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The Gardens of Sam and Debi Johnson

A Forest for the Grandkids

The Gardens of Sam and Debi Johnson

“We kind of built this whole place around the grandkids,” said Sam Johnson, speaking about the 30 acres of mostly forested land near Kingston that he and his wife, Debi, purchased in 2001. The Johnsons had been living in Edmonds and were both … read more

Art in Residence
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Art in Residence

In the hands of Mike and Diana Kingsley,...

When it comes to interior design, Diana Bennett Wirtz Kingsley wrote the book. Really. An artist and holder of a master’s degree in interior design, Kingsley authored “Hand Drafting for Interior Design” during her years of teaching at the Art Institute of Seattle. … read more

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Doug Woodside, builder of the Big Chairs of Kingston

New ‘Big Chairs’ Pop Up Around Kingston

“It makes me feel like a child again!” Susan Rodgers smiles as she talks about sitting in one of the big Adirondack chairs that seem to be multiplying around Kingston. You can’t miss the “Big Chairs” if you walk off the ferry or … read more

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Spirit of Horse Gallery

A Visit to SkyeLandeSea Farm is an Immersion in Magic

To visit Spirit of Horse Gallery at SkyeLandeSea Farm is to immerse yourself in artful magic. It is a result not only of planning but also of minds open to serendipitous revelations. A pair of ancient, carved Tibetan temple lions acknowledge your arrival. … read more

(Photo courtesy Jenny Loftus)

Community Gardens and P-Patches in West Sound

Washington state is an amazing place, and not simply because of its immeasurable beauty. The Master Gardener program saw its birth here, training volunteers who are passionate about gardening to offer science-based answers to community members’ gardening questions. This program has spread throughout … read more

Kountry Korners Krazy Kreatures Art
Art in Public Places

Kountry Korners Krazy Kreatures

You can’t get to Kingston without passing the trolls! Folks from around the area aren’t certain about the history, but it is believed Mickey Whitbeck, who once owned the Kountry Korners store, recruited a carver from Forks. Whitbeck set him up next to … read more

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Kingston Ale House

The Old is New Again in Kingston: Ale House is Coming Back

The Ale House in Kingston is coming back! There’s an underlying buzz in the town, a buzz felt even across the water. That spot in Kingston belongs to more than the locals. Memories of friendly dinners, the food, the sense that you are … 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. 5, at 5 p.m. when Santa arrives on a North Kitsap Fire and Rescue truck. … read more

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