Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland, CA

For the Love of the Game

A boy and his Pop take a baseball...

Back in the day, when I was a moody, disagreeable, know-it-all teenager, like most kids at that age, my relationship with my parents was less than ideal. I know some of you may think I never grew out of that phase of my … read more

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas — The Classic Flowering Shrubs

Many years ago, your grandma probably grew a hydrangea in her garden, but modern plant breeders have moved beyond simple, white snowballs. These flowering shrubs are becoming popular again, as shown by the many colorful cultivars currently being offered for sale. Once you … read more

A Chic and Charming Home

A Chic and Charming Home

A contemporary, stucco home on the south end of Bainbridge Island delivers unexpected turns of surprise and delight far exceeding the simplicity of its exterior. A colonnade between the garage and the home frames a view of Port Orchard Passage on its way … read more

McCloud's Grill House

McCloud’s Grill House

A Hub for Good Food, Events, Family Fun

An affordable steakhouse with a relaxed atmosphere that welcomes families in a casual dining experience is a unique find in a restaurant. Andy Graham, the brains and energy behind McCloud’s “The No. 1 Steakhouse in Kitsap” tagline, has managed to create just that … read more

The Drainfield and the Rose

The Drainfield and the Rose

Prior to 2011, Sally Eastman, an experienced gardener, had never grown a rose. She said recently, “I think I may have planted Rose One Hundred and One this year.” How and why did she become so bowled over by roses? The story really … read more

Diane Landry

Unsung Hero — Diane Landry

Coordinator, Bainbridge Island Zero Waste (volunteer); Substitute K-12...

Diane Landry has been leading the Bainbridge Island Zero Waste initiative since 2010. A substitute K-12 teacher, Landry volunteers much of her time outside of work for environmental education, outreach and various projects that help reduce landfill waste. An all-volunteer group, Zero Waste … read more

Olalla Mission-Style Home
Cover Feature

Olalla Mission-Style Home gets Modernized

In 2006, the couple knew they needed a life change to a place where summertime enjoyment out of doors in the evening was possible. Visiting friends in Gig Harbor, they discovered a climate and community that attracted them, and eventually started making an … read more

NW Millwork and Door
Design|Build

Precise and Personable — The ‘Door Doctor’ is In

Dave Tripp, owner of NW Millwork and Door Co., said his friends like to call him “doctor.” While playful, the nickname hints to the secret behind Tripp’s success of over 20 years in the construction industry. He grew up on Bainbridge Island and … read more

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