Welcome Letter

Dee Coppola
Dee Coppola
(Photo courtesy Winifred Whitfield)

A Beautiful Spring,
With the Promise of Hope

By the time you receive your WestSound Home & Garden magazine, I am hopeful the worst is behind us. We have lived through an extraordinary time. It’s difficult to pen a letter in the midst of uncertainty.

What you will miss in this issue are all our community scenes (they were cancelled), and our restaurant spotlight. The story was written, but the photographer was unable to schedule the photoshoot. So, look for the new Brix next issue.

Exciting news… Our Annual Best of West Sound results are in. Check out pages 92-107!

This issue features the wonderfully unique, forever home and garden of Anne and Bob Knapp. Notice what happens when two artists live together (an abundance of creative art).

Outdoor kitchen tips are always helpful, especially with summer rolling around. And the Fabulous Baths section is always interesting, offering a wonderful variety in size and scope.

Check out two fabulous gardens in this issue… Garden of the Rising Sun and Barbara Weissman’s garden. The 23rd Annual Gig Harbor Garden Tour is still scheduled for June 27 and 28. Ticket sales benefit literacy, providing grants to Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula.

This issue also features local co-op art galleries. Spread throughout the West Sound, they offer a variety of art, something for everyone.

A special feature this time is Classic Cars and the Guys Who Love Them. Read about three local collectors: Ron Muhleman, Ron Perkerewicz and Jim Smalley. They will bring back great memories.

When you’re out and about, visit the Gig Harbor Maritime Museum, providing a stroll through Gig Harbor history. Also, take a cruise over to Hansville, a quiet waterfront community with lots of history.

The weather has become lovely. Flowers are blooming, plants are thriving. We have taken great care of our family, friends and neighbors. Love the signs of hope.



Dee Coppola
DEE COPPOLA Founding Editorial Director
dee [at] wshg [dot] net
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