Tag: holidays


Old Mill Days

Celebrate Tradition at Old Mill Days Americana Festival

The Old Mill Days Americana festival will return for its 10th year to the picturesque town of Port Gamble on July 3-5. The weekend will offer a new entertaining lumberjack show, chainsaw carving competitions, ice sculptures, entertainment, live music, carnival rides, and food … read more


Old Time Fourth of July in Kingston

A Real, Old Time Fourth of July in Kingston

For years on the Fourth of July, people have lined Main Street in Kingston with lawn chairs and blankets, and kids have waited with bags ready for the candy to rain down. Even the Kingston ferry pauses out of respect. People who want … read more


Pork and watermelon kabobs

Celebrate Dad with Grilling and Golf

This year for Father’s Day, skip the tacky tie and give dad something he truly wants — quality time with the kids who gave him such an honorable title. Plan an intimate family gathering with all his favorite foods and a few special … read more


Grilled Steak Recipe

Food and Wine Pairing Tips for Your Memorial Day Party

Memorial Day heralds the start of grilling season. Perfect your fireside techniques and enhance outdoor dining by learning how to pair wine with grilled dishes. “The right wine makes every meal better, especially with meals cooked on the grill,” says Michael Trujillo, president … read more

New Nutcrackers From Old

New Nutcrackers From Old

Local artist Linna Lawrence gets neglected dolls cracking

The lights dim. The curtains part. The music soars and the performers take the stage for the Nutcracker ballet. But wait, what’s this? Where are the ballerinas? Where are the tutus? The stage is full of — well — nutcrackers. Ever wonder what … read more


Outdoor Electrical Outlet

Holiday Decorating Begins when you Build or Remodel

When you are thinking about holiday decorating, it is usually after you have built or remodeled — and you realize that you should have put an outlet here or there, or planned for holiday lights. While those things can be added after the … read more


Bird Seed Christmas Tree

Decorating a Bird’s Christmas Tree

If decorating a Christmas tree for the birds sounds like fun, there are a few important things to remember. The most important element as far as the birds are concerned is that it be decorated with food. Variety isn’t important but quality is. … read more


No Waste

Waste Less This Holiday Season

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Americans dispose of 25 percent more trash than normal in the time frame between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. To put that in perspective, that’s an additional 1 million tons of garbage nationally. The holidays … read more


Christmas Home Prep

Easy Updates to Make Your Home Sparkle for the Holidays

You’ve invited all the guests, planned menus and then you realize that it might be nice to do some little fix-ups around the house. Don’t fret, there are lots of little things you can do to make your house look fresh and sparkle … read more

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