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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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Dining Out

6 Calorie Bombs to Avoid When Dining Out

There’s nothing better than a night on the town. But when you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle, restaurant menus aren’t always your friend. Here are six foods to avoid — some are sneaky, some are loaded with calories and … read more

North Carolina Botanical Garden’s “A Hedge against Extinction”

Art in the Garden

"Attract the eye, and the feet will follow."...

Art is an integral part of our lives and is present in our homes, landscapes and public spaces. Gardens have long been a place for art installations, a practice that dwells in history. Even ancient gardens needed structures, and out of that need … read more

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Assisted Living Retirement

The Evolution of Senior Care Includes More, Better Choices

Over the last several years, the design of new skilled nursing, assisted living and memory-care facilities has made a dramatic shift away from the traditional medical model to one highly focused on providing a comfortable home environment. The concept of the nursing home … read more

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Teen Jobs

Teach Kids Critical Skills While Saving Thousands on Home Maintenance

A recent report suggests that on average, homeowners spend $2,000 every year on home maintenance, including landscaping, housekeeping and plumbing services. Parents can save money, as well as teach responsibility and financial skills, by hiring their own child to do household tasks. Below are some tips … read more

Brasil Comes to You

Brasil Comes To You

Sandra Rocha Evanoff first became familiar with the Kitsap County Medical Society when she attended a newcomers’ spring party. Later that year she attended her first KCMS fund raising event. The following year she offered a Brazilian meal prepared in the purchaser’s home. … read more

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BSO

BPA Season Finale Brings Symphony Spectacular: Music for All at Bainbridge Performing Arts

From Leonard Bernstein to John Williams, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s invigorating season finale encompasses music from an array of artistic disciplines. Join Maestro Mario Alejandro Torres, the BSO and the incredibly talented violinist Emily Acri to celebrate the significance and vitality of music in … read more

Carla with Tribe

Capturing the Captivating Human Figure

Among the dozens of paintings that hang in Carla O’Connor’s Olalla studio is a tiny, framed crayon drawing of a purple cow. It’s the very first picture O’Connor ever drew — when she was just 3 years old. Another small, framed drawing of … read more

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Valley

What to Do When Your Tire Fails on the Road

As seasons change and temperatures rise, so do the number of tire blowouts around the country. The truth is a blowout can happen anywhere and at any time. Tire failures put drivers in an unexpected, frightening and dangerous situation. And, while it’s an … read more

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