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reusable bags

Get Ready to Bring Your Own Bags for Shopping in Kitsap

It’s time to stock up on those reusable bags. Starting Jan. 1, most of Kitsap County stores will go plastic-free for their carryout bags, and will start charging for paper bags. New laws restricting use of plastic carryout bags will go into effect … read more

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"Summer on Madrona Lane," oil painting by Millard Davidson of Davidson Studios

Bainbridge Working Studios Hosts Summer Show and Sale

Four Bainbridge Island artist studios will open their doors to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9-11 as part of the Bainbridge Working Studios Annual Summer Show and Sale. A total of 13 artists will be featured at the four … read more

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Cordless Blinds

Window-Coverings Industry Switched to Cordless Products

If you’re used to buying corded window coverings, you’ll need to rethink your style — due to a new safety standard that went into effect Dec. 15, 2018, a vast majority of window covering products sold in the United States will be cordless … read more

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Photo courtesy of LightWorkers, by Ana Elliott (shelearnsthings.com)

5 Ways to Dress Up Your Gift Wrapping Game

So, you’ve done the research and bought the perfect gift, but now you want to add that extra-special touch? I’ve got the answer: wrapping paper! Getting creative with your gift wrapping game is a fun way to take a thoughtful gift from “wow” … read more

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books

How to Avoid Overspending and Going into Debt on Black Friday

Many people look forward to Black Friday so they can cash in on those special holiday deals. But if you’re not careful and don’t have a plan, impulse spending on tempting sale items can swallow your wallet. If you are already in a … read more

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power generator safety

Stay Safe while Using a Portable Generator During Inclement Weather

For many people, inclement weather can be frightening — especially when the wind is blowing hard, the rain is pouring and the trees are rustling. To weather a storm safely, it’s important to remember certain safety tips and proper use of tools. Portable … 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

Smart Toys

Are ‘Smart Toys’ a Dumb Gift Idea?

Techy toys make for some of the trendiest kids’ Christmas gifts, and what can be nerdier than interactive playthings and gadgets that give the adult versions — the likes of Alexa — a run for their money? Ask any child what’s cooler — … read more

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Farm Tour and Fiber Arts Fest

Fiber-Arts Show Showcases Local Artists and Craftsmen

If you enjoy fiber arts and locally made crafts, plan to visit the Longbranch Improvement Club on the Key Peninsula on Oct. 6. This The unique, historic clubhouse located about 30 miles south of Gig Harbor will once again host the annual Fiber … read more

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