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!

Elixir Fixer

Elixir Fixer — Celebrating Community and Good Times

From its clever, seasonal storefront window displays (a local newspaper Readers’ Choice winner) to its vibrant wallpapered walls and curated shelves, the Manette building’s stark, white-and-black exterior belies the retail artistry and “party in a bottle” happening inside. “It has a nostalgic, speakeasy … read more

Brenda Prickett

Unsung Hero — Brenda Prickett

Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot coordinator

The Turkey Trot is a 5k and 1-mile fun run on Thanksgiving morning that benefits Helpline House on Bainbridge Island. The run has raised more than $130,000 for Helpline House since its inception in 2010. Islanders Ann Browning and Jenny Campbell started the … read more

Vickie Lawrence

Unsung Hero — Vickie Lawrence

Pacific Northwest Title sales manager and annual food...

Every year since 2004, Pacific Northwest Title has been hosting a holiday food drive benefitting all Kitsap County food banks. The drive begins the last week in October and runs for three weeks, and the company involves all its employees at both the … read more

David Cathers

Unsung Hero — David Cathers

Real estate agent and Gig Harbor Thanksgiving Brigade...

The Gig Harbor Thanksgiving Basket Brigade started out 25 years ago with the goal of providing food to families in need at Thanksgiving. The effort has grown from 12 baskets organized and delivered by eight volunteers, to providing 1,580 baskets and feeding more … read more

Doug Clark

Unsung Hero — Doug Clark

The HUB board member and "Blanket a Senior...

Blanket a Senior in Love is a program of The HUB (formerly Faith In Action) that started in Belfair in 2007 to give gifts to local seniors who would otherwise spend the holidays alone. The HUB collects winter items including gloves, socks, scarves … read more

Randy Biegenwald

Unsung Hero — Randy Biegenwald

Silverdale CPA and KBA “Build a Better Christmas”...

The Kitsap Building Association wanted to expand its charitable activities in the local community about 18 years ago and members looked for recipients to provide a better Christmas experience. A couple of years later, they settled on the ALIVE Shelter, a YWCA of … read more

Puri Lumbung
Travel Bug

Bali Lost and Found: In Search of What Was

The name Bali conjures images of lush, green jungles; turquoise blue waters; deserted, white-sand beaches and ancient temples. Bali is synonymous with bright, colorful flowers; vanilla- and lemongrass-scented teas; and beautiful, handmade art of teak, silver and woven fabric. Bali is beautiful — … read more

The Monster Boiler

The Monster

Always a monster, never otherwise — huge, intrusive and unexpectedly frightening. “OK, Google, define the word frightening.” “Frighten, alarm, scare, terrify, appall, to arouse fear in people. To frighten is to shock with sudden, startling, but short-lived fear.” Suppose it would apply here, … read more

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