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Don't Be Scammed

6 Tips for Avoiding Charity Scams

Charitable giving is a significant part of many people’s lives and budgets, especially during the holiday season, and individuals are often eager to give back and lend a helping hand to those in need. Unfortunately, not every organization seeking a donation is exactly … read more

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The "The Wizard of Oz" cast: Emily Fox as Dorothy, Matty McCaslin as Cowardly Lion, Shane Patrick Hoffmann as Scarecrow and Jon Payne as Hickory/Tinman (Photo courtesy Derek Villanueva)

Spend Your Holidays with the Wizard of Oz

In December 2018, Bainbridge Performing Arts takes you down the yellow brick road in a live-stage performance of beloved classic “The Wizard of Oz,” Dec. 7-22. It’s just like you’ve seen the story on the silver screen: Dorothy thinks she is lost forever … read more

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Safe Holiday

12 Holiday Safety Tips for a No-Worries Noel

The fun, festive activities during the holiday season make it a favorite time of year for many people. At the risk of sounding like a Grinch, though, all that festivity can lead to unintentional safety hazards. For example, some 30 percent of all … read more

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Grow herbs or other leafy greens indoors under a Growbar LED light fixture or near a sunny window.

Plants for Every Room of Your Home

Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being, and the outcome is always good — added beauty or tasty nutritional food. But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have … read more

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5 Steps to Incorporate Universal Design into Your Home

As more homeowners opt to remodel their current homes for accessibility and safety, those concerns are particularly important in kitchens and bathrooms. Baby boomers should especially take into account the accessibility of their homes and improvements that can be made. Incorporate universal design … read more

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Growhouse lighting systems provide a greenhouse and grow light all in one unit. (Photo courtesy Modern Sprout)

Millennials to Baby Boomers, Gifts that Grow are All the Rage

It’s a jungle in there. Every window, surface and brightly lit corner is filled with decorative or edible greenery. There is no doubt what to gift this person for the holidays. More of the same. A lack of outdoor growing space, limited growing seasons … read more

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Seven Projects You Can Do with Leftover Tile

Have you recently renovated your kitchen walls or tiled your shower or your bathroom floor? If you did, then you must have a lot of leftover tiles. Don’t throw them in the trash — you can put them to good use. Here are … read more

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Crocus

Fall Is the Time to Plant Your Early-Blooming Bulbs

For local gardeners, fall is the time to clean out garden beds and get bulbs in the ground. The mild climate of West Sound makes it ideal for growing a wide range of spring-blooming bulbs, with crocuses, hellebores, cyclamen, daffodils, tulips and grape … read more

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