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!

Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

Historic Bainbridge Schoolhouse Lives on as Museum

In the building’s 110-year existence, it has been poked and prodded, repainted, rewired, moved from one end of the island to the other, retrofitted with an annex and lifted to dig a basement to provide climate-controlled storage and more research space. Fittingly, the … read more

Old Town Brugge along the canal
Travel Bug

Find Your Way to Enchanting Brugge, Belgium

The medieval village of Brugge, Belgium, is a major tourist destination in Europe. But it only feels that way between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. That’s when the Market Square is bustling with day visitors, via bus from Brussels and … read more

Christmas Events 2018

Celebrate the Holiday Season on the Kitsap Peninsula

A Holiday Planning Calendar Courtesy of Visit Kitsap...

The skies may be gray this time of year, but the cities and towns around the Kitsap Peninsula region are glowing with bright-colored lights, festive window displays and lots of holiday cheer to share with visiting family and friends. November events kick off … read more

Brad Stave — Artist in Wood

Brad Stave — Artist in Wood

Brad Stave was perhaps born to be a woodworker. First off, there’s his name, “stave,” which means a vertical wooden plank that’s attached side-by-side to similar planks to make a barrel, bucket or other container. Then there’s the fact that he received his … read more

Angela Sell prefers a cream linin pad that includes a custom stamp and her signature happy face for her handwritten notes.

Grace Notes

Think handwritten notes are a thing of the...

Digital dudes and divas everywhere may understand the importance of a thank-you email but may underestimate the power of a handwritten “thank you” or “just because.” “Letters are magical. It’s like giving someone a hug and saying, ‘I care about you,’” said Dee … read more

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

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