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

Christmas Events 2018

Celebrate the Holiday Season on the Kitsap Peninsula

A Holiday Planning Calendar Courtesy of Visit Kitsap...

The skies may be gray this time of year, but the cities and towns around the Kitsap Peninsula region are glowing with bright-colored lights, festive window displays and lots of holiday cheer to share with visiting family and friends. November events kick off … read more

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Safe Holiday

12 Holiday Safety Tips for a No-Worries Noel

The fun, festive activities during the holiday season make it a favorite time of year for many people. At the risk of sounding like a Grinch, though, all that festivity can lead to unintentional safety hazards. For example, some 30 percent of all … read more

Brad Stave — Artist in Wood

Brad Stave — Artist in Wood

Brad Stave was perhaps born to be a woodworker. First off, there’s his name, “stave,” which means a vertical wooden plank that’s attached side-by-side to similar planks to make a barrel, bucket or other container. Then there’s the fact that he received his … read more

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Frozen Pipes

Tips for Keeping Your Pipes Safe this Winter

Burst water pipes due to freezing can leave you, your family and your home in a state of crisis. When water freezes in your pipes, they expand, and that expansion can cause a rupture. Typically, the rupture doesn’t occur at the point in … read more

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The Garden Grows a Bouquet

Spread your joy in what you have grown;...

We have all done it. Picked flowers and presented them to a favorite teacher, mother or a special friend. Giving a bouquet of flowers tells the recipients they are special, and even more so when the bouquet comes from your garden. Whether you … read more

An American dipper finds a tasty salmon egg in Chico Creek near Bremerton.

The Aquatic Songbird that Makes a Splash

Songbirds are not just frequent visitors to gardens and birdhouses. They are everywhere. Some species, like the dark-eyed junco, are ubiquitous, adapting to various environments. But others have special habitat requirements. For example, marsh wrens need marshes and sagebrush sparrows need sagebrush. A … read more

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Cranberry-Beet Bundt Cake with Orange-Walnut Glaze

Savor the Season with Comfort Foods

Few things go together quite like the holidays and comforting seasonal recipes. When time is short during the season’s hustle and bustle but you’re craving a savory meal, reach for an ingredient like READ German Potato Salad, which can be the shortcut you … read more

Angela Sell prefers a cream linin pad that includes a custom stamp and her signature happy face for her handwritten notes.

Grace Notes

Think handwritten notes are a thing of the...

Digital dudes and divas everywhere may understand the importance of a thank-you email but may underestimate the power of a handwritten “thank you” or “just because.” “Letters are magical. It’s like giving someone a hug and saying, ‘I care about you,’” said Dee … read more

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