Every gardener should have at least one furry companion in the garden. Two are even better! (The author with her friends)

Gardening With Dogs

Every mutt, no matter the pedigree, has its own personality. A tiny dog can have a huge presence, self-confidence and the need for mental stimulation despite its small size. A large one may spend the happiest moments napping in a quiet spot in … read more

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Late-Spring Vegetables and Mushrooms

As the days lengthen and get warmer, lighter meals are on the horizon. Quiche is a versatile dish that can be served for any meal of the day, hot from the oven or at room temperature. Fresh leeks are available most months of … read more

(Photo courtesy Eric Morgensen)

Bremerton’s Art Deco Buildings a Nod to a Different Era

At first glance, it’s their exterior colors that make them distinct: the cobalt blue of Bremerton’s Pacific Planetarium, Admiral Theatre’s color scheme of empire gold and rockwood red, and pale yellows of the city’s downtown library. Then it’s their lines — curves, sculptured … read more

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Wesley Schulz

Copland’s Opera, Relevant to Today’s World, Ends BSO Season

A common but lamentable occurrence in classical music is the disappearance or mishandling of certain composers and works. For example, Johann Sebastian Bach’s music was not in circulation at his death in 1750, and his local legacy was headed toward obscurity. It was … read more

Bainbridge In Bloom

Bainbridge In Bloom — Masterful Musicians and Inspiring Landscapes

The Bainbridge In Bloom Garden Tour, a perennial favorite of Northwest home and garden enthusiasts, returns for its 29th year June 3-4 on Bainbridge Island. Presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, Bainbridge In Bloom draws visitors from around the region and the country. … read more

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Runners and support personnel pause in East Bremerton during the Flame of Hope hand-off from the joint running team of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office/Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney's Office to Bremerton Police Department during the 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Law Enforcement Agencies to Carry Special Olympics Torch across West Sound June 1

Seventeen years ago, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, together with other local law enforcement agencies, formed Kitsap Officers Supporting Special Olympics. Today, under the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Campaign organization, local law enforcement officers, executive staffs and others have arranged their schedules … read more

Eleven Winery

Eleven Winery — ‘Built to do Good’

“A treasure in a bottle” is a common phrase used by a wine club member to describe the wines that are produced by Eleven Winery, a treasure in itself found on Bainbridge Island. Eleven wines are the product of a rare combination of … read more

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Small Home Downsizing
Downsizing, Part 3

How to Prepare Your New, Downsized Space

Now that you’ve decided you want to downsize into a smaller home and have put some thought into how to purge the things you don’t need, you need to think about how your new, downsized space will look. Preparing for this new space … read more

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