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MARCH/APRIL <strong>2023</strong><br />

gigharbor<br />

<strong>Living</strong> <strong>Local</strong><br />






& HOME<br />

GARDEN<br />


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Serving <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong><br />

Since 1961<br />

Olympic Pharmacy and Healthcare Services has grown into a<br />

leading provider of medical supplies and equipment to the Puget<br />

Sound area. Our mission is to provide our customers with the highest<br />

quality products, exceptional customer service and to be an active<br />

participant in our patients’ healthcare and well-being.<br />

HQAA<br />


4700 Pt. Fosdick Dr. Ste. 120<br />

<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

253.858.9941<br />

Home Medical Equipment | Full-Service Repair | Home Delivery | Exceptional Patient Care | <strong>Local</strong><br />

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“Carolyn and her team are exceptional!! Absolutely recommend!!!<br />

Carolyn’s phenomenal analysis provided us with an excellent insight<br />

on the overall housing market; she expertly timed when our home<br />

should be listed and how much we list our home for, which resulted<br />

in an offer on our house in three days. Carolyn and her team are true<br />

professionals with years of valuable experience and<br />

a ‘Can Do’ attitude.”<br />

- Tito and Mina<br />

“Carolyn Westmoreland is the obvious choice when looking for a<br />

realtor specializing in waterfront properties in <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA. Her<br />

knowledge of the area is only exceeded by her attention to detail<br />

and daily communication with her clients. Her on-point marketing<br />

plan was executed perfectly and generated tremendous exposure,<br />

leading to a great sale of our property. Hiring Carolyn and her team<br />

is a ‘No Brainer’!”<br />

Respectfully,<br />

Joe and Darlinda<br />



2018<br />

WINNER<br />



2019<br />

WINNER<br />



2020<br />

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2021<br />

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WINNER<br />

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Diamonds are forever~<br />

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Live Life<br />

Smiling!<br />




Pediatric Dental Specialist<br />

February was National Children's<br />

Dental Health Month and we got<br />

to visit a lot of local schools in <strong>Gig</strong><br />

<strong>Harbor</strong>! Thank you for having us.<br />


3316 56th ST. NW, STE. 100 | <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335 | 253.329.KIDS (5437)<br />

frontdesk@thekidsdentistgh.com | thekidsdentistgigharbor.com<br />

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<strong>Living</strong> <strong>Local</strong><br />

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editorial<br />

EDITOR<br />

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Taylor Shillam | Rachel Kelly<br />

design<br />

CREATIVE DIRECTOR | Maddie Horton<br />

DESIGN DIRECTOR | Darbey Russo<br />

SENIOR DESIGNER | Kennedy Pew<br />

GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Sam Stoke<br />


accounting & operations<br />

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS | Rachel Figgins<br />

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING | Allyia Briggs<br />

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | Steve Russo<br />

MANAGING PARTNER | Kim Russo<br />

contributors<br />

Colin Anderson, Brett Marlo, Allison Pollock-Pugh,<br />

Julie Reed<br />

photography<br />


In-Gear Media pg. 1, 14, 46, 48,<br />

Sensei Lānaʻi, A Four Seasons Resort pg. 94-99,<br />

Sensei by Nobu Restaurant pg. 99<br />


<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Arts Commission, Brett Marlo, Kensington<br />

Gardens, Patterson’s Market, Julie Reed<br />

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1<br />

Meet Steve Russo, Publisher<br />

Executive Director<br />

steve@like-media.com<br />

Become a Partner<br />

•<br />

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A Blessed Season<br />

to all<br />

As we close the chapter on the<br />

2022-<strong>2023</strong> winter season—<br />

which brought torrential rain and snowfall<br />

across the county—it is time to officially<br />

welcome spring.<br />

With spring comes a time of renewal and<br />

preparations for a glorious summer. In this<br />

edition of <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> <strong>Living</strong> <strong>Local</strong>, you’ll find<br />

articles that will inspire you when it comes to<br />

the spring season and all that accompanies it,<br />

from home improvement projects to spring<br />

cleaning tips, gardening for your health,<br />

and an incredible home renovation project<br />

focused on green living.<br />

Our feature article highlights what’s trending<br />

in home design for <strong>2023</strong>; it’s sure to inspire<br />

your next home project, whether it’s DIY or a<br />

hired professional.<br />

Don’t miss our business spotlight, highlighting<br />

Kensington Gardens, a Personalized Care<br />

Resort Community offering residents active<br />

resort-style living right here in <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>.<br />

In this issue you will also find <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>’s<br />

Arbor Art, and a fond farewell to a <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong><br />

treasure, Patterson’s Market.<br />

Our travel article takes you to Sensei Lāna’i, A<br />

Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii.<br />

Here at Like Media, we continue to take pride<br />

in having the opportunity to share positive<br />

and uplifting stories with our readers. It<br />

is truly inspirational to be able to connect<br />

with the people and places that make this<br />

place “home.”<br />

Wishing you all a blessed Easter season from<br />

all of us at <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> <strong>Living</strong> <strong>Local</strong>.<br />

Contact us today!<br />

<strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>Waterfront.org<br />

253.514.0071 info@ghhwa.org<br />

3311 <strong>Harbor</strong>view Dr., Suite 101,<br />

PO Box 771, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

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about the cover<br />

Nothing says “Home” like this cover photo, taken by In-Gear Media and<br />

showcasing Alinda Morris Interior Design’s recent <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> project<br />

on what we named “Driftwood Point” while shooting. Bask in the PNW<br />

glory with the expansive space and these interior and architectural<br />

trends that shed all the natural light that fills up this beautiful home.<br />

We loved being a part of a collaborative effort and working with other<br />

small businesses to bring this cover to life!<br />

AlindaMorrisInteriorDesign.com | 253.579.8431<br />

Photo by In-Gear Media<br />

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& HOME<br />

GARDEN<br />


<strong>Living</strong> <strong>Local</strong>



Honest craftsmanship in a tradition of quality<br />

“Kelley Home Services has completed a number of projects for us<br />

around the Club. The contractors and subs are always professional and<br />

courteous of our operations, and Pat and his foreman do a great job with<br />

communicating and keeping us informed of the progress.”<br />

- Tyler | General Manager<br />

Canterwood Country Club<br />

"I have had the pleasure of working with Pat Kelley with Kelley Home<br />

Services on a professional level providing residential structural engineering<br />

for KHS for well over a decade …. Pat and his team have always been great<br />

to work with. They are proficient communicators and experienced builders<br />

with capability to tackle nearly any residential project."<br />

- Jesse<br />



2022<br />

WINNER<br />



2021<br />

WINNER<br />

PO Box 757, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

pat@kelleyhomeservices.com<br />

www.kelleyhomeservices.com<br />

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contents<br />

home & garden<br />

18<br />


Subtle updates make for an easy refresh<br />

26<br />


Top tips to declutter and freshen up<br />

your space<br />

32<br />


Brokers reporting a return to some<br />

competitive multiple offers as mortgage<br />

rates decline<br />

local scene<br />

42<br />

34<br />


<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>’s Arbor Art<br />

42<br />



Remodeling with sustainability in mind:<br />

adaptive reuse<br />

46<br />


A fond farewell to Patterson’s Market<br />

+ many more ...<br />

feature<br />

46<br />

50<br />


Mix the old and new with the beauty and<br />

warmth of natural materials and bold<br />

optimistic colors<br />

health & lifestyle<br />

58<br />


Gardening for your health<br />

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march/april <strong>2023</strong><br />

50<br />

34<br />

94<br />

69<br />


Simple Solutions: Utilizing your home<br />

amenities to keep you fit<br />

+ many more ...<br />

beauty<br />

72<br />


What’s trending in nail art and which<br />

type of manicure is right for you<br />

your guide to local<br />

84<br />


‘Your Life, Your Way’<br />

86<br />


Your guide to everything local<br />

travel & leisure<br />

94<br />



A gentle wellness immersion designed<br />

by you<br />

food & entertainment<br />

100<br />


<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>’s must-try eats<br />

103<br />


Homemade Cinnamon Rolls for your<br />

Easter brunch table<br />

104<br />


All the events you won’t want to miss<br />

106<br />


Discover the meaning of Easter<br />

and some of its traditions<br />

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simple yet<br />


Subtle updates make for<br />

an easy refresh<br />

As the days continue to get longer and the temperatures slowly warmer, our<br />

urge to spend more time outside grows as well. Spring is a time of renewal,<br />

and for many that often includes decluttering, organizing and freshening<br />

up our homes both inside and out. We have a few precious months to spend outside<br />

before the bite of fall hits again. It’s paramount to enjoy these long warm days, and<br />

there are several small improvements you can do both indoors and out to make this<br />

summer even more enjoyable.<br />

While yard work isn’t the top priority of most homeowners, simplifying your<br />

landscaping will help limit the amount of time you spend weeding, raking, and<br />

hauling lawn debris away in the future. Communities all across the West are asking<br />

residents to conserve water. Droughts in the Southwest have strained watersheds, and<br />

though the Northwest isn’t suffering the same shortages, water conservation is still<br />

top of mind. Keeping a lawn and landscape green can take a tremendous amount of<br />

water, especially in between rainstorms. Replacing your landscaping with droughtresistant<br />

plants and grasses not only decreases your water use, but lowers your water<br />


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ill and, in some cases, can even qualify you<br />

for a regional tax incentive.<br />

There are many kinds of plants, tall and<br />

short decorative grasses, as well as herbs<br />

and ground cover that require much less<br />

water to thrive. When planting, keep things<br />

close together to help shade the soil and<br />

protect the moisture barrier. Also, be sure to<br />

cover the soil with porous rocks, or mulch.<br />

Professional gardeners and landscapers in<br />

your area will also be familiar with native<br />

plants to specific regions and can offer more<br />

detailed recommendations.<br />

If you want to rid yourself of mowing entirely,<br />

you might consider artificial turf. Materials<br />

have come a long way since the spongy<br />

bright green surfaces we most associate with<br />

baseball and soccer fields. Today’s turf is<br />

tailored to many situations depending on<br />

use; everything from durable high traffic to<br />

kids/pets, to decorative gardens. There are<br />

three main materials used: nylon, which feels<br />

most like natural grass but is not as durable;<br />

polypropylene, which is highly durable but<br />

does not have the same natural look as nylon;<br />

or polyethylene, which has a more natural<br />

look and is easier for pet clean-up and light<br />

usage. While more expensive than sod, the<br />

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long-term water and time savings might just outweigh the upfront cost.<br />

While still outside, you might also consider an outdoor dining area.<br />

Those who enjoy their deck already might simply look to add<br />

an updated table and seating or possibly a large sun shade<br />

in order to enjoy the space during all conditions. Putting<br />

in a single-level patio is also not as difficult or as long<br />

of a project as it might seem. Choose whether you<br />

want poured concrete, pavers, or a slightly elevated<br />

deck with either wood or composite materials.<br />

Contractors should be able to finish a job in less<br />

than a week, and with careful planning, the<br />

DIY crowd should be able to do the same over<br />

a couple of weekends.<br />

Inside the home, one of the easiest ways to<br />

brighten and freshen up your look is to put a<br />

new coat of paint on the walls. While color is<br />

always a personal choice, dark and charcoal<br />

grays as well as raspberry reds are a trending<br />

favorite of designers in <strong>2023</strong>. Vintage colors<br />

from the ‘70s to early ‘80s, like mustard<br />

yellows and pale greens, are also becoming<br />

fashionable for those wanting a trendy and<br />

bolder look.<br />

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a cluttered shed<br />

or garage, there are some simple steps you can<br />

take to not only organize but create more space<br />

and peace of mind. Generally speaking, the more<br />

upright and off the ground your items are, the<br />

more space you will have. Metal shelving is<br />

easily installed with a couple of screws<br />

into the stud. You can stack these<br />

high to put less utilized<br />

items like holiday<br />

decorations up<br />

and out of the<br />

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A Northwest Tradition of quality homes designed<br />

and built to reflect your lifestyle<br />


We are a local custom home builder celebrating 25 years of home building servicing the South Puget Sound. Our team and in-house<br />

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way. Vertical tool racks are also an easy way to keep your rakes, shovels and brooms upright, taking up as little<br />

space as possible. You’ll be amazed at how much space you’ll save by putting in a wall-mounted bike rack,<br />

and the tried-and-true peg board is an easy place to store and see small tools. Finally, tuck away kid toys,<br />

decorations, seasonal goods, camping equipment, etc. in large plastic tubs and place them on your shelving.<br />

