealthy, orchids are now available to every interested gardener. Perhaps you received one as a gift and wonder what to do after the bloom fades, or perhaps you’ve seen them for sale and want to … read more

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Earth Day Awards

Kitsap County Commissioners, Public Works surprise winners of ‘Earth Day awards’

Kitsap County Public Works has presented the annual Earth Day awards since the early 1990s. The awards are presented to individuals, organizations, schools and businesses for their distinguishing environmental programs or projects. In the past, the recognition ceremony took place at the Board … read more

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