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!

Carlisle II

The Last of the Famous Mosquito Fleet

The Carlisle II is the last remnant of the once-famous Mosquito Fleet and is the oldest continually operating ferry boat in the Pacific Northwest. The wonderful old ferry is currently in dry dock but will resume its hourly service between downtown Bremerton and … read more

Tropical Livingston on the Carribean
Travel Bug

Central America’s Diamond in the Rough — Discovering Guatemala

Colorful and shy Mayan women go about their day, much the same way they have for centuries in Guatemala. Within the country, there are 21 indigenous groups, many existing in traditional style. But look around and you find a more modern Mayan/Spanish ethnic … read more

Kitsap History Museum

A Journey Back through Kitsap Time

To really understand a place, take a look at its past. Knowing what things were like a century or two ago gives us clues to how we got to where we are today. A trip to the Kitsap History Museum in downtown Bremerton … read more

The Colosseum, the most iconic structure from Ancient Rome
Travel

Best Bet for Visiting Italy? The Off-Season

Ah, Italy! Ancient ruins, century-old churches and basilicas, wonderful restaurants and markets, picture-book scenery, canals, rolling hills, vineyards as far as the eye can see, boutique wineries and friendly people. What’s not to like? Well, it all depends on when you go. If … read more

Hearing

Keeping Loved Ones with Hearing Difficulties Connected this Holiday

Keeping the people you love in the conversation and part of any celebration or family gathering is one of the most meaningful things you can do. Have you noticed someone in your family withdrawing to a corner at your family gatherings? Were they … read more

Houseguests

How to Be the Perfect Houseguest (or Host)

‘Tis the most stressful time of the year. If your plans include being a houseguest — or hosting friends and family — here are a few quick tips to help you be your best. For Houseguests 1. Ask about ground rules in advance. … read more

Twanoh State Park

Twanoh State Park

A historic treasure in our community — "an...

Generations of families in our community have been visiting Twanoh State Park since it was dedicated in 1923, when the state leased the first 30 acres to develop this wonderful waterfront park on the east side of Hood Canal. The park was the … read more

Kingston Holiday Lights

Kingston Holiday Lights

A not-to-be-missed holiday-season outing is the Kingston Lights on the green spaces surrounding the Port of Kingston building near the ferry terminal. It all begins on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. when Santa arrives on a North Kitsap Fire and Rescue truck. … read more

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