Just be sure to label each.<br />

While an entire home exterior paint job might be out of the budget, a few simple upgrades can also freshen up<br />

your home’s curbside appearance. Start with a new mailbox, something that speaks to your personality. Next,<br />

try updating your address numbers to something more modern. While you are at it, paint or stain the front<br />

door. Finally, take your porch or garage lights to the next level with LED lighting, which can change colors<br />

dependent on your mood or the season with a simple swipe of your phone.<br />

While there is seemingly always some improvement we can make to our living spaces, summer is not the time<br />

to get bogged down with a month’s long project. Give your home a small refresh this spring, and you’ll be ready<br />

for an even more enjoyable summer.<br />

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Unique gifts, home decor<br />

and women’s fashion<br />

Our Halo Dolly Votives reflect light, love & gives back to local<br />

charities. Each is hand-blown locally and each is unique.<br />

Stamped with our dolly mama logo and heart on the bottom<br />

makes these even more special.<br />

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C L E A N<br />

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freshen up your space<br />

Spring is here, and it’s time to open up the windows, and let in that fresh air! Which will, no doubt,<br />

invigorate you with new springy energy. All that nonsense of snuggling up in the oversized chair,<br />

next to the fire, under a pile of your favorite books, is over. It’s time to put on a pair of shoes (with<br />

socks), brush your hair and shake off the winter sluggishness. All your winter blues are forgotten<br />

upon the arrival of sweet sunshine. No doubt this new attitude will inspire a general tidying of<br />

winter’s clutter—clutter that has grown into a much larger pile than you thought. It makes sense<br />

that you might have to store heavy blankets on higher shelves, or bag up your winter sweaters,<br />

but when oh when did you get comfortable just grabbing clean clothes unfolded directly from the<br />

couch? Here are six tips to get you started on your cleaning frenzy right!<br />


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01<br />

Prioritize<br />

Action Items.<br />

What within your house gets you moving and active?<br />

What gets your kids moving and active? Start by<br />

creatively fitting out those spaces for efficiency.<br />

One such example might be the door/entry area.<br />

The windowsills or walls can be outfitted with heavy<br />

duty hooks, each designated to a member of the<br />

household for all their bags, scarves, light jackets,<br />

etc. Another often busy space is the dinner table,<br />

which also doubles as the art and homework table.<br />

A rolling caddy full of art supplies, pencils and<br />

paper is a wonderful way to organize your table<br />

for activity.<br />

02<br />

What within your house gets you moving and active?<br />

What gets your kids moving and active? Start by<br />

creatively fitting out those spaces for efficiency. One<br />

such example might be the door/entry area. The<br />

windowsills or walls can be outfitted with heavy duty<br />

hooks, each designated to a member of the household<br />

for all their bags, scarves, light jackets, etc. Another<br />

often busy space is the dinner table, which also doubles<br />

as the art and homework table. A rolling caddy full of<br />

art supplies, pencils and paper is a wonderful way to<br />

organize your table for activity.<br />

Create<br />

Space.<br />

This is easier said than done, but every home has<br />

unused space. It just takes a little creativity to<br />

unlock it. Look around your home and notice the<br />

blank spaces: the walls, the windowsills or the<br />

ceiling are great starts. For example, in the kitchen,<br />

pots and pans are easily hung from the ceiling and<br />

look especially lovely over an island. Little corner<br />

nooks can hold corner shelves, where a potted<br />

plant might fit just right. The point is to get things<br />

off the floor or counter, and up in the light.<br />

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03<br />

Appreciate<br />

Meaningful Items.<br />

It’s time to put things that are precious to you<br />

out into the light, so that your space reminds<br />

you of your happy experiences. However, all<br />

those small knickknacks, pictures, sentimental<br />

baby clothes and toys can’t just be laid out or<br />

they’ll catch dust. Consider framing items that<br />

you really appreciate. Another useful idea for<br />

organizing meaningful items that rotate (think of<br />

all those cute pictures your children draw) is to<br />

pull a string across a wall and clothespin items<br />

along the line. A drawer or an attic is hardly the<br />

place for things that remind you of your most<br />

precious memories.<br />

04<br />

Organize<br />

According to Use.<br />

Any one space, corner, closet or shelf has a<br />

purpose, and everything has its place. A home<br />

is functional as much as it is livable. For example:<br />

Make cleaning easier by putting regularly used<br />

cleaning supplies in a grab-and-go caddy.<br />

The caddy can be pulled (or carried) in and<br />

out of wherever you put it, easily cleaned and<br />

emptied, and is easily brought from one room<br />

to the next. This tip is also useful in the kitchen,<br />

which can easily be divided into sections with<br />

items stored according to use (baking, stovetop,<br />

beverage, etc.).<br />

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05<br />

Beautify Your<br />

Clutter Spaces.<br />

This doesn’t mean get rid of them. Or even clean<br />

them out. Every house has spots where stuff just<br />

collects. Instead of shunning those spaces by<br />

closing them up, embrace them as necessary.<br />

The junk drawer can be beautified by separating<br />

necessary household items into various small<br />

baskets (batteries in one basket, sharpies in the<br />

other). The basket method can also be used to<br />

catch stuff in various clutter corners, to be cleaned<br />

out and put away when you have the time.<br />

06<br />

Declutter<br />

Sustainably.<br />

Start by thinking of some simple rules to follow<br />

to ensure that your house stays less cluttered<br />

throughout the flurry of spring and summer activity.<br />

The “eight-minute rule” is one such example.<br />

The rule is simple: For longer chores that require<br />

dedicated time, set a timer for eight minutes. At<br />

the end of eight minutes, you may not be done<br />

with all the window washing or dusting, but you<br />

will have put a real dent in what may need to be<br />

done over the weekend.<br />

Following some, or all, of these tips will help make<br />

next year’s spring cleaning all that much easier!<br />

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Market Report<br />

Brokers reporting a return to some<br />

competitive multiple offers as mortgage<br />

rates decline<br />


NWMLS reports, “Pending sales around Washington state reached the highest level since October<br />

and surged nearly 44 percent from December, according to the January report from the Northwest<br />

Multiple Listing Service. Last month’s 5,776 mutually accepted offers were down about 9 percent<br />

from a year ago, but brokers seemed encouraged by the ‘favorable spike.’”<br />

This data is encouraging, as the interest rate sticker shock that the home buyers experienced mid-year of 2022<br />

has been mitigated some by three events—all of which are advantages to the home buyer:<br />

1. Rates: Mortgage interest rates have settled down a bit from their peak levels in late spring 2022. This is a sign<br />

of leveling off inflation after a 40-year high, also the government’s typical response to a recession (two quarters<br />

of down markets).<br />

2. Seasonal influx: Listings always surge in the spring and summer. The holiday lull has passed, the weather<br />

tends to dry out and life returns to gardens, making it the most popular time to list. This always relieves some<br />

pressure for the buyer that has been surfing the lowest of the low inventory levels of the middle of winter.<br />

3. Return of some buyer terms: Sellers have also adjusted to and become more receptive to the idea of more<br />

favorable buyer-friendly negotiations and terms. Inspections have returned and sellers are okay with it!<br />

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the increase in inventory. I am optimistic that the downturn of the market is over and that spring<br />

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an increase in the average sales price, reporting $571,154 for January <strong>2023</strong> compared to $552,671<br />

in December of 2022. Kitsap County also experienced an increase in the average sales price,<br />

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Canvas in the<br />

TREES<br />

<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>’s Arbor Art<br />


The <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Arts Commission, with the<br />

financial support of the <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> City<br />

Council, is commissioning art on tree “snags”<br />

to bring beauty in unexpected places. A snag<br />

is a stump cut down by the city for reasons of safety,<br />

such as when a tree is showing signs of falling in public<br />

locations. Recently, there have been a considerable<br />

number of tree snags in Grandview Forest due to a type<br />

of rot that has infected the roots of some of our local<br />

trees. The rot lives in the soil and spreads through pine<br />

tree root systems, affecting the tree and its surrounding<br />

neighbors. Eventually the roots disintegrate, leaving<br />

a root ball that might be something like 3-feet wide,<br />

while the canopy stretches upward up to 120-feet high<br />

in a seemingly healthy fashion. Such trees are a hazard<br />

for falling—and a danger to the public if located in<br />

public places.<br />

Forty such trees were cut down in the Grandview<br />

Forest for this reason, leaving stumps of various heights<br />

scattered throughout. Lynn Stevenson, a commissioner<br />

“This was a great<br />

opportunity to create<br />

something fun and<br />

unexpected. How can<br />

we turn the loss of the<br />

trees into something<br />

that brings joy?”<br />

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of the <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Arts Commission, was walking<br />

through the forest when she spotted the snags. Here were<br />

deteriorating trees, but Lynn saw something different.<br />

“This was a great opportunity to create something fun<br />

and unexpected. How can we turn the loss of the trees<br />

into something that brings joy?” recalls Lynn. Thus began<br />

the Art Commission’s movements to make the trees into<br />

living art, with Lynn heading up the effort. The project is<br />

called <strong>Harbor</strong> Arbor Art.<br />

The idea was so innovative and fun that it captured the<br />

heart and imagination of the other arts commissioners.<br />

Charlee Glock Johnson, the chair and representative<br />

of the Arts Commission, was quick to shout praise for<br />

Lynn’s ability to recognize the potential of the snags as a<br />

beautiful canvas, and she was happy to see Lynn head the<br />

project. “It is always an interesting project, and we feel<br />

quite fortunate,” shares Charlee.<br />

The snag art is part of a larger stipend for the support<br />

of public art and artisans, which is distributed annually<br />

for various budgeted projects. These art projects equally<br />

enliven our community with beauty and life. The <strong>Harbor</strong><br />

Arbor Art (HAA) is especially unique for its ability to<br />

bring purpose and life to dead trees. The city council has<br />

no trouble approving the Arbor Art as one of the yearly<br />

projects included in the budget, as it has since become<br />

very popular.<br />

Once the budget is approved, the challenge is then to<br />

find a suitable snag. As you can imagine, not all snags are<br />

suitable for art. Some are too far along in their process<br />

of becoming mulch, some too short, and still some aren’t<br />

a wide enough canvas. Thankfully this isn’t too difficult,<br />

as Lynn is open to community communication on good<br />

prospects, works closely with the commission, and<br />

is an avid walker. Thus far, all snags have been located<br />

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The <strong>Harbor</strong> Arbor<br />

Art (HAA) is<br />

especially unique<br />

for its ability to<br />

bring purpose and<br />

life to dead trees.<br />

in Grandview Forest, but it’s not essential that all art<br />

be located there. After finding a suitable canvas, Lynn<br />

then supervises a Call for Artists and oversees their<br />

approval. The Call for Artists is sent to the city marketing<br />

department for widespread distribution, as well as<br />

personally shared with people who might be interested.<br />

Once an artist is selected, the project begins!<br />

The first two years of the HAA project, George Kenny was<br />

selected as the recipient of the stipend. The last couple<br />

of years, Jeff Samudosky picked up the project, carving<br />

animals into the snag (Jeff is known for the sculpture in<br />

Crescent View Park). Artists are given creative license<br />

by the council to illustrate their artistic vision, and as<br />

such the art is ever evolving. Every year has a different<br />

outcome, which makes the yearly prospect an exciting<br />

one. Art is an ever-expanding and changing process;<br />

thankfully the Arts Commission is open to innovation.<br />

This year the <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Arts Commission will once<br />

again be making a Call for Artists to receive the stipend<br />

for snag art. The commission isn’t stuck on only creating<br />

art in Grandview Forest, nor do they require that it be<br />

chainsaw art. They are open to all ideas and are generally<br />

excited for new and varied projects that will beautify<br />

our community.<br />

Keep yourself informed on future projects commissioned<br />

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city website, Cityof<strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>.net under government,<br />

advisory boards and then arts commission. Of course,<br />

you can also keep your eye on anything the city media<br />

department shares through all the expected channels.<br />

Due to its popularity, <strong>Harbor</strong> Arbor Art will be back<br />

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Nicollette LeTellier works at Swift<br />

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specialist. It is her job to introduce<br />

students to science, technology,<br />

engineering and math and their potential<br />

for solving a diverse range of problems. She<br />

has been a teacher for 18 years, beginning in<br />

Vicenza, Italy, with a Department of Defense<br />

Education activity in 2004. Her husband,<br />

Lt. Colonel Todd LeTellier, is an aerospace<br />

engineer and space operations engineer<br />

in the military. At the time of Nicollette’s<br />

beginnings in education, they were stationed<br />

in Italy. After four years there, she taught as a<br />

substitute teacher for several years and is now<br />

in her seventh year as a STEM specialist in<br />

the Peninsula School District.<br />

Nicollette has the opportunity to enrich a<br />

very diverse population of students through<br />

STEM, which is naturally hands-on. This is<br />

especially true for those who don’t excel in<br />

the traditional model of school. Students get<br />

very excited about designing, building and<br />

testing. “I love watching kids go through the<br />

engineering design process to try new things,<br />

fail, and then try again until they get it right,”<br />

she shares. “I think we really need problemsolvers<br />

in our society, and I want to teach kids<br />

that there is no easy answer to many of our<br />

questions, and the goal is perseverance.”<br />

Much like her students, Nicollette is also<br />

deeply engaged in problem-solving and<br />

possesses a lot of perseverance. During<br />

the summer, like many teachers, Nicollette<br />

attends various trainings meant to provide<br />

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new resources for her students. She is<br />

