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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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senior depression

Tips for Addressing Depression in Seniors

Depression in older adults is a serious concern. The National Institute of Mental Health considers depression in the elderly to be a major public-health problem. It is estimated that in the United States, 6 million persons aged 65 and older suffer from depression, … read more

Waterside Gardening

Perfect Plants for Your Waterside Gardening

West Sound residents seldom forget how fortunate they are to be surrounded by water. Thousands of miles of shoreline influence everyday activities, especially for those lucky enough to be the stewards of waterfront property. The thought of a seaside garden conjures up romance, … read more

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Farm Tour and Fiber Arts Fest

Fiber-Arts Show Showcases Local Artists and Craftsmen

If you enjoy fiber arts and locally made crafts, plan to visit the Longbranch Improvement Club on the Key Peninsula on Oct. 6. This The unique, historic clubhouse located about 30 miles south of Gig Harbor will once again host the annual Fiber … read more

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John J. Albers

Why Gardening Helps Preserve Our Planet

Editor’s note: Albers Vista Gardens is a West Sound treasure that demonstrates how to garden sustainably and preserve flora and fauna. This excerpt was adapted from Albers Vista Gardens’ founder John J. Albers’ book, “The Northwest Garden Manifesto: Create, Restore, and Maintain a … read more

A Garden of Collections

A Garden of Collections

Gesturing toward a newly planted and bark-covered bed on a sunny slope, Larry Bender said, “It had been a place where I just threw things. I just dug the whole thing up and cleaned it up.” What did he plant there? “Mainly rhodies; … read more

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Making sure your windows and doors are caulked is a simple project that could save you money both on heating and cooling.

7 DIY Projects to Save Money and Protect Your Home All Year Long

Most homeowners know that large-scale upgrades can potentially lower their monthly insurance premiums. But did you know there are DIY home improvement projects that can also save you a lot of money? By being proactive, you can boost your home’s value and improve … read more

"Life's Continuing Struggle" uses Chinese gongbi-style technique.

Patsy Surh O’Connell — Building Cultural Bridges through Art

Patsy Surh O’Connell’s life is filled with art. She has studied, taught and created art since she was a child, and has won so many awards for her artwork that she has lost count. As a 4-year-old in Korea, she started “scratching and … read more

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Here We Drink 2018

Microbrews for Martha & Mary — Local Suds for a Good Cause

Love local beer? How about enjoying the beer for a good cause? “Microbrews for Martha & Mary” returns for the second year, giving the local community an occasion to support Martha & Mary with a fun and festive event benefitting local seniors. Purchasing … read more

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