Tropical Livingston on the Carribean
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Central America’s Diamond in the Rough — Discovering Guatemala

Colorful and shy Mayan women go about their day, much the same way they have for centuries in Guatemala. Within the country, there are 21 indigenous groups, many existing in traditional style. But look around and you find a more modern Mayan/Spanish ethnic … read more

canisters

Canisters With a Twist

It might seem that the subject of kitchen canisters would be a piece of cake — big, cute containers everyone has. But like usual, the story became complicated as I was drawn into the world of complacency, as far as everyday kitchen items. … read more

From the Ashes

From the Ashes

A Hansville homeowner turns devastation into opportunity

The smoke alarm never sounded. One minute Cynthia Allen was working on her laptop; the next, smoke was rising into the room. A faulty light fixture in the basement below turned Allen’s quiet day of work into panic, loss and more than a … read more

Kitsap History Museum

A Journey Back through Kitsap Time

To really understand a place, take a look at its past. Knowing what things were like a century or two ago gives us clues to how we got to where we are today. A trip to the Kitsap History Museum in downtown Bremerton … read more

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winter prep

5 Tips from Local Responders to Prepare for Severe Weather

Weather can change quickly in our region, often taking people by surprise. And even though a snowstorm can hit any winter, many local residents are unprepared for a long, severe event. Last winter season was a good example. Were you able to leave … read more

The Colosseum, the most iconic structure from Ancient Rome
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Best Bet for Visiting Italy? The Off-Season

Ah, Italy! Ancient ruins, century-old churches and basilicas, wonderful restaurants and markets, picture-book scenery, canals, rolling hills, vineyards as far as the eye can see, boutique wineries and friendly people. What’s not to like? Well, it all depends on when you go. If … read more

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winter remodel

3 Best Home Improvement Projects for Winter

During the winter months, the best home improvement projects are those that involve indoor upgrades and focus on small details, which can make a big difference in how a room looks and feels. Winter is a particularly good time for kitchen, bathroom and … read more

A male bufflehead shows his array of colors on a sunny day.

The Smallest Diving Duck is Big on Spirit

With winter fast approaching, West Sound’s waterways are increasingly teeming with ducks that breed in the Arctic. For them, the ice-free waters of Washington feel like the tropics. Ducks come in various shapes, sizes and colors. They are split into two groups: dabbling … read more

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