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“I plan to attend<br />

Harvey Mudd College<br />

in Claremont,<br />

California, and play<br />

football there while<br />

I earn my degree in<br />

mathematics.”<br />

Grady Johnson, Senior<br />

Peninsula High School<br />

Grady Johnson is an 18-year-old<br />

senior at Peninsula High School.<br />

When asked his thoughts for the<br />

future, he didn’t hesitate. “I plan<br />

to attend Harvey Mudd College in Claremont,<br />

California, and play football there while I earn<br />

my degree in mathematics.” That confidence<br />

has served him well as he’s maintained a<br />

3.988 GPA while taking 12 honors/collegelevel<br />

classes.<br />

Throughout his academic career, he feels that<br />

multiple teachers have had an impact on his<br />

life, and he has appreciated that influence.<br />

However, he wanted to highlight both Mr.<br />

Pratz and Mr. Blair, who taught him that<br />

math and English can be fun. He’s enjoyed<br />

English, but math is where he truly has found<br />

something that he wants to really invest in.<br />

Both math and science have applications in<br />

daily life, which fascinates Grady. No doubt<br />

the intricate complexities of the subjects<br />

intrigue him. He has shown real promise in<br />

mathematics and is interested in pursuing it<br />

as his future vocation. He’s not sure exactly<br />

what he wants to do once he gets his degree<br />

in mathematics but feels good saying that<br />

he would most likely pursue a job as a<br />

teacher, actuary or statistical analyst. There’s<br />

lots of opportunity in math, so it’s good to<br />

have options.<br />

In addition to his impressive academic efforts<br />

(12 honors classes!), Grady plays football.<br />

After becoming a two-time 1st Team All-<br />

League football player, he was selected as team<br />

captain this year. In contrast to his active body<br />

and mind, he enjoys the easy pace of listening<br />

to music, cooking and golfing. At 18, he is<br />

already well rounded in who he is as a person,<br />

which is one of the many traits that will most<br />

likely serve him well moving forward into his<br />

next educational endeavor.<br />

This next year will bring new and swift<br />

changes, and with it, most likely, some<br />

challenges. It’s wonderful that he has already<br />

had opportunities to pursue his specific<br />

interests, as well as challenge himself with<br />

honors classes for college credit. It sounds<br />

like he’s ready for whatever life might throw<br />

at him. There’s nothing like a solid foundation<br />

to bring about strong success, which Grady<br />

has in abundance. Good luck, Grady. We’re<br />

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“I have been interested<br />

in veterinary medicine<br />

ever since I was little<br />

and have always<br />

looked forward<br />

toward my goal to be a<br />

veterinarian.”<br />

Campbell Stegeman, Senior<br />

Peninsula High School<br />

Campbell Stegeman is a senior at<br />

Peninsula High School and has<br />

a wide range of interests and<br />

successes throughout her student<br />

career. First, it is important to note that she<br />

has always been interested in science and<br />

animals. “I have been interested in veterinary<br />

medicine ever since I was little and have<br />

always looked forward toward my goal to be<br />

a veterinarian,” says Campbell.<br />

This means that she has focused mostly on<br />

science throughout her schooling, not only<br />

because she enjoys it but because she knows<br />

it’s something she’ll need going forward. Her<br />

plan is to attend Montana State University<br />

to major in their pre-veterinary pathway,<br />

then Washington State University for their<br />

veterinary school and eventually earn her<br />

doctorate. From there she wants to be a large<br />

animal and wildlife veterinarian.<br />

She also loves to do anything that involves<br />

being outdoors, so her goals suit her<br />

perfectly. Her specific interests include<br />

hiking, rock climbing and motorcycling.<br />

She combines this with volunteer work at<br />

veterinary hospitals. Other volunteer work<br />

includes being the webmaster of Peninsula<br />

Highschool’s Key Club. She has also played<br />

soccer for four years, and this year her team,<br />

which she is team captain, is at the top of<br />

their league. She also serves as team captain<br />

for her school’s girls’ wrestling team, even<br />

though this is her first year. She has been<br />

welcomed to the team with open arms, and<br />

she wishes that she could have enjoyed the<br />

sport earlier.<br />

With all this focus on science and active<br />

sports, Campbell has avoided art. However,<br />

more recently she decided to take ceramics—<br />

and it has become her favorite class. “I<br />

realized how important it is to be and express<br />

creativity,” she says. In her downtime she<br />

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She wanted to additionally express her<br />

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Remodeling with sustainability in mind:<br />

adaptive reuse<br />

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Recently, my family’s living situation abruptly ended.<br />

Optimistically, I looked at it as an opportunity for change.<br />

My girls, now teenagers, were tired of living tiny (less than<br />

200 square feet). Their latest request, “I want a door with a<br />

bedroom behind it!” Well, I suppose it seemed a reasonable enough<br />

request after living tiny for five years, their rooms “lofts.”<br />

We looked for a property that could be easily altered to meet our<br />

goals, and we were lucky enough to find the right spot: a smallish<br />

home at 1,200 square feet, with an 800-square-foot unfinished<br />

basement. The house, built in the 1940s, was a rental for decades and<br />

desperately needed some love. At first sight, we knew we could create<br />

accessible intergenerational living on the main floor and a small<br />

rental in the basement.<br />

As to expect in any remodel, there will be unwanted surprises that<br />

will increase the project timeline and cost more than your original<br />

budget. We did not come out unscathed even with all of our planning<br />

and experience. During deconstruction, we found out that our home<br />

did not have any drywall or insulation, the sheathing of the house<br />

was merely quarter-inch plywood, buried tanks were in our way of<br />

the new basement entry, and the attic was home to generations of<br />

decaying squirrels.<br />

Despite all the remodeling challenges, we love our home. Sharing<br />

our experiences and employing the Rs as a framework, we hope to<br />

help guide you in achieving your dream remodel. Here are tips on<br />

how you can meet your goals and vision while weaving sustainability<br />

through your project.<br />

Reimagine how much of the existing structure can be reused.<br />

Reorganize the layout to meet remodel goals that minimize expansion.<br />

We intentionally designed our home to be intergenerational, mixing<br />

typical bedrooms, accessible bedrooms, an accessible bathroom<br />

with typical bathrooms and adding a basement ADU (accessory<br />

dwelling unit.)<br />

Reject buying materials that create unhealthy indoor air quality,<br />

as this will not achieve the quality of life you are investing in the<br />

remodel. We opted for healthier materials and refused to buy from<br />

sources that have questionable business practices.<br />

Rethink traditional ways of doing things; this may be the best<br />

way to meet your goals. Design for the future. Consider aging in<br />

place or universal design, installing future blocking for handrails,<br />

conduit for future solar or designing for disassembly. By creating an<br />

exterior entrance for a studio basement rental unit, we are now able<br />

to provide an affordable rental and help reduce our out-of-pocket<br />

monthly overhead. When desired products are not available, costs<br />

are high or trends are overplayed, consider making changes. We<br />

by BRETT MARLO<br />

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that fit your<br />

intentions.<br />

chose yellow cedar instead of red cedar, which ultimately<br />

led to a uniquely warm exterior.<br />

Reduce the scope of your project by designing<br />

multifunctional spaces and creating storage along<br />

circulation zones, which reduces the need for the amount<br />

of materials and labor needed; helping you stay within<br />

budget. You can also reduce creating new materials when<br />

you purchase reclaimed goods. We purchased wood<br />

doors constructed from reclaimed fir, and their look<br />

and feel was a much better outcome than we would have<br />

achieved otherwise.<br />

Reuse or offer items to others for reuse. We were able to<br />

give another life to windows, doors, sinks, toilets, lighting<br />

and hardware by sharing them. The dirt excavated for the<br />

basement entry went to good use in a friend’s backyard.<br />

We even made new friends by offering neighbors bricks<br />

from the deconstructed chimney stack.<br />

Repair, remake, repurpose when searching for materials;<br />

consider used or blemished items. By trimming or<br />

mending them, the end products are richer both in form<br />

and story. We collected old cedar fencing from local<br />

residents, which became the cladding for our exterior<br />

porches, fencing and shed siding.<br />

Recycle by labeling waste bins to separate construction<br />

waste from reusable items. We employed a mixed waste<br />

construction waste dumpster and were able to recycle the<br />

bulk of our deconstruction waste.<br />

Remember, any project is more rewarding when there’s<br />

time to be thoughtful. Take time to find inspiring<br />

designs that fit your intentions. Seek out craftspeople,<br />

both local and regional. Remember to remain flexible<br />

when challenges arise; there’s no such thing as a remodel<br />

without those, and fresh solutions often make the project<br />

even better than you first imagined!<br />

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Most importantly, remember that laughter gets you<br />

through this journey. The ups and downs will become the<br />

best parts of the story you will remember and tell. Before<br />

you know it, the project will be complete, and you will<br />

be enjoying your newly created space; proud of how you<br />

handled your journey.

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‘A <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong><br />

Treasure’:<br />

A Fond Farewell to<br />

Patterson’s Market<br />

<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> looks back<br />

on 43-year community<br />

treasure following closure<br />


After more than 43 years, local favorite Patterson’s Farm<br />

Market closed their doors at the end of 2022. Owned<br />

and operated by <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> natives Rick and Shelli<br />

Patterson, the market became not only a landmark<br />

on the corner of 38th Avenue and 56th Street but a<br />

cherished piece of many seasonal traditions. From spring flowers and<br />

summer fruits and veggies to a pumpkin extravaganza in autumn and<br />

winter tree farm, Patterson’s has brought a lot of love and memories to<br />

<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> families.<br />

“Patterson’s was my first job in high school,” recalls Candace (Gwynn)<br />

Robson. “Rick and Shelli became like family—it felt like a second<br />

home more than a job. As an adult, I brought my kids to the market for<br />

flowers, fresh produce, cider, pumpkins, and the famous “BOO” photo.<br />

I have treasured memories from the market and am so grateful for the<br />

experience the Patterson family brought to the <strong>Harbor</strong>.”<br />

What started as a family run produce stand turned into a community<br />

staple. Rain or shine, ice storms, or snowmageddon, the market<br />

brought families together and joy to neighbors. “What I will miss<br />

most is their friendly shop. It always felt like the neighborhood shop.<br />

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Even on rainy days when the parking lot was muddy, they were smiling<br />

and happy to help us. <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> has truly lost a gem,” share Paul and<br />

Elizabeth Bramkamp.<br />

In spring and summer, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> locals headed to Patterson’s for flowers,<br />

fresh fruit and berries. Sonja Ellingson Hoff reminisces, “I lived down the<br />

road, and when my kids were little, we would walk to the market, pick up<br />

some peaches, and enjoy the free bounce house. I have no idea where I’ll<br />

find fruit near as good.”<br />

A resounding favorite was Patterson’s in autumn. Providing picturesque<br />

photo-ops, kids would joyfully race rubber duckies, challenge the giant<br />

bean bag toss, and search for the perfect (or not-so-perfect) pumpkin.<br />

Fall favorites like caramel apples and fresh kettle corn made the market a<br />

pumpkin-hunters paradise. “Growing up, my family went to Patterson’s<br />

every year for pumpkins, and I continued that tradition with my kids.<br />

When we drive by, they still talk about their pumpkins. We’ll miss that<br />

tradition, but we’re so thankful to the Patterson family for such great<br />

memories,” smiles Morgan Brown.<br />

A charming Christmas tree farm fit for a holiday movie brought families<br />

back each year for their traditional tree hunt at Patterson’s. Karen<br />

Casteel Larson shares, “They (Patterson’s Farm Market) have formed the<br />

seasonal fabric of my family for so many years. First, waiting for spring<br />

and the lovely annual flower starts, then summer produce, followed by<br />

pumpkins and fun family games, and ending the year with the most<br />

outstanding Christmas trees in <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>. They will be sorely missed in<br />

every season.”<br />

In writing this article, I received dozens of grateful messages recounting<br />

stories from Patterson’s Farm Market. It was clear that while the market<br />

was cherished by many, the Patterson family leaves a lasting legacy in<br />

our community—and our <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> friends and neighbors are deeply<br />

thankful for so many beloved memories.<br />

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HOME<br />

DESIGN<br />

TRENDS<br />

Nod to Nature<br />






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The prospect of design updates<br />

