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

Never Say Done Garden

Never Say Done!

The ever-evolving garden of Ron Gillespie and Joyce...

A gravel lane heads arrow-straight through a dull flood plain west toward Dyes Inlet. But turn left off the lane into the driveway of Ron Gillespie and Joyce Merkel, and you find a profoundly different world. Strolling under a broad arbor dripping with … read more

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soundproof windows

The Countertrend of Replacing Replacement Windows

For homeowners, the trend is to replace old windows with new, modern, dual-pane, wood or vinyl frame, replacement windows. However, what is trendy isn’t always best for you. Replacement windows are fine if a new look and some energy savings are the goal, … read more

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container gardening

Get Maximum Yield from Minimal Garden Space

Growing on a deck or balcony is a great way to bring the garden to your backdoor. You can attract butterflies and hummingbirds into easy view and grow edibles within close reach when cooking. For some, it may be the only available space … read more

Maynard's

Maynard’s — Kitsap’s Culinary Destination

With the opening of Maynard’s Restaurant in Silverdale, Chef Maynard “JJ” Meland’s dream of feeding people in a unique and sustainable way has become a reality. The son of a chef, and cooking professionally himself for more than 25 years, Meland has had … read more

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retirement

Life in Today’s Senior Living Community

The model of senior living has changed immensely in recent years from focusing on providing health services and assistance for those of advanced age and increased infirmity, to one that recognizes the desire and ability to maintain vitality at every age. While health … read more

Art by Shelly Wilkerson

Ars Poetica — Showcase Fuses Written and Visual Expressions

“Ut pictura poesis,” wrote the Roman poet, Horace. In his seminal guide for fellow poets, “Ars Poetica” (The Art of Poetry), he urged them to write poetry with the same deliberation a painter would give a painting. “As is painting, so is poetry,” … read more

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Lavender Sweet Romance by Proven Winners

Make 2020 Your ‘Year of the Lavender’

The “lavender lifestyle” is real. Everywhere you look, people are incorporating this multifaceted plant into their daily lives: It’s seen in gardens, as well as in kitchens and décor. It’s even a special part of health and wellness routines. The texture, scent, attractiveness … read more

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salmon

How Food Affects the Way We Feel

The pressure is on, deadlines are looming, and stress levels are nearly maxed out. Cue the pizza order, drive-through stop or late-night run for ice cream. We’ve likely all been there. Whether it’s work stress, school assignments or a meeting gone horribly wrong, … read more

Family Farmhouse Estate

Family Farmhouse Estate Created with Imagination

Norbert and Lisa van Dam of Seattle had historical ties to the South Sound when they bought their Grapeview property. Lisa remembers summers on Treasure Island when she was a girl, and later when their children enjoyed holidays and vacation adventures there. Both … read more

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