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Kitsap County Recognizes Local Environmental Stewards

Since 1993, Kitsap County Public Works and the Board of County Commissioners have been recognizing local Earth Day Award winners — community members who provide outstanding environmental stewardship. This year’s winners were publicly nominated for their service toward sustainability, recycling, litter control, habitat … read more

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Boost Your Landscape’s Curb Appeal in One Weekend

Create a front garden that is sure to boost your mood and welcome visitors all year round. All you need is one weekend and a bit of paint, flowers, décor and edging material to boost your landscape’s curb appeal. The Front Door Add a … 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

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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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Victory Garden 2.0 — Growing in A Container

James H. Burdett did not address container growing in “The Victory Garden Manual,” but times were different in 1943. Today, growing edibles in containers is probably one of the fastest emerging trends. Plus, with vegetable breeders working on more compact varieties, your choices … read more

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Kids’ Garden-Themed Activities You Can Do Right Now

As we all face these unpredictable times, experts at KidsGardening created and shared these “tried and true,” plant-based activities that are joyful for any age and don’t involve any screen time. The national nonprofit reaches close to half of a million educators, parents … read more

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‘Rainy Day’ Tips for Families with Kids Out of School

Editor’s note: The Genius of Play provided these tips for rainy-day weekends, but with schools now closed, these are great ideas if you’re having to stay home with them and keep them busy. On rainy days, it can be tempting to hand children … read more

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Tips for Choosing a Qualified Remodeling Contractor

Outside of the home itself, remodeling is typically one of the largest investments you can make as a homeowner. While some projects can be tempting to tackle yourself, many larger-scale projects may require hiring a qualified professional. Because remodeling your home is a … read more

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Celebrate ‘Women of Power’ with Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra

I have never been more excited about programming and performing a concert than this! “Women of Power” celebrates three wonderful composers and their life’s greatest achievements. Their accomplishments are particularly impressive in light of the obstacles career-minded women encountered in fields dominated by … read more

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