often brings visions of the family<br />

and friends you’ll host and the<br />

memories you’ll make in your<br />

new space.<br />

E<br />

ach spring, new flower buds<br />

emerge from the long-dormant<br />

earth, basking the world in color<br />

and sparking feelings of renewal, change<br />

and fresh starts. Spring is nature’s gentle<br />

way of shaking us awake after a period of<br />

hibernation—inspiring and energizing us<br />

with longer days and more sunlight. While<br />

some opt for traditional spring cleaning,<br />

others embrace the nudge offered by the<br />

season change and choose to rejuvenate<br />

their living spaces.<br />

The prospect of design updates often brings<br />

visions of the family and friends you’ll<br />

host and the memories you’ll make in your<br />

new space. As you start researching design<br />

trends, it’s easy to get lost down the neverending<br />

Pinterest rabbit hole. The countless<br />

options and opinions can quickly become<br />

overwhelming, causing major decision<br />

paralysis. You want your space to feel like<br />

it belongs in this decade (or century), but<br />

trends can be fleeting, and any significant<br />

changes need to withstand the test of time.<br />

Your home is a personal space—it should be<br />

a calm and comforting place that considers<br />

your lifestyle and reflects what you like.<br />

Connecting with the earth and bringing a<br />

feeling of groundedness into your home is<br />

reflected in the home design trends this year.<br />

People are seeking stability and peace within<br />

their homes, reaching for warm neutrals<br />

with pops of rich colors, natural materials<br />

and versatile pieces that make you feel safe,<br />

comfortable and inspired.<br />

A place we often start when considering a<br />

home redesign is colors—and not just paint.<br />

Wallpaper with bold patterns and textures<br />

add visual interest to a myriad of surfaces<br />

throughout the house. Colors affect our<br />

mood, emotions and energy level, making<br />

them an important factor in aesthetic and<br />

overall vibe.<br />

While neutrals have a timeless appeal,<br />

people are ditching the cool white and gray<br />

colors for creamy earth tones that give off<br />

a homey feeling and warmer brown shades<br />

that anchor the space and make us feel more<br />

grounded. Sherwin Williams’ announced<br />

their color of the year as Redend Point<br />

(SW 9081)), a romantic warm neutral that<br />

embodies all things cozy and tranquil.<br />

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HOUSE.<br />

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Celebrate Spring<br />

Spring<br />

Meet the fountain for Uptown Easter Egg Hunt at 10am.<br />

Easter Bunny visits, fun children’s activities and family Zumba<br />

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Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 12th at Uptown <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>.<br />

Celebrate Spring<br />

It’s all your style, your Uptown.<br />


Open Monday-Saturday 10am to 8pm<br />

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Sunday 11am to 6pm<br />


Highway 16 to Exit 10, Olympic Drive<br />

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Paired with creamier neutrals are bold colors that elicit a desired emotion from the space. Soothing greens, deep<br />

blues and rich berry hues are taking center stage in <strong>2023</strong>. Benjamin Moore chose a vibrant red-orange called<br />

Raspberry Blush (2008-30) as their color of the year for <strong>2023</strong>—this bold and refreshing hue energizes a room for<br />

maximum impact. Mossy and deep shades of green are almost considered neutral for their versatility—used to<br />

upgrade furniture and décor or make a bold wall color while balancing a room.<br />

Bringing natural elements into your home means embracing the inconsistencies, imperfections and unique<br />

beauty in raw, natural materials. Cookie-cutter design pieces from big-box stores made from synthetic materials<br />

are being replaced with a newfound (or renewed) appreciation for durable, long-lasting organic materials.<br />

Meaningfully investing in a few masterfully crafted pieces built for longevity is being more highly valued as<br />

people want a story or connection to the items they keep in their homes.<br />

One of the most beautiful and often underappreciated design materials is front and center: natural wood.<br />

Furniture and design elements crafted from light- or mid-toned woods that lovingly embrace the natural artistry<br />

of high-contrast grains add warmth and texture to a room. Think 1960’s and 1970’s rich mahogany end tables or<br />

dark oak shelving. Even natural wood cabinets are making a comeback, mingling with natural stone to create a<br />

mixed material kitchen. Integrate other wood touches with wooden-legged chairs, swap out picture frames for<br />

wood versions, or display that one-of-a-kind wood carving you found in your grandma’s basement.<br />

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The desire to feel more grounded and connected with the earth<br />

means a shift from sterile white kitchens to natural materials,<br />

whimsical colors, patterns and textures. Natural stone slabs for<br />

kitchen countertops and backsplashes paired with dynamic colored<br />

cabinets and warm wood accents are inviting and functional to an<br />

area where families often congregate. While quartz remains a more<br />

economical choice, colorful marbles, soapstone and limestone with<br />

exaggerated, contrasting veining will become more prominent.<br />

Not looking to do a complete overhaul? Swapping out your<br />

backsplash, painting your island a vibrant hue, or even installing<br />

a warm walnut butcher-block island makes a huge difference and<br />

doesn’t require construction.<br />

After all the change and chaos of the past several years, there’s a<br />

general desire to reconnect with the things that really matter.<br />

Mixing vintage pieces into your contemporary space elicits a sense<br />

of nostalgic comfort and further personalizes your space. Adding<br />

meaningful objects such as heirloom pieces or sentimental items<br />

add character and depth to the space. Who doesn’t love a story<br />

about the antique table your great uncle brought all the way from<br />

Armenia? Pieces like these are part of your story and bring a sense<br />

of history into your home.<br />

look by thoughtfully picking out individual pieces that you love.<br />

Peruse an antique store for treasures, and refurbish them to make<br />

them your own. Or display unique trinkets, vases or sculptures<br />

found while traveling. Vintage furniture, heirloom accessories and<br />

one-of-a-kind, personalized pieces mix beautifully with modern<br />

styles and are more sustainable than short-term, disposable items.<br />

Combining antiques with a new, modern design can spark beloved<br />

memories while honoring a bygone era and adding timeless<br />

elegance to your space.<br />

The architectural design and environment surrounding your<br />

home can also help inspire your design. A French country interior<br />

can feel out of place in a modern contemporary home, and a<br />

mid-century modern style can feel conflicted in a coastal beach<br />

house. Additionally, homes with ample shade from surrounding<br />

evergreen trees may select light-reflecting colors to brighten the<br />

interior. A home basking in warm, golden sunlight may need cool<br />

colors to balance the bright warmth.<br />

While these home design trends are things to consider, they<br />

shouldn’t be the deciding factor. Your home should be a place<br />

where you feel relaxed and content; somewhere that reflects who<br />

you are and what you love.<br />

Even if you don’t have familial heirloom items, you can create the<br />

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How Does Your<br />

Gardening for your health<br />

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Garden Grow?<br />


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G<br />

ardening is an investment in your well-being.<br />

Vegetables, flowers, mushrooms, orchards or<br />

trees … whatever is planted well will thrive.<br />

And if it thrives, you thrive. The benefits of gardening are<br />

numerous: from an increased sense of wellness to healthy<br />

levels of vitamin D. The effort of gardening counts as<br />

exercise and the product of gardening often leads to an<br />

interest in eating healthier. No doubt about it, when you<br />

get outside to plant, you harvest health. Also, planting a<br />

garden is just beautiful. The scent of the apple blossoms<br />

carried on the wind acts as aromatherapy. The sight of<br />

green growing things encourages life under the ground<br />

and above it, from worms to bees and butterflies. It’s no<br />

wonder why we flock to forests, lakes and outdoor spaces<br />

at all times of the year. Gardening makes those outdoor<br />

spaces accessible just outside our door. Here are a few<br />

ways your garden can promote your everyday health.<br />

First, ask yourself, “How does my garden grow?” Yes,<br />

it’s a children’s nursery rhyme, but it’s also a good rule<br />

of thumb when planning out your garden. You want the<br />

health benefits of your garden to last throughout the year,<br />

so it’s important to consider which plants will bring you<br />

the most joy. If you want the garden to benefit you every<br />

day, year-around, you have to plant a garden that you find<br />

sustainable. For some this means planting plants that seed<br />

themselves. Examples of such plants include potatoes,<br />

onions, anything in the mint family, evergreens, and a<br />

huge variety of flowers. Self-seeding plants require very<br />

little tilling and maintenance, and practically thrive on<br />

their own.<br />

Some gardens are made up of well-organized “weeds”<br />

(by far the easiest sort of garden to grow), which are<br />

exceptionally hardy in addition to being self-seeding.<br />

When growing exceptionally boisterous plants, you might<br />

consider planting in pots or plots. Examples include<br />

anything in the dandelion family, mints, many herbs,<br />

clover, sunchokes, and different grasses. Many of the herbs<br />

and berries harvested for health benefits in the forests and<br />

fields are considered “weeds.”<br />

Another very practical approach to gardening for your<br />

health means planting things that you enjoy eating, perhaps<br />

things that you don’t always find fresh in the grocery store.<br />

There’s no reason to become completely reliant upon your<br />

garden, although it is nice to peruse the garden for dinner<br />

rather than take a trip to the grocery store. However, the<br />

more vegetables and fruits you plant, the more you will<br />

find yourself branching out and enjoying things that you<br />

didn’t know you liked. This often has to do with the very<br />

real taste difference between fresh garden produce and<br />

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“<br />

Investing in<br />

a garden is<br />

investing in<br />

your home<br />

and your<br />

health.<br />

”<br />

A vegetable garden is accessible, and it opens up doors to produce<br />

and delicious foods that we might have not previously had. This<br />

encourages us to make healthier choices. An example would be<br />

the tomato. It’s relatively easy to grow (make sure you plant the<br />

roots deep), and its fruit is extremely abundant. When harvest<br />

time comes, you will have basket after basket of tomatoes that are<br />

good enough to eat plain, no adornment necessary. The excess<br />

can be turned into sauce or salsa to be enjoyed all year. Another<br />

example is the sugar snap pea, which during the spring months<br />

is so abundant that you could gather a basket daily from five<br />

plants. It’s also delicious without any adornment or seasoning<br />

and full of protein, making them a favorite for children on the<br />

go. Abundance will spawn creativity, and before you know it your<br />

plate is full of nutrient-dense goodies. The more you have, the<br />

more you consume. When talking about produce, this is a great<br />

thing!<br />

Aside from gardening sustainably, and gardening for food, the<br />

garden can also be a place of mental health. Many of the benefits<br />

that you go out of your way to enjoy, and actively spend money on,<br />

can be achieved simply through the garden. The garden can be a<br />

place of privacy and rest, much like a mini retreat. For this reason,<br />

you might want to plant according to season, with something to<br />

enjoy in spring, summer, fall and winter. For example, tulips and<br />

crocus will pop up every year during spring, roses in summer and<br />

fall, and witch hazel in winter.<br />

It’s not important that the garden always be “practical” to be a<br />

place of health. Growing a sense of well-being and safety is not<br />

to be scoffed at, as the state of our mind contributes considerably<br />

to our physical health. You might be inclined to plant roses for<br />

their scent, mint because of its relaxing smell in the bath, lavender<br />

because you like to cut the flowers for the dinner table, or dahlias<br />

for their burst of color. There are flowers that attract butterflies or<br />

hummingbirds, and plants that simply provide greenery. There<br />

are a variety of trees that do nothing for your plate but everything<br />

for lazy summer days in your hammock. Whatever the reason,<br />

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Celebrating 30 Years in Practice<br />



