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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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Cheesecake Cupcakes

Recipe for a Delightful Family Dessert

Make family meals part of your home by digging into kid-friendly desserts like these Cheesecake Cupcakes with Oat and Walnut Crust, and join the Family Meals Movement, which encourages Americans to pledge to share one more family breakfast, lunch or dinner at home … read more

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2020 Trends in Tile and Bathroom Furnishings

Observations from the 2020 Cevisama International Fair for...

When one thinks of Spain, good wine, great tapas and flamenco music and dance quickly spring to mind. However, Spain is also known for amazing architecture, both past and present, as well as residential product design. Nowhere is this more evident than in … read more

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At-Home Learning Strategies for Summer Break

As time away from the classroom extends into summer, parents face the challenge of helping their children maintain what they’ve learned through a summer of uncertainty. Fortunately, this year’s shift to at-home learning has provided plenty of resources parents can use to keep … read more

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Tips for Planting, Growing and Caring for a Container Garden

Container gardens are a viable and popular cultivation option, especially for those who have limited sun-exposed spaces or are looking to start small and learn the basics of gardening. “Containers, whether bought or recycled, are a great place to plant herb and vegetable … read more

Ken Kieffer

Ken Kieffer — Volunteer Extraordinaire

Ken Kieffer’s world extends far beyond the edges of his mirror. Kieffer, 71, is a longtime Gig Harbor resident, retired attorney and consummate volunteer. He gives his time to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Diabetics Association, Susan G. Komen Puget Sound, Pierce County’s … read more

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Flock of Beagles

Gig Harbor ‘Bands Together’ to Support Small Businesses through Virtual Concerts

The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation, the City of Gig Harbor, Uptown Gig Harbor and local musicians have teamed up to support local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting July 19, you can livestream virtual musical performances on Friday a part of Band … read more

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Native Plants Feel at Home in Bainbridge Island Garden

On Bainbridge Island, looking out onto Manzanita Bay, Navy veteran Al Philips has been assembling a collection of native plants around his home. Soon after purchasing his lot, Philips began landscaping. At first, he planted all sorts of plants, but soon a love … read more

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Horseradish and Chive Sauce

A Recipe for a Creamy Complement for Summer Steaks

When it’s time to fire up the grill this summer for an all-American classic, you can take steak to the next level by pairing it with a creamy sauce that delivers a kick. This Horseradish and Chive Sauce is the ideal complement for … read more

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How Seniors at Home and in Retirement Communities Can Maintain Mental Wellness During the Pandemic

People of all ages are being affected by the global health crisis, but it is important to remember that the lives of older adults have been especially disrupted. After all, the opportunities to socialize, take various classes and enjoy an active lifestyle are … read more

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