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Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:42

Living Close to Nature

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How to Start a Community Garden

Last year, the KP came together to build a community garden at the Red Barn, our local youth center. About 30 people, including quite a few kids, showed up to build raised beds and a fence, shovel dirt and put plants in the ground. It was pretty incredible to watch our community accomplish something so big.

Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:40

Insights of an Islander

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One Summer Night

On Herron Island, visitors and residents alike are drawn almost with the pull of the tides down to beautiful North Beach. You are immediately captivated by the Olympic Mountains standing majestically beyond the surrounding waters. It’s no wonder the first pioneer chose this spot for his log home.

Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:39

Here's Something

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Call From "Not Provided"


This morning I’m lying there, dozing on one of the few days I get to sleep in for a bit, and I’m slapped awake by a phone call on my landline. I look at the clock: 8:06 a.m. Over the last few months and years, I’ve seen that time associated with a morning phone call on my landline. So even when I’m partially awake, I know without any doubt that it’s a robot calling me.

Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:38

Key Pen & Ink

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I Wauna Call It Home

Perusing Redfin’s real estate website a year ago, I fell for a gray shingled house with granny green carpet and a Gig Harbor address, hoping it would be the next fixer-home for my husband and me.