Where has the time gone? I’m celebrating 30 years in<br />

my family law practice and reflecting on how much<br />

has changed—or should I say “evolved”—during<br />

these last three decades.<br />

When I started practice in 1993, a typical divorce started with two<br />

lawyers, the filing of a petition and a court hearing to establish the<br />

general rules around how the couple would handle their finances<br />

and parenting roles, while the case slogged through months of trying<br />

to obtain financial verification and other facts from each party.<br />

Communication could take days or weeks and was primarily<br />

handled through phone calls (generally messages piled up on desks<br />

on little message slips), and typewritten letters sent through snail<br />

mail. (The daily trip to my mailbox often determined my work for<br />

the day.)<br />

Clients were advised to not speak to each other about their issues<br />

and “let the lawyers handle it.” Traditional financial arrangements<br />

often involved Mom remaining in the house with the kids while dad<br />

got alternating weekend visits and had to pay for everything.<br />

Worse, there was no guidance for unmarried couples who lived<br />

together, let alone same-sex couples.<br />

Fast forward to <strong>2023</strong>, and what do we have? Choices! And<br />

technology! More importantly, we have more humanity for those<br />

who value less destructive transitions.<br />

First and foremost, clients have the option to avoid court<br />

intervention by electing to participate in mediation or collaborative<br />

law from the outset of their case. If they don’t need that level of<br />

professional guidance, they can opt for using a Limited Licensed<br />

Legal Technician (LLLT) or a courthouse facilitator to help them<br />

navigate the procedures and paperwork.<br />

Resolution of parties’ issues has also dramatically changed. Of<br />

utmost importance has been the creation of laws that recognize<br />

the rights of unmarried couples, same-sex couples (including the<br />

right to marry), much greater protections for victims of domestic<br />

violence, and the acknowledgment that both parents play very<br />

important roles in the raising of children.<br />

Fortunately, new statutes and common practice have made great<br />

strides forward with the adoption of shared residential time for<br />

divorcing parents. The pendulum has swung so far to the other<br />

side on this topic that I generally only see an alternating weekend<br />

schedule when one parent is basically a “non-parent” in that family’s<br />

dynamic or is otherwise restricted for statutory reasons such as<br />

domestic violence, substance abuse or neglect.<br />

On the financial side, it is now generally expected that each party<br />

should be contributing to their own and their children’s financial<br />

well-being. With respect to spousal maintenance, legal standards<br />

were created to further define how best to transition a non-earner<br />

or low-earner into a position of self-support over time, whether<br />

through extended spousal maintenance and/or a disproportionate<br />

division of the parties’ assets, along with greatly expanding the<br />

rights of the lower-earners in long-term marriages.<br />

Of course, there is still much room for improvement. Clients have<br />

been clamoring for years for a “one-attorney” model wherein they<br />

can both use the same lawyer. Required legal documents should be<br />

simplified and user-friendly. And family law lawyers would surely<br />

appreciate the adoption of a formula for the termination of spousal<br />

maintenance, similar to the formulas used for child support. Lastly,<br />

we’d surely like a formal “joint custody” presumption statute like<br />

other states have adopted.<br />

Regardless, if you are a divorcing party in today’s world, you will<br />

be the benefactor of so many new options unavailable in my earlier<br />

days of practice. Most importantly, you now have several options on<br />

how you want to proceed through your transition, rather than only<br />

having things decided for you by a court.<br />

Hurray for progress!<br />

Felicia Soleil is a divorce mediator and family law attorney located<br />

in <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>. She helps her clients in achieving resolutions that<br />

foster both a compassionate ending to their union and a healthy<br />

new beginning so they can focus on moving on, rather than simply<br />

moving out. Felicia can be reached at 253.853.6940. All consultations<br />

are strictly confidential and currently conducted by appointment via<br />

Zoom videoconference or phone.<br />

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Changing Jobs?<br />

Know your 401(k) options<br />

Article Courtesy of Nancy Harris, CMFC, CDFA<br />

President, LPL Financial Planner, New Foundation Wealth Group<br />

If you’ve lost your job, or are changing jobs,<br />

you may be wondering what to do with<br />

your 401(k) plan account. It’s important to<br />

understand your options.<br />

What will I be entitled to?<br />

If you leave your job (voluntarily or<br />

involuntarily), you’ll be entitled to a<br />

distribution of your vested balance. Your<br />

vested balance always includes your own<br />

contributions (pre-tax, after-tax, and Roth)<br />

and typically any investment earnings on<br />

those amounts. It also includes employer<br />

contributions (and earnings) that have satisfied<br />

your plan’s vesting schedule.<br />

It’s important for you to understand how<br />

your particular plan’s vesting schedule<br />

works, because you’ll forfeit any employer<br />

contributions that haven’t vested by the time<br />

you leave your job. Your summary plan<br />

description (SPD) will spell out how the vesting<br />

schedule for your particular plan works.<br />

Should I roll over to my new employer’s<br />

401(k) plan or to an IRA?<br />

Assuming both options are available to<br />

you, there’s no right or wrong answer to this<br />

question. It’s best to have a professional assist<br />

you with this, since the decision you make may<br />

have significant consequences—both now and<br />

in the future.<br />

Reasons to consider rolling over to an IRA:<br />

• You generally have more investment<br />

choices with an IRA than with an employer’s<br />

401(k) plan.<br />

• You can freely allocate your IRA dollars<br />

among different IRA trustees/custodians.<br />

• An IRA may give you more flexibility<br />

with distributions.<br />

• You can roll over (essentially “convert”) your<br />

401(k) plan distribution to a Roth IRA. You’ll<br />

generally have to pay taxes on the amount you<br />

roll over (minus any after-tax contributions<br />

you’ve made), but any qualified distributions<br />

from the Roth IRA in the future will be<br />

tax free.<br />

Reasons to consider rolling over to your new<br />

employer’s 401(k) plan (or stay in your current<br />

plan):<br />

• Many employer-sponsored plans have<br />

loan provisions.<br />

• Employer retirement plans generally provide<br />

greater creditor protection than IRAs.<br />

• You may be able to postpone required<br />

minimum distributions.<br />

• If your distribution includes Roth 401(k)<br />

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your new employer’s Roth 401(k) plan (if it<br />

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determine when you can begin receiving taxfree<br />

qualified distributions from the IRA.<br />

When evaluating whether to initiate a rollover<br />

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employer plan, or new surrender charges that<br />

your IRA may impose, (2) compare investment<br />

fees and expenses charged by your IRA (and<br />

investment funds) with those charged by your<br />

employer plan (if any), and (3) understand any<br />

accumulated rights or guarantees that you may<br />

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How direct primary care can transform health care<br />

by By Christopher J. Stadtherr, MD<br />

AIM TO<br />





Why is it that the USA is renowned<br />

for its medical breakthroughs<br />

and yet it remains the most<br />

expensive and lowest quality<br />

among developed countries?<br />

While many are quick to criticize what little<br />

they know about health care in other countries,<br />

it appears that a concerted focus on quality<br />

primary care as seen in other developed<br />

countries can make an enormous positive<br />

difference in terms of outcomes, costs, etc.<br />

In the United States, the system is structured to<br />

favor expensive forms of health care—urgent<br />

care, ER visits, and specialist care. Poor access<br />

to quality care has resulted in dependence on<br />

these expensive forms of care, which naturally<br />

rises leading to rising health-care costs.<br />

Insurance does not equal health care<br />

Using health insurance nearly always results in<br />

markedly higher expenses than if one were to<br />

pay cash.<br />

An example: A patient was billed $5,400 for<br />

an MRI. The patient’s health insurance paid<br />

~$2,900, and the patient was responsible for<br />

the remaining ~$2,500. The same MRI was<br />

available down the street for only $725 cash.<br />

Price transparency<br />

Health care is notorious for not having price<br />

transparency. It is the only service that we<br />

routinely consume without knowing what<br />

it’s going to cost. Medical professionals<br />

themselves are unable to tell you what a<br />

service costs, because patients are charged<br />

differently depending on how you’re paying,<br />

including different negotiated rates for the<br />

various insurers.<br />

Gatekeepers vs. physicians<br />

Primary care in the US is largely a system<br />

of gatekeepers doing triage, managing only<br />

straightforward problems or ones that can<br />

be temporarily addressed with medication,<br />

then referring out anything more complex<br />

than that.<br />

To physicians who are invested in quality care,<br />

“good health care” refers to having enough<br />

time with their patients to address problems<br />

thoroughly and appropriately.<br />

To health-care administrators, it has to do<br />

with meeting arbitrary metrics that have little<br />

bearing on actual patient care, but more so<br />

focused on revenue.<br />

Where to find quality health care<br />

Direct primary care (DPC) solves all of the<br />

above-mentioned problems. It is a model<br />

of delivering health care that prioritizes the<br />

patient-physician relationship without the<br />

bureaucratic interference of insurance-based<br />

care. Also, in the age of frequent data breaches<br />

affecting health systems, direct care is the best<br />

way to ensure privacy. Patients in direct care<br />

remark at the affordable, accessible, highquality<br />

care that is available on-demand with<br />

their personal physician. They have learned<br />

that health insurance is what makes health<br />

care expensive.<br />

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SIMPLE<br />


Utilizing your home amenities<br />

to keep you fit<br />

You don’t have to go far to get a workout in. Gyms are<br />

great but most certainly not a necessity. And those of<br />

us with busy lives, work, kids, and all that comes with<br />

life, taking time to leave our homes to go work out is<br />

not always an option—or at least not a priority.<br />

What if you could find ways to squeeze in quick mini workouts<br />

right in the comfort of your own home? Just utilizing a few<br />

amenities that can be found right where you are can do the trick,<br />

and you don’t need to block out a long period of time to get the<br />

job done.<br />

Does your home have stairs? Walk, jog or run up and down your<br />

stairs 20 times every hour. It will get you up and moving and<br />

elevate your heart rate. Plus, aiming to get those 10,000 steps in?<br />

If you have 10 stairs, going up and down them 20 times equals<br />

400 steps!<br />

Dining room chairs or bar stools work great to assist in different<br />

lunges, squats and lower body stretches.<br />

Do you have a few chores that need to be done? Pull out the<br />

vacuum or mop, and instead of vacuuming or mopping at a<br />

slow pace, speed it up a bit—you can definitely work up a sweat.<br />

Washing your windows, wiping down the walls or dusting (using<br />

a cloth instead of a duster) works your arms.<br />

A yoga mat is a great investment and can be used in any space.<br />

Just a few minutes of sit-ups, push-ups, stretches, or fine tuning<br />

your favorite yoga positions, is a great way to break up your day<br />

and focus on your health.<br />

There’s no excuse when it comes to setting a few minutes aside,<br />

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Do you experience regular headaches<br />

or migraines? Do you (or your<br />

children) dislike reading or find it<br />

takes a long time to read a page?<br />

Do you experience car sickness or anxiety on<br />

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at. Images from each eye then do not match<br />

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“normal” or due to an old sports injury or car<br />

crash or too much blue light from computers.<br />

Or your symptoms may be mild or intermittent<br />

so you can ignore them. You may be seeking<br />

help from chiropractors or neurologists or<br />

drugs without full relief. A concussion can<br />

worsen misalignments.<br />

Traditional eye exams fail to detect subtle<br />

misalignments. Specialized training, detailed<br />

questionnaires and lengthy testing are<br />

necessary. Optometrists with the proper<br />

training can take the time to dig into your<br />

symptoms and conduct simple tests to<br />

learn how to best treat migraines, dizziness<br />

and anxiety.<br />

The longer a patient goes without proper<br />

treatment, the more they suffer. An estimated<br />

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dysfunction. Without the proper training,<br />

questions and tests, a simple solution can<br />

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These can be mild to debilitating, and might<br />

be a headache or a migraine, neck pain with<br />

computer use, dry eyes, and dizziness or<br />

motion sickness. Mental disorders like PTSD,<br />

anxiety and ADHD could also be results of<br />

binocular vision dysfunction.<br />

I can almost guarantee you have an eye<br />

misalignment but think your symptoms are<br />

Since most binocular vision dysfunction<br />

symptoms are not visual in nature, patients<br />

will normally seek treatment from other<br />

medical doctors. Tell me your symptoms! It<br />

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Dream Bigger!<br />

by Jennifer “Taz” Vazquez<br />

size of your dreams must<br />

always exceed your current<br />

capacity to achieve them. If your<br />

“The<br />

dreams do not scare you, they are<br />

not big enough.” - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf<br />

What keeps you from following your dreams?<br />

Maybe it is fear of disappointment, or you give<br />

up when faced with a challenge, or assume<br />

“why bother” because “the other shoe will just<br />

drop.” I certainly have thought these.<br />

Unfortunately, waiting for the “right” time,<br />

or listening to the doubt and negative selftalk,<br />

is really giving into our inner critic (the<br />

subconscious part of us stuck in the past and<br />

repeating our fears). It tries to keep us in our<br />

comfort zone, a familiar/comfortable place<br />

which prevents us from achieving our dreams.<br />

During a recent women’s business networking<br />

meeting, we discussed Sirleaf ’s quote and all<br />

agreed we have to step outside our comfort<br />

zone to succeed in our Big Harry Audacious<br />

Goal (BHAG) dreams.<br />

Unlike in our comfort zone, where we stop<br />

learning and growing, research shows people<br />

do better when we have something to work<br />

toward. Ideally, we want to maintain a dynamic<br />

tension between focusing on the present<br />

and moving toward our future. If we aim for<br />

something that isn’t feasible/challenging, we<br />

are likely to give up or slide back into our<br />

comfort zone.<br />

So how do you step into your stretch zone and<br />

follow your BHAG? Try these four tips:<br />

1. Get present. Accept your current situation<br />

with gratitude, curiosity and mindfulness.<br />

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ask how will it benefit you? What obstacles<br />

