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Personalize a gift box or choose one of Boehm's prepared boxes with the shop's most popular chocolates.

The Perfect Gift — Hand-Dipped Holiday Chocolate

Hand-dipped. Carefully crafted. Family recipes. Locally made. Quality ingredients. There is nothing like handmade chocolate. Who wouldn’t want to receive a beautiful box of chocolates as a holiday treat? Candy and chocolate have always been a part of holiday celebrations, and in the … read more

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Snow Hummingbird Feeder

Christmas Gifts for Birdwatchers

“Happiness is a new spotting scope,” especially if you are a birdwatcher — or birder. When it comes to Christmas gifts for those interested in birds, optical gear is perfect for both beginning and experienced birders. Let your pocketbook be your guide. Excellent … read more

Bookstores In Kitsap and West Sound

Bookstores Still Treasured in West Sound

"The more that you read, the more things...

Everywhere we go these days, we see people looking at their phones, their tablets, their laptops, their e-readers. Electronically generated information and entertainment are part of our daily lives. We love the convenience of it and the portability. And yet, in the West … read more

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Tips for Shopping Organic on a Budget

Tips for Shopping Organic on a Budget

Chances are you’ve already heard about the benefits of including certified USDA organic foods in your diet. However, you may have also heard that such choices are typically higher in cost. “Eating right is in easier reach of Americans than ever before,” says … read more

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Plant Sales 2015

Take Advantage of Local Clubs’ Plant Sales

Garden sales are a great way to stock up on new plants while also supporting the local garden clubs and other nonprofits. Here’s the plant sales we have been notified about for this year: April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friends … read more

Keyport Mercantile

A Perk of the Merc — A Century of Coming Together

For more than a hundred years, the Keyport Mercantile has stood as the heart and soul of its community. Affectionately known as “the Merc,” the business has ridden out the rise and fall in the fortunes of its hometown alongside the people it … read more

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Little City Candy Co.

Little City Candy Co.: A Kingston Confection Experience

Just north of the ferry dock in Kingston and right by the Kingston Chamber of Commerce, a tiny store front opens up inside like a hobbit house — little on the outside but spacious, welcoming and full of delightful surprises inside. Lisa Maxwell, … read more

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Purpose Boutique

Purpose Boutique Launches Branded Dress Line

Purpose Boutique, a Bremerton-based women’s clothing and accessories boutique and online retailer, has launched its first branded empowerment dress line. The dress line is designed to flatter most body types and is made in the United States by survivors of injustice. “Purpose will … read more

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Kitsap consumers meet local producers at Taste the Peninsula Jan. 17 at Port Orchard Public Market on Bay St. downtown.

Taste the Peninsula: Kitsap-Produced, Even Through the Winter

The first annual Taste the Peninsula event filled Port Orchard’s Public Market on a recent Saturday, exploring local businesses and the foods produced right here on the Kitsap Peninsula. There were vendors of food, wine, cider and dairy, as well as artisans. There … read more

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