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Maynard's

Maynard’s — Kitsap’s Culinary Destination

With the opening of Maynard’s Restaurant in Silverdale, Chef Maynard “JJ” Meland’s dream of feeding people in a unique and sustainable way has become a reality. The son of a chef, and cooking professionally himself for more than 25 years, Meland has had … read more

Art by Shelly Wilkerson

Ars Poetica — Showcase Fuses Written and Visual Expressions

“Ut pictura poesis,” wrote the Roman poet, Horace. In his seminal guide for fellow poets, “Ars Poetica” (The Art of Poetry), he urged them to write poetry with the same deliberation a painter would give a painting. “As is painting, so is poetry,” … read more

Family Farmhouse Estate

Family Farmhouse Estate Created with Imagination

Norbert and Lisa van Dam of Seattle had historical ties to the South Sound when they bought their Grapeview property. Lisa remembers summers on Treasure Island when she was a girl, and later when their children enjoyed holidays and vacation adventures there. Both … read more

Cruising through Wu Gorge
Travel Bug

Cruising on China’s Yangtze River — The Ancient and The New

It’s mind-boggling. China’s population is more than 1.4 billion. Yes, billion with a B. Eclipsing the United States with the 2019 population count at 330 million (India fast gaining on China with 1.3 billion). Billions of people. Where to put them all? How … read more

Winter Skin Care with Herbs

Winter Skin Care with Herbs

As winter dampness settles in, the changing season alters the way people take care of their skin. Indoor heat can be drying, as furnaces and heaters take humidity from the air. Indoor air can be stuffy too, and the cold dampness chills to … read more

Maggie Olson club

Paint Parties — An Artsy Pastime for a Long Winter Night

The room buzzes with excitement as people gather, serve themselves some refreshments and find their seats. The artist instructor prepares palettes of paint, distributes brushes and socializes with each of the guests, and then the fun begins. Most of the time, everyone in … read more

Remodeling Step by Step

Remodeling Step by Step, Slow and Steady

A sequenced remodel transformed an overgrown Hood Canal...

Patience is a virtue, so it’s said. For Steve and Theresa Erickson of Poulsbo, it’s also the key to their remarkable home remodel, one that met the couple’s expectations in nearly every way. Working with architect Wayne LaMont and Sentinel Construction’s Dave Godbolt … read more

Time to Explore

Bringing Images to Life through Yarn

When you see Cecilia Blomberg’s work from a distance, you think it’s a painting. Look closer and you see that the “paints” she uses are actually yarn. Blomberg is a tapestry weaver, known the world over for her creativity and skill. Her tapestries … read more

The McMenamins Historic Tacoma Elks Lodge under renovation
Design|Build 2020A

Harbor Construction Co. — High-Quality Craftsmanship Runs in the Family

Gig Harbor business owner Alfredo Linares began his apprenticeship in ornamental plaster work when he was just 12 years old, working alongside his father and his uncle in Mexico. At age 17, Linares had become a full-fledged professional and began to make his … read more

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