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LOOK<br />

What’s trending in nail art and which<br />

type of manicure is right for you<br />


As the days get longer and the sun pushes away the winter<br />

darkness, the world wakes up and brings out the colors of<br />

spring. This weather and nature shift is a sign that it’s time<br />

to refresh and retire our dark, moody manicures until next year.<br />

Manicured nails are a great way to achieve a polished look while<br />

keeping your nails healthy and showing off your personality<br />

and style. Manicures let you experiment with colors and trends<br />

without the long-term commitment (like cutting bangs) or high<br />

price ($300 balayage, anyone?). But, with nail art trends<br />

going viral, and so many types of manicures,<br />

it can be overwhelming to keep up on<br />

what’s new and which option is right<br />

for you.<br />

There are a few factors to consider<br />

when choosing your best<br />

manicure option. Think about<br />

your lifestyle, budget, current<br />

trends, upkeep, and how long<br />

you want the manicure to<br />

last. So, whether you like<br />

short minimalist nails<br />

or embellished gelnail<br />

extensions, we’re<br />

breaking down<br />

manicure basics<br />

and trends for the<br />

season.<br />


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1Manicure Types<br />

The classic manicure shapes and uses traditional polish on<br />

natural nails. A gel manicure is the same process as the classic<br />

manicure, but a gel polish is used and cured under a UV light.<br />

For an acrylic manicure, a combination of liquid monomer and<br />

powder polymer is layered over the nail, then polished. For a dip<br />

powder manicure, a base coat is applied, and the nail is dipped<br />

into a pigmented powder and sealed with a top coat.<br />

2time<br />

Many factors contribute to the appointment duration and<br />

how long your manicure lasts, but here are some averages.<br />

The classic manicure takes about 30 minutes and lasts around<br />

seven days. A gel manicure takes about 30 minutes and lasts<br />

two to three weeks. Acrylic manicures take 45 minutes and<br />

last two to three weeks. Dip powder manicures take one hour<br />

and last up to four weeks. The time it takes for your manicure<br />

depends on the style, design, and nail technician. If you’re<br />

short on time, ask your nail technician for a time-estimate<br />

before getting started.<br />

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3Shapes<br />

Long nails make a bold statement, but the short nail trend<br />

is growing—and people are opting for combination shapes<br />

that work for short to medium-length nails. Square and oval<br />

nails are considered classic shapes, but the “squoval” is taking<br />

over for the in-between look it offers. For people who want<br />

more space for design or embellishments but don’t want the<br />

full-stiletto point, almond-shaped nails are the go-to. Coffinshaped<br />

nails are another combo option on the rise, allowing<br />

for ample design space while merging the slant of the stiletto<br />

nail with the square tip.<br />

4colors<br />

The natural length and shape transfers over to colors with<br />

neutral and earth tones becoming more prominent. Although<br />

bare nails with a clear coat or glazed, pearly sheen embody the<br />

natural vibe, the color doesn’t have to be a light shade. From<br />

a “vanilla latte” color to burnt neutrals and grounding earth<br />

and gem tones, the colors can be vibrant and bold. With the<br />

<strong>2023</strong> Pantone color of the year announced as Viva Magenta,<br />

brighter colors found in nature add a little pizzazz.<br />

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Long nails make a bold<br />

statement, but the short nail<br />

trend is growing.<br />

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Style Trends<br />

5Try different styles to shake up your manicure. Milky<br />

colors allow a slight shadow of your natural nail to be<br />

seen through the polish. Adding an accent nail of a<br />

different color or sheen adds fun detail. Top an opaque<br />

color with a subtle chrome layer to make your nails<br />

glossy and slightly iridescent. Try a French manicure<br />

with a twist—a barely there French with very thin,<br />

fine white or colored tips. Rather than an abrupt color<br />

transition on your French manicure, blend the colors<br />

gradually to create an ombre look. Reverse either style<br />

to mix it up even more.<br />

Accents and Embellishments<br />

6From rhinestones and nail piercings to experimenting<br />

with matte and gloss topcoats, adding accents and<br />

embellishments maintains popularity. Whether you<br />

want hand-drawn designs, patterns that depict your<br />

favorite fabric, stickers, nail jewels, or something new,<br />

3-D nail art provides a lot of flexibility. Nails are truly<br />

customizable, and whether you go for minimalistic<br />

basics or bright, bold patterns, your nail art can be as<br />

subtle or as attention-grabbing as you want.<br />

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Unlike IPL treatments, BBL is proven to slow,<br />

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A new study recently published in the Journal<br />

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‘Your Life, Your Way’<br />

Active resort-style living right here in <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong><br />


many families across America, we found ourselves caring<br />

for my husband Mark’s grandmother, and later, my father<br />

who had suffered a stroke,” shares Kelly Watson. “As we began<br />

“Like<br />

touring facilities for our aging family members, we could not<br />

find the quality of life that we were seeking.”<br />

Mark and Kelly are both native Washingtonians. Though the couple’s early<br />

careers would take them around the globe, they landed in the South Sound<br />

area when Mark worked on the executive team for the Tacoma Narrows<br />

Bridge construction project, and Kelly owned a design consulting firm.<br />

Both have been proud to call <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> home for 20 years.<br />

The experience they encountered with their aging family members<br />

became the driving force behind their next endeavor—the notion that<br />

people deserve personalized care where they can feel loved in a home<br />

environment. In 2012, the Watsons established Regent Park at Kensington<br />

Gardens to provide living the way it should be—with grace, laughter and<br />

love, and they have been providing personalized award-winning care<br />

ever since.<br />

Their innovative living concept, Personalized Care Resort Community<br />

(PCRC), provides care that evolves with the members, and individuals can<br />

tailor a plan toward specific needs and goals as they age.<br />

In 2018, Kelly and Mark embarked on the next chapter—Kensington<br />

Gardens Resort <strong>Living</strong> Community, with the design inspired by the<br />

buildings and grounds of Kensington Palace in London, England. “This<br />

innovative wellness community concept offers a boutique living experience<br />

that is designed for active adults who are ready to take the next step toward a<br />

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and healthy engagement,” shares Trish Yates, director of marketing<br />

and sales.<br />

In 2022, the Watsons announced the addition of new luxurious villas,<br />

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Its first villa, the Hawksworth, which offers 12 luxurious suites, celebrated<br />

its grand opening on February 22, <strong>2023</strong>. According to Trish, future<br />

developments include four more villas, with Carl’s Court, offering 10<br />

spacious suites, the next to be completed. Included in the development<br />

is Le Orangery indoor pool house, tennis and pickleball courts, a putting<br />

green, and The Conservatory—which will be a venue for social gatherings.<br />

“Ultimately, there will be approximately 50 luxury suites in villas<br />

throughout the 27-acre community,” she says.<br />

In addition to the beautiful and luxurious accommodations and amenities,<br />

members define how they wish to spend their days, be it an active lifestyle<br />

with fitness, healthy eating, time spent with family and friends, quiet time<br />

or travel. “KG members will enjoy maintenance-free living so they can<br />

focus on living their best lives,” affirms Trish.<br />

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“We designed Kensington Gardens for the quality of life we want for ourselves and<br />

our family members,” adds Kelly. “It is time for a new, fresh, resort lifestyle option.”<br />

Kelly and Mark believe so much in the concept of the Personalized Care Resort<br />

Community they’ve created that they live within the Kensington Gardens<br />

community itself!<br />

Kensington Gardens is a family endeavor, as Kelly and Mark’s daughter, Morgan<br />

Cammarata (né Watson), is an award-winning designer who has overseen the<br />

architectural and interior designs of the new villas, while their son Ryan Watson<br />

is the company graphic designer. All members of the Watson family share the<br />

vision of Kensington Gardens—living a casually elegant, carefree lifestyle which is<br />

individually tailored to one’s tastes and needs.<br />

Kensington Gardens uses a one-time membership and monthly service fee model,<br />

which allows for residents to budget and provide a legacy for their estates. The<br />

membership plan provides incentive to move in earlier, allowing for partners to<br />

age together and promoting aging in place. All amenities, which are included in<br />

the membership and monthly service fees, include gourmet meals, housekeeping,<br />

social and recreational activities, transportation for local events and errands,<br />

utilities, property taxes, all building and grounds maintenance, and home healthcare<br />

services personalized to the needs of the individual.<br />

Mark and Kelly love working with individuals and families and helping their<br />

clients craft plans for living life to its fullest: Your life. Your way.<br />

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3212 <strong>Harbor</strong>view Dr., <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

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<strong>Harbor</strong> Health & Skincare Skin Care 253.314.2618 <strong>Harbor</strong>healthandskincare.net 4221 <strong>Harbor</strong>view Drive Ste. 101, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

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4423 Point Fosdick Dr., Ste. 306, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

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<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Primary Care offers holistic primary healthcare to women and men of all ages. Being your primary care provider involves treating the<br />

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4411 Point Fosdick Dr. NW, Ste. 207, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

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With 25 years as an experienced Realtor in our local real estate market, Gretchen takes great pride in working with her sellers and buyers consistently each<br />

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A <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> local, Jaclyn has a passion for serving others, is well-versed in the market and delights in sharing her Maritime City. A contractor’s wife, she is<br />

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Arabella’s Landing Marina 253.851.1793 ArabellasLanding.com 3323 <strong>Harbor</strong>view Dr., <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98332<br />

<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Marina & Boatyard Marina 253.858.3535 <strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>Marina.com 3117 <strong>Harbor</strong>view Dr., <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

Jerisich Dock • Marina<br />

3211 <strong>Harbor</strong>view Dr., <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

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Small half acre waterfront park in the heart of downtown that provides transient moorage for boaters and features a seasonal pump-out station, water<br />

and power. Restrooms, showers and life jacket loaner station are available onsite. Boats moored past 8pm must register at kiosk. Maximum stay allowed is<br />

three days in a 10-day period. First come, first served.<br />

Lakebay Marina Resort Marina 253.884.3350 - 15 Lorenz Rd. NW, Lakebay, WA 98349<br />

Eddon Boat Park • Boat Launch<br />

3805 <strong>Harbor</strong>view Dr., <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98332<br />

253.851.8136 • Cityof<strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>.net/535/Eddon-Boat-Park<br />

Historic boat yard listed on the <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Register of Historic Places that includes the <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> BoatShop, a nonprofit organization that provides<br />

traditional shipwright educational classes and programming to the public as part of the city’s commitment to preserving the community’s maritime<br />

heritage. Restrooms, pier, float and kayake launch and life jacket loaner station are available for public use.<br />

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Horsehead Bay Public Boat Ramp Boat Launch - - 10999 36th St. NW, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

Fox Island Public Boat Ramp Boat Launch - - 203 3rd Ave., Fox Island, WA 98333<br />

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Vaughn Boat Launch Boat Launch - - 17999 Hall Rd. NW, Vaughn, WA 98394<br />

Home Boat Launch Boat Launch - - 1922 A St., Lakebay, WA 98349<br />

Wollochet Bay Boat Ramp Boat Launch - - 37th St. NW, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

Purdy Boat Launch Ramp Boat Launch - - 7726 WA-302, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98329<br />

<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Public Boat Launch Boat Launch 253.305.1000 - 8723 Randall Dr., <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98332<br />

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<strong>Harbor</strong> General Store<br />

Ship to Shore Marine & Kayak<br />

Home Decor, Gift<br />

Shop<br />

253.358.3241 <strong>Harbor</strong>General.com 804 Pioneer Way, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

Waters Edge Gallery Art Gallery 253.858.7449 WatersEdgeGallery.com 7808 Pioneer Way <strong>Gig</strong>, <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

Clothing &<br />

Tickled Pink Accessories 253.858.1751 TickledPinkStores.com 3026 <strong>Harbor</strong>view Dr. NW, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

AR Workshop Craft Classes 253.844.3041 ARWorkShop.com/gigharbor 3208 Tarabochia St, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

Ebbtide Gallery Art Gallery 253.851.5293 EbbtideArt.com 7809 Pioneer Way, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

Boating<br />

Merchandise 253.858.6090 ShiptoShoreMarine.com 3403 <strong>Harbor</strong>view Dr., <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98332<br />

Clothing &<br />

Dolly Mama Boutique 253.851.5113 DollyMamaBoutique.com 7700 Pioneer Way #103, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

Accessories<br />

Weathered Cottage Home Decor 253.530.0818<br />

Rainy Day Yarns<br />

Mercantile, Yarns,<br />

Classes<br />

TheWeatheredCottage.<br />

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3306 <strong>Harbor</strong>view Dr, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98332<br />

253.514.6890 RainyDayYarns.com 7716 Pioneer Way Ste D, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

Maritime Jewelers Jewelers 253.853.4579 MaritimeJewelers.com 3116 <strong>Harbor</strong>view Dr., <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

Cougarwear Gift Shop 253.851.5395 ClarksJewelers.com 6946 Kimball Dr., <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

CS Floors Flooring 253.676.9395 CsFloors.net 8803 WA-16, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98332<br />

van der Veen Jewelers Jewelers 253.514.8478 VanderVeenJewelers.com 4711 Point Fosdick Dr. NW, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

<strong>Harbor</strong> Landing Indoor Shopping Mall Mall -<br />

Uptown <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> • Mall<br />

4701 Point Fosdick Dr., <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

253.851.4557 • Uptown<strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>.com<br />

Facebook.com/<strong>Harbor</strong><br />

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3226 <strong>Harbor</strong>view Dr., <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

