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

pets and plants

How to Keep Houseplants Healthy While Keeping Pets Safe

You love them both — your pets and houseplants — but it can be challenging to safely raise them together in the same house. Reduce the risk by selecting pet-safe plants and safely managing houseplant pest problems. Avoid problems by selecting plants suited to … read more

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Decorating for the Holidays

Home Decorating for the Holidays

Chances are good that at some point during the holiday season, you’ll welcome guests into your home. Whether you lease or own your home, creating a cozy, festive setting for holiday gatherings can actually be quite simple, especially if you take on the … read more

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Christmas Tree Fires

Six Christmas Tree Safety Tips

A favorite holiday movie is “Christmas Vacation.” One of the most memorable scenes is the squirrel flying out of the Christmas tree. While funny on the movies, the threat of Christmas tree mishaps can actually be quite serious. Unsecured Christmas trees can topple … read more

Harvey's Butter Rum Batter

Harvey’s Butter Rum Batter — A Delicious Treat for The Holidays

Walk into the small office of Harvey’s Butter Rum Batter in Bremerton and one of the first things you notice is a framed poster of the 1950s-era movie “Harvey,” starring Jimmy Stewart. If you’re unfamiliar with the tale, Harvey was an invisible rabbit … read more

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fixers

Share Your Fixing, Repairing, Mending or Sewing Skills with the Community

Can you fix, repair, mend or sew? Share your skills at upcoming Fix-It Fairs. These are free, three-hour long community events where people can get household items repaired for free by skilled community fixers. Zero Waste Washington and Kitsap County are piloting a … read more

Under the Camellia is a planting of heath (Erica), coral bells (Heuchera), ivy and blood twig dogwood (Cornus 'Midwinter Fire').

Dynamic Containers for Winter

Barely into winter, and the signs of the season are everywhere. The vibrant aspects of warmer times have left for sunnier climates. Anything left in the shadow of a sunless sky is rendered drab by the unending gloom of rain. Now that West … read more

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sleeplessness

How to Stop Losing Sleep to Binge-Watching TV

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) found that 88 percent of U.S. adults admitted to losing sleep due to staying up late to watch multiple episodes of a TV show or streaming series — and this number jumps … read more

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nature

Wild and Scenic Film Fest Comes to Bremerton

Bremerton will be a stop on the Wild and Scenic Film Festival’s tour in December, thanks to Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC). In its 17th year, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival event was started by watershed advocacy group the South Yuba River Citizens … read more

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