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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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kid safety

5 Tips for Keeping Your Young Kids Safe

We all like to think of our homes as secure havens where our families can retreat from the world in peace and comfort. While most of us do everything we can to protect our children from harm, records show that in the United … read more

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(Photo courtesy Great Peninsula Conservancy)

Take a Nature Walk in One of Kitsap’s Greenspace Treasures with GPC

The Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) is launching an event series across Kitsap Peninsula in August. Nate Daniel, the new executive director of GPC, will lead nature tours through three well-known community greenspaces and parks: Ueland Tree Farm, Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park and … read more

Delightfully Remodeled Tudor

Delightfully Remodeled Tudor in Bremerton

Fresh eyes see new possibilities and that is undoubtedly true of Blake (from Texas) and Jennifer (from Tennessee) Yarbrough. They met while studying music at the University of Cincinnati. After graduation, Blake joined the U.S. Navy Band as a French horn musician, and … read more

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"Summer on Madrona Lane," oil painting by Millard Davidson of Davidson Studios

Bainbridge Working Studios Hosts Summer Show and Sale

Four Bainbridge Island artist studios will open their doors to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9-11 as part of the Bainbridge Working Studios Annual Summer Show and Sale. A total of 13 artists will be featured at the four … read more

Front Porch

America’s Outdoor Living Room is Back — The Allure of the Front Porch

One of the best, most succinct explanations of the appeal of the American front porch comes from an Englishman — actor and editor Dan Stevens — who wrote in the online literary magazine The Junket: “The good ol’ American front porch seems to … read more

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5 Reasons Kids Should Play Outside More

Whether it’s dance lessons, computer projects, art class or yoga, kids these days are busy bees. And while such activities are enriching and fun, experts say that many kids aren’t spending enough time doing something much simpler and every bit as important as … read more

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entryway

Where Home Greets You at the Front Door

Editor’s note: This excerpt was adapted from KariAnne Wood’s “The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style and Decorate it Yourself,” published by Harvest House Publishers (Eugene, Oregon). Used with permission. Your entryway is the place where first impressions start. Sometimes good. Sometimes … read more

An Outdoor Space to Savor and Share
A Pleasure Garden

An Outdoor Space to Savor and Share

When Kathy Hawkins moved to this region after 40 years in Fairbanks, Alaska, where winters got to 60 degrees below, she threw herself into gardening, undeterred by deer. With tremendous energy and commitment, Hawkins has involved herself in the many gardening resources the … read more

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