Over 35 shops, specialty stores and restaurants all located within walking distance in a charming outdoor shopping center. Shoppers can choose from a<br />

mix of national retailers and local merchants offering the latest fashions, or enjoy a bite at a wide selection of fine-dining or quick takeout restaurants and<br />

cafes.<br />

For the Love of Spice Spice Store 253.858.0272 LoveofSpice.com 3104 <strong>Harbor</strong>view Dr., <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />


<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Beer Festival<br />

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration Event Spring <strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>Foundation.org<br />

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Madrona Links Golf Course Golf Course Spring / Summer / Fall 253.851.5193 MadronaLinks.com<br />

<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Golf Club Golf Course Spring / Summer / Fall 253.851.2428 GHGolfClub.com<br />

<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Gondola Water Activity Spring / Summer / Fall 253.432.0052 <strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>Gondola.com<br />

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Uptown <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Summer Concert Series Event Summer - UpTown<strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>.com<br />

Food Truck Feast At Sehmel Homestead Park Event Summer - PenMetParks.org<br />

Summer Sounds at Skansie Event Summer - Visit<strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>WA.com<br />

Duffy Electric Boat Rentals at <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Yachts • Boat Rental • Spring/Summer<br />

3419 <strong>Harbor</strong>view Dr. (Dockside), <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98332<br />

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Enjoy a memorable experience on the water while you take in the sights. Don’t forget to grab a coolor and picnic basket for the ride, and head aboard<br />

with family and friends for the ultimate relaxing harbor cruise.<br />

<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Kayaks Water Activity Spring/Summer 253.358.3491 <strong>Harbor</strong>Kayaks.com<br />

Pier into the Night Event Winter - <strong>Harbor</strong>WildWatch.org<br />

7 Seas Brewing Brewery Year-Round 253.514.8129 7SeasBrewing.com<br />

Galaxy Luxury Theatres Movie Theater Year-Round 253.851.8300<br />

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<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Film Festival Event Fall 253.682.9585 <strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>Film.org<br />


Synergy electric + technology, inc.<br />

253.234.5311 • SynergyElectricTech.com<br />

Synergy electric + technology provides the most professional electrical, renewable energy, and technology services in the <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> area. Born and<br />

raised in <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, owner Matthew Molzan has more than 32 years of experience in the industry. Whether it’s a new construction, remodel, residential<br />

or commercial property, Synergy can install all electrical, solar systems, energy storage (batteries), generators, hot tubs, as well as Smarthome<br />

equipment and home automation systems.<br />

Peninsula Light Co. Electric Utility 253.857.5950 PenLight.org 13315 Goodnough Dr. NW, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98332<br />

Coast Movers Moving 888.546.6820 CoastMovers.com 3621 Hunt St., <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

Family First Adult Family Homes • Senior Care & Family <strong>Living</strong><br />

4700 Pt. Fosdick Dr. #312, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

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Family First Adult Family Homes has been a staple in the <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> community for the past 21 years. Here you can find 24-hour care with hands-on<br />

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Narrows Cleaning Cleaning 253.495.2844 NarrowsCleaningServices.com 5823 Wollochet DR NW <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> WA 98335<br />

<strong>Harbor</strong> Quality Painting Painting Services 253.310.7690 <strong>Harbor</strong>QualityPainting.com 5823 Wollochet DR NW <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

Spec German Auto Services 206.238.0565 SpecGerman.com 3621 Hunt St <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA 98335<br />

SBI Insurance Insurance 253.858.9988 SoundBiz.net 3312 Rosedale Street #103, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA<br />

Family Law Resolutions Attorney 253.853.6940 FamilyLawResolutions.com 7191 Wagner Way, Suite 303 <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA<br />

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Arrive red-carpet style via private plane from Honolulu to Lāna‘i. Concierge<br />

transfers from Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to Lāna‘i is<br />

included with your reservation at Sensei Lāna‘i. Four Seasons’ staff members will<br />

accompany you every step of the way, beginning with a 35-minute flight to Lāna‘i<br />

on Lāna‘i Air, then transporting you to the resort—about a 10-minute drive from<br />

the airport.<br />

A retreat that fills the senses and a getaway where dreams become a reality, your<br />

lavish stay at Sensei Lāna‘i, A Four Seasons Resort starts with a welcome upon<br />

arrival that puts you in relaxation mode from the start. You won’t help but notice<br />

the Cook pines lining your path to the resort, purposely planted to give you a sense<br />

of belonging.<br />

Make sure you take advantage of the wellness team of practitioners to learn new<br />

techniques for a better you! Tailor-made fitness with Biomarkers, nutritionists and<br />

meditation sessions are all at your fingertips! You will receive your itinerary for<br />

your carefully planned stay. Do as little or as much as you desire!<br />

Allow the personalized experiences menu to help guide you to a path of well-being<br />

and a journey that deepens your connection to your health goals and intentions.<br />

Your balanced itinerary should include a wide variety: Choose a spa treatment,<br />

one of the fun on-site activities that interests you, an excursion, and a visit with<br />

the health practitioner team members. Personally, you will see that co-founder<br />

Dr. David Agus has given his expert touch on helping people discover ways to<br />

a healthier existence. The techniques and information that were shared with me<br />

about my own health were astonishing! Access these keys to a better way of life.<br />

Explore the plentiful avocations on this expansive property that culminates land,<br />

water and sky with hues of blues you have never seen. Some of my favorites: Wander<br />

amidst the onsen garden pathways with beautiful streams and small bridgeways,<br />

and soak in one of the 10 private tubs tucked into the garden hideaways. A favorite<br />

discovery! Definitely observe the outdoor art collection and unique sculpture<br />

displays. Swim laps or take a leisurely dip in the larger pool with an oasis of tropical<br />

plants and trees that surround the pool deck. Having a quiet moment poolside<br />

isn’t a bad choice either. Lounge chairs are conveniently tucked away to give you<br />

privacy. To the Spa! Private massage hales are separate buildings for just you and<br />

feature 1,000 square feet of bliss to extend your spa treatment. Enjoy a soaking<br />

tub, rain shower, sauna, outside pools and streams after your massage. Top of the<br />

list: Reflexology and Lomi Lomi. Amazing health benefits and de-stress activators.<br />

Retreat for the Yogi ~ Restorative Aerial Yoga was another favorite; you may also<br />

enjoy morning meditation and Sensei Yoga Flow.<br />

If you’re looking for adventure, there’s the fun and freeing zip line, where you’ll<br />

ride high amongst the trees and take in the view! Challenge your mind and body<br />

with the ropes course while honing in on teamwork and problem-solving skills.<br />

This is a super unique course designed on a moat. Welcome the day with a hike on<br />

the Koloiki Ridge and bask in the beauty on this 4.9-mile journey to panoramic<br />

views of Maui and Moloka`i. You’ll feel invigorated and appreciate the gifts of<br />

movement and mother nature. If horses are your passion, check out the equestrian<br />

experience. Riding or viewing these beautiful animals in the green pasture during<br />

sunrise can be quite an experience as well as a magical photographer moment.<br />

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Sensei Lāna‘i, A Four Seasons Resort is bountiful with native plants and<br />

grounds filled with surprises in every nook of this stunning property<br />

oasis. The intricate, colorful pathways to all the different amenities<br />

are perfectly designed to make every walk to your next destination<br />

an experience in itself. You may find yourself aimlessly walking to see<br />

where each curve will take you!<br />

The expansive lobby is filled with artwork, perfectly placed<br />

curated statues, lighting to match every mood of the day, and fully<br />

demonstrates the essence of a welcoming spirit. The Japanese-inspired<br />

and architecturally designed space will lovingly bestow on you with<br />

open arms. The passion behind this impeccable landmark matches the<br />

passion of its people.<br />

Surround yourself with comfort and serenity. All of the accommodations<br />

are decorated with natural, monochromatic tones that soothe the soul.<br />

Quality of sleep is an important feature that has not been untended.<br />

The beds, dimmable light fixtures and motorized blinds add to the<br />

luxury! Your sanctuary with private balcony awaits!<br />

Nourish the soul at Sensei by Nobu restaurant, with its ever-changing<br />

curated collection of fresh ingredients delivered by nature. The dining<br />

space, surrounded by a glass pavilion inside and a koi pond outside,<br />

exudes both culture and design that matches the exquisite cuisine.<br />

World-renowned Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa, in collaboration with<br />

Dr. Agus, have created pairings that inspire your palette and deliver<br />

optimal nourishment benefits. First night, go for the sampler—an allout<br />

masterful flavor and savoir-faire.<br />

Discover the Resort bar. This indoor-outdoor concept’s open and<br />

welcoming space is the spot for a casual walk-in either after a restorative<br />

yoga session to grab a quick snack or a relaxing hangout to unwind at<br />

the end of the day. Bring your libations outside if you desire to lounge<br />

on the comfortable furniture and enjoy the landscape.<br />

A Destination That is Unmatched ...<br />

To encapsulate this resort in one article is a difficult task. The attention to the details from beginning to end is really what makes<br />

this place so special. Every effort is made to find the best people in the industry on every level to make your stay something from<br />

out of this world. Of course, no doubt the land, sea and air, combined with the accommodations, will take hold of you, but the<br />

passionate people really are what makes this resort so incredible. The focus will be on you, and they will become an amazing part<br />

of your wellness journey. You will dream of a return as soon as you step foot off of the plantation.<br />

Reserve your stay at Sensei; luxury adventure in tranquility with a wellness mindset in a place less traveled.<br />

Sensei Lāna‘i, A Four Seasons Resort - FourSeasons.com/Sensei<br />

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There’s nothing like a plate of pure Southern comfort.<br />

BBQ2U brings all the smoky flavors of Texas-style<br />

barbecue right here to our backyard. Patrons are<br />

treated just like family and will enjoy the unique dining<br />

atmosphere. Open seven days a week from 11am to 8pm.<br />

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Experience the world's best burgers and shakes at<br />

LunchBox Lab <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>. Stop in for their boozy<br />

shakes (using locally produced ice cream), handpressed<br />

patties, organic fresh buns and premium<br />

ingredients. And they're always experimenting with<br />

new menu items—come see their newest creations!<br />

Complete your experience with an eclectic cocktail<br />

from the full bar. Open for lunch and dinner 11:30am<br />

to close daily for dine-in, curbside and delivery; private<br />

dining event space and corporate catering are also<br />

available.<br />

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Experience inspirational donut creations<br />

and the "happiest" customer service! Known<br />

for fresh mochi donuts, raised, filled, fritters<br />

and cake donuts, enjoy a variety of unique<br />

flavors including horchata, blueberry lavender,<br />

cookies and cream, maple bacon, raspberry<br />

and more! Also enjoy Italian sodas, Bubble<br />

Freshly hooked and perfectly cooked! Opening in <strong>Gig</strong><br />

<strong>Harbor</strong> in spring of 2022, KettleFish is the place to<br />

go for fresh and delicious Pacific Northwest seafood,<br />

featuring Northwest-style fish and chips, clam chowder,<br />

cioppino, bouillabaisse, steamers and more! Focused<br />

not only on preparing a delicious meal, with seafood<br />

sourced from sustainable resources, their steam<br />

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EASTER<br />

cinnamon rolls<br />


For the Dough<br />

• 4 cups all-purpose flour<br />

• 1/3 cup granulated sugar<br />

• 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp.) Rapid Rise Instant Yeast<br />

• 1 tsp. salt<br />

• 1 1/2 cups milk<br />

• 6 tbsp. butter<br />

• 1 egg, room temperature<br />

For the Cinnamon Sugar Filling<br />

• 1/4 cup butter, room temperature<br />

• 2/3 cup light brown sugar<br />

• 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon<br />

• Pinch of salt<br />

For the Cream Cheese Frosting<br />

• 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature<br />

• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature<br />

• 3 cups powdered sugar<br />

• 2 - 3 tbsp. milk<br />

• 1 tsp. vanilla extract<br />

• Pinch of salt<br />

METHOD:<br />

• Mix 2 cups flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl.<br />

• Warm milk and butter in microwave, then let cool.<br />

• Add milk mixture and egg to flour mixture.<br />

• Beat ingredients on low speed until combined, then<br />

add 1 more cup of flour gradually.<br />

• Add remaining flour until dough forms a ball.<br />

• Knead dough on floured surface for 10 minutes.<br />

• Transfer dough to oiled bowl, cover, and let rise for<br />

1 hour.<br />

• While dough rises, mix sugar, cinnamon and salt<br />

for filling.<br />

• Roll dough into a rectangle on floured surface.<br />

• Spread butter and sugar mixture on dough.<br />

• Roll dough tightly and cut into 12 rolls. Place in<br />

pan, cover, and let rise for 1 hour.<br />

• Bake rolls at 350°F for 30 minutes.<br />

• Make cream cheese frosting by whisking together<br />

cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, milk, salt and<br />

vanilla extract until light and fluffy and spread on<br />

cooled rolls.<br />

• Enjoy warm cinnamon rolls with frosting.<br />

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As Easter Sunday approaches, many people are getting ready<br />

to celebrate the holiday with various traditions and activities.<br />

While there are plenty of things to do before the Easter Bunny<br />

arrives, taking some time to learn about the holiday’s history<br />

can make it even more special.<br />

Easter Sunday, which falls on <strong>April</strong> 9 this year, has been celebrated since<br />

the second century as a commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus<br />

Christ. Over time, many traditions have developed to mark the occasion,<br />

including Easter egg hunts and visits with the Easter Bunny, among<br />

others. These traditions can vary from region to region, family to family,<br />

and culture to culture.<br />

Sunrise Easter Service<br />

One long-standing tradition is the sunrise Easter service, which dates<br />

back to 1732 when the Moravian Church held the first service at dawn in<br />

Germany. This practice honors the moment when Mary discovered Jesus’<br />

tomb was empty early in the morning.<br />

Ham/Lamb<br />

Although the choice of what to serve for Easter dinner might come down<br />

to taste preference, the menu holds great significance for some. In early<br />

Jewish history, lambs were sacrificed as offerings to God and served<br />

regularly as part of the Passover feast. Then, when Jesus died during<br />

Passover, he represented the ultimate sacrifice for sin, the “lamb of God,”<br />

so the animal evolved into a meaningful symbol for Christians. Many<br />

Orthodox Christians still follow the Jewish Orthodox customs of not<br />

eating any pork, so lamb takes center stage at their Easter meal.<br />

The Easter Bunny and Easter Baskets<br />

The Easter Bunny and Easter baskets are also popular Easter traditions<br />

that have evolved over time. The Easter Bunny is believed to have<br />

originated from ancient spring and fertility celebrations, while Easter<br />

baskets may have originated with Middle Eastern farmers bringing<br />

baskets of seedlings to be blessed for a successful harvest.<br />

Hot Cross Buns<br />

These festive rolls have their origins in ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece,<br />

where they were considered symbols of honor for their goddesses.<br />

Eventually, they gained popularity during Easter in England, where<br />

bakers were restricted from selling spiced breads except on special<br />

occasions such as the Friday before Easter.<br />

Hot cross buns, baked on Good Friday, were believed by many English<br />

people to never grow moldy and were therefore kept as good luck charms.<br />

They accompanied sailors on voyages and were buried in piles of grain to<br />

prevent rodents. Today, these buns mainly serve as a representation of the<br />

Christian symbol of the cross.<br />

Egg Tapping Game<br />

The Easter tradition of egg tapping, also known as egg fighting, egg<br />

knocking, egg pacqueing, egg boxing, egg picking or egg jarping, involves<br />

two people tapping the pointed ends of eggs together until one cracks,<br />

with the winner being the person who cracks the most eggs. This game<br />

originated in Medieval Poland and is still played in many parts of the<br />

world today. In Louisiana, the town of Marksville holds an annual official<br />

egg-tapping competition with stringent rules and regulations, and<br />

winners must demonstrate that their eggs are real by cracking and eating<br />

them at the end of the event.<br />

Whether you choose to commemorate the holiday with traditions that<br />

are centuries-old or create your own new traditions, there are many ways<br />

to make this Easter Sunday a memorable one.<br />

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Springtime Events<br />

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spring and celebrate Easter<br />

around <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong><br />


Spring in <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> feels so refreshing. The prospect<br />

of warmer temperatures and spending time outdoors<br />

recharges us and inspires many to enjoy the great things<br />


going on in our community. This spring, <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> is packed<br />

with can’t-miss events to enjoy the best parts of the season—<br />

here are a few to check out.<br />

Parents, take the evening off while your kids party this St.<br />

Patty’s Day. On <strong>March</strong> 17, from 4 to 8pm, French Toast Theatre<br />

is hosting Parent’s Night Out: Leprechauns on the Loose—an<br />

adventure filled with crafts, shamrock shakes, games, and<br />

an end-of-the-rainbow hunt. This event is $89 per child and<br />

includes pizza, drinks, treats, and all supplies. Register at<br />

FrenchToastTheater.com/Events.<br />

Calling all plant lovers! Get inspired and show off your creative<br />

side with <strong>Harbor</strong>nest at their Spring Flower Potting Workshop.<br />

Just in time for Easter, on <strong>April</strong> 5, this is a guided workshop<br />

where you design your own flower pot to brighten up your<br />

porch. Purchase tickets online at <strong>Harbor</strong>nest.com/Events.<br />

Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 8, is filled with fun egg hunts, activities and<br />

bunny sightings around the <strong>Harbor</strong>. Hop over to KeyPen Parks<br />

Easter Egg Hunt at Gateway Park at 9:30am. Supplies go quickly,<br />

so grab your Easter basket and arrive a few minutes early. Meet<br />

at the Uptown water fountain at 10am to hunt for eggs and visit<br />

with the Easter Bunny. Head to Sehmel Homestead Park for an<br />

egg hunt, Easter Bunny photos, activities, and more at PenMet<br />

Parks Spring Egg Hunt from 10am to 2pm. Registration may<br />

be required. Reserve your spot at PenMetParks.org. Stop by<br />

AR Workshop for a Spring & Easter Workshop that afternoon<br />

from 1 to 2:30pm. Kiddos can make an adorable spring project<br />

and get photos with the Easter Bunny. Register online at<br />

ARWorkshop.com/<strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>/#schedule.<br />

Cross over to the Tacoma waterfront for the Decorated Boat<br />

Parade as the <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> and Tacoma Yacht Clubs celebrate the<br />

Daffodil Festival on <strong>April</strong> 16 starting at 11:30am.<br />

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. Don’t<br />

miss the fun!<br />

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Join us for one of our hands-on project classes that are perfect for:<br />

• Corporate or Team Building Events<br />

• Birthday Parties or Virtual Events<br />

• Bridal or Bachelorette Parties<br />

• Fundraisers<br />

• Baby Showers<br />

• Summer Camps<br />

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Choose the way that you’d like to DIY! Then<br />


where you can book a socially distant workshop,<br />

order a DIY To-Go Kit, order a “make it for me”<br />

project, or contact us for a private event!<br />

Book your seat or place an order<br />

by choosing your project,<br />

design and entering your design<br />

specific personalization.<br />

Either pick up your order, or show up<br />

for your class, and be excited! Either way,<br />

we provide you with the tools, materials<br />

and step-by-step instruction on how to<br />

make your project a sucessful one!<br />

Sip on your favorite beverage &<br />

enjoy some DIY fun!<br />

D.IY<br />

Take home your finished project<br />

the day of the workshop! You can<br />

proudly show off your DIY piece<br />

of stylish home decor that you<br />

personally crafted! Register for<br />

workshops, then cash in for your DI Y<br />

RewARds towards a future workshop!<br />

ARWorkshop.com/<strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong> • 253.844.3041 • 3208 Tarabochia St., <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, WA<br />

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04<br />

MARCH<br />

Empty Bowls Fundraiser<br />

This year marks the eighth year of the Empty Bowls fundraiser, which is scheduled for Saturday, <strong>March</strong> 4, at Chapel Hill<br />

Church. The event draws approximately 500 attendees each year, with 800 or more pottery glass/ wooden bowls and soups from<br />

at least nine participating restaurants. In addition to the beautiful handcrafted bowls and delicious soups and bread, there will<br />

be a pottery demo, and Peninsula Youth Orchestra will provide live music. For those who would like to attend, all you have to<br />

do is show up and purchase a bowl (bowls start at $15). Kids under 12 eat free. The full amount of the net proceeds is granted<br />

through the Altrusa <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Foundation to nonprofits to provide food relief for children and families experiencing hunger<br />

within our community. Find out more at Altrusa<strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>.org.<br />

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5th Annual Dragon Boat Flea Market<br />

The annual Dragon Boat Flea Market returns <strong>March</strong> 10 through 12. Held at the Eagles (former site of FISH Food<br />

Bank), located at 4425 Burnham Drive, discover art, collectibles, books, home goods, toys, housewares, sporting<br />

goods, garden items and so much more! Hours are 9am to 5pm Friday and Saturday, 10am to 2pm Sunday.<br />

Early buyer admission is $10 (cash), allowing shoppers access to the event an hour early on Friday. Proceeds will<br />

benefit the <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Dragon Boat team, <strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>Dragons.com. For additional details, call or text Deb at<br />

253.514.9003.<br />

Shamrock’n the <strong>Harbor</strong><br />

COE<br />

legs awake and working; and for those doing the 12k, you’ll get an amazing view from the Narrows Bridge. All<br />

Ready to do a reboot on those New Year’s resolutions? Don your best Irish and join in Shamrock’n the <strong>Harbor</strong>!<br />

The 5k/12k family fun run/walk courses follow the gorgeous Cushman Trail, with a few rolling hills to keep those<br />

ages can get seriously Irish while jigging o’er the hills, dales and trails along your Shamrock’n journey! Presented<br />

by the Greater <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Foundation 8am to noon on Saturday, <strong>March</strong> 18, proceeds benefit the <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong><br />

Senior Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, working to enrich, engage and support our peninsula’s vibrant<br />

senior community. For details and registration, visit <strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>Foundation.org/shamrocknrun.<br />

<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> has Talent!<br />

The Kiwanis Club of <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> is taking the lead coordinating a youth talent show to benefit local organizations<br />

helping children and families in need. The event will take place on Saturday, <strong>March</strong> 25, from 2 to 5pm, at Swift<br />

Water Elementary in <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>. Admission to the talent show is free to the public and all are welcome to attend.<br />

<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> area PSD middle and elementary school students, kindergarten through eighth grade, are invited to<br />

submit an online application and a one-minute audition video. Twenty students will be invited to perform live<br />

on <strong>March</strong> 25. The event will raise awareness and funds for five local organizations/program. More information<br />

can be found at <strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>Kiwanis.org.<br />

<strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Paddlers Cup<br />

The Paddlers Cup returns for its 10th year <strong>April</strong> 29 and 30. Held at Skansie Brothers Park in downtown <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>,<br />

this is the premier event for Pacific Northwest paddle enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Organized by the <strong>Gig</strong><br />

<strong>Harbor</strong> Canoe and Kayak Racing Team, this annual community event features paddle racing for kayaks, canoes,<br />

stand-up and prone paddleboards, outriggers, paracanoes and dragon boats. Race proceeds benefit GHCKRT, a<br />

501c3 nonprofit community organization committed to introducing youth to the sport of Olympic Sprint Canoe<br />

and Kayak Racing. For additional details about the event, and to register, visit <strong>Gig</strong><strong>Harbor</strong>PaddlersCup.com.<br />

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The Community Table Fundraiser<br />

Enjoy an evening under the stars at The Community Table, an event to raise critical funds for local programs<br />

working to ensure families’ essential food needs are met. Hosted by the Greater <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Foundation and<br />

Uptown <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, the event will be held at Pavilion Plaza on Saturday, May 6. Each ticket includes an amazing<br />

three-course gourmet dinner, live music, a locally crafted ceramic water glass to take home, and your donation<br />

to The Community Table Fund. To purchase tickets to the event, which is limited to just 100 guests, visit<br />

GGHF.info/CommunityTable.<br />

* Please note, as of press time, these events were still scheduled to take place as planned. Due to the continuing pandemic, there is the possibility<br />

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AT<br />

Saturday, may 6th, <strong>2023</strong> | 6pm – 8pm<br />

Pavilion Plaza at Uptown <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong><br />

Hosted by the Greater <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong> Foundation and Uptown <strong>Gig</strong> <strong>Harbor</strong>, The Community Table is an “Evening Against Hunger.” The special dinner under the stars<br />

will raise critical funds for local programs working to ensure families’ essential food needs are met. Hunger is a significant issue in our community. About 1 in 4<br />

children and 1 in 7 adults, primarily seniors, across our community struggle with food insecurity.<br />

Don your white and black for an amazing locally sourced gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Erik Smith, of the Green.House<br />

Restaurant, and Chef Lora Smythe-DuBois, of Lora’s Le Garmache Catering, with contemporary soul sounds from Tara Anne Chugh<br />

to help raise funds to directly support area organizations working to eliminate hunger and its impacts on children and families in<br />

our community.<br />

Every dollar raised through The Community Table dinner equals about 5 pounds of food that will help stock the shelves of our local<br />

food banks for nearly 6 months.<br />

TICKETS: $250 per person. Sponsor a table of 8 for $2,000 (includes two bottles of Olalla Vineyard wine). STRICTLY LIMITED TO 100.<br />

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE gghf.info/communitytable<br />

Each ticket includes an amazing three-course gourmet dinner, live music, a locally crafted ceramic water glass to take home, and your donation to THE COMMUNITY TABLE FUND!<br />

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