Jim Smalley’s garage

Classic Cars and the Guys Who Love Them

Walk into Ron Perkerewicz’s rather nondescript-looking garage — located on a 25-acre farm in Central Kitsap — and you might find yourself being transported to an earlier era. Parked in the shop is a tricked-out 1933 Ford two-door sedan with streamlined running boards … read more

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5 Tips on How to Combat Loneliness During Social Distancing

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, people are staying in their homes to help prevent the spread of the disease. Feeling lonely from time to time is natural, but this unprecedented time of social distancing could lead to increased loneliness. There are … read more

Garden of the Rising Sun - After

Garden of the Rising Sun

A home with a view is a much-sought-after property to purchase. However, trees grow, homes spring up, and a once-grand vista sometimes diminishes or disappears. For Susan and John Erickson, this would not do. Fortunately, an empty lot between their home and a … read more

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What You Need to Do Before Your DIY Basement Project

Are you finally ready to get that basement completed — perhaps for a new family room or entertainment space? Before you tackle your project, experts at the Foundation Doctor say these are the things to keep in mind. … read more

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Mortgage Relief and COVID-19 Scams: What You Need to Know

Unfortunately, during times of hardship, families are often targeted by fraud artists attempting to take advantage of those needing assistance. The COVID-19 crisis is no exception, with many scammers pretending to extend a critical lifeline to struggling homeowners through so-called “foreclosure rescue fraud.” … read more

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A Hillside Perch for Aging in Place

The trend toward abandoning grassy front lawns in favor of perennial beds and vegetable gardening is taking hold, and none is more breathtaking than what Anne and Bob Knapp have created. Their two-story, custom home in Gig Harbor graces the irregularly shaped lot … read more

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Pasta in a Pinch

Three Easy Pasta Recipes from Pantry Essentials

Constantly seeking out recipe-specific ingredients that may only be used once or twice can be a burden. Instead, keep your home stocked with necessities to simplify dinner prep with dishes made using common household staples. One perfect example: pastas. These recipes for Minestrone … read more

Best of West Sound 2020

Best of West Sound Results 2020

WestSound Home & Garden magazine is excited to present the annual Best of West Sound results — from Bainbridge Island all the way to Gig Harbor, we’ve found the businesses and places you love. Enjoy! Best Restaurant Tie: Maynard’s and Crabtree Kitchen Maynard’s … read more

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Caregiving and COVID-19: Tips for People with Vulnerable Family Members

COVID-19 has dramatically shifted daily life for many people around the world. Nobody is immune, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and older adults and individuals with chronic health conditions are at higher risk of getting very sick from the … read more

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