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Featured Articles from the West Sound. These are the highlighted articles from the WestSound Home & Garden Magazine.

Allyn

Allyn — A Waterfront Community on Puget Sound

Any West Sound resident who has ever driven west to the ocean beaches has probably passed through the community of Allyn. This quaint, small town on Highway 3 is located on the North Bay of Case Inlet on Puget Sound. Driving through Belfair, … read more

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Pumpkin Walnut Sage Risotto

Two Fall Comfort Recipes with Seasonal Ingredients

While this autumn season will likely look different than years past, wholesome meals celebrating fall flavors provide something to look forward to. Along with fall favorites like root vegetables, Brussels sprouts, apples and cranberries, kitchen staples like walnuts also have their own prime … read more

The White House

An Evening Fit for a President

Not one of our nation's chief executives has...

Americans vote on Nov. 3 for the president of the United States — the 59th presidential election since George Washington was elected in 1788. Celebrate this quadrennial occasion by hosting a dinner party fit for a president, featuring food, libations and pastimes enjoyed … read more

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fall lawn mowing

Your Fall Yard Work Checklist for Reaping Benefits Next Spring

Autumn is no time to ignore your lawn and landscape. What you do now will determine the quality of your family yard next spring and summer, says Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), the international trade association … read more

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old gas station

Filler Up: The Fascinating History of Gas Pumps

Unless you are one of those folks gliding around it an electric vehicle, you will be making a stop at a gas station of your choice any number of times in a month. It has become a part of everyone’s routine and those machines … read more

Plant Snap

Good Plant Hunting

As we moved into our home two years ago, the gardens that were once pristine were covered in cedar tree droppings, debris, pine branches, blackberries and a menagerie of who knows what. After much cleanup, I started to find so many delicate — … read more

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children

5 Tips to Build Resilience in School-Aged Children

Resilience — the capacity to prepare for, adapt to and grow through disruption, trauma and loss — is a skill many parents want for their children. However, there is more to it than “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” or persevering through hardships. … read more

A vignette of textural contrast with the large Darmera peltata foliage and the smaller Acer ‘Orange Dream’ leaves.

A Plantsman’s Garden

In a hidden place in Kingston, there lurks a plantsman’s 5-acre garden. Walk through this special place, and you almost believe you are on a tropical island. Your eyes follow the lines of a trunk up into the canopy of fronds from the … read more

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saving money

Be Prepared: 5 Steps to Build Your Emergency Fund

Many of life’s interruptions can’t be predicted. Not having funds set aside for unexpected problems can leave you racking up high credit card debt or putting yourself in other difficult financial straits. “When it comes to savings best practices, it is especially clear … read more

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