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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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John J. Albers

Why Gardening Helps Preserve Our Planet

Editor’s note: Albers Vista Gardens is a West Sound treasure that demonstrates how to garden sustainably and preserve flora and fauna. This excerpt was adapted from Albers Vista Gardens’ founder John J. Albers’ book, “The Northwest Garden Manifesto: Create, Restore, and Maintain a … read more

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Making sure your windows and doors are caulked is a simple project that could save you money both on heating and cooling.

7 DIY Projects to Save Money and Protect Your Home All Year Long

Most homeowners know that large-scale upgrades can potentially lower their monthly insurance premiums. But did you know there are DIY home improvement projects that can also save you a lot of money? By being proactive, you can boost your home’s value and improve … read more

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Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour 2018

32 Artists Part of Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour Sept. 14-16

Every year for the past 26 years, artists who live in Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula, Fox Island and South Kitsap have opened their studios once a year for the annual Open Studio Tour. OST (as the artists call it) provides a rare opportunity … read more

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Baked Eggs in Avocado

School Mornings Made Easy

Most parents know the first few weeks of school season and new daily routines can be hectic. From stocking up on school supplies to finishing up homework, there are few unused minutes in the day. One thing that’s particularly easy to forget in … read more

7 Seas Brewing

Gig Harbor’s 7 Seas Brewing — A Homegrown Success Story

A summer afternoon or balmy evening finds the outdoor seating area at 7 Seas Brewing Co. in Gig Harbor bustling with activity. Couples, groups of friends and families share the conviviality of gathering over a pint or two of local brew, tasting new … read more

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Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

September was “Curb Appeal Month,” and before we wrap it up — along with many of the summer maintenance chores — we asked our local realtors a few questions about curb appeal. If you’re getting ready to sell your home, or simply want … read more

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Wasp Numbers on the Rebound — Avoiding the Stings

Ask any gardener, hiker or picnicker — the region’s wasp population got its sting back. “Compared to recent years, the number of wasps is considerably up,” said Richard Zack, Washington State University entomologist. Equipped with sharp stingers, craving sugar and searching for water … read more

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