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Olalla Mission-Style Home
Cover Feature

Olalla Mission-Style Home gets Modernized

In 2006, the couple knew they needed a life change to a place where summertime enjoyment out of doors in the evening was possible. Visiting friends in Gig Harbor, they discovered a climate and community that attracted them, and eventually started making an … read more

Farm Tour and Fiber Arts Fest

Farm Tour and Fiber Arts Fest a Key Pen Destination

Every first weekend in October, the Key Peninsula is the place to be if you like to hang around a bucolic place away from the city buzz. The Key Peninsula Farm Tour and the Fiber Arts Festival are two longtime events that have … read more

The Great Peninsula Cider Festival 2017

The Great Peninsula Cider Festival

Now in its fourth year, the Great Peninsula Cider Festival is one of the largest cider-themed events in the Pacific Northwest. Nearly three dozen regional cidermakers will share almost a hundred hard cider varieties at this year’s festival on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 … read more

"Springtime" by Jane Henson
Spotlight

Open Studio Tour

Self-taught artist Jane Henson is a Seattle native who has lived creatively her entire life. Drawing and painting are fairly new to her repertoire. In 2014, on her 60th birthday, she stopped telling herself she couldn’t draw, bought paper and pencils and began … read more

Three-year-old plant
Spotlight on Independent Nurseries

Raft Island Roses in Gig Harbor

What started out as one man’s hobby has grown into a nursery with a reputation for quality plants with reasonable prices. Raft Island Roses had its beginning in 1997 when Frank Gatto, originally from Burien, retired from his first career and began selling … read more

(Photo courtesy Cliff Fies Photography)

Grandma’s House — Part of a New Beginning

A few years ago, Deb Ross decided it was time to begin a new chapter in her life. Her husband had died, leaving her with a home on acreage that she lovingly dubs “the farmhouse.” That home was filled with memories of a … read more

Butler's Farm

Gig Harbor Apple Farm the Go-To Place for Hundreds of Unique Varieties

The small, hand-lettered sign on Peacock Hill Avenue near Gig Harbor says, simply, “Butler’s Farm. Apples. Self serve.” It’s the first hint that at the end of the dirt driveway, there’s a 7.5-acre orchard where more than 1,200 apple trees — with upward … read more

Massimo

Massimo Italian Bar & Grill Rooted in Family Tradition

Surrounded by large windows facing out to Henderson Bay and sitting near a warm fire blazing on the stone hearth, Massimo and Cindy Terracciano tell the story of their lives. Their love, marriage, family and restaurant — no one part of it more … read more

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