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Working from Home? How to Make Your Remote Meetings a Lot More Effective

More people are working from home currently, which means those who once met face to face must now meet virtually. Platforms like Zoom and Google Hangouts make it easy to hold these meetings. But leading virtual meetings requires a skillset many people don’t … 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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Maintaining Wellness through Gardening in the Era of Social Distancing

Recreational, meetings and concerts are canceled. The kids are out of school and we’re being encouraged to stay home. In this time of Covid-19, here are a few suggestions from the National Garden Bureau, along with links to resources, to cultivate something good. … 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

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

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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

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Chickpea, Spinach and Coconut Curry

Comfort Recipes for Winter Warm-Up

With less daylight hours during the winter, many people tend to get sleepy earlier. Quick weeknight dinner recipes are usually ideal, especially when they take only 30 minutes or so to prepare. Easy dishes are perfect for those nights when you want something … read more

Axe & Arrow Gastropub

The Sophisticated-Rustic Axe & Arrow Gastropub

Two Army guys and a fireman walk into a concrete box — and about a year later, they have turned the empty box into Bremerton’s newest and most successful emerging businesses. The Axe & Arrow Gastropub is the latest addition to the Quincy … read more

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Low-Sugar Alternatives for Your Kids’ Diet

Many families look to the new year as a time to reset their eating habits and focus on making healthier choices. However, adults aren’t the only ones who could use a menu refresh, as children may also need to focus on healthier food … read more

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