Gig Harbor's Net Sheds Harken Back to Yesteryear
Blast from the Past

Gig Harbor’s Net Sheds Harken Back to Yesteryear

Shortly after the first commercial fishermen began settling in Gig Harbor, net sheds started dotting the waterfront. These wood structures, built on pilings, were simple but their long, rectangular shape made them distinct. For the fishermen, the net sheds provided a convenient way … read more

AMY IGLOI

Local Foodies Dish About Picnics

AMY IGLOI Amy Igloi is a well-known figure in the Port Orchard community. For the past seven years, she’s owned and managed Amy’s on the Bay, just steps from the waterfront in Port Orchard. What are your three favorite places for picnics on … read more

King of The Grill

An Outdoor Kitchen Paradise: For the King of The Grill

It’s perhaps the most lavish setup ever designed for a smoker banished from the house. Oh sure, Carl likes to barbecue any time of year on his deluxe stainless-steel gas grill and to entertain guests seated on swivel stools at the black-granite countertops … read more

2014 Kia Sorento

2014 Kia Sorento: Updated and Reengineered

The popular Kia Sorento, Kia’s flagship SUV, has received a major update for the 2014 model year. It could be viewed as a midcycle refresh, although Kia marketeers are careful not to use the term “all new”: The Sorento sports about 80 percent … read more

Jeanne Cronce's Garden: A Bit of Paradise

Jeanne Cronce’s Garden: A Bit of Paradise

Jeanne Cronce and her husband, Robin, began their married life in a single-wide, modular home on a 5-acre piece of land. When they decided to raise a family, they harvested enough trees on the property to build a log cabin. Every piece of … read more

2013 Chevy Malibu
2013 Chevy Malibu

Midsize Detroit Iron Every Bit as Good as Camry or Accord

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is all new — inside and out — for 2013. The benefits of its more aerodynamic styling are better fuel efficiency thanks to a drag coefficient of about 0.29 — among the best in the industry — and a … read more

Heronswood Gardens

Heronswood — Springing Back to Life

Heronswood Gardens in Kingston is springing back to life like the Phoenix rising from the ashes. In 2012, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe purchased the former 15-acre Heronswood Garden and Nursery site in auction from W. Atlee Burpee. In November 2012 a small … read more

"A Kitchen Fit for a Chef" Design: A Kitchen That Works LLC; Builder: Agate Pass Enterprises

Breathing New Life into What was Once a Humble Beach Cottage

Having become empty nesters and finding traffic in the burbs something they no longer wanted to deal with, Carol and Jay embarked on a seven month odyssey for the perfect next-stage-in-life home. They wanted beach access and a view but most importantly, they … read more

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