People & Places

West Sound has an incredible number of talented artists, interesting people, fascinating places and popular destinations. We love to share their stories with our readers. These articles are only a sample of what we have in WestSound Home & Garden magazine each issue — subscribe to the print version to see all of what we have to offer!

Rolling Bay Winery

Rolling Bay Winery — Award-Winning Winery with a Friendly Vibe

The Romans introduced grapevines to the Netherlands in 968. Today about one million bottles of Dutch wine are produced annually from 170 small vineyards located throughout the country. Fortunately, there’s no need to buy a ticket to Amsterdam to taste Dutch wines when … read more

Illahee Preserve

Illahee Preserve — A Natural Forest in an Urban Setting

In the middle of Kitsap County between East Bremerton and Silverdale is located one of the most outstanding urban natural-park spaces in the United States. It is a 570-acre site known as the Illahee Preserve. Owned by Kitsap County, the Illahee Preserve is … read more

The Lisbon Group, LLC presenting its special awards

WSSEF — Inspiring Future Scientists and Engineers

Science project. For some students, those words conjure up nightmares. For others, it’s an opportunity for revving up their creativity and designing a project that might win them an award in the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair — and beyond. WSSEF (“Wussef,” … read more

Gallery Row Art Gallery

Gig Harbor’s Gallery Row — A Place for Diverse, Cool Art

In 1988, a small handful of artists got together and rented a space in the old Shoreline building where Marketplace Grille is located today in downtown Gig Harbor. Gretchen Wilbert (a former mayor of Gig Harbor) was their landlord, and very supportive of … read more

A stage was added to the hall as one of the several improvement projects through the years.

Preserving a Piece of Key Peninsula History

When Washington became the 42nd state in November 1889, the Key Peninsula celebrated in style. Earlier that year, the community had come together to build the Vaughn Library Hall as a dance floor for the 4th of July celebrations on land donated by … read more

The library at the Schiphol, Amsterdam's airport, is a place to get comfy. (Photo courtesy Schiphol Media Library)
Travel Tips

10 Tips for Acing Your Next International Trip

Maybe you’re planning a trip to Croatia to see the Instagram-worthy walls of Dubrovnik. Or to Portugal because everyone raves about its food and budget-destination status. Or perhaps to Peru to see Machu Pichu before limits are imposed on daily tourist visits. You’re … read more

Santorini at sunset
Travel Bug

The Greek Island You Never Knew You Needed to Visit — Antiparos

We always hear about the well-known and touristy Greek islands such as Crete, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes. All of these islands have an abundance of beauty but also an abundance of tourists. Some, an overabundance. And then there is Antiparos. Where, you … read more

Seabeck Landing General Store

Historic Waterfront Mercantiles — The Heart of Their Communities

It’s the kind of business where the same regulars hold court each morning over coffee — a place where you can drop by to pick up a carton of milk and check out the community bulletin board, and find a water bowl pit … read more

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