HiLo
Hi-Lo’s 15th Street Café

Feel-Good Café in West Bremerton

At one time everyone in America could walk down to the neighborhood café and enjoy a relaxing meal, or just a cup o’ joe. In West Bremerton, thanks to Heidi and Lowell Yoxsimer, you can do this again. Stepping into Hi-Lo’s 15th Street … read more

Universal Design

The Beauty of Universal Design

Creating living spaces for people of all ages...

Universal design (UD) is more than 36-inch-wide doorways, wheelchair ramps and grab bars. It is a method of designing and building spaces so that they are accessible and safe for people of all physical and cognitive abilities. Often mistakenly referred to as aging-in-place, … read more

Dragonfly Farms

Growing Obsession — Dragonfly Farms Nursery

When it comes to plants, Heidi Kaster just can’t say no. Even though her Dragonfly Farms Nursery and attendant display gardens are full to bursting, she continues to bring in truckloads of cool new plants, old tried-and-trues and leafy-green deals throughout the growing … read more

Anna’s hummingbird

Hummingbirds of Winter are not The Same

Hummingbirds may appear dainty because of their diminutive size, but these dazzling visitors to local gardens are bursting with energy. And they need to refuel often to maintain their dizzying blur of activity. But those who love hummingbirds are always sad when the … read more

A Love of Plants, Cars and Life Make Jerry McAuliffe A Driving Force

A Love of Plants, Cars and Life Make Jerry McAuliffe A Driving Force

In 1960, Jerry McAuliffe was a young, married man living in Kirkland and looking for work as a landscaper. Although he had no formal training in the field, he was a hard and willing worker, confident and ready to learn. He also liked … read more

Snowbirds, Fly South with Ease

Snowbirds, Fly South with Ease

It’s that time of year when the kids go back to school, the leaves start falling and people put away their summer clothes away and bring out sweaters, scarves and boots. But there’s a large contingent of folks who after years of enduring … read more

House Fire Gives Dreams A Clean Slate
From The Ashes

House Fire Gives Dreams A Clean Slate

Denise Hegge was nearly done with a remodel of her Olalla home in 2011 when she woke up one night to a fire. It was a warm August, and some staining rags left in the garage bay ignited, sending a chain reaction through … read more

Rockin' at Countertops and Loving It

Rockin’ at Countertops and Loving It

Maybe it’s karma. Bill Wyman is cool with that as an explanation for the success of his business, Creative Countertops, which marks its 10th anniversary this year. Regardless of how much good karma’s had to do with it, his enterprise has grown